Practice to Deceive: The Incredible Story of Literary Forgery's Most Notorious Practitioners

Oak Knoll Press, 2000. First edition. Hardcover. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in fine dust jacket. xix+ 393 pp. with index, bibliography. Illustrations. Fascinating look at literary forgers from late 17th-early 18th century George Psalmanazar, late 1700s "Ossian" James MacPherson, Thomas Chatterton, who invented a medieaval monk and his poetry, to Shakesperian forgers Collier and Ireland, erswhile Lord Byron descandant George Gordon Byron and probably the most devious and accomplished forger, Thomas Wise. Fine / fine. Item #E15711
ISBN: 9781584560104

Price: $19.95

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