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The Ford "Reprint" of Browning

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / US Coins Start Price:260.00 USD Estimated At:400.00 - 400.00 USD
The Ford  Reprint  of Browning
SOLD
300.00USDto w********8+ (54.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2014 Nov 01 @ 15:19UTC-4 : AST/EDT
A buyer’s premium of 18% will be added to the cost of all lots purchased by absentee bidders. The premium is reduced to 15% for floor bidders. See shipping info and full terms.
Browning, A.W. THE EARLY QUARTER DOLLARS OF THE UNITED STATES 1796-1838. WITH A FEW REMARKS CONCERNING THEIR TYPES, VARIETIES AND RARITY. ILLUSTRATED ON EIGHT PHOTOGRAPHIC PLATES. New York: Wayte Raymond, 1925 & (John J. Ford, Jr., 1950). 8vo, original crimson cloth, upper cover lettered in gilt. 36 pages; 8 fine linen-backed photographic plates of coins. Fine. Reportedly, one of only 25 to 30 copies issued with the original 1925 text and new impressions of the plates commissioned in 1950 by John J. Ford, Jr., and taken from the original glass negatives. A number of plates in this edition are superior to those found in the original issue. In addition to the slightly larger format, this unidentified later issue may be identified by the flat spine (1925 edition rounded), sans serif lettering (1925 lettering with serifs) and text, which does not extend to the outer plate edges (1925 text and outer plate edges are flush). In a New Netherlands Coin Co. advertisement appearing in the February, 1951 issue of The Numismatist, following an announcement stating that "It is a pleasure to announce that Mr. John J. Ford, Jr. is now associated with our firm," this issue of "The Rarest Standard Work on U.S. Coins" is offered for sale, described as follows: "This rare and popular book has sold as high as $35.00, often in inferior condition. We have unearthed a limited number of copies, in new condition, which we can offer for the extremely low price of $12.50 each... This is one of the best book buys ever." Clain-Stefanelli 12269. Davis 149. Sigler 352.