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    [Washington, George]. Baker, W.S. Medallic Portraits of Washington, with Historical and Critical Notes and a Descriptive Catalogue of the Coins, Medals, Tokens and Cards. Philadelphia: Robert M. Lindsay, 1885. First edition. Small 4to, original russet cloth sides somewhat crudely rebacked with original spine laid on; upper cover and spine lettered in gilt. Finely engraved frontispiece depicting Wright medal of Washington; (6), 252 pages. Some penciled annotations throughout. Original order form from the publisher laid in. Three sheets of St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co. letterhead laid in, the backs of which have been used by Burdette Johnson to take notes on several varieties of Washington coins and medals. Very good or so. Baker is a foundational work on the subject, and an enduring classic. Rather scarce, due to the fragile nature of the paper employed. [with] Baker, W.S. The Engraved Portraits of Washington, with Notices of the Originals and Brief Biographical Sketches of the Painters. Philadelphia: Lindsay & Baker, 1880. Small 4to, original brown cloth, rebacked with original spine laid on; spine and front cover lettered in gilt. 211, (1) pages; 434 detailed descriptions; general index and index to artists. Annotated in pencil; very good. Baker's work on engravings of Washington is also important and not without numismatic relevance. [with] Snowden, James Ross. A Description of the Medals of Washington; of National and Miscellaneous Medals; and of Other Objects of Interest in the Museum of the Mint... Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1861. Small 4to, original green quarter calf, gilt; spine lettered in gilt. x, (2), 13-203, (1) pages; letter facsimile plate; facsimile autograph plate; 21 superb plates of medals engraved by Joseph Saxton's medal ruling machine. Very good. Snowden was the Director of the Mint at the time of publication of this, the first major catalogue of Washington medals.
    Estimate $600.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

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