Nummi Britannici Historia; or An Historical Account of English Money from the Conquest to the uniting of the two Kingdoms by King James I and of Great-Britain to the Present Time.
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With Particular Descriptions of each Piece and Illustrated with Cuts of the more Antient. A Work hitherto unattempted. ... London: Printed for W. Meadows 1726. 8vo. Orig. full old calf (corners worn; spine skilfully rebacked). (x 150pp.). With 8 leaves of copper-engraved plates. Early owner's name on title-page otherwise fine. 1st ed. Kress 3654. NOTE: This valuable treatise is on English numismatics. Leake was the first to combine the evidence of written history with that of the coins themselves so as to produce a comprehensive history of the currency. His sources range from the records of The Mint to the Works of Locke and Lowndes.
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