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Watson, Thomas A.: The Birth and Babyhood of the Telephone. An address delivered before the Third Annual Convention of the Telephone Pioneers of America at Chicago, October 17, 1913. 1926. Semi-Centenial Edition. 12mo., pp. 43. Frontispiece and illustrations. Hardback: cream boards, illustration to centre of each board with upper black-lettered. No dust-jacket. Gap at gutter between pp. 2-3 and 42-43 but binding sound, albeit rather dust-soiled. Good only. Ink ownership autograph of Rollo Appleyard to ffep. Commander Rollo Appleyard (1867-1943) served in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve during WW1 and had a distinguished civilian career in the development of electronic communication, with his greatest achievement being the core of the long Pacific Cable between San Francisco and Honolulu (or perhaps, some might argue, the rubber-cored golf ball, with the introduction of the gutta-percha "gutty ball" developed with his assistant, Alfred Penfold, to whom he assigned most credit).   Ref: 53965 
Williams, N. J.: The Maritime Trade of the East Anglian Ports 1550-1590. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988. First edition. 8vo., pp. xviii, 321. Hardback: dark blue cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. A hint only of shelf-wear: very good. In the Oxford Historical Monographs series.   Ref: 53913