1st Printing. Nice Firm Clean copy ! Light general wear. 5 pages have minor pink or orange highlighting. 771 pages. A classic in philatelic literature. Compiled in a very comprehensive manner. Covers the whole postal history of Newfoundland starting with the early mail to 1805. 1805 to 1852 includes postal rates, postal markings, private carriers and the postmasters. Detailed information about the Colonial Postal System and the Outport System. Chapters pertaining to the ocean steam system, the inland mail, the railway and the coastal steam service. Additional information is provided on the colonial currency and the postal rates between 1851 and 1900. Numerous illustrations, plates, figures, pictures and copies of covers which serve to detail the postal history of Newfoundland. Writing style which not only is personal but enticing, making the book a pleasure to read and consult. The amount of information is simply incredible and overwhelming. In essence, this book is an essential tool for the collector of Newfoundland postal history. A thorough and extensive overview of Newfoundland's postal history.