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The E-Sylum: Volume 20, Number 46, November 12, 2017, Article 2

BURD LIBRARY HIGHLIGHTS: ANCIENT NUMISMATICS

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:

KF 2017-01 sale lot 22-1_1 KF 2017-01 sale lot 39-1_1
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

KF 2017-01 sale lot 47-3_1
Lot 47

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!)

KF 2017-01 sale lot 72A KF 2017-01 sale lot 72B
Lot 72

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

KF 2017-01 sale lot 115_1
Lot 115

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

KF 2017-01 sale lot 131B_1 KF 2017-01 sale lot 131A_1
Lot 131

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 df@numislit.com.

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