1st edition, 1817 - 1819. All four volumes of this monumental foundation work on English coins.
1. (xxxvi) + 518pp including several fold-out pages 2. 532 pages 3. 542 pages + 42 pages of indexes. 4. A supplement. 1819. Containing Corrections and Additions, and five new plates published with the edition in octavo. viii + plan of the New Mint. + 88pp + Plates - 1-30 + I - XLII + I - XVIII + Suppl. plates i - VI + i - XVI. In all, 1758 pages + 118 plates. 212 x 272mm.
A fine set in contemporary polished calf with gilt and tooled spine with raised bands and gilt black labels. Marbled edges. All four volumes with the book plate of George Ormerod. Ormerod (1785-1873, FRS 1819) was a historian of Cheshire, and author of The History of Cheshire, is mentioned in an article in The Antiquary, July-December, 1881 with reference to his armorial bookplate. Sedbury Park was in Gloucestershire, near Chepstow. The prelims a little foxed as are the backs and edges of some of the plates, but otherwise a very nice set.
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