Princeton, New Jersey, Toronto, London, New York: D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc. 1963. 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. Binding sound, with none of the usual spine darkening so common on this title. Corner tips bumped. "Property of IBM 6-22 inked on front flyleaf. Short edge tears and associated wear and creasing to the edges of the dust jacket. Internal spotting to the spine of the dust jacket (no show-through). While this is a later printing, this title has become increasingly difficult to find in a presentable dust jacket. Near Fine / Very Good. Cloth. 
The eighth printing, February 1963. The first printing was November 1950. The dust jacket rear panel shows Shive's "The Properties, Physics and Design of Semiconductor Devices" as the last title (published in 1959).
An important book often reprinted 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".