London, Philip Lee Warner [printed at the Chiswick Press], 1912
(27 cm), xvii (3), 92 (4) pp., plus colour frontispiece and 32 monochrome collotype plates, each with tissue guardsheet. Publisher’s green cloth, lettered; printed dust jacket (Brodart dust jacket protector). - Catalogue of 67 contemporary medals with portraits of Italian artists of the Renaissance; “They often represent our only opportunity of knowing what the features of the persons in question were like” (from the Preface). Edition of 750 copies. ¶ Dust jacket sunned, several tiny losses; otherwise an excellent copy.
(25.5 cm), vii, 242 pp., illustrations. Supplement (16 pp.) loosely inserted. Publisher’s cloth. - Although intended for numismatists and collectors of Central European coins, this work is of great utility to book collectors. The author provides a generously annotated alphabetical list of the German states and of their rulers, with illustrations of the basic armorial device of most of the German states, and the monograms of their rulers. Includes a glossary of monetary units and terms, list of patron saints, and of Latin place names. ¶ Binding lightly soiled; otherwise a good, unmarked copy.
(29 cm), (78) pp., 82 black & white illustrations. 187 catalogue entries. Errata slip loosely inserted. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Catalogue of the exquisite collection of medals and plaquettes belonging to Mr and Mrs Mark Salton, “particularly distinguished for the extremely high level of quality of the specimens in it… No fewer than seventeen examples are unique” (from the Preface by Marvin Sadik). Catalogue designed by Leonard Baskin and printed by the Meriden Gravure Company. ¶ Wrappers lightly discoloured.
London, [Printed at the University Press, Oxford, by Vivian Ridler, for] The British Museum, 1966
(21 cm), 32 pp., frontispiece (in colour) and 16 p. of black & white plates (pls.I-XVI). Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - An account of the first renaissance portrait medal (1438-39), examining Pisanello’s position as a medallist, the circumstances of the commission, and the iconography of the medal itself. ¶ Excellent copy.
London, Phaidon Press for the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1967
(30.5 cm), x, 307 (3) pp., 1209 illustrations. 667 catalogue entries. Publisher’s cloth binding, pictorial dust jacket. - Catalogue of the Gustave Dreyfus (1837-1914) collection, during the owner’s lifetime the most celebrated private collection of medals in existence. The collection was acquired en bloc by Duveen in 1930, and sold by him in 1944 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation; in 1957 the medals were given to the National Gallery of Art. ¶ Very good, unmarked copy.
(30 cm), 221 (1) pp., numerous black & white illustrations (pp.93-210 inclusive). Publisher’s printed wrappers. - 460 catalogue entries (nos. 415-460 are plaquettes). The medals afterwards were exhibited in Houston (10 December 1969-1 February 1970). While on loan to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the collection was stolen by a disgruntled employee, and melted down. ¶ Spine sunned; otherwise in fine state of preservation.
(23 cm), 270 pp., illustrations. 409 catalogue entries. Publisher’s laminated pictorial wrappers. - Organised in three sections: Antike (entries by Harald Küthmann, Direktor der Staatlichen Münzsammlung; and by Bernhard Overbeck), Mittelalter (by Dirk Steinhilber) and Neuzeit (item nos. 184-409, by Ingrid Weber). ¶ Laminate on wrappers yellowing; otherwise a well-preserved copy.
(29 cm), xi (1), 292 pp., 146 black & white illustrations. 426 catalogue entries. Publisher’s orange cloth, dust jacket. - Catalogue accompanying an exhibition of medals and plaquettes selected from a collection of some 1500 pieces given in 1966 to the Bowdoin College Museum of Art by Marchesa Amanda Molinari, in memory of her husband, Marchese Cesare Molinari d’Incisa. The medals are described by Andrea Norris (nos. 1-357) and the plaquettes by Ingrid Weber (nos. 358-426); David Becker coordinated their research and catalogue production. ¶ Fine copy.
