Kolbe & Fanning's next numismatic literature sale will close May 30, 2020. Here are some more highlights. -Editor
Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers will be conducting our 156th auction on Saturday, May 30, 2020. The 419-lot sale includes a remarkable selection of books on ancient, world and U.S. numismatics, including material from the libraries of Phil Carrigan, Dan Freidus, and Doug Robins. The sale features an especially diverse selection of material, perhaps most notable for rare and unusual American publications, but also including a number of infrequently encountered and desirable works on ancient and foreign coins and medals.
Some highlights of the sale include:
Lots 15 and 45
Lot 15: a first edition set of Crawford on Roman Republican coins
Lot 45: an unlisted 1701 London edition of Charles Patin's Travels ... with Historical Relations, and Critical Observations upon Ancient Medals and Inscriptions
Lots 48 and 89
Lot 48: Ratinckx's rare 1920 work on the art of Roman coins, De Romeinsche Munt Beschouwd als Kunstvoortbrengsel
Lot 89: Clay's classic 1869 study of the Manx coinage, with four photographic plates
Lot 124: Eric P. Newman's copy of the rare 1756 sale of the Martin Folkes collection, priced and named
Lots 171 and 179
Lot 171: the historic Coinage of Saorstát Éireann, recording the Irish Free State's first coinage, compiled by a committee chaired by poet W.B. Yeats
Lot 179: a rare early American article by John Allan on coins and medals, unlisted in Attinelli and one of the earliest such works
Lots 208 and 262
Lot 208: the outstanding Jacob Perkins: His Inventions, His Times, and His Contemporaries, by Greville & Dorothy Bathe, one of only 200 copies printed
Lot 262: the extremely rare first printing of Dye's 1855 Bank Note Plate Delineator, designated on the title page as Parts I & II, and the only copy known to us in private hands
Lot 263: Tom Elder's own copy of his first plated auction catalogue, featuring selections from the collection of J.N.T. Levick et al.
The printed catalogue has been mailed to active customers. As international mail speeds have been slowed by the Corona situation, we are asking our international clients to rely upon the electronic catalogue, though we will be happy to provide printed copies upon request.
A PDF of the printed catalogue has been posted to our main website at numislit.com for those who prefer that format. Bids placed via post, email, fax or phone must be received by Friday, May 29, the day before the sale, in order for them to be processed. Advance absentee bids may also be placed at any time online at bid.numislit.com; live internet bidding will be available during the sale itself through the same platform.
Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers LLC is a licensed and bonded auction firm in the State of Ohio. For more information, please see the Kolbe & Fanning website at bid.numislit.com or email David Fanning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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KOLBE & FANNING SALE 156 ANNOUNCED (https://www.coinbooks.org/v23/esylum_v23n19a02.html)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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