Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1860. 8vo, original brown embossed cloth, gilt. xix, (2), 22-412 pages; frontispiece medallion plate engraved by medal ruling machine; text illustrations; folding statement; 27 plates of coins printed in relief with metallic tints, on a dark brown background. Plates toned, as usual; some browning; folding table separated at folds. Professionally rebacked, with remaining original spine cloth laid on. Very good. Item #5283
The first complete catalogue of coins in the Mint Collection, compiled by George Bull with the assistance of William E. Du Bois, assistant assayer and curator of the cabinet at the time. It is widely known by its original spine title: The Mint Manual of Coins of All Nations. The attractive embossed coin plates represent the first extensive American use of this novel and attractive method of illustration. Clain-Stefanelli 12543.