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HOAX -- The Inside Story of the Howard Hughes-Clifford Irving Affair
by Fay, Stephen; Chester, Lewis & Linklater, Magnus
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About This Item
New York: The Viking Press, 1972. A careful account of author Clifford Irving's forgery of a Howard Hughes biography that fooled a major New York City publisher and resulted in a literary hoax that made headlines with its discovery and Irving's subsequent arrest; with photos; text edges lightly soiled; text is clean, tight and square, lower end of spine slightly bumped; dustjacket shows some light soiling, minimal surface and edgewear, upper corner of inside front flap creased. Nice reading copy.. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.
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- H.W. Gumaer, Bookseller (US)
- Bookseller Inventory #
- HOAX -- The Inside Story of the Howard Hughes-Clifford Irving Affair
- Fay, Stephen; Chester, Lewis & Linklater, Magnus
- Book condition
- Used - Very Good
- Jacket condition
- Very Good
- First Edition, First Printing
- ISBN 10
- ISBN 13
- The Viking Press
- Place of Publication
- New York
- Date published
- True Crime, First Edition, Forgery, Literary Hoax, Con Game, New York, Switzerland
- Bookseller catalogs
- True Crime; Crime; Miscellaneous;
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