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1 CHASLES, Michel (1793-1880). “Response a la communication de M. Faugere.” In: Comptes Rendus, vol. 65.
Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1867. 1867 
4to. pp. 375-385. Entire volume: 1198 pp. Quarter dark brown morocco, morocco corners, marbled boards, gilt spine. Ex-library Carnegie Institution, Mount Wilson Observatory. Michel Chasles’ report to the Academy of Sciences on a collection of correspondence between Blaise Pascal and Sir Isaac Newton. “Chasles was a collector of autographs and manuscripts, and this interest allied with his credulity to cause him serious embarrassment. From 1861 to 1869 he was the victim of one of the most clever and prolific of literary forgers, Denis Vrain-Lucas. Chasles bought thousands of manuscripts, including a correspondence between Isaac Newton, Blaise Pascal, and Robert Boyle which established that Pascal had anticipates Newton in the discovery of the law of universal gravitation. Chasles presented these letters to the Academy in 1867 and took an active part in the furor that ensued (1967-1869(, vigorously defending the genuineness of the letters. In 1869 Vrain-Lucas was brought to trial and convicted. Chasles was forced to testify and had to admit to having purchased letters allegedly written by Galileo, Cleopatra, and Lazarus, all in French.” DSB. DSB III, pp. 212-215. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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2 SILLITOE, Linda & Allen D. ROBERTS. Salamander: The Story of the Mormon Forgery Murders. With a Forensic Analysis by George J. Throckmorton.
Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1988. 1988 0941214656 / 9780941214650 
8vo. xiii, 556 pp. Photos on plates, index. Quarter navy cloth with black paper sides, gilt-stamped spine title, dust-jacket. Fine. Perhaps the most important story of manuscript & document forgery of our day. ISBN: 0941214656 
Price: 22.00 USD
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3 [Wise, Thomas J.] PEDLEY, Katharine Greenleaf. Moriarty in the Stacks; the nefarious adventures of Thomas J. Wise.
Berkeley: Peacock Press, 1966. 1966 
22 cm. 27 pp. Frontis. port. Pale green printed wrappers; some fading. Very good. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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