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Collecting Antique Pewter. What to Look for and What to Avoid. Pewter Collectors' Club of America: 2006. A really wonderful book for the pewter collector, the bulk of which is devoted to a series of photos and descriptions of fake pewter, or genuine old pewter with faked marks. There are also sections devoted to discussions of collecting, construction, rarity, and other topics useful to collectors. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 214 pages, filled with black & white illustrations, dust jacket. New.

Inventory #: 90275
Price: $ 34.95       




Accum, Frederick. A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary Poisons, exhibiting the Fraudulent Sophistications of Bread, Beer, Wine, Spiritous Liquors, Tea, Coffee, Cream, Confectionery, Vinegar, Mustard, Pepper, Cheese, Olive Oil, Pickles, and other Articles Employed in Domestic Economy, and Methods of Detecting Them. Mallinckrodt Food Classics: 1966. Volume 2 in the Mallinckrodt Food Classics series of facsimile reprints of historic volumes. A facsimile of the Philadelphia, 1820 edition, from the first London edition of the same year. Things were not better in the good old days. Frederick Christian Accum (1769-1838) was a man with a curiosity for many things, and wrote several important books on gas lighting and food chemistry. This pioneering treatise on the subject of dangerous foods pointed out lead in wine, alum in bread, counterfeit coffee, carbonate of copper in tea, "lengtheners" in brandy, and all sorts of strange things in the beer. In this same year Accum also published his 'Treatise on the Art of Brewing... and A Treatise on the Art of Making Wine from Native Fruits...'. In 1821 he would continue with his natural foods theme and write 'Culinary Chemistry, Exhibiting the Scientific Principles of Cookery, with concise instructions for preparing good and wholesome pickles, vinegar, conserves (etc)...'. Although other chemists and doctors were also trying to alert the public to the problem of food adulteration at this time, Accum's informal, some would say sensationalistic, style made his book the principal shout in the darkness in the early 19th century. The other thing people found fascinating about Accum's book was that he actually named the names of adulterating merchants and importers, taken directly from court records. This did not make him universally popular -in the preface to the 2nd London edition he notes "To those who have chosen anonymously to transmit to me their opinion concerning this book, together with their maledictions, I have little to say but they may rest assured, that their menaces will in no way prevent me from endeavoring to put the unwary on their guard against the frauds of dishonest men..." and he goes on to promise that he will continue to name names. The book made him many enemies, and within a year he was implicated in the theft of leaves from books in the library of the Royal Institution and was forced to leave England, depressed and disgraced, and return to his native Germany. Softcover. 5.5"x8.5", 269 pages light soil, a little wear.

Inventory #: 5694
Price: $ 40.00       




Battershall, Jesse P. Food Adulteration and Its Detection. New York E. & F.N. Spon: 1887. "To embody in a condensed form some salient features of the present status of Food Adulteration in the United States is the object of this volume....the photogravure plates, most of which represent the results of recent microscopical investigation, are considered an important feature of the book." The subjects include tea, coffee, chocolate, milk, butter, cheese, bread, sugar, beer, wine and liquors, oils, mustard, spices, pepper and other foods. An uncommon book in the marketplace. Hardcover. 6"x9", 328 pages, plus 4 color and 8 b/w plates. Publisher's brown cloth with impressed black device and rules and gilt titles. A clean and bright copy. With the pasted-in plate of C. Smith Boynton, and his ownership signature on the flyleaf and title page. Boynton, an 1864 graduate of Bowdoin College in Maine, practiced medicine in New Hampshire until 1875 when he moved to Brandon, and then Burlington, Vermont as a druggist.

Inventory #: 30944
Price: $ 250.00       




Bayard, Emile. L'Art de Reconnaitre les Fraudes -Peinture, Sculpture, Gravure, Meubles, Dentelles, Ceramique, etc. Paris R. Roger et F. Chernoviz: 1920. 2nd ed. An exceptionally interesting book covering frauds and fakes in painting, sculpture, prints, furniture, ceramics, lace, metalworks, and other decorative arts. Part of the "Guide Pratique de l'Amateur et du Collectionneur d'Art" Bayard wrote a number of the books in this series, covering art and decorative arts of various periods. Limp cloth covers publisher's brick-red cloth with an inset decoration of the Tiara of Saitapharnes and white titles 4.5"x7", 326+ pages, 115 b/w illustrations, cover wear, hinges cracked and very loose text browned a well used copy.

