IRRITAMENTA: NUMISMATIC TREASURES OF A RENAISSANCE COLLECTOR. John Cunnally.
IRRITAMENTA: NUMISMATIC TREASURES OF A RENAISSANCE COLLECTOR.

IRRITAMENTA: NUMISMATIC TREASURES OF A RENAISSANCE COLLECTOR.

New York: American Numismatic Society, 2016. Two volumes. 4to, original brown imitation leather, decorated and lettered in gilt; original cream boards lettered in bronze. (12), 400, (4) pages; 330 color plates. Housed in original matching slipcase, as issued. New. Item #4232

NLG Best Specialized Book (World Coins) of the year 2017. A facsimile edition, fully annotated, of a remarkable 16th-century volume in the Houghton Library’s Printing and Graphic Arts section at Harvard University containing over 1200 fine ink drawings of a collection of ancient Greek and Roman coins. The collection was that of Andrea Loredan of Venice, whose collection was formed mostly in the 1550s and 1560s. An extraordinary work. Numismatic Studies, No. 31.

Price: $195.00