Nikola Tesla - Memorandum Book on the Occasion of His 80th Birthday

By: Various Contributors

Price: $1,995.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Fair


520 pages. Black and white illustrations. Text in French, English, German and a fourth language which is presumably Yugoslavian. Some Russian may also be mixed in. The language used seems to depend upon that of the contributor. Contains a wealth of technical content, the bulk of which appears to be in German and French. Includes reprint of an 1892 Electrical Engineer article on "The Tesla Multiphase Motors" plus "Nikola Tesla: The Problem of increasing human energy" reprinted from The Century Magazine, June 1900, 'The Tesla Patents' from Electrical Review, September 19, 1900 and much more. Index card laid in states this copy was presented by Comite yougoslave de l'URSI to Professor Charles. R. Burrows, whose signature appears atop front flyleaf. Printed on poor quality paper which has become embrittled, chipped and yellowed, particularly at extremities. Binding extremely fragile. Please Note: pages 6 through 10 missing. This may not be too dramatic a loss as the Table of Contents omits pages 1-8 and first lists page 9 which may have contained the Preface in Russian. Some pages uncut. Front cover and all pages prior to page 17 loose but present aside from pages listed above. Page 519-150 and back cover loose but present. Although strictly a Reading Copy, this remains a rare and substantial Tesla reference.