London, South Kensington
23 March 2005
EVELYN, John (1620-1706). Numismata. A Discourse of Medals, Antient and Modern, London: for Benjamin Tooke, 1697. 2° (310 x 195mm). Title printed in red and black, engraved illustrations. Contemporary speckled calf gilt (rather worn, old bookplate excised from front free endpaper). Provenance: E. Smith 1777 (signature on front free endpaper) -- Wm. Shirley (old signature). FIRST EDITION. Keynes 104; Wing E3505.
With 2 other books including Francis Bacon's Resuscitatio Or, bringing into Publick Light several Pieces of the Works ... Hitherto Sleeping ... The Third Edition (London, 1671, contemporary calf). (3)
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