David Fanning submitted this press release with several highlight from the upcoming Kolbe & Fanning sale of the Bill Burd library. Thanks! -Editor
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE WILLIAM A. BURD LIBRARY: ANCIENT NUMISMATICS
Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers will be offering highlights from the outstanding numismatic library formed by Chicagoan William A. Burd in our 2018 New York Book Auction, which will be held
in conjunction with the New York International Numismatic Convention on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Manhattan.
We have been working on the catalogue for the auction for some time now, and wanted to give readers a small preview of what they have to look forward to. The following are some highlights from the
Burd Library’s offerings of material on ancient coins:
Lots 22 and 39
Lot 22: a lovely copy of Boehringer on Syracuse
Lot 39: a beautifully bound original set of Delgado on ancient coins of the Iberian peninsula
Lot 47: the first edition of the first printed book substantially illustrating coins & medals, Fulvio’s 1517 Illustrium Imagines (celebrating its 500th anniversary on November 15!)
Lot 72: a bound set of the extremely rare engraved plates depicting Louis XIV’s collection of ancient coins
Lot 101: over 100 volumes of the Numismatic Chronicle
Lot 115: an exceptional set of Spink’s Numismatic Circular
Lot 116: Hans von Fritz’s inscribed set of Svoronos on the Ptolemies
Lot 118: Svoronos and Pick’s Les Monnaies d’Athènes
Lot 119: an original set of the Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum series on the Royal Danish collection at Copenhagen
Lot 131: an exceptional, complete set of Visconti & Mongez’s truly monumental Iconographie Grecque et Romaine
Later press releases will cover highlights from the Burd Library’s books on foreign and American numismatics. The online catalogue for our New York Book Auction will be available by the end of the
month. Printed catalogues will be available in December.
Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers are a licensed auction firm specializing in the sale of rare and out-of-print numismatic literature. We also sell new and secondhand numismatic books on a
retail basis through our website at numislit.com. To subscribe to our email list, please see numislit.com or contact David Fanning at email@example.com.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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