Jahres-Bericht des physikalischen Vereins zu Frankfurt am Main, pp.57-64. Frankfurt a.M., 1861. 8° (219 x 136mm). 3 folding plates. Disbound, in a quarter morocco chemise and a board slipcase. FIRST EDITION of the twenty-six year old Reis's paper on the telephone, the second man, after the Frenchman Bourseul in 1854, to think of transmitting speech electrically. Practically Reis's telephones had varying success; some worked well and others produced only static. Nevertheless they were displayed all over Europe and one was on show in Scotland when Bell was there visiting his father. Could he have seen it?" /> REIS, Philipp (1837-74). "Ueber Telephonie durch den Galvanischen Strom", in: <I>Jahres-Bericht des physikalischen Vereins zu Frankfurt am Main</I>, pp.57-64. Frankfurt a.M., 1861. 8° (219 x 136mm). 3 folding plates. Disbound, in a quarter morocco chemise and a board slipcase. FIRST EDITION of the twenty-six year old Reis's paper on the telephone, the second man, after the Frenchman Bourseul in 1854, to think of transmitting speech electrically. Practically Reis's telephones had varying success; some worked well and others produced only static. Nevertheless they were displayed all over Europe and one was on show in Scotland when Bell was there visiting his father. Could he have seen it? | Christie's
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    Landmarks of Science & Medicine from the Library of Andras Gedeon

    23 April 2008, London, South Kensington

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    REIS, Philipp (1837-74). "Ueber Telephonie durch den Galvanischen Strom", in: Jahres-Bericht des physikalischen Vereins zu Frankfurt am Main, pp.57-64. Frankfurt a.M., 1861. 8° (219 x 136mm). 3 folding plates. Disbound, in a quarter morocco chemise and a board slipcase. FIRST EDITION of the twenty-six year old Reis's paper on the telephone, the second man, after the Frenchman Bourseul in 1854, to think of transmitting speech electrically. Practically Reis's telephones had varying success; some worked well and others produced only static. Nevertheless they were displayed all over Europe and one was on show in Scotland when Bell was there visiting his father. Could he have seen it?

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    REIS, Philipp (1837-74). "Ueber Telephonie durch den Galvanischen Strom", in: Jahres-Bericht des physikalischen Vereins zu Frankfurt am Main, pp.57-64. Frankfurt a.M., 1861. 8° (219 x 136mm). 3 folding plates. Disbound, in a quarter morocco chemise and a board slipcase. FIRST EDITION of the twenty-six year old Reis's paper on the telephone, the second man, after the Frenchman Bourseul in 1854, to think of transmitting speech electrically. Practically Reis's telephones had varying success; some worked well and others produced only static. Nevertheless they were displayed all over Europe and one was on show in Scotland when Bell was there visiting his father. Could he have seen it?

    PRESCOTT, George B. (1830-94). The Speaking Telephone, Talking Phonograph and other Novelties. New York: D. Appleton, 1878. 8° (210 x 141mm). Illustrations and diagrams. Original cloth (front cover a little stained). Provenance: Sturgis Library (small red stamp on title and book-label). FIRST EDITION. (2)


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