Toronto, London, New York: D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc. 1951. Later printing. , [2-frontis], iii-xxiii, [1-blank], -558 pages, followed by blank leaf and appendix B which was printed on both sides of the rear flyleaf plus the rear pastedown (3 pages total). 8vo. Blue cloth with black spine labeling. The second printing, November 1951 (first printing was November 1950). Several large stains to top page edges extending as much as 3/8 inch into the margins, but not affecting the text. Very Good. Cloth. 
An important book by Shockley who, with Bardeen and Brattain, co-invented the transistor and were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1956 "for their researches on semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect".