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Admiral Bitler’s Annotated Doughty

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Admiral Bitler’s Annotated Doughty
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Doughty, Francis Worcester. THE CENTS OF THE UNITED STATES: A NUMISMATIC STUDY. EXTENSIVELY ILLUSTRATED FROM SELECTED SPECIMENS. 1934 Holland Davis reprint of the 1890 original. 8vo, original printed card covers. (6), 115, (1) pages; text figures; 2 tables (1 folding); 4 lithographic plates of coins. Annotated throughout by W.S. Bitler. Spine taped. Very good or so. Admiral Bitler’s annotated copy. Dr. Sheldon notes that Doughty’s work was based on research conducted by David Proskey a decade earlier and published in a series of articles in the Coin Collector’s Journal. “Proskey was the first to try to bring descriptive order to the study of early cents as a whole.” For unknown reasons, Proskey appears to have passed the work and his unfinished notes on to Doughty who republished the work in 1890 under his own name. Sheldon further observes that “The Proskey designations thus became Doughty designations, although it has been said that Doughty scarcely knew one date from another.”