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AJN Volumes 2-4

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AJN Volumes 2-4
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American Numismatic and Archaeological Society. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NUMISMATICS. Vol. II, Nos. 1-12, complete. New York, 1867-68. (2), 112 pages; text illustrations; map. [bound with] American Numismatic and Archaeological Society. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NUMISMATICS. Vol. III, Nos. 1-12, complete. New York, 1868-69. 100, (2) pages; text illustrations; folding table of "Prices of the Lord Baltimore Coinage"; fine mounted photographic plate depicting the "First United States Mint." Notably lacking the folding Levick table and the mounted Levick photographic plate depicting 1793 large cents. [bound with] American Numismatic and Archaeological Society. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NUMISMATICS. Vol. IV, Nos. 1-12, complete. New York, 1869-70. (2), 100 pages; text illustrations; lithographic plate depicting Canadian Confederation medal. Lacking the fine mounted photographic plate by Dr. Hall. 4to, 1920s green pebbled cloth binding, gilt; green floral endpapers. Vol. III pages a bit brittle, with one loose leaf; generally very good. A frustrating volume in some ways, if still desirable. Volume II is legitimately scarce, being offered far less often than either Volume I or Volume III. On its own, its presence is a real selling point. Volume III is famous for the two photographic plates issued to accompany it. The November 1868 issue marks the first use of photography in an American numismatic periodical (the U.S. Mint photograph), and the example in this copy is quite nice. However, this copy is missing the well-known "Levick plate," which is a real shame (it is also missing a folding table on large cents compiled by Levick). Further, this copy of Volume IV has also had a plate removed from it: the "Hall plate" depicting the head of Liberty on U.S. coins. Still, Volume II is complete and Vols. III and IV are nearly complete. The binding is of the style commissioned by Wayte Raymond, and a note in pencil indicates that this was donated by Raymond to the Rochester Numismatic Association, the present consignor.