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(EASTMAN, George.) ACKERMAN, Carl W.

George Eastman.

With an Introduction by Edwin R. A. Seligman.

Published: Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, The Riverside Press Cambridge, 1930

Stock code: 98093

Price: £875

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First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by Eastman on the front free endpaper in pencil: “To Francis [indecipherable] Jr. from George Eastman, March 1930.” Eastman (1854-1932) was an American innovator and entrepreneur who founded the Eastman Kodak Company and popularized the use of roll film. A short essay on Eastman by Lord Riddell entitled “An Appreciation” is laid-in.

Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and front board lettered gilt, top edge yellow. With the dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece with tissue guard and 24 plates. Titles to spine slightly faded, tips rubbed, internally fine; an excellent copy in the jacket that has toned spine, some nicks and chips to extremities, two short closed tears to head of rear panel, and tape repairs to extremities.

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