THE MAGNUM OPUS OF JOSEPH FLORIMOND LOUBAT.
by Adams, John W. and George Kolbe, Henry Morris and Pete Smith
Limited to an edition of 150 numbered copies. The book contains a foreword by Henry Morris, and essay about Joseph Florimond Loubat by Pete Smith, a bibliographical addendum by George Kolbe, a book review of Loubat's master work, Medallic History of the United States of America, by John W. Adams (the author of Comitia Americana which was printed in limited edition of 60 by Henry Morris in 2007) that provides a wealth of information and two original leaves from Medallic History. Loubat's 1878 Medallic History has provided the foundation for all later writings on this subject. The leaves are from the substantial number of Jacquemart etchings that were originally produced for Medallic History. In addition to the two full-size original leaves, there are two leaves from the letterpress limited edition of Adams' Comitia Americana which had some selected Jacquemart etchings. Each of the Jacquemart leaves show the front and back of a medal issued by Congress to commemorate significant victories during the American Revolutionary War and the officers who achieved them. Jules Jacquemart is described by Arthur M. Hind in his History of Engraving and Etchings as " a virtuoso of the most delicate etching, he has remained almost unrivalled, and few etchers have trodden the same road..." The present volume was printed on Zerkall Mouldmade Paper using Garamond type. Prospectus laid-in.