David Griffiths Reference Library of Token Books (6 October 2010)

Date of Auction: 6th October 2010


Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Samuel, R.T., Articles and Notes from The Bazaar, Exchange and Mart, And Journal of the Household. London, 29 December 1880-28 August 1889, Wednesday editions. Folio, black half leather morocco, turquoise marbled boards. Bound in 3 volumes with gilt titles on spine as follows: 19th Cent Tokens, Vol. I-III; 18 & 19 Cent Tokens, Pattern Coins, Vol. 4-7; 18 & 19 Cent Tokens, Vol. 8-9. Upwards of 700pp, apparently complete. With signature of H.E. Jacobs and manuscript notes on free endpapers of Vol. I-III; a loosely inserted card refers to the sale of this set for £900 in 1983. An exceptional volume of background information on tokens in the series which the author intended publishing in book form, but he died before completing the project. Bindings worn; extremely rare [3].


Provenance: Ex libris H.E. Jacobs, 1890; T.A. Jan, Spink Auction 26, 9 February 1983, lot 398