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Summer 2019 Literature Auction, Lot: 33. Estimate $300.
Sold for $650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Seltman, C. Athens, its History and Coinage before the Persian Invasion. (Cambridge, 1924). 4to. 228 pages; 24 superb collatype plates, further illustrations and line drawings in the text. Original green cloth and linen backed boards, gilt lettered label to the spine, the upper board gilt stamped with the standing figure of Athena. From the libraries of Wayte Raymond with his distinctive ex-libris on the front pastedown, and Joel L Malter with his embossed ex-libris on the first free endpaper. Fine condition, rubbed and worn at extremities, edges bumped with some damage to the spine, mostly affecting the label, the binding shaken and the inner hinges weak, internally browned as usual but clean. A scarce, important and attractively produced work, still much used, sought after and seldom offered.

Clain-Stefanelli 2521*. Daehn 4103. Kroh p. 35, “Essential for the study of the history of the period”. Website shipping rates do not apply.

From the Numismatic Library of a Major North American Dealer. Ex Malter Galleries Inc., Auction #88 (4th June 2006), lot 400.