As noted last month, the Baldwin's firm is selling the Prospero library, an important grouping of numismatic books associated with
the Prospero Collection of Ancient Greek Coins that the firm sold in 2012. The fixed price catalog is now available. -Editor
Reference books are the foundation blocks upon which great collections are built. Without these carefully researched works, many completed
after a lifetime's study, the understanding of coins, and by association their value - historic, social, economic, artistic and monetary - would
The Prospero library focusses solely on Greek numismatics and as such contains many of the most important catalogues and references
written on this vast and fascinating area. In terms of quality, the Prospero library is utterly unsurpassed.
The vast majority of the books have been carefully and beautifully bound. Some originally, but many recently, with a large proportion by
that great renowned bindery Sangorski and Sutcliffe, London's oldest and most prestigious bookbinders.
Most of the major reference books published during the last century or more relating to the coinage of Magna Grecia, mainland Greece and
Asia Minor are included here, and many of the lesser known and inexpensive titles have been given the same lavish treatment.
The books within this unique catalogue present the collector with a wonderful opportunity to add to their own burgeoning library, and
for all of those who have not yet begun represents a fantastic place to start the wonderful journey of building a library of their own.
To view the full Prospero Library Fixed Price List, see:
THE PROSPERO LIBRARY
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
BALDWIN'S TO SELL THE PROSPERO LIBRARY IN 2015
Wayne Homren, Editor
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