Louis & Pio Ciani on French Coins
Ciani, Louis. LES MONNAIES ROYALES FRANÇAISES DE HUGUES CAPET À LOUIS XVI AVEC INDICATION DE LEUR VALEUR ACTUELLE. Paris: Florange & Ciani, 1926. Tall 8vo, contemporary red calf; spine ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt; marbled endpapers. 502, (2) pages; illustrated. Binding worn, with spine cracking; contents very good. [with] Ciani, P. LES MONNAIES FRANÇAISES DE LA RÉVOLUTION À LA FIN DU PREMIER EMPIRE, 1789 À 1815. Paris: Louis Ciani, 1931. Tall 8vo, later red cloth, gilt; original printed card covers bound in. (2), viii, (2), 168 pages; folding table; illustrated. Near fine. The first edition of Louis Ciani's classic work on the French royal coinage, with Pio Ciani's much scarcer work on the revolutionary era. Clain-Stefanelli 8902*.