Inventory #: 30790
Price: $ 60.00       




Bernard Quaritch Ltd. A Catalogue of Books and Pamphlets from the Library of Maurice Buxton Forman, with an Introduction by Graham Pollard. Catalog 926. London Bernard Quaritch Ltd.: 1973. In 1972 the distinguished English bookselling firm of Bernard Quaritch acquired a "quantity of books and pamphlets" from the estate of the late Maurice Buxton Forman, son of Harry Buxton Forman, friend of T.J. Wise... As Graham Pollard, Super-Literary-Sleuth and co-author of "An Inquiry Into Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets" points out in the introduction to this catalog, the contents described here shed new light on the role that Harry Buxton Forman played in the infamous "Wise Forgeries" of 19th century literary pamphlets. Softcover. 6"x9", 37 pages, light soil.

Inventory #: 5229
Price: $ 35.00       




Bernard Quaritch Ltd. A Catalogue of Books and Pamphlets from the Library of Maurice Buxton Forman, with an Introduction by Graham Pollard. Catalog 926. London Bernard Quaritch Ltd.: 1973. In 1972 the distinguished English bookselling firm of Bernard Quaritch acquired a "quantity of books and pamphlets" from the estate of the late Maurice Buxton Forman, son of Harry Buxton Forman, friend of T.J. Wise... As Graham Pollard, Super-Literary-Sleuth and co-author of "An Inquiry Into Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets" points out in the introduction to this catalog, the contents described here shed new light on the role that Harry Buxton Forman played in the infamous "Wise Forgeries" of 19th century literary pamphlets. Softcover. 6"x9", 37 pages, light soil.

Inventory #: 5231
Price: $ 35.00       




Browning, Robert & Thomas J. Wise (ed.). Pauline: A Fragment of a Confession. By Robert Browning. A Reprint of the original edition of 1833. London Richard Clay and Sons: 1886. Edition limited to 400 copies. A new edition of Robert Browning's very, very rare first work, reprinted by his friend, bibliographer, and (eventually) a forger of the poet's works, Thomas J. Wise. Thurman Hood in his 1933 book "Letters of Robert Browning, Collected by Thomas J. Wise", notes- "Mr. Wise was a young worshipper at the great man's shrine. He soon became a friend, and, as a member of the Browning Society, often called on Sunday afternoons... Mr. Wise has served as central treasurer of Browning lore, the untiring helper of Browning biographers and scholars. The factual resources of his growing store of letters from the poet to various correspondents have never been exhausted... It thus becomes a tribute to the poet, in consummation of the longest, and in spite of unusual difficulties one of the most successful, bibliophile labors ever spent upon an English poet". It would, of course, have been more of a tribute had it not been revealed a year after the publication of Hood's book that Wise had also been engaged in forging rare Browning pamphlets. But this reprinting of Pauline was before all that, so let us return to happier times... Augustus Muir, in his article in 'Strand Magazine' in September, 1929, recounts the story of Browning, 'Pauline' and Wise- "In the year 1884 Mr. Wise first met Robert Browning and one of his visits to the poet was an exciting one. Dr. Furnivall, a friend of both, went along with him to 19, Warwick Crescent. Browning was in a front room on the ground floor destroying letters and papers. He had dragged from the top of the house an old leather trunk that had once belonged to his father, and was dipping into it. Mr. Wise, to his horror, saw letters of Carlyle go into the fire and a lot of Browning's own early verses... Out from the old trunk came two precious copies of the original edition of 'Pauline'. 'If I had asked Browning for one of them I am convinced he would have given it to me,' Mr. Wise has declared. 'But I let the chance go'. On leaving the Browning house, he told Dr. Furnivall how keen he was to get the book. The good Furnivall was amused at the thrill his friend had got at a glimpse of such a prize in duplicate. 'Write to Browning,' he said, 'and ask him for one of the copies. Offer in return to give to a charity any sum he thinks just'. Delicacy held back Thomas J. Wise, but the story does not end here. A few days later, James Dykes Campbell invited him to dine at his flat in Albert Hall Mansions. Browning was the only other guest. After dinner Mr. Wise and his host sat and smoked, while Browning, who did not smoke, was making a leisurely tour of the bookshelves of the room. 'I see you have everything here of mine,' he said to Campbell. 'No,' replied Campbell, 'I still lack "Pauline".' 'Oh, that gap can soon be filled!' exclaimed Browning. 'The other morning I came across two copies of it. One of them will be sent to you tomorrow'. Here again was a god-sent chance for Mr. Wise to ask for the other. But again he let it slip. Next day, after much wrestling of spirit, he took Dr. Furnivall's advice and wrote to Robert Browning. But he was too late. Browning had already decided to give the other copy to his son." Mr. Wise did eventually get his copy of Pauline after a long hunt, and for a considerable price. Browning inscribed it for him- "I see with much interest this little book, the original publication of which can hardly have cost more than has been expended on a single copy by its munificent Proprietor and my friend -Mr. Wise". And so Wise reprinted the poem. While having an original 1833 edition of your very own might be more satisfying it will cost you a lot of money and so for considerably less there is this Wise edition, which has the added value of the various associations between Browning and Wise -it's almost more fun than an original! O.K., almost... Hardcover. 5"x8", 71 pages, original gray boards with a paper spine label label rubbed, top 1" of spine covering lacking tips bumped.

