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FIRST EDITION OF PYE

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FIRST EDITION OF PYE
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Pye, Charles. PROVINCIAL COPPER COINS OR TOKENS, ISSUED BETWEEN THE YEARS 1787 AND 1796, ENGRAVED BY CHARLES PYE, OF BIRMINGHAM FROM THE ORIGINALS IN HIS OWN POSSESSION. London: Published for the Engraver, (1794–95). First edition. 8vo, contemporary full brown diced russia; spine with five raised bands, ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt; boards paneled in gilt with gilt lozenges in corners; gilt inner dentelles; board edges ruled in gilt. Finely engraved title with large vignette by Pye; advertisement leaf; 36 finely engraved plates depicting the obverses and reverses of 186 tokens; iii, (1) page index. Notations in ink and pencil throughout. Binding rubbed, but sound. Near fine. A very attractive original example of this early classic work on eighteenth century English tokens. The plates are far superior to any of those found in other early works on the topic. “Provincial Coins” bookplates on both pastedowns. The plates are dated 1794 and 1795, though the title page gives the span of coverage as including 1796. Manville 230: “Pye was the first cataloguer of eighteenth century tokens to provide extensive authoritative information about die-sinkers, manufacturers, proprietors, quantities, rarity and varieties.”