First book on television, signed by Baird

Television. Seeing by Wireless.

London: W.S. Cairnes for Isaac Pitman & Sons, 1926.

Price: $6,500.00

About the item

First edition. Frontispiece halftone reproduction of photograph of John Logie Baird signed by Baird ("JL Baird") 10 plates included in pagination. 12mo. First book on television, signed by Baird. Original printed buff stiff wrappers, dust jacket. A fine copy in a slightly soiled jacket with tape repaired tears. Half morocco slipcase and chemise.

Item #314543

WITH THE FRONTISPIECE PORTRAIT SIGNED BY JOHN LOGIE BAIRD. The first book on television, focusing on the work of the Scottish engineer Baird (1888-1946), who produced the first television image in outline in 1924, and transmitted the first pictures between two televisions in April 1925. An key book in the history of technology; we trace no other copies in the trade or at auction signed by Baird.