Newtown: Bird & Bull Press [Henry Morris], 2007. Crown 4to, original red quarter morocco and Japanese silk boards with mounted roundel printed by Morris; spine with black morocco spine label, gilt. 59, (15) pages; 4-page insert of stochastically printed illustrations of Comitia Americana medals; 2-page insert from Morrisís letterpress edition of Adams and Bentleyís Comitia Americana book; two leaves from Loubatís The Medallic History of the United States of America included in the pagination, along with a reproduction of the 1878 title page for Loubat. Fine. Item #4813
One of an edition of 150 copies printed on Zerkall mouldmade paper. A remarkable production that combines a classic of 19th-century American numismatic literature with the finest printing of 21st-century America. The book includes essays by Pete Smith, George F. Kolbe, John W. Adams and Henry Morris, and is very enjoyable to read. It is also a work of art, as Morrisís printing makes clear. A leaf book, it includes two actual leaves from Loubatís Medallic History. It also includes a leaf from the Henry Morris letterpress edition of the Adams and Bentley Comitia Americana volume.