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    Important Scientific Books: The Richard Green Library

    17 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 322

    [TELEVISION]. -- JENKINS, C. Francis (1867-1934). Vision by Radio, Radio Photographs, Radio Photograms. Washington [for the author], 1925.

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    [TELEVISION]. -- JENKINS, C. Francis (1867-1934). Vision by Radio, Radio Photographs, Radio Photograms. Washington [for the author], 1925.

    8o (227 x 152 mm). Illustrated throughout. Original blue cloth, gilt (extremities just a bit rubbed).

    FIRST EDITION. Jenkins built the prototype of the motion picture projector "now in every picture theatre the world over; developed the spiral-wound paraffined all-paper container; and produced the first photographs by radio, and mechanism for viewing distant scenes by radio" (page 4). In June of 1925 he publicly demonstrated the synchronized transmission of pictures and sound, receiving the U.S. patent for Transmitting Pictures over Wireless at the end of the month.
    [With:]

    JENKINS, C. Francis. Radiomovies, Radiovision, Television. [Washington]: Jenkins, 1929. 8o. Illustrated throughout. Original blue cloth, gilt (head and foot of the spine slightly rubbed). Provenance: Mary Roberts Rhinehart (1876-1958), writer of mysteries (library stamp). FIRST EDITION. -- FELIX, Edgar. Television: Its Methods and Uses. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1931. 8o. Illustrated throughout. Original green cloth, gilt. Provenance: Romaine P. Myers (signature). FIRST EDITION. -- CLEMENT, L.M. "RCA Television Field Tests." In: RCA Review: A Quarterly Journal of Radio Progress. Volume I, number 1. New York: RCA Institutes Technical Press, July 1936. 8o. Illustrated throughout. Original printed wrappers (extremities rubbed). FIRST EDITION containing other articles on television, including Zworykin's "Iconoscopes and Kinoscopes in Television." -- ZWORYKIN, V.K. and MORTON, G.A. Television: The Electronics of Image Transmission. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1940. 8o. Illustrated throughout. Original blue cloth, lettered in silver. Provenance: Boyd Phelps, Lt. Comdr., USNR (bookplate, library stamp on title-page). FIRST EDITION. (5)


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