The Numismatic Chronicle Volume 4

The Numismatic Chronicle Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...idea of an Essay on Medals, in the way of Mr. Gilpin's Essay on Prints, and as you seemed not averse to that idea, I enclose a view of the proposed contents, in order that' you may judge with more certainty than is possible from the evanescent nature of conversation. That this is the very land of connoisseurs, and that yet to this day no treatise of the kind has appeared, though every body wishes for it, is a very strong argument for a rapid sale. But of this you are the only judge, and I wish not to influence you either one way or the other. " My plan would make a neat little half-crown volume of about 200 pages, and should you like it upon farther thoughts I shall be glad to have your proposals. I have so many materials (this having always been a favourite amusement of mine) that I 'could engage to let you have it in a month, should you wish to publish this Parliament. As to knowledge of the subject and composition, should you not like them, I shall not murmur at your burning my M.S. " If you do not like the scheme, I shall drop it entirely, as I do not wish to offer my labour to every one, and, indeed, am too lazy to go to work with the humiliating view of afterwards hawking my little labours. " I am always, yours sincerely, J. PmKnurou." "IssUEs or run ExcnnquEn, BEING PAYMENTS MADE oUr oF H. M. RnvnuUn,"--rnue. JaMEs I. AND CnsnLas I. THE following notices are extracted from a work bearing the above title, edited by Frederick Devon, Esq., and published in 1836. Being for payments connected with the coinage, they will be interesting as well as useful to the Numismatist, and to many of your readers may be altogether new, the book being one not generally known, and scarcely to be met with...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236988639
  • 9781236988638