München: Aus den Abhandlungen der k. bayer. Akademie der Wiss. 1890. 4to, original cloth-backed printed boards. Fine engraved frontispiece of the author; 274 pages; 14 fine plates of coins. Covers a bit discolored; text and plates appear never to have been opened. Near fine, overall. Item #6048
A remarkably nice copy of this very scarce work, still significant for dates of the Asia Minor city issues, autonomous money and Greek imperial coins. The 1890 work is an update and translation of the 1883 French edition, and includes five plates not in the earlier edition. Percy Gardner summarized Imhoof-Blumer in the obituary he wrote for him in the Numismatic Chronicle: “Mr. J.P. Six of Amsterdam surpassed him in brilliance of conjecture, and Barclay Head in breadth of view, but neither could rival him in extent and accuracy of knowledge. ... I do not suppose that anyone hereafter will carry the whole of Greek coinage in his head as Imhoof-Blumer did.” This copy would be perfect for anyone wishing to have one finely bound, as it would appear that book has never been used (though the existing covers are discolored). Clain-Stefanelli 1838*. Daehn 107. Grierson 53.