Boston, Mass. Privately Printed, 1885. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Item #26853
28 pages; illustrated with 5 black and white plates, including a large frontispiece, of various coinage; text describes the author's findings on the subject. One of a limited privately printed edition of 60 copies. James Carson Brevoort (1818-1887) American numismatist & antiquarian; "...was educated in Europe during his parents' travels…earned a degree in civil engineering from the Ecole Centrale des Arts et Manufactures in Paris; served as Washington Irving's private secretary following Irving's appointment as United States Minister to Spain in 1842…(eventually) he managed the large land holdings of his father-in-law, Judge Leffert Lefferts. In Brooklyn, Brevoort gained renown for his scholarly interest and public service. He studied history, entomology, and ichthyology and also served for many years as a member of the Brooklyn Board of Education and the Board of Water Commissioners. Brevoort also helped to found the Long Island Historical Society (now the Brooklyn Historical Society) in 1863, served as its President for 10 years, and was a Director of the Society until his death." (Brooklyn Historical Society, guide to the Brevoort Papers) Printed by T.R. Marvin & Son, Boston, reprinted by the author from his American Journal of Numismatics article. Approx. 8 1/4" x 9 3/4" size; original light gray printed paper wraps binding; some edge, tips wear & edge-chipping, darkening, to covers & spine paper; contents clean and in very good condition.