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An Essay on Medals:



An Essay on Medals: Or, An Introduction to the Knowledge of Ancient and Modern Coins and Medals; Especially those of Greece, Rome, and Britain. A New Edition, Corrected, Greatly Enlarged, and Illustrated with Plates.

Six engraved plates and a vignette on the title-pages.

Two volumes. 8vo. [196 x 122 x 60 mm]. xlviii, 302 pp; iv, 364 pp. Contemporary Irish bindings of marbled calf, smooth spines divided into seven panels by gilt double fillets, lettered in the second on a red goatskin label and numbered in the fifth on a dark green goatskin label, plain endleaves, blue sprinkled edges. (Small wormhole at foot of front joint on vol.1).
London: printed for J. Edwards, Pall-Mall, and J. Johnson, St. Paul's Churchyard, 1789

Minor damp-stain at foot of front endleaves in both volumes and and small loss to lower corner of free endleaf in vol.1; occasional light browning; a very good copy in a handsome Irish binding.

Previously published as a single volume in 1784. The work is dedicated to Horace Walpole.

With the armorial bookplate of John Grogan Knox (1760-1814), of Johnstown Castle, Wexford, Ireland. He was the son of John Grogan and Catherine Knox, and married firstly Anne Coote and then Elizabeth Fitzgerald. He was a Captain in the Johnstown Rangers, and his bookplate displays military trophies. With the later bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst.

Stock no. ebc6430

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