Philadelphia: Davis & Harvey, Dec. 7–17, 1921. 4to, recent white linen, gilt, in the style of the original. xii, 653, (3) pages; 7302 lots; 42 superb photographic plates of coins and medals. Original printed prices realized list laid in. General wear with some marginal discoloration. Very good or better contents in a bright new binding. Item #5577
Adams 40, rated A+ overall: “Henry Chapman’s magnum opus. Superb coins of the world plus U.S. all series, all expertly described.” The most famous of the Chapman sales and one of the most renowned American coin auction ever held. For years the Jenks catalogue served as the best American single reference guide to the entire range of numismatics. Of great importance for the fine array of ancient Greek and Roman coins alone, also featured was an incredible selection of medieval and modern European rarities, and an especially important and extensive series of British coins. The American coins, from colonials to pioneer gold, were also of prime importance. Clain-Stefanelli 7997*. Davis 210. Grierson 276. Spring 100. Ex Reed Hawn Library.