Monday, April 29, 2013

How to Spot Fake Rare Books!!

I came across a CNBC aticle by Damiel Bukszpan titled How to Spot a Fake: Rare Books. In his article, Bukszpan writes:
According to CNBC "Treasure Detectives" art forgery expert Curtis Dowling, rare books are especially valuable collectors' items. They are also among the most frequently faked, and hardest to detect.
Fakers ply their trade by replicating the same sensations that anyone would perceive when walking into a used bookstore. It's one thing to make a book simply look old and weathered, a feat that can be accomplished with a little paint and an inscription dated back a century and a half. But it's necessary to fool all of the senses, especially touch and smell, to make the experienced collector accept a faked book as the genuine article. 
Click on above link to read the full article and to also watch a two minute video on how to spot a fake rare book.

Until my next post, happy reading!

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