Inventory #: 5344
Price: $ 200.00       




Cescinsky, Herbert. The Gentle Art of Faking Furniture. London Chapman & Hall: 1931. One of the most influential and best-loved books on fake furniture and its attendant hazards, fakers, detecting alterations, etc. "Literate and entertaining, and even though the remarks are directed at the collector of English furniture, students of American objects can profit by many of the general observations" -Ames & Ward. Hardcover. 8"x10.5", 168 pages plus 288 black & white plates. Covers lightly dusty, some splits to the cloth along the hinges. Pages lightly toned.

Inventory #: 34539
Price: $ 250.00       




Cronin, J.R. Fake & Forged Trade Marks on Old & New Glass. Pueblo Antique Publications Service: 1976. A slim booklet dedicated to helping collectors avoid the most nefarious of fakes- fraudulently-marked glassware. The ease of buying the supplies necessary to produce fake acid-etched marks for Lalique, Tiffany, Hawkes and other fine glassware has long attracted a variety of nefarious do-badders, who have left a marketplace littered with forgeries of indifferent, good, and excellent quality. This booklet illustrates many "bad" marks, and explains how such marks are produced. Softcover. 5.5"x8.5", 39 pages, 10 black & white illustrations, plus many reproductions of forged trademarks. Light soil.

Inventory #: 32759
Price: $ 75.00       




Dance, Peter. Animal Fakes & Frauds. Berkshire Sampson Low, Berkshire House: 1976. A fascinating study of fake and fraudulent animals (made for fun, fame or fantastic profit) from ancient times through the 19th century, including illustrations of actual specimens, some from period books, some still existing. "The world of dragons, mermaids and sea serpents the Piltdown Man and other fakes in human form... yetis, vegetable lambs, snouters, winged cats, fur-bearing trout, and many more". Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 128 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear, tips bumped.

Inventory #: 5998
Price: $ 85.00       




Dawson, Giles E. John Payne Collier's Great Forgery. [contained in] Studies in Bibliography Vol. XXIV -Papers of the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia. Charlottesville University Press of Virginia: 1971. A scholarly foray into some of the famous 19th century scholar/forger's work with the "Perkins" Shakespeare folio. In addition, this volume contains many other essays of interest to the scholarly bibliophile or the merely curious. Hardcover. 6.5"x10", 26 pages, 4 b/w illustrations (article) entire volume- 240 pages, b/w illustrations bookplate, else a fine copy.

Inventory #: 30782
Price: $ 25.00       




Gunn, Maurice James. Print Restoration and Picture Cleaning. London The Bazaar, Exchange and Mart: 1922. 2nd edition, revised. "An illustrated practical guide to the restoration of all kinds of prints -together with chapters on cleaning water-colors, print 'fakes' and their detection, anomalies in print values, and prints to collect". Of major interest to today's collector for two reasons- first, as a guide to the state of the art a century ago, and an aid in determining what might have been done to that antique print you are puzzling over secondly, as an interesting text on fakes and frauds in print selling during that collecting era. The second edition of this classic text. Hardcover. 6"x9", vi + 168 pages, plus 18 b/w plates publisher's blue covers lightly worn.

