Madrid: En la Imprenta de Sancha, 1805. 4to, somewhat later full tan Spanish calf; spine with five raised bands, decorated in gilt; red morocco spine label lettered in gilt. xx, 580, (2) pages; blank leaf; 3 engraved plates signed by F. Miranda and J. Brunetti. Previous owner’s label affixed to front flyleaf. Binding a bit rubbed at extremities, but attractive and sound; pages and plates exceptionally fine. Item #6438
Rare and important. Saez was a Benedictine priest attached to the monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos, and penned several works of a historical nature including more than one study of the coins of medieval Spain, of which this is the most notable. It focuses its attention on determining the correct circulating value of Spanish coins, providing historical evidence and locating these coins within their historical and economic content. A well-preserved copy, with crisp leaves. The plates depict Spanish Islamic and Catholic coins of the medieval and early modern periods. Clain-Stefanelli 6321. Mateu y Llopis 192. Ex Peter Rycraft Library.