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MILLIN, Aubin-Louis (1759--1818)
[Histoire métallique de Napoléon. English]
Medallic history of Napoleon. A collection of all the medals, coins, and jettons, relating to his actions and reign. From the year 1796 to 1815.
London: printed for the editor, and sold by Rodwell and Martin, 1819.
vi, [2], 112, [8] p., LX pl. ; 28.8 cm. (4°)

Edited by James Millingen from notes left by A.-L. Millin, who had planned the work as a continuation of his Histoire métallique de la Révolution française, 1806. A supplement with fourteen more plates and a chronological index to the whole was published in 1821 (British Library 7755.f.19). Soane owned a set of Napoleonic medals, probably purchased in 1816 together with a printed checklist (q.v.).

Copy Notes Purchased from T. & W. Boone for £1 4s., 19 May 1823. (Priv. Corr.XVI.E.5.5).

Binding Contemporary C19th diced russia, both covers blind-tooled with crescent-cornered panel framed by three decorative rolls and two, three and four-line fillets. Two-line gilt borders; middle rolls with small gilt-stamped corner-pieces. Spine tooled in blind and gilt, direct lettering for short title, gilt turn-ins. Marbled edges.

Reference Number 2782


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