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Samuel Morse and the Telegraph

Samuel Morse and the Telegraph

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New York: F. Watts, 1960. Stated first printing. Quarto in pink illus jacket; 66 pages illustrations 23 cm. Fine in about near fine to near fine(-) jacket in archival mylar. Personal bookplate to front paste-down. Hardcover. ISBN:

Uncommon in jacket. Well-illustrated in black & white. / Contents: The Boy and His Education -- Samuel Morse -- Mixture of Artist and Inventor -- The Idea for the Telegraph is Born -- The Inventor's Struggles Begin -- The Advantages of Morse's Telegraph -- Demonstrations of the New Instrument -- The Submarine Cable -- Test Line for the Telegraph -- The Final Test -- and the First Official Message -- Success At Last -- Communication Today

"Samuel Morse was forty-one years old and a famous portrait painter when an important question burst into his mind: If the presence of electricity could be made visible in any part of a circuit, why could not messages be transmitted instantaneously by electricity? Thus the idea for the telegraph was born"—Publisher

Inventors -- Biography. Named Person: Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872 -- Juvenile literature. Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872. Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872 Biographies Juvenile works

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