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Sharp, Granville. The Gilbart Prize Essay Book w/ 15 Wax Seals - 1854 Very Rare
1854. Condition: Very Good. Sharp, Granville. The Gilbart Prize Essay Book w/ 15 Wax Seals - 1854 Very Rare. Overall Condition is Very Good given its age, it does have obvious signs of ageing but the book is in tact with all specimens and most important wax stamps. Last known auction went for $1,440.00. Dispatched with Royal Mail 1st Class. A Rare and Important Work, with Specimens Of Bank Note Engraving, Papers, Etc. Sharp, Granville. The Gilbart Prize Essay on the Adaptation of Recent Discoveries and Inventions in Science and Art to the Purposes of Practical Banking. London: Groombridge and Sons, 1854. Third edition (first illustrated). Thick 8vo, original black half morocco with marbled sides; spine with five raised bands, lettered in gilt; top page edges gilt; rear pastedown used to mount 15 specimens of red wax seals, all are which are intact. vii, 356 pages; 90 numbered specimens, illustrations, engravings and other inserts bound in as issued (with many additional items), many of them of multiple additional pages, some of them folding, some printed on colored paper. All additional bound materials called for are present. Binding rubbed, but entirely intact; some folding plates, specimens, etc., separated at folds. Ex-library, but with only a bookplate to indicate this. Very good. An extraordinary and very rare work, of considerable interest to students of bank note printing and related sciences. The essay was written in response to a contest held by James William Gilbart, of the London and Westminster Bank, offering a prize for the best essay written on the practical a … [Click Below for Full Description]
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