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Bushnell on Cards, Tokens & Medals

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / US Coins Start Price:200.00 USD Estimated At:300.00 - 300.00 USD
Bushnell on Cards, Tokens & Medals
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400.00USDto n**********a+ (72.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2014 Nov 01 @ 15:22UTC-4 : AST/EDT
A buyer’s premium of 18% will be added to the cost of all lots purchased by absentee bidders. The premium is reduced to 15% for floor bidders. See shipping info and full terms.
Bushnell, Charles I. AN ARRANGEMENT OF TRADESMEN'S CARDS, POLITICAL TOKENS, ALSO, ELECTION MEDALS, MEDALETS, &C. CURRENT IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOR THE LAST SIXTY YEARS, DESCRIBED FROM THE ORIGINALS, CHIEFLY IN THE COLLECTION OF THE AUTHOR. WITH ENGRAVINGS. New York: Printed for the Author, 1858. 8vo, early 20th-century blue cloth, gilt; decorative endpapers. Title printed in red and black. (2), 118, (2) pages; 4 lithographic plates depicting a variety of tokens; advertising leaf. Minor rubbing to spine; a trifle foxed; very good or better. Along with Bushnell's 1859 work on New York tokens (vide infra), a fundamental early U.S. text on a specific numismatic topic. Bushnell's descriptions are detailed and thorough, setting a fine example for those wishing to follow in his footsteps. Important and scarce. Clain-Stefanelli 13993*. Ex Harry W. Bass library, with his bookplate (Sale 80, lot 101); ex June 12-13, 1981 Kolbe sale, lot 624.