ILES, George BELL, Alexander Graham) BURPEE, Lawrence)
Title: Inventors at Work. signed.
Publisher:  Doubleday, Page & Company, New York, 1906,
Seller ID: 98978
ILES, George. Inventors at Work. With Chapters on Discovery. New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1906. First Printing. Pp. (3),iv-xxii,(2),1-503,(5),portrait frontispiece of Alexander Graham Bell, + 21 leaves of plates. Wit h numerous illustrations to text. 8vo, green cloth with red decoration of alocomotive to front, gilt lettering to front and spine. Contents: Introduc tory; Form; Bridges, Lightness, Ease in Motion; Ships; Resistance Lessened;Economy of Light and Heat; Tools and Implements; Aboriginal Art; Size; Pro perties; Radio-Activity; Measurement; Nature as Teacher; Qualifications of Inventors and Discoverers; Observation; Experiment; Automaticity and Initiation; Simplification; Theories How Reached and Used; Theorizing Continued; Newton, Faraday and Bell at Work; Bessemer, Creater of Cheap Steel. Nobel, Inventor of New Explosives; Compressed Air; Concrete and its Reinforcement;Motive Powers Produced with New Economy; Heating Services; A Few Social As pects of Invention. Rear inner hinge cracked, some wear to spine ends and bottom edge, else very good. Signed, dated (November 23 1906), and warmly inscribed by Iles to a "Mr Burpee" of Ottawa [presumably Canadian historian Lawrence Burpee]. Due to the weight of this volume (about 3 pounds), extra shipping charges might be necessary to cover postage on international orders. 65.00