KOREAN POSTAL HISTORY 1884-1905, Mizuhara Meiso, 1998 English edition
English edition of definitive work
This is a pristine 1998 English edition of the 1993 original - beautiful 571-page publication by Japan Philatelic Publications of Meiso's (Ochiai Mitsu) seminal work, published just before his death in 1993. Many colour and b/w illustrations, detailed but very readable text, and fascinating insights into the society of the time through its postal communications. Also includes the "Great Postal Map" of Korea which was an appendix to the original edition.