Later printing. 432 pages; illustrations; black lettering and pattern design imprinted on the cover and spine. Contains his adventures as a special agent for the U.S. Postal Service. Includes chapters on western operations and setting up new routes into the western states. Bookseller Inventory # 11918
Title: Ten Years Among the Mail Bags: Or, Notes ...
Publisher: Loomis National Library Association.
Publication Date: 1888
Book Condition: Collectible-Very Good
Book Description H Cowperthwait, 1855. hardback. Book Condition: Acceptable. There is no dust jacket, the boards are worn with bumping to the spine ends and corners. The hinges are broken but the pages are secure to the text block binding, the edges have tanning and foxing. There is a book plate pasted to the reverse of the boards. GRADED COMMENSURATE WITH AGE OF BOOK PLEASE BE AWARE THIS BOOK IS PRE 1965 AND THE GRADE WILL REFLECT ITS AGE Major signs of wear and tear. Very well read. Reading copy only. May not be for the collector or suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001783596
Book Description H. Cowperthwait, Philadelphia, 1855. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. First Edition. Fair copy. In brwon criscross pattern brwon cloth covers with postal seal in gilt on front cover and gilt mailbag and lettering on spine. Intact but very loose binding. Cracked front hinge and moderately cracked rear hinge. Previous woner's name front free endpaper whose lower half is missing. Unmarked text pages. Bumping of ends of spine. Corners are worn through. Pictures upon request. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 003103
Book Description Shepard, Clark & Co, Boston, 1856. Hardcover. Book Condition: Poor. Hardcover with brown cloth boards, 1856, octavo, 431pp., illustrated in b&w. Book poor with rear board almost detached, spine ends show loss of cloth, corners worn, a couple ink marks to front endpapers, text unmarked with some foxing. No DJ. Reading copy only. Bookseller Inventory # B30214
Book Description J. C. Derby, New York, 1856. 432 pp. Engraved portraits. 8vo, publisher's cloth. Slightly cocked; cloth worn at edges. Bookseller Inventory # 65489
Book Description Forgotten Books, United States, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 229 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Excerpt from Ten Years Among the Mail Bags, 1855: Or Notes From the Diary of a Special Agent of the Post-Office Department The idea of preparing the present work was suggested to the author by the universal interest manifested in regard to the class of delinquencies to which it relates, and the eagerness with which the details of the various modes adopted in successful cases to detect the guilty parties, have been sought after by all classes. He was also induced to undertake this series of narratives by the hope and belief that while it afforded interesting matter for the general reader, it might prove a public benefit by increasing the safety of the United States mails, and fortifying those officially connected with the post-office and mail service, against the peculiar temptations incident to their position, thus preserving to society some at least who, without such warnings as the following sketches contain, might make shipwreck of their principles, and meet with a felon s doom. It has been said that whoever acts upon the principle that honesty is the best policy, is himself dishonest. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781331593676
Book Description Forgotten Books, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9781331593676_lsuk
Book Description H. Cowperthwait and Co., Philadelphia, 1855. Cloth. Book Condition: Fair. No Jacket. First edition. Light green cloth with an embossed diamond pattern. 432 pp. With a few black and white illustrations. A work documenting the history of the US post office, although primarily focusing on various robberies and other criminal activities the author witnessed while employed with the post office. FAIR condition. Ex-library with a small label on the spine, as well as a few circular embossments throughout. Moderate uneven fading, with minor to moderate soiling and darkening to the covers. Spine very faded. A few minor stains to the covers. Extremities scuffed and frayed, especially the corners. Binding slanted toward the fore edge. Previous owner's signature present. Heavy darkening to the endpapers. Text block weak but intact. Scattered staining and soiling throughout the interior. One gathering of pages jutting out a bit from the block. Sabin 32447. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 008060
Book Description Forgotten Books, 2015. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand for shipment within 3 working days. Bookseller Inventory # LP9781331593676
Book Description H. Cowperthwait & Co., Philadelphia, PA, USA, 1855. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good -. No Jacket. First Edition. 5.25" x 7.75". Clean copy, no writing or markings in text. Solid and square, no loose pages. Green boards with gilt lettering on spine and front. The front and back have an embossed diamond design. Previous owner's name on front free end paper. Boards are edgeworn, the bottom two corners are worn through. Page edges age darkened. End papers and the first and last few pages are foxed, with some scattered foxing throughout. BX47. Bookseller Inventory # 008998
Book Description J.C. Derby, 1956. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. No Jacket. First Edition. This copy has been nicely re-bound in red cloth with original cloth on new biding. Previous owner name. Bookseller Inventory # 20586