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Great Forgers And Famous Fakes: The Manuscript Forgers Of America And How They Duped The Experts.

Hamilton, Charles.

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ISBN 10: 0517540762 / ISBN 13: 9780517540763
Published by crown publishers, New York, 1980
Condition: Good Hardcover
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278 pages. Hardcover, with dustjacket. Good condition with small tear on top front DJ. PSYCHOLOGY. Information of immense value to the collector and historian. This thoroughly documented book contains hundreds of examples showing the differences between genuine and fake. Includes an Index. (Key Words: Psychology, Crime, Forgery, Autographs, Fakes, Manuscripts, Charles Hamilton, Forgers). Bookseller Inventory # 13615SX1

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Title: Great Forgers And Famous Fakes: The ...

Publisher: crown publishers, New York

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Inscribed

Edition: First Edition..

Book Type: book

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Charles Hamilton recognizes a faked signature and believes it to be easily identified, and so will the reader of this book-once he knows what to look for. This is information of immense value to the collector and historian. Well-executed forgeries and fakes have fooled dealers and collectors for more than a century. This thoroughly documented book, containing hundreds of examples that show how to identify the best that the most skillful forgers have produced, will provide the expert and the amateur with tools for self-protection. Great Forgers and Famous Fakes is also a chronicle of the careers of America's most adroit and colorful manuscript forgers, telling who they were and how they swindled their victims. The fascinating stories of forgers and their works include: -the poet who forged hundreds of Robert Frost manuscripts -the multimillionaire industrialist and founder of RCA who got his start as a forger-and years later got fooled by his own fake -the A! merican Nazi who forged John Howard Payne's "Home, Sweet Home" -a round-dozen forgers of Abe Lincoln's handwriting

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There is a darkling romance in the crime of literary or historical forgery. To fabricate the handwriting and thoughts of another person requires much more than adroit penmanship.

No European forgers ever put quill to foolscap who could equal the ingenious fabricators of America.

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