Item #128624 COMITIA AMERICANA AND RELATED MEDALS, John W. Adams, Anne E. Bentley.


Underappreciated monuments to our heritage. A Leaf Book. Pp. 348+[4], 58 coloured plates (including frontispiece), black & white author portraits, text illustrations of medals (some printed in blue), title and text decorations printed in blue, notes, appendices, bibliography, index; bound by the Campbell-Logan bindery in full tan morocco, with gilt lettered black leather title label on spine, upper board decorated in gilt, the bottom fore-corner of upper board faintly bruised; fore and bottom edges uncut; within a navy cloth solander box with gilt lettered red leather title label on spine; George Frederick Kolbe, Crestline, California, 2007. First edition, limited issue, being one of 60 numbered copies thus, printed at the Bird & Bull Press and including an original etching from J. F. Loubat'sThe Medallic History of the United States of America. *Henry Morris's own copy, with a signed presentation inscription to him from John W. Adams on the upper free endpaper (dated 9/12 2007). Loosely inserted is a folded copy of the original prospectus, which explains: '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 Statesis the spiritual ancestor of the present volume.'. Item #128624

Price: $3,750.00