A Rare Original & Complete Set of Forrer's Great Dictionary
Forrer, L. Biographical Dictionary of Medallists Coin-, Gem-, and Seal-Engravers, Mint-Masters, &c. Ancient and Modern With References to Their Works B.C. 500 – A.D. 1900. Complete in 8 parts, with separate index. London, 1904-1930. Quarto, pp. xlviii, 691; 588; 649, (3); 725, (1); 461; illustrations throughout; 310 page index. All eight volumes bound in half red morocco and marbled boards. Raised bands, gilt. Top edges gilt. Page edges browned as is usual otherwise contents clean and bright. A fine set of this exhaustive work, originally published serially in the Numismatic Circular before finally being issued as here, in an 8 volume set. The invaluable Index was compiled by Joan Martin and produced far later in 1987. It is included here with this set but has not been bound and remains in the original blue cloth boards. An essential reference. Complete sets of the original are rarely seen, less so in such fine condition as here. Rare thus.