INLEIDING TOT DE HEEDENDAAGSCHE PENNINGKUNDE OFTE VERHANDELING VAN DEN OORSPRONK VAN’T GELD...
Amsterdam: Pieter de Coup, 1717. 8vo [20 by 13 cm], contemporary vellum, bordered and paneled in blind; hand-lettered spine; silk marker. (22), 185, (11) pages; 16 finely engraved plates, some of them folding; title page printed in red and black with unsigned but handsomely engraved device, with “Verklaring Van de Titel-Print” opposite; occasional engraved vignettes throughout. Lacks half-title; vellum somewhat discolored; generally near fine. Item #7022
A handsome copy of the first published numismatic work by Gerard van Loon, an introductory treatise not only on coins but on coin collecting, with advice on arranging a collection. Van Loon (1683–1758) is today best remembered for his magnificent compendium of European medals relating to Dutch history, published in four folio volumes between 1723 and 1731. Dekesel L242. Hirsch 78. Lipsius 235.