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    Beautiful Set of a 1789 Work Featuring
    Illustrations of American Paper Currency

    (Anburey, Thomas). Travels through the Interior Parts of America; In a Series of Letters. By an Officer. London: Printed for William Lane, Leadenhall-Street, 1789. First edition. Two volumes, complete. 8vo, most handsomely bound in matching modern tan half calf with marbled paper sides, in period style; spines with five raised bands, ruled and lettered in gilt; original black morocco spine labels, gilt. (2), vii, (28), 467, (1) + (2), 558 pages; very large finely engraved linen-backed folding frontispiece map of the Eastern seaboard and inland, from Virginia to New Hampshire, British Army routes hand-tinted; finely engraved armorial dedication vignette; superbly engraved large folding "View of St. John's, upon the River Sorell, in Canada, with the Redoubts, Works, &c."; engraved folding "Section and Plan of a Block-house"; finely engraved plate of "An Indian Warrior": finely engraved folding "View of a Saw Mill"; finely engraved large folding "View of the West Bank of the Hudson's River"; finely engraved large folding view of the "Encampment of the Convention Army"; 4 well-engraved plates depicting both sides of four Continental Currency notes: a July 22, 1776 $3.00, a Nov. 2, 1776 $6.00, a 14th January, 1779 $50.00, and a 14th January, 1779 $65.00 note, with one of the signatures on each printed in red ink and with two fronts hand-tinted. Larned 3692: "the first eight months spent in and about Quebec and Montreal give good detail on the conditions and sentiment in Canada." Howes U.S.iana 226: "Capt. Anburey served with Burgoyne, but this account of his travels was largely plagiarized from Burnaby, Smyth and others." Nevertheless, Anburey's account still remains a fascinating narrative on America by a British officer. A very attractive copy of one of the first works to illustrate Continental currency. Near fine.
    Estimate $1,500.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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