Inventory #: 9456
Price: $ 100.00       




Heller, David. In Search of VOC Glass. Cape Town Maskew Miller Limited: 1954. "VOC" was a monogram used in the 17th and 18th century by the Dutch East India Company. David Heller, an antiques dealer, kept running across fantastic antique 18th century glass with engraved VOC monograms and arms, but most of it just didn't seem quite "right". Heller's investigation showed that while there may be some genuine 18th century VOC glass out there, most of it, including some museum specimens, seemed to be "off", and moreover, much of it may have come from the same source... An interesting and informative tale of antiquarian sleuthing, and yet another example of collectors and dealers wanting to believe a bit too much in an otherwise somewhat improbable story... which is the factor on which fakers always rely. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 103 pages plus 22 b/w plates, dj a nice copy in a rather worn and chipped jacket.

Inventory #: 30798
Price: $ 75.00       




Heller, David. In Search of VOC Glass. Cape Town Maskew Miller Limited: 1954. "VOC" was a monogram used in the 17th and 18th century by the Dutch East India Company. David Heller, an antiques dealer, kept running across fantastic antique 18th century glass with engraved VOC monograms and arms, but most of it just didn't seem quite "right". Heller's investigation showed that while there may be some genuine 18th century VOC glass out there, most of it, including some museum specimens, seemed to be "off", and moreover, much of it may have come from the same source... An interesting and informative tale of antiquarian sleuthing, and yet another example of collectors and dealers wanting to believe a bit too much in an otherwise somewhat improbable story... which is the factor on which fakers always rely. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 103 pages plus 22 b/w plates, dj light wear, name blacked out on endpaper jacket very worn and with several chunks missing.

Inventory #: 30799
Price: $ 65.00       




Hoving, Thomas. False Impressions. The Hunt for Big-Time Art Fakes. New York Simon & Schuster: [1996]. Advance Review Copy. A breezy, irreverent journey through the world of art fakes and fakers with the former Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. There is a common thread running through most of these tales, a common denominator which Hoving terms the "greed - speed - need" factor. Most fraud and forgery succeeds because this factor exists. Simply put, it is: Greed -The price is a steal, what a bargain! Speed -If I don't get it now someone else will snap it up! Need -I really want it! "False Impressions", is a fascinating collection of tales of the fakes and forgers Hoving encountered during his years at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and throughout the book this same set of factors recurs time after time. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 366 pages, b/w illustrations, light wear, a little soil. An advance reading copy, sent to reviewers, bound in paper covers. Signed by Hoving on the title page- "For John, Thomas Hoving". Additionally, on the title page it says in print- "Untitled on Art Forgeries - Subtitle UK" under which Hoving has written "Hey what's it going to be?"

Inventory #: 5586
Price: $ 125.00       




Hoving, Thomas. False Impressions. The Hunt for Big-Time Art Fakes. New York Simon & Schuster: 1996. A breezy, irreverent journey through the world of art fakes and fakers with the former Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. There is a common thread running through most of these tales, a common denominator which Hoving terms the "greed - speed - need" factor. Most fraud and forgery succeeds because this factor exists. Simply put, it is: Greed -The price is a steal, what a bargain! Speed -If I don't get it now someone else will snap it up! Need -I really want it! "False Impressions", is a fascinating collection of tales of the fakes and forgers Hoving encountered during his years at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and throughout the book this same set of factors recurs time after time. Hardcover. 6"x9.5", 366 pages, b/w illustrations, dj light wear, but a very nice copy.

Inventory #: 5772
Price: $ 25.00       




Jolly, Martyn. Faces of the Living Dead: The Belief in Spirit Photography. West New York Mark Batty: 2006. "Paralleling the popularity of spiritualism from the 1870s to the 1930s, spirit photography emerged as proof and promotion of contact with the spirit world. While these images today generally bear obvious hallmarks of trickery, notes photography historian Martyn Jolly, and indeed were the subject of intense debate, what remains fascinating is how willingly they were embraced by those who sought evidence of an afterlife and the continued existence of lost loved ones. Jolly's in-depth history is heavily illustrated with images from leading spirit photographers like William Crookes, Ada Deane, William Mumler, and Edward Wyllie, from the archives of the British Library". Hardcover. 9"x10", 160 pages, black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Fine.

