Perizonius’s Dissertation on Aes Grave

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Perizonius, Jacobus. DISSERTATIO DE AERE GRAVI, UT ET RESPONSIO AD EPISTOLAS ANDR. MORELLII V.C. DE VARIIS FAMILIARUM ROMANAR. NUMMIS EX URSINO & ALIIS. First edition. Lugduni Batavorum: Apud Johan. vander Linden, Jun., 1713. 12mo [14 by 8 cm], contemporary brown quarter calf with marbled sides; spine with five raised bands, ruled and decorated in gilt; dark red lettering piece, gilt; all page edges speckled red. (10), 301, (1) pages; woodcut printer’s device; woodcut headpiece and initials. Binding rubbed, with bruise to spine head; very good. The first edition of Perizonius’s scarce work on the early Roman coinage (a second edition of 1740 is mentioned by Lipsius). Lipsius 311. Signed on the blank title page verso by Walter Bowman (d. 1782), a Scottish antiquarian and member of the Royal Society.