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

Hoaxes, fakes, and other schemes are no strangers in the rare books world. Literary hoaxes may not always be easy to spot, but their motivations – money, prestige, revenge, and other personal gain – are typically straightforward. On rare occasions, however, a scheme appears seemingly for no reason other than its creator’s own entertainment.

The Fortsas Bibliohoax […] is an unusually clever example of such a game.

In the summer of 1840, many wealthy…

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