Inventory #: 35392
Price: $ 25.00       




Joni, J(Icilio) (F)ederico. Affairs of a Painter. London Faber and Faber Limited: 1936. J.F. Joni (1866-1946) was an ingenious, prolific and outspokenly candid artist, art restorer and forger. Joni forged a variety of paintings and other objects, including furniture and book bindings, often in Renaissance styles. This 1936 autobiography recounts many of the high points of his varied careers, and tells, in at least some detail, the tricks of the forger's trade. We have had some of his forged book covers, and a brief description of how these came about is indicative of the work of this fascinating artist. Joni got the idea for forging "tavolette" covers, the wooden book boards used to hold Sienese tax accounts in the 13th-17th centuries, after reading a description of them in a pamphlet. Interestingly, the imaginative forger had never actually seen an example, and his creations far exceeded the plainly-decorated wooden covers of the genuine articles. Joni backed his covers with gold foil, adorned by a punch-work pattern, and then decorated them with coats of arms and mottoes. He used bronze bosses at the corners which he aged by bathing them in ammonia, and filled in the remaining space with elaborate floral and leaf decorations. As Otto Kurz ("Fakes -A Handbook for Students and Collectors") points out, Joni's creations are distinctive and identifiable because "nothing like these painted wooden bindings ever existed before Joni, neither in Sienna nor anywhere else... Joni, who was proud never to have gone to look at the originals, made a fanciful but successful invention." In fact, in this book, Joni cautions forgers never to too-closely mimic the work of a known artist or craftsman, so that experts will not have a concrete original to make comparisons to. Ingenious. Hardcover. 5.5"x8.25", 345 pages, pictorial dust jacket. Some light wear and soil. Jacket with moderate wear and some chips.

Inventory #: 32761
Price: $ 350.00       




Joni, J(Icilio) (F)ederico. Affairs of a Painter. London Faber and Faber Limited: 1936. J.F. Joni (1866-1946) was an ingenious, prolific and outspokenly candid artist, art restorer and forger. Joni forged a variety of paintings and other objects, including furniture and book bindings, often in Renaissance styles. This 1936 autobiography recounts many of the high points of his varied careers, and tells, in at least some detail, the tricks of the forger's trade. We have had some of his forged book covers, and a brief description of how these came about is indicative of the work of this fascinating artist. Joni got the idea for forging "tavolette" covers, the wooden book boards used to hold Sienese tax accounts in the 13th-17th centuries, after reading a description of them in a pamphlet. Interestingly, the imaginative forger had never actually seen an example, and his creations far exceeded the plainly-decorated wooden covers of the genuine articles. Joni backed his covers with gold foil, adorned by a punch-work pattern, and then decorated them with coats of arms and mottoes. He used bronze bosses at the corners which he aged by bathing them in ammonia, and filled in the remaining space with elaborate floral and leaf decorations. As Otto Kurz ("Fakes -A Handbook for Students and Collectors") points out, Joni's creations are distinctive and identifiable because "nothing like these painted wooden bindings ever existed before Joni, neither in Sienna nor anywhere else... Joni, who was proud never to have gone to look at the originals, made a fanciful but successful invention." In fact, in this book, Joni cautions forgers never to too-closely mimic the work of a known artist or craftsman, so that experts will not have a concrete original to make comparisons to. Ingenious. Hardcover. 5.5"x8.25", 345 pages, pictorial dj. Some light wear and soil. Jacket with moderate wear, some rubbing, minor tears along the edges, small stain, etc.

Inventory #: 4673
Price: $ 350.00       




Kaplan, Louis J. The Family Romance of the Imposter-Poet Thomas Chatterton. New York Atheneum: 1988. A psychoanalytic study which examines Chatterton's personality and motives. Thomas Chatterton is perhaps the best known author/charlatan whose fakery turned to abject tragedy. As a 17 year-old unknown in 18th century England Chatterton thought, probably correctly, that he would not be able to get anyone to pay much attention to his poetic efforts, so he invented a 15th century monk named Thomas Rowley to whom he attributed his poems. Chatterton took a very serious approach to his work, writing his poems first in 18th century English, and then painstakingly "translating" them, with the help of several Anglo-Saxon dictionaries, into 15th century English before carefully transcribing them onto old parchment. It was the "translating" that tripped him up, the forgery was soon detected and denounced, and a despondent Chatterton committed suicide. Since his work showed him to have had prodigious talent and promise, this final act probably robbed the literary world of a great poet to this day he has a devoted group of fans. Hardcover. 6"x9", 301 pages, b/w illustrations, dj near fine.

