Forging History: The Detection of Fake Letters & Documents.

Norman: Univ of Oklahoma, 1994,

First Edition. quarto, cloth in dust jacket. 184pp. Univ of Oklahoma, Item #7426

A detailed analysis of forgery detection in the field of historical letters and documents. Based on Kenneth Rendell's 35 years of experience in buying, selling, and authenticating letters and documents, the book shows in clear explanation and in over 400 illustrations, the factors that lead to uncovering forgeries. With historical examinations or forgeries of Joseph Cosey (of Ben Franklin and Lincoln), Robert Smith (of Washington), and A. H. "Antique" Smith (of Robert Burns). Final chapters cover the more contemporary forgeries of the Hitler diaries, the Mormon forgeries, and the Jack the Ripper diary hoax. Includes a very detailed analysis of the materials: paper, ink and writing instruments. Presentation copy, inscribed and signed by the author on the page facing the title page.

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