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Title: New Books for me -- Barrington Atlas, RBW Collection, and more
Post by: PMah on February 13, 2019, 07:38:52 pm
February isn't half over, but it is numismatically going extremely well for me.  The books are stacking up:

The Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World -- a giant book, not easy to find, pre-loved, but only the dust jacket needs repair. (And is about 32 by 48 cms!)

New, and not any easier to lug home:

The RBW Collection, from the sale catalogs, consolidated by NAC with additional notes, including from Andrew McCabe.
Fides, the ANS festschrift for RBW (also with McCabe article) (and 500 pgs+)

And, the current AJN has arrived!

Not only that, I have a few great books from Forum that are soon to arrive.  I am not sure I want an early Spring!


Title: Re: New Books for me -- Barrington Atlas, RBW Collection, and more
Post by: Jay GT4 on February 13, 2019, 07:43:17 pm
Great pick ups!  I've been looking for an affordable Barrington's for a long time.


Title: Re: New Books for me -- Barrington Atlas, RBW Collection, and more
Post by: PMah on February 13, 2019, 07:55:25 pm
Thank you, Jay.  It took a great deal of patience and a bit of bargaining to get to "affordable".  I actually picked up the 2 volume companion directory/notes sooner than the Atlas itself.  I think a large portion of a bottom shelf will become home to the atlas; too dangerous to have above one's head. 

I will post some notes in a few weeks as I get more familiar with it.


Title: Re: New Books for me -- Barrington Atlas, RBW Collection, and more
Post by: Carausius on February 13, 2019, 08:09:17 pm
Wonderful books PMah!  I don't yet have the Barrington Atlas in my library.  It's perpetually on my book want list.  Alas, it's expensive and oversized. Neither my wallet nor bookshelf have room.


Title: Re: New Books for me -- Barrington Atlas, RBW Collection, and more
Post by: Equity on February 13, 2019, 08:40:24 pm
The iPad version of the Barrington atlas, modulo a few minor bugs, was quite usable in my experience. It cost about 20 USD a few years ago.


Title: Re: New Books for me -- Barrington Atlas, RBW Collection, and more
Post by: PMah on February 13, 2019, 09:32:36 pm
If only it came with a free IPad!


Title: Re: New Books for me -- Barrington Atlas, RBW Collection, and more
Post by: Molinari on February 14, 2019, 04:46:53 am
The Barrington Atlas is outstanding—nice pick up.


Title: Re: New Books for me -- Barrington Atlas, RBW Collection, and more
Post by: otlichnik on February 16, 2019, 10:23:59 am
I bought a non-cheap Barrington several years ago.  Can't say I have yet to get my money's worth in terms of real use - but I have more than made up for that in sheer pleasure.  Just browsing through it, looking at routes and regions and imagining that world....

SC


Title: Re: New Books for me -- Barrington Atlas, RBW Collection, and more
Post by: David Atherton on February 18, 2019, 04:48:43 pm
I bought a non-cheap Barrington several years ago.  Can't say I have yet to get my money's worth in terms of real use - but I have more than made up for that in sheer pleasure.  Just browsing through it, looking at routes and regions and imagining that world....

SC


This is exactly my situation with the Atlas. Purchased mine at a Borders Books many years ago (full price!) and now only use it occasionally, but gosh it's a pleasure when I do!


Title: Re: New Books for me -- Barrington Atlas, RBW Collection, and more
Post by: PMah on February 18, 2019, 06:48:39 pm
Sheer pleasure! An investment in precision and accuracy,  which do not always go together!


Title: Re: New Books for me -- Barrington Atlas, RBW Collection, and more
Post by: PMah on February 22, 2019, 06:30:16 pm
To update my earlier post

February isn't half over, but it is numismatically going extremely well for me.  The books are stacking up:

.....
Not only that, I have a few great books from Forum that are soon to arrive.  I am not sure I want an early Spring!


My Forum books arrived today !  Let me praise a bit before the reveal:  Forum ships in new boxes, solidly packed.  In this photo, the books are each separately wrapped and sealed. Essays... Hersh is basically shrink-wrapped.  They are in pristine condition.    PLUS -- and this is a big plus depending on where you live -- Forum goes through the effort of sending books by Media Mail/Book Rate, which is well under 75% of most forms of shipping today.  That essentially saves the cost of a book with each shipment.

(Full disclosure -- I have coins consigned to Forum, so I am focusing today only on books recently purchased from Forum)


Title: Re: New Books for me -- Barrington Atlas, RBW Collection, and more
Post by: PMah on February 22, 2019, 06:32:55 pm
And, now the “reveal”, in chronological order:

T.V. Buttrey, Jr., “The Triumviral Portrait Gold of the Quattuorviri Monetales of 42 B.C.”, ANS Numismatic Notes No. 137 (1956)

ANS, Museum Notes No. 21 (1976), incl. T.V. Buttrey, The Denarii of P. Crepusius and Roman Republican Mint Organization, and C.A. Hersh, A Tri-Denominational Hoard of Early Roman Silver Coins from Sicily, among other good things.

ANS, Museum Notes No. 29 (1984), incl. Hersh & Walker , The Mesagne Hoard, , again amid other fine articles.

And, not least,

Coins of Macedonia and Rome, Essays in Honour of Charles Hersh, Burnett, Wartenberg and Witschonke, eds. (Spink 1998), which has so many good things I may just have to keep wrapping and unwrapping it.  

Even though ANS has uploaded many of its publications, it is still great fun to have key writings on topics of core interest directly in hand, especially at very reasonable prices.