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1 Lee, Chauncey (Rev.) American Accomptant; Being a Plain, Practical and Systematic Compendium of Federal Arithmetic
Lansingburgh, NY William W. Wands 1797 First Edition Contemporary Full Calf Very Good Duodecimo Frontispiece 
... In three parts: Designed for the Use of Schools, and specially calculated for the Commercial Meridian of The United States of America. Experts disagree about whether the first printed use of the U.S. dollar sign appears at p. 56, or not, but there is consensus that the copper-plate engraving of the 1795 U. S. Eagle is "the earliest known illustration of a United States coin - Eric P. Newman." "This illustration alone makes the book of considerable importance - David F. Fanning." [Howes L196; Evans ]. Newman added, however, "Granted he was the first to develop a symbol for the dollar in type form rather than spelling out 'dollar' or employing an abbreviation ...." Ex libris Hall Park McCullough, 1921, designed by Spencely. 005989 
Price: 600.00 USD
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