A Run of Strobridge Catalogues

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A Run of Strobridge Catalogues
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Strobridge, William H. AUCTION CATALOGUES. Thirteen numismatic auction catalogues. New York, 1862-78. Present are Adams Nos. 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 13, 15, 22, 23, 26, 27 and 29. All 8vo, original printed wraps. Four sales hand-priced, including the massive Stenz sale; two others (1 and 4) are post-sale editions with printed prices. Three sales removed from previous bindings. Generally very good or better. Also included is T.R. Strobridge's Oct. 14-15, 1879 sale. Near fine. A nice group, accounting for 13 of the 29 catalogues issued by this talented numismatist and one by his son (who briefly attempted to continue the business). Of the Strobridge series, Adams writes: "Beginning with the Lilliendahl sale of May 1862, there follows an absolutely superb series of auction catalogs. While relatively brief in number (twenty-nine), these are unsurpassed in quality of content; twelve -- more than 40% -- receive a rating of A or better and only the non-numismatic sales fall below a rating of B. Five catalogs fall into the highest possible category: the second Lilliendahl sale (1863), the Clay collection (1871), the descriptive Seavey catalog (1873), the Stenz sale (1875) and the Brevoort/Parmelee sale (1876). The quality of the content of these five is so uniformly high that, in order to draw a modern comparison, one must turn to Garrett-Hopkins." This lot includes both Lilliendahl sales, Seavey 1863, Clay, both Parmelee sales, Stenz, and Taylor, all of which are rated A- or higher. Ex Michael Spurlock library.