Item #6932 A TREATISE ON COUNTERFEIT, ALTERED, AND SPURIOUS BANK NOTES, WITH UNERRING RULES FOR THE DETECTION OF FRAUDS IN THE SAME. ILLUSTRATED WITH ORIGINAL STEEL, COPPER, AND WOOD PLATE ENGRAVINGS, PREPARED EXPRESSLY FOR THIS WORK. TOGETHER WITH A HISTORY OF ANCIENT MONEY, CONTINENTAL CURRENCY, BANKS, BANKING, BANK OF ENGLAND, OUR AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANIES, AND OTHER VALUABLE INFORMATION AS TO MONEY. E. J. Wilber, E P. Eastman.
A TREATISE ON COUNTERFEIT, ALTERED, AND SPURIOUS BANK NOTES, WITH UNERRING RULES FOR THE DETECTION OF FRAUDS IN THE SAME. ILLUSTRATED WITH ORIGINAL STEEL, COPPER, AND WOOD PLATE ENGRAVINGS, PREPARED EXPRESSLY FOR THIS WORK. TOGETHER WITH A HISTORY OF ANCIENT MONEY, CONTINENTAL CURRENCY, BANKS, BANKING, BANK OF ENGLAND, OUR AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANIES, AND OTHER VALUABLE INFORMATION AS TO MONEY.
A TREATISE ON COUNTERFEIT, ALTERED, AND SPURIOUS BANK NOTES, WITH UNERRING RULES FOR THE DETECTION OF FRAUDS IN THE SAME. ILLUSTRATED WITH ORIGINAL STEEL, COPPER, AND WOOD PLATE ENGRAVINGS, PREPARED EXPRESSLY FOR THIS WORK. TOGETHER WITH A HISTORY OF ANCIENT MONEY, CONTINENTAL CURRENCY, BANKS, BANKING, BANK OF ENGLAND, OUR AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANIES, AND OTHER VALUABLE INFORMATION AS TO MONEY.

A TREATISE ON COUNTERFEIT, ALTERED, AND SPURIOUS BANK NOTES, WITH UNERRING RULES FOR THE DETECTION OF FRAUDS IN THE SAME. ILLUSTRATED WITH ORIGINAL STEEL, COPPER, AND WOOD PLATE ENGRAVINGS, PREPARED EXPRESSLY FOR THIS WORK. TOGETHER WITH A HISTORY OF ANCIENT MONEY, CONTINENTAL CURRENCY, BANKS, BANKING, BANK OF ENGLAND, OUR AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANIES, AND OTHER VALUABLE INFORMATION AS TO MONEY.

Poughkeepsie: Published for the Authors, 1865. Second edition. 8vo, original red cloth, intricately decorated in blind; upper cover lettered MONEY in gilt. iv, (3)–51, (1), 20 pages; finely engraved frontispiece view of Poughkeepsie; 4 finely engraved plates of bank note designs; woodcut illustrations. Binding worn at spine and extremities, with some staining to front cover; very good. Item #6932

The 1865 second edition, considerably enhanced by the four fine plates of bank note designs engraved by the New York Bank Note Company, and also by the profusely illustrated twenty-page article on the American Bank Note Company, bound in at the end, which originally appeared in the February, 1862 issue of Harper’s New Monthly Magazine. In a 1987 Coin World article, written mainly about Eastman Business College bank notes, Fred Reed asserts that this 1865 work was actually written by the founder of the college and “is, in fact, a reissue of his 1858 text published as MONEY! Eastman’s Treatise on Counterfeit, Altered and Spurious Bank Notes published for use in his abortive St. Louis school.” McKerchar 221. Sigler 2810.

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