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    Eric P. Newman's Own Copy
    Of His Biography

    Augsburger, Leonard, Roger W. Burdette and Joel Orosz. Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman. Edited by James L. Halperin. Dallas, 2015. 8vo, original black cloth, gilt. xiii, (1), 418 pages; well illustrated in color. Limitation label signed by Eric P. Newman affixed to flyleaf. Transmittal letter dated Dec. 20, 2015, addressed to Eric P. Newman laid in. Fine.

    Copy No. 1 of the Limited Library Edition of 250 copies bound in black cloth, presented to the biography's subject. Truth Seeker depicts Eric P. Newman in many of the roles he played in life: as a devoted son, lifelong student, world traveler, dedicated husband, philanthropist, lawyer, and businessman--but above all as an energetic researcher with boundless curiosity for his chosen subjects, all united by a common desire to determine the truth, whether it concern the origins of bungtown halfpennies, the varieties of the Fugio coppers, the role played by Benjamin Franklin in our early paper money, the development of the dollar sign, the identity of John J. Audubon's first engraving--or any of the many other topics on which Newman wrote. A very special volume.
    Estimate $1,000.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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