Boston: Printed by Perkins & Marvin, 1839. Tall 8vo, original brown blindstamped cloth, gilt. Blank leaf, (4), (9)-248 pages. Ex library copy, with some stamps and other minor markings. Very good. Item #4776
Based on two lectures before the Massachusetts Historical Society, this enduring history of Massachusetts coins and currency is one of the first major works, and certainly the most important early effort, to comprehensively cover an American numismatic topic. An early issue, including neither the index nor the three plates included in some copies. Rare in its original state. Clain-Stefanelli 13336*. Davis 387. McKerchar 2071. Phillips page iii (ìa work of sterling value, now of not frequent occurrenceî). Sigler 858.