MaltaPost, in collaboration with Midsea Books Ltd., is publishing The Historical Collection: Celebrating Malta's Heritage Through Stamps . The book, published together with the philatelic material, narrates Malta's history through a number of essays by specialist historians, including A Bonanno, M. Buhagiar, R. Cachia Caruana, J.M. Pirotta, C. Dalli, R. Grima and K. Gambin. A uniquely numbered Souvenir Sheet bearing the 17 stamps, with a face value of 11.42, is also be included in the first 2,500 numbered copies of this publication. Both the Souvenir Sheet as well as the book will bear a matching number.