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    Early Works on English Coinage

    [English Coinage]. Fleetwood, Bishop William. Chronicon Preciosum: Or, an Account of English Money, the Price of Corn, and Other Commodities, for the last 600 Years. In a Letter to a Student in the University of Oxford. London: Charles Harper, 1707. First edition. 8vo, contemporary full brown English calf, paneled in gilt; spine with five raised bands; lettering piece, gilt. (16), 181, (11) pages; tables in the text. Some early annotations; bookplate. Rear board detached, but present. Good or better. The first substantial study of prices and wages in England. [with] (Leake, Stephen Martin). Nummi Britannici Historia: Or an Account of English Money, from the Conquest to the Uniting of the Two Kingdoms by King James I. And of Great-Britain to the Present Time... London, 1626 (sic, actually 1726). First edition. 8vo, contemporary full brown English calf, paneled in double gilt fillets; spine with five raised bands, ruled in gilt; lettering piece, gilt. x, 144, (6) pages; 4 engraved plates of coins (complete though numbered I-III & VI). Joints cracked, spine reinforced with cloth tape; front flyleaf lacking; modern bookplate. Good to very good. The earliest extensive account of English coinage. [with] Leake, Stephen Martin. An Historical Account of English Money, from the Conquest, to the Present Time; Including Those of Scotland, from the Union of the Two Kingdoms in King James I. London, 1745. Second edition. 8vo, contemporary full brown English calf, paneled in double gilt fillets; spine with five raised bands, decorated in gilt; lettering piece, gilt. viii, 428, (20), pages; 7 + 6 engraved plates of coins. Spine cracked, but intact. Very good or so. [with] Snelling, Thomas. A View of the Coins at This Time Current throughout Europe ... Intended for the Use of Travellers, and All Those Who Have Any Correspondence with Foreign Countries. London, 1766. (1), 25, (2) leaves; 25 finely engraved copper plates of coins. [bound with] Snelling, Thomas. The Doctrine of Gold and Silver Computations; In Which Is Included That of the Par of Money: The Proportion in Value between Gold and Silver; And the Valuation of Gold, Silver, and Parting Assays with Useful Tables and Copper-Plates. London, 1766. (8), 144 pages; 10 plates containing 35 finely engraved illustrations of coins. Two works, bound in one volume. 8vo, contemporary full brown English calf; spine with five raised bands, decorated in gilt; lettering piece, gilt. Cracked joints; good to very good. Five works total, bound in four volumes.
    Estimate $500.
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