Item #80448 THE STORY OF THE TELEGRAPH, AND A HISTORY OF THE GREAT ATLANTIC CABLE. Charles F. BRIGGS.
THE STORY OF THE TELEGRAPH, AND A HISTORY OF THE GREAT ATLANTIC CABLE
THE STORY OF THE TELEGRAPH, AND A HISTORY OF THE GREAT ATLANTIC CABLE

THE STORY OF THE TELEGRAPH, AND A HISTORY OF THE GREAT ATLANTIC CABLE

1858. Item #80448

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.

Price: $300.00

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