With Embossed Foil Facsimiles of Ancient Coins

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With Embossed Foil Facsimiles of Ancient Coins
550.00USDto floor+ buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2016 Jan 09 @ 13:55UTC-5 : EST/CDT
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Humphreys, Henry Noel. ANCIENT COINS AND MEDALS: AN HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE ORIGIN AND PROGRESS OF COINING MONEY IN GREECE AND HER COLONIES; ITS PROGRESS WITH THE EXTENSION OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE; AND ITS DECLINE WITH THE FALL OF THAT POWER ... ILLUSTRATED BY NUMEROUS FAC-SIMILE EXAMPLES IN ACTUAL RELIEF, AND IN THE METALS OF THE RESPECTIVE COINS. First edition. London: Grant and Griffith, 1850. Thick 8vo, original intricately blindstamped full brown sheep, gilt; rebacked, with original spine laid on; marbled endpapers; all page edges red. (4), iv, 208, (2) pages; errata slip tipped in; two-color steel-engraved Barclay advertising medallion plate bound in at the end; occasional text illustrations; 10 remarkable embossed plates comprising gold, silver and copper or bronze foil coin facsimiles in full relief, each with a facing leaf of descriptive text. Binding worn at edges. Text a bit foxed, as always. Some oxidation to the coin plates, as frequently seen. Very good or better, being a superior example of this fragile work. [Online description truncated: see printed or PDF catalogue for full description.]