First Printing of Betts, ex Ford

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First Printing of Betts, ex Ford
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Betts, C. Wyllys. AMERICAN COLONIAL HISTORY ILLUSTRATED BY CONTEMPORARY MEDALS. Edited, with notes, by William T.R. Marvin and Lyman Haines Low. First edition, first printing. New York: Scott Stamp & Coin, 1894. 8vo, original brown cloth, gilt; gilt impression of the 1775 William Penn medal (Betts 531) on the front cover. Frontispiece portrait of Admiral Vernon; v, (3), 332 pages; text illustrations. Rear hinge cracked, as often seen. Near fine. A well above-average copy of the first edition, first printing of this classic work, still the standard reference on medals relating to the early history of the Americas. Clain-Stefanelli 15025*. Davis 99. Grierson 268. Sigler 232. Ex John J. Ford, with his 1959 accession note on the front flyleaf.