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American Colonial History Illustrated by Contemporary Medals

£75.00

Product description

A somewhat different slant on history. Not the documents or hearsay but the medals – allowing inferences to be drawn about portraiture, dress and habits of different eras. “It is safer, it has been said, to quote a Medal rather than a historian”. This book was published after the premature death of C Wyllys Betts, by his brother, Fredrick H Betts from the notes he left behind him. These were work in progress and the medals themselves had, by then, been dispersed and so the publisher acknowledges that some errors may have been made. There are 4 pages of Corrigenda at the end of the text. There are three indices – Legends, Sinkers and Engravers and Persons, Places and Subjects. Each of the 623 medals is described, generally with a reference to a numismatic source. Some have line drawings.

Scott Stamp and Coin Company hardback with no DJ. Brown cloth covered boards with gilt medallion reproduction at centre of front and gilt lettering to spine. There is mild corner wear and quite severe wear of the upper margin of the spine cover. The front hinge internally and the frontispiece (of Edward Vernon) have been secured with carefully applied cloth tape. The rear hinge is intact. There is a 1 cm horizontal tear of the free margin of pp77-79. There is a numerical stamp on the rear end page.

A rare book in very good condition.

Item details

Added value:
First edition
Author(s):
Betts. C. Wyllys
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24 x 16 cm approx
Edition:
1894
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
332
Publisher:
Scott Stamp and Coin Company
Title:
American Colonial History Illustrated by Contemporary Medals

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A somewhat different slant on history. Not the documents or hearsay but the medals – allowing inferences to be drawn about portraiture, dress and habits of different eras. “It is safer, it has been said, to quote a Medal rather than a historian”. This book was published after the premature death of C Wyllys Betts, by his brother, Fredrick H Betts from the notes he left behind him. These were work in progress and the medals themselves had, by then, been dispersed and so the publisher acknowledges that some errors may have been made. There are 4 pages of Corrigenda at the end of the text. There are three indices – Legends, Sinkers and Engravers and Persons, Places and Subjects. Each of the 623 medals is described, generally with a reference to a numismatic source. Some have line drawings.

Scott Stamp and Coin Company hardback with no DJ. Brown cloth covered boards with gilt medallion reproduction at centre of front and gilt lettering to spine. There is mild corner wear and quite severe wear of the upper margin of the spine cover. The front hinge internally and the frontispiece (of Edward Vernon) have been secured with carefully applied cloth tape. The rear hinge is intact. There is a 1 cm horizontal tear of the free margin of pp77-79. There is a numerical stamp on the rear end page.

A rare book in very good condition.

Added value:
First edition
Author(s):
Betts. C. Wyllys
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24 x 16 cm approx
Edition:
1894
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
332
Publisher:
Scott Stamp and Coin Company
Title:
American Colonial History Illustrated by Contemporary Medals

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