Ashbrook, Stanley B. The United States One Cent Stamp of 1851-1857. The Study and Story of a Single United States Stamp, the First of a Value of One Cent to be Issued by Our Government; also a Review of the Postal History and Postal Markings of the Above Period. (New York: H. L. Lindquist, 1938) in two volumes
Octavo. Vol 1: [xii], 324, Vol 2: [xiv], 368 pages. Hardcover. Blue, linen textured cloth-covered boards, spine stamped in black and gilt. Illustrated.
Condition: Very Good. No dust jacket. Top of spine to volume one is chipped. Hinges are all cracked, though still holding well. Slightly shaken, but not bad. Bookplate on FFE of volume one and signature of a different owner on title page of volume one. Blacked out writing on rear end paper of volume 2. Light bumping and edgewear on both volumes. Spines are darkened, likely with nicotine, but no smell of smoke.
A seriously researched and complete study of the The United States One Cent Stamp of 1851-1857. A must have for the collector.