W. L. Ormsby. A Description of the Present System of Bank Note Engraving, Showing the Tendency to Facilitate Counterfeiting: To Which is Added a New Method of Constructing Bank Notes to Prevent Forgery. New York: W. L. Ormsby, 1852.

    First edition. Quarto. 102 pages. Illustrated with numerous vignettes throughout, engraved frontispiece (Plate 5) and eleven engraved plates (last plate is in facsimile).

    Publisher's full brown leather with gilt decoration and page edges. Rubbing and scuffing with the joints beginning to crack at spine ends. Minor toning to page edges and light, scattered foxing throughout. Plate 13 is a tipped-in facsimile. A very good copy of this core numismatic title.

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