Philadelphia: Published by A.C. Kline, 1862. 40pp. Stitched in original printed green wrappers. Wrappers detached but present, else Very Good.
Phillips, a "numismatist, philologist, and translator, was born in Philadelphia, Pa., a member of a cultured Jewish family whose traditions destined him for the study of law." Instead, he became an expert on 18th century currency, and his works in that field were "authoritative" [DAB]. "Phillips, Henry, Jr. (06 September 1838–06 June 1895), numismatist and translator, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Jonas Altamont Phillips, a criminal lawyer, and Frances Cohen. The junior distinguishes him from his uncle Henry Mayer Phillips. He was born into a large and wealthy Philadelphia Jewish family whose name was originally Feibusch" [ANB].
The Preface, which is signed in type "H.P., Jr.", explains that the subject of this essay is "the paper money issued by the American Colonies." Pages 27-40 are "A Catalogue of the Issues of Pennsylvania Bills of Credit, Comprising Their Amounts, Denominations, and the Names of the Persons Appointed to Sign Them, from 1723 to 1785."
Sabin 32085. OCLC 460714055 and 457666848 [1- each recording only the French Natl Lib.] as of July 2019, and many facsimiles. AAS also has a copy. Not in Singerman. Item #36193