Würtzbach Plates on Massachusetts Silver

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Würtzbach Plates on Massachusetts Silver
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Würtzbach, Carl. (COMPLETE SET OF MASSACHUSETTS COLONIAL SILVER MONEY). Lee: Carl Würtzbach, 1937. Oblong 4to, original maroon leatherette folder. Blank leaf, 8 printed leaves; portrait of the author; 8 fine facing photographic plates depicting both sides of eighty coins. Blank pages against covers are spotted; final plate toned. Very good or better. A very scarce and important illustrated record of Würtzbach's notable collection, prepared for presentation purposes. Würtzbach apparently gave out few copies, however, and most were probably distributed after his death in 1947. Würtzbach dedicated his work "To the lovers and collectors of the most interesting and historically the most important issues of all our colonial and United States coinage." The excellent plates remain useful for establishing pedigrees. Depicted are coins once in the collections of famous numismatists such as Finotti, McCoy, Mickley, Clay, Bushnell, Davis, Cleneay, Parmelee, Whitman, Winsor, Mills, H.P. Smith, Stickney, Gschwend, Zabriski, Earle, Parsons, Bement, Jackman, Jenks, Ten Eyck, Brand, Clapp, Ellsworth, Hall, Granberg, Col. Green, Guttag, Newcomer, Ryder, DeWitt Smith, Newcomer, T. James Clarke, Stearns, W.S. Lincoln and Dr. Clay. [Online description truncated; see printed or PDF catalogue for full description.]