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Mionnet, T. E. Description de médailles antiques, grecques et romaines; avec leur degré de rareté et leur estimation. Ouvrage servant de catalogue à une suite de plus de vingt mille empreintes en soufre, prises sur les pièces originales. Tome premier – Tome seizième. Supplément. Tome premier – Tome neuvième. Recueil des planches. Paris, 1806–1837. Complete in sixteen volumes. 12mo (20 x 13.5cm), 9,428 pages, 198 finely engraved plates. All volumes uniformly bound in later black quarter morocco with marbled boards and endpapers, raised bands, lettered in gilt. Heavily rubbed and worn with many boards loose or detached, the spines and joints rubbed and cracked with some loss. The contents lightly browned with some sporadic foxing, a few blemishes and ocassional annotations in the text. A well-used, complete set of the rarely offered, original editions of Mionnet’s main text and supplement, both of which would benefit from the attentions of a skilled binder. A monumental and still much-used reference, important and seldom offered in any condition. Rare thus. (16)
Babelon pp. 132-36. Bassoli p. 44-45. Clain-Stefanelli 1855*, “In this largest publication (up to that time) on Greek Coins, Mionnet succeeded in describing over 52,000 pieces. Although the work is not flawless… it still remains, through its wealth of information, an invaluable reference.” Clain-Stefanelli, ‘Numismatics: An Ancient Science’ p. 34. Daehn 165. Kroh p. 62.

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