An Historical Sketch of the origin & progress of coining money in Greece and her Colonies; its progress with the extension of the Roman Empire; and its decline with the fall of that power. Illus. by numerous facsimile examples in actual relief in the metals of the respective coins. Pub. Grant & Griffith, 1850. 1st edn. with 10 plates containing 110 examples deeply inset into heavy card in gold, silver & copper with a printed description to each plate. pp. 208 + plates & descriptions, page adverts + errata slip. Re-bound in half brown leather, brown boards, gilt titling bkstrip., marbled eps. 8 1/4 x 6". (Authors name spelt incorrectly on bkstrip. - p.77/78 with 3" repr'd tear - pages of text either side of plates stained as usual & occasional foxing other pp. - several coins with a little wear) v.g. copy of a rare book. Ball: p.146. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: ANCIENT COINS AND MEDALS.
Descripción Grant and Griffith, London, 1851. Hardcover. Third edition. vi, 208 pp., engraved frontispiece and several engraved illustrations in the text. PLATES NOT PRESENT, bound in at the rear are 6 sheets of blue paper in place of the plates; half calf and marbled boards, all edges marbled. A reading copy with clean text, no plates. Spine heavily chipped, front joint cracked, rear board detached. Nº de ref. de la librería 21277
Descripción Grant and Griffith, 1851. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Read description. READ DESCRIPTION 208 pages. Ex-Library in a sturdy library binding (see image from Winghale Books). The Plates are there but some of the 'coins' are MISSING (usually 2 or 3 coins missing from the 10 to 12 coin on each plate - more precise details can be supplied). Slight foxing. Hardback. (Ancient Coins and Medals: An Historical Sketch of the Origin and Progress of Coining Money in Greece and Her Colonies; Its Progress with the Extension of the Roman Empire; and Its Decline with the Fall of That Power by Henry Noel Humphreys - this is the 1851 edition). Nº de ref. de la librería 082053