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1927 The Romance of Modern Invention / Beautifully Bound in Full Leather / Marbled Page Edges and Endpapers / Illustrated / Good Condition

1927 The Romance of Modern Invention / Beautifully Bound in Full Leather / Marbled Page Edges and Endpapers / Illustrated / Good Condition

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In excellent condition here is a beautifully bound antique book. The Romance of Modern Invention: Containing Interesting Descriptions In Non-Technical Language of Wireless Telegraphy, Liquid Air, Modern Artillery, Submarine, Dirigible Torpedoes, Solar Motors, Airships etc. Published by Seeley, Service & Co., Ltd London in 1927. In a full polished leather tree calf binding with gilt dentelles, marbled papers and endpapers and richly illustrated with eleven black and white photos plus diagrams.

Contents: Wireless Telegraphy; High-Speed Telegraphy; The Telephone-Wireless Telephony; The Phonograph-The Photographophone-The Telephonograph; The Telewriter; Modern Artillery-Rifles-Machine Guns-Heavy Ordnance-Explosives-In the Gun Factory; Dirigible Torpedoes; Submarine Boats; Animated Pictures; The Great Paris Telescope; Photographing the Invisible-Photography in the Dark; Solar Motors; Liquid Air; Horseless Carriages; High-Speed Railways; Sea Expresses; Mechanical Flight; Type-Setting By Machinery; Photography in Colours; Lighting.

Inside the pages are in very good condition being clean and tightly bound. With marbled edges and marbled endpapers. The marbled edges have faded a bit in comparison to the endpapers. There is a prize bookplate on the front free endpaper (Epsom College), but no other writing or markings of previous ownership.

The beautiful polished leather is in superb condition with shiny bright gilt. With just the very odd light scuff. Has the school prize gilt crest in the centre of the front board. The spine has five raised bands and decoration in the compartments. With Moroccan leather title and author plates. Again all in top order. The only condition point to note is a little bit of loss to the leather at the head of the spine.

Your antique copy of The Romance of Modern Invention will be wrapped with care in tissue and ribbon* and sent well packaged. I am always happy to add a gift card with a message to the parcel.

H 19 cm x 13 cm, 343 pages, 0.6 kg. I dispatch worldwide daily from the UK. With the exception of a small number of countries.

* If you would prefer for your book not to be decoratively wrapped and sent simply in the full protective packaging please add a note to the order.

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