Gahanna: Kolbe & Fanning, 2019. Oblong 4to, original pictorial card covers housed within original black and red cloth portfolio lettered in gilt. 40 pages; illustrated in color; original leaf from Thian’s The Currency of the Confederate States of America housed within archival Mylar holder. The leaf comprising pages 243–244, describing the Act of March 23, 1863 and the $100 note engraved by Keatinge & Ball. New. Item #5695
No. 23 of 100 copies printed; 24 of which were reserved for the portfolio edition. This publication traces the development of the study of the Treasury Notes issued by the Confederate States of America and outlines the literary history of the subject. Beginning with Thomas Addis Emmet’s 1867 articles in the American Journal of Numismatics, Fanning discusses the various publications devoted to the collecting and study of Confederate paper money in the 19th century, culminating with the publication in the early 20th century of Raphael P. Thian’s The Currency of the Confederate States of America.