LES PERSES ACHEMENIDES, by Ernest Babelon - 1893 [1st Ed]

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FIRST EDITION. Antique book is overall in Very Good condition with mild commensurate aging and wear. Illustrated with line drawings throughout text pages, and an end section of B&W plates. Text is in French. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE! Please see description for more details. AS IS.

Les Perses Achemenides, Les Satrapes et les Dynastes Tributaires de leur Empire, Cypre & Phenicie

by Ernest Babelon

FIRST EDITION. Published by: C. Rollin & Feuardent, Paris, 1893.

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Volume displays mild commensurate aging and wear to covers and interior.
  • Green cloth covers display mild overall edgewear and minor general rubbing. 
  • Spine features titleblock in brown leather with gilt, showing moderate overall rubbing and scuffing. 
  • Binding is secure. Binding is reinforced with cloth on end plate pages at gutter. 
  • Front endpaper is partly cut at hinge. (See photos)
  • Feps display some foxing. Front fep shows ballpoint pen mark. (See photos) 
  • Plate pages at end of volume are well-preserved, showing overall toning, occasional red pencil underlinings and scarce foxing and smudges.
  • Interior exhibits moderate overall toning, slightly more pronounced along margins, with scarce occasional foxing.
  • Some plate pages show small red pencil underlinings. (See photos)
  • One page inside is mended with tape at edge. (See photos)
  • Text block edges are stippled, and show expected toning.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20181031
412 pages + 39 plate pages. 7.5 x 11 inches.



The history of the making of coins in the ancient Persian empire. The volume traces the past of coin-making in one of the first regions of the world to produce them. When Cyrus, King of Persia, made the conquest of Asia minor in 548 BC, the Greeks in these lands were already skilled in con-making. Before and since, coin-making has been a tradition that left us one of the most important legacies of Antiquity. Tracing back the history of coin-making in this region of the world and the dynasts tributary of this vast empire, the volume completes the thorough study with an analysis of the past of these various dynasties.


Text in French. Includes a catalog of coins and a detailed history. Includes 39 plates in end section. 

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Modified Item: No
Country/Region of Manufacture: France
Binding: Hardcover
Region: Europe
Original/Facsimile: Original
Language: French
Special Attributes: 1st Edition
Subject: Art & Photography
Topic: Ancient
Year Printed: 1893
Author: Ernest Babelon
Place of Publication: Paris
Publisher: C. Rollin & Feuardent
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