At my request Maria Fanning forwarded a couple lot descriptions from the firm's upcoming sale #130 (closing September 26th). Thanks!
Lot 62: Conder's Arrangement
Conder, James. AN ARRANGEMENT OF PROVINCIAL COINS, TOKENS, AND MEDALETS, ISSUED IN GREAT BRITAIN, IRELAND AND THE COLONIES, WITHIN THE LAST TWENTY YEARS; FROM THE FARTHING TO THE PENNY SIZE. Ipswich, 1798. First edition. 12mo, somewhat later black half morocco, front cover lettered in gilt; spine with five raised bands, ruled and lettered in gilt. (24), 330, (2) pages; 3 engraved plates of tokens. Interleaved throughout, with annotations and cross-references on many pages. Title browned, as usual; binding a bit rubbed. Near fine. (500.00)
Ex Thomas Egerton Tatton, with his signature and bookplate, and annotated in his hand. A landmark work. Conder’s Arrangement was the first substantial text book on eighteenth-century English tokens and was dutifully honored by having the series named after the author. It remained the standard catalogue on conder tokens until it was replaced by Atkins a century later. Tatton’s notable collection of tokens and coins was sold by Sotheby’s, 6–7 November 1911. Ex David Litrenta library.
Lot 186: the French van Loon
Loon, Gerard van. HISTOIRE MÉTALLIQUE DES XVII PROVINCES DES PAYS-BAS, DEPUIS L’ABDICATION DE CHARLES-QUINT, JUSQU’À LA PAIX DE BADE EN MDCCXVI. La Haye: P. Gosse, J. Neulme. P. De Hondt, 1732–37. Five volumes. Folio [39.5 by 26.5 cm], matching contemporary brown quarter morocco, gilt, with mottled boards. (30), 559, (1); (2), 541, (1); (2) 454; (2), 467, (1); (2), 444 pages; finely engraved title by Jan Goeree in the first volume; magnificent engraved portrait plate depicting van Loon by F. van Mieris; printed titles in red and black throughout with finely engraved vignettes; finely engraved dedication vignette; finely engraved headpieces, tailpieces and initials; profusely illustrated with fine engravings of medals throughout the text. Binding only a bit rubbed; third and fourth volumes with light discoloration to bindings; fifth with bruise to corner at spine tail affecting pages; overall, a very good set. (3000.00)
The preferred French edition of this magnificent classic work, first published a few years earlier in Dutch. Indispensable and still the standard reference on historical medals issued from 1556 to 1716. It remains a key source of information on European medals issued during this period relating to America. Clain-Stefanelli 14855*. Cumont 2086. Engel et Serrure 4341. Grierson 265. Lipsius 235.
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