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Summer 2019 Literature Auction, Lot: 151. Estimate $6000.
Sold for $4500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Gnecchi, F. I medaglie romane. Volume primo. Oro ed argento. Volume secondo. Bronzo. Parte prima: Gran modulo. Volume terzo. Bronzo. Parte seconda: Moduli minori. Parte terza: Medalioni del senato. (Milano: Ulrico Hoepli, 1912). Complete in three volumes. Large 4to. fine portrait of the author as frontispiece, titles printed in red and black, lxviii, 83, (1), (4); (16), 158, (1), (5); (16), 234, (6); 162 superbly printed plates. All three volumes bound in quarter morocco and marbled boards, raised bands, gilt. Marbled endpapers throughout. From the libraries of Joel L Malter, and Edward Newell with the former’s ex-libris on the front pastedown of the second volume only, and Newell’s present in each. Fine condition, a well used set, the binding now weak with the hinges of volume two and some pages loose, a number of pages chipped with tears and nicks throughout. Still a handsome set which would benefit from the attention of a skilled binder. A monumental and unsurpassed work, very rarely offered.

Clain-Stefanelli 4963*. Grierson p. 84, “Corpus de toutes les pieces connues à l’époque.”. 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 781.