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    The 1838-1842 Matthew Young Sales
    Including Numismatic Library

    Sotheby, S. Leigh. Catalogues of the First [through] Ninth Portion[s] of the Very Extensive, Highly Valuable, and Important Collection of Coins and Medals, in Gold, Silver, and Copper, of the Late Eminent Numismatist, Mr. Matthew Young, of 41, Tavistock Street, Covent Garden. London, 1839-42. Nine parts complete, as bound in two volumes. (2), 58; (2), 62; (2), 69, (1); (2), 66; (2), 56; 52; (2), 37, (1); (2), 57, (1); 20 pages; 1070 + 1057 + 1130 + 1142 + 1065 + 816 + 662 + 956 + 286 lots; neatly ruled in red and priced in black ink. [bound with] Sotheby, S. Leigh. Catalogue of the Extensive and Valuable Numismatic Library of ... Mr. Mathew [sic] Young... London, Nov. 26-29, 1838. 39, (3) pages; 984 lots. [bound with] Sotheby, S. Leigh. Catalogue of the Miscellaneous Library of ... Mr. Mathew [sic] Young... London, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 1838. 17, (1) pages; 506 lots. An unrelated Sotheby sale dated Jan. 17-20, 1842, and its supplement, is bound at the end of the second volume. Two volumes. 8vo, contemporary brown half English calf with marbled boards; spines ruled in gilt; black spine labels, gilt. Manville & Robertson pages 67 & 75-82: "the enormous stock of Matthew Young, the dominant London dealer of his time." Bindings a bit worn, especially second, which is lacking the head and tail of the spine. The Young sales are important and scarce. Very good. Estimate $500.
    Ex: John Thomas Simes, with his engraved armorial bookplate.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    7th-10th Wednesday-Saturday
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