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Thanks to Nick Graver and others who sent me their birthday wishes on Friday. It turns out I share a birthday with author Jorge Luis Borges. From the August 24th Writer's Almanac comes this ironic bibliophile story:
In 1955, at about the same time he lost his sight, Borges was appointed director of Argentina's National Public Library. He said: "Little by little I came to realize the strange irony of events. I had always imagined Paradise as a kind of library. Others think of a garden or of a palace. There I was, the center, in a way, of 900,000 books in various languages, but I found I could barely make out the title pages and the spines. I wrote the 'Poem of the Gifts,' which begins: 'No one should read self-pity or reproach / into this statement of the majesty / of God, who with such splendid irony / granted me books and blindness at one touch.'"
This week we open with announcements of two new numismatic books, followed by Harvey Stack's comments on the refurbished Stack's-Bowers showroom in New York. Also in this issue are reviews of numismatic exhibits at the British Museum in London and the Hunterian in Glasgow.
Other topics include Augustus S. and Augustus H., Yankee Robinson, Victor David Brenner and the Heeren Brothers' Columbia Shield.
To learn more about "Gleanings from Coins", Julio Kilenyi's Noah medal, Nazi death camp artifacts, Australia's curved coin, the resourceful bartender, and the Most Interesting Man in the World, read on.
Have a great week, everyone!
Editor, The E-Sylum
Wayne Homren, Editor
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