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COMITIA AMERICANA AND RELATED MEDALS: UNDERAPPRECIATED MONUMENTS TO OUR HERITAGE... A LEAF BOOK by  John W. and Anne E. Bentley Adams - 2007 - from Kolbe & Fanning (SKU: 243)

COMITIA AMERICANA AND RELATED MEDALS: UNDERAPPRECIATED MONUMENTS TO OUR HERITAGE... A LEAF BOOK

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COMITIA AMERICANA AND RELATED MEDALS: UNDERAPPRECIATED MONUMENTS TO OUR HERITAGE... A LEAF BOOK

by Adams, John W. and Anne E. Bentley

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Crestline: George Frederick Kolbe, 2007. New. Large 8vo, brown full morocco, leather spine label, gilt, cloth clamshell box. 351, (1) pages; 57 color plates and an original engraving for J.F. Loubat's "The Medallic History of the United States." New. Special edition. A Leaf book limited to 60 copies letterpress printed by Bird & Bull Press. A magnificent production. Citing from the preface: "The regular edition of Comitia Americana and Related Medals has been shaped for the scholar and the collector... The special edition at hand is intended to serve a different purpose. Here, the authors' objective is to place the reader in a closer relationship with the historical events that are described. To this end, the text of this edition has been prepared by the same letterpress technology in use in the late eighteenth century. The two centuries that lie between the American Revolution and the present day are neatly bridged by the inclusion of a leaf from a book published in 1878. Joseph Florimond Loubat's Medallic History of the United States is the spiritual ancestor of the present volume. Elegantly printed on sumptuous paper, Loubat's magnum opus sets a standard of scholarly excellence that has not been matched and to which, immodestly, we aspire. Between the timeless craftmanship of Bird & Bull Press and the actual leaf from Loubat, the authors seek to reinforce the message that our early medals were intended to convey. It is a noble message. We hope that this special edition will prove a worthy carrier of important memories that comprise our national heritage."

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Bookseller
Kolbe & Fanning US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
243
Title
COMITIA AMERICANA AND RELATED MEDALS: UNDERAPPRECIATED MONUMENTS TO OUR HERITAGE... A LEAF BOOK
Author
Adams, John W. and Anne E. Bentley
Format/binding
New
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
16
Publisher
George Frederick Kolbe
Place of Publication
Crestline
Date published
2007
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Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are the largest firm in the world specializing in rare and out-of-print numismatic literature. Drawing upon decades of experience, we buy and sell books, catalogues and periodicals in all languages and from all time periods. We regularly conduct mail-bid and public auction sales and also sell numismatic books directly online. Please feel free to contact us if we may be of assistance in building or disposing of your library. We are members of the International Association of Professional Numismatists (IAPN).

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spine label
The paper or leather descriptive tag attached to the spine of the book, most commonly providing the title and author of the...[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
New
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Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]
clamshell box
A protective box designed for storing and preserving a bound book or loose sheets. A clamshell box is hinged on one side, with...[more]

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