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COOKE, William (d. 1780)
The medallic history of imperial Rome; from the first triumvirate, under Pompey, Crassus, and Cæsar, to the removal of the Imperial seat, by Constantine the Great. With the several medals and coins, accurately copied and curiously engraven. To which is prefixed, an introduction, containing a general history of Roman medals. In two volumes. ... By William Cooke, ...
London: printed for J. Dodsley, 1781.
2 vols ; 27.6 cm. (4°)
I: [16], xxxix, [1], 507, [1] p., XX engr. pl. : engr. illus.
II: [4], 502 p., XXI--LXI [i.e. 41] engr. pl. : engr. illus.

Edited by Cooke's son. Includes a list of subscribers. The plates in vol. II are numbered in continuation of those in vol. I. With cancellans illustration in vol. II on p. 323.

Copy Notes Bought from Thomas Boone for £1 10s. 0d. on 6 December 1808. Volume I inscribed in pencil on front free-endpaper Boone's hand 2 Vols £1=10s=0d / Curious plates, and in another hand on verso of rear free-endpaper, 2=2=0.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt roll-tooled borders, gilt-tooled spines with large rosettes, red and green morocco spine-labels gilt-tooled with bird and obelisk motifs.

Reference Number 1973


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