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Summer 2019 Literature Auction, Lot: 90. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

[Weber] Forrer, L. Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of Greek Coins Formed by Sir Hermann Weber M.D. 1823-1918. (London; Spink, 1922-1929). Complete in seven volumes. All 4to, pp. photographic portrait of Weber as frontispiece to the first volume, xvi, 377; 579, (1); 473, (1); (477)–996, (2); 318 fine collotype plates. Handsomely bound in contemporary full blue crushed morocco, panelled and ruled in gilt, inner dentelles gilt. Red morocco title labels to spines, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers throughout. Fair condition, worn and rubbed at extremities with some fading and loss to spines, the boards of some volumes detached or working loose, one volume rebacked, contents thumbed with some browning. A once attractive set with a fine pedigree which would certainly benefit from sympathetic restoration.

Clain-Stefanelli 2001*. Daehn 2042. Grierson p. 57. Kroh p. 10, “consists of 8,593 coins… which were purchased en bloc by Spink & Son and privately dispersed in the 1920’s. One excellent feature of this collection is the large number of Greek and Greek-Imperial bronzes published (many unlisted elsewhere) and the very high standard of writing utilized by Mr Forrer with introductions to each city and cross-references for all of the coins”. Website shipping rates do not apply.

From the Numismatic Library of a Major North American Dealer. Ex Bibliothek der Münzen und Medaillen AG, Basel, (Künker 102, 23 June 2005), lot 3246.