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The Gentle Science of Book Collecting

(Catalogues), Breslauer, Martin. An Illustrated Catalogue of Books and Mss. The Gentle Science of Book Collecting. No. 54. Bibliophily and Bibliomania, The Art of Forming a Llibrary, Collectors and Collections, The Bookseller Auction Sale Catalogues 1663-1939, Imaginary Libraries, The Gentle Science of Art Collecting, Books and Criminality: Being a Rogues' Gallery of Book Thieves and Murderers for the Sake of Books and Comprising a Unique Collection Illustrative of Forgery in Literature. . London: Martin Breslauer, 1941. Printed staple bound wraps. 8vo., 44pp.

The offering numbered 622 includes 312 works and publications comprising "FORGERY IN LITERATURE, illustrated and unmasked by a unique Collection of LITERARY FORGERIES, HOAXES, MYSTIFICATIONS AND ALLEGED FABRICATIONS IN ORIGINAL EDITIONS; CONTEMPORARY CONTROVERSIAL LITERATURE AND INVESTIGATIONS CONCERNING THEM; GENERAL WORKS ON LITERARY FAKES AND MYSTIFICATIONS; And an Appendix containing a fine assemblage of WORKS ON ART FORGERIES."

312 works offered at (£)480

Entry 622

Subjects:
Imaginary books and libraries -- Catalogs.
Literary forgeries and mystifications.
Rare books -- Catalogs.

2013