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Sale: CNG 73, Lot: 2086. Estimate $100. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2006. 
Sold For $225. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Vaillant, J.F. Selectiora Numismata in Ære Maximi Moduli. 2nd ed. (Paris, 1695.) Engraved frontispiece depicting triumphal arch framing classical landscape with Father Time and Fortuna, engraved titlepage, iv, 132 pages, with 131 wood-cut plates. Text in Latin. A history of the Roman emperors, from Augustus to Magnentius and Decentius, illustrated with large bronzes- Imperial sestertii, medallions and large Provincial Æ. Quarto, early calfskin covers, blindstamped decoration, with gilt spine tile and raised bands. Fair condition, covers detached and repaired. scattered light foxing.

Ex libris Henry Edward Bunbury.

The Bunbury collection of Greek coins was sold in a series of Sotheby auctions from 1895 to 1896.