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The Genuine Article: The Making and Unmasking of Fakes and Forgeries - John FitzMaurice Mills & John M. Mansfield

British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC], 1979, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.

Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Antique fakes and frauds have always existed and have now become a boom industry. The skill and ingenuity of the professional forger are not just aimed at the very rich collector, today almost anyone seeking a bargain is quite likely to become exposed to their criminal creations.

This fully-illustrated book expands on the seven-part BBC television series and reveals how one can spot the difference between the genuine and the fake, either by knowing some of the forgers’ most common tricks or by seeing how the experts approach the problem. There are numerous intriguing stories and anecdotes about notorious forgers, both past and present, and of their luckless dupes. The subject-range encompasses the fine arts of painting, drawing and sculpture; and collectors’ items such as coins, medals, stamps, scientific instruments, documents, first editions, furniture, jewellery and china.”


Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 240 pages.
£6.50

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