N.P. University of Michigan, 1954. small 8vo. paper wrappers, paper cover label. (iii), 16 pages. A facsimile of the original printing; limited to 800 copies printed for the Clements Library Associates. With an introduction by Howard H. Peckham, Director. READ MORE
S Prílohami; Knihy O Knihách Svazek Pátý
Praha: (Arthur Novák), 1928. 12mo. quarter vellum, matching paper-covered slipcase, top edge gilt. (viii), xx, 41, (17) pages. S Prílohami; Knihy O Knihách Svazek Pátý. Edition limited to 560 copies, of which 60 on Holland rag paper are hand-numbered. (Sánka-Bubla 1277) This is one of the 500 regular copies. Issued to mark the centennial of the original publication of Bodoni's manual, this is volume 5 in the "Books about Books" Library directed and published by... READ MORE
London: The Holland Press, 1960. 4to. decorated paper cover boards, paper spine labels. lxxii, 267; (iv), 279 pages. 2 volumes. One of 500 copies. An exact facsimile of the famous Bodoni specimen book - manual originally printed in Parma by the Presso la Vedova in 1818. While lacking the slipcase, this two volume set is in near-pristine condition. READ MORE
With a preface by Robin N. Downes.
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Books, 1990. 8vo. cloth. xvi, 162 pages. With a preface by Robin N. Downes. First edition. Contains 13 papers and 4 floor discussions from this conference which covered all aspects of forgery and its impact on collectors, libraries and bookdealers. Includes important information on the Texas forgeries, methods of handling appraisals and tax donations, legal implications, and forgery detection. Presentation dated 1990 from the bookseller participate in this conference, Jennifer... READ MORE
Nouv. édition, revue, corrigée, augmentée, et ornée de vingt lithographies.
Paris: Chez Leonce Laget, 1978. thick small 8vo. cloth. (iv), xxxvi, 304 pages. Nouv. édition, revue, corrigée, augmentée, et ornée de vingt lithographies. Photo-facsimile re-publication in 500 copies of the Paris, Roret, 1839 edition (See Twyman, Lithography 1800-1850, p.264; Bigmore & Wyman I,80). Six plates. Issued as part of the series entitled Encyclopédie-Roret. With the bookplate and pencil signature of Gavin Bridson. READ MORE
Philadelphia: William Brotherhead, 1861. 4to. later cloth. viii, 114 pages. First edition. The letter reproduced from Read is addressed to John Dickinson, from Rodney to George Read and McKean to Rodney. Each of these letters are accompanied by an engraving of the signer's home. Ex library copy with markings. One leaf with tear. READ MORE
London: The Folio Society, 2007. 4to. Facsimile volume half leather, decorated cloth, gilt decoration with raised bands on spine; companion volume quarter cloth, paper-covered boards, label on front board, in decorated clamshell box. 42, (4) pages; 162 pages. 2 volumes. Limited, numbered edition of 1750, with 25 lettered copies not for sale also printed. Facsimile of the "Holkham Bible Picture Book," Additional MS 47682, British Library. Acquired by the British Library in 1952, the manuscript... READ MORE
Wolfenbüttel: Herzog August Bibliothek, (1996). square 8vo. paper-covered boards. 55+(1) pages. Annotated facsimile of Franz Ernst Brückmann's Epistola Itineraria LXXXVI, originally published in Germany in 1740. Brückmann was a noted doctor and naturalist; he published several treatises on the natural sciences during the 18th century. Original text in Latin and French with red type; Germany commentary printed in black. Illustrated with 10 engravings, one of which folds out. READ MORE
10 volumes in 5.
