NUMISMATICS -- RUDING, Rogers. Annals of the Coinage of Britain and its Dependecies, London: printed by Nichols, Son, and Bentley [and others], 1817-19. 4 volumes, including the supplement, 4° (275 x 217mm). 113 engraved plates of coins, one folding map of European mints, one engraved plan of the New Mint and 2 folding tables. (Some occasional spotting.) FIRST EDITION. Ruding's work was so popular that the first edition sold out within 6 months. Kress B7034 and B7035; not in Goldsmiths. [Bound with:]
[GOODWYN, Henry.] Short Account of a Plan for the New Silver Coinage, for improving the currency of the kingdom and introducing the decimal principle into all money transactions, London: for the author, 1816. 4° (244 x 195mm). (Lightly spotted.) FIRST EDITION. Goldsmiths 21500; not in Kress.
Together 4 volumes, mid 19th-century half vellum and marbeld boards gilt, spines decorated gilt with spider web tools, red and blue labels, red edges (one label at tail of spine of vol. III chipped).
CARDONNEL, Adam de. Numismata Scotiae, or a Series of the Scottish Coinage, Edinburgh: for George Nichol, 1786. 4° (275 x 214mm). 20 engraved plates. (Plates lightly spotted, occasional light offsetting.) FIRST EDITION. Kress B1020; Goldsmiths 13217. [Bound with:]
SIMON, James. An Essay towards an Historical Account of Irish Coins, and of the Currency of Foreign Monies in Ireland, Dublin: re-printed for the editors by G. A. Procter, 1810. 4°. 12 engraved plates. (Occasional light spotting.)
2 works in one volume, uniformly-bound with the above in mid 19th-century half vellum and marbled boards gilt, spines decorated gilt with spider web tools, red and blue labels, red edges (one label at tail of spine chipped). FIRST COMPLETE EDITION. Kress B5741; Goldsmiths 20113.
A COLLECTION OF FOUR IMPORTANT BRITISH NUMISMATIC PUBLICATIONS, ALL FIRST EDITIONS AND ATTRACTIVELY BOUND.