New York: Anderson Galleries, 1925–1927. Three volumes, bound in one. Tall 8vo, later blue cloth, gilt; original printed card covers bound in. Frontispiece; 154 pages total; 2407 lots; 2 halftone plates, one of them double, plus illustrations throughout; 7 fine reprint plates produced from the original negatives [Plates 7–11, 11A and 11B] bound in. Fine or nearly so. Item #6527
Of immense importance for early North American medals and coins, with the first sale including nearly complete series of Franco-American jetons (to which the double plate is devoted) and Side-View tokens (an entire plate illustrates nothing but them), and numerous individual rarities (the Tuesday Club medal, Happy While United medal, Washington peace medals, Quaker peace medal, Society of Tammany medal, gold Erie Canal medal, etc.). Other impressive content in the first sale includes a nearly complete collection of U.S. fractional currency and the Maris 64.5-r New Jersey copper (now termed 65.5-r and unique in private hands). It is one of the most important catalogues of North American material ever produced. Adams 9 (rated A+ overall, and for early medals, U.S. medals and Canada in particular). The second part is scarce and remains important. Adams 11: “1670 15 sols. Repentiguy patterns. Oglethhorpe, Kitanning, Oswego medals. C.C.A.U.S. Lion and Wolf medals. Strong British war medals.” The third part is quite rare. Adams A–: “More Canadian: RR jetons, Bridge tokens (7), Owen Ropery, Chateauguay medals (5). Lion and Wolf medal. Myriad (9) George III medals. Important American medals.” The very rare Part IV is the only Wilson sale not here included. The reprint plates included are of very high quality and are devoted to Canadian tokens and medals. Ex Kolbe & Fanning’s 2016 New York Book Auction, lot 447; ex Richard E. Margolis Library.