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Royal Society's Transactions Covering Numismatics

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Royal Society's Transactions Covering Numismatics
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[The Royal Society, London]. Gibelin, Jacques, and Aubin-Louis Millin de Grandmaison [editors]. ABRÉGÉ DES TRANSACTIONS PHILOSOPHIQUES DE LA SOCIÉTÉ ROYALE DE LONDRES ... ONZIEME PARTIE. ANTIQUITÉS ET BEAUX-ARTS. TOME PREMIER. Paris: Chez Buisson, 1789. Small 8vo, contemporary tan calf, spine richly decorated in gilt; two light tan spine labels, gilt; all board edges hatched in gilt; all page edges red; marbled endpapers; silk marker. xvi, 446 pages; two folding engraved plates [the quatrième partie, comprising pages 179-352, is on numismatic subjects; both plates include coins]. Binding a bit scuffed, but sound and attractive. Near fine. Rare. Abridged French translations of the transactions of the Royal Society were attempted intermittently throughout the years, with Jacques Gibelin expending particular effort to make them available. This particular volume includes 174 pages of articles on numismatics, arranged into sections (General, Greek, Roman, Other Ancient, and Modern coins) and featuring works by Raper, Swinton, Ward, Thoresby and others. The articles by John Swinton on near eastern ancient coins are especially interesting.