Hagan, William E. A Treatise on Disputed Handwriting and the Determination of Genuine from Forged Signatures. The Character and Composition of Inks and their Determination by Chemical Tests. New York: Banks & Brothers, 1894. 289 pp. Publisher's tan buckram hardcover, with chipped red and green gilt spine labels. Ex-private library with blindstamps on front free endpaper and title page. Internally clean and bright. Very good. $50. * First edition. Interesting early treatise on forged handwriting by the foremost contemporary expert. In separate chapters, at the end of the volume, Hagan discusses the following cases: the Morley Letter, the Davis Will Case, the Lewis Will Case, the Gordon Will case and the Theodore Hunter Will case. HLC I:843.
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