MacDonald, George. Coin Types: Their Origin and Development. (1905).
308 pages, reprints available.
George MacDonald was a Scottish author and minister best known for his fairy tales and fantasy novels. A theologian, MacDonald was pastor of Trinity Congregational Church in Arundel before moving to London to teach at the University of London. MacDonald's work influenced many fantasy writers including J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, and Madeleine L'Engle; he is recognized as a mentor to Lewis Carroll and heavily influenced Carroll's decision to submit Alice's Adventures in Wonderland for publication. MacDonald was a prolific writer, and penned such fantasy classics as Phantastes, The Princess and the Goblin, and Lillith. George MacDonald died in 1905.