The Art of Coins and their Photography - Gerald Hoberman
Condition: Spink & Sons 1981 first edition. Very good ex-library hardback, previous signs of glue on half title page. Jacket has signs of edge wear along the sides; library sticker removed from spine. Boards and binding are secure and undamaged.
"This book is a unique cultural statement. The introductory chapters deal with the origins, artistic merits and symbolism of coin types, techniques of coin making, the role of coinage and its debasement in economics and counterfeits. The man section of the text transports the reader through two and a half thousand years of art and history and contains undisputedly the finest numismatic photography. A wide cross-section of coin types are represented and the superb specimens, many of great rarity, are from important private collections and museums throughout the world... " ~ text extract from dust jacket.