EMPEROR NORTON: THE MAD MONARCH OF AMERICA. Allen Stanley Lane.

EMPEROR NORTON: THE MAD MONARCH OF AMERICA.

Caldwell: The Caxton Printers, 1939. 8vo, original decorative orange cloth, decorated in gilt and black; pictorial jacket. 286 pages; frontispiece and 28 other plates, 2 depicting Emperor Norton scrip. Dust jacket sunned on spine and a bit worn at top edge; previous owner’s signature on front flyleaf; very good. Item #6365

The classic biography of Norton, well known in the numismatic field for his scarce issues of scrip. A well-illustrated work, whose Idaho publishers appear to have underestimated the demand, making it scarce from the start; copies with intact dust-jackets are particularly elusive.

Price: $150.00

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