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Chapmans' Bidbook for the 1878 Mickley Sale

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Chapmans' Bidbook for the 1878 Mickley Sale
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[Mason & Co.] Thomas, M., & Sons. CATALOGUE OF THE VALUABLE COLLECTION OF COINS OF THE LATE JOSEPH J. MICKLEYÈ Nov. 5-6, 1878. 8vo, original printed wraps. (2), 55, (1) pages; 1093 lots. Priced in pencil, with at least half the lots named or initialed in pencil. "Bid Book" written in pencil on front cover. Spine very worn; lacking rear wrap. Good or better. The Chapman brothers' bidbook for this very scarce sale. Of this auction, issued several months after Mickley's death, Frossard observed in Numisma: "To judge by the catalogue, compiled by E. Mason, Jr., this sale will be one of the most attractive of the season... The American series contain pieces for the purchase of which the most lively competition will take place, and the Numismatic books alone would have been worthy of a separate catalogue." Not listed in Adams in 1982, but accorded number 17A in the 2001 Additions & Corrections. Buyers include Garrett, Cogan, Igo, Harmer, Light, Brown, the brothers themselves, and, intriguingly, "Mickley" at lot 534. Ex Michael Spurlock library