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A Rare Deluxe Atwater Catalogue

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A Rare Deluxe Atwater Catalogue
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Mehl, B. Max. CATALOGUE OF THE FAMOUS AND COMPLETE COLLECTION OF UNITED STATES GOLD, SILVER AND COPPER COINS FORMED BY WILLIAM CUTLER ATWATER... INCLUDING THE CELEBRATED STICKNEY 1804 DOLLAR AND THE IDLER 1804 DOLLAR... Fort Worth, June 11, 1946. 4to, original flexible full black morocco, gilt; original printed card covers bound in. 199, (7); (12) pages; 2398 lots; frontispiece portrait of Atwater; text illustrations; prices realized list bound in. Light wear to extremities; near fine. The Deluxe Leatherbound Edition. Ex Russell H. Renz, with his name stamped in gilt at the base of the front cover. Inscribed to Renz on the front free flyleaf: "With my compliments and good wishes to my esteemed friend Dr. Russell Renz. Sincerely (signed) B. Max Mehl." Perhaps as few as half a dozen deluxe Atwater catalogues were originally issued by Mehl (as compared with 25 or so of the deluxe Dunham catalogue). Five others are currently known to us, originally presented to Abe Kosoff, Gaston DiBello, A.W. Buehring, J.F. McDermott and William Rabin. The owner of the volume at hand, Dr. Russell H. Renz, wrote an interesting 1938 "Treatise on the Subject of 'Private and Territorial Gold Coins of the United States,'" and his outstanding collection of United States and pioneer gold coins was sold at auction by Mehl in 1948. [Online description truncated; see printed or PDF catalogue for full description.]