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Russell, W.H.
The Atlantic Telegraph. Illustrated By Robert Dudley. Dedicated By Special Permission To His Royal Highness Albert Edward, Prince Of Wales.
London: Day & Son. First edition, quarto: pp: v, (1), 117, (1), (4 adverts dated Nov and Dec 1865). Chromolitho title page and 25 plates with guards, being a chart and 24 tinted lithos. Original green cloth, cover and spine with elaborate blindstamped and gilt decoration, all edges gilt. The book was originally bound with a gutta-perch "perfect binding" all of which decay over time. This very good copy has been professionally restored to a high standard recasing in the original binding retaining the original endpapers. Internally very good apart from some light foxing on the title page, and on the blank margins of some of the plates. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Mark Westwood Books PBFA [Sedbergh, United Kingdom]
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