ADVENTURE IN VISION: THE FIRST TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF TELEVISION
Book Details + Condition: John Lehmann (London). First Edition, 1950. Hardcover with original dust jacket. 223 pages. The first book to record comprehensively, all the important phases of television during the first quarter of a century of its development. Contents include: Birth of an Idea: A Cable Operator's Discovery; Hertz Invents the Photo-Electric Cell; Hope from the Thermionic valve; Success from Scrapheap; Shadowgraphs; The Derby Sensations; BBC Adopts the Infant Television: BBC Opens its Doors, Memories of Studio BB, The Selsdon; "Get on the Air-Quick!"; Alexandra Palace - and a Flashback; Television Goes to War; and more. Includes b&w photos and a fold-out diagram of "A Studio in Action". Firm binding; clean interior; dust jacket has been price clipped and shows normal wear, mainly at edges, corners and spine ends.