Boston: Alfred Mudge & Son, 1886. First Edition. First printing. Original light blue paper wraps, printed in black; pp. Ex-library, with accessions and withdrawal stamps to front cover. A fresh copy, with small loss to lower corner of front wrapper, minor soiling to wrappers, internally clean: Very Good.
Discusses the early installation of telephone systems in the U.S., with details on company finances. The Americam Bell Telephone Company was formed in 1880 as a merger of the National Bell Telephone Company and the Ameerican Speaking Telephone company; later, it became the American Telephone & Telegraph Company (AT&T). Scarce, with no copies recorded in OCLC; and only one copy each of the 1882 and 1884 reports.