HEATH'S INFALLIBLE COUNTERFEIT DETECTOR AT SIGHT…. Laban Heath.
HEATH'S INFALLIBLE COUNTERFEIT DETECTOR AT SIGHT…
HEATH'S INFALLIBLE COUNTERFEIT DETECTOR AT SIGHT…

HEATH'S INFALLIBLE COUNTERFEIT DETECTOR AT SIGHT…

Boston: Heath, 1864. First edition, tenth printing. Newman 1-P-10. 16mo, original blindstamped dark brown cloth; front cover lettered in gilt. 32 pages; 10 finely engraved plates including 8 plates of bank note design elements, with original tissue guards, interspersed in the text, with plate 6 serving as a frontispiece, plate 4 printed in red ink, and plate 8 printed in green ink, plus an unnumbered finely engraved folding Heath bank note facsimile plate, and a final unnumbered folding facsimile plate of a counterfeit $5 Bank of Orleans note taken from captured counterfeit plates. Binding worn, especially at spine, though sound and intact; damp-staining internally and externally. Good to very good. Item #5562

Newman 1-P-10, though a cover variant. This is probably the rarest of the first Pocket Edition printings, and was lacking from the Champa Library. There were no printings between this tenth and the seventh preceding it. The example in the Newman sale did not have the price printed in gilt on the front cover and was the earliest encountered without the price. The present example has the usual “PRICE $1.50” on the cover. The Newman copy was slightly better and brought $840 with the premium. Ex MJS Library.

Price: $500.00

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