David MacDonald, Overstruck Greek Coins (2009). 14+272 pages. List price $40.This is a wonderful book! It's a good-quality hardcover. There is no dust jacket but the cover is glossy and full color. (What's the word for that?) Every page is glossy and in color. Each coin is shown enlarged in its section and illustrated again actual size on 22 plates at the end. 160 coins are discussed.
“What makes these books so unusual-looking is that, even though they’re hardcovers, their cover art is not printed on dust jackets but instead stamped directly onto the boards that hug their pages. The result is a handsome, eye-catc... Read Post
The Good Soldiers By David Finkel Hardcover, 304 pages, $26.00 Farrar, Straus and Giroux: New York September 15, 2009 Not since Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried has there been such a searing, unembellished and unforgettable loo... Read Post
George Hill's 1900 Catalogue of the Greek Coins of Lycaonia, Isauria, and Cilicia is finally available for download at Google Books. It can also be printed on demand, for as little as $9.92. The plates seem much better in quality on... Read Post