In the August 2015 issue of Baldwin's Newsletter, the British firm announced their upcoming fixed price sales of the Prospero
library of numismatic literature. -Editor
The Prospero Library – one of the most prestigious and important libraries to appear on the market for many years. In 2012, A H Baldwin
& Sons Ltd sold the magnificent Prospero Collection of Ancient Greek Coins at our New York Auction.
Now, in 2015, we are delighted to announce the upcoming sale of the accompanying library.
The library contains many of the standard reference works for Greek Coins, many of which are beautifully bound by the renowned
bookbinders Sangorski and Sutcliffe.
The majority of this library is in superb condition, with several volumes that are extremely rare. In preparation for the release of the
Fixed Price List for this wonderful collection, here is an exclusive preview into just some of the wonderful items available.
Rizzo, Monete Greche Della Sicilla
Rizzo, G.E. Monete Greche Della Sicilla.
Rome, 1946, two volumes.
Both volumes finely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in half dark brown morocco and cloth boards. Raised bands to spine, ruled and
lettered in gilt. Top edges gilt. Hand marbled endpapers. Very seldom seen and most highly sought after. Rare and important.
Number 387 of a limited run of 425 – ‘…a very detailed work that is the most complete and easiest to use…Because this was published
while the ashes of war were still settling, it is quite rare and in extreme demand’.
Seltman, Temple Coins of Olympia
Seltman, C.T. The Temple Coins of Olympia
Cambridge 1921. Both parts bound into a single volume of half green morocco and buckram boards with two-line gilt panelling. A very fine
copy of this key reference, seldom seen.
‘A detailed examination of the coinage which had traditionally been attributed to the city of Elis’
Babelon, Monnaies Grecques et Romains
Babelon, E. Traite des Monnaies Grecques et Romains
Complete in five text volumes and four plate volumes. Elegantly bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in quarter cream goat and blue cloth
beautiful and complete set of Babelon's monumental work. Complete sets are seldom seen, especially in such a fine condition as
McClean Collection of Greek Coins
Grose, S.W. Catalogue of the McClean Collection of Greek Coins, Vols 1-3
Complete in 3 volumes, uniformly bound in dark green morocco and matching cloth boards.
A superb record of this remarkable collection, listing over 10,000 coins, now housed in the Fitzwilliam museum.
The Prospero Library Fixed Price List will be released early September 2015 - for regular updates, including sneak previews from the
sale, visit our website at www.baldwin.co.uk, or contact our numismatic specialist Caroline Holmes
Wayne Homren, Editor
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