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The Piltdown Forgery (First Edition, 1955)

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This is the first edition of the J S Weiner's book on the Piltdown Forgery, published in 1955 by Oxford University Press.

This was one of the most renowned cases of scientific fraud, with the author being one of the scientists whose investigations revealed the hoax in 1953. The Piltdown hoax is prominent for two reasons: the attention it generated around the subject of human evolution, and the length of time, over 40 years, that elapsed from its alleged initial discovery in 1912 to its definitive exposure as a composite forgery.

A fascinating story not just for those with an interest in archaeology. Illustrated with a number of photographs it also includes a useful index.

There is an ex-libris sticker reading: 'Dr M J V Bull' with an Oxford address.

Complete with original dust jacket with a small amount of wear and small tears. The boards have a dark stain, however the pages are in good clean condition.

Item details

Author(s):
J S Weiner
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
13.7 cm by 20.1 cm
Edition:
First Edition, 1955
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
214
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
The Piltdown Forgery

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This is the first edition of the J S Weiner's book on the Piltdown Forgery, published in 1955 by Oxford University Press.

This was one of the most renowned cases of scientific fraud, with the author being one of the scientists whose investigations revealed the hoax in 1953. The Piltdown hoax is prominent for two reasons: the attention it generated around the subject of human evolution, and the length of time, over 40 years, that elapsed from its alleged initial discovery in 1912 to its definitive exposure as a composite forgery.

A fascinating story not just for those with an interest in archaeology. Illustrated with a number of photographs it also includes a useful index.

There is an ex-libris sticker reading: 'Dr M J V Bull' with an Oxford address.

Complete with original dust jacket with a small amount of wear and small tears. The boards have a dark stain, however the pages are in good clean condition.

Author(s):
J S Weiner
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
13.7 cm by 20.1 cm
Edition:
First Edition, 1955
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
214
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
The Piltdown Forgery

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