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The E-Sylum: Volume 13, Number 27, July 4, 2010, Article 13

A VIRTUAL TOUR AND BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ANS LIBRARY

The July 2nd issue of the ANS eNews from the American Numismatic Society announced:

You can now take a virtual tour and explore the history of the Harry W. Bass, Jr. Library online. To begin the tour, visit http://www.numismatics.org/Library/VirtualTour

The ANS Library: A Virtual Tour and Brief History is a collection of pictures and accompanying text by ANS Librarian Elizabeth Hahn covering the current location, the previous ANS building in lower Manhattan, and the longtime ANS home uptown on Audubon Terrace. Shown below are the current library lounge and the society's copy of De asse et partibus eius, by Guillaume Budé, 1516. -Editor

ANS Library Lounge

The library lounge. The library of the ANS maintains non-circulating collections. Much of the Library material is arranged on open stacks so that visitors can browse freely. In addition to library materials, the collection also contains the ANS institutional archives and personal papers and collections of significant numismatists and numismatic organizations.

ANS Library copy of Bude 1516 The entrance to the library takes the visitor past the rare book room, which houses important rare materials and the archives in climate controlled conditions. Small exhibits of books are sometimes on display.

The rare book room of the ANS library contains many treasures, such as this copy of De asse et partibus eius, by Guillaume Budé, from 1516. It is a pioneering study of Roman coinage, weights and measures, and is considered to be one of the earliest books devoted to the study of ancient coins.

To take the complete tour, see: The ANS Library: A Virtual Tour and Brief History (www.numismatics.org/Library/VirtualTour)

Wayne Homren, Editor

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