Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century in England, Wales, and Ireland, By Corporations, Merchants, Tradesmen, Etc. A New and Revised Edition of William Boyne’s Work, by George C. Williamson. With the assistance of some of the principal collectors of tokens in the United Kingdom as editors of their respective counties. Illustrated by numerous plates and woodcuts, and containing notes of family, heraldic, and topographical interest respecting the various issuers of the tokens. 2 vols. London: Elliot Stock, 1889-1891. xliii, 804; vi, -1584 pp. 23 plates, 1 of which is folding, and numerous woodcut illustrations in text. 8vo. Ex library with usual marks. Rebound in half green leather with gilt lettering (including library shelfmark) to spine. The folding plate, engraved by Peter Sinzenich, a prominent draftsman and engraver in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century England, and dedicated by the editor to Joseph Bernick, is an elaborate woodcut of coins and tokens minted at Worcester. Penciled notes to pages as well as pages of penciled notes pasted into the spine by a previous owner, and slips printed with additions to the text, possibly added by publisher. A very rare copy of this early edition of Boyne’s highly detailed reference book of trade tokens revised by George C. Williamson. The tokens are categorized by English county in alphabetical order while Wales, Ireland and Scotland are treated as categories in themselves. Scotland is glossed over due to lack of examples known to the author. Hence it does not appear in the title. The author explains, ‘Of this kingdom there is but the one token described’.
Boyne, William; George C. Williamson (ed.), Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century in England, Wales, and Ireland, By Corporations, Merchants, Tradesmen Etc., Elliot Stock, 1891
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