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    Heavily Annotated Correction Copy of the
    First Edition of Eric P. Newman's Masterwork

    Newman, Eric P. The Early Paper Money of America. Racine, 1967. First edition. 4to, custom brown pebbled leatherette. 360 pages, interleaved; illustrated. Eric P. Newman's extensively annotated correction and revision copy of the first edition of The Early Paper Money of America.

    An extraordinary volume. One struggles to find a paragraph left unrevised. The original pages themselves are amended in several inks. Longer additions are usually reserved for the interleaves, though on occasion entire sheets of new information are glued or laid in. Some of the additions are carefully and neatly entered; many are hastily written, then revised right away. In one case, a tipped-in addition takes the form of a folding sheet a foot and a half long. Beyond simple edits, the authorial annotations rearrange content, lay out plans for new illustrations, and develop different approaches to some of the more complex subjects covered. Some pages feature as many as four different inks or pencils, indicating that this was a volume returned to time and again as the author tried intensely to improve what had been an outstanding work in its first edition. A very important copy that led to the development of the full working manuscript also in this sale. The volume looks the worse for wear, given the very heavy use it received, with the boards stained and bowed and with occasional minor stains and discoloration, but this hardly detracts from what is one of the highlights of this library.
    Estimate $2,500.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

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

    Auction Info

    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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