Edison, Thomas, Charles, Mina, etc

Collection of 49 volumes all belonging to various members of the Edison family.

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Price: $25,000.00

About the item

various sizes. Edison, Thomas, Charles, Mina, etc. Uniformly bound in three quarters polished tan calf for Asprey, with the spine stamped in gilt, red and green leather spine labels with gilt title in one and description of Edison association in the other, at the top of the spine stamped in gilt "Edisonia", and with "Governor Charles Edison Library" stamped on the back pastedown; all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Overall condition fine.

Item #312932

An finely bound collection of books from the libraries of Thomas A. Edison and his son Charles Edison, including two volumes with pencil annotations by Thomas Edison, a many author-inscribed volumes to one of the two men or to their wives, and many others with gift inscriptions to members of the Edison family.
Complete list available on request

Frank, Glenn. The Politics of Industry. New York: The Century Co., 1919. 8vo. With pencil annotation by Thomas A. Edison in margin of p 66.

Williams, J.E. In Search of Reality. Organic Evolution. New York: Frank-Maurice, 1926. 8vo. With pencil annotation to title in Thomas A. Edison’s hand, “Read – very good,” and pencil annotations in margins in an unknown hand.

Read, Leonard E. Anything That’s Peaceful. Inrvington-on-Hudson: Foundation of Economic Education, 1964. 8vo. Inscribed by the author to Governor Charles Edison.

Ackerman, Carl W. George Eastman. London: Constable and Co, 1930. 8vo. Inscribed: ‘To my dear friends, / Charles and Carolyn Edison / George Eastman / Rochester November 3d 1930.”

Parsons, E. Bryham. Pot-Pourri Parisien. New York: Privately Printed, 1916. 8vo. With presentation inscription to Thomas A. Edison from the author.

Marillier, H.C. Rossetti. London: George Bell & Sons, 1906. 16mo. With boyhood ownership signature of Charles Edison.

McKee, J.R. and W.S. Andrews. Historical Notes. General Electric Company. Being a History of Thomson-Houston Co. and Edison General Electric Co. which were consolidated to for the General Electric Co. New York: privately printed, 1930. 12mo. Original green cloth. Charles Edison’s personal copy, with his name stamped in gilt to upper cover. In half-morocco box.

Holmes, Edwin T. A Wonderful Fifty Years. [New York:] privately published, 1917. 8vo. Inscribed: “Thomas A. Edison / With the compliments of / E.T. Holmes.” Holmes was president of Holmes Electric Protective Company. Holmes is credited with commercializing the electromagnetic burglar alarm and with establishing the first burglar alarm networks.

Stewart, Charles D. The Fugitive Blacksmith. New York: The Century Co, 1905. 8vo. In special presentation binding of cloth backed boards with “Thomas Alva Edison” stamped in gilt to upper cover. In half-morocco box.

Wilde, Oscar. The Ballad of Reading Gaol. New York: Duffield, 1910. 12mo. With gift inscription and sketch of a man in profile by “H.N.”

Minnigerode, Meade. Cordelia Chantrell. A Romance. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1926. 8vo. With gift inscription to Mina Miller Edison.

Soule, George. The Coming American Revolution. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1934. 8vo. [No gift inscription to C. Edison, though so described on spine label.]

Somerville and Smith, compilers. Ships of the United States Navy and Their Sponsors 1924-1950. Annapolis: U.S. Naval Institute, 1952. Thick 8vo. Pages 338-339 reference Mrs. Charles Edison as sponsor of USS New Jersey.

Jordan, William George. The Kingship of Self-Control. New York: Fleming H. Revell, 1899. 12mo. With gift inscription to Carolyn Hawkins Edison.

Franklin, William Suddards. Bill’s School and Mine. South Bethlehem, PA: Franklin, Macnutt and Charles, 1913. 12mo. Signed by the author, and with a TLS of the author to Mrs. Thomas A. Edison, presenting the book.

Herold, Don. So Human. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1924. With gift inscription to Charles Edison.

Benham, W. Gurney. A Book of Quotations. Proverbs and Household Words. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1907. Thick 8vo. With presentation inscription to Charles Edison “for excellence in English,” presumably from his teacher

Torrey, R.A. Talks to Men about the Bible and the Christ of the Bible. London: James Nisbet, 1905. 12mo.

