Lot #187
Thomas Edison Signed Book

Rare Edison-signed limited edition of A Million and One Nights: The History of the Motion Picture
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Estimate: $2500+

Description

Rare Edison-signed limited edition of A Million and One Nights: The History of the Motion Picture

Signed book: A Million and One Nights: The History of the Motion Picture, Vol. I and II by Terry Ramsaye. First edition, limited issue, numbered 32/1926. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1926. Hardcovers, 7.75 x 10.75, totaling 868 pages. A prefatory blurb is signed in fountain pen by Edison, "Thos. A. Edison," in full: "This is, I believe, the first endeavor to set down the whole and true story of the motion picture. I have been in contact with the author's researches throughout his years of preparation and I am aware of an unrelenting effort at exact fact. A high degree of accuracy has been attained. Ramsaye's theories, opinions and deductions are his own." Also signed on the colophon by the author, "Terry Ramsaye." Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: professionally restored to VG/None, with scuffing to boards and spine leather, spines hand-lettered, and restorations to spine leather and corners of cover paper. Housed in a handsome custom-made slipcase. A highly desirable example of this important early history of moving pictures, beginning prior to Edison's Kinetoscope and concluding with the silent film era.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Sports
  • Dates: #614 - Ended August 11, 2021





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