Maria Fanning is the editor of our print journal, The Asylum. The latest issue is on the way to the mailboxes of Numismatic Bibliomania Society members. maria sent the
table of contents and a message from NBS President Tom Harrison. Thanks. -Editor
Winter 2017 Volume 35 No. 4
Table of Contents:
The Nineteenth-Century Bookcase By David Gladfelter
Off the Shelf: Max von Bahrfeldt By David F. Fanning
ASSOCIATIONS: Autographs, Annotations, Inscriptions: William E. Burr’s Jacob Eckfeldt-Inscribed By Joel J. Orosz
How to Make Your Numismatic Library Work For You By Shanna Schmidt
A to V: Seth Stevenson By David R. Pickup
Message from the President
By Tom Harrison
Greetings and welcome to the winter issue of your award-winning journal, The Asylum. Today, as an increasing number of collectors pursue an ever greater portion of their collecting
experience online, it is vital to be mindful of the significance of our person-to-person connectivity. Unquestionably, the internet is a valuable tool for research and for bonding with fellow
bibliophiles. However, it cannot replace the memories created by spending a day visiting a friend’s library and recounting our collecting experiences. Nor can it replace the benefits of attending NBS
sponsored events at an ANA Convention while linking up with old friends and making new acquaintances.
When long-time collectors reflect on their collecting journey, they frequently relate that the thrill of the hunt or the satisfaction of achieving a defined goal are secondary to the friendships
and personal experiences enjoyed over the years. By sharing our enthusiasm for numismatic literature with fellow bibliophiles, we not only exponentially enhance our own collecting experience, but we
also strengthen the foundation of our hobby. As we look forward to 2018, will you please join me in keeping a watchful eye for opportunities to build personal connections with your fellow NBS
members? May your numismatic library provide investigation, discovery and most of all, enjoyment.
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is $40 to addresses in the U.S., and $75 elsewhere. A digital-only membership is available for $25. -Editor
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Wayne Homren, Editor
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