The 1879 Chapman Sale, with Plates

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The 1879 Chapman Sale, with Plates
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Chapman, S.H. and H. CATALOGUE OF A VERY FINE COLLECTION OF ANCIENT GREEK AND ROMAN, GOLD, SILVER AND BRONZE, FOREIGN AND UNITED STATES COINS AND MEDALS, THE PROPERTY OF AND CATALOGUED BY S.H. & H. CHAPMAN. New York, Oct. 9, 1879. Original printed light blue paper front cover. (2), 33, (1) pages; 604 lots; 4 fine phototype plates with the original tissue guards. Neatly hand-priced in black ink. [bound with] Strobridge, William H. CATALOGUE OF THE SNOW COLLECTION OF MODERN SILVER MEDALS AND COINS, WITH A COPIOUS APPENDIX. New York, Mar. 19-21, 1878. 60 pages; 1067 lots. Hand-priced in pencil. [bound with] [Mason & Co.] Thomas, M., & Sons. CATALOGUE OF THE VALUABLE COLLECTION OF COINS OF THE LATE JOSEPH J. MICKLEY... Nov. 5-6, 1878. 8vo, original printed front wrap. (2), 55, (1) pages; 1093 lots. Hand-priced in ink. Three catalogues, bound in one volume. 8vo, somewhat later maroon cloth; original printed front wrap of Snow sale mounted on front cover. The Chapman sale is bound last. Near fine. The first Chapman sale. It was an auspicious beginning. The fine plates were prepared by Gutekunst, a famous early American photographer who was also responsible for the famous Maris New Jersey plate. The first plate depicts ancient coins; the second illustrates foreign and American coins and medals; and the last two depict choice large cents from the Chapmans' own collection. Adams B: "Proof 1836 50¢. 1874 20¢ pattern. Choice ancient gold/silver. Exceptional cents: finest known 1799 Silver Libertas." The Mickley sale is also very scarce. 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.