Long Beach: June 3, 2006. Four catalogues, bound in one volume. 4to, original tan cloth, gilt; original printed card covers bound in. Cumulative index and prices realized list bound in. 62, (2); 43, (1); 56; 12; (4) pages; 500 lots in all; fold-out color frontispiece; numerous color illustrations, prices realized list. Fine. Item #4848
The regular hardbound edition of Kolbe's 100th sale, available only to subscribers to his hardcover catalogues. Collecting the four separately published parts into one volume, the hardcover is both a fine reference to a wide range of exquisite material and a testament to Kolbe's abilities as a cataloguer. Fittingly, in a sale realizing a few heart-stopping prices, the highest price realized for a single lot was for a complete set (one of two possible) of his own catalogues, which brought $40,000.