A View Of The Silver Coin And Coinage Of Scotland, From Alexander The First To The Union Of The Two Kingdoms;




Printed for Thomas Snelling, Printseller, in Fleet-Street.





Item Description

Folio. 10 x 14.25 inches. [iv] + 20 pp. Bound in contemporary half morocco over marbled boards, with gilt spine title, Snelling's Coinage of Scotland. Some wear to extremities and darkening of board edges. Some early faint red ink notes on the plates, but otherwise a very good crisp copy. Armourial bookplate with the Rosebery family crest. Illustrated by 10 copperplate engravings. Decorated by headpiece vignette and by initial. An early illustrated account of the coinage of Scotland by the numismatist Thomas Snelling (1712-73), which was also issued in the part work, Snelling on the Coins of Great Britain France and Ireland, 1762-74. Snelling worked as a coin dealer and bookseller at his premises in Fleet Street. This separate volume on Scotland was published after Snelling's death, perhaps as a memorial to him, who explain the addition of the billon, copper and gold coins in the preliminary Advertisement Copy from the Library of the Fifth Earl of Rosebery (1847-1929), Liberal Prime Minister, 1894-95, at his home, Durdans, Epsom Surrey.

[Stock No. 26163]

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