Regensburg: Johann Leopold Montag, 1765. (2), 28 pages; 1 folded engraved plate depicting coins. [bound with] Plato, Georg Gottlieb. Schreiben an P. T. HERRN GEORG FRIEDERICH VON BERBERICH, KAISERLICHEN WIRKLICHEN REICHS-HOFRATH, HOCHFÜRSTLICH-THURN UND TAXISCHEN GEHEIMEN RATH UND KAISERLICHEN REICHS- OBER- POST- AMTS DIRECTOR ZU FRANKFURTH, DIE IN DESSEN MÜNZCABINET BEFINDLICHE HOF-GEIßMARISCHE MÜNZE BETREFFEND. Regensburg: Johann Leopold Montag, 1765. (3)–70 pages; 3 engraved plates depicting coins, 2 of them folded. 4to [21 by 17.5 cm], plain contemporary blue boards with handwritten spine lettering. Occasional early annotations. Spine lightly rubbed; minor wear to binding; modern bookplate. Near fine. Item #7172
Rare: the first copies of either work we have handled. Georg Gottlieb Plato was the pseudonym of Georg Gottlieb Wild (1710–1777). Under his more classical name, he is best remembered today for his Regensburgisches Münz-Kabinet, first published in 1779 and reprinted into the 20th century. The present works are highly specialized and demonstrate the state of the science at the time. Dekesel P141 and P140, respectively (Dekesel erroneously calls for three plates in the Untersuchung, when the title page itself calls for one). Lipsius 316 (both).