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Frauds

Frauds

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London: William Heinemann, 1957. An entertaining book by Aldington, on ‘some flagrant imposters & frauds’.  Thomas Griffiths Wainewright, George Psalmanazar, Roger Tichborne (‘The Tichborne Claimant’, who was the subject of an essay by Borges), Dr Graham & His Celestial Bed (Lady Hamilton was one of the early ‘operators’ of the ‘electrical’ bed), other medical frauds, Maundy Gregory, General Cambronne, etc.  A nice copy- attractive Broom-Lyne (who did many Anthony Powell djs) dust jacket is very bright & fresh- and now protected in a plastic sleeve).Book has boards slightly bowed, and a few minor ink notations, tape shadows on ffep.


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