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Lot 1053





Estimate: 6'000 EUR   |   Starting price: 4'800 EUR
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Babelon, E. Traité des monnaies grecques et romaines. Paris; Ernest Leroux, 1901–1933. Three parts complete in five text and four plate volumes as follows; Première partie. Theorie et doctrine. Tome premier. Paris, 1901. 4to., pp. vii, 1206 double columns, (604 pages), errata, 37 text illustrations; Deuxième partie. Description historique. Tome premier. Comprenant les monnaies grecques depuis les origines jusqu’aux guerres médiques. Paris, 1907. Thick 4to., pp. iv, 1,670 double columns (836 pages), text illustrations; Tome deuxième. Comprenant les monnaies de l’empire des Perses Achéménides, de l’orient sémitique et de l’Asie-Mineure aux Ve et IVe siècles avant J.-C. Paris, 1910. Thick 4to., pp. iii, 1,559 double columns, (782 pages), errata, text illustrations, (2); Tome troisième. Comprenant les monnaies de la Grèce centrale et meridionale aux Ve et IVe siècles avant J.-C. Paris, 1914. 4to., pp. vi, (1), 1143 double columns (572 pages), a few illustrations in the text; Tome quatrième. Comprenant les monnaies de la Grèce septentrionale aux Ve et IVe siècles avant J.-C. Paris, 1932. 4to., pp. iv, 1,099 double columns (550 pages), (2); Troisième partie. Planches I à LXXXV. Paris, 1907. 4to., pp. (4), iii, (1), 85 very fine plates; Planches LXXXVI à CLXXXV. Paris, 1910. 4to., pp. 8 double columns, (4 pages), 100 very fine plates; Planches CLXXXVI à CCLXX. Paris, 1916. 4to., pp. (4), 6 double columns, (4 pages), 85 very fine plates; Planches CCLXXI à CCCLV. Paris, 1926–1932. 85 very fine plates. All nine volumes uniformly bound in recent chestnut half morocco and marbled boards, raised bands, the spines lettered direct in gilt with decorative endpapers throughout. A few light scuffs to the spine of the last plates volume otherwise little used and internally clean and fresh with very few signs of use. From the library of Piero Peradotto with his charming ex-libris on the front pastedown of each volume. A most attractive, original set of Babelon’s monumental work, originally conceived of as a complete corpus of Greek and Roman coins and described by Clain-Stefanelli as Babelon’s ‘greatest work.’ Rarely offered, especially complete and in such fine condition. (9)
Clain-Stefanelli 1809*, “An unfinished but monumental work, indispensable for the scholar.” Daehn 19. Grierson pp. 45–6, “Une mine de renseignements sur toute l’organisation monétaire antique.” And p. 52, “Conçu d’après un plan monumental, mais inachevé. Couvre l’ensemble de la Grèce classique, sauf la Grande Grèce et la Sicilie, jusqu’à l’avènement d’Alexandre le Grand.”. Kroh p. 8.

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