Bill Burd writes:
I recently received my copy of The Asylum and knowing we were promised the list of the 100 greatest numismatic books I anxiously tore it open. I expected a list of books 1 thru 100 with no commentary. To my surprise there was a paragraph or two for each book. But wait, I must be missing pages covering number 1 thru 40. Then I settled down, relaxed and started to read. What a tease Leonard is. How long do we wait for 1 thru 40? This is a grand effort by Len - what a superb job.
Bill's note was caught in the email ether for a couple weeks, but now we have an answer to his question. -Editor
David Yoon, editor of our print journal The Asylum writes:
I've sent the next issue of The Asylum
, vol. 27 no. 2, to the printers. Here's the contents list:
- Leonard Augsburger - The One Hundred Greatest Items of United States Numismatic Literature: A Survey of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, Part 2
- D. Wayne Johnson - Defining and Voting on "Greatest" Numismatic Works: A Contrarian View of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society Survey
- RyAnne Scott - News from the ANA Library: Numismatic Literature at the World's Fair of Money
I, too, am awaiting the unveiling of the top forty choices. I was equally surprised and impressed with Len's commentary on each item.
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