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    B.G. Johnson's Presentation Copy of
    Würtzbach on Massachusetts Silver

    Würtzbach, Carl. (Complete Set of Massachusetts Colonial Silver Money.) Lee: Würtzbach, 1937. Oblong 4to, original maroon leatherette folder. Blank leaf, 8 printed leaves; portrait of the author; 8 fine facing photographic plates depicting both sides of 80 coins. Numbered and signed by the author, with inscription to B.G. Johnson. An important and scarce illustrated record of Würtzbach's notable collection, prepared for presentation purposes. Most copies seen are unnumbered and unsigned. This is Copy No. 9 of an unstated (but small) edition. The portfolio's binding is fragile, and copies are frequently encountered, as here, with one or both covers detached. Front cover detached, but present; internally clean and fine. Estimate $500.
    Ex: Burdette G. Johnson.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    7th-10th Wednesday-Saturday
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