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277 pp, 8 1/2" H. Colour reproductions. "(T)ells the rich, layered, and breathtaking history of Britain through thirty-six of its fascinating, often beautiful, and sometimes eccentric postage stamps. Through them, one can glimpse the whole epic tale of an empire unfolding. From the famous Penny Black, printed soon after Queen Victoria's coronation, to the Victory! stamp of 1946, anticipating the struggle of postwar reconstruction, (this) is a hugely entertaining and indiosyncratic romp, told in Chris West's lively prose. On their own, stamps can be curiosities, even artistic marvels; in this book, stamps become a window into the larger sweep of history." The author begins each of the 36 chapters with a representative stamp, using it as a springboard to dive into the social, political and/or international issues of the time. Very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear.
Title: A HISTORY OF BRITAIN IN THIRTY-SIX POSTAGE STAMPS.
Edition: First American Edition
Publisher: New York, Picador: 2013
ISBN Number: 1250035503
ISBN Number 13: 9781250035509
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 29300
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