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Presentation Edition of Ed Lee on California Gold

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Presentation Edition of Ed Lee on California Gold
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Lee, Ed M. CALIFORNIA GOLD QUARTERS, HALVES, DOLLARS. A DESCRIPTIVE LIST OF PRIVATELY ISSUED, INTERESTING AND HISTORICAL COINS OF SMALL DENOMINATIONS. Los Angeles: Tower-Lee Company, 1932. 8vo, original flexible blue textured cloth, gilt. Autographed frontispiece with tissue guard; 94 pages; 1 plate. Gilt cover lettering fading, else near fine. Copy 18 of the special presentation edition. The first attempt to comprehensively cover this series, and forerunner of the several guides published since. Indeed, Lee was the father of Kenneth W. Lee, who also wrote a major work on the subject and whose collection, built on the foundation of his father’s, formed the basis of the Breen-Gillio reference that is today the standard work. The special edition is primarily indicated by the frontispiece portrait, signed in ink by Lee, and is rare. Clain-Stefanelli 12473. Davis 610.