Laurence Brown. Published by Spink Ltd., London. First edition, 1995. HB (Red cloth with gilt-lettered spine). xxxi + 432 pages; illustrated throughout with b&w pictures in text. 210 x 297mm. ISBN 0907605540. Slight signs of handling to the dj, otherwise Very Good and clean.
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This volume includes a Combined general index to all three volumes of the series, an index of inscriptions as well as an index of artists, engravers and publishers.
When this volume was published in 1995 it had been 95 years since the last major catalogue on British historical medals was published, and it closed at 1760 with the death of George II. This present work makes good that deficit up until 1960, the first volume covering 1760 -1837, the second the reign of Queen Victoria, 1837 -1901, and the third 1901 -1960. Major public and private collections were examined to compile this catalogue. Each medal listed is arranged in chronological order, with full details of its subject, style and designer, size, metals in which it was struck, rarity, bibliographical references etc. Additional notes fill in the background of the circumstances of issue, where known, and other information relating to the subject or person represented. Detailed indexes of people, events, inscriptions, designers, etc., complete the volume. This work is a standard work reference work for commemorative medals of this period. Much of the information given was published for the first time in this context from sources not previously available
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