Her Majesty's Mails: An Historical and Descriptive Account of the British Post-office
S. Low, son, and Marston, 1864 - 348 pagine
Postwesen, Postbetrieb, Postverkehr ; Geschichte ; Grossbritannien und Nordirland.
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