London: 1911. New and enlarged edition. Thick 4to, original crimson cloth, gilt. lxxxviii, 966, (2), (2) pages; tables in the text; 399 text illustrations of coins; 5 plate tables. Fairly heavily annotated in pencil and ink. Binding rubbed and worn, with spine cloth torn but present. Very good or so. Item #5212
An interesting copy of the original preferred second edition of this landmark work. Though outdated in some respects, Historia Numorum remains the standard and most comprehensive single volume reference work ever written on ancient Greek coins. The annotations in this copy, written in English, are the work on an advanced numismatist. Daehn 52. Grierson 51-52. Kroh 7: "This encyclopedia of Greek numismatics, long regarded as one of the best books ever written on Greek coinage, has been the inspiration for all other references that have followed ... full of insight and information that cannot be easily found elsewhere ... it still stands on its own." Ex RBW Library. This book weighs more than the estimated 3 pounds and may incur extra international shipping charges.