CHEAP POSTAGE. REMARKS AND STATISTICS ON THE SUBJECT OF CHEAP POSTAGE AND POSTAL REFORM IN GREAT BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES. BY...COR. SEC. OF THE CHEAP POSTAGE ASSOCIATION.

Boston: Published for the Cheap Postage Association by Otis Clapp, Treasurer, 1848. Large 8vo, 72pp, original printed wrappers [rear wrap loose & chipped]. Text illus. and tables. Light scattered fox, stitched, Very Good. Demonstrating "the blessing of Cheap Postage" that the people of England have enjoyed since 1840, Leavitt argues-- with a dash of supply side economics ["reduction of price tends to increase of Consumption," with overall revenue increases]-- for the same reform in the U.S. as a means of stimulating trade, commerce, the free interchange of ideas, and suppressing private mails. Leavitt analyzes the Postage Law of 1845, designed frankly to suppress private mails, and concludes the reductions were insufficient. FIRST EDITION. Sabin 39563. 321 NUC 0176489 [5]. Not in Eberstadt, Decker. Item #8293

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