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    The Pembroke Plates
    Early Illustrations Include American Colonials

    (Pembroke, Thomas, Earl of). Numismata Antiqua in Tres Partes Divisa. Collegit olim et Aeri Incidi Vivens Curavit Thomas Pembrochiae et Montis Gomerici Comes. (Londini): Prelo demum mandabantur A.D. MDCCXLVI (1746). Four parts complete, bound in one volume. Finely engraved main title; parts two and three with drop-titles; finely engraved title to the fourth part; engraved size chart; 306 engraved plates of coins in all. Numismatically themed engraving, not issued with this volume, bound in as frontispiece. [bound with] Ames, Joseph. An Index to the Pembrokian Coins and Medals. No place or date of publication. Drop-title, (8) pages, finely engraved armorial woodcut at end. Large thick 4to, contemporary full English calf; both boards richly bordered in decorative gilt, surrounding a central circular device in black morocco, richly decorated in gilt; spine with five raised bands, decorated in gilt; red morocco spine label, gilt; all page edges red; marbled endpapers. Front board detached, but present; spine worn. Printed on thick paper. Two early engraved bookplates. Very good or so.

    Despite the title, there is a fourth part entitled "Nummi Anglici et Scotici cum, aliquot Numismatibus recentioribus." In this final section are to be found the earliest known printed illustrations of several American Colonial coins (including the Good Samaritan shilling). The collection, of great value and importance, was dispersed at auction a century later, this work being the only illustrated record. The Ames index, published independently shortly after the appearance of the main work, is decidedly scarce and is rarely included. Hirsch page 101. Lipsius page 310. Brunet 29751. A charming copy.
    Estimate $500.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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