Hugo Vanhoudt forwarded this information about a new translation of the classic Van Loon book. Thanks!
MEDALLIC HISTORY OF THE LOW COUNTRIES (1555-1716)
by GERARD VAN LOON
English translation directed by John Saunders and Hugo Vanhoudt
The set of four volumes of our new publication MEDALLIC HISTORY OF THE LOW COUNTRIES tells
the history of the Low Countries for the period 1555 – 1716, documented by medals, jetons and
The nature of the Van Loon books is iconic. We can think of no other books in the field of
Numismatics, or any other discipline or science, where the leading reference books are nearly 300
years old and still in active current use. This is not only unprecedented but actually amazing. These
volumes are so remarkable and important to both Numismatists and Historians that the original
printing from the 1720's are indeed still in regular use.
Today, we present you the English translation of the original Dutch version in 4 volumes with full
respect to all original drawings as they are each a piece of art. In addition we have added separately
full color plates with medals, jetons and coins as they appear in the books.
In an effort to make these books available to the largest audience possible, we have deliberately
priced them well below other comparable publications in the field. The price for the total set of 4
volumes (1800 pages and full color plates) is only 160 euro or 200 USD (in USA).
In annex you may find an overview of some pages of these books as examples.
Set of 4 volumes ( size A4) with additional illustrations (plates)
Volume 1: period 1555-1602; introduction + 447 p. + 48 full color plates.
Volume 2: period 1602-1667; 409 p. + 40 full color plates.
Volume 3: period 1667-1691; 380 p. + 20 full color plates.
Volume 4: period 1691-1716; 438 p. + 21 full color plates.
Price: 160 euro for one set of 4 volumes, exclusive costs of packaging & postage.
Size: A4 format, 29,7 x 21,0 cm)
Hardcover ( red cloth, white lettering)
As we will organize the printing by the mid of January 2021 we would appreciate your
presubscription to this numismatic publication. As soon as the books are available we will
inform you for the payment. Contacts for the pre-subscription by mail are:
Hugo Vanhoudt :
or John Saunders:
That's a great price for these classic volumes. I expect copies will sell fast.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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