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    H. G. Wells. Anticipations of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress Upon Human Life and Thought. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1902. First American edition. Frank L. Dyer's copy with his bookplate. Very good condition.

    More Information: H. G. Wells. Anticipations of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress Upon Human Life and Thought. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1902. First American edition. Octavo. [iv], 342-[343], [1], [4, publisher's ads], [4, blanks] pages. Publisher's gray-green boards with printed paper spine label, patterned endpapers, top edge gilt. In the original cloth dust jacket with the label repeated (slight wear to this label). A very fresh and clean copy. Frank L. Dyer's copy with his bookplate. Dyer was Edison's right-hand man and had an enormous influence of American cinema-"For Edison, Dyer greatly expanded film production in Summer, 1908 to increase the company's market share; personally screened and approved all film releases; and reorganized the film department again in January, 1909 introducing a director unit system. He may have been the first American film executive to replace an experienced filmmaker with a sales-oriented employee when he demoted Edwin S. Porter as a manager of film production in February 1909 and replaced him first with salesman John Pelzer and then with carpet dealer Horace G. Plimpton. In October 1914 he formed the Dyreda Art Film Corporation with J. Parker Read, Jr., and J. Searle Dawley but the company lasted only a year before being sold to a division of Metro Pictures" (D. Rossell).

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