Published by London: Lutterworth Press (1966). Second impression, 1966, Inscribed by Author on title page 'By! - Yours very truly, Frank Staff, February 1967'. Hardback, in good condition given age. Binding sound and pages clean and unmarked. There is a small tear at the bottom of the spine at both front and back, approximately 0.5cm on both sides of the blue boards. Boards are also a little bumped at top and bottom, title in gilt on spine and on front board. Slight discolouration in places on boards and some wear to corners but on the whole given age, condition is good. Inside of boards have light green endpapers which are clean and unmarked. 91 pages, approximately 12 pages in the centre of the book have the top corner creased. The unclipped dustjacket is in good condition, the spine is a little faded and there is some creasing at the corners and at the top of the spine. There are also two very small tears at the area at the bottom of the spine where the boards are have tears. The images are bright and clear, as are the many coloured illustrations and black and white illustrations inside the book. The author tells the story of the picture postcard from their earliest origin of 18th century decorated visiting cards, the Austrian Government who first posted them in 1869, the collecting mania which reached its climax in the Edwardian era and more.