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Old-school techie book on how television works! Designed for children, this book was picked from a library sale, as evidenced by the cool library binder sticker and ever-so cruel "WITHDRAWN" stamping on the inside covers. Retro blue, red, and black cover, and illustrated lavishly with bold black and white line drawings throughout that are truly awesome. Truly KEEN retro TVs, mod hair styles, suits, and Mad Men attire all around!

This book would be a wonderful addition to your library. I have to admit, I've been zoning out to the boob tube my entire life, but I gained quite a lot of good info from reading this book! Would also be absolutely perfect for all your mixed media and scrapbooking plans with those amazing mod line drawings. A large part of the fun in reading this is chuckling at how far technology has come in terms of cable (this book acts like that's a NEW concept!), satellite TV, etc. (fiber optic lines would have BLOWN these authors' minds!). There's no doubt that when television first came along, like the Internet, it was a very disruptive technology -- nothing's ever been the same since it was invented. This book is a great testament to it, and it's funny to think that it was "retired" from a library because it's now mostly outdated info. Wonder how many books about the Internet will someday be "retired" when another, even more Earth-shattering technology takes its place? Well, that's assuming we still HAVE printed books, right, so silly me. And the beat goes on...

Regarding condition, this book is in great vintage shape. It's got that old-school almost fabric-like feel to the cover and back that does have a bit of wear to it, but all pages inside are intact, unbent, and primarily unmarked (maybe 1 or 2 stray marks, but you'll be hard-pressed to find them). Might be missing the very last end page, but can't tell for sure -- wonder if that happened to be the page with the library card envelope and they ripped it out when they withdrew the book? We are guessing that when the library decided to "retire" this book, they marked the cover with an X -- in pen! Such sacrilege!! We have worked to try to remove this X, and, as you can see in the photos (click to zoom in), have done an OK job, but you can still see vestiges of the death mark. So sad....maybe you can find it in your heart to give this book -- previously marked for death -- a new life with you!

By the way, in case you're wondering, we checked, and while we were hoping to get the final word on whether watching TV in the dark would truly make us go blind or not, we still don't know. Maybe we just weren't reading carefully enough...or maybe there's a problem with our eyesight (get it, too much nighttime TV!)?! Whatever, gotta go -- Hee Haw rerun starts in a minute and I don't want to miss the intro song!

Copyright 1965, published by McGraw-Hill, written by Jeanne and Robert Bendick

10" x 6.75"

**Mid century aqua ashtray not included, but sure worked great as a page holder, didn't it? Look for its own special listing eventually or convo us now if you want first dibs on it.

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Vintage Children's TV Book - Television Works Like This


Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: paper, cardboard
  • Only ships within United States.
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