The Woodward Collection of Ancient Greek Coins
Woodward, W. H. Ancient Greek Coins. Undated. Quarto, pp. printed title page produced by Robert Myers, 12 superb photographic plates, each accompanied by one manuscript page of descriptive text (attached to a negative print of the original) and each housed in plastic sleeves.
Part of Woodward’s collection was sold in Ars Classica’s sale number 15 (July 2nd 1930) – although a number of his coins were later withdrawn. Although the photographer of the coins is unknown, the catalogue here is evidently a privately printed record of Woodward’s wonderful collection taken prior to its dispersal and with descriptions written by Tom Virzi. It also has the additional benefit of not only giving full catalogue descriptions but provenances when known, information not included in the auction catalogues of the time.
All housed in a modern loose-leaf binder, gilt stamped on the upper cover, title label partly removed and title written in manuscript on the spine. Ex libris on inside front cover. Unique and important.