This is a July 1909 announcement of preparation of Adams & Woodin's pattern book and snippet on Stellas. Maybe the delay in release of the book turned off all the other pattern collectors...
I liked the comment "This book will probably be the authority on patterns for all time ..." I guess that prediction gets a big Oops. That said, I don't have a copy of it. It's not high on my list but it would be fun to have.
I enjoy old coin books, and when I see them for a reasonable price, will pick them up for my library. Have not encountered this one. Years ago, I came across Rose's book on chopmarks, quite by chance, at a gunshow. Snagged that one immediately. Cheers, RickO
Thanks for posting those - fun reading!
Edgar Adams and William H. Woodin published their work titled “United States Pattern, Trial, and Experimental Pieces" in the American Numismatic Society Monograph in 1913. So you will find it as an ANS monograph soft covered.
Many of these patterns would be subsequently exhibited at the 1914 ANS convention (the largest exhibition of patterns ever) and eventually be sold to Virgil Brand
A hardcover reprint was done in 1959, which was same year as the first edition of the Judd Pattern book
I have Adams' first edition, 1913 with notes from the Judson Brenner collection of Pattern cents. Ex: R.E. (Ted) Naftzger Jr.
The first edition was believed to be limited to about 200 copies.
Gee, when I read the subject line I thought you were going to show a coin with a face of a person that looked plaid, lol.