Reprint of the original edition (Bruxelles: Gay et Douce, 1879). Cloth. Oversized Octavo. pp.viii. 113. This scholarly bibliography is concerned with books that were, for whatever reason, given false or imaginary imprints. The reason was most likely fear of retaliation from offended parties. Mostly the offended parties were governments who did not approve of the political views expressed in these works, or religious leaders who opposed what they believed to be the heretical views. In either case, false imprints served to disguise the true author and origin of the book and thereby attempt to evade retribution. Another reason for a false imprint was piracy. False imprints could disguise the identity and location of those attempting to pirate the work of others. Brunet's work is an important and rare contribution to the literature of false or fictitious imprints. He describes 500 books in ample detail, including all the basic information, plus useful annotations. Besterman 2272.