- New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1889.
- stapled, original self paper wrappers.
- 32 pages.
Price: $64.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 53757
Entries for 13 early Ruskin publications, with different editions, notes, excerpts, etc. Part 1 of a 19-part bibliography compiled by Smart and edited by T.J. Wise. Ruskin was not one of Wise's great successes, but he did produce 6 or 7 Ruskin forgeries, and "legitimized" some of them by planting them in this bibliography, beginning with part 2 a few months later--the first instance of this practice by Wise (Barker/Collins: Sequel to an Inquiry, pp. 135, 138). This part 1, therefore, comes at a turning point in Wise's career: He was just completing the bankrupting of the Shelley Society, just starting his career as a bibliographer and abuser of bibliography, and had recently produced his first forgeries. Covers are soiled and chipped, with part of the back cover missing. Lacks paper covering on spine. Covers, half title partly detached. An unusual survival.