EGYPT STAMPS & POSTAL HISTORY - A Philatelic Treatise The DE LUXE EDITION #22 of 25 SIGNED & INSCRIBED
EGYPT STAMPS & POSTAL HISTORY - A PHILATELIC TREATISE, by Peter A. S. Smith.
DE LUXE EDITION. LIMITED to ONLY 25 NUMBERED COPIES, this being copy #22, as shown on the copyright page. Published by James Beardon Ltd., Cyprus, 1999. First Edition and First and Only De Luxe Edition.
This copy SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by the AUTHOR on the half title page: "Wondrous fair the garden of philately, / and Egypt one of its brightest flowers! / Peter A. S. Smith / February, 1999".
De Luxe Edition, Full Leather Covers, blind stamped with an intricate pattern on the front cover and titling on the front cover and spine, no dustjacket as issued in the de luxe leather edition, 6.5x10 inches. Pagination: xxxi, 16 color plates, 874 pages, plus 10 pages of philately related ads at the rear.
ILLUSTRATED with 16 color plates at the front, and hundreds of in-text b&w illustrations throughout.
A major study of all things philatelic pertaining to Egypt. A very scarce and beautifully executed book.
FINE condition, sharp, tight, bright, clean and unmarked, with that gorgeous fine leather look. Lovely.
VERY SCARCE even in the trade edition. The DE LUXE EDITION is almost impossible to find.
About the author Peter A. S. Smith (from a U.K. online obituary):
******Peter A.S. Smith, b.1920 d.2014. Universally recognized as the worldwide authority on the stamps and postal history of Egypt, he will best be remembered for his magnum opus, Egypt - Stamps and Postal History: A Philatelic Treatise. Though published in 1999, this magisterial volume remains, and will long remain, the "bible" of Egyptian stamp collectors worldwide.******
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