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BRIGGS, CHARLES F. - Story of the Telegraph, and a History of the Great Atlantic Cable

Title: Story of the Telegraph, and a History of the Great Atlantic Cable
Description: 1858. BRIGGS, Charles F. and Augustus Maverick. THE STORY OF THE TELEGRAPH, AND A HISTORY OF THE GREAT ATLANTIC CABLE: A COMPLETE RECORD OF THE INCEPTION, PROGRESS, AND FINAL SUCCESS OF THAT UNDERTAKING. A GENERAL HISTORY OF LAND AND OCEANIC TELEGRAPHS. DESCRIPTIONS OF TELEGRAPHIC APPARATUS, AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF THE PRINCIPAL PERSONS CONNECTED WITH THE GREAT WORK. New York: Rudd and Carleton, 1858. 255 pp. + 7 pp. publisher's catalogue at rear. 8vo. pebbled blue cloth with gilt spine lettering, blindstamped cover. Boards and spine quite sunned, the cloth faded to light brown. Corners gently bumped. Pencil notes/ownership to coated brown endpapers, next blank recto. Light foxing to edges of frontispiece engraving, not affecting image. Folding color map in near fine condition, a few nicks, light foxing. B/w engravings in the text. Scarce; a nice copy. .

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Price: US$ 300.00 Seller: Boston Book Company
- Book number: 80448


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