Historical Sketches of the Paper Currency of the American Colonies, prior to the adoption of the Federal Constitution. First Series. [With:] Continental Paper Money. Historical Sketches of American Paper Currency. Second Series. Henry PHILLIPS, Jr.
Historical Sketches of the Paper Currency of the American Colonies, prior to the adoption of the Federal Constitution. First Series. [With:] Continental Paper Money. Historical Sketches of American Paper Currency. Second Series

Historical Sketches of the Paper Currency of the American Colonies, prior to the adoption of the Federal Constitution. First Series. [With:] Continental Paper Money. Historical Sketches of American Paper Currency. Second Series

Roxbury, Massachusetts: Printed for W. Elliot Woodward, 1865-66. Two volumes, small 4to. Later half blue morocco, fore and bottom edges uncut. Corners worn, some light soiling to bindings, light toning to sheets and a few chips at edges. Item #408146

First editions, each of 250 copies from an edition of 303. By Philadelphia numismatist, philologist and translator (1838-1895), for many years either secretary, curator or librarian of the American Philosophical Society. DAB says his "studies were accepted as authoritative." The first volume treats the paper money of New Jersey, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Vermont. The second contains an account of the Bills of Credit issued by Congress usually known as "Continental Money." Howes P-316; Sabin 62488 and 62489.

Price: $350.00

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