The Earl of Guilford’s Set of the Best Edition of Spanheim

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The Earl of Guilford’s Set of the Best Edition of Spanheim
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Spanheim, Ezechiel. DISSERTATIONES DE PRÆSTANTIA ET USU NUMISMATUM ANTIQUORUM. EDITIO NOVA. IN QUA EDITÆ ANTEA DISSERTATIONES RECENSENTUR, MULTISQUE ACCESSIONIBUS LOCUPLETANTUR; ALIÆ NUNC PRIMUM PRODEUNT; SINGULÆ AUTEM SELECTIS INSIGNIUM NUMISMATUM ICONIBUS ILLUSTRANTUR. TOMUS PRIMUS & VOLUMEN ALTERUM. Londini: Impensis Richardi Smith, 1706; Amstelodami: Apud Rodolph, & Gerhard. Wetstenios, 1717. Two volumes. Folio [37.5 by 25.5 cm], contemporary matching full brown speckled calf; boards intricately paneled in blind, with mottled borders and central panels; spines with six raised bands, decorated in gilt; red morocco spine label, gilt; all page edges red. (48), 726, (42); (8), xxviii, 656, (52) pages; finely engraved allegorical title in first volume; titles printed in red and black; superbly engraved folding frontispiece portrait of the author; superbly engraved folding portrait of George Augustus, Prince of Wales; finely engraved dedication vignette in the second volume; woodcut initials and tailpieces; coin engravings in the text. Bindings a bit worn; joints cracked but holding. Very good, interiors better. [Online description truncated: see printed or PDF catalogue for full description.]