A rare book signed by two giants in the field
This one has me very excited, and it's not even a token!
Proud to be the owner of this extremely rare book! Printed in 1924, this is where Civil War Token collecting took shape. Hetrich & Guttag's "Civil War Tokens and Tradesman's Store Cards," the first reference book on the subject. It was reprinted in the 1960s, though you can still find first editions with the blue cloth binding here and there.
This is the deluxe leather bound edition that was limited to 15 copies! It is signed by both authors, George Hetrich and Julius Guttag. It is numbered "No. 3 of the De Luxe Edition" on paper title card above. Large octavo (9.5" x 7"); 289p. 16 linen-backed color example plates.
I've never even seen one of these. As you can see, the book is in poor shape, but it's "all there." Thinking about getting it restored. It is a pretty important piece, and though the leather is deteriorating the pages are in very good shape. I consider it an incredible piece of history.
If anyone has any suggestions for restoration please let me know. And thanks for looking
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