The 1844 Devonshire & 1848 Pembroke Sales, Priced & Named

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The 1844 Devonshire & 1848 Pembroke Sales, Priced & Named
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Christie & Manson. CATALOGUE OF THE FIRST PORTION OF THE VERY IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF COINS AND MEDALS, COMPRISING THE GREEK AND ROMAN SERIES. London, Mar. 18-24, 1844. 96 pages; 1286 lots. [bound with] CATALOGUE OF THE SECOND PORTION OF THE VERY IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF COINS AND MEDALS, COMPRISING THE SAXON AND ENGLISH SERIES. London, Mar. 26-30, 1844. 60 pages; 757 lots. [bound with] Sotheby & Co., S. Leigh. CATALOGUE OF THE ENTIRE PEMBROKE COLLECTION OF GREEK, ROMAN, ENGLISH, SCOTCH, IRISH, AND FOREIGN MEDIEVAL COINS AND MEDALS. London, July 31-Aug. (19), 1848. (2), 325, (1) pages; 1500 lots. Small 8vo, contemporary red half morocco, gilt; spine lettered in gilt. All three sales neatly handpriced throughout with all of the buyers' names recorded. Some additional annotations neatly made in the Pembroke sale. Rebacked long ago, and quite attractive. Near fine. Ex ANS Library, the gift of Wayte Raymond. A charming volume bringing together two of the most important sales of the 1840s, the Duke of Devonshire collection (both parts) and the extensive collection of the Earl of Pembroke. Illustrations of the famous Pembroke collection, belonging to Thomas Herbert, 8th Earl of Pembroke, were published a century earlier, in 1746, featuring the first known engravings of American colonial coins, including the Lord Baltimore six pence and groat, Massachusetts Willow Tree threepence, sixpence and shilling, Oak Tree twopence, Carolina Elephant token and the infamous Good Samaritan shilling. This last coin is described in the catalogue at hand as follows: "By the dextrous use of a punch, some artist has contrived to produce on this rubbed coin, a worn representation of the group of the Good Samaritan, and the words FAC. SIMILE., which has given rise to much discussion." Manville & Robertson page 85 (Devonshire) and 91 (Pembroke): "Greek and perhaps other series cat. by T. Burgon."