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Fortsas catalogue

Renier Hubert Ghislain Chalon

Fortsas catalogue

a facsimile

by Renier Hubert Ghislain Chalon

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Published by Philobiblon Club in [Philadelphia] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Imaginary books and libraries.,
  • Manuscripts, French -- Facsimiles.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementwith an introduction by Lessing J. Rosenwald.
    ContributionsRosenwald, Edith Goodkind, donor., Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsZ1024 .C43 1970
    The Physical Object
    Pagination13, [6] p. :
    Number of Pages13
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3916747M
    LC Control Number81482877

    The Fortsas Catalogue was publish­ ed in —a small book purporting to be the catalogue of the private library of a certain Count J. N, A. de Fortsas of Blnche. in Belgium. Although the book consisted of but fourteen pages and listed only fifty-two titles, it stirred up a veritable teapot tempest among the wise heads. The reason.


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The Fortsas Catalogue. A Facsimile, with an Introduction By Lessing J. Rosenwald [Rosenwald, Lessing J.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Fortsas Catalogue. A Facsimile, with an Introduction By Lessing J.

Rosenwald. The Fortsas Catalogue is reproduced in French. The colophon at the rear states that Fortsas catalogue book book has been designed Fortsas catalogue book Melbert B.

Carey, Jr., and George W. Van Vechten, Jr., and set Author: Walter. Klinefelter. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the Fortsas catalogue book Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

The Fortsas Catalogue: A Facsimile [Limited Edition] North Hills, PA: Printed for the Philobiblion Club, Bird & Bull Press, First Thus.

Limited to copies of which this is no. Slim quarto (cm.); original Fortsas catalogue book cloth-backed marbled boards, spine lettered in black; 13pp.; 4 mounted facsimile plates; staplebound facsimile catalogue laid into chemise mounted inside rear cover.

North Hills, PA. Bird & Fortsas catalogue book Press, Limited edition. Hardcover. /2 by 12 inches. 13 pages plus catalogue facsimile in pocket at rear board.

Cloth spine with marbled paper boards. Typical slight discoloration in gutters which continues into text, but fades as it gets away from boards, appears to be offset from glue in binding. Otherwise in excellent condition. The Fortsas Catalogue, printed in has within its pages one of the greatest invisible libraries ever written: Fortsas catalogue book invisible library being a collection of book that have never existed outside an author’s imagination.

The Fortsas catalog consists of fictitious books, supposedly belonging to Jean Nepumucene Auguste Pichauld, Comte de Fortsas.

The bogus auction Fortsas catalogue book an elaborate hoax, perpetrated in. In the summer ofmany wealthy and prominent book collectors received a short catalog detailing fifty-two books from the library of the late “Count Fortsas” of Belgium, to be Fortsas catalogue book in Fortsas’s hometown of Binche at an August 10 th auction.

The selection was small, but its prestige was great. There's a short biographical sketch and introduction to the Fortsas catalogue book here, or you can go directly Fortsas catalogue book the books by browsing le Comte's catalogue (sorting by the 'entry date' column will allow you to browse in numerical order, starting with Entry 3; if you read the intro you'll quickly learn why 1.

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Shipping charged depending on destination and weight. Please email to place an order. Thank you. Anthropology. The Fortsas catalogue.

Bellen LV(1). Author information: (1)Ecole de bibliothéconomie, Université de Montréal. Examines two items in Sir William Osler's Bibliotheca Osleriana, both relating to the Fortsas library sale hoax of Author: Bellen Lv. Walter Klinefelter's The Fortsas Bibliohoax was first printed in for the Carteret Book Club, Fortsas catalogue book revised and expanded in by the Fortsas catalogue book of Ward Schori in a lovely edition of copies.

It includes a translated, annotated version of the original Fortsas catalogue from Fortsas catalogue book, plus introductory and concluding essays by Klinefelter and a. With a Reprint of the Fortsas Catalogue and Bibliographical Notes and Comment by Weber De Vore.

