Title: Pioneering the Telephone in Canada. Contributions to the History of the Telephone Based on Original Notes and Reminiscences Including a Hitherto Unpublished Account of the Telephone by A. Melville Bell, 1926. First Edition
Author: William Patten
Publisher: Privately Printed, Montreal
A first edition of Patten's Pioneering The Telephone in Canada, focusing on the contributions from Canadian innovators, from the first telephone exchange in Canada to the prolific spread across the country. There is also a general history and account on the creation of the telephone itself from Alexander Melville Bell, father of Alexander Graham Bell, the first to patent and invent the first practical telephone.
There are 20 various plates, portraits, and illustrations throughout the book.
One volume in small quarto, 139 pages
On note of condition, this volume is in good shape. The binding holds well, with some splitting noted on the front board joint, and a small gash present on the front cover. There is minimal wear at the corners, with little to no foxing or staining noted throughout the volume.