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THE FORGER'S SPELL Edward Dolnick SIGNED HCDJ 1stED

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2008

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The Forger's Spell by Edward Dolnick. SIGNED DATED BY AUTHOR CONDITION: EXCELLENT Condition. AS NEW. ATTRIBUTES: Hardcover with Dust jacket. CATALOG INFO: HarperCollins Publishers, 2008. ISBN: 978-0060825416 DESCRIPTION SYNOPSIS SUBJECT - CATEGORY PAYMENT SHIPPING POLICY ABOUT seaside*collectibles DESCRIPTION FIRST PRINTING. FIRST EDITION. SIGNED DATED BY AUTHOR. Photos, illustrated. Extensive notes, bibliography and index. UNCOMMON. SYNOPSIS "Edgar Award-winning author Edward Dolnick relays the true story of the "greatest art hoax of the 20th century" in a thrilling narrative full of facinating characters, vivid details, and keen insights. The technical specifics describing how Dutch artist Han van Meegeren created Vermeer forgeries that fooled the world make for gripping reading. Dolnick's psychological analyses of why they fooled the world are more riveting still. And the fact that a high raking Nazi was among the biggest vctims of the implausable yet tremendsly successful scam adds even more drama to this astonishing historical tale. Prepare to be deeply entranced!" --CH "As riveting as a World War II thriller, The Forger's Spell is the true story of Johannes Vermeer and the small-time Dutch painter who dared to impersonate him centuries later. The con man's mark was Hermann Goering, one of the most reviled leaders of Nazi Germany and a fanatic collector of art. It was an almost perfect crime. For seven years a no-account painter named Han van Meegeren managed to pass off his paintings as those of one of the most beloved and admired artists who ever lived. But, as Edward Dolnick reveals, the reason for the forger's success was not his artistic skill. Van Meegeren was a mediocre artist. His true genius lay in psychological manipulation, and he came within inches of fooling both the Nazis and the world. Instead, he landed in an Amsterdam court on trial for his life." PW "When it comes to forgery and its ability to fascinate, the bigger the better, and the greater the audacity the more compelling. In the story of a two-bit Dutch painter, Han Van Meegeren, who had the nerve to take on that most rarefied of his artistic compatriots, Johannes Vermeer, author Edward Dolnick has hit the mother lode." --LAT ABOUT Edward Dolnick A brilliant American writer, formerly a science writer at the Boston Globe. He has been published in the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times Magazine, and the Washington Post, among other publications. His books include Madness on the Couch : Blaming the Victim in the Heyday of Psychoanalysis (1998) and Down the Great Unknown : John Wesley Powell's 1869 Journey of Discovery and Tragedy Through the Grand Canyon (2001). Dolnick's book The Rescue Artist: A True Story of Art, Thieves, and the Hunt for a Missing Masterpiece. (2005) โ€” an account of the 1994 theft, and eventual recovery, of Edvard Munch's The Scream from Norway's National Gallery in Osloโ€”won the 2006 Edgar Award in the Best Crime Fact category. His most recent book, The Forger's Spell (2008), describes the 1930-40s forging of Johannes Vermeer paintings by a critic-detesting Dutch artist, accepted as "masterpieces" by art experts until the artist's confession and trial in 1945. He lives in the Washington, D.C. area, is married with two children and a houseful of dogs. The leader of the pack, at present, is a 140-pound Great Pyrenees. SUBJECT - CATEGORY SUBJECT - CATEGORY Non-Fiction SIGNED BY AUTHOR UNCOMMON RARE EDITIONS 1ST PRINTING Vermeer, Van Meegeren, Woman Taken, The Hague, The Art of Painting, Boymans Museum, Pearl Earring, Carin Hall, Frans Hals, The Milkmaid, Van Beuningen, Albert Blankert, Van Wijngaarden, New York, National Gallery, Rembrandt Society, Arthur Wheelock, Van Gogh, Last Supper, World War, The Lacemaker, Reich Marshal, Abraham Bredius, Isaac Blessing Jacob, Diederik Kraaijpoel, The Procuress Arts Reference Art Identification Military World War II Europe History Criticism Regional European Collecting Collection Collectable ref: bkspell SIGNED OUR PAYMENT SHIPPING POLICIES POLICY SHIPPING POLICY Payment Options: ECheck, MasterCard, American Express or Visa Credit Card through PayPal. Shipping Options: More than one item awarded from us at seaside*collectibles? We'll consolidate all of the shipping costs in this bid period. OUR FREE SHIPPING OFFER EXTENDS TO USA MAINLAND ONLY. Shipping/handling charges include USPS Media Mail with delivery confirmation. USPS Priority, Federal Express delivery are optional. International bidders are welcome. Customer Service Shipping Policy: International rates will be based on location and preferred shipping method. Payment must be received from buyer within 3 days after the close of thesale as per requirements. California Residents pay 9.25% Sales tax. Items lost or damaged in transit are the buyer/carrier responsibility. All shipping/handling fees are to be prepaid by the buyer. ABOUT seaside*collectibles Our goal at seaside*collectibles is to provide a first-rate product, excellent customer service and satisfaction. Our Customer Promise. All items as described and well packaged for shipping. We want you to visit oursale site again and again. BE SURE TO VIEW OUR OTHERsaleS!!! All contents photographs copyright 2000-11 Seaside*Collectibles/Spindrift Cove. All rights reserved.
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