“IF PHOTO-TELEGRAPHY FOLLOWS THE COURSE OF SIMILAR ARTS… WE SHALL SEE EXTRAORDINARY DEVELOPMENTS DURING THE NEXT FEW YEARS”: FIRST EDITION OF WIRELESS PICTURES AND TELEVISION, 1926
BAKER, T. Thorne. Wireless Pictures and Television: A Practical Description of the Telegraphy of Pictures, Photographs and Visual Images. London: Constable, 1926. Original turquoise cloth, original dust jacket. $700.
First edition of this early work on television, illustrated with numerous diagrams and photographs.
Though devoted primarily to facsimile and the transmission of pictures, it is one of the earliest books to include a brief account of Baird's system of television. With errata slip at page 156. Shiers/Sterling 13-004.
Book very nearly fine, scarce original dust jacket with shallow chipping to edges repaired with adhesive tape, affecting the word ‘Wireless’ on the spine. An extremely good copy.