Lot 289    

Four Different Heath's Infallible Conterfeit Detector,
2007 March 7th Online Sale
including: Anon. Heath's Infallible counterfeit Detector, at Sight. Boston: Laban Heath, 1864. 16mo, brown cloth, 27pp plus 5pp ads, 7 plates within text plus one fold-out note; PLUS pocket edition Heath's Greatly Improved and Enlarged Infallible Government Counterfeit Detector, at Sight. Boston: Laban Heath & Co., 1870. 16mo, green cloth with gilt lettering front, 40pp plus 12 plates rear. PLUS larger edition of same title, 1873. 8vo, red cloth, 41pp plus 10 illustrative plates in rear. PLUS pocket edition, 1878, 16mo, maroon cloth with gilt lettering front, 47pp plus 10 plates and 13pp ads in rear.

Provenance:  
Ex James E. Sanders Collection


Condition:  
1st: considerable damage and warping of boards, moderate toning, interior OK otherwise. 2nd: minor shelf wear, VG+. 3rd: Ex lib. with earlier green cloth cover over red cloth on front, repaired spine, insect damage, esp. to spine, front hinge separated, scattered foxing and water stains. VG-. 4th: moderate shelf wear, heavy wear at spine ends, binding loosening, VG.
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Four Sixth Plate Daguerreotypes of Young Girls,
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Four Daguerreotypes of Seated Boys,
Lot # 83 - Four Daguerreotypes of Seated Boys,
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Three Ninth Plate Ambrotype & Tintype Portraits Inside Figural Union Cases,
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Two CDV's of Sgt. Amos Humiston, 154th NY, KIA at Gettysburg,
Lot # 233 - Two CDV's of Sgt. Amos Humiston, 154th NY, KIA at Gettysburg,
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Lot of 10 Outdoor Photographs of West Point Scenes,
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Six Daguerreotype Portraits of Gentlemen,
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Lot # 144 - Eighteen Occupational CDV's and One Tintype,
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Sixth Plate Daguerreotype of an Unidentified Woman by Root,
Lot # 39 - Sixth Plate Daguerreotype of an Unidentified Woman by Root,
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polychrome woven silk with U.S. flag and title of song on ribbon banner at top, musical score and text below with pointed terminal decorated with 5-pointed star with scroll work surround, marked on reverse with spread winged eagle and Trade Mark, 2.5" x 12", less red silk tassel. > Item Details
Eighteen Early Photographs of Children & Their Toys,
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Lot of Six Daguerreotype Portraits of Couples,
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all sixth plates of anonymous couples (presumably married), young to middle aged. The majority of the plates are in very good condition, with minor tarnish and scratches on some. One couple holds a daguerreotype facing back at the camera. Three are housed in half cases and three are complete, with... > Item Details
CDV of Private A.C. Stephenson, 2nd Militia, Defenses of Cincinnati, 1862,
Lot # 304 - CDV of Private A.C. Stephenson, 2nd Militia, Defenses of Cincinnati, 1862,
in civilian dress with imprint of Wilson, Hamilton, Ohio. Includes printed unit history of 2nd Ohio Militia. > Item Details
Three CDV's of Pennsylvania 'Bucktails,' 42nd PA,
Lot # 237 - Three CDV's of Pennsylvania 'Bucktails,' 42nd PA,
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Photograph of Rocky Mountain Joe, Posed as a Western Guide,
Lot # 203 - Photograph of Rocky Mountain Joe, Posed as a Western Guide,
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Twenty-Four CDV's & Cabinet Cards of Musicians,
Lot # 132 - Twenty-Four CDV's & Cabinet Cards of Musicians,
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Quarter Plate Daguerreotype of a Young Woman and Bouquet,
Lot # 23 - Quarter Plate Daguerreotype of a Young Woman and Bouquet,
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Sixth Plate Daguerreotype of a Man of Letters,
Lot # 97 - Sixth Plate Daguerreotype of a Man of Letters,
sitting at a table with pen in hand poised over a sheet of paper, inkwell and another sheet by the first. All of the writing implements and accessories are tinted gold. The plate is in excellent condition, mat is slightly spotty and plate is housed in a half case. Plate has been resealed over the o... > Item Details
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