A Complete, First Edition Set of the BMC Greek

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A Complete, First Edition Set of the BMC Greek
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British Museum. A CATALOGUE OF THE GREEK COINS IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM. London, 1873-1927. First editions. Twenty-nine volumes complete. [...] 8vo, all in the original blue cloth, gilt, decorated in blind. Over 10,000 pages of text in all; numerous tables and maps; text illustrations; 952 very fine Autotype plates depicting exceptional ancient Greek coins. Nearly all volumes have been professionally rebacked, often quite unobtrusively. Various private and institutional stamps on titles. Generally near fine, in sound bindings. A complete set of original editions of the BMC Greek, in above average condition. The most comprehensive and important standard reference work on ancient Greek coins ever published. The generally superb photographically printed coin plates found in these original editions are far superior to the halftone reprint plates. Professionally rebacked, often with new endpapers and reinforcement of the binding to ensure continued utility. A nice set, with the binding problems that tend to be encountered addressed. Clain-Stefanelli 1888*. Daehn 1776. Grierson 54-55. Kroh 10: "the most utilized reference work for Greek coins... they still remain essential references and publish a great many coins not found elsewhere. [Online description truncated: see printed or PDF catalogue for full description.]