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A Complete Set of the Best Edition of Cohen

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A Complete Set of the Best Edition of Cohen
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Cohen, Henry, Continuée par (Félix) Feuardent. DESCRIPTION HISTORIQUE DES MONNAIES FRAPPÉES SOUS L’EMPIRE ROMAIN COMMUNÉMENT APPELÉES MÉDAILLES IMPÉRIALES. Deuxième édition. Paris: Chez MM. Rollin & Feuardent, 1880-92. Eight volumes, complete. 8vo, five volumes in matching contemporary brown half morocco; spines with five raised bands, ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt; marbled endpapers and page edges. Three remaining volumes in later brown half leather with marbled sides; spines with four raised bands; red lettering pieces, gilt; decorative endpapers; marbled page edges. xxvii, (1), 544; xvi, 446, (2); (4), 426, (2); (4), 532, (2); (4), 545, (3); (4), 570, (2); (4), 496; (4), 510, (2) pages; portrait plate with tissue guard; numerous attractive text illustrations of coins; size charts. Spines of contemporary bindings somewhat weak. Very good. A complete set of the very scarce original printing of the best edition of this still widely utilized reference. Babelon 146-147: “Henri Cohen’s vast compendia on the Roman series, worthy of comparison with Mionnet’s equivalent work on the Greek, were soon regarded as better than anything that had previously been produced thanks to two vital qualities: the scrupulous accuracy of each description, and the omission of fake coins.” Clain-Stefanelli 4015*. Grierson 74.