By: West, Chris. (Christopher)

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Book Condition: Very Good+

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.


Author Name: West, Chris. (Christopher)

Categories: British History, Postal History,

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

Seller ID: 29300

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