Dickeson, Montroville Wilson. THE AMERICAN NUMISMATICAL MANUAL OF THE CURRENCY OR MONEY OF THE ABORIGINES, AND COLONIAL, STATE, AND UNITED STATES COINS WITH HISTORICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE NOTICES OF EACH COIN OR SERIES. ILLUSTRATED BY NINETEEN PLATES OF FAC-SIMILES.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott and Co., 1859. Lg. 4to.; 256pp. Index. Plus 19 color printed plates. with multiple images on each, most printed in copper, silver and gold in order to represent the original coins. Frontispiece lithograph portrait of the author bound in. In addition, there are some text woodcuts. Very nicely rebound in 1⁄2 black morocco, gilt, over the original pebbled boards. Top edge gilt. Very good plus, except light foxing throughout and old water stain at bottom inner margin of last few leaves, no plates affected. A leading text on collecting American coins. Hard to find in such a nice binding. Includes an extensive discussion on currency of Indigenous Americans and other Indigenous people, and five of the plates detail their currencies. A lovely book for the serious American coin collector. Listed in Bennett Color Printing pg. 34.
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