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Title The Traveller's Code Book
Author/Composer/Artist Wood, Henry E.
Publisher / Producer Doubleday, Page & Company, printed by The Country Life Press
Publication / Performance Date 1924
Publishing Location / Performance Venue Garden City, New York
Summary This is an anachronistic little book that provides the reader with a dictionary to coded words, phrases, and other elements of language that can be used when sending telegrams and night messages. It advises the reader/traveller how to economize when composing messages, particularly from overseas, as well as convey messages that require the recipient to understand this coded language. It appears in the latter case, the aim is secrecy, or "absolute privacy" (as is stated in the Preface; see photo) between message sender and receiver.
Physical Description Measuring 7" tall, 4 3/4" wide, and about 3/4" deep, this book contains 131 pages including the index. It is bound in glazed maroon linen, shows slight foxing on the front end paper, and is printed on medium-weight stock. The book title is printed in gold lettering on the front board, with the author's name, and on the spine, with the publisher's name added. Not illustrated.
Condition Good
Catalog Number 1976.1.1562
Object Name Book