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A First Edition Set of Coins of the Roman Empire in the British Museum

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A First Edition Set of Coins of the Roman Empire in the British Museum
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Mattingly, Harold, R.A.G. Carson and Philip V. Hill. COINS OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM. Volumes I-VI, complete, as issued in seven. London, 1923-62. First editions. 8vo, original matching red cloth, gilt. ccxxxi, (1), 464, 7, (1); cv, (3), 485, (1), 8; cxcvi, 640, 6; cc, 964, 6; cclxvi, 700, (6); viii, (2), 311, (1) pages; 504 particularly fine plates of coins. Original matching red cloth, gilt. Early volumes ex Wigan Free Public Library, with spine numbers and bookplates but few other signs of library use; a bit dusty; generally very good to fine. The original edition of this indispensable standard work. Quite scarce. Though the halftone plates found in the various reprints are of good quality, they cannot compare with the clarity of the original photographically printed plates and the ability to see, under magnification, enlargement of detail. Clain-Stefanelli 4017*. Grierson 73. Kroh 72.