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Chaudoir on Russia, in French

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Chaudoir on Russia, in French
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Chaudoir, Baron S. de. APERÇU SUR LES MONNAIES RUSSES ET SUR LES MONNAIES ÉTRANGÈRES QUI ONT EU COURS EN RUSSE. St. Petersbourg, 1836-37. Three volumes, complete, bound in two. 8vo, twentieth-century brown quarter baby calf, gilt. vii, (1), 266, (2); (4), xii, 331, (7); 23, (1) pages; 23 & 58 engraved tables and plates of coins. Bindings worn at spine, but sound; very good or better. The classic work; the first general guide to Russian coins. Infrequently encountered with the second volume of text published in 1837 (present here). Volume I recounts the history of the Russian monetary system and features an extensive bibliography. The second volume of text consists of detailed coin descriptions and the plate volume, beyond its numerous illustrations of coins, features tables of metal production, mintages, etc. The work gained for the author the Grand Demidoff Prize of 5000 rubles. Clain-Stefanelli 11138*. Grierson 194: "Encore utile, en dépit de sa date." Gromachevskii 392а.