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TELEVISION TO-DAY & TO-MORROW by MOSELEY, Sydney A and H. J. BARTON CHAPPLE.
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TELEVISION TO-DAY & TO-MORROW With a foreword by John L. Baird. London, Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd ...

1930. 8vo, pp. xxiii, [i] blank, 130, 24 publisher’s advertisements; with 47 half-tone illustrations on 46 leaves, and 38 text illustrations; some minor marginal browning and occasional light soiling; with a number of neat marginal annotations in pencil throughout, in Swedish; with facsimile signature of John L. Baird; First edition of this important work, aimed at the general reader and amateur constructor, and one of the earliest works on television. Sydney Moseley was Baird's business manager and a tireless enthusiast for his work, and the present manual provides an detailed account of his work and system. His self-appointed champion and biographer, Moseley gives a strong defence of Baird and an extended account of the battle with the BBC Additional technical information is provided by H.J. Barton Chapple. ‘I started out to write a piquant history of television as I knew it at first hand, but the subject has grown out of hand. I found history was being made even as I wrote’ (p.xxii).

Condition: in the original green publisher’s cloth, upper cover with blindstamped border, spine and upper cover lettered in gilt, head and tail of spine a little bumped, some light soiling to covers, extremities lightly bumped.

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