Boston: M. H. Cleaves, Publisher, 40 Pearl Street. 1887. 1st edition thus. , 140,  pp. Illustrated adverts. 8vo. 9-1/8" x 5-7/8". Printed green paper wrappers, stapled. Now custom chemised & housed in a black quarter-leather slipcase, with marbled paper boards. Front wrapper chipped, and detached. Light chipping to lower edge of rear wrapper. Withal, a VG copy. Item #33559
The New England Telephone and Telegraph Company "was organized in 1883, by the consolidation of several local companies which had constructed exchanges in many of the more important cities and towns..." [Boston Electrical Handbook. 1904].
At the time of catalogueing, no copies found on OCLC.
Considering the practice was [and is] to annually discard these books, this a wonderful, and rare, surviving artifact from the early history of telephony, able to contribute more than a small dollop to research efforts into the period.