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

Date of Auction: 6th October 2010

Sold for £1,200

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Spence, T., The Coin Collector’s Companion. Being a Descriptive Alphabetical List of the Modern Provincial, Political, and Other Copper Coins. 1st edn, 1st issue, London, Printed for T. Spence, Dealer in Coins, 1795. 8vo (in half sheets), marbled blue, pink and yellow card cover. 50pp, 1pp Addenda, 1pp To The Public. No Supplement. Advertisement for the book, dated 22 June 1795, tipped in. Very fine and fresh, extremely rare (Manville 236).
£800-1,000

Footnote

Provenance: Ex libris Royal Mint Duplicates, Llantrisant; Spink Auction 47, 10 October 1985, lot 1289