“this is the story of a great inventor, the most conspicuous figure of the age of electricity”: the Boy's Life of Edison; Signed by Thomas A. Edison

  • The Boy’s Life of Edison.

The Boy’s Life of Edison.

Item Number: 50097

New York and London: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1921.

Octavo, original blue cloth, illustrated. With autobiographical notes by Thomas Edison. Boldly signed on the front free endpaper, “Thomas A. Edison Christmas 1930.” In near fine condition. Second edition.

Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor who developed many devices including the motion picture camera, the phonograph and the electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and because of that, he is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.