Boston: Heath, 1864. First edition, first printing, second issue. Newman 1-P-1.5. 16mo, original blindstamped dark brown cloth; front cover lettered in gilt. 26, (2) pages; 8 engraved plates of bank note design elements, with original tissue guards, interspersed in the text, Plate 6 serving as a frontispiece, Plate 4 printed in red ink, and Plate 8 printed in green ink. Binding worn at spine and board edges; contents clean. Very good. Item #5560
Newman 1-P-1.5. Heath claimed a total issue of 25,000 copies of the first edition. If accurate, the proportion surviving is very small. Distinguishing this issue from the first is a single page of testimonials following the main text, the latest being dated June 23, 1864. While not as rare as the initial printing, this remains a scarce variant.