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Fakes, Lies, & Forgeries – Rare Books & Manuscripts from the Arthur and Janet Freeman Bibliotheca Fictiva Collection

decoration05 Oct. 2014|01 Feb. 2015

In 2011, Johns Hopkins University acquired the world’s most comprehensive collection of rare books and manuscripts on the history of forgery in the West, some 1,700 items spanning the ancient world to the 20th century. Now, the George Peabody Library at Johns Hopkins University shows treasures from the collection in a special exhibition exploring forgery as a creative literary form. Highlights include: editions of Jesus’ posthumous “Letter from Heaven,” eyewitness accounts of the Fall of Troy, the only surviving autograph of the martyr Thomas Beckett, annotated books from Shakespeare’s personal library,  and Alpine inscriptions recording Noah’s settlement of Vienna after the Flood.

An exhibition preview can be seen here.

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DATE
05 Oct. 2014|01 Feb. 2015
ADDRESS
17 East Mount Vernon Place
CITY
Baltimore
( UNITED STATES )
ORGANIZED BY
Johns Hopkins University (curator: Dr. Earle Havens, William Kurrelmeyer Curator of Rare Books & Manuscripts et al)
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