British Historical Medals 1760-1960, Volume 1


This work, like its illustrious predecessor ‘Medallic illustrations…’ has become the ultimate standard work for commemorative medals of this period. Much of the information given was published for the first time in this context from sources previously not available. This catalogue, which covers all aspects of British history of the period covered by commemorative medals, is a mine of information not only for numismatists but also for historians, sociologists, designers, etc.- in fact, for anyone who is in any way concerned with aspects of Britain’s history in the arts, scientific, industrial or military and naval fields since 1760.

Pagination: 469

Format: Hardback

Date: 2007
Condition: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages

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Spink have just undertaken quality reprints of the much in demand and long out of print volumes 1 of this monumental work.

This volume had been commanding high prices and thus become out of the reach of the average collector so it was decided, in consultation with the author, to produce a limited reprint to satisfy current demand.

This is an unchanged reprint but have been refreshed with new colour dust-jackets, produced on quality paper and bound in Wibalin Buckram so the feel is identical to the originals. The reproduction of the photographs is of a high standard and we feel that the quality is very consistent with the originals.

Each medal listed is treated in the same detailed way to give, arranged in chronological order, full details of its subject, style and designer, size, metals, in which it was struck, rarity, bibliographical references and present locations in the major public collections. Additional notes fill in the background of the circumstances of issue, where known, and other information relating to the subject or person represented. Detailed indexes of people, events, inscriptions, designers, etc., complete the volume.

Weight 1731 g
Dimensions L 30.6 x W 21.5 cm

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