Item #13155 Report of the Committee of the Society of Arts, &c. Together with the Approved Communications and Evidence upon the same, relative to the Mode of Preventing the Forgery of Bank Notes. Forgery.
Report of the Committee of the Society of Arts, &c. Together with the Approved Communications and Evidence upon the same, relative to the Mode of Preventing the Forgery of Bank Notes.
Report of the Committee of the Society of Arts, &c. Together with the Approved Communications and Evidence upon the same, relative to the Mode of Preventing the Forgery of Bank Notes.
Report of the Committee of the Society of Arts, &c. Together with the Approved Communications and Evidence upon the same, relative to the Mode of Preventing the Forgery of Bank Notes.
Report of the Committee of the Society of Arts, &c. Together with the Approved Communications and Evidence upon the same, relative to the Mode of Preventing the Forgery of Bank Notes.

Report of the Committee of the Society of Arts, &c. Together with the Approved Communications and Evidence upon the same, relative to the Mode of Preventing the Forgery of Bank Notes.

London, 1819. 6 x 10. Half title, title, 1-59/b, 57*-59*, 60-72 pages plus six plates, one folding, with some original tissue guards. Original plain boards, rebacked after the text block was stapled; new endpapers, extremities worn; some offsetting from plates, occasional light foxing. While the binding is shabby, the text pages & plates are wide-margined, untrimmed, and very good. Item #13155

A fascinating, substantive, and rare study on bank note design and printing with contributions from printers, engravers, designers, and forgery experts. The forgery of bank notes had become so rampant in England during the early 19th century that no less than three separate commissions were established to address the problem. The principle articles in this study are by: T.C. Hansard recommending the use of Diamond type arranged in patterns (including a plate using the techniques and with a blind embossed device); T. Ransom recommending copper plate engraving with a sample bank note including the work of three different engravers; R. H. Sully recommending copper plate engraving with a sample bank note and an engraved plate showing the design for a new copper plate printing machine; and Richard Williamson recommending steel engraving with two fine steel engraved plates. Bridson & Wakeman B48.

Price: $2,000.00

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