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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.1866

London: Day & Son Limited, 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. 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.

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