New York: AMS Press, 1966. small 8vo. cloth. viii,471,(3),xvi,400; viii,440,(2),xv,(i),430; xv,(i),431+(1),xv,(i),440; viii,439+(1),xvi,431+(1); vii,(i),447+(1), xxii,416 pages. 10 volumes in 5. Reprint of the periodical printed by T. Bensley for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme and J. White in London from 1805 to 1809. (NCBEL III, 1270; Lowndes I, 296) Published in installments over the course of several years, this was Brydges first extensive compilation of antiquarian literary material. He based his design on the previous works... READ MORE
New York: Arno Press, 1973. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. viii,129; 55; 96 (and 4 plates); (ii),63 pages. Facsimile reprints of four important publications. Part of the Literature of photography series. Includes C. N. Bennett, Elements of photogravure, 1927 (Roosens & Luc Salu 8249) A. Maskell & R. Demachy, Photo-aquatint or the gumbichromate process, 1897 (Roosens & Luc Salu 7915) F. J. Mortimer & S. L. Coulthurst, The oil and bromoil process, 1909 (Roosens & Luc... READ MORE
(Paisley, Scotland: Gleniffer Press, 1987). miniature book (6.4 x 4.6 cm). dark blue leather stamped in silver, marbled endpapers, inserted in plastic box with red felt lining and printed title on leaf. (iv), 240 pages. Limited to 500 numbered copies signed by the publisher, Ian Macdonald. Facsimile reprint in miniature of this famous book. With the miniature bookplate of Kathryn Rickard on the front pastedown. READ MORE
London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1956. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 196 pages. First edition. Six sections, each containing numerous chapters on book-collecting. Includes chapters on Thomas J. Wise, Michael Sadleir, Wilmarth Lewis, D.B. Updike, Stanley Morison, collecting detective fiction, and two chapters entitled "Two Footnotes to an Enquiry." Small chip out of top of back hinge of jacket. READ MORE
New York: Haskell House, 1971. 8vo. cloth. xii, 400 pages. Reprint of first edition. A classic piece of literary detective work in which the authors expose Thomas J. Wise as a forger by their study of type specimens, paper and study of the text of various 19th century pamphlets. READ MORE
London: Constable & Co. 1934. 8vo. cloth, top edge gilt, dust jacket. xii, 400 pages. 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. Small piece of jacket is chipped away at head of spine. The jacket is price clipped. Well preserved copy. READ MORE
London: Constable & Co. 1934. 8vo. cloth, top edge gilt, dust jacket. xii, 400 pages. 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 signed by both authors on the half-title. Very rare to... READ MORE
London: The Scolar Press, (1983). 8vo. full leather for first two volumes and half leather for third, slipcase. 10, xii, 400, 11-41; 394; 27 pages. Limited to 80 numbered copies. The entire set is contained in a slipcase. Out of print on publication. The actual 1854 first edition by the Brownings which is enclosed was used as the model for which Wise and Forman based their forgeries. It, in itself, is becoming rare. This third... READ MORE
4 volumes, the complete set.
Oxford: Privately printed, 1967, 1967, 1969, 1970. small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 4 volumes, the complete set. Reprints of first editions of first two titles (same year as first edition) and first editions of second two titles. Includes PRECIS OF PADEN OR THE SOURCES OF `THE NEW TIMON'. (ii), 24 pages. Limited to 200 copies; THE FORGERIES OF TENNYSON'S PLAYS. (ii), 21 pages. Limited to 200 copies; THE MYSTERY OF `THE DEATH OF BALDER'. (ii)... READ MORE
3 volumes (of 4)
Oxford: Privately printed, 1967, 1969, 1970. small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (ii), 21+(1); (ii), 21; (ii), 36 pages. 3 volumes (of 4). First editions of all parts. Includes 2. THE FORGERIES OF TENNYSON'S PLAYS. (ii), 21 pages. Limited to 140 copies; 3. THE MYSTERY OF `THE DEATH OF BALDER'. (ii), 21 pages. Limited to 200 copies; four. GORFIN'S STOCK. (ii), 36 pages. Limited to 400 copies. This set once belonged to Wise's bibliographer, William Todd... READ MORE
Paris, France: La Librarie "Les Neuf Muses" (1982). 4to. cloth. lvi, 880, plates. Text in French. Reprint of this 19th century auction catalogue. In 1885, the autograph collector A. Bovet put up for sale all of his autograph collection excepting autographs of composers and singers. This auction catalogue by É. Charavay lists 2,137 lots in ten sections: heads of governments, statesmen and political personnages, French Revolution, military figures, scientists and explorers, writers, dramatic artists, painters-sculptors-architects... READ MORE
London: (The Scolar Press, 1973). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (iv), xxvii, 307 pages. Facsimile reprint of the 1777 first edition, second printing. (Rothschild 589; Ashley Library Catalogue Volume 10, p.75 where Wise reproduces the title page facing page 75). With a two page introductory note unique to this printing. Chatterton was born in Bristol in 1752 and died by suicide in his 17th year. Considered to be insane, he nevertheless created a series of forged... READ MORE
Detroit: Gale Research Group, (1972). large 8vo. cloth. xx, 419+(1) pages. Facsimiles of auction catalogues describing the sale of items that became part of the great Hawthorne collections. Includes an essay in the appendix by Matthew J. Bruccoli called "Hawthorne as a Collector's Item, 1885-1924." READ MORE