I deleted the ad for my Encyclopedia of Coin and Medal Technology from last week's E-Sylum when I learned there
would be several problems in offering the preprint manuscript free for a donation of $100 or more. I had assumed it would be fun to offer
such an opportunity for those interested to participate in underwriting the tremendous cost of extensive illustrations planned for the
book. But lawyers seem to make things more difficult.
Instead I am offering the manuscript draft for the same $100 amount as an outright sale. I am sending paid invoices to all those who
A new ad appears in this issue. My apologies to those who sent a donation and my sincere appreciation for your early support. The end
effect will be the same – all money received will be used for illustrations.
Thanks everyone. A nice review of Dick's manuscript follows in this issue. Reminds me of the classic bar sign: "Buy one beer for
the price of two, and get a second beer FREE!" -Editor