SKETCHES OF IMPOSTURE, DECEPTION, AND CREDULITY - 1840 SUPERSTITIONS HOAX FRAUD
SKETCHES OF IMPOSTURE, DECEPTION, AND CREDULITY
Book Details + Condition: Bradbury & Evans (London). Second Edition, 1840. 368 pages. Hardcover. Measures 6.5"x4.5". Written by Richard A. Davenport as a guide to the many frauds and delusions of the time. Chapters include "Hindoo and Other Oriental Superstitions,"The South Sea Bubble," Medical Delusions and Fraud," and more. Frontispiece of Joan of Arc. Marked as property of Indianapolis Public Library, with stamp to lower text block, markings on spine, bookplate on inside front board, and perforated stamp on title page. Binding remains firm; general wear to boards; foxing to frontis, otherwise interior is clean and free of markings.