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    Thomas Edison Signed Copy of A Million and One Nights. A first edition copy of Simon & Shuster's 1926 history of the early days of the motion picture, #62 of only 327 copies signed by author Terry Ramsaye on the limitation page and by Thomas Edison beneath a printed statement that begins: "This is, I believe, the first endeavor to set down the whole and true story of the motion picture." A journalist, historian, and editor of the Motion Picture Herald, Ramsaye devotes much of his 470-page volume to Edison, specifically the inventor's "kinetograph" camera and his "Black Maria", Edison's rotating structure considered by many to be the first commercial motion picture studio. The book is in Very Good condition with moderate wear to the spine, including a 4.5" split to the front hinge, and moderate wear along the edges and corners of the covers and to the head and tail of the spine; the pages are in very nice condition with minimal wear and toning, and just a little chipping along the edges of the leaves. A fantastic record of early motion picture history. Accompanied by James Spence Authentication auction LOA.

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