Deluxe Edition Reprint of the Medallic Illustrations Plates

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Deluxe Edition Reprint of the Medallic Illustrations Plates
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Grueber, Herbert A. MEDALLIC ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE HISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND TO THE DEATH OF GEORGE II. Reprint. Lawrence: Quarterman, 1979. The complete set of plates, bound in one volume. Folio, original full red calf, gilt. Preliminaries; 183 plates, each with descriptive text; indexes. Moderate wear to covers; near fine. A rare deluxe leatherbound edition of this well-executed reprint of the 183 superb collotype plates issued from 1904 to 1911 to accompany the two volumes of text written by Edward Hawkins and A.W. Grueber and published by the British Museum in 1885. It covers British medals from the time of Edward III up to 1760 and is the most comprehensive visual record of the series. It remains a key reference on British medals issued during this period relating to America. This binding is rarely seen, and appears to have been prepared by the publisher in limited numbers and was not marketed. A different special edition in brown half cowhide with linen sides, bearing a Seaby imprint rather than a Quarterman one, is occasionally encountered. Clain-Stefanelli 14691*. Grierson 165 and 264: “L’ouvrage le plus important.”