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Summer 2019 Literature Auction, Lot: 80. Estimate $300.
Sold for $400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

[De Luynes] Babelon, J. Catalogue de la collection de Luynes. (Paris; Jules Florange et Louis Ciani, 1924-36). Four volumes in seven parts. Lacking the plate volume to part III. Includes:

Monnaies grecques. I. Italie et Sicilie. (1924). 4to. Portrait of the collector as frontispiece, 292 pages, 56 plates.

Monnaies grecques II. Grèce Continentale et Iles. (1925). 4to. 171 pages, plates (57)–90.

Monnaies grecques III. Asie Mineure et Phénicie. (1930). 4to. 177 pages.

Monnaies grecques IV. Syrie, Égypte, Cyrénaïque, Maurétanie, Zeugitane, Numidie. (1936). 4to. 146 pages, plates (118)–154.

The remaining volumes in the original printed boards, the plates loose as issued in cloth-backed card portfolios, linen ties to each. Very Fine condition. An attractive set of this important collection formed by the numismatist Honoré Théodore Paul Joseph d’Albert, Duc de Luynes (1802-1867), now housed in the Bibliothèque Nationale. Clain-Stefanelli 1883*. Daehn 1756. Kroh p. 12. Website shipping rates do not apply.