Eckfeldt & Du Bois, Coins of All Nations

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Eckfeldt & Du Bois, Coins of All Nations
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Eckfeldt, Jacob R., and William E. Du Bois. A MANUAL OF GOLD AND SILVER COINS OF ALL NATIONS, STRUCK WITHIN THE PAST CENTURY.... Philadelphia: Published at the Assay Office of the Mint, 1842. Small 4to, somewhat later blue floral cloth. (4), iv, (5)-220 pages; finely engraved frontispiece title engraving of the Mint building; 16 attractively engraved plates of coins, all on coated paper with original tissue guards. Binding worn, missing some cloth on spine; frontispiece page has dark blotches on page, but engraving is untouched; internally near fine with some foxing. An original copy of this landmark work in American numismatics. For nearly two decades it was the only practical guide available to American coin collectors. It was also the first work to illustrate the 1804 dollar and was one of the earliest works to combine photography, electrotyping and the medal ruling machine for illustrative purposes. Ex William Wrixon Leycester library, with his bookplate on pastedown.