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    Evelyn on Medals (1697)
    First Illustration of the St. Patrick Coinage

    Evelyn, John. Numismata. A Discourse of Medals, Antient and Modern. Together with Some Account of Heads and Effigies of Illustrious, and Famous Persons, Sculps, and Taille-Douce, of Whom We Have No Medals Extant; And of the Use To Be Derived from Them... London: Benj. Tooke, 1697. 4to [32 by 21.5 cm], contemporary blind-paneled calf; spine with five raised bands; red morocco spine label, lettered in gilt; all page edges speckled. (8), 342, (14) pages; title printed in red and black; fine engravings of the obverses and reverses of 97 English coins and medals in the text, including what is probably the earliest depiction of the St. Patrick's coinage on page 133. Dekesel E28. Hirsch 37. Lipsius 118. Binding a bit worn, especially at spine and extremities, but holding. Very good. This is the first major history of British medals written in English. Estimate $500.
    Ex: John C.S. Rashleigh, with his signature and bookplate.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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

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    November, 2018
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