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Post Posted:: December 10th, 2016, 10:21 am 

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The Gentle Art of Faking by Riccardo Nobili (1859 - 1939).



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In analysing the Faker one must dissociate him from the common forger; his semi-artistic vocation places him quite apart from the ordinary counterfeiter; he must be studied amid his proper surroundings, and with the correct local colouring, so to speak, and his critic may perchance find some slight modicum of excuse for him. Beside him stand the Imitator, from whom the faker often originates, the tempter who turns the clever imitator into a faker, and the middleman who lures on the unwary collector with plausible tales.

It is not the object of this volume to study the Faker by himself, but to trace his career through the ages in his appropriate surroundings, and compare the methods adopted by him at various periods of history, so far as they may be obtained. (from the Preface)



  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/53638
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Riccardo Nobili) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riccardo_Nobili
    • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
    • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 26
    • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: Yes
    • Original publication date (if known): 1922
    • If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:
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    Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Art, Design & Architecture

    Keywords that describe the book: forgery, art forgery

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  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Preface to The Gentle Art of Faking. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
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      "The Gentle Art of Faking, A History of the Methods of Producing Imitations & Spurious Works of Art from the Earliest Times up to the Present Day, by Riccardo Nobili. Preface"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of The Gentle Art of Faking by Riccardo Nobili. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
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      "[Chapter title]"

    END of recording:
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      "End of Chapter [number]"
    • Only if applicable, say:
      "...and Part [number]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of The Gentle Art of Faking, by Riccardo Nobili."

    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename gentleartoffaking_##_nobili_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. gentleartoffaking_01_nobili_128kb.mp3)
  • Example ID3 V2 tags
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    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Album: The Gentle Art of Faking


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    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: lt - Lynnet
    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.


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    Please post below

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Post Posted:: December 10th, 2016, 10:30 am 

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I'll start on this once I finish my current recording (which hopefully should be tomorrow), but I thought it would be good to get this up and running first (and to get it before anyone else gets inspired by the post on Book Suggestions [and I should note I thought of doing this before that post was posted {Woo, nested brackets!}]...).

I only hope the amount of Latin, and Latin and Greek names lessens after the first few chapters. Here are my notes for Chapter 2, for example:

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And this is for a chapter of only about 3,800 words...

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Post Posted:: December 10th, 2016, 3:19 pm 
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Well, if you're up for reading it, I'll MC it for you 8-)

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Post Posted:: December 10th, 2016, 3:25 pm 
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All set. We'll stay on the launch pad for a day or two to see if we can attract a DPL.
If you need anything else, just ask.
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Post Posted:: December 10th, 2016, 3:28 pm 

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Lynnet wrote:
Well, if you're up for reading it, I'll MC it for you 8-)

Oh, I'm going to do this!

To be honest, I kind of like working out the Latin. With how logical the rules of Latin pronunciation are, it's almost like a puzzle. Find the long vowels (Wiktionary is really useful for this), find the stressed syllable (penultimate if it has a long vowel, a diphthong, or a consonant at the end; antepenultimate otherwise), then rewrite it phonetically (this PDF is really useful for that).

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Post Posted:: December 10th, 2016, 4:26 pm 
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Well, I took Latin in school, back in The Dark Ages, but Greek is ... well, Greek to me :roll:

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Post Posted:: December 30th, 2016, 3:35 am 
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Moved to Going Solo. When you have a couple of sections recorded, you can advertise for a DPL.

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Post Posted:: December 30th, 2016, 3:42 am 

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Yeah, apologies for still not having anything recorded…

I should be able to start again in the new year.

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Post Posted:: December 30th, 2016, 10:22 am 
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JorWat wrote:
Yeah, apologies for still not having anything recorded…

I should be able to start again in the new year.

No worries. I haven't been recording over the Holiday either. But a solo is on your schedule, anyway. We just ask you check in every month or so to say you're still planning to do it.

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Post Posted:: January 23rd, 2017, 8:03 am 
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Would enjoy being dpl (though I can be of little assistance in the pronunciation of Greek/Latin names).
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Post Posted:: January 23rd, 2017, 8:06 am 

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craigdav1 wrote:
Would enjoy being dpl (though I can be of little assistance in the pronunciation of Greek/Latin names).
DaveC

I'd love to have you as my DPL again.

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Post Posted:: January 23rd, 2017, 9:40 am 
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Dave added as DPL.

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Post Posted:: January 23rd, 2017, 2:56 pm 

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And we are off!

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/gentleartoffaking_00_nobili_128kb.mp3

Nice short file to start off with.

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Post Posted:: January 23rd, 2017, 3:08 pm 
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0 PL OK.


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Post Posted:: January 25th, 2017, 4:04 pm 

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I just noticed this post saying that end silences can now be 5 seconds. As such, I have edited the first post, and will use five seconds for all my files.

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