Caroline Newton of Baldwin's in London writes:
Our new Fixed Price List was released on Friday and we have a fantastic book selection (courtesy of our lovely book specialist, Caroline Holmes). I’ve attached details of some of the highlights.
Below are Caroline's selections. Be sure to browse the complete list online.
Baldwin’s Winter Fixed Price List 2013-14
Just under 900 items are offered in the latest Baldwin’s Fixed Price List, including selections of Ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine coins as well as British coins from all periods, Anglo-Gallic, Scottish and Irish coinage, British Historical Medals and some wonderful Numismatic Books.
A beautifully bound and complete set of Montagu and Murdoch sales, from the library of one of the nineteenth century’s most prolific collectors, Cyril Lockett. Highly important and scarce, this set has the added attraction of being Lockett’s own and with his distinctive ex-libris on the first pastedown of each volume. Evidently used by Lockett as a working reference as the coins with a Montagu pedigree which were bought throughout his years collecting have been underlined with much care and attention in red ink. Locket managed to reunite well over 200 of some of Montagu’s most prestigious coins, (mostly Anglo-Saxon and early hammered with a number being unique and many more of extreme rarity), a quite remarkable achievement and something which simply would not be possible today.
A unique manuscript from the library of Carlyon-Britton, listing his magnificent, and hitherto unknown, collection of English hammered gold. Carlyon-Britton (1863-1938) was a leading light in the numismatic world and alongside W. Andrew and L. A. Lawrence was a founding member of the British Numismatic Society. He wrote prolifically in, amongst others, the Numismatic Chronicle, Spink’s Numismatic Circular and particularly the British Numismatic Journal and many of his articles are still standard references today. The catalogues for his collections show that he was a collector with great taste and judgement and the preface to his 1913 sales states that he collected with “boundless patience and enthusiasm” and sold only because it was becoming increasingly difficult to add to, and not because his interest in the subject had waned.
A large paper copy of the Durrant sale - priced and named and bound with the Campana sale.
The collection of John Watkins Brett - the founder of submarine telegraphy.
A fantastic run of early and important auction catalogues many with distinguished provenances, along with a wonderful run of early Sotheby's and Christie’s sales from the library of Carlyon-Britton. Also included is the 1741-1742 Earl of Oxford Sale catalogue of the first major numismatic sale held in England.
To read the complete price list online, see:
FIXED PRICE LIST WINTER 2013-14
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