Russell Atlantic Telegraph regular paper over large paper binding
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Russell's book on laying the Atlantic Cable may be unique among works on science or technology in that it was issued as a deluxe illustrated book in regular format with tinted lithographed illustrations, and on large paper with the plates hand-colored. Here you see copies of the upper cover of both versions in my collection. For the large paper copies the elaborately decorated upper cover of the regular edition was inlaid into the larger cover of the large paper version.

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