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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 50, December 10, 2006, Article 2

DOUGLAS SAVILLE OPENS NUMISMATIC LITERATURE DEALERSHIP

Douglas Saville writes: "At the end of August I left Spink and have
started my own business.  The web site is only just taking shape so
there are not that many books up there for the time being, but I hope
there will be soon."

[Best wishes to Douglas for the success of his new enterprise.  Our
lives as bibliophiles would not be the same without numismatic
literature dealers to feed our habits.  Please support Douglas and
check back frequently for new stock.  The following excerpts are taken
from his web site, where he kindly promotes NBS and The E-Sylum.
-Editor]

"Douglas Saville Numismatic Books specialises in buying and selling
numismatic books of all periods, and in all languages...  Our stock
includes books, manuscripts, periodicals and ephemera relating to
coins, medallions, tokens, orders, decorations and medals."

"After 38 years with Spink, London, I have decided to start my own
business. During my long career with Spink I have dealt with a very
large number of collectors, dealers, libraries, museums, and the
academic community in all parts of the world. I have travelled
extensively in Europe and in the United States and elsewhere, and
have met a vast number of interesting people, who share an interest
in numismatics. I have always believed in the fundamental importance
of personal contact, trust and good faith in conducting my business.
I fully intend to continue to deal with my customers on that basis.

"Over the past 38 years I have been instrumental in helping to form
many exceptional private libraries of numismatic material. I have
also have been involved in the dispersal of many major libraries,
including that of Sir Edward Robinson (Stanley Robinson, Keeper of
Coins, British Museum) (Spink Coin Auction 13, 1981)."

Much more recently, we purchased outright the fine library of Professor
Georges Le Rider, Director of the Cabinet des Medailles at the
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris. I catalogued and offered for sale almost
1000 items in a fixed price retail catalogue (Numismata Graeca. A large
selection of Numismatic Books from the library of Georges Le Rider. 2005)
...

"We have handled many fascinating and important volumes including,
most recently, perhaps one of the greatest of the numismatic portrait
books  Johann Huttich's Imperatorum Romanorum Libellus, 1525. The
importance of this particular volume was that it had been owned by
perhaps the most famous of all the humanist bibliophiles, Jean Grolier.
We paid, at auction, in excess of 102,000 euros for it."

To visit Doug's web site, see: douglassaville.com

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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