August 12, 2010 – Early numismatic publications contain invaluable evidence, which can throw new light upon unsolved numismatic questions. The new work of Christian and Yvette Dekesel contains over 6000 numismatic works published between 1700 and 1800. The authors have studied each publication page by page and have meticulously categorized and analyzed their contents.
Christian Dekesel and Yvette Dekesel-De Ruyck, Bibliography of 18th Century Numismatic Books: A-B. 1212pp. Available now at 135 £ at Spink. The other volumes (C-Gn; Go-L; M-R; S-Z) are coming soon.
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 angles.
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 analyzed, excluding all non-identifiable 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.
Also available: A Bibliography of 16th Century Numismatic Books. London, 1997. Casebound in cloth, jacket. 1104pp, illustrations of title pages throughout. £250
A Bibliography of 17th Century Numismatic Books. London, 2003. Casebound in cloth, jackets. Three volumes with over 3000 facsimiles of title pages. £375. Volume 1: A-F: 1082pp. Volume 2: G-O: 998pp. Volume 3: P-Z: 1160pp.