Wynkyn de Worde Society


Fraud, Forgery and First Editions

Adam Douglas

Evening Reception

19 March at 6.15 p.m.
Art Workers’ Guild
6 Queen Square
London wc1n 3at


Adam has been in the antiquarian book trade since 1988. Currently Senior Specialist at Peter Harrington’s, there is little he doesn’t know about sharp practice, trickery and downright falsehood in the book trade and he tells a fascinating story of the traps for unwary traders.

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