Riverside: June 1, 2004. 4to, original tan cloth, gilt; original printed card covers bound in. 308 pages; 1000 lots; prices realized list bound in. Fine. [with] NUMISMATICA AMERICANA. THE JOHN J. FORD, JR. REFERENCE LIBRARY. PART TWO. Long Beach and Crestline, June 4 and 6, 2005. 4to, original tan cloth, gilt; original printed card covers bound in. 172 pages; 1750 lots; prices realized list bound in. Fine. Item #4880
The regular hardbound editions of both Ford sales, available only to the subscribers to Kolbe’s regular hardcover editions (ten additional copies of the first sale were distributed among those who proofed the initial draft of Part I). The first Ford sale is Kolbe’s masterwork, and is unquestionably the most important single-volume numismatic literature auction catalogue published in this country. The combination of the two parts encompasses a stunning array of rare and standard works important both for their content and condition.