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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 16, April 16, 2006, Article 5

CANADIAN NUMISMATIC BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATE

In a note to advance subscribers to the Canadian Numismatic
Bibliography Project, Ronald Greene writes:

"I was in Toronto this last week and had the opportunity to
meet with the copy editor, Paul Petch.  We went over what has
been done and what needs to be done, and I must say that the
part of the bibliography that I saw completed looks extremely
nice. I trust that when it finally gets into your hands you
will be pleased with it.

It is certainly much more comprehensive than anything attempted
before by a factor of ten or more times.  It has also been
significantly more complex and time consuming a project than
ever envisioned.  We thought that we were ready to go to press
in 2003 after seven years of work.  We obviously were not ready
then, and all concerned in the project regret the delays since
we started selling the work.  However, we are getting much closer
and no one will be happier than Darryl, Paul and I when the
finished product is in your hands.

The text is essentially complete.  The main task that needs to
be done is the completion of the insertion of the photographs
and illustrations, much of which has already been done.  However,
this work is complex, detailed and covers over 1,200 pages in the
finished two volume set, so it is very time-consuming.

The copy editing is a job that needs to be done by one person,
so that consistency and control can be maintained.  We are very
fortunate that we have a copy editor with the necessary technical
skills and numismatic knowledge.  Paul is spending four to six
hours per day on the project and has set the objective of finishing
the editing by mid May, if all goes well.  However, not everything
has gone smoothly to this point.

If we meet the mid May target the printer estimates that he can
have finished copies ready to be delivered at the C.N.A. convention.
If that is the case, then I will try to bring as many copies as I
can when I go to the convention.  Some time in June, please let me
know if you will be attending and would be willing to accept your
copies at the convention.  If you have moved or changed your mailing
address in the last three years it would be wise to provide us with
an update.

We’re optimistic with the progress being made and we do thank
all the subscribers for their patience."

[This is a very worthwhile project, and I'm sure purchasers will
feel it's worth the wait.  Subscriptions are closed however, and
no more will be sold at the originally published price. -Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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