Questions de Littérature Légale. Du Plagiat. De La Supposition D'Auteurs, Des Supercheries qui ont Rapport aux Livres.
Place and Imprint: 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
Physical Description8vo, later tan boards, red leather label, gilt rules and lettering. Half-title present.
CommentsA 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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