THE ROMANCE OF THE POST OFFICE BY ARCHIBALD G. BOWIE. A good to fine copy of this 1897 hardback (160 pages plus fascinating adverts at the back on publications). Some tone spots as expected. The book examines "the inception and wondrous development" of the British Post Office including "early history", "prior to Penny Postage", "Rowland Hill and Penny Postage", "the conveyance of the mails", "at St. Martin's le Grand" etc. etc. (Ref 104277).