THE BUTTERFLY BOOKS, AN ENQUIRY INTO THE NATURE OF CERTAIN TWENTIETH CENTURY PAMPHLETS. Nicolas Barker.

THE BUTTERFLY BOOKS, AN ENQUIRY INTO THE NATURE OF CERTAIN TWENTIETH CENTURY PAMPHLETS.

(Prokosch, Frederic).
  • London: Bertram Rota, 1987.
  • 8vo.
  • cloth-backed boards.
  • 283 pages.

Price: $60.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 20692

First edition, limited to 400 copies. A fascinating look at Frederic Prokosch and the collection of printed books of famous 20th century authors that were produced under his name. Barker's detective work, along the lines of the famous Wise affair, used type founts, paper and textual study to reveal a series of forgeries that had passed through Sotheby's hands during the 1960s and 1970s. With a bibliography of the titles in the back. Near fine. From the private reference library of Dorothy Sloan with a commemorative bookplate loosely inserted.