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The E-Sylum: Volume 22, Number 21, May 26, 2019, Article 7


Alan Workman's third literature sale is now online, featuring items from the numismatic library of world coin expert Holland Wallace. Here's the press release and some selected lots that caught my eye. -Editor

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Selections from the Holland Wallace Collection of Rare and Vintage Numismatic Books Sale, closing June 15, 2019

Workman's Books is conducting its third bid sale of rare, vintage, and out-of-print numismatic books from the collection of long-time dealer, collector, and author, Holland Wallace. The sale will close on June 15, 2019 and will include 217 lots of rare, vintage, out-of-print, and rarely seen items on North, Central & South American, Mexican, Portuguese, Spanish, and Spanish colonial numismatics. Included in this sale are important works by Barriga-Villalba, Burzio, Calbeto, Calico, Dasi, Fonrobert, Gilboy, Grove, Herrera, Lazaro, Medina, Pradeau, Pridmore, Prober, Sellschopp, Stohr and many others.

This bid sale is being held through the online venue iCollector, and all registrations, approvals, and bids will be handled there. For this bid sale the lots will be closing on a timed interval with extensions for any bids placed within 5 seconds of closing. If you already have an iCollector account, you still must "GET APPROVED" to bid for each sale by entering and confirming your information for this bid sale, like reviewing your shipping information and choosing your preferred way of payment. Remember, tie bids go to the earliest bidders, so don't wait for the lots to close to bid on anything for which you have a strict number in mind.

Now is the perfect time to register for the bid sale, as any registration issues can certainly be accommodated more easily in advance. Do not wait to register the last day. Registration and bidding online are always FREE (no extra fees or percentages for bidding online). Once you are registered and automatically approved, first be sure to bookmark the items that interest you. Click here to go to the SALE:

Julius Guttag Collection of Latin American coins book cover Almada Guadalupe y Calvo book cover
Lots 1 and 3

Lot 1: Adams, Edgar H. (ed.). CATALOGUE OF THE COLLECTION OF JULIUS GUTTAG. Julius Guttag. 1929. 12mo, 514 pages; Hardcover; Half dark ochre and red cloth gilt; This book is a catalog of the Julius Guttag Collection of Latin American coins. The collection comprises the coinage of Mexico, Central America, South America and the West Indies. Many colonial cob, pillar and portrait issues as well as Republic issues are included. The countries are listed alphabetically and the coins are presented in chronological order by date and then by variety. Subject: Coinage - Latin America

To read the complete lot description, see:
Adams: Catalogue of the Collection of Julius Guttag (

Lot 3: Almada, Francisco R. GUADALUPE Y CALVO. Gobierno del Estado de Chihuahua. 1940. 12mo, 202 pages; Softcover; This is a history of the Guadalupe y Calvo municipality of the state of Chihuahua in Northwest Mexico. Includes information on local paper money and policy. Subject: History - Mexico

To read the complete lot description, see:
Almada: Guadalupe y Calvo (

Numismatic History of Ecuador book cover BANCROFT'S WORKS
Lots 7 and 16

Lot 7: Anderson, Michael. A NUMISMATIC HISTORY OF ECUADOR. Greenlight Publishing and Latin American Press. 2001. 12mo, 394 pages; Softcover; The story of the Ecuadorian National Mint, in Quito. Perhaps the finest single work on the subject. Subject: History - Coinage - Ecuador

To read the complete lot description, see:
Anderson: A Numismatic History of Ecuador (

Lot 16: Bancroft, Hubert Howe. BANCROFT'S WORKS: HISTORY OF CENTRAL AMERICA (VOLS. VI TO VIII) AND HISTORY OF MEXICO (VOLS. XII TO XIV). The History Company, Publishers. 1886. 12mo, pages; Hardcover; Full leather cover with gilt lettering, decoration, and ruling, raised bands on the spine. Covers show moderate wear and tear, edgewear and rubbing, discoloration and chipping, cracks in the joints. Marbled edges and endpapers.; Bancroft was an American historian and ethnologist whose writings on Central America and Mexico are contained in these six volumes. There are many fold out maps and illustrations throughout. Subject: History - Central America, Mexico

To read the complete lot description, see:
Bancroft: Bancroft's Works: History of Central America (Vols. VI to VIII) and History of Mexico (

Lots 28 and 38

Lot 28: Calbeto de Grau, Gabriel. COMPENDIUM VIII REALES. Juan Ponce De Leon. 1970. 4to, 733 pages; Hardcover; Two volumes; Blue cloth gilt; Text in both English and Spanish; Includes list of prices booklet; A comprehensive study of the Eight Reales of Spain, Mexico, Central America, and South America, an index of the rulers of the time period, and a listing of mints in alphabetical order. It catalogs virtually every eight real coin ever minted and is richly illustrated with hundreds of photographs. It is regarded by many as the definitive guide to eight reales. Subject: Coinage - Spain - Colonial

To read the complete lot description, see:
Calbeto de Grau: Compendium VIII Reales: Vols. I & II (

Lot 38: Chapman, Henry. COINS OF THE WORLD ANCIENT AND MODERN: THE COLLECTION OF JOHN STORY JENKS CATALOGUED BY HENRY CHAPMAN. Davis & Harvey. 1921. 4to, 635 pages; Hardcover; Ex Charles Davis March 4, 2000 sale; White cloth gilt; discolored from use; corners bumped and edges worn; Henry Chapman's best-remembered sale, and one of the finest coin auctions ever held in this country. John Story Jenks began collecting coins around 1850 and was 82 years of age when his collection was sold. For years the Jenks catalogue served as the best single reference guide to the entire range of numismatics. The American coins, from Colonials to pioneer gold, were of prime importance. Also hugely significant was the fine array of ancient Greek and Roman coins, the incredible selection of medieval and modern European rarities, and an especially important and extensive series of British coins. Subject: Coinage - Worl

To read the complete lot description, see:
Chapman: Coins of the World Ancient and Modern: The Collection of John Story Jenks Catalogued by He (

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