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A Good Group of Frossard Sales

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A Good Group of Frossard Sales
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Frossard, Ed. AUCTION CATALOGUES. New York, 1878-1898. Nineteen different auction catalogues, being Adams Nos. 1, 8, 13, 14, 18, 19, 22, 25, 30, 33, 34, 51, 68, 94, 125, 134, 148, 153 and 157. 8vo, nearly all in original printed wraps or card covers. Condition varies, but generally very good to fine, with a few exceptions. A decent group of 19 Frossard auction catalogues, including some important sales. One of America’s most colorful and outspoken early coin dealers, Édouard Frossard was one of the premier American coin dealers in the last quarter of the nineteenth century. Perhaps best known for Numisma, his highly entertaining 1877-91 house organ, Frossard’s auction sales are a better testament to his distinguished numismatic career. John Adams writes: “In terms of content, the Frossard catalogues represent great variety and, cumulatively, great knowledge. Bespeaking quality, no less than twenty-one of the sales draw a rating of A- or better.” A number of key catalogues are present here, including: Frossard’s June 1883 sale of the E.F. Kuithan collection, his 1883 catalogue of the William Poillon collection (including his library), the highly important 1884 sale of Isaac F. Wood’s collection (rated A+ overall by Adams), his excellent April 1886 offering of ancient coins, W.M. Friesner’s early silver and proof coins (1894), and the “New Jersey collection” of 1898.