London: British Museum, 1930. Two volumes, complete. Folio, original matching tan cloth, gilt. xvii, (1), 371, (1) + vii, (1) pages; titles printed in red and black; 1333 extremely detailed descriptions; text figures; 201 superb plates of medals. Spotting to extremities; moderate wear from normal use. Very good or better, contents near fine. Item #7206
The magnificent original edition of this classic and still most-important work, covering in great detail “the known varieties of medals produced by Italian artists from 1390 to about 1530.” A monumental achievement, the most important work of its kind, with superb illustrations and highly useful indexes. Clain-Stefanelli 14287*. Grierson 256. Modesti 1405: “Senza dubbio la più grande opera mai realizzata sulla medaglistica rinascimentale italiana... Sono presentate oltre 2.000 medaglie, con accuratissimo apparato storico, critico e bibliografico nonché topologico.” Ex Christopher Evelyn Blunt Library, with his bookplate.