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Lot 1011

Estimate: 200 EUR   |   Starting price: 160 EUR Price realized: 550 EUR
[Lampson.] Robinson, E. S. G. Catalogue of Ancient Greek Coins Collected by Godfrey Locker Lampson. London, 1923. 4to., pp. wonderful autotype frontispiece illustrating eighteen classic facing head Greek coins, the title page printed in red and black, xx, 126; 26 fine plates. Bound in later red half morocco and marbled boards, with the original printed wrappers preserved. Raised bands, red title labels to spine, lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers. A little scuffed and worn at extremities, some discolouration to the boards, but internally clean. A very good, if not better copy of this beautifully produced work, well written and illustrating many superb coins. Very scarce.
Clain-Stefanelli 1929*. Daehn 2095, “Begins with an inspiring foreword by Lampson describing the beauty of Greek coins. Many of his coins were formerly in the collection of Sir Hermann Weber. The catalogue presents 350 coins from throughout the Greek world, of uniformly superb condition and artistic merit. Most are illustrated. Pedigrees are given for the coins when significant.” Kroh p. 12, “Very well written and fun to read, it is a pity that it is so rare.”

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