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    Howard R. Newcomb's Plated Copy of the
    1909 Henry L. Jewett Sale

    Chapman, S.H. Catalog of the Splendid Historical Collection of the Gold, Silver and Copper Coins of Ancient Greece and Rome, Europe, the United States, Mexico and South America Formed by the Late Henry L. Jewett, Esq., Macon, Georgia. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Son & Co., June 21-23, 1909. 4to, contemporary dark maroon pebbled morocco paneled in blind; upper board lettered in gilt; spine with four raised bands lettered in gilt; marbled endpapers; all page edges marbled. (4), 131, (1) pages; 1871 lots; 13 fine photographic plates printed on thick card stock. Plates bound somewhat out of order, as generally seen with this sale. Partly hand-priced in pencil; original prices realized list bound in. Adams 4, rated A- overall. Highlights include American Colonials, Washingtonia, United States silver and gold coins, choice large cents and half cents, ancients, multiple thalers, and important European and English gold coins. Although nothing in this copy indicates that it belonged to Howard R. Newcomb, it is in the identical binding as several other plated Chapman catalogues in the Eric P. Newman library that include invoices addressed to Newcomb. Spine chipped at head; contents fine. Estimate $1,000.
    Ex: Howard R. Newcomb, in his binding.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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