Nissen, 1920, Hardcover (Full Leather), Book Condition: Near Fine Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition
EDWARD DENNY BACON. The Line-Engraved Postage Stamps of Great Britain Printed by Perkins, Bacon & Co., 2 volumes, London: Chas. Nissen & Co., 1920. Quartos, first edition, pp. xix, 240; 321, black morocco boards with gilt lettering and rules to spines, added endpages, red-speckled edges, half-tone illustration, lacking 15 loose collotype plates that had been inserted into a rear pocket. An important philatelic reference usually available only as a print-on-demand product. Insider's account of the history of a firm known as "the mother of postage stamps." Volume 2 consists of appendices. Condition of these books: Scattered minor foxing, else fine. Size: Quarto. 2-volume set (complete). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Antiques & Collectibles; Britain/UK; Reference. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 53925.