[EDISON, THOMAS, ALVA] VAN DEVENTER, H.R. Telephonology. A description of modern telephone appliances...
... Sumter, South Carolina: [Osteen Publishing Co.], 1909. First edition, with a note on the title page "Mr. Van Deventer:/The corrections in this copy, made/at my suggestion/Thomas A. Edison 1904." Laid-in are two letters on Edison Manufacturing Company stationery regarding the conveyance of the book to Edison. Leather backed cloth. 11 inches (28 cm); folding frontispiece, xii, 546 pp., colophon leaf. Front joint cracked, binding quite worn, short tear on title page (not affecting inscription), some minor finger soil to the title page.
Pencil notations by a very informed hand throughout, not by Edison but presumably by a member of his staff "at his suggestion" as the inscription states.
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