ROBERT WALLACE's PIVOTAL 'SELECT COMMITTEE ON POSTAGE' REPOR...

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ROBERT WALLACE's PIVOTAL 'SELECT COMMITTEE ON POSTAGE' REPORTS (3) INC. THE LARGE POSTAL MAPS; 1838 set of three Original volumes of these important reports including pages of Rowland Hill's evidence (incl. early descriptions of stamps) in fine condition (2nd Report in fine hard cover modern blue binding, 3rd Report with original blue paper covers) including the set of 4 hand-coloured folding postal circulation maps (toned but rare) for England/Wales, Scotland, Ireland & France showing great detail of all P.O.s and mail routes. The most important pre-1840 publications on the planned Postal Reforms; this Committee's favourable reports led directly to the introduction of cheap postage (and postage stamps). Rare set in original editions such as these. (3 vols.) [Heavy lot; best for purchaser to collect personally.] Cross Reference: MAPS, ROWLAND HILL

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11th Jun 19 at 12:30pm BST

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