• Code 140920-5

Newton at the Mint

Sir John Craig. Published by Cambridge University Press, 1946. HB maroon cloth with embossed medal of Newton, silver titled spine, no d/j.  128 pages incl. index + 4 b&w plates. 120 x 185mm.  Front endpapers soiled, contents otherwise very good and clean.

Newton was warden and then master at the Mint, over a 30-year period.  Sir John Craig deals with the full story of Newton’s office and, incidentally, gives an account of the constitution, organisation and processes of the Mint in Newton’s day.  Much about rogues, coiners and clippers.

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