SIMON, James. An Essay towards an Historical Account of Irish Coins, and of the Currency of Foreign Monies in Ireland.

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With an Appendix Containing Several Statutes, Proclamations, Patents, Acts of State, and Letters Relating to the Same. By James Simon, of Dublin, Merchant, F.R.S. Dublin: Printed by S. Powell, For the Author, in Fleet-street, 1749. Quarto. pp. xv, 184, 8, 11 (plates, some folding). Errata at foot of page 184. Modern half calf over marbled boards, title in gilt on red morocco letterpiece on spine. Small surface tear to first page of appendix. Occasional light foxing as usual. An attractive copy.
Hanson 6314. Referenced by: OCLC 23282868. In Wilson’s ‘Dublin Directory 1801’ James Simon is listed as a Merchant, with his premises at 26 Great Strand Street. This copy has the scarce supplement by Thomas Snelling and additional two plates. In addition to the Nobility and Gentry of the Realm the list of subscribers included are: Rev. Theo Philus Brocas; Thomas Callaghan; Col. Philip Chenevix; Henry Coghlan; Matthew Concannon; Rev. Charles Congreve; Edmond Costello; Sir Richard Cox; Patrick Darcy; Rev. Patrick Delany; Mrs. Delany; David Latouche; Edward Ledwich; Rev. Samuel Madden; Rev. Richard Pococke; Charles Smith, Dungarvan; Thomas Tower; James Ware, etc.

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