The Casting-Counter and the Counting-Board. A Chapter in the History of Numismatics and early Arithmetic. Francis Pierrepont BARNARD.

The Casting-Counter and the Counting-Board. A Chapter in the History of Numismatics and early Arithmetic.

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1916. First edition, 4to, 357, (1) pp. 64 plates, some foxing, with a letter to a previous owner and several relevant press cuttings tipped in, other material loosely inserted. Original gilt titled dark blue buckram, some rubbing to extremities otherwise very good. A scholarly and very scarce treatise on medieval counters, or "jettons", used instead of coins for games, gambling and, most particularly in this case, for calculation using a marked board. Item #14330

Price: £450.00

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