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Sale: CNG 73, Lot: 2290. Estimate $30. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2006. 
Sold For $70. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Head, B.V. On the chronological sequence of the coins of Syracuse. (London, 1874.) viii, 80 pages, with 14 photographic plates. Reprint of the 1874 Numismatic Chronicle article. Contemporary blue cloth covers with gilt titles. Fine condition, hinges have been strengthened.

Ex libris Th. I. Prowe of St. Petersburg, Russia, with a tipped-in autograph letter from the author, on British Museum stationary dated Nov. 15, 1876, explaining that the book is no longer available in London, and to try Rollin & Feuardent in Paris.

Interesting association copy. Theodor Prowe's extensive collection of Greek and Roman coins was dispersed in a series of European auctions between 1904 and 1914.