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« on: June 09, 2020, 02:18:21 pm »

I am thinking about getting the book(s) on the De Luynes collection, but my French is poor, and I would mainly be interested in it for the pictures.  I assume they are photographs, but I don't necessarily know that.  Are they photographs and how well are they done?  Should I expect Greek (my main focus), or does it also have Roman, Byzantine and or Medieval?  I know it is presented by Babelon and I am sure it would be interesting especially if I could find a translation.  I believe De Luynes wrote a book on Metaponte, Southern Italy being the focus of my focus.

I have the Gulbenkian two volumes, "Greek Coins" (Kraay and Hirmer), the Dewing collection and SNG Copenhagen, I am always interested in finding (for me) new rarities and artistic wonders.  Should I expect to find anything new and beautiful in the De Luynes collection or have I probably already seen it before, elsewhere?  De Luynes is in a different time period and different wonders where available at that time, again does the variety and quality of the coins, and of the photography make it worthwhile looking at the De Luynes collection, even if I might struggle with the French?  Inquiring minds want to know.

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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2020, 12:25:29 am »

The volumes of the "Catalogue de la collection de Luynes" by Ernest Babelon is available online, so you can get an impression of it there (even if you finally prefer to have something printed on paper  Smiley ):
https://gallica.bnf.fr/services/engine/search/sru?operation=searchRetrieve&version=1.2&collapsing=disabled&rk=21459;2&query=dc.relation%20all%20%22cb399523297%22
(I hope that this link is working  Undecided )

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