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by Larry McMurtry,W. Thomas Taylor

Texfake: An Account of the Theft and Forgery of Early Texas Printed Documents download ebook
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0935072209
ISBN13:
978-0935072204
Author:
Larry McMurtry,W. Thomas Taylor
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W. Thomas Taylor; 1st edition (1991)
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180 pages
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1223 kb
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Taylor discusses in detail all of the printed Texas documents known to have been forged or fabricated and includes a census of every known copy, genuine or fake.

This book provides a thorough investigation of a series of forgeries of early Texas documents that shook the book . Designed by W. Thomas Taylor and printed letterpress at his press.

This book provides a thorough investigation of a series of forgeries of early Texas documents that shook the book world when they were first publicly disclosed in 1988. Large octavo, quarter cloth over illustrated boards. Note: There were 70 copies specially bound and signed.

Austin: W. Thomas Taylor, 1991. 140 pages, including 39 illustrations. With an introduction by Larry McMurtry, who promises to "slap on a little of color that Tom Taylor has had to leave off," this book is the definitive stud into the series of nefarious book dealings in Texas that have had world-wide consequences. Fine, at publication price. Bookseller Inventory 8474. Ask Seller a Question.

Thomas Taylor, Larry McMurtry," The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 85, no. 3 (SEPTEMBER 1991): 312-316. Of all published articles, the following were the most read within the past 12 months.

Author: W. Thomas Taylor; Larry McMurtry. ISBN: 0935072209, 9780935072204 Publisher: Texas State Historical Association.

W. Thomas Taylor (author). Austin rare book dealer Taylor lays out the facts concerning the forgeries: who made them; when and how they were made; how they were discovered; and whether or not the dealers involved know what they were selling. He also reveals for the first time the devastating impact of the looting of Texas libraries by thieves in the 1960s. Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Larry McMurtry's introduction delivers on his promise to "slap on a little of the color that Tom Taylor has had to leave of.

TEXASVILLE A NOVEL BY Larry McMurtry Praise for Larry McMurtry’s . She had thirty or forty T-shirts with lines from hillbilly songs printed on them

TEXASVILLE A NOVEL BY Larry McMurtry Praise for Larry McMurtry’s Texasville As Texasville unfolds, sentences practically tumble over one another in a race for laughs. Though Thalia is a small north Texas town, Texasville is really about contemporary America. But it is above all entertaining. She had thirty or forty T-shirts with lines from hillbilly songs printed on them. Every time she heard a lyric which seemed to her to express an important truth, she had a T-shirt printed.

Illustration by Jillian Tamaki. What books are currently on your night stand? James Lees-Milne’s The Milk of Paradise (Volume 12 of the Diaries); Eric Newby’s Slowly Down the Ganges. The author, most recently, of The Last Kind Words Saloon says that meth-heads are the worst part of being a bookseller. Anyone can walk into our bookstore in the age of meth - it’s a constant worry.

Texfake is the result of three years of investigation into the scandal surrounding the 1988 discovery of forged copies of the Texas Declaration of Independence. The New York Times, Texas Monthly, and The New Yorker all carried articles on the affair, but this is the definitive account of the history and impact of the Texas forger and his wares.Austin rare book dealer Taylor lays out the facts concerning the forgeries: who made them; when and how they were made; how they were discovered; and whether or not the dealers involved know what they were selling. He also reveals for the first time the devastating impact of the looting of Texas libraries by thieves in the 1960s.Taylor discusses in detail all of the printed Texas documents known to have been forged or fabricated and includes a census of every known copy, genuine or fake. The thirty-nine illustrations demonstrate how to distinguish between genuine and forged copies.Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Larry McMurtry's introduction delivers on his promise to "slap on a little of the color that Tom Taylor has had to leave off." McMurtry offers an amusing but clear-eyed account of the principal dealers in the affair, Dorman David and John Jenkins, and their "top-speed stampede through the trade" from the perspective of a former employee of David's bookshop and later a dealer who knew both men.