Numismatic bibliophiles come in all sizes and shapes. For some a single bookshelf or bookcase is enough to house their information needs and wants. But some have room-sized needs and wants (yours
truly among them), and only a full-blown home library will do.
Each library is a unique reflection on the interests, tastes and history of the bibliophile assembling it. For the former editor of our print journal The E-Sylum, Tom Fort, medieval coinage
is the focus and has been since his days as a graduate student at St. Andrews in Scotland studying under Dr. Veronica Smart.
Tom and his wife Gosia have a lovely home on the outskirts of Pittsburgh, and following a recent interior repainting spree Tom reorganized his library and office, and posted photos on the Facebook
page of the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists, where he serves as a board member. -Editor
There is a saying among numismatists — buy the book before the coin. Numismatic books provide a wealth of information about the coins, medals, badges etc.. that people study or collect. The
following photos are from the numismatic library of one of PAN's board members. He has spent for than 30 years acquiring this material.
The repainting gave me a chance to re-organize the Fort 'Memorial' Library, including the (in)famous Doc Savage annex.
While the library covers the coinage of Europe from the ancient Greek to the 17th century AD, its particular strengths lie in the coinages and history of the Roman Republic, the British Isles up
to the mid-12th century, the Frankish kingdoms under the Merovingian and Carolingian dynasties, and especially Scotland in the 12th and 13th centuries and again in the first half of the 17th century.
Also, due to my wife's work and interests there are a number of books on Polish numismatics and medals relating to science and medicine.
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THE BOOK BAZARRE
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Wayne Homren, Editor
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