The Life Story of the Late Sir Charles Tilston Bright, Civil Engineer, with which is Incorporated the Story of the Atlantic Cable, and the First Telegraph to India and the Colonies. Volume II
Westminster, Archibald Constable and Co. 1899, First Edition. Gilt-decorated Cloth, Lge 8vo. Volume Two only. 145mm x 223mm tall (5.75" x 8.75" tall approx.). Pp xxi, 701 + 6pp Publisher's adverts. with tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait and 82 other illustrations. Undated, but stated by COPAC to be 1899. Light rubs to edges and corners and a little patchiness and bruising to spine cloth. Otherwise good to very good, in the original red cloth/gilt spine title with, also gilt, the top edges & the heraldic device to front board [ motto: Clarior E Tenebris ]. Rubber stamp impressions to front endpapers "Archibald Constable & Co - File Copy". A very heavy volume, for which some additional postage may be required. Good/Later loose protective Jacket.
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