Boston and Washington: Heath, 1870. Third edition, first printing. Newman 3-P-1. 16mo, original blindstamped russet cloth; front cover decoratively lettered in gilt. 44 pages; text illustrations of four Heath microscopes; 2 unnumbered fractional currency plates; 13 engraved plates mostly depicting bank note design elements, numbered 2-9, 11–14 and 17, plate 5 printed in green ink; unnumbered folding plate showing both sides of a counterfeit $100 First National Bank of Boston note in green and black; unnumbered folding plate showing both sides of a counterfeit $20 Fourth National Bank of New York note in green and black; unnumbered folding plate showing both sides of a counterfeit $10 First National Bank of Philadelphia note in green and black. Ink stain to rear cover and top page edges, mostly marginal but slightly affecting a few plates. Else very good. Item #5565
Newman 3-P-1. The first printing of the third edition, with three beautiful folding counterfeit plates. Plates numbered 1, 10, 15 and 16 are not present in this edition, though the text refers to the three counterfeit notes as plates 15, 16, and 18.