Monographs by Breck and Davis

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Monographs by Breck and Davis
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Breck, Samuel. HISTORICAL SKETCH OF CONTINENTAL PAPER MONEY. Philadelphia: A.C. Kline, 1863. 8vo, original printed wraps. 33, (3) pages. Fine. [with] Davis, Andrew McFarland. Certain ADDITIONAL NOTES TOUCHING UPON THE SUBJECTS OF IGNOMINIOUS PUNISHMENTS AND OF THE MASSACHUSETTS CURRENCY. Offprint from the Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society. Worcester, 1899. 8vo, original printed wraps. 9, (3) pages. Fine. First published in the Transactions of the Historical and Literary Committee of the American Philosophical Society (1843), this copy of Breck's important work is the 1863 reprint by A.C. Kline, a scarce work in its own right. A significant early work on the subject. Clain-Stefanelli 13292. Davis 135. Sabin 7668. Sigler 297. Davis's offprint is an odd contribution to numismatic literature, being both some supplementary notes on past punishments for various crimes (including counterfeiting) as well as some supplementary material on Davis's 1898 paper on Massachusetts currency. Both are unusually well-preserved copies.