Discussion in 'World Coins' started by JackieMagack, Jun 24, 2012.
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Value $.25 to $1.00, some may command $2.00 to $5.00 for good examples or unique types.
With the publication of David Hartil's Early Japanese Coins last year it became much easier to attribute Japanese cash coins, but you still need clear pictures of both sides, and at least diameter information to do it.
Yeah, I got my copy 6 months ago already. I was on Scott Semans prepublication list. If you let Scott know you are interested in certain series, he can keep you up to date and offer better deals on new publications.
Does it come in hardback or is it just the paperback and or digital copy?
Just paperback and digital.
Man after my own heart. I have been bugging Mr. Hartill for hardcover versions of his Cast Chinese Coinage for years, but he says his publisher can only do softcover.
Is it a sign you are a bibliophile when, if you find a softcover book, you ask the clerk if it comes in hardcover?
No, it's a sign that you've got too much money for books.
Indeed, to me softcover/paperback seems to me to have a theoretical taste to it, (still waiting for all the facts to come in so to speak) but hardcover on the other hand is LAW!
Digital...well it nice and handy, but would you rather have a real coin or just the digital image of one. So I feel about so called digital books.
hardcover, softcover, who cares. as long as the info inside is the same, that's all i care about. :smile
I could do EJC in hardcover, as it is with a different publisher from CCC. But it doesn't seem worth it.
Good to know sir. If you ever do believe there would be enough volume, I for one would sign up for a copy. I have your Ching volume hardcover of course.
Or its a sign of how much I use certain volumes. I am on my second copy of CCC, the first one getting worn down to the nub, and the binding falling apart. I still have it, but its in 3 pieces at this point.
Even hardcovers can get "overused". A Byzantine dealer I know is on his 4th volume of Sear. He takes the volume everywhere, and every time he needs to get a new copy he meticulously copies over his notes from the old one to the new one. My notes in Mr. Hartill's book are not nearly so valuable unfortunately.
I know what you mean - I bought the hardcover of Album's new checklist after seeing how flimsy the binding was on the softcover. Have you considered having your more important books rebound? I'm currently going through my copy of Rostowzew and adding notes from the unpublished British Museum catalog. The flimsy Forni edition is already coming undone, and I don't want to recopy two thousand handwritten entries.
I should. But this is why I try to buy hardcover when possible, since I get this protection from the beginning and the book long term will be worth more anyway. Luckily because of this I have very few softcovers in my library.
Btw, since he is so nice to post here, I will reiterate my position on Mr. Hartill's books. If anyone who reads English and collects chinese or japanese cash coins, and does not have Mr. Hartill's volumes on the subject, you are being just plain silly. Both volumes immensely increase collecting ease and pleasure, are the new definitive volumes on the subjects, and far exceed any other resource available in English, especially in the price range. Just buy the dang things, and thank me later, (I accept coins as payment )
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