New York: Bangs, April 28–May 1, 1863. 4to [32 by 26.5 cm], modern brown half speckled calf with marbled sides; spine with six raised bands, ruled and decorated in gilt; black and red spine labels lettered in gilt; marbled endpapers; original printed paper covers bound in. 112 pages, interleaved; 2569 lots; price realized printed alongside each lot. Store card section annotated in pencil. Fine. Item #6344
A lovely copy of the Special Interleaved Large Paper Edition. This important sale, Woodward’s second semi-annual auction, is rated A by Adams and features superb colonials, Washingtonia, large cents, store cards, etc. Indeed, the sale was entirely composed of American numismatic items, and it totaled $4,024.66, a new record. In his introductory comments, Woodward notes: “A few copies of this Catalogue, on large, extra fine and heavy paper, interleaved, can be furnished at $2.00 each...” The annotations in the store card section, lots 1296–1819 (rated B+ by Adams), are most interesting, including corrections and expanded descriptions of some lots, an added lot (1503 1/2: “Idler, W. Head of Geo. Washington”), also added lots following 1666, 1688 & 1766, notes on metallic composition, and so forth. Adams 5. Attinelli 29.