Belfast: W.M. Mullan & Son, 1950. [Chinese Trade] FIRST EDITION, EX LIBRIS CLEMENT ATTLEE. Octavo (25 x 17cm), pp.xvi; 949 . With 17 black and white photographic plates, including a frontispiece. Publisher's navy cloth with gilt titles to spine. Top edge navy. Attlee's distinctive monogram bookplate to front pastedown. Toning to edges. Spine sunned, with a little light wear to cloth. Very good. A history of the Imperial Maritime Customs Service (1854-1911), focusing particularly on the role of Sir Robert Hart (1835-1911), who ran the service for 48 years from 1863. Item #56704
From the library of Clement Attlee (Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1945-1951), and his wife Violet.
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