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STEUART, Sir James Denham.

Abhandlung von den Grundsätzen der Münzwissenschaft, mit einer Anwendung derselben auf das deutsche Münzwesen: aus der englischen Originalhandschrift übersetzt.

Tübingen: Johann Georg Cotta, 1761 Stock Code: 132086
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Very rare first edition, written by Steuart whilst in Tübingen, where he had settled in 1757 with his wife and son under the protection of the Duke of Würtemberg, to whom the work is dedicated (in French). In it, Steuart attempted to disentangle the inextricable perplexities of the German mints. The work was translated from a manuscript by Christoph Friedrich Schott, and was only first published in English in 1805 as A Dissertation upon the Doctrine and Principles of Money, applied to the German Coin in volume five of the Works, political, metaphysical, and chronological.

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Description

Octavo (209 x 140 mm). Uncut in recent half mottled calf and marbled boards, spine decorated in blind, red morocco label lettered gilt.

Illustrations

With a large folding table opposite p. 54. Printed in Gothic type.

Condition

Pale dampmark to upper margin of first few leaves, occasional marginal dust soiling; a very good copy, entirely uncut.

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