Title: The Old Telegraphs
Publisher: Phillimore, United Kingdom
Publication Date: 1976
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good (+)
Edition: 1st Edition
252pp/illus/maps. "The predecessors of the electric telegraph were a wonder of their age. Their operators achieved a remarkable proficiency and, given clear weather, they rendered an invaluable service to governments and to commerce, in peace and in war." DJ has small pieces missing along top edge. Text clean. Bookseller Inventory # 009869
Synopsis: Mr. Wilson here gives us a comprehensive history of the shutter, semaphore and other kinds of visual mechanical telegraphs developed in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He takes the reader from Halifax in Canada to Hobart in Tasmania, covering every continent and describing every system known to have operated for any length of time and over an appreciable distance.
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