British Tokens (1 October 2014)

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Date of Auction: 1st October 2014

Sold for £230

Estimate: £100 - £150

[Bowles, H.B.], Bristol Coins and Tokens of the XVIIth, XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, np, nd [Bristol, 1898], 15pp, rectos, copy no.11 (Manville 587), title page signed by the author to Messrs. W.S. Lincoln & Son, letter from Sydney Sydenham to Lincoln, 30 June 1898, and a wants list from Bowles tipped-in, a number of amends pasted in; Phillips, M., The Token Money of the Bank of England, 1797 to 1816, London, 1900, 42pp, illustrations in text (Manville 598); Phillips, M., Emergency Issues of Notes and Tokens, London, 1901, 19pp, signed by the author, 23 December 1901; Sydenham, S., Bath Pleasure Gardens of the 18th Century, issuing metal admission tickets [1907], the 1969 facsimile edn, 26pp, 2 plates (Manville 661, note); Quick, R., Catalogue…of the Bowles Collection of Tokens, Coins, Medals, etc, Bristol, 1909, 54pp, 2 plates (Manville 684); Adams, F.B., An Introduction to the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, 1964, 32pp, 25 plates, second free endpaper inscribed to Rex Doublet from the author, 11 November 1964; Bell, R.C., Unofficial Farthings 1820-1870, London, 1975, 248pp, illustrations in text (Manville 1305), first free endpaper signed by the author to R.N.P. Hawkins, December 1975; together with other references on tokens, etc, mostly 19th century (53), by Cox, Gunstone, Hamer (several), Macmillan, Hawkins, Hayes, Boon, Young, Selgin, Davis & Waters, etc [60]. Publishers’ bindings; a varied and useful lot £100-150


Provenance: Ex libris David Griffiths, additionally: Adams ex libris Rex Doublet, Bell ex libris Roy Hawkins, others ex libris as stated, including Patrick Finn