Colin Pitchfork forwarded the following information, noting that there are "books galore" in the upcoming Noble Numismatics sale in Australia. -EditorThe Next Noble Sale 89 (November 25-28, 2008) has many hundred of books in the auction. These can be viewed on the web site _ www.noble.com.au . The named library books are deceased estates. The relevant lots are
Unfortunately, none of the literature lots seem to be illustrated in the catalog. Still, there are many interesting titles and lots offered. Here are some examples. -Editor
Lot 4271 INDIA, a collection of books dealing with the coinage of various eras in Indian history, punch-marked types, hordes held by museums, various journals of the Royal Asiatic Society, 1873, 1931, 1934, Asiatic Society of Bengal, 1880-1881 and a host of other books, Very fine, some scarce. (31)
Lot 4270 HYMAN, Coleman P., An Account of the Coins, Coinages and Currency of Australia, Sydney, 1893, endorsed on the first page 'With the writer's compliments' and on the last page is a notation 'This concluding note was written on the 14th June, 1893' and initialed CPH. Front and back cover torn, some foxing on first few pages, otherwise very fine and rare.
Lot 4276 LONG, Mark H., A Skeleton Catalogue of Australian Copper Tokens, Sydney, 1st January, 1901, ex A.Burton library with his hand-written notes throughout. Fine and rare.
Lot 4290 NUMISMATIC SOCIETIES, minutes and reports of meetings of a number of different societies in Australia including presentation reports on a variety of numismatic topics, many by early period legends of Australian numismatics, includes Australian Numismatic Society, 1914 - onwards. Fine - very fine and historically very important. (1,000 plus documents and booklets)
To view the catalogue, see: S.89 Important Australian & World Coins, Medals, & Banknotes (http://www.noble.com.au/auctions/browse_cat.php?sale=89)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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