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1 Collins, Paul Banvard's Folly - Thirteen Tales of Renowned Obscurity,Famous Anonymity and Rotten Luck
London Picador 2001 0330486888 / 9780330486880 Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
A near Fine copy with near Fine dustjacket. John Banvard was a famous and prolific Victorian painter who became a millionaire, yet 35 years later he was buried in a pauper's grave in a frontier town in the Dakota territory. His most famous works destroyed and with no mention of him in reference books his name has been obliterated from history. This was the result of various calamities that befell him in his life. His story and 12 other equally fascinating ones make up this odd, funny and factual account proving that real life is stranger than fiction. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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