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Auction 170  15 Jun 2024
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Lot 86
Starting price: 2000 USD
Current bid: 2500 USD
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Jameson, R. COLLECTION R. JAMESON. TOME I: MONNAIES GRECQUES ANTIQUES. [with] TOME II: MONNAIES IMPÉRIALES ROMAINES. [with] TOME III: SUITE DES MONNAIES GRECQUES ANTIQUES ET IMPÉRIALES ROMAINES. [with] TOME IV: SUITE DES MONNAIES GRECQUES ANTIQUES ET IMPÉRIALES ROMAINES. First edition. Paris: Chez Feuardent Frères, 1913, 1913, 1924 and 1932. Four volumes complete. 4to, later matching brown full morocco; sides paneled in blind; spines with five raised bands; red and black spine labels, gilt; original printed front card covers bound in [one cover is a reproduction]. vii, (1), 470 + (6), 96 + ix, (1), 184 + (8), 113, (3) pages; 138 very fine plates of Greek coins and 26 very fine plates of Roman coins. Tome IV pages unopened. A few stray marks throughout. A fine set. A very attractive set of the handsomely produced original edition of this rare and important work, featuring photographically printed plates depicting both sides of 3152 coins. Clain-Stefanelli 1929*. Daehn 2045: "The original volumes were prepared for publication by Jameson himself. Volume 1 was devoted to Greek coins and Volume 2 was devoted to Roman coins. Volumes 3 and 4 were issued as addenda to the Greek and Roman volumes." (For more on Jameson, see Alan S. Walker's enjoyable article, "Catalogues and Their Collectors," in the 2008 volume of the American Journal of Numismatics.) Grierson 57. Kroh 10: "The most striking thing about this collection is the superb quality and style of the 3,152 coins (of which 2,520 are Greek). It remains to this day one of the finest collections ever formed by an individual and all coins are illustrated on 164 plates. Dispersed throughout the trade in the 1940's and 1950's, many of the finest items to appear in recent sales are 'Jameson' coins." Ex Kolbe & Fanning's 2017 New York Book Auction, lot 112.

Estimate: 3000 EUR
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