London: British Museum, 1881. First edition. 12mo, later brown half calf with marbled sides; spine with five raised bands, ruled and decorated in gilt; black spine label, gilt; top page edges gilt. xvii, (1), 98, (2) pages. Binding lightly rubbed; near fine. Item #6560
An attractively bound, though unillustrated, copy of this landmark catalogue, from the library of the author of British Historical Medals. The first work on Renaissance medals to be published in the Synopsis of the Contents of the British Museum series. Modesti 1643. Ex Laurence Albert Brown, with his Tolkien-inspired bookplate.