Title: The Electrical Boy or The Career of Greatman and Greatthings
Author: John Trowbridge
Description: Beige cloth boards with front pictorially stamped in maroon, spine pictorially stamped in gilt. A bit spine cocked. Boards show soiling and has a damp stain to upper right corner of front board. Some pages show a damp stain at page edges; most pages are generally clean. Four b/w illustrated plates (including frontispiece with tissue guard) and five page illustrations. iv, 390 pp. 7.5 x 5.5 inches.
John Trowbridge (1843-1923) was an American physicist, noted for his research into electricity and magnetism. He was longtime professor of Physics at Harvard (1870-1910) and also served as the President of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1908-1915). He wrote a few fantastical books for young people demonstrating various electrical devices.
The previous owner was Donald B. Dumas, a stage mechanic (and later manager) for various movie theatres in Portland, Oregon between 1917 and up through 1950's.
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
Keywords: fiction, fantastic literature, ya, young adult, electricity, magnetism, fantasy,
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