Questions de Littérature Légale. Du Plagiat. De La Supposition D'Auteurs, Des Supercheries qui ont Rapport aux Livres. CHARLES NODIER.

Questions de Littérature Légale. Du Plagiat. De La Supposition D'Auteurs, Des Supercheries qui ont Rapport aux Livres.

Publisher: Paris: Barba, Libraire, 1812.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Freeman, Bibliotheca Fictivia, 1639.
Condition: Boards darkened; some light foxing; very good copy.
Book ID: 26428

Description

8vo, later tan boards, red leather label, gilt rules and lettering. Half-title present.

Comments

¶ A scarce study of literary forgery by French author, antiquary and bibliophile Charles Nodier (1780-1844), who was also apparently well versed in the subject: "The French C19 saw Charles Nodier, whose Questions de Littérature Légale . . . is a minor classic of forgery criticism, repeatedly poise on the borderlines of fiction and fraud - another gamekeeper turned poacher." - Freeman, page 62. ¶ Contemporary signature on the title-page of Greek scholar and publisher Jean-François Boissonade (1774-1857).

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