A Deluxe Set of Adams

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / US Coins Start Price:650.00 USD Estimated At:1,000.00 - 1,000.00 USD
A Deluxe Set of Adams
1,000.00USDto floor+ buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2014 Nov 01 @ 15:07UTC-4 : AST/EDT
A buyer’s premium of 18% will be added to the cost of all lots purchased by absentee bidders. The premium is reduced to 15% for floor bidders. See shipping info and full terms.
Adams, John W. UNITED STATES NUMISMATIC LITERATURE. VOLUME I: NINETEENTH CENTURY AUCTION CATALOGS. VOLUME II: TWENTIETH CENTURY AUCTION CATALOGS. Mission Viejo & Crestline: George Frederick Kolbe Publications, 1982 & 1990. Two volumes. Small 4to, matching original red quarter morocco; gray cloth sides, lettered and decorated in gilt; all page edges gilt. 270, (2); 418, (2) pages; frontispiece portraits in both volumes; 22 + 21 additional portrait and other plates; original ink portrait of William H. Strobridge bound in with tissue guard; pictorial endpapers; printed throughout in red and black ink on acid-free paper. Virtually as new. A matching set of the Special Edition. Number 4 of only 21 sets issued, featuring an original ink portrait of William H. Strobridge. Gengerke page i: "covers only the major numismatic firms ... but covers them in great detail. Not only are the contents listed for each sale, but consignors are listed and most sales are rated for quality of material and cataloging. Also included is an enjoyable history of each firm, giving the flavor of the period." Twenty-one of the twenty-two plates in the first volume were derived from fine ink sketches by Alan Dietz, commissioned by the publisher. An original sketch was bound in each Special Edition copy of Volume I, facing its printed counterpart.