Joshua Bacon was a printer of banknotes and the first postage stamps. This book gives a fasinating account of the man largely responsible for the success of the printing firm 'Perkins'. Includes information from Bacon's life such as, his background, family life, relationships with businees colleagues and his professional aspirations. Bacons's energy and entrepreneurial qualities propelled him through an eventful career. Although an American, he lived and worked in Victorian England, leaving a legacy which includes the production of the world's first postage stamps.