David Yoon, Editor of our print journal The Asylum writes:
I've sent the next issue of The Asylum
, vol. 27 no. 3, to the printers. Here's the contents list:
David Stone - The Mysterious Mr. French, Revealed at Last
Benjamin Keele - Thoughts on Preserving Digital Numismatic Literature
Roger S. Siboni - The Infamous Head Left/Plow Right New Jersey Coppers
John W. Adams - Lot 88, a True Incunable
David D. Gladfelter - Katen's "Pots and Pans" Fixed-Price List
John Adams' cryptically-titled article is about a piece of numismatic literature related to James Mease and Joshua Francis Fisher. Adams writes:
Noted physician, scientific thinker, and author, James Mease (1771-1846),
was one of Philadelphia's most prominent citizens. In numismatic circles
he remained virtually unknown until recently rediscovered as the author
of "the first truly numismatic article published in America" (Eric P. Newman,
The Asylum, Summer, 1992, page 4), an article first printed in 1821
and revised and expanded in the 1834 edition present here. Joshua Francis
Fisher, also of Philadelphia (1807-1873), was a respected author and historian.
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