Titel: Catalogue of the Wheeler Gift of Books, ...
Verlag: Martino Fine Books, Mansfield Centre, n.d. but 1998 reprint of 1909 first edition
Auflage: 1st Edition
Limited edition reprint of 150 copies. 2 vols in 1, cloth, leather spine-label, 8vo, 22 cm, vii, 504, 475 pp, ills. Catalogue of the library of Latimer Clark, of London, purchased in 1901 by Schuyler Skaats Wheeler, and presented by him to the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. The library of the institute was consolidated in 1909 with the libraries of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Institute of Mining Engineers to form the Engineering Societies Library Wheeler gift of books, pamphlets, and periodicals .This is the key bibliographical reference in its field. This important collection contains "practically every known publication in the English Language previous to 1886, on magnetism, electricity, galvanism, the lodestone, mariner's compass, etc." including many great rarities. Includes books, periodicals, trade catalogues and pamphlets, telegraph company prospectuses, etc. Entries are carefully annotated. Contents include: Introduction, pp. 17-46, Main portion of catalogue, pp. 49-504, 2447 entries from 1473 to 1906. Vol. 2, 475 pp. Excerpts from periodicals and miscellaneous, pp. 9-224 (2448- 4378). Telegraph items, pp. 227-269 (4379-4828). Electric light, telephone and manufacturing companies, pp. 273-283 (4829- 4985). Patents and litigation, pp. 287-302 (4986-5134). Legis- lation, pp. 305-326 (5135-5347). Expositions, etc., pp. 329-344 (5348-5507). Trade catalogues, etc., pp. 347-373 (5508-5852). Periodicals, pp. 377-405 (5853-5966). The sympathetic telegraph (with refs.), pp. 409-418. Author and Subject indexes. Slight bump to top edge of front board, otherwise as new. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-20586
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