The First Illustrated Edition of Spanheim’s Dissertationes

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The First Illustrated Edition of Spanheim’s Dissertationes
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Spanheim, Ezechiel. DISSERTATIONES DE PRAESTANTIA ET USU NUMISMATUM ANTIQUORUM. EDITIO SECUNDA, PRIORI LONGE AUCTIOR, & VARIORUM NUMISMATUM ICONIBUS ILLUSTRATA. Amstelodami: Apud Danielem Elsevirium, 1671. Two parts in one volume. Small 4to [20.5 by 17.5 cm], modern red leatherette; spine with four raised bands, ruled and lettered in gilt; gilt turn-ins with red moiré endpapers. Finely engraved portrait of the author by Nicolaus Heinsius; (46), 494, (2), 495-917, (51) pages; first title printed in red and black; woodcut headpieces, tailpieces and initials; engravings of coins throughout the text. Fine. The first illustrated edition of this important work. Banduri 79. Dekesel S182. Hirsch 122. Kress S.1364: “Approximately half the material in this ed. is new.” Labbé (1675) 85. Lipsius 376. Struvius 22. Ex Kolbe Sale 5 (1979), lot 821. Ex RBW Library.