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Title: History, Theory, and Practice of the Electric Telegraph

History, Theory, and Practice of the Electric Telegraph

History, Theory, and Practice of the Electric Telegraph

History, Theory, and Practice of the Electric Telegraph by George B. Prescott | bound 2019 | NFS

Boston: Ticknor and Fields,1864

7 12/16 x 5  8/16 x 1 11/16”
19.5 x 13.5 x 4 cm

Binding based on Jen Lindsay’s “fundamental” or “simplified-simplified” binding structure: boards glued onto the flange of a separate spine piece that the cords have been laced through. Title hand-tooled with gold leaf in Morse code, blind lines ruled in India ink. Pasteboard of four layers of Fabriano Murillo, Ruscombe Mill endpapers. Four ply cords made by the binder of linen thread.