Pearl Large Cent Catalogue, Hardcover Variant

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Pearl Large Cent Catalogue, Hardcover Variant
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Kosoff, A. THE OUTSTANDING COLLECTION OF UNITED STATES LARGE CENTS FORMED BY MR. OSCAR J. PEARL, NEW YORK CITY. FOR SALE AT FIXED PRICES. New York: Numismatic Gallery, 1944. 4to, original red cloth, black labels on spine and upper cover, lettered in gilt. 24, xl pages; 479 listings; 16 plates of Pearl large cents; 7 other plates. Spine label worn; very good or better. A variant of the Special Hardbound Edition. It would appear that Kosoff bound up copies of this famous catalogue in small batches. At least two varieties of those bound in the prevailing orange cloth exist and through the years we have seen several examples (as here) in red cloth. After the move to California, Kosoff also bound a few copies in brown leatherette. To confuse matters further, at some point in time Frank Katen apparently purchased the remaining copies issued in printed card covers and, over the years, bound up copies in cloth, though without the characteristic black labels.