The Best Edition of Cohen's Master Work
Cohen, Henry. Description Historique des Monnaies Frappées Sous L’Empire Romain Communément Appelées Médailles Impériales. Second Edition. Paris/London, 1880. Complete in 8 volumes. Quarto, pp. xxvii, (1), 544; xvi, 446, (2); 426, (2); 532, (2); 545, (3); 570, portrait of Cohen with tissue guard bound in at end, (2), 496; 510, (4); line drawn illustrations throughout.
All volumes uniformly bound in sumptuous half red morocco with red marbled boards, raised bands, gilt in compartment.
Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers, and with the original paper wrappers preserved in each volume. Some neat annotations in the later volumes, with some worming, not affecting the text, contents otherwise clean with only minimal signs of wear. A beautiful set of this still widely used reference, this, the much preferred second edition is rarely seen, especially in such fine contemporary binding as here. Rare.