AN ENQUIRY INTO THE NATURE OF CERTAIN NINETEENTH CENTURY PAMPHLETS.
Carter, John and Graham Pollard
First edition. A classic piece of literary detective work in which the authors expose Thomas J. Wise as a forger by their work in type specimens, paper and study of the text of various 19th century pamphlets. A landmark book in the history of literary forgery. This copy has been inscribed by both authors on the free endpaper. Very rare to find a copy signed by both authors. Carter has written in his typical red ink "Unread, I notice, but I appreciate the goodwill. John Carter, 7 dec 70" and Pollard has added in blue ink beneath Carter's inscription "Signature authenicated by Graham Pollard, 29 Nov. 1973." With the bookplate of the noted collector, Abel Berland. Jacket rubbed along spine and hinges but rather well preserved.
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BIBLIOTHECA NUMMARIA II, BIBLIOGRAPHY OF 17TH CENTURY NUM...
by Dekesel, Christian Edmond.
First edition. The second part of Dekesel's Bibliotheca Nummaria. The first volume, a bibliography of 16th century numismatic books, was contained in one volume. As evidence of the field's expansion, this second volume, covering 17th century publications, is a three book set. With listings for 2825 numismatic publications, each of which was personally located and most are illustrated with its title page. Extensive references to the holdings of hundreds of libraries. Each work is also ranked by numismatic relevance and assigned to one of twelve categories. Among these categories are catalogues of auctions of coins and numismatic books, coin-books used by money-changers, moral and religous dissertations on the abuse of money, and travel books with numismatic content. With foreword by A.M. Burnett, Keeper of Coins and Medals at the British Museum.