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The E-Sylum: Volume 13, Number 13, March 28, 2010, Article 8


The American Numismatic Society was also an active bidder in the sale. The following announcement is from the March 2010 ANS E-News. Congratulations on the acquisitions! -Editor

This month, the new acquisitions page of the ANS Library is devoted to rare items. Featured on the list are a recent purchase and a number of items that were acquired during the Stack's Family auction that took place at the New York International Numismatic Convention in January, 2010. Rare books require more detail in cataloging, so most are still being processed and will not appear in the online catalog for some time, but they are temporarily on view in the rare book room of the ANS. To browse the items, please see :

HARLEY, Edward). A Catalogue of the Collection of the Right Honourable Edward Earl of Oxford deceas'd: Consisting of several Capital Pictures by the most Eminent Italian, French, and Flemish Masters, great Variety of Greek and Roman Antiquities in Urns, Edicts, Inscriptions, &c. as also of Busto's and Bronzes; together with several very scarce Books of Prints and Drawings; particularly of the most famous Altars, Vestments, Chalices, &c. by J. Paulo Panini and others; collected by the alte Mr. Talman; the King of France's Cabinet complete; the Heads of the most eminent Men in Europe in 30 Volumes; with divers other valuable Curiosities out of the Arundel Collection: Which will be sold by Auction, by Mr. Cock, At his House in the Great Piazza, Covent-Garden, on Monday the 8th of March, 1741-2, and the five following Days…

[bound & issued with]: (---). A Catalogue of Greek, Roman and English Coins, Medallions and Medals, of the Right Honourable Edward Earl of Oxford, deceas'd, Which will be Sold by Auction, By Mr. Cock, At his House in the Great Piazza, Covent-Garden, On Thursday March the 18th, 1741-2, and the Five following Days. 28, 33-50 pp. Large quarto, t.e.g., others uncut. [London: 1742].

Clapp, George H. THE UNITED STATES CENTS OF THE YEARS 1798-1799. Sewickley, 1931. 64 pages, 2 fine photographic plates, text annotated in pencil. Quarto: 31 x 24 cm. This is Henry Hines' personal copy and is accompanied by an abundance of correspondence and other materials.

[Flanagan, James W.]. PHOTOGRAPHS OF AMERICAN FIFTY DOLLAR GOLD COINS AND DOUBLE EAGLES. No place or date of issue (New York : Stack's, circa 1944). One 5.75 x 8 inch photograph depicting the obverses of six Fifty Dollar American gold coins (four 1851-1852 United States Assay Office octagonals, an 1855 Kellogg, and a Panama-Pacific octagonal) and two 3.5 x 7 inch photographs depicting both sides of 1931, 1932, & 1933 United States Double Eagles. Original glossy black and white photographic prints.

[Garrabrant, Walter]. HARD TIMES TOKENS NOTEBOOK. Newark, undated. 200 pages. Pages 2-133 appear to largely comprise a handwritten transcription on ruled pages of the second edition and 1906 supplement of Lyman Haynes Low's Hard Times Tokens, with occasional later observations, accompanied by original Edgar H. Adams photographs of the obverses and reverses of the various varieties, cut to size and pasted in by each description. 25 x 20 cm.

Antiquary, Timothy; Caesar, Julius; & Dr. Timbercracks, M.D., L.L.D. COIN COLLECTORS TO THE RESCUE! THE CAROLINA ELEPHANT IN THE FIELD!! Philadelphia, October 1859. Broadside: 24.5 x 15 cm.

Helper, Hinton R(owan). THE LAND OF GOLD REALITY VERSUS FICTION. Baltimore : Published for the Author, by Henry Taylor, Sun Iron Building, 1855. First edition. xii, (13)-300 pages. 19.5 x 12.5 cm. “An entertaining book. One chapter is closed with the charming remark that ‘It is my unbiased opinion that California can and does furnish the best bad things that are obtainable in American.'” (From p. 274 of Cowan, Robert Ernest & Robert Granniss. A Bibliography of the History of California 1510-1930. Three volumes. San Francisco: Printed by John Henry Nash, 1933). Land of Gold is one of the most famous works on the California Gold Rush.

Armstrong, Leroy & Denny, J.O. FINANCIAL CALIFORNIA : AN HISTORICAL REVIEW OF THE BEGINNINGS AND PROGRESS OF BANKING IN THE STATE. San Francisco : The Coast Banker Publishing Company, 1916. 191, (1), XCV, (1) pages, nearly 300 portraits, text illustrations, including checks and bank notes. 26.5 x 18 cm.

Wayne Homren, Editor

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