AMERICAN BOND DETECTOR.
The American Bond Detector and Complete History of the United States Government Securities. Washington: American Bond and Currency Detector Company, 1869. Oblong 4to (231 x 321 mm). 22 engraved plates and 9 embossed plates printed with metallic inks. Original half brown morocco over green cloth boards stamped in gilt and in blind, rebacked. Front free endpaper and flyleaf with cellotape-repaired tears, large chip to one corner of title, text toned, short closed tear to 4 coin plates, minor shelfwear.
Provenance: Woburn Public Library (bookplate).
Accurately reproduces a selection of government bonds as well as coins from the Americas, Britain and Europe.