Newark: Carteret Book Club, [8], 70, [3] p. Cloth-backed boards. Fortsas catalogue book. One of numbered copies designed by Melbert B. Cary, Jr., and George W. Van Vechten, Jr., and printed at the Press of the Woolly Whale for the members of the Carteret Book Club. From the Wikipedia page [1] The Fortsas hoax refers to an incident in Binche, Belgium, in That year, booksellers, librarians, and collectors of rare books throughout Europe received a catalogue describing a collection of rare books to be auctioned.

The catalogue printed by Renier Chalon for the Fortsas “sale”. [public domain] via Wikimedia Commons {{PD}}. “The Fortsas Bibliohoax, or how a Belgian collector fooled book lovers for the fun of it” I wrote this article for ‘s Book Collecting blog a few months ago now, but I only just found out that it was published.

The Fortsas Bibliohoax, an elaborate prank. The facsim. of the catalog ([4], 12 p. ; 22 cm.) is in a pocket inside lower cover. "The 'Avis' and the text of M. Polain's newspaper report of the sale are reproduced from the originals bound in with Mr.

Rosenwald's copy of the Catalogue"--Colophon. The Fortsas Hoax In the summer ofbooksellers and collectors throughout Europe received a catalog describing a remarkable book collection which would shortly be sold at auction in a sale to be held on Augin Binche, a small town in the southwest of Belgium.

“imaginary” libraries. This copy includes a facsimile plate of No. 47 in the Fortsas Catalogue, an catalogue sent to bibliographers of rare books describing a collection at auction. When the booksellers arrived for the auction, they learned that there was no auction and that the catalogue was an elaborate hoax on intellectuals.

OSLER LIBRARY NEWSLETTER McGILL UNIVERSITY, MONTREAL, CANADA NoFEBRUARY THE FORTSAS CATALOGUE* ne of the most ingenious hoaxes ever perpetrated in the small but inter-national world of bibliophiles and bibliographers is revealed in items of the Bibliotheca Osler-iana (fig.

They, particularly Bib. Oslo and Bib. Oslo. “To write vast books is a laborious nonsense, much better is to offer a summary as if those books actually existed.” — Jorge Luis Borges Catalogues of imaginary libraries are an obscure but fruitful area of collecting.

The tradition of imaginary books, which exist only within other books. The Fortsas Bibliohoax December 8, AM Subscribe Inbook collectors from around Europe flocked to the Belgian town of Binche hoping to buy at auction the late Jean Nepomucene Auguste Pichauld, Comte de Fortsas's collection of one-of-a-kind books.

The Catalogue Received: Publication of the Catalogue in the spring of put the name of Fortsas suddenly on the lips of bibliophiles across Europe and Britain. Up for grabs would be not one, but two(!) unknown Elzevir imprints (the Corpus juris civilis, ; and Il pentamerone in Italian, ).

The Fortsas Auction was famous because of the literal uniqueness of every item in its catalog; it was infamous because the event never took place. It is known to most book historians as The Fortsas Bibliohoax. Here’s a succinct account of the story from Author: Tarquin Tar.

Documents et particularités historiques sur le Catalogue du comte de Fortsas Emmanuel Henri François Hoyois E. Hoyois, - Imaginary books and libraries - pages.

A. de Fortsas, a sale-catalogue of 52 fictitious volumes, all supposedly unique. Jean Népomucène Auguste Pichauld, Comte de Fortsas, was portrayed as a recently deceased, wealthy collector of unique works.

On discovering the existence of another copy from his ‘unique’ collection elsewhere he would immediately purge it from his library. The Fortsas hoax refers to an incident in Binche, Belgium, in That year, booksellers, librarians, and collectors of rare books throughout Europe received a catalog describing a collection of rare books to be auctioned.

According to the message, Jean Nepomucene Auguste Pichauld, Comte de Fortsas, had been a collector of unique books — books of which only one copy was known to exist. This is our current catalog of in-print Anthropology by Fieldiana.

