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Second Edition of Pinkerton's Essay on Medals

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Second Edition of Pinkerton's Essay on Medals
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Pinkerton, John. AN ESSAY ON MEDALS: OR, AN INTRODUCTION TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF ANCIENT AND MODERN COINS AND MEDALS; ESPECIALLY THOSE OF GREECE, ROME, AND BRITAIN... A NEW EDITION, CORRECTED, GREATLY ENLARGED, AND ILLUSTRATED WITH PLATES. London, 1789. Two volumes, complete. 8vo, original polish calf; spine with fine bands, ruled in gilt. xlviii, 302; iv, 364 pages; 6 attractively engraved plates, 5 depicting coins. Covers worn, with spines frayed, but holding; very good or so. The second edition of Pinkerton's popular work, in a contemporary (if worn) binding. Still of interest today. He covers topics that the more scholarly tomes of the era neglected, including the basics of assembling and caring for a collection of coins. Lipsius 314. Manville 221: "Substantially expanded from the anonymous first edition."