Irvington: Published by the Author, 1879. Crown 4to, mid-20th century brown quarter baby calf, lettered in gilt. 58, (2) pages; 9 heliotype plates [8 plates with numbers and ligatures added in ink]. Binding rubbed at spine; very good or better. Item #6475
A classic work, apparently Stuart Mosher’s copy (his last name is written on the title page’s upper-right corner). Frossard took the opportunity presented by his Jan. 3, 1879 sale of the George Merritt collection to compile this work, illustrating it with coins from Merritt’s collection as well as from that of Lorin G. Parmelee. The book is a good overview of both series and one of the earliest to deal with die varieties for dates past 1794. Of considerable historical importance as one of the early major works on large cents and half cents. Davis 400. Ex John P. Donoghue Library.