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TABLES OF ENGLISH SILVER AND GOLD COINS

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TABLES OF ENGLISH SILVER AND GOLD COINS
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Folkes, Martin. TABLES OF ENGLISH SILVER AND GOLD COINS: FIRST PUBLISHED BY MARTIN FOLKES, ESQ; AND NOW RE-PRINTED, WITH PLATES AND EXPLANATIONS. London: Society of Antiquaries, 1761–63. 4to, contemporary or somewhat later full vellum; spine with 1763 in gilt and with red morocco spine label, gilt. iv, 161, (1), 12, 216 pages; 42, + 19 + 6 engraved plates, mostly by Francis Perry, of English coins. Boards a bit bowed, else near fine. The first illustrated and best edition of the earliest comprehensive work on English coinage. The plates remain useful even today. This edition was brought to fruition over a decade by John Ward, biographer, Gresham College, and Andrew Gifford, assistant librarian, British Museum. Manville writes that “Dr Ward began the revision for the Society after Folkes’s death in 1754; after Ward’s death four years later Dr Gifford completed the task.” Goldsmith 8979. Lipsius 130. Manville 168.