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E.S.G. Robinson's Set of Ars Classica Sales

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E.S.G. Robinson's Set of Ars Classica Sales
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Ars Classica / Naville et Cie. SET OF SIXTEEN CLASSIC AUCTION CATALOGUES OFFERING ANCIENT COINS. Lucerne, 1921-34. Sixteen well-illustrated volumes, bound in seven. Lacking only Sales 9 (non-ancient coins) and 18 for completion. 4to, slightly later matching brown buckram; red morocco spine labels, gilt; original printed front card covers bound in (and occasionally rear covers as well). [...] Bindings a bit worn, commensurate with honest use. Generally near fine or so. Superbly illustrated and meticulously catalogued by Dr. Jacob Hirsch, the Ars Classica catalogues comprise one of the most important series of auction sales of choice ancient Greek and Roman coins ever issued, and they remain indispensable in establishing and tracing pedigrees. The original plates, which have few peers for the period, are of exceptional quality and allow one to definitively plate match coins for provenance purposes. Sixteen of the Ars Classica sales offering ancient coins are present here (lacking only Sale XVIII; Sale IX offered rare Swiss coins). Most of the catalogues present here are well above average, often including original printed prices realized lists (which are infrequently encountered). All of these sales are listed in the Clain-Stefanelli and Grierson bibliographies. Rather than providing a tedious listing of numerical citations, it may be worth pointing out that John Spring, in his Ancient Coin Auction Catalogues, includes 12 of these catalogues in his listing of "Most important sales of ancient Greek coins," 2 in his listing of "Most important sales of Celtic coins," 4 in his listing of "Most important sales of aes grave," 1 in his listing of "Most important sales of struck Roman Republican coins," 8 in his listing of "Most important sales of Roman Imperial coins," 2 in his listing of "Most important sales of Byzantine coins," and 1 in his listing of "Most important sales of coins of the barbarian migrations." An exceptional collection of this most important series of catalogues. [Online description truncated: see printed or PDF catalogue for full description.]