New York: Printed for the Author, 1858. Tall 8vo, later blue cloth, gilt. Title printed in red and black. (2), 118, (2) pages; 4 lithographic plates depicting a variety of tokens; advertising leaf. Front flyleaf partly loose; occasional spotting and browning. Very good or better. Item #5367
Along with Bushnell’s 1859 work on New York tokens, a fundamental early U.S. text on a specific numismatic topic. Bushnell’s descriptions are detailed and thorough, setting a fine example for those wishing to follow in his footsteps. Important and scarce. Clain-Stefanelli 13993*. Ex Q. David Bowers Library, signed by him on the front pastedown.