ANTIQUITY OF COINS, ELENOIRE, &c. William HUME.

ANTIQUITY OF COINS, ELENOIRE, &c.

New York: M. B. Wynkoop, Book & Job Printer, 1856. First edition. 8vo. 63 pp. “The discoveries in Syria and Afghanistan, should be mentioned here as notable illustrations of the interest which ancient coins will excite, as connected with locality; for the former may, by means of their old money, ascertain the names and religion of unstoried cities, as the latter has already exhibited to your astonished gaze, whole dynasties of mighty monarchs, of whom history is entirely silent.” Preface: “With the exception of letters to his friends, [the author] had never written a sentence of English composition till the commencement of his mediumship.” OCLC: “An essay [on the coins] and five poems, professedly written in a trance.” OCLC locates four copies (American Antiquarian Society, New York Public, Lehigh, Texas-Austin). Original printed blue wrappers (rear wrapper detached, some wear to spine), stitched. Corner of one leaf soiled, old tideline in upper corner of first few leaves (not affecting text), still a good copy. Item #65831

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