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First and only edition. This copy with a collection of material connected with Eastern Associated Telegraph Companies, including a typed letter signed forwarding this copy to E. C. Luttrell of the Press Liaison Office, as well as a pamphlet “World-Wide Communication” celebrating the silver jubilee of Cable and Wireless Ltd., another pamphlet on Cable and Wireless reprinted from The Times, and two invitations to Luttrell to attend company events.
The Eastern Associated Telegraph Company had its origin in a number of British telegraph companies founded in the 1860s by Sir John Pender. During the last half of 19th century the Company expanded by acquiring other firms in the Mediterranean, southeast Asia, and South America, changing its name to the plural “Companies” in 1902. The EATC made significant contributions during the First World War, and in 1928 was amalgamated into the national provider, Imperial and International Communications Ltd., known from 1934 as Cable and Wireless Limited. In the 1980s it became the first firm to offer an alternative telephone service to the of British Telecom.
Quarto. Original white cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, marbled endpapers. Portrait frontispiece and 34 pates, most tipped-in, 2 double-page folding charts. Cloth a little rubbed and marked, spine toned, spotting to endpapers and edges of text block, contents toned. A very good copy.
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