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Bashford, H.H. - Post Office Medical Service
Bashford, H.H. - Post Office Medical Service
Publisher: General Post Office, London, 1936.
Post Office Green Papers No. 31, paperback, frontispiece, 12 pages + plates, slight scuff to lower edge of front cover, slight rust to staples, else in Very Good condition.
Illustrated with evocative black & white photographs. Scarce.
£14.50Quantity:

Adamson, T.L. - Recovered Stores
Adamson, T.L. - Recovered Stores
Publisher: General Post Office, London, 1935.
Post Office Green Papers No. 18, paperback, 20 pages, in Very Good condition.
Fascinating look at the Post Office Stores Department's work dealing with old apparatus, scrap materials etc returned by Post Office engineers and Postmasters in the 1930s. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Scarce.
£12.50Quantity:

Raynham, F.J. and Calvert, W.S.G. - Post Office Uniforms
Raynham, F.J. and Calvert, W.S.G. - Post Office Uniforms
Publisher: General Post Office, London, 1936.
Post Office Green Papers No. 27, paperback, colour frontispiece, 24 pages +plates, covers foxed, slight crease to pages, slightly rusty staples, in fairly Good condition.
Illustrated with black & white photos of the uniforms Department at Mount Pleasant, and colour plates of Post Office uniforms through the ages.
£15.00Quantity:

Tostevin, Elsie M. and Fox, F.W. - Telegraph Census
Tostevin, Elsie M. and Fox, F.W. - Telegraph Census
Publisher: GPO, London, 1935.
Post Office Green Paper No. 14, paperback, illustrated, 26 pages + plates, crease to lower right corner (beginning to tear to front cover), slight foxing/dusty marks to rear cover, contents sound, in fairly Good condition.
Scarce.
£9.50Quantity:

Brumell, George - A Short Account of the Franking System in the Post Office: 1652-1840, with a description of the postmarks used in connection therewith
Brumell, George - A Short Account of the Franking System in the Post Office: 1652-1840,
with a description of the postmarks used in connection therewith

Publisher: privately published, 1936.
Paperback, 38 pages, illustrated, scuff with tiny amount of surface-loss to front cover, very slight corner-crease to front cover, foxing to title-page, inscriptions of two previous owners to title-page, a Good reading copy only.
Classic work on free franks.
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Scott, J.G.S. - Official Franking 1800-1840
Scott, J.G.S. - Official Franking 1800-1840
Publisher: The Postal History Society, London, 1983.
Paperback, illustrated, 80 pages, spine slightly sunned else in Very Good condition.
Study of the official mail sent by various government departments & authorities using the Franking System prior to 1840.
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Campbell-Smith, Duncan - Masters of the Post The Authorized History of Royal Mail
Campbell-Smith, Duncan - Masters of the Post
The Authorized History of Royal Mail

Publisher: Allen Lane, London, 2011.
First edition, later impression, hardback, dustwrapper, xxx + 849 pages + 32 plates, two small chips to the rear panel of the dustwrapper, minor signs of having been read else in Very Good condition.
A major history of the British Post Office. "This is the first complete history of the Royal Mail up to the present day, based on its comprehensive archives, and including the first detailed account of the past half-century of Britain's postal history, made possible by privileged access to confidential records. Today's debate over the future of the Royal Mail is shown to be just the latest chapter in a centuries-old conflict between its roles raising revenue and serving the public. Will its employees remain, like Brian Tuke's postmasters, servants of the Crown? This book could hardly appear at a more timely moment."
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Stevenson, W. Iain - "The Man for the Post" Henry Fawcett and Postal Reform
Stevenson, W. Iain - "The Man for the Post"
Henry Fawcett and Postal Reform

Publisher: The Royal Philatelic Society, London, 2001.
Published as a Supplement to The London Philatelist, paperback, 32 pages, illustrated, in Very Good condition.
The major postal reforms of the 1880s introduced by the Postmaster General, Henry Fawcett.
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Bottomley, Dr. Frank - The Franking System in the Post Office 1652-1840
Bottomley, Dr. Frank - The Franking System in the Post Office 1652-1840
Publisher: The Society of Postal Historians, 1988.
Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, v + 195 pages, mild dusty marks to the page-edges, internally clean, in Good condition.
President's Display to the Society of Postal Historians. An important study based on Frank Bottomley's collection.
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Mackay, James A. - Scottish Post Offices
Mackay, James A. - Scottish Post Offices
Publisher: privately published by the author, Dumfries, 1989.
Large (A4) paperback, 127 pages, mild shelfwear else in Very Good condition.
A detailed study of Scotland's Post Offices, with a comprehensive alphabetical listing. Includes their inception, grade of office, closure where applicable, and any related history.
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Harper, Charles G. - The Manchester and Glasgow Road
Harper, Charles G. - The Manchester and Glasgow Road
Publisher: Chapman & Hall, London, 1907.
First edition, two volumes, hardback, original green cloth, frontispiece + xix + 358 pages, frontispiece + xiii + 332 pages, illustrated with full-page plates and numerous illustrations within the text, Vol. 2 a little rubbed to spine and with slight foxing to preliminaries, edges a little dusty, else in Very Good condition.
A classic history of the mail coach days. Well illustrated. Scarce.
£90.00Quantity:

