The 1855 Kline Sale, with Orosz Monograph

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The 1855 Kline Sale, with Orosz Monograph
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Thomas, M., & Sons. CATALOGUE OF AN EXTENSIVE AND VALUABLE COLLECTION OF COINS AND MEDALS, IN GOLD, SILVER, AND COPPER. AND SPLENDID ROSEWOOD CABINET. Philadelphia, June 12-13, 1855. Tall 8vo, later maroon cloth, gilt; original printed front wrap bound in. 100 pages; 1712 lots, plus 135-lot addendum bound in as always. A few prices, names and notes throughout in faint pencil. Near fine. [bound with] Orosz, Joel J. THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE COIN COLLECTORS KLINE. Wolfeboro: Bowers & Merena, 1997. 12mo, original printed card covers. 24 pages; illustrated. Inscribed by the author and Q. David Bowers to Steve Epstein. Fine. Numismatic historian Joel J. Orosz has written that "there can be no disputing the statement that the Kline sale was the most significant numismatic auction in America before the Civil War." The Kline sale was very strong in Roman and English coins as well as U.S. federal issues. The sale brought $2,062.80, setting a record for a coin collection sold at auction in the U.S. Kline was a man involved in many businesses, including the coin and stamp trades. He consigned coins to a number of auctions, using both his own and his wife’s name, but the 1855 sale is the one for which he is remembered. Attinelli 11. Stephen Epstein had this copy bound with the Orosz monograph on Kline, and a special pocket on the rear board contains correspondence relating to this.