1885 The Royal Mail Its Curiosities & Romance Hyde James Wilson Edinburgh Book

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The Royal Mail: Its Curiosities and Romance - 1885 Second Edition by William Blackwood, Edinburgh - Original Cloth Hardcover Book
Pictorial red cloth. Black and white frontispiece and numerous drawings in text., bound with publisher's catalogue at rear. Spine faded with signs of shelf wear to binding. British Red Cross "Hospital Bookplate" attached to endpaper. Discolouration to prelims and at end and to text block edges, but main text is clean and sound.
An interesting history of the Royal Mail, its growth from the
'old roads' of the past into Victorian modernity, written at a time when the British Post Office was the envy of the world.:

Explore the rich history of The Royal Mail with this captivating 1885 second edition, published by William Blackwood in Edinburgh. 'The Royal Mail: Its Curiosities and Romance' offers a fascinating journey into the world of postal history, filled with intriguing anecdotes and insights.

Key Features:
- Published in 1885, this second edition is a true collectible for enthusiasts of postal history or Victorian-era literature.
- The book is bound in its original cloth hardcover, showcasing the authenticity and charm of its age.
- Condition: Fair. While it shows signs of wear consistent with its age, it retains its historical integrity and charm.

Please note: The book's pages may have age-related marks, and the binding shows wear, reflecting its journey through time.

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