Austin: W. Thomas Taylor, 1991. Large octavo, cloth-backed letterpress boards as issued (i.e., no dust wrapper issued). 158 pages, indexed and illustrated. Spine lightly sunned, else fine. A modern-day Carter-and-Pollard-like study of the nefarious doings of Texas book dealers David Dorman and John Jenkins, former president of the Antiquarian Bookseller's Association of America. Contains a great Introduction by Larry McMurtry who points out that ".For the many citizens of the peaceable kingdom of book collecting (i.e. booksellers and librarians) who traded with these men regularly now to recoil in horror and attempt to feign shock, bewilderment, and surprise at the contemplation of some pretty slippery dealing is a more than faintly disgusting spectacle. It's a wholly disgusting spectacle.". Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Texfake: An Account of the Theft and Forgery...
Publisher: W. Thomas Taylor, 1991
Book Description Texas, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. Austin: University of Texas Press. 1991. First edition. Illustrations. Bibliography, index. This book provides a thorough investigation of a series of forgeries of early Texas documents that shook the book world when they were first publicly disclosed in 1988. Large octavo, quarter cloth over illustrated boards. Designed by W. Thomas Taylor and printed letterpress at his press. Note: There were 70 copies specially bound and signed. This copy being the first trade edition [not signed].Fine condition. Seller Inventory # 1756
Book Description W. Thomas Taylor, Austin, 1991. Quarter Cloth - Hardbound. Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. First Edition. Signed in name only by author on title page. There is a small chip on the upper edge of the bottom cover. Volume is otherwise fine. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 031756