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Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 08:46:03 -0500
Subject: Re: (urth) PEACE: Morryster's _Marvells of Science_
From: Adam Stephanides 

on 5/7/02 10:25 AM, Jerry Friedman at jerry_friedman@yahoo.com wrote:

> "The Festival", according to the Invisible Library (which doesn't
> mention the Bierce story, though--I'll tell the Librarian about it).

Oops--I hadn't noticed this.  Sorry, didn't mean to be redundant.

> How certain is it that the _Marvells of Science_ in _Peace_, which
> I'll get around to someday, is another of Gold's forgeries?

Given that:

1) neither the National Union Catalog (hundreds of thick volumes compiling
the card catalogs of the Library of Congress and many other libraries), the
British Library Catalog, nor Google show any trace of the book's existence;

2) all the other books named in connection with Gold are forgeries (I
think); and

3) all the authors Bierce "cites" in the Devil's Dictionary seem to be his

it's a pretty safe bet that it's a forgery.  And there's no reason to think
that it isn't Gold's.



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