Whilst there were opportunites for cash in on deception, there have constantly been humans able to interact in sharp perform and able to perpetuate fakes and frauds. those essays throw gentle on the various extra shadowy parts of booklet alternate background, revealing tricksters, villains -- even murderers -- who've practiced deception within the written and published observe, from twelfth century to very contemporary instances. "Fakes & Frauds" contains chapters on: "The Forgery of published records" through Nicolas Barker, "Forged Handwriting" via Tom Davis, and "Paper Pirates" via Michael Harris. This booklet additionally covers features of the entire nice forgers -- clever, Prokosch, Hofmann and others. Co-published with St. Paul's Bibliographies."
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