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    Bizot, (Pierre). Medalische Historie der Republyk van Holland... Amsterdam: Pieter Mortier, 1690. Thick 4to, contemporary full vellum, both boards paneled in blind with central decorative device; hand-lettered spine with five raised bands; all page edges red. Finely engraved title; printed title with a finely engraved vignette; (4), 364 (plus many leaves, not consecutively numbered, interspersed in the text), 40, (16) pages; fine text engravings of medals and coins; 123 finely engraved plates of medals and coins; 18 finely engraved plates in the Nederlands Helden-Tooneel, including portraits of William of Orange and Mary II. Spine cracked at head, and vellum warped at edges, but binding sound. Modern bookplates. Very good. The first edition in Dutch of this superbly illustrated work, including all of the supplementary material. Rare. Estimate $250.
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    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    November, 2018
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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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