HEATH'S GREATLY IMPROVED AND ENLARGED INFALLIBLE GOVERNMENT COUNTERFEIT DETECTOR, AT SIGHT…. Laban Heath.

HEATH'S GREATLY IMPROVED AND ENLARGED INFALLIBLE GOVERNMENT COUNTERFEIT DETECTOR, AT SIGHT…

Boston and Washington: Heath (no printer's imprint), 1873 [incorrect patent date of July 12, 1867, stated on cover]. Fourth edition. Small 4to, original green cloth, front cover lettered and decorated in gilt. (2), 41, (1) pages; frontispiece; 11 engraved plates of bank notes or elements, comprising impressions of genuine and counterfeit fractional currency notes [Plate 1] and 10 engraved plates numbered 2–11 depicting genuine bank note design elements. Plate 5 printed in green ink and erroneously numbered 4. Binding a bit worn, with small tears to spine cloth; very good. Item #5547

Newman 4-BH-1. The suppression of the counterfeit plates in this edition, as in some of the Pocket Editions, refers, according to Eric P. Newman, “to the enforcement by the government of the use of impressions made in violation of section CXXIII of the Act of March 3, 1869.” This variant is also encountered in russet cloth (the Newman sale example was, and was more heavily used than this example).

Price: $300.00

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