(28 cm), 230 pp., plus 32 p. of black & white illustrations. Publisher’s black cloth, dust jacket. - Revised edition of a work first published in 1920, “the most reliable and certainly the most enjoyable introduction in its field” (from a review by Ulrich Middeldorf, in Apollo, November 1978, pp.358-359). ¶ Dust jacket rubbed, long tear.
London, British Museum Publications / Colonnade Books, 1978
(28.5 cm), xii (2), 244 pp., illustrations. Publisher’s boards, pictorial dust jacket. - A chronological list of 232 buildings commemorated in medallic form, with a biographical register of 136 architects (or architectural firms), and of 90 medallists, sculptors, and publishers of medals. The utility of the evidence presented cannot be overstated: 65 of the buildings depicted on these medals have been demolished; a further 29 have undergone major rebuilding or alteration. “This is an admirable catalogue which should grace every numismatic, architectural, or topographical library” (review by J. Mordaunt Crook, in The Times Literary Supplement, 17 February 1978, p.190). ¶ Very good, unmarked copy.
(22 cm), 181 (11) pp., 76 illustrations in black & white. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Catalogue of 75 portrait medals by 13 artists, including Antonio Francesco Selvi, Massimiliano Soldani Benzi, Bartolomeo Giovanni Vaggelli. ¶ Fine copy.
Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Museum of Art, 1981
(23 cm), 63 (1) pp. 172 catalogue entries. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - An unillustrated handbook for visitors to the exhibition; the catalogue was published in 1983, and stands as the benchmark publication in its field. ¶ Very good copy.
Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Museum of Art, 1981
(23 cm), 63 (1) pp. 172 catalogue entries. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - An unillustrated handbook for visitors to the exhibition; the catalogue was published in 1983, and stands as the benchmark publication in its field. ¶ Wrapper shelf worn. Very good copy.
Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Museum of Art, 1983
(30 cm), 188 pp., illustrations. 172 catalogue entries. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - “Unlike most medal catalogues, it gives for each medal not only a factual description, but also a brief essay on ‘Strike and style’, and another enlarging on the historical event or architectural monument recorded. It thus provides a unique guide to the aesthetics of the Roman baroque medal, a summary history of Papal Rome from the mid-sixteenth to the mid-eighteenth centuries, and an historical review of the major architectural works of the period… the wealth of information will appeal both to specialists and to those with no particular interest in medals for their own sake” (from a review by J.M., in The Burlington Magazine, volume 128, January 1986, pp.48-49). ¶ Fine, unmarked copy.
University Park, PA, Pennsylvania State University, 1984
(28 cm), 166 (2) pp., illustrations. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Publishes lectures from the series held by the Pennsylvania State University concurrently with the exhibition, Architectural fantasy and reality: drawings from the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca, Concorsi Clementini, 1700-1750, held 6 December 1981-31 January 1982 at the Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, University Park. The contributors are Henry A. Millon (Filippo Juvarra and the Accademia di San Luca in Rome in the early eighteenth century), Gil R. Smith (The Concorso Accademico of 1677 at the Accademia di San Luca), Susan Scott Munshower (City informs garden: Filippo Juvarra as landscape designer), John Varriano (The architecture of papal medals), Tod A. Marder (The decision to build the Spanish Steps: from project to monument), John Pinto (The Trevi Fountain: unexecuted projects from the pontificate of Clement XI), and Hellmut Hager (Accademia di San Luca in Rome and the Académie royale d’architecture in Paris: a preliminary investigation). ¶ Light shelf wear; otherwise a very fine copy.
