Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers have announced their 128th mail-bid sale of important numismatic books, which will close on Thursday, February 28. Featuring selections from the Paul Rynearson library and other properties, the sale includes hundreds of standard works on ancient coins, as well as a variety of works on medieval, foreign and U.S. numismatics.
The sale is composed of 1267 lots of literature covering the entire range of numismatics. Highlights include:
—A complete set of the Forni reprint of the massive Corpus Nummorum Italicorum, the masterpiece of King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy (lot 204)
—The complete presentation editions of the Bowers & Ruddy/Merena sales of the Garrett, Norweb, Eliasberg and Brand collections, as issued in three imposing volumes, one of only 15 possible sets (lot 914)
—A plated copy of Henry Chapman’s enormous catalogue of the John Story Jenks collection, with 42 photographic plates (lot 949)
—The Marquess of Milford Haven’s landmark British Naval Medals (lot 526)
—G. Kenneth Jenkins’s important The Coinage of Gela (lot 399)
—An 1871 broadside catalogue of a Bangs, Merwin & Co. coin sale (lot 889)
—An original 1875 Crosby on The Early Coins of America (lot 976)
—John Muscalus’s original manuscript of his doctoral dissertation, Early Banking Enterprises in Relation to the Development of Public Education (lot 1127).
Bids may be placed via mail, email, phone or fax. The printed catalogue has been sent to customers on the Kolbe & Fanning mailing list. A limited number of copies remain available for purchase for $15 postpaid. The catalogue also may be downloaded in PDF form from the Kolbe & Fanning website atwww.numislit.com. For full bidding instructions, please see the catalogue and read the terms of sale.