A Superb Set Of Medallic Illustrations
Franks, A. W., Grueber, H. A. & Hawkins, E. [Ed.] Medallic Illustrations of the History of Great Britain and Ireland to the Death of George II. London, 1885 & 1904-1911. Text in two volumes. Thick octavo, pp. engraved frontispiece, xxxii, (1), 724 + 866, line illustrations in the text; 183 superbly engraved plates each with descriptive text bound into three folio volumes, 64 page index. The plates, originally issued in 19 cloth backed folders, have here been expertly bound on linen hinges with all five volumes in matching black polished half morocco and cloth boards and all with neat vellum corners. Raised bands, gilt. Contents throughout virtually as issued. A monumental work based on the collection held at the British Museum. Still the standard reference and essential for any collector of commemorative medals. Rarely seen in such fine condition.