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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.

DE-LUXE LARGE PAPER COPY WITH COLOURED PLATES

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 Limited, 1866

Description

First edition, folio, v, [1, blank], 117, [1, blank],pp., chromolithographed title-page (small unobtrusive blind-stamp at head), 25 coloured lithograph plates all mounted on card as issued within gilt borders, captions and imprints below, some occasional foxing, red half morocco, marbled paper sides, spine tooled in gold.

Footnote

Russell’s book is perhaps the most spectacular work on the Atlantic Cable, with lithographs from original drawings made by Robert Dudley on the Great Eastern cable laying voyage. A fine de-luxe copy of this beautifully produced record, culminating in the first voyage using the S.S. 'Great Eastern' in 1865. The present work was issued in two forms: the regular issue with tinted plates and the present de luxe issue on large paper with the plates hand-coloured and mounted.