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Müller's Work on Alexander, Inscribed

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Müller's Work on Alexander, Inscribed
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Müller, L. NUMISMATIQUE D'ALEXANDRE LE GRAND. SUIVIE D'UN APPENDICE CONTENANT LES MONNAIES DE PHILIPPE II ET III, ET ACCOMPAGNÉE DE PLANCHES ET TABLES IN QUARTO. Copenhagen, 1855. Two volumes. Text volume 8vo, plate volume square 4to, matching later tan cloth-backed boards; black spine labels, gilt; original printed wraps mounted. xiv, (2), 401, (1); (2), xxx-xl, (1) pages; 29 engraved plates. Inscribed by the author in the text volume. Covers a bit worn; plate volume with joints weak, but holding. Very good. Text volume inscribed by the author to Prof. C.J. Tornberg. Carl Ludvig Müller's life (1809-91) spans the nineteenth century. The foremost Danish numismatist of his time, Müller catalogued, for the first time, many of the ancient coins in the Royal Coin Cabinet at Copenhagen. He wrote four major works on ancient Greek coins, all of which are still consulted, and the monumental work at hand won for him the numismatic prize of the French Academy. Though the plates have been reprinted various times, the original work, with the extensive text volume in French, rarely comes to market. Clain-Stefanelli 2341*.