- New Castle, Delaware and Winchester: Oak Knoll Press and St. Paul's Bibliographies, 2006.
- 6 x 8.5 inches
- xi, 144 pages.
- ISBN: 1884718310
- ISBN: 9781884718311
Price: $39.95 save 50% $19.98 other currencies
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Reprint of the first edition. When there have been opportunities for profit from deception, there have always been people ready to engage in sharp practice and ready to perpetrate fakes and frauds. These essays throw light on some of the more shadowy areas of book trade history, revealing tricksters, villains - even murderers - who have practiced deception in the written and printed word, from the 12th century to very recent times. FAKES & FRAUDS includes chapters on "The Forgery of Printed Documents" by Nicolas Barker, "Forged Handwriting" by Tom Davis and "Paper Pirates" by Michael Harris. This book also covers aspects of all the great forgers including Wise, Prokosch, Hofmann and others. Part of the Publishing Pathways Series. Illustrated.