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Ralph 124C 41+. by  Hugo Gernsback - Signed First Edition - 1925 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 108026)

Ralph 124C 41+.

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Ralph 124C 41+.

by Gernsback, Hugo

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Boston: The Stratford Company, 1925. First edition of "arguably the first major work of American science fiction" (The Economist). Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, "With the compliments of the author H Gernsback 1925." Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Bookplate on the front pastedown. "In 1908 Gernsberg established 'Modern Electrics,' a radio catalog that rapidly became a monthly magazine; one of its editorials was instrumental in establishing the Wireless Act of 1912. In April 1911 'Modern Electrics' began serializing Gernsback's Ralph 124C 41 , written to exemplify his contention that fiction could serve to teach science... Thoroughly deficient as fiction, the story nevertheless predicts radar, microfilm and microfiche, tape recorders, television, wireless transmission of power, planet hormones, and weather control" (American National Biography).

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Bookseller
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
108026
Title
Ralph 124C 41+.
Author
Gernsback, Hugo
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Stratford Company
Place of Publication
Boston
Date published
1925
Keywords
ralph-124c-41-first-edition
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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.

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