Item #7162 UNITED STATES NUMISMATIC LITERATURE. VOLUME I: NINETEENTH CENTURY AUCTION CATALOGS. John W. Adams.

UNITED STATES NUMISMATIC LITERATURE. VOLUME I: NINETEENTH CENTURY AUCTION CATALOGS.

Mission Viejo: George Frederick Kolbe, 1982. Small 4to, original red quarter morocco, gilt, with gray cloth sides; spine lettered and decorated in gilt; all page edges gilt. 270, (2) pages; frontispiece portrait; 22 additional portrait and other plates; original ink portrait of Ebenezer Locke Mason bound in with tissue guard; pictorial endpapers; printed throughout in red and black ink on acid-free paper. Fine. Item #7162

The Special Edition. Number 5 of only 21 copies issued, this one featuring an original ink portrait of Ebenezer Locke Mason Gengerke page i: “covers only the major numismatic firms ... but covers them in great detail. Not only are the contents listed for each sale, but consignors are listed and most sales are rated for quality of material and cataloging. Also included is an enjoyable history of each firm, giving the flavor of the period.” Twenty-one of the twenty-two plates were derived from fine ink sketches by Alan Dietz, commissioned by the publisher. An original sketch was bound in each Special Edition copy of Volume I, facing its printed counterpart. Kolbe 1040.

Price: $500.00

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