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1 Talbot, Frederick A. Moving Pictures: How They Are Made and Worked
Philadelphia/London J.B. Lippincott Company / William Heinemann 1914 NO "New Edition" Hardcover Very Good 
(pictorial cover; no dust jacket) [quite a decent-looking copy, moderately worn at extremities, bottom of both covers dented; binding starting to crack between the second and third signatures, rear hinge is tender but intact, small scrape on front cover; internally clean, silver lettering/decoration on spine and front cover still strong, vintage bookseller's label (Stratford & Green, Los Angeles) at bottom of rear pastedown]. (Conquests of Science) Series (B&W photographs, sketches) Remarkably comprehensive and well-illustrated treatise on the development of early film technology, as well technical aspects of movie-making as practiced at the dawn of the feature-film era. Six of the twenty-nine chapters are devoted to discussion of "Trick Pictures and How They Are Produced," and there are chapters devoted to the manuacture of celluloid film, the construction and operation of the camera, the production of "pictures that move, talk, and sing" (over a decade before the appearance of THE JAZZ SINGER), color cinematography, animation, etc. ((Per the copyright page, the book was first published in January 1912 and issued in a "Revised Edition" in December of the same year, with this "New Edition" following in November 1914. For whatever reason, this edition seems to be much more uncommon than either the 1912 printings or a later (1923) revision.) 
Price: 100.00 USD
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