Hardback, xxiii + 846 pages + 48 b/w plates, lacks dustwrapper, probably ex-library as front free-endpaper removed and loss to pastedown endpapers, light foxing to page-edges, light blemish to top-edge, a Good working copy.
Very detailed history of stamp production at De La Rue in the nineteenth century, based on the company’s Day Books and Correspondence Books. Illustrated with black & white illustrations of hundreds of the rejected designs and essays. A classic work.
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