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Sale: CNG 73, Lot: 2191. Estimate $2500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2006. 
Sold For $4000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Babelon, E. Traité des monnaies grecques et romaines. (Paris, 1901-1932.) 2 vols. in 7 parts. First Part, Volume I (Théorie et Doctrine). vii, 1206 numbered columns (2 per page, even when text runs across the page); Second Part, Volume I (Description historique [origins of coinage]). iv, 1670 columns; Second Part, Volume II (Persia-Bithynia). ii, 1559 columns; Second Part, Volume III (Athens-Cyrenaica). vi, 1144 columns; Second Part, Volume IV (Akarnania-Black Sea). iv, 1099 columns; Plate Volumes: i-cclxx, cclxxi-ccclv photographic plates. A monumental work on Greek coinage, based on the collection in Paris. Text in French. The five text volumes and the second volume of plates are uniformly bound in dark brown quarter leather with marbled boards and end papers, gilt spine titles with raised bands. The first plate volume in different binding, brown half leather with gilt spine title, fore edges tinted red. The complete set in Very Fine condition, clean interiors, and a magnificent addition to the specialized numismatic library. Seven (7) volumes in set.