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Penny Whimsy, Autographed by the Authors

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Penny Whimsy, Autographed by the Authors
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This item SOLD at 2015 Jan 10 @ 14:56UTC-5 : EST/CDT
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Sheldon, William H., with the collaboration of Dorothy I. Paschal and Walter Breen. PENNY WHIMSY. A REVISION OF EARLY AMERICAN CENTS, 1793-1814. AN EXERCISE IN DESCRIPTION CLASSIFICATION WITH TABLES OF RARITY AND VALUE. Lawrence: Quarterman, 1976 reprint. 8vo, original cream cloth, gilt; jacket. xii, 340, (2) pages; 51 plates. Fine. Inscribed in ink in the front flyleaf: "Regards to Del, (inscribed and signed in blue ink) Wm. Sheldon, (signed in different blue ink) Dorothy I. Paschal, and (signed in violet ink) Walter Breen." The only example we recall ever having encountered signed by all three principals. Dr. Sheldon died the year after publication and, presumably, very few copies of this meritorious reprint were inscribed by him before his death. Some have claimed that the illustrations in this reprint are superior to those found in the original edition. On the copyright page, publisher Alfred D. Hoch notes: "This Quarterman edition contains a reproduction of the text of the original with the correction of typographical and factual errors present in the 1958 edition from notations supplied by the author. The plates have been reproduced from photographs rather than the printed plates of earlier editions." Ex Michael Spurlock library.