large quarto, "What is a fake and why are fakes made?.More than 600 objects from the British Museum and many other major collections are included here. There are spectacular fakes, once hailed as masterpieces of ancient and modern art. There are mermen and manuscripts, Chinese bronzes and Chinese Porcelain. There are literary and documentary frauds and political forgeries that have changed the course of detection are described. But many puzzles remain: the book concludes with a discussion of intriguing cases like the Vinland Map, the 'Aztec' rock-crystal skull and the musterious discoveries at Glozel which continue to preplex curator, historian and scientist alike." Extensively illustrated. Includes examples of faked illuminated manuscripts, bookbindings, and, of course, T. J. Wise. Bookseller Inventory # 41
Title: Fake? The Art of Deception.
Publisher: (1990) Univ of California Press,
Binding: cloth in dust jacket.
Book Condition: Very fine.
Book Description [London: British Museum Publications Ltd, 1990]., 1990. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. 4to. pp. 312. 185 b/w illus. & 130 colour illus. (several full-page). bilbio. index. bds. dw. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DNEkeJON83