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  1. The Science of Gems, Jewels, Coins, and Medals, Ancient and Modern.
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    The Science of Gems, Jewels, Coins, and Medals, Ancient and Modern.

    First edition. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to sculptor John Graham Lough: "To John Graham Esq. and his amiable wife, this volume conveys the sincere regards, of the Author and his wife" (half-title). Archibald Billing (1791-1881) was a physician by trade and an amateur artist and collector of engraved gems and coins. A lecturer at the London Hospital from the 1810s to the 1840s, he was "among the first medical teachers in London to make auscultation, as introduced by Laennec, a part of regular teaching" (ODNB). Learn More
    £275

    Date of Publication: 1867

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 109013

    Signed: Yes

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