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    1859 First Edition of
    Gwynne & Day's
    Descriptive Register

    Gwynne and Day, Bankers. The Descriptive Register of Genuine Bank Notes, for the Detection of Spurious and Altered Bills, Containing Accurate, Elaborate and Plain Descriptions of the Notes Issued by Every Bank in the United States and Canada, Conveniently Arranged for Reference, Prepared under the Supervision of the Publishers, Who Acknowledge Their Indebtedness to the Several Firms Now Comprising the American Bank Note Company for Much Valuable Information. New York, 1859. First edition. 4to, original intricately blindstamped brown cloth, gilt. 142; (145)-152 pages, the second pagination being a Supplement bound in; a later Supplement, paginated (145)-160 and entirely different, laid in. Some spotting and browning. Very good or better. The first edition of John A. Gwynne and Clarence S. Day's useful work describing genuine notes issued by over 1400 different banks. Quite scarce, though the rarity of subsequent editions makes this one appear deceptively available. The various Supplements issued for these works are bibliographically complex. Clain-Stefanelli 13627. Dillistin 148. McKerchar 2076.
    Estimate $300
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

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

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    7th-10th Wednesday-Saturday
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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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