From 1763 on. An outstanding Exhibition Collection on 132 pages, often decorated with gold and large vermeil, dealing with an extraordinary topic: AN EVOLVING SOCIETY - From ancient time to the beginning of the technological revolution (and a bit beyond). The object is divided into five main chapters: 1) Rural residents produce food and commodities essential for a society to evolve; 2) ...and they exploit the Earth's other natural resources equally essential; 3) Above parameters were prerequisites for the development of urban communities; 4) ... in which widespread activities developed and citizens thrive; 5) The technological revolution began to take hold in society. To run this topic there are, besides a large number of proofs, varieties, artworks, fancy cancellations, a lot of extremely rare pieces, such as 1834 letter with very rae framed postmark "Shepton-Mallet 5 clause post", 1839 letter "Return of votes for country Treasurer from the Town of Buckland", Fancy cancel depicting a gin cask, 1862 letter with special "Deligencia" postmark, 1852 cover "To be forwarded by Everts & Co's Express to Orion Valley", 1854 cover mailed from Elmira N.Y. with their postmark on "10" rate, 1851 letter sent to West 22nd Street in New York and carried on the "Knickerbocker live on Stage", and many other very good and interesting items. The whole collection is excellently designed and provided with competent comments throughout - a real pleasure!