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Hardcover 1990 Adams Library Sale

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Hardcover 1990 Adams Library Sale
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Kolbe, George Frederick. PUBLIC AND MAIL BID AUCTION SALE XLIV. SELECTIONS FROM THE AMERICAN NUMISMATIC LIBRARY OF JOHN WESTON ADAMS. FEATURING A MAGNIFICENT LIBRARY COMPRISED OF STANDARD WORKS, MANUSCRIPTS & CORRESPONDENCE ON UNITED STATES LARGE CENTS. RARE AND CLASSIC AMERICAN AUCTION SALE CATALOGUES. AN OUTSTANDING LIBRARY ON AMERICAN PAPER CURRENCY AND COUNTERFEITING... Long Beach and Crestline, June 1 and 18, 1990. 4to, original aqua green cloth, gilt; specially printed card covers bound in. 79, (1) pages; 517 lots; prices realized list bound in. Bronze Kolbe token affixed to rear card cover, showing through die-cut hole through bottom of pages, as issued. Fine. The special hardcover edition of a classic sale of American numismatic literature, number 10 of 50 copies thus bound. The sale included extremely important correspondence pertaining to U.S. large cents, which brought very strong prices. One of two hardcover editions prepared for this sale (see following lot), both of which incorporate a token Kolbe had made featuring his logo (as do some softcovers). A very attractive production, featuring different card covers than the regular softcover edition: as the regular card covers proved too dark to make the cover’s illustration adequately stand out, white card covers were used instead when preparing the hardcovers.