Edison's Invention of the Kineto-Phonograph

Los Angeles: Privately printed at the Pueblo Press, 1939. First Edition, one of a limited edition of 250 copies (this being no. 156). This copy additionally INSCRIBED by cinematographer and film historian Charles G. Clarke, who wrote the introduction, to director Richard Fleischer on the second blank: "For Richard: / This is how it was before Cinemascope and 'Violent Saturday.' Thanks for the fun working with you. / Sincerely - / Chas G. Clarke ASC."

Clarke shot Fleischer's 1955 film noir "Violent Saturday," and would work with the director again on the western "These Thousand Hills" (1959). Clarke also did cinematography for "Tarzan and His Mate" (1934), "Mutiny on the Bounty" (1935), "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940), "Miracle on 34th Street" (1947), "Suddenly" (1954), and "The Bridges at Toko-Ri," among numerous other films. A superb association between a legendary director and an important and prolific cinematographer whose work extended to the history of his profession.

Near Fine in quarter cloth and paper covered boards, with a reproduction of an original Zoetrope disc laid into a pocket at the rear, and without dust jacket as issued. Boards lightly rubbed, with a small bruise to the rear board. Zoetrope disc in Fine condition.


[Book #131906]

Price: $1,250.00