London: Spink, 2016. Two volumes, complete. 4to, original matching blue half morocco, gilt, with marbled sides; spines with five raised bands, ruled and lettered in gilt; top page edges gilt. 830 pages; illustrated throughout in color; three color photographic plates bound in, depicting the Wright Declaration of Independence medal, the gold Washington before Boston medal, and a group of Washington funeral medals. Fine. Item #7037
Set 5 of only 20 thus bound by Harcourt Bindery, with both volumes featuring a custom bookplate, based on Washington’s bookplate, numbered and initialed by the author. A comprehensive and well-produced work, covering medals produced from 1777 to 1890. The standard work on the subject.