Woodward's Rare Work on Washington Medals, with a Letter from the Author

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Woodward's Rare Work on Washington Medals, with a Letter from the Author
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Woodward, W. Elliot. A LIST OF WASHINGTON MEMORIAL MEDALS. Privately Printed (Albany: Joel Munsell), 1865. 4to, contemporary brown three-quarters morocco, gilt, with mottled sides. Blank leaf, 16 pages, blank leaf; title printed in red and black. Letter from Woodward to Charles C. Moreau, dated Jan. 10, 1866, bound in. Letter believed to be secretarial, and not in Woodward's hand. Minor wear to binding; lacking frontispiece engraving of Washington; very good or better. Copy No. 7 of only 50 issued, initialed and numbered by Woodward; also inscribed on the limitation page: "C.C. Moreau, Esq., with kind regards of W. Elliot Woodward." The first and only separate appearance of Woodward's pioneering work. It originally appeared earlier in the year as part of Hough's monumental Washingtoniana. Both versions were produced by Joel Munsell, one of America's most celebrated 19th-century printers, who also printed most of Woodward's non-numismatic limited-edition historical publications. The letter from Woodward touches on various bibliophilic matters, some of them relating to the Bradford Club, of which Woodward was a member and which was founded by John B. Moreau, Charles C. Moreau's brother. Rare, and especially desirable with the letter from Woodward.