- N.P. Western Publishing Co., 1971 (1975).
- square 12mo.
- pictorial paper-covered boards.
- (26) pages.
Price: $15.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 39600
In 1979, Henry Morris published a book by Timothy Barrett on Japanese papermaking entitled Nagashizuki. Morris decided to add an additional title to the list of reference books to see if anyone ever really consulted these lists. Thus the last entry was "Wilcox, Daniel. The Invention of Paper. New York: Western Publishing Co., 1971" and was a direct reference to a little children's book in Henry Morris's personal collection. Barrett was not pleased when the truth came out. One day in the mail Morris received a photocopy of a title page which, to his amazement, showed that there was an actual book issued on papermaking by one Daniel Wilcox and published by Crosby Lockwood and Son in 1875. Morris immediately asked a number of his English bookseller friends to start a book search for it - all in vain. Barrett finally told him that the title page had been set in type by a friend and that no such book existed. Revenge was sweet. We are offering for sale a copy of the 1975 children's book along with a photocopy of the title page of the hoax which contains comments by Henry Morris.