Unique Matching Set of John W. Adams Collection Hardcovers: Numbers 9 & IX

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Unique Matching Set of John W. Adams Collection Hardcovers: Numbers 9 & IX
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Bowers and Ruddy Galleries. THE CELEBRATED JOHN W. ADAMS COLLECTION OF UNITED STATES LARGE CENTS OF THE YEAR 1794. Los Angeles, 1982. 4to, original grained cream cloth, gilt; original pictorial card covers bound in. 134 pages; portrait; enlarged text illustrations; 2 photographic plates of large cents in color. Price list laid in. Two copies of this special edition: one numbered 9, the other numbered IX. Fine or nearly so. Special Limited Library Editions. The hardcover editions were to be issued in 256 numbered copies, signed by the authors. Low numbers were specially assigned to friends and colleagues who had assisted with the catalogue. David and Susan Tripp were assigned number 9, but did not receive their copy. As their catalogue appeared to have gone missing the mail, a unique number IX was issued as a replacement. Considerably later, it was found that the original number 9 had been misdelivered and was eventually forwarded to them, resulting in a “matched set” of number nines. A superb collection, mostly comprised of coins with remarkable pedigrees extending into the nineteenth century. Voted as one of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society’s “One Hundred Greatest Items of United States Numismatic Literature.”