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Please call or email to place an order. Thank you. Anthropology sorted by title (This page may take a while to load!). Booksellers and rare book collectors descend upon Binche, Belgium, lured by a catalog announcing the auction of a collection of 52 extremely rare books owned by the Comte de Fortsas.

The books were truly unique, only one copy of each was known to exist, and the prospect of owning them caused great excitement.

Descripción: E. Hoyois, Libraire, [ ]., Mons, First edition of this very rare and notorious catalogue for the sale of the library of the comte de Fortsas in Mons, In that year, booksellers, librarians and collectors were surprised to receive copies of a sale catalogue for a remarkable library, containing just 52 books, each purporting to be a work or edition existing in a Format: Hardcover.

Count Fortsas Does Not Exist. Lyle Zapato | LMT Chalon then sent the collectors a catalog of these books (a copy of which can be found on Google Books), explaining that Count Fortsas' nonbibliophilic son wished to auction off the collection.

As planned, the collectors were beyond excited about the undiscovered, one-of-a-kind. In Kloss's catalogue (London,p. no. ) is noted another edition of the curious story of Mélusine, but that one was printed at Antwerp by Gerard Leeu in M.

Kloss is mistaken in thinking that there is only one edition of Mélusine in Flemish; besides our own, there also exists a third, printed at Antwerp in by Henri. "Fortsas Catalogue" as a gift from his father. It is in the collection with the Brumley letter bound in. On October 16 he bought several books with a cousin at Southampton just be-fore sailing for France.

At the end of the year he was on the Somme with the 59th Brigade, Battery A, ofthe Royal Artillery and seeing a. The catalogue seemed calculated to excite the interest of collectors and all the book-hunters of Europe were in wild anticipation of the sale.

What made the Fortsas library so intriguing is that it was composed entirely of unique copies. In the booth of Justin Croft Antiquarian Books, for example, you may encounter the rare first edition catalogue of the notorious Fortsas library catalogue. I first heard about this infamous 19th-century literary hoax in Joel Silver’s Winter 18 column, “Fake (Book) News.” In short, a prankster issued an auction catalogue of remarkable.

The Fortsas Catalogue advertised the sale of the library of the late Jean-Népomucène-Auguste Pichauld, Comte de Fortsas (). In life, the Comte de Fortsas had amassed a truly unique library. His only rule, when acquiring a book, was that it had.

FORTSAS, COMTE DECatalogue d’une très-riche mais peu nombreuse collection de livres provenant de la bibliothèque de feu M.r le Comte J.-N.-A. de Fortsas, dont le vente seraà Binche, le 10 aoûtà onze heures du matin, en l'étude et par le ministère de M.e Mourlon, Notaire, rue de l'Eglise, n.o 9. Mons: Em.

Hoyois, vo ( x mm.), [4], 12pp., vignette on title-page, with. The Fortsas Catalogue advertised the sale of the library of the late Jean-Nepomucene-Auguste Pichauld, Comte de Fortsas (). In life, the Comte de Fortsas had amassed a library built upon the desire that every book he owned must be so rare that his be the only copy in existence.

Miniature book collecting is an occupation that can quickly take over your life. Miniature books cover a great range of time periods, geographical regions, and subjects. To restrain my collecting impulses, I only collect non-dollhouse miniature books if they fall into one of my other areas of interest, such as women bibliophiles, imaginary books, or books about.

Mystifications. Some are actually mystifying and some only seem to be. some pseudo science, literary hoaxes, fantastic travels. i have a real good time not trying to find the line. almost every book in my goodreads shelves is eligable for this lists.

a representitive sampling sounds good, but never seems to satisfy. would take days, its all the same list. The Fortsas bibliohoax. With a reprint of the Fortsas catalogue and Bibliographical notes and comment by Weber de Vore. New York: Press of the Woolly Whale, 8vo (21 cm; ").

[6], 71, [3] pp. books, however, will find pdf great deal of interest in The Bibliographer for it is pdf of the activities of English bookman in the Victorian era". Webber, Some of the articles are The New English Dictionary, The Fortsas Catalogue, Autographs in Books(Hazlitt), and The Romance and Reality of Dedications.

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