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AN ORIGINAL 1869 MARIS ON LARGE CENTS

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AN ORIGINAL 1869 MARIS ON LARGE CENTS
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Maris, Edward. VARIETIES OF THE COPPER ISSUES OF THE UNITED STATES MINT IN THE YEAR 1794. Philadelphia: Printed by William K. Bellows, Corner Fourth Street and Apple Tree Alley, 1869. Small 8vo [19 by 12 cm], later brown full morocco; spine lettered and ruled in gilt; both boards paneled in blind and gilt, with recessed panel in center; original trimmed front wrap mounted in front panel; board edges hatched in blind; marbled endpapers; cloth slipcase. 15, (1) pages. Fine. Rare. A most attractive copy of the first separately published work on United States cents and half cents. Remembered beyond its landmark status mostly for the colorful appellations given by Dr. Maris to the thirty-nine varieties of 1794 cents that he managed to identify. The names include the Coquette, Scarred Head, Venus Marina, Roman Plica, Double Chin, and Patagonian. Born in 1832, Maris graduated from medical school in 1855. According to W.T.R. Marvin “He began his collection soon after engaging in practice, as many others have done, by the effort to complete a set of the U.S. Cents, and then of the national coinage… His first contribution to the literature of the science was his well-known work on the Cents of 1794, still regarded as a high authority.” Of remaining significance. A relatively small percentage of the 100 copies originally printed appear to have survived.