British Historical Medals Vol. III
British Historical Medals. Volume III. The Accession of Edward VII to 1960. 1980, Reprinted 2007. 464 pages, illustrated. Casebound, jacket. The publication of this volume, covering an era which saw the British people engaged in three major wars, the unique events which led to the abdication of Edward VIII and the growth of the Labour party, brings to a conclusion a work in three volumes which has taken many years to compile and which sets out to catalogue all the more important historical medals published in the British Isles during the two hundred years following the death of George II. As in the previous volumes there are, in addition to the catalogue itself, an historical introduction which provides an overall view of events against which to set the medals, a comprehensive general index and indices of inscriptions in English and foreign languages. Of particular value to users of the first two volumes is the considerable amount of information relating to medals catalogued in those books which is now published in volume III. An appendix reproduces contemporary advertisements for medals, recently discovered in a nineteenth century scrapbook. There are also four combined indices to all three volumes: General Index, English Inscriptions, Foreign Language Inscriptions and an Index of Artists, Medallists and Publishers. There is also a substantial index of biographical notes on these persons and companies which include material now published for the first time. An extensive bibliography listing over 280 sources, books, and articles used in the compilation of the three volumes completes the work.