8vo, pp. , xxiv, 176, ; with numerous woodcut illustrations of European coins; part of leaf O3 cut away with loss of some woodcuts, a few ink marks and stains; good in contemporary mottled sheep, gilt lettering-piece to spine; a little worn; leaf of pencil notes tipped in before title, old bookseller’s description to front pastedown.
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A brief Memoir of Francis Fry, F.S.A. of Bristol. By his Son … Not published.
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