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The E-Sylum: Volume 20, Number 48, November 19, 2017, Article 3

BURD LIBRARY HIGHLIGHTS: WORLD NUMISMATICS

Here is the press release with several more highlights from the upcoming Kolbe & Fanning sale of the Bill Burd library. -Editor

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE WILLIAM A. BURD LIBRARY: WORLD 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.

The catalogue has been sent to the printers, and we 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 world coins:

Kolbe-Fanning Burd library sale lot 135-1 Kolbe-Fanning Burd library sale lot 140-2
Lots 135 and 140

Lot 135: the rare first issue of the magnificent 1702 first edition of Médailles sur les principaux événements du règne de Louis le Grand, with the suppressed Préface

Lot 140: the extraordinary Numismata Virorum Illustrium ex Barbadica Gente of 1732, with the very rare 1760 supplement

Kolbe-Fanning Burd library sale lot 161-1 Kolbe-Fanning Burd library sale lot 174-2
Lots 161 and 174

Lot 161: the Coats Family’s large-paper set of Burns on The Coinage of Scotland (1887)

Lot 174: Les Médaillons de David d’Angers (1867), one of the earliest extensive uses of photography in a numismatic book

Kolbe-Fanning Burd library sale lot 184-2
Lot 184

Lot 184: a regal set of Duby’s rare works on obsidional and French feudal coins (1786 & 1790), in exceptional armorial bindings of Louis XVI

Kolbe-Fanning Burd library sale lot 197-2
Lot 197

Lot 197: Pietro Antonio Gaetani’s 1761-1763 folio catalogue of Count Giovanni Maria Mazzuchelli’s magnificent collection of medals

Kolbe-Fanning Burd library sale lot 221-1 Kolbe-Fanning Burd library sale lot 222-1
Lots 221 and 222

Lots 221 & 222: original Dutch and French sets of Van Loon’s foundational work on Dutch medals

Kolbe-Fanning Burd library sale lot 268-2 Kolbe-Fanning Burd library sale lot 298-4
Lots 268 and 298

Lot 268: a superb example of Ricaud de Tiregale’s masterwork on Russian medals

Lot 298: the Clain-Stefanellis’ original set of Corpus Nummorum Italicorum.

A number of other wonderful publications could be listed above. Included in the sale, for instance, are no fewer than eight first edition numismatic works by José Toribio Medina, many additional volumes on medals, a variety of compilations on seals, and important books on Chinese coins and paper money. Selected highlights from the North American segment of the Burd Library will be revealed next week.

The online catalogue for our New York Book Auction should 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.

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
BURD LIBRARY HIGHLIGHTS: ANCIENT NUMISMATICS (http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/esylum_v20n46a02.html)

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Wayne Homren, Editor

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