By Alfred Dinsdale
London   Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons
7" by 5" [4], 5-62pp
A scarce, first edition copy of this important work on television. This was the first book in English on television, and Dinsdale discusses the timeline and technical challenges of the technological marvel.
By Alfred Dinsdale

1926 Television Seeing by Wire or Wireless

London   Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons
7" by 5" [4], 5-62pp
A scarce, first edition copy of this important work on television. This was the first book in English on television, and Dinsdale discusses the timeline and technical challenges of the technological marvel.
Special Price £2,360.00 Regular Price £2,950.00
: 0.5kgs / : 764L9

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Description

First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper

With the very scarce original unclipped dustwrapper. 

Written by Alfred Dinsdale, who began a study of 'the problems of transmitting and receiving visual signals, namely television' in 1922. To this work, Dinsdale draws mostly on the work of John Logie Baird, the first scientist in the world to demonstrate television. In addition he discusses technical problems faced by early experimenters such as Jan van Szczepanik, Boris Rosing and Denoys Von Mihaly. Baird produced the first television image in outline in 1924 and transmitted the first pictures between two televisions in 1925. An exceptional copy of this work.

Illustrated, with a frontispiece of Baird and eleven additional plates. Collated, complete. Dinsdale discusses the basics of the television, its history, photo electric cells and more with ease. This work is a contemporary document of an important stage of technological history.

Condition

In the original paper wraps. In original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, smart. A few small spots to the wraps. Dustwrapper is sound, with loss to the head and tail of front wrap. Closed tears to the spine. A few marks to the wraps. Internally, binding is tender in places. Pages are bright. The odd spot to pages.

Very Good

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