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Copy No. 1 of Gilbert, Inscribed to Alvord

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Copy No. 1 of Gilbert, Inscribed to Alvord
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Gilbert, Ebenezer. THE UNITED STATES HALF CENTS. FROM THE FIRST YEAR OF ISSUE, IN 1793, TO THE YEAR WHEN DISCONTINUED, 1857. ALL DATES AND VARIETIES DESCRIBED AND ILLUSTRATED. New York: Published by the Elder Numismatic Press, 1916. First edition, first issue. Small 4to [25.5 by 22.5 cm], original russet cloth, gilt. (2), 43, (3) pages; 6 fine photographic plates. Addition slip, entitled "No. 1-A" (approximately 83 by 211 mm, trimmed by hand), and glossy accompanying sepia photographic print (85 by 196 mm) loosely laid in, with pencil annotations on the addition slip identifying the date as 1831 and noting additional diagnostic points. Signed and numbered by the author on the front blank leaf recto. Contents a trifle loose, pencil correction in the text, two plates corrected in white ink. Fine. Inscribed in ink on the blank leaf preceding the first plate and the title: "No. 1, To F.R. Alvord, With the compliments of (signed) Ebenezer Gilbert." [Online description truncated; see PDF or printed catalogue for full description.]