Stock ID 3927
Author BINDLEY. James.
Title A Catalogue of the Very Extensive, Choice and Valuable Collection of Medals, in Gold, Silver and bronze: a few choice patterns for Gold and Silver coin; the Mahogany cabinets for medals and prints…..a small collection of Marbles, Bronzes, Abbey seals, and
Description Octavo, pp. (iv), 68; 889 lots; neatly hand priced with buyers’ names. Attractively bound in contemporary calf-backed marbled paper covered boards; back gilt. With the engraved armorial bookplate of Arthur, 16th Viscount Dillon. A rather scarce and important catalogue, with the advantage of having been hand priced with the buyers noted. M & R page 54. See Manville. Biographical Dictionary: Bindley, James (1737–1818), of Somerset Place. Commissioner of Stamp Duties. FSA 1765. “In the forming of his valuable collections [of coins, medals, books, prints, portraits], he received great assistance from the situation he held at the Stamp-office … which gave him a ready communication with every town in the kingdom, in most of which he found an useful assistant in his researches” (GM). Bindley was an indefatigable editor, reading every sheet of his friend John Nichol’s Literary Anecdotes (8 volumes, 1812–15). In the preface to the edition of John Evelyn’s Diary (1818), the antiquary William Bray (1736–1832) acknowledged Bindley’s assistance with notes and corrections, and in the second edition he laments his recent death.
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