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    Raphael Thian's Rare 1876
    Confederate Note Album

    Thian, Raphael P. Confederate Note Album. For a Complete Collection (with Descriptive Letter-Press) of the Various Designs for Face and Back Selected by the Confederate Treasury Authorities for the Currency of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1865. Washington, D.C., 1876. Oblong 8vo [13.5 by 24.5 cm], original black half morocco, gilt; marbled endpapers. 45, (1) pages of descriptive text; 44 leaves hand-numbered 1-88 on blue stock with a decorative printed border. Hinges a little weak; front flyleaf detached, but present. Faint signs that notes were once affixed to some of the album leaves though none are present now.

    Very rare. The dedication on the leaf following the title explains Thian's purpose in issuing this volume:

    "A desire to afford Collectors of Confederate Currency a tasteful repository for their Notes, and at the same time furnish them an accurate and exhaustive description of the varieties comprising a full set, has resulted in this Album, which is respectively dedicated to them."


    The text describes in considerable detail the 88 notes comprising a set. Very good. Estimate $750.
    Ex: George K. Kolbe (7/1993).
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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

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