Jun 21, 2016 - Sale 2420

Sale 2420 - Lot 272

Price Realized: $ 1,040
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING.) Marconi Wireless Telegraph System: Its World-Embracing Import. Numerous illustrations. [55] pages plus text on wrappers. Oblong 8vo, illustrated wrappers, bound with string as issued; minor offsetting to frontispiece portrait; printed in crimson and black. Montreal, New York, Chicago: Munroe & Munroe, [1903]

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A handsome promotional booklet on Marconi's radio breakthroughs, issued just 6 years after the formation of his company, and just a year after his successful demonstration aboard the SS Philadelphia, which received signals from England as it crossed the Atlantic (as shown by a map on the inside rear wrapper). Only 3 found in OCLC.