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The E-Sylum: Volume 3, Number 6, February 6, 2000, Article 8


For at least the next few weeks, The E-Sylum will feature "The Critic's Corner", where we'll put selected numismatic books in the spotlight and critique their key features. Please note that we're not discussing content, which could be debated endlessly by researchers; rather, we'll take the bibliophile's perspective.

What are the book's best and worst features? What could have been done to improve it? Say you were the editor, publisher, or designer of the book in question, and were presented with the manuscript. What, if anything, would you have done to improve it?

Would you have changed the illustrations? The text? The layout? The arrangement? The numbering system? What features could have improved its usability, readability, or reference value?

To start things off, I'd like to nominate "Ancient Coin Reference Reviews" by Dennis J. Kroh, Empire Coins, Inc, 1993. If you have any comments on this popular bibliography, or would like to nominate other titles for consideration in the future, please write to me at

Wayne Homren, Editor

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