1861 Snowden Medallic and Memorials of Washington
This book is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-10-26)
Price : US $123.00
1861 James Ross Snowden Book ~ The Medallic & Memorials of Washington. Hard cover. Marked inside Philidehia J.B. Lipcott & Co 1861.
It is the description of the Washington Medals and National and Miscellaneous Medals and the other objects of interest in the museum of the mint. Biographical notices of the directors of the mint from 1792 to the year 1851.
By James Ross Snowden, Director of the Mint.
On one page it explains, by a hand written letter from Lieutenant-General Scott, giving him permission to dedicate this work to him. The medal to which he refers to to is the ' Cabinet Medal' which was struck to commemorate the inaugration of the Washington Collection in the Mint, on the 22d of February, 1860.
There are countless plates, covered by parchment paper. All lithographed and VERY detailed! The binding is made with a string (?) The book is sound, in good condition except for the front and back cover, which has slight discoloration on outer front edges, I think from how is was stored. Also the very top of spine it tore as seen in pics.
I am not a book dealer, so please ask questions before bidding and I can send more pics of what you would like to see. The pics on the auction are the worst pics from the book. I have better pics I can send, but wanted to show the worst.
Thanks for looking!
This book is sold (sold on 2008-10-26)
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