David Fanning submitted the following reminder about his upcoming sale.
The sale features many important works of numismatic literature, including many from the Douglas Ball and John J. Ford, Jr. libraries. The catalogue is available in PDF form on the firm's Web site at www.fanningbooks.com. A few hard-copy catalogues remain available. David Fanning can be contacted at (614) 256-8915 or at
There are many great items in this sale, although I'm a bit prejudiced because some of the lots were consigned by me. Like Hadrien Rambach, I'm making some adjustments to pave the way for other items in my library.
David did a great job of cataloging my collection of Evans' History of the United States Mint
(lots 222-248), and I wouldn't be surprised if other catalogers adopt David's classification format, which focuses on the varying CONTENT of the editions, rather than the BINDING variations that attracted me and other bibliophiles. I collected these for years, constantly upgrading or adding new editions and varieties. I still have a few nice ones in my library (a leatherbound copy, and a few of the rare softbounds).
I'm also parting with some nice early Redbooks (lots 406-408). I bought the 3rd and 5th editions in a Kurt Kreuger sale many years ago. They were inscribed by author Richard Yeoman to Hubert Polzer, an early contributor to the book. I must admit though, that I don't know anything about Polzer - did any of our readers know him? Can you tell us anything about him?