THE ELDER PLINY'S CHAPTERS ON CHEMICAL SUBJECTS. Part One.
London: Arnold, 1929. FIRST EDITION. Panels lightly fished or rubbed; text free of marking; binding is firm; A VERY GOOD+ CLOTH COPY. Printed on coat. English / Latin text. Pliny offers an account of the rise of gold and silver as laudable values, condemning the practice, and uses examples not only from Roman history, but glancing back to the Egyptians for the unfortunate rise of coinage. 249 pages, indexed. 4to. (Item ID: 15934)