Telegraph and Travel. A Narrative of the Formation and Development of Telegraphic Communication Between England and India, Under the Orders of Her Majesty's Government, with Incidental Notices of the Countries Traversed by the Lines. COLONEL SIR FREDERIC JOHN GOLDSMID.
Telegraph and Travel. A Narrative of the Formation and Development of Telegraphic Communication Between England and India, Under the Orders of Her Majesty's Government, with Incidental Notices of the Countries Traversed by the Lines.

Telegraph and Travel. A Narrative of the Formation and Development of Telegraphic Communication Between England and India, Under the Orders of Her Majesty's Government, with Incidental Notices of the Countries Traversed by the Lines.

London. Macmillan. 1874. Stock ID #163488

Detailed colour folding map, black and white folding map and 1 full page black and white map, 1 portrait steel engraving, 44 black and white wood engravings of which 4 are full page, xiv + 673pp + [2] + 60 page publisher's catalogue at rear, many leaves unopened, a few leaves little chipped at margins. Recased, backstrip with a little loss laid down on modern spine, modern endpapers. Original pictorial green cloth boards marked in two places, rubbed and a worn with loss at corners and at edges. First and last leaves browned, some light even browning contents but generally very good. Sir Frederic John Goldsmid was Chief Director of Government Indo-European Telegraph between 1865 and 1870. This detailed and engaging account of the laying of the Persian Gulf Cables includes details of both the technical and political difficulties encountered. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 163488).

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