Paul & Bente R Withers. Published by Galata Print Ltd., Llanfyllin. 1999. HB (green cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine). 264 pages. Illustrated throughout with b&w in-text illustrations of all types and varieties. Covers the tokens of England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. A4 214 x 304mm. ISBN 0951667157 Signed by both authors. No dj, as published. Cover damp-stained, top of rear cover slightly bumped, otherwise contents very good, almost as new.
Awarded the IAPN book prize and bronze medal in 1999.
The towns of issue are listed alphabetically and the descriptions of them were taken from contemporary directories and guides. Issuers were carefully researched in those and other publications, including directories. Contemporary newspaper accounts and adverts are used extensively throughout the book. There is an extensive bibliography, and seven pages of indexes. There are concordances with Davis, and Christopher Eimer's Medallic Portraits of the Duke of Wellington. There are appendices covering associated items, edges (illustrated) and maps showing the geographical distribution of the places of issue of the silver and copper tokens. This is the standard reference work on this series and is also much used in Canada, the USA and Europe.
Numismatic Books 19th Century Tokens Highlands and Islands, and Ireland
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