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1864 Edward M. Hodges’ Bank Note Safe-Guard. “Revised and Corrected
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Penultimate Edward M. Hodges' 1864 American Bank Note Safe-Guard1864 Edward M. Hodges’ Bank Note Safe-Guard. “Revised and Corrected and Arranged” Edition. Sullivan Type Q. Fine Contents and Finely Bound.The penultimate edition of the historic Hodges' titles and rare. This is another beauty and now richly bound by Sam Ellenport to match the others here. A significant pedigree to the Newman Library.Titles and Specifications: Hodges, Edward M. Hodges' American Bank Note Safe-Guard; Giving Fac Simile Descriptions of Upwards of Ten Thousand Bank Notes Embracing Every Genuine Note Issued in the United States & Canada. Revised and Corrected, and Arranged Geographically and Alphabetically. The Most Effectual Detector of Spurious, Altered and Counterfeit Bills Ever Published. The Only Work of the Kind Extant. New-York: Arranged and Published by Edward M. Hodges, 1864. Folio 35.5cm by 22.5cm. Bound in three quarter morocco leather, spine compartments titled in gilt, front board compartment with original decorated cloth and gilt titling. (3), 4-340 pp. Boarded typographical depictions of bank notes organized 3 by 10 to a page.Distinguishing Features: Two inserts bound in; one printed on canary paper. Notes: This edition's rarity is confirmed from the Newman Part XI sale description and discusses this as follow: "Original subscription receipt for Hodges' Journal of Finance and Bank Note Reporter affixed to front pastedown; a printed circular for George H. Barker as agent for Hodges tipped in; small yellow printed circular for Barker, advertising various Hodges publications, tipped in at title page. A very rare late edition, lacking from the Champa, Bass and Ford libraries and not represented in the American Numismatic Society Library. Joints cracked and reinforced with cloth tape; spine also reinforced with cloth tape. Overall condition very good." The 1865 "Safe-Guard," published by Edward M. Hodges is Sullivan Type R, but is not included in the collection. It is another extremely rare volume and significantly had the Confederate controlled area's notes removed.Handsome and bright internally. There are minor restorations to the front wrapper. Inserts are gorgeous. Very handsomely bound like the rest of the set and visually exciting. Ex: Heritage-Ex: Heritage's Newman Part XI Library, November 2018, lot 15315.Distinctive and extremely rare. The final Hodges' volume in a collection carried across an amazing acquisition tenure of twenty-five years. A feat that might never be duplicated in this scope.Estimate: $2,500 - $5,000.Provenance: From the MJS Collection.
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