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Deluxe Edition Plated 1873 Chubbuck Sale, ex Bass & Champa

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Deluxe Edition Plated 1873 Chubbuck Sale, ex Bass & Champa
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Haseltine, John W. CATALOGUE OF A VERY LARGE AND VALUABLE COLLECTION OF GOLD, SILVER AND COPPER COINS AND MEDALS, COMPRISING THE CABINETS OF S.W. CHUBBUCK, OF UTICA, N.Y., AND OTHERS. Philadelphia: Birch, Feb. 25-28, 1873. 8vo, contemporary dark green half morocco, gilt; spine with fine raised bands, lettered in gilt; all page edges mottled; marbled endpapers. 127 leaves printed on rectos only; 2896 lots; 5 fine photographic plates, mounted on thick card stock as issued. Front board detached; extremities somewhat worn, with hinges strengthened. Very good. The Deluxe Edition. Front flyleaf verso inscribed: “Jonas Marsh Libbey, March 1st 1873, New York City.” Adams page 48: “The only real rarity of the [Haseltine] series is a plated Chubbuck, of which fifty copies were made.” Of these fifty plated copies, only a few, as here, were issued with the specially printed text. The first plate depicts rare American silver coins; the second comprises illustrations of coins of the Far East; the third features large cents 1793-1832; the fourth depicts European and Latin American medals and two ancient coins; and the fifth illustrates three large European medals and a silver Libertas Americana medal. The only sale in the entire Haseltine series issued with plates though two were made for the 1883 Harold P. Newlin sale, subsequently employed in the Newlin monograph on half dimes, published later in the sale year. It is regrettable that Haseltine did not issue plates for his famous 1881 “Type Table” sale though one can understand the economic reasons for not doing so. All the more tragic, however, is the lack of plates in Haseltine’s other truly great sale: the Sylvester S. Crosby auction, which, unlike the “Type Table,” was not even issued in a special edition. Ex Kolbe Sale 88, lot 989; ex Harry W. Bass, Jr., with his bookplate (Kolbe Sale 77, lot 308); ex Armand Champa library (Part III, lot 2330).