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“The Fortsas Bibliohoax” (Biblio.com)


The catalogue printed by Renier Chalon for the Fortsas “sale”. [public domain] via Wikimedia Commons {{PD-1923}}.

 “The Fortsas Bibliohoax, or how a Belgian collector fooled book lovers for the fun of it”

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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