By Christian E. Dekesel & Yvette M. M. Dekesel-De
Early numismatic publications
contain invaluable evidence which can throw new light upon unsolved
numismatic questions. This new work contains over 6000 numismatic
works published between 1700 and 1800. The authors have studied
each publication page by page and have meticulously categorized and
analysed their contents.
The first volume includes a
detailed geographical, chronological and categorical analysis of
all 18th century numismatic publications. It also contains the
indexes which cover an extensive bibliography of 18th century
publications in general, authors, editors, translators, printers,
publishers, places and dates of publication, categories and more,
making it easy to locate a specific book from numerous different
The remainder of the first volume
and the following four volumes consist of an alphabetical catalogue
of all 18th century numismatic books which have been located and
analysed, excluding all nonidentifiable secondary references from
other bibliographies. Each book has been the subject of a detailed
bibliographical analysis and no less than 8785 illustrations
accompany the entries.
The authors have also published
Bibliographies of 16th and 17th century numismatic books. This
Bibliographic Opus is destined to become the standard work of
reference for early numismatic books.
Volume I, A-B: 1212 pp.
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