George F Hill. London, Macmillan, 1899. HB Blue cloth. 307 pages, illustrated in text with photo's and line drawings + 15 excellent collotype plates. Gilt upper edge. A volume in the Handbooks of Archaeology and Antiquities series, giving a broad, scholarly view of ancient coinages. Spine sunned, internally a nice clean copy. A prize given to Alexander Hardinge in 1906, with his bookplate. From the library of Philip Grierson.
Major Alexander Henry Louis Hardinge, 2nd Baron Hardinge of Penshurst GCB, GCVO, MC, PC (17 May 1894 – 29 May 1960) was Private Secretary to the Sovereign during the Abdication Crisis of Edward VIII and during most of the Second World War. Hardinge served as Assistant Private Secretary up until King George V's death in 1936. He continued in this role under George VI until his early retirement in 1943.
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