A New Touch-Stone for Gold and Silver Wares
William Badcock / John Reynolds
- Item ID: 37360
- Category: History
A New Touch-Stone for Gold and Silver Wares. Introduction by William O'SullivanIrish University Press, Shannon, Ireland, 1970. Numbered Limited Edition of 100 copies, this copy hand-numbered 55 (limitation label pasted to leaf facing half title page). Bound in full Niger morocco, gilt title to spine, and gilt device to upper cover. A fine copy. Housed in cloth solander box. A deluxe facsimile of the 1679, second edition, of Badcock's classic work, followed by a second section, by John Reynolds of the Mint of the Tower of London, with tables showing how gold and silver could be brought up to the standard of purity then current 'with Questions wrought by The Golden Rule: Also by Decimal Tables.'