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    Memoirs of a Counterfeiter

    Burroughs, Stephen. Memoirs of Stephen Burroughs. To Which Are Added, Notes, and an Appendix. Albany: B.D. Packard, 1811. Two volumes, complete. 12mo, original matching full brown calf; spines ruled in gilt; red morocco lettering piece on one volume (no longer present on second volume). 248 + 148 pages. Bindings rubbed and worn, but intact and sound. Some browning and other signs of moderate wear, but no real problems. Good to very good. Streeter called this "One of the great criminal autobiographies, and an important piece of picaresque Americana." Burroughs was a career criminal who repeatedly engaged in counterfeiting before changing his ways, finding religion, and becoming a teacher. A rare title.
    Estimate $750.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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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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