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    Rare 1869 Ordway American Bond Detector. Red and Black Plate Variant.
    The American Bond Detector... Washington, D.C.: Published by the American Bond and Currency Detector Company, 1869; Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1869, by Nehemiah George Ordway, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the District of New-Hampshire. Oblong folio (24 by 34.5 cm), original maroon cloth; upper cover impressed in gilt with elaborate title design; 100 pages; 22 superb steel-plate intaglio printed plates, several in two colors, of United States bonds and design elements (Plate 18 printed in red and black); 9 colorgul plates printed by J. Haehnlen of Philadelphia, depicting American and foreign coins in relief and in metallic tints on a rich brown background. Binding very moderately worn but the pages and plates are intact and tight. An interesting inscription in the front reads "This book was for many years the property of Mr. Clarence C. Chaney (sp?) and by him was presented to F. J. Pope who now gives it with great pleasure to Mr. Jno W Harrington in the hope that it may remain in the Bank Note circle. Dec. 25/1909 No. Ferrisburgh VT. Suppressed by U.S. Govt. and all known copies seized."
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