Bunner, H.C. Airs from Arcady and Elsewhere. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1884. 12mo. With gift inscription to Mina Miller Edison. TAE'as second wife and mother of Charles

Kane, Harnett T. Plantation Parade. New York: William Morrow, [1946]. 8vo. Gift inscription to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edison.

Millikan & Gale. A First Course in Physics. Boston: Ginn & Co, [1906, but later?]. From the Edison Laboratory Film Department.

Thurston, Katherine Cecil. The Masquerader. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1904. 8vo. With girlhood ownership inscription of Carolyn S. Hawkins [Edison], dated 1905.

Montgomery, D.H. The Leading Facts of American History. Boston: Ginn & Co., 1902. 8vo. With boyhood ownership signature of Charles Edison, including his attempts at his father’s signature.

Lee, Gerald Stanley. Inspired Millionaires. Northampton, Mass: Mount Tom Press, 1908. 8vo.

Roosevelt, Franklin D. On Our Way. New York: John Day, 1934. Gift inscription to Charles Edison from his staff at the National Recovery Association dated 1934.

Parkman, Francis. The Jesuits in North America in the Seventeenth Century. Boston: Little, Brown, 1899. 8vo.

[Anonymous.] Autobiography of an Elderly Woman. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1911. 8vo. With presentation inscription to Mrs. Thomas A. Edison.

Pallister, William. Poems of Science. New York: Playford Press, [1931]. 8vo. Inscribed: “With many good wishes from William Pallister.

Chappell, George. Through the Alimentary Canal with Gun and Camera. New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1930. 8vo. A gift to Charles Edison from Theodore Edison.

Dorris, Mary C. Preservation of the Hermitage 1889-1915. [N.p.: Lady’s Hermitage Society, n.d.] 8vo. Inscribed by the author to Thomas A. Edison.

Rich, Ben E. Mr. Durant of Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Sons, 1893. 8vo. With gift inscription to Thomas A. Edison from one D.H. Parr dated 1923.

Social Register, New York, 1913. NY: Social Register Association, 1912. 8vo. Listing both Thomas A. Edison and Charles Edison.

Revelations of My Friends. New York: Stokes, n.d. 8vo. Original cloth, in half-morocco box uniform with bound volumes. A childhood book of Carolyn Hawkins Edison.

Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1904. 8vo. With gift inscription to Charles Edison dated 1905.

Monroe, Will S. Bohemia and the Čechs. London: G. Bell & Sons, 1910. 8vo. With long gift inscription in Czech to Thomas A. Edison dated 1911.

Remmers, John Henry. Invincible Power. Cincinnati: The Co-Operative Publishing Co., 1922. 12mo. With TLS of author to Thomas Edison presenting the book.

Miller, Raymond. Kilowatts at Work. A History of the Detroit Edison Company. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1957. Gift inscription to Governor Charles Edison.

Brody, Iles. The Colony. New York: Greenburg, 1945. 8vo.

Barclay, Wade Crawford. A Book of Worship. New York: Abingdon Press, 1923. 8vo. With gift inscription to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Edison.

Dörfler, Fricomarto. Aus dem Lande der Bibel. Pössneck i. Thür: Bruno Feigenspan, 8vo. Inscribed by the author.

Cerf, Bennett. Try and Stop Me. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1944. 8vo.

Schriftgiesser, Karl. Oscar of the Waldorf. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1943. Signed “Oscar” in pencil on the title page.

Forty Years of Edison Service. 1882-1922. New York: Press of the New York Edison Company, 1922. 8vo.

Murray. W.H.H. Holiday Tales. Christmas in the Adirondacks. [Springfield, Mass: privately printed], 1897. Small 4to. With autograph sentiment signed of the author facing frontispiece.

Perelman, S.J. Westward Ha! Drawings by Hirschfeld. New York: Simon and Schuster, [1948]. 8vo. Later printing. With Christmas card of Ann and Theodore Edison loosely inserted.

Talbot, Henry P. The Electrolytic Dissociation Theory with Some of Its Applications. New York: The Macmillan Co, [1907]. 8vo.

Buchan, John, Lord Tweedsmuir. Pilgrim’s Way. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1940. 8vo. With gift inscription to Charles Edison.

Chapple, Joe Mitchell. Warren G. Harding– The Man. Boston: Chapple Publishing Co., 1920. 8vo. Original cloth-backed illustrated boards. Presentation copy, inscribed to Thomas Edison by the author. In half-morocco box.

Kaempffert, Waldemar. A Popular History of American Invention. Vol 1. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1924.