Steigerwalt's Illustrated History

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Steigerwalt's Illustrated History
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Steigerwalt, Chas. STEIGERWALT'S ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF UNITED STATES AND COLONIAL COINS. Lancaster, 1884. 8vo, original pebbled maroon cloth; yellow endpapers. 40 pages; numerous line-drawn illustrations of coins. Front hinge cracked, else fine. A fine copy of this very scarce work, ex Harry W. Bass, Jr. library. An 1804 dollar is depicted on the title with the following legend: "$500 to $1,000 paid for this piece." In the preface, Steigerwalt writes: "Having long felt the need of a work that would give, in a condensed form, the main facts in regard to the United States and Colonial Coinage, without entering into the minute details of die varieties, etc., so extensively treated in the so-called monographs, type tables, etc., I have endeavored in the present work to present only such information as will interest the great body of collectors, and especially those who have had but little experience yet in collecting, to whom this work will be very valuable as a book of reference. [Online description truncated; see PDF or printed catalogue for full description.]