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The Butterfly Books: An Enquiry Into the Nature of Certain Twentieth Century Pamphlets

Barker, Nicolas

ISBN 10: 0854000240 / ISBN 13: 9780854000241
Published by Bertram Rota, 1987
Condition: Very Good
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0854000240 0854000240 Very Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket) Nicolas Barker's thorough expose of the Frederic Prokosch pamphlet forgeries. A tour de force of bibliographic investigation. Black cloth with papered boards with butterfly net design. 12 illustrations, plus 'typographic illustrations of title and text pages of specimens of each group of pamphlets.' Spine has light wear at top. Light wear to boards, with bottom right of front bumped such that the paper has torn 6 cm. Bookseller Inventory # 75963

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Title: The Butterfly Books: An Enquiry Into the ...

Publisher: Bertram Rota

Publication Date: 1987

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition.

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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. Minor rubbing of spine. 283 pages. cloth-backed boards.. 8vo..

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