Philatelic Literature Specialists

Bacon, E.D.

A Bibliography of the Writings General, Special and Periodical Forming the Literature of Philately

Publisher: Aberdeen University Press, 1911

Large hardback, black buckram gilt, circa 470 pages, gilt coat of arms on front & rear boards, gilt top-edge, head & tail of spine slightly scuffed, cracking along the length of the backstrip (spine) else binding is solid, foxing to first & last few leaves, other pages clean and crisp, in Good condition.

Catalogue of the famous Crawford library – the most complete collection of early philatelic literature in existence. Edward Denny Bacon took ten years arranging and cataloguing the Earl of Crawford’s remarkable library of some 4,500 volumes, and his labours eventually resulted in this monumental work. The “Bible” for collectors of early philatelic literature, it lists almost every book, catalogue, journal, or pamphlet relating to philately to be published anywhere in the world prior to 1912.
A rare book – only 300 copies were printed.


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