George Kolbe will hold two important auctions of numismatic books New York City in January.
Kolbe Auction 107 features only 100 lots, on American numismatics, including fantastic rarities I'd never heard of before such as Johnathan Swift's A Defence of the Conduct of the People of Ireland in their unanimous Refusal of Mr. Wood's Copper-Money, &c. (1724). Yes, this the author of Gulliver's Travels! (I don't think Kolbe is pulling our leg here...)
Kolbe Auction 108 is 275 lots from the library of Ferdinando Bassoli (author of Antiquarian Books on Coins and Medals from the 15th to the 19th Century — which is a good book that belongs in the library of everyone interested in the history of numismatics, book-collector or not.)
Auction 108 is the first part of Bassoli's library; the second part will be sold by Kolbe later in 2009.
Just What One would Expect from a Military Dictatorship That Respects Neither Private Property Rights Nor Human Rights - Egyptian government officials have attacked an edict of a religious scholar approving of landowners keeping treasure found on their own land as long as par...
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