A Priced & Named Chilton Sale

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:130.00 USD Estimated At:200.00 - 200.00 USD
A Priced & Named Chilton Sale
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This item SOLD at 2016 Oct 21 @ 12:33UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Bangs, Merwin & Co. CATALOGUE OF THE RARE AND EXTENSIVE CABINET OF COINS AND MEDALS, COLLECTED WITH GREAT TASTE AND EXPERIENCE DURING A PERIOD OF FORTY YEARS, BY THE LATE DR. JAMES R. CHILTON.... New York, Mar. 13, 1865 and following. 8vo, disbound. 202, (2) pages; 3139 lots; lithographic engraving on page 189 depicting an “Ornamental Iron Fire Proof Safe... Made... especially for this collection.” Neatly priced and named throughout. Separating into signatures and lacking the title page and frontispiece [textually complete]. Good, but able to be bound. [with] Bangs, Merwin & Co. A FEW AMERICAN & FOREIGN COINS AND PATTERN PIECES, TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE... DURING THE SALE OF COINS, &C., BELONGING TO THE ESTATE OF THE LATE DR. CHILTON. New York, Mar. 17, 1865. 8vo, self-covered. (4) pages; (51) lots. Very good. An entirely priced and named copy (all 3139 lots!) of this fairly scarce and important sale, with a very scarce addenda. According to the introductory text in the sale catalogue, Dr. Chilton was a man of “refined taste and keen perceptive qualities [which] will be the best guarantee of the character of the collection now offered to the public. Numismatics must have been one of his favorite studies, as he commenced collecting American specimens when little more than twelve years of age, and until within a few weeks of his last illness attended all the prominent sales, purchasing with his usual good taste and an unabated ardor.” The sale featured ancient coins and was especially strong in English, French and other European coins and medals but, as the front cover states, also “Embrac(ed) Many Rare American pieces.” Adams 10 (under Bangs), rated B+ overall: “Strong English, French. 1839 $1. Higley 1¢. ‘He is in Glory,’ other Washington. RR catalogs. Nice European.” Attinelli page 40: “Dr. Chilton was the well-known chemist, whose fame as such is too far-spread to render it possible to be added to at this period. As an antiquarian, his collection of books, coins, casts, etc., bespeak his industry, thought, and care.” Buyers present at the sale included Schieffelin, Gay, James, Livingston, Jewett, Sampson, Appleton, Bee, Anthon, Richards, Edwards, Cogan, Strobridge, Emmett, Brevoort, Pitkin, Parker, Kent, Oram, Illsey, Charles, Bailey, Crosby and Woodward. Of the addenda, Attinelli notes: “The first addenda [not here present] belonged to a number of parties; the second [included above], as stated, to Dr. Francis S. Edwards, which contained some rare and fine pieces.” Ex Harry W. Bass, Jr. library (Kolbe Sale 80, lot 59 [main catalogue]).