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as plain as (Stramo), 1
 

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Detail from preface of The International Cable Code (Third Edition), James Gopsill’s Sons, Publishers, Philadelphia, 1902 [ direct here , described here ]. Google scan of University of Chicago copy shaves right side, including price.

(Note partical prices — message recipient would judge from current market whether 50, 60, 70 or 80 francs was meant.)
 

28 May 2012
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