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GregAlex
Ouch! I would have picked this up in a heartbeat, but someone beat me by mere minutes. A collector friend alerted me to it, but it was gone by the time I got there: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Portraits-Vignettes-Vol-2-by-The-Bureau-of-Engraving-Printing/283661272953?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649

This would be an interesting book go through -- it looks like it's in good shape, apart from the foxing. And you rarely see these books with what is called Gauffered Edges - impressed patterns in the gilt edged pages. Fyi to other collectors, if you see one of these Portrait and Vignette specimen books in good shape for less than $1000 it would be a wise purchase. $530 was a steal! T.N. Burrill was the BEP chief in the 1880s -- you'll see his name at the bottom of the frontispiece. So this book probably had some special items not included in the typical books.

Cover angled.jpg  Gauffered Edges.jpg  Frontispiece.jpg  Liberty & Union.jpg
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Southpaw
yep -  I missed it too! Purchased by a friend of mine here in town. Hopefully i'll get a chance to see it soon.
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GregAlex
You know the buyer! That's great -- I'd love to hear more about the contents of this one when you get a look. Would your friend happen to have the initials H.C.?
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Southpaw
He does. He also said the pages shown have more foxing than most of the other pages. He was pleasantly surprised at condition.
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GregAlex
He's a friend of mine, too, and he posts here on the forum occasionally. See if you can get him to post a few more pictures.

Wouldn't it be great to find volume one and complete the set!
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