Item #31459 Television: Seeing by Wireless. Alfred Dinsdale.

Television: Seeing by Wireless

London: Pitman, 1926. First edition. The first book in English devoted to television. Original printed wrappers and pictorial dust jacket, the wrappers in fine condition, the jacket with some light soiling and small closed tears to the lower edge. 62 pp.; 12 illustrations, including a frontispiece portrait of inventor John Logie Baird and a print of the first photograph ever taken by television. "On January 23, 1926, Baird gave a demonstration of his television apparatus to some 40 members of the Royal Institution at his laboratory in Frith Street, Soho. This was the first public demonstration of true television ever witnessed. The images of human faces, not as outlines or silhouettes but complete with tonal gradations of light and shade and detail were transmitted between two rooms," A. Abramson, The History of Television, 1880 to 1941 (1987), p. 84. Item #31459

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