New York: October 14–15, 1907. 4to, original gilt-printed card covers. 122, (2) pages; 1992 lots; 3 fine tinted photographic plates. Second day’s sale (lots 1033–1992) neatly priced in pencil. Spine a bit worn and reinforced in a few places with clear tape; some light discoloration along some page margins. Plates clean and well-produced. Near fine. Item #5748
Adams 13. Tom Elder’s personal copy of his first plated sale, according to a note laid into this copy recording John W. Adams’s purchase of it from Leonard Holland, who acquired much of Elder’s library; also noted is its subsequent purchase by Del Bland, as well as its sale in 1986 to Bob Vail. Elder proclaims this to be “the finest and largest sale that I have yet held.” Adams concurs, with this catalogue being the first of many Elder sales to be awarded an A rating. The sale featured Levick’s notable collection of Jackson tokens (“probably the finest ... ever offered”), some of which are depicted on the plates. Also included were rare Bechtler and other pioneer gold coins, along with many rare United States coins in various series. Beyond Jackson tokens, the plates depict rare United States silver coins, patterns, choice cents and half cents, pioneer and United States gold coins, a few ancient and European rarities, etc. Virgil Brand’s copy, inscribed to him by Elder, sold in our sale of the John W. Adams Library for $6500 hammer. Davis 347. Ex Thomas L. Elder Library; ex Leonard Holland Library; ex John W. Adams Library; ex Del Bland Library; ex Bob Vail Library.