HEATH’S GREATLY IMPROVED AND ENLARGED INFALLIBLE GOVERNMENT COUNTERFEIT DETECTOR, AT SIGHT. Laban Heath.
HEATH’S GREATLY IMPROVED AND ENLARGED INFALLIBLE GOVERNMENT COUNTERFEIT DETECTOR, AT SIGHT...
HEATH’S GREATLY IMPROVED AND ENLARGED INFALLIBLE GOVERNMENT COUNTERFEIT DETECTOR, AT SIGHT...

HEATH’S GREATLY IMPROVED AND ENLARGED INFALLIBLE GOVERNMENT COUNTERFEIT DETECTOR, AT SIGHT...

Boston and Washington: Heath, 1870. Third Banking & Counting House Edition, Newman 3-BH-1. Small 4to, original brown cloth, front cover lettered and decorated in gilt. Frontispiece; (4), 42, (1) pages; Treasury Department facsimile letter; unnumbered and unpunched Heath bank note facsimile plate; 16 engraved plates of bank notes or elements, comprising impressions of genuine and counterfeit fractional currency notes (Plate 1), 10 engraved plates numbered 2–11 depicting genuine bank note design elements, an impression of a counterfeit $100 First National Bank of Boston note (Plate 12), and four unnumbered plates being impressions of a counterfeit $20 Fourth National Bank of New York note and a counterfeit $10 First National Bank of Philadelphia note, as well as counterfeit 1862 $10 and $50 United States notes; 3 unnumbered leaves of advertising following the plates. Plate 5 printed in green ink; full-size counterfeit plates printed in green and black ink and hole-punched as issued. Binding a bit spotted; rear flyleaf wrinkled. Very good. Item #6270

Newman 3-BH-1. An attractive Heath detector, with a strong complement of five counterfeit bank notes printed in green and black. The various printings of the third Banking & Counting House Edition can be confusing, with close attention required to ensure against missing significant points. This is partly because this edition has an unusual number of errors in it in, including erroneous page numbers, poor indexing, incorrect plate numbering and misleading phrasing. This edition includes the first advertising for the American Bond Detector in the Banking House and Counting Room Edition. The relative scarcity of these printings has yet to be established.

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