Lot 89 of 312:
The Atlantic Telegraph, illus., 1st Ed.  

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Estimate:
$400 - $600

Title:
The Atlantic Telegraph
Author:
Russell, William Howard
Place:
London
Publisher:
Day & Son
Date:
[1866]
Description:

v, 117 + [4] ad pp. With 25 color tinted lithograph plates (including title page) illustrated by Robert Dudley, and 1 chart plate showing the track of the steam ship "Great Eastern" from Valentia, Ireland to Newfoundland; with tissue-guards. (4to) 11¼x8, original gilt-decorated green cloth with Atlantic Cable motif and a 1" paper on-lay on center of front cover (representing the cross section of the Transatlantic cable), all edges gilt. First Edition.

The illustrated history of every phase in the laying of Transatlantic telegraph cable.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Spine rubbed with some loss; cover stained and water damaged; both hinges started; water stains to bottom left corner throughout text; some foxing and toning; overall good.
 
Item number:
304028
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