Humphreys, The coin collectorʼs manual
Henry Noel Humphreys, The coin collectorʼs manual or guide to the numismatic student in the formation of a cabinet of coins. Comprising an historical and critical account of the origin and progress of coinage from the earliest period to the fall of the Roman Empire, 2 volumes, George Bell and Sons, London 1883, pp. XXIV, 726 total, richly illustrated, 11 tablets. finely engraved overall, 19 cm, beautiful editorial binding on the entire canvas with gold titles on the spine and embossed decorations on the spine and plates.
Volume I: pp. XXIV, 352, 9 pl.
Volume II: pp. 353-726, 2 tablets
Linked to volume II: Complete catalog of Bohn's libraries, George Bell and Sons, London 1886, pp. 13.
This important guide for numismatists became the most popular in the 19th century and was reprinted until the end of the 20th century. The work presents a historical and critical account of the origin and progress of the coin, up to the fall of the Roman Empire. There is no lack of in-depth considerations on the coins of modern and contemporary Europe.
At the end of the first volume some papers with restored margins without text loss, however an example in good general condition.