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RARE 1760 WORK ON COINING

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:500.00 USD Estimated At:750.00 - 750.00 USD
RARE 1760 WORK ON COINING
SOLD
1,700.00USDto w******d+ (297.50) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2014 May 16 @ 12:59UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Bettange, Mr. de. TRAITÉ DES MONOYES, CONTENANT DES INSTRUCTIONS POUR LA PARTIE DES MONOYES, UN RECUEIL DES ESPÊCES D’OR & D’ARGENT FABRIQUÉES DEPUIS PHARAMOND JUSQU’À PRÉSENT, LEUR TITRE, POIDS ET VALEUR; AVEC UN TRAITÉ DES REGLES D’ALLIAGE D’OR & D’ARGENT, & UNE MÉTHODE AISÉE POUR LES FAIRE SOI-MÊME. A Avignon: chez Jean Jouve & Jean Challiol, 1760. Two volumes. 12mo [17 by 9 cm], contemporary matching full mottled calf; spines with five raised bands, hatched and decorated in gilt; gilt spine labels; board edges decorated in gilt; all page edges red. (2), 384, (4) + (2), 392, (8) pages; woodcut headpieces, tailpieces and initials. Final leaf of first volume with small closed tear. Generally a fine set. The only edition of a rare treatise on coinage. Intended for use by coiners, goldsmiths, bankers, money changers and others, it includes, in addition to technical information on the manufacture of gold and silver coins and the regulations covering these metals, a history of money. The second volume is primarily concerned with the various alloys. The only set we have offered. Dekesel B323. Engel et Serrure 574. Lipsius 42.