Rare Final Edition of Zaccaria

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Rare Final Edition of Zaccaria
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Zaccaria, Francesco Antonio. ISTITUZIONE ANTIQUARIO-NUMISMATICA O SIA INTRODUZIONE ALLO STUDIO DELLE ANTICHE MEDAGLIE ... IN QUESTA SECONDA EDIZIONE ACCRESCIUNTA DI UNA LETTERA DEL PADRE PAOLO MARIA PACIAUDI SOPRA L’UTILITA’ DELLO STUDIO DELLE MEDAGLIE. Venezia: Nella Stamperia Baglioni, 1793. 8vo, contemporary limp vellum; hand-lettered spine. xii, 380 pages; 3 engraved folding plates of ancient coins. Final plate a little wrinkled; very good or better. Bassoli pages 34-35: “a beautiful little book.... Its author ... sets out in a clear and regular style the fundamental points of numismatics as they were understood at the time; here again, we have the history of the coin, its chronology, full lists of inscriptions and abbreviations, and types and symbols, and even a ‘specimen’ of fake coins on the market at the time.” Rare: not in Lipsius. In this second edition, the Jesuit author, who died a short two years after publication, augmented his work with a 1748 letter by the Theatine priest Paciaudi on the value of studying ancient coins. Ex 14th Joint Kolbe/Spink Auction (1995). Ex RBW Library.