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Colonial Postal Systems and Postage Stamps of Vancouver Island and British Columbia by Deaville - First edition, NEW and never-read - 1928 - from Michael's Pride and Joys (SKU: m11)

Colonial Postal Systems and Postage Stamps of Vancouver Island and British Columbia

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Colonial Postal Systems and Postage Stamps of Vancouver Island and British Columbia

by Deaville

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Fine. No dust jacket. was issued. A never-read copy of the definitive book on the postal systems of BC and Vancouver Island I am not sure how to grade this book. It is that scarce first edition with the statement on prelims "Of this First Edition Five Hundred Copies have been Printed. This is No. 17" These low print runs are typical of publications by the archives in twenties and thirties. One run of a Vancouver book was as low as five copies. It also seems to have been the practice of author or archivist to have given some copies to local notables. This copy has turned up with a small collection of archive books: it has never been read-the signatures are not cut open. It is in the usual brown (is it linen? ) boards with bevelled edges. Page edges untrimmed. The grading is difficult because although never read, it has been on the recipient's shelf for almost ninety years and has at back two spots of missing color. One spot is pin-head size. One spot (2mm) spot on title page. The other is almost two pinheads. NO corner bumps. I consider the book fine but I am not a professional. It is THE DEFINITIVE book on the subject of British Columbia's and Vancouver Island's early mails; covers, stamps, post offices et.15 sepia plates

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Bookseller
Michael's Pride and Joys CA (CA)
Bookseller's Inventory #
m11
Title
Colonial Postal Systems and Postage Stamps of Vancouver Island and British Columbia
Author
Deaville
Format/Binding
Large octavo
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
N/A
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First edition, NEW and never-read
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Archives of British Columbia
Place of Publication
Victoria B.C.
Date Published
1928
Keywords
philately british columbia; stamps B.C.; stamps Vancouver Island

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I am solely disposing of my books at my wife's urging as she wants all gone before I drop off the twig

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