Inventory #: 30780
Price: $ 25.00       




Kaye, Myrna. Fake, Fraud, or Genuine? Identifying Authentic American Antique Furniture. New York Graphic Society/Little Brown: 1987. An absolutely essential book, showing the reader how to look at a piece of furniture and recognize the telltale signs of a fake. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 214 pages, black & white and color illustrations, dust jacket. Light wear.

Inventory #: 33449
Price: $ 45.00       




(King-Hall, Magdalene). The Diary of a Young Lady of Fashion in the Year 1764-1765. New York Meredith Press: 1967. When this book first published in 1926, it was an immediate sensation - several critics rushed to their typewriters and declared that the newly discovered diaries of the captivating Cleone Knox rivaled Pepys. Unfortunately it was a fraud, albeit a fairly innocent one, and it turned out that Cleone Knox was merely a figment in the imagination of an equally remarkable writer -Magdalen King-Hall, who had never dreamed that her publisher would take the whole thing seriously. She was but 19 when she wrote it, "as an escape from the boredom of living at a select seaside resort, the inhabitants of which seemed...to consist mainly of formidable old ladies being dragged along the 'front' in bath chairs by ancient men...". In a way it's too bad it wasn't true, it starts out so promisingly- "March 3rd. This morning had a vastly unpleasant interview with my Father. Last night Mr. Ancaster, who is the indiscreetest young man alive, was seized suddenly while riding home along the shore with the desire to say good night to me. He climbed the wall... and had the boldness to attempt to climb the ivy below my window while but halfway up the Poor Impudent young man fell. As ill luck would have it Papa and Ned, who were conversing in the library, looked out at that moment and saw him lying Prostrate on the ground! My father it seems thinks me guilty of Indiscretion and Immodesty, though why I don't know, for I was sound asleep the whole time..." 5.5"x8", 142 pages, a fine copy in a rubbed and worn dj.

Inventory #: 30129
Price: $ 35.00       




Lapatin, Kenneth. Mysteries of the Snake Goddess. Art, Desire and the Forgery of History. Boston Houghton Mifflin: 2002. "Not only is one of the most famous pieces of ancient Greek art-the celebrated gold and ivory statuette of the Minoan Snake Goddess at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston-almost certainly a modern fake, but Minoan civilization as it has been popularly imagined is largely an invention of the early 20th century. This is Kenneth Lapatin's conclusion in this investigation into the origins of the celebrated artifact. Lapatin's book also examines the world of archaeologists, adventurers, and artisans that converged in Crete at the turn of the 20th century". Hardcover. 5.75"x8.5", 274 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. New. Published for $24.00

Inventory #: 95083
Price: $ 15.00       




Lee, Ruth Webb. Antique Fakes & Reproductions. Wellesley Hills Lee Publications: 1950/1966. 8th printing revised edition. An invaluable guide to reproductions of early American and other antique glass which were being produced in Mexico and other places in the early decades of this century. Includes both blown and pressed glass, flasks, milk glass, bohemian glass, Sandwich-type glass and paperweights, as well as chapters on silver, ceramics, metalware, and mechanical banks. Kirk Nelson (in Ames & Ward) notes- "Lee's book provides an intelligent approach to the problem of fakes and reproductions and a record of specific pieces that will be even more deceptive now that they have aged half a century". Hardcover. 6"x9", 317 pages, 166 b/w plates, dj a little wear, jacket with light soil and a small label removed from the spine, but a nice copy.

Inventory #: 30518
Price: $ 50.00       




Mendax, Fritz. Art Fakes & Forgeries. London Werner Laurie: 1955. Translated by H.S. Whitman. A book written "with a sense of irony and humor" which touches on modern and antique forgers and forgeries, art forgery, fraudulent relics, etc. Hardcover. 5.5"x8.5", 222 pages, 17 b/w illustrations spine faded, else a clean copy.

Inventory #: 30786
Price: $ 25.00       




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