NEW, Anthony S. B. The Observer's Book of Postage Stamps. London: Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd., 1967.
12mo., turquoise boards, lettered in dark blue to upper cover and spine; pictorial end papers showing a world history and maps of the circulation of postage stamps; original unclipped jacket; pp. 240; some light spots, small patches of rubbing to either side of plate section (p.112 & 113); but otherwise a fine copy, in slightly rubbed jacket which has a few nicks and short tears; very good.
First edition, and an account of stamp printing and design, followed by a world tour of design 'schools'. Colour plates devoted to showcasing 100 of the world's most beautiful stamps.