Title:The Stamps of Tasmania : a history of the postage stamps, envelopes, post cards, adhesive and impressed revenue and excise stamps of Tasmania
Publisher: London Philatelic Society 1890
Seller ID: 32949
200 copies only (not stated). Small 4to. viii, 136pp, 9 plates printed rectos only (loosely inserted), Lt.-Governor Arthur's 1827 newspaper duty stamp illustrated in text (p15). Unlettered green cloth, extremities rubbed, a few slight marks. A little offsetting on the endpapers, a good+ clean copy (but see below). ***This copy bound in unlettered green cloth, patterned endpapers, edges sprinkled red, with the plates loosely inserted, and is without the folding map of Tasmania. Ferguson 10648 does not mention a map, and calls for only 8 plates (the latter clearly an error). The publisher's binding was blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered on the spine, with yellow endpapers; the plates follow the text and map is at the title-page, all hinge-mounted with linen (the two copies in the State Library of Tasmania, and the Royal Society of Tasmania's copy are thus). The map is a standard Tasmanian government issue (drawn by Leventhorpe Hall, 1884) and in his introduction Hull thanks the Tasmanian Minister of Lands for supplying it, but not all copies in public collections have one (those in the National Library, State Library of Victoria and Queen Victoria Museum, Launceston do not). Some copies of the book were bound privately for institutions.