The 1975 EAC Sale with Breen’s Errata

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The 1975 EAC Sale with Breen’s Errata
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Pine Tree Auction Company. THE EARLY AMERICAN COPPERS SOCIETY CONVENTION. New York, Feb. 15, 1975. 4to, original pictorial card covers. (3)-134 pages, including 34 plates; 1079 lots. Hand-priced in red ink. [with] Pine Tree Auction Company/Walter Breen. PHOTOCOPY TYPESCRIPT WITH MANUSCRIPT ADDITIONS OF AN ERRATA FOR THAT SALE. 26 photocopied pages, 8.5 by 11 inches. Both near fine. An important sale, featuring Q. David Bowers’s collection of Connecticut coppers, one of the finest ever formed. Catalogued primarily by Walter Breen, this has become an essential reference. Clain-Stefanelli 12380. As discussed in Jack Collins’s Catalogue of Catalogues (July 4, 1987), the errata was prepared by Walter Breen to correct the hundreds of errors which unfortunately appeared in the 1975 EAC sale catalogue prepared by Breen for Pine Tree Auction Company. Breen’s manuscript for that sale had been heavily edited by Pine Tree’s Herb Melnick, and the final product was seen by Breen as deeply flawed -- a true pity, as the collection being sold remains of the utmost importance. A deluxe, post-sale edition of the catalogue was planned, to include photographic plates and the errata, but was canceled by Melnick upon learning of the errata. Breen subsequently distributed the errata in photocopy form on a very limited basis. This is a necessary addition to the 1975 EAC sale.