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    Signed by Thomas Edison

    [Thomas Edison, subject]. Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin. Edison His Life and Inventions. With the Collaboration of William Henry Meadowcroft. New York: Harper & Brother, Publishers, [1929]. Early Reprint. Signed by Edison on the front free endpaper of volume I. Beneath Edison's signature is an inscription by Edison's secretary (and contributor to this book) William Henry Meadowcroft: "To/Dr. Alfred J. Liebmann,/With the best of wishes,Wm. Henry Meadowcroft. With six two-cent postage stamps featuring "Edison's Electric Light's Golden Jubilee" affixed to the front pastedown. Publisher's full plum ribbed cloth, front covers and spines stamped in gilt, dust jackets and original publisher's slipcase. Jacket of volume I worn and tattered, both jackets have tape repairs on verso and recto, slipcase worn and torn with tape repairs. A fair copy with excellent autographs. [Together with]: William Henry Meadowcroft (1853-1937, Secretary to Thomas Edison and Author). Two Typed Letters Signed. Orange, N. J., September nineteenth 1929 and October seventeenth 1929. Each is one octavo page on personalized stationery "From the Laboratory of Thomas A. Edison". Both letters are addressed "Dr. A. J. Liebmann" and signed by Meadowcroft (each has the legend "Ediphoned/WHM:C" in the lower left corner). Approximately 10.75 x 8.5 inches. Each is mildly toned and has two vertical and one horizontal creases. Fine.

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    These letters are responses to Liebmann's request to have Edison sign a book; in the first letter, Meadowcroft states that Edison will sign only one of the two authorized books about him, The Boy's Life of Edison, and the above title. He states that Liebmann can send volume I of the above title, and when Edison is recovered enough from his illness, he'll (Meadowcroft) try to have Edison sign it. The second letter acknowledges receipt of volume I, but states Edison is still too ill to sign, and he (Liebmann) must be patient. Also enclosed is Liebmann's letter accompanying volume I which he sent to Meadowcroft. An excellent Edison collectible.



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