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1878 Crosby with Maris Plate Laid In

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1878 Crosby with Maris Plate Laid In
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Crosby, Sylvester S. THE EARLY COINS OF AMERICA; AND THE LAWS GOVERNING THEIR ISSUE. COMPRISING ALSO DESCRIPTIONS OF THE WASHINGTON PIECES, THE ANGLO-AMERICAN TOKENS, MANY PIECES OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN, OF THE SEVENTEENTH AND EIGHTEENTH CENTURIES, AND THE FIRST PATTERNS OF THE UNITED STATES MINT. Boston: Estes & Lauriat, 1878. 4to, bound in red full morocco by Alan Grace; both covers with inset panels, doubly bordered in gilt with floral sprays in corners; front cover lettered in gilt; spine with five raised bands, ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt; all page edges marbled; marbled endpapers. (2), v, (5), (11)-381, (1) pages; 110 wood engravings in the text; 2 folding heliotype manuscript facsimiles; 10 fine heliotype plates of coins and tokens bound in at the end; Woodburytype plate of Dr. Maris mounted on card stock and laid in. Housed in cloth slipcase. Fine. An exceptional copy of what is arguably the best and certainly the most enduring work on American numismatics ever written. [Online description truncated; see PDF or printed catalogue for full description.]