Two volumes (34 cm), I: (6) xvii (1), 382 pp. 1204 catalogue entries. II: (2) vii (3) pp., 201 leaves of plates (pls.1-201). Uniform publisher’s cloth-backed boards, printed dust jackets. - Facsimile of 1930 edition, with new appendix by John Graham Pollard. “The Corpus is not simply an unrivalled compendium of information about medals; it is a definitive statement on the Italian medal, which owes much of its value to the sureness of Hill’s eye and to the accuracy of his qualitative judgements” (John Pope-Hennessy, in Preface to the catalogue of Renaissance medals in the Kress collection, 1967). The original work was compiled by Hill over a period of twenty years and “its success as a work of scholarship is demonstrated by the relative insignificance of the material that can be added to it here. This comes from the accumulated annotations to the Corpus made by the late Ulrich Middeldorf since the original publication… Their object is essentially that of indicating significant contributions on medallists or individual medals made since 1930” (from Pollard’s Foreword; the Appendix occupies pp.373-382). ¶ Excellent copy.
Florence, Studio per Edizioni Scelte / Associazione Amici del Bargello, 1984-1985
Three volumes (32 cm), I (1400-1530): xlvii (1), 608 (4) pp.,  p. of colour plates, black & white text illustrations. II (1513-1640): (6) pp., pp.-1191 (5),  p. of colour plates, black & white text illustrations. III (1513-1640): (6) pp., pp.- 1618 (4),  p. of colour plates, black & white text illustrations. Uniform publisher’s cloth-backed boards, pictorial dust jackets. - Bilingual catalogue of 886 medals, each shown in actual size, often supplemented by enlarged details. Nearly a quarter of the pieces recorded are medals of the Medici and the catalogue notes contain “some new information about Medicean patronage and collecting, gleaned from the archives”. “This is the most important publication on the medals of this period since Armand’s Les Médailleurs Italiens (2nd edition 1887)” (quotations from reviews by Mark Jones in The Burlington Magazine, volume 127, 1985, pp.809-810; volume 129, 1987, pp.194-195. ¶ Very good, unmarked set.
(23.5 × 25 cm), 142 pp., 96 illustrations (some in colour). 49 catalogue entries. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Presents paintings, sculpture, textiles, and medals, mostly from collections of the Vatican. Essays by Catherine Johnston (The rôle of papal patronage in Italian Baroque art), Marc Worsdale (Eloquent silence and silent eloquence in the work of Bernini and his contemporaries), and Gyde Vanier Shepherd (on the Baroque tradition in Quebec, 1664-1839).
Offered withAlessandro VII Chigi (1599-1667): il papa senese di Roma moderna (published on the occasion of an exhibition held in Siena at the Palazzo Pubblico and the Palazzo Chigi Zondadari from 23 September 2000-10 January 2001), Siena: Maschietto & Musolino, 2000. - 350 catalogue entries, together with essays on Pope Alexander VII Chigi’s education, family, cultural interests, art collection, and patronage of architecture and art in Rome, Lazio and Siena. ¶ Fine, unmarked copy.
(26.5 cm),  pp., including 27 plates (some in colour). 459 lots. List of prices realised loosely inserted. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Included in the sale (as lots 126-144) are medals from the Chigi collection: the portrait medal of the Florentine jurist Lelio Torelli, made in 1551 by Francesco da Sangallo, sold for £23,100 (estimate £1000-£1500), setting a new auction price record for a Renaissance medal; the portrait medal of the Servite monk and preacher Paolo Alberti, made in 1462 by the Ferrarese medallist Antonio Marescotti, made £11,000 (estimate 1500-£2000). Previous sale of medals from the Chigi collection were conducted by Sotheby's in Florence, 24 October 1974 and 14 May 1975. ¶ Annotated copy.
(34 × 24.5 cm), 316 (4) pp., 149 plates (Tav.1-149). Publisher’s cloth, pictorial dust jacket. - Catalogue of 443 medals made by nineteen artists between the years 1677 and 1785. “An exemplary catalogue… which will long remain the basic reference point for these important medals” (from a review by Philip Attwood, in The Numismatic Chronicle, volume 151, 1991, pp.286-287). ¶ Fine, unmarked copy.