Order Nr. 60517 FAKE? THE ART OF DECEPTION. Mark Jones.


  • Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990.
  • square small 4to.
  • cloth, dust jacket.
  • 312 pages.
  • ISBN: 0520070860

Price: $10.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 60517

First U.S. edition. Near fine in lightly soiled jacket. A major survey of fakes and forgeries from ancient Babylonia to the present day. This exhibition included more than 600 objects such as mermen and manuscripts, Chinese bronzes and Chelsea porcelain, from the British Museum and many other major collections. It is illustrated with 130 color and 185 black and white plates. Included are introductions by Paul Craddock and Nicolas Barker. Indexed. Includes a section on T.J. Wise and other literary forgers. From the Thomas M. Whitehead Collection of Books About Books.