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The 1708 Antwerp Edition of Goltzius

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The 1708 Antwerp Edition of Goltzius
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Goltzius, Hubertus. HUBERTI GOLTZII DE RE NUMMARIA ANTIQUA, OPERA QUAE EXTANT UNIVERSA, QUINQUE VOLUMINIBUS COMPREHENSA. TOMUS PRIMUS-QUINTUS. Antwerp: Hendrik Verdussen and Corneel Verdussen, 1708. Five volumes, complete. Folio [37 by 25 cm], contemporary matching full brown calf; spines with six raised bands, gilt; two spine labels, gilt; remaining compartments richly decorated in gilt; board edges decorated in gilt. Vol. I: (20), 288, (48), (4) pages, 314 columns, (1) page; illustrated throughout; finely engraved frontispiece signed by Rubens; first title printed in red and black with engraved printer's device; finely engraved title; woodcut initials and tailpieces. Vol. II: (8), (2), 99, (1), (2), 38, (10), 78, (2) pages; 11 + 81 + 45 engraved plates; printed title with engraved printer's device; finely engraved frontispiece; woodcut initials and tailpieces. Vol. III: (2), (16), 326, (14) pages; 38 + 5 engraved plates; printed title with engraved printer's device; finely engraved frontispiece; woodcut initials and tailpieces. Vol. IV: (14), 326, (58), 96, (8) pages; 14 + 28 engraved plates; 2 engraved maps; printed title with engraved printer's device; finely engraved frontispiece; woodcut initials and tailpieces. Vol. V: xiv, (2), 423, (3) pages; illustrated throughout on 144 exceptional 17 cm diameter chiaroscuro woodcuts depicting ancient, medieval and modern coins [plus 16 blank medallion forms, as issued]; printed title with engraved printer's device; finely engraved allegorical title by Cornelius Galle; woodcut initials. Bindings a bit worn, with some cracking, though still sound and unbowed. Well-preserved, though with the usual offset discoloration from the tinted plates in the final volume. Very good or better. A noted Dutch scholar and engraver, Hubert Goltz was a major influence in the early evolution of numismatics. His series of five folio works on ancient Roman coins remained standard references for two centuries. [Online description truncated: see printed or PDF catalogue for full description.]