Documents et particularités historiques sur le catalogue du comte de Fortsas. Mons: Emm. Hoyois, 1857." />
27 - 28 June 2005
"FORTSAS SALE" -- Emmanuel HOYOIS. Documents et particularités historiques sur le catalogue du comte de Fortsas. Mons: Emm. Hoyois, 1857.
Large 8o (273 x 173 mm). Yellow-paper issue. Wood-engraved title-vignette and illustrations. Contemporary red half morocco gilt (rubbed).
The principal source for our knowledge of the preparation, perpetration and aftermath of the hoax. Chalon more or less successfully prevented Hoyois from reprinting the Fortsas catalogue, but could do nothing about the publication of Hoyois' background story and the documents in his possession (including correspondence with collectors and commission bids). Added to the lot are Lessing Rosenwald's The Fortsas Catalogue (Bird & Bull Press, 1970), and Walter Klinefelter's The Fortsas Bibliohoax (Ward Schori, 1986). (3)
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