I wrote this article for Biblio.com‘s Book Collecting blog a few months ago now, but I only just found out that it was published. The Fortsas Bibliohoax, an elaborate prank perpetrated by a mid-nineteenth century book lover, is a hilarious story that was so much fun to research. It’s a perfect example of truth sometimes being stranger (and cooler) than fiction, and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing about it.
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Alexandra Kiely, aka A Scholarly Skater, is an art historian based in the northeastern United States. She loves wandering down the dark and dusty corners of art history and wholeheartedly believes in visual art's ability to enrich every person's life.
Her favorite periods of art history are 19th-century American painting and medieval European art and architecture. When she not looking at, reading about, writing about, or teaching art, she's probably ice dancing or reading.
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2 thoughts on ““The Fortsas Bibliohoax” (Biblio.com)”
What a marvellous story!
I read it on their site without noticing your name! Serendipity.