A Bound Earle Catalogue, Priced

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A Bound Earle Catalogue, Priced
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Chapman, Henry. CATALOGUE OF THE MAGNIFICENT COLLECTION OF ANCIENT GREEK AND ROMAN, EUROPEAN, ORIENTAL, EARLY AMERICAN AND UNITED STATES COINS OF GEORGE H. EARLE, JR., ESQ., PHILADELPHIA. Philadelphia: Messrs. Davis & Harvey, Auctioneers, June 25-29, 1912. 4to, contemporary cream colored textured cloth, gilt; original front gilt-printed white paper cover bound in. v, (3), 225, (3) pages; 3875 lots. Hand-priced in ink. Binding somewhat rubbed and dusty. Very good. [with] SET OF 39 REPRINT PLATES. Fine. One of the highlights of this classic series. Adams A+: “One of the great collections: balanced strength in ancients, European and U.S. rarities and high condition.” The Earle sale realized $55,821.63, a record at the time. While not as extensive as the Jenks collection, coin for coin it is probably superior. The ancient, European and American sections are particularly remarkable, for rarity and condition alike. In the preface, Chapman termed it “the finest collection ever offered in this country.” The reprint plates are well-done. Ex Harry W. Bass, Jr. library.