Latham, A.H. and Gibbs, C. - The Postal History of Reigate, Redhill and District to 1937
Latham, A.H. and Gibbs, C. - The Postal History of Reigate, Redhill and District to 1937
Publisher: Redhill Philatelic Society, 2012.
Large format (A4) paperback, spiralbound, illustrated, [ii] + 109 pages, small mark to top-edge of last few pages else in Very Good condition.
A much revised and enlarged edition of "An Introduction to the Postal History of Reigate, Redhill and District" originally published in 1973. With an extensive section on postal markings. Well illustrated including some in colour.
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 - London Post Office Guide
- London Post Office Guide
Publisher: HMSO, London, January 1936.
Paperback, (ii) + 72 pages + map, staples quite rusty and covers detached but inatct, pages clean, in Good condition.
Scarce vintage Post Office Guide. Full of information on postal services, lists of London telephone exchanges, Head & Branch Post Offices, etc.
£25.00Quantity:

Fryer, Gavin - Blindman
Fryer, Gavin - Blindman's Mail
How the Blind have been Served by the Post

Publisher: privately published by the author, 2010.
Large hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, xii + 165 pages, dedication from the author to the previous owner on title-page, slight mark/shelfwear to dustwrapper else in Very Good condition.
History of the development of special postage rates for the blind. A very interesting read. With many tables of postage rates. Very well illustrated in colour.
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Wells, Edwin - Postal Reform
Wells, Edwin - Postal Reform
Publisher: C.W. Daniel Company, London, 1930.
First edition, paperback, pictorial card covers, 61 pages, tears to spine, foxing and dusty marks to page-edges, a fairly Good reading copy only.
A scarce book proposing the simplification of the British postal system.
£7.50Quantity:

Robinson, Howard - The British Post Office A History
Robinson, Howard - The British Post Office
A History

Publisher: Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1948.
First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, xvii + 467 pages + plates + maps, dustwrapper slightly soiled and with a short tear at top of spine, page-edges slightly dust-marked, internally clean, a Good reading copy.
The scarce classic work.
£35.00Quantity:

Dendy Marshall, C.F. - The British Post Office from its Beginnings to the End of 1925
Dendy Marshall, C.F. - The British Post Office
from its Beginnings to the End of 1925

Publisher: Oxford University Press, 1926.
Hardback, original red cloth gilt, gilt 'Wyon Head' embossed on front cover, 354 pages + plates, ex libris Brighton & Hove Philatelic Society with their bookplate to front & rear endpapers and slight remnants of label to spine, a little foxing to endpapers, slight marks to top-edges, in Good condition.
An important early work on postal history.
£75.00Quantity:

Foxell, J.T. and Spafford, A.O. - Monarchs of All they Surveyed The Story of the Post Office Surveyors
Foxell, J.T. and Spafford, A.O. - Monarchs of All they Surveyed
The Story of the Post Office Surveyors

Publisher: H.M.S.O., London, 1952.
First edition, paperback, 55 pages + plates, covers & page-edges a little toned (as usual), else in VG condition.
Scarce work, illustrated with b/w photographs.
£10.00Quantity:

Todd, T. - William Dockwra and the Rest of the Undertakers The story of the London Penny Post 1680-1682
Todd, T. - William Dockwra and the Rest of the Undertakers
The story of the London Penny Post 1680-1682

Publisher: C.J. Cousland & Sons Ltd., Edinburgh, 1952.
Hardback, original grey cloth, dustwrapper, illustrated, xii + 156 pages + 38 black & white plates, dustwrapper foxed and with a few tears, foxing to page-edges, contents clean, in Good condition.
Scarce history of William Dockwra's Penny Post.
£45.00Quantity:

Beale, Philip - A History of the Post in England from the Romans to the Stuarts
Beale, Philip - A History of the Post in England from the Romans to the Stuarts
Publisher: Ashgate Publications, Aldershot, 1998.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, xv + 284 pages + plates, slight wear to dustwrapper at edges and corners, very slight hint of spine-roll, minor signs of use, in Good condition.
"This book is about English letters and their use for the administration of government, for the transaction of business and for private correspondence. It describes the Roman postal system in England, the services provided by medieval kings and sheriffs, churchmen, merchants, towns and carriers, ending with the 1635 proclamation that began their amalgamation."
£20.00Quantity:

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