- Folkestone: Dawsons of Pall Mall, 1971.
- small 8vo., cloth.
- variously paginated
Price: $550.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 17674
Reprint of the first edition which was limited to only 250 sets (Todd 420b). Each volume has an introduction by a famous person in the book world. Profusely illustrated and with full bibliographical descriptions of some of the scarcest books of English literature. Unfortunately included in this collection were the forgeries that Wise had printed himself and elevated to the level of rare first editions. This reprint contains the Ashley shelf marks of each of the books received by the British Museum marked in the margins and also contains a three page introduction by Simon Nowell-Smith. Very minor soiling to a few volumes. Volume IX with exlibris markings, else near fine. From the private reference library of Dorothy Sloan with a commemorative bookplate loosely inserted.