Boston and Washington: Heath, 1889. Fifteenth edition. Newman 15-P-2. 16mo, original blindstamped maroon cloth; front cover decoratively lettered in gilt. Engraved title preceding printed title; 47, (1) pages, including prefatory chapter by Casilear; 10 engraved plates depicting the right-hand sides of United States Notes and National Currency respectively in $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 denominations, followed by three plates depicting the right-hand sides of the backs of the National Currency notes of the $2 and $5, $10 and $20, and $50 and $100 denominations, all printed in green and black; unnumbered advertising pages including ones for Heath’s magnifiers (with two illustrations). Light foxing; a few corner folds. Near fine. Item #5588
Newman 15-P-2. The rare final printing of the Pocket Edition; as the final Banking House & Counting Room Edition was published two years earlier, this is the very last Heath counterfeit detector published. The introduction continues to be for the twelfth edition. Ex Eric P. Newman Library.