Full Morocco 1992 Browning with Photographic Plates

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Full Morocco 1992 Browning with Photographic Plates
550.00USDto floor+ buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2014 Nov 01 @ 15:20UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Browning, A.W., and Walter Breen. THE EARLY QUARTER DOLLARS OF THE UNITED STATES, 1796-1838. BY A.W. BROWNING, 1925. COMPLETELY UPDATED IN 1991 BY WALTER BREEN. WITH THE COLLABORATION OF ROBERT W. MILLER, SR. NEW COMMENTARY 1992 BY Q. DAVID BOWERS. WITH NOTES ON RARITY, ATTRIBUTION, NEW VARIETIES, PEDIGREES OF FINEST KNOWN SPECIMENS, ETC. EDITED AND COMPILED BY MICHAEL HODDER. Wolfeboro: Bowers and Merena Galleries in cooperation with George Frederick Kolbe, 1992. 4to, original brown crushed full morocco; upper cover paneled and lettered in gilt; spine with five raised bands, lettered and richly decorated in gilt; all page edges gilt; silk headbands; decorative endpapers. Limitation leaf; 166 pages; title printed in silver and black; double size halftone coin enlargements throughout the text; 8 double-page halftone plates of coins; 8 superb photographic plates of coins, mounted on stiff stock and sewn in on stubs. Fine. No 5 of 25 specially hardbound copies printed on large paper and accompanied by photographic plates derived from the original glass negatives. This special edition combines superb new coin photographs printed on special archival photographic paper, and a new separate printing of the vastly augmented text on coated stock, optimizing the quality of the halftone coin enlargements therein. In sum, the photographic plates are superior to those found in either the original 1925 edition or 1950 Ford re-issue, and the halftone plates are superior to those found in any of the reprints, including the regular issue of the work at hand.