With an Introduction by Graham Pollard.
London: Bernard Quaritch, 1973. 8vo. paper wrappers. 37 pages and with an index. With an Introduction by Graham Pollard. Catalogue no. 926 issued by this bookseller and an important step in establishing Buxton Forman's guilt along with Wise in the forgery scandal. READ MORE
With an Introduction by Graham Pollard.
New York: The Colophon Ltd, 1937. 8vo. cloth. pp. (vi), 487-628. Literary criticism is addressed by Kenneth A. Fowler, Althea Bass writes about translating books, especially the Bible, into Amerind languages in early New England, "A Five-Foot Shelf of Literary Forgeries" is Mark Holstein's topic, and Walter Hart Blumenthal contributes "The Bouquet of Old Books." Index of Volume II. READ MORE
New York: The Colophon Ltd, 1935. 8vo. paper-covered boards. 159+(1) pages. The first in the New Series. Ruth Shepard Granniss on new books about paper, an article about Alexander Dumas by F.W. Reed, "Fly-specks and Folios," concerning forgeries, by Robert M. Smith, and Randolph G. Adams on early Bibles in America. READ MORE
New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, 1939. large 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, paper cover labels. 1206 items described. 2 volumes. Excellent collection of American and English literature. This American collector bought many of the Wise forgeries for his collection. Well preserved set. READ MORE
London: Society of Arts, 1819. 8vo. modern paper wrappers with paper cover and spine labels. (iv), 72 pages. First edition (Levis, p.468; Bridson & Wakeman B48; Goldsmith 22503; Kress C. 414). All six plates present. With the bookplate of Gavin Bridson. An important comment on the prevention of forgery. Contains a number of articles including: one by T.C. Hansard who proposed the use of Diamond type arranged in patterns (including an example plate); by T.... READ MORE
Edited by Fredson Bowers.
Charlottesville: Bibliographical Society, 1971. 8vo. cloth. 234 pages. Edited by Fredson Bowers. Article John Payne Collier's Great Forgery by Giles E. Dawson [pp. 1-26] Article The Bibliographical Description of Paper by G. Thomas Tanselle [pp. 27-67] Article Cupids Revenge (Q1) and Its Compositors Part I: Composition and Printing by Hans Walter Gabler [pp. 69-90] Article Printing Charges: Inference and Evidence by Keith I. D. Maslen [pp. 91-98] Article Woozles in Brontëland: A Cautionary Tale by... READ MORE
(London): British Library, 2003. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. (iv), xiii, (i), 514 pages. Selected Essays. Part of the British Library Studies in the History of the Book series. A collection of essays spanning forty years about books and texts, typography and early printing, history of the book, forgery, books and people, bookselling, and libraries. Introduction by Alan Bell. Includes some illustrations. Very minor shelf wear on book and dust jacket. READ MORE
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1978). thick 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xx, 565 pages. First edition. Co-edited by Herbert E. Koingelhofer and Kenneth W. Rendell. Introduction by Clifton Waller Barrett followed by sections on the Fundamentals, Rudiments and Areas in Which to Collect. Includes sections on forgery and forgers. Presentation from Diana Rendell dated 1978. Jacket chipped around edges. 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
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, England: Constable & Co., 1934. 8vo. cloth, top edge gilt, dust jacket. xii, 400 pages. First edition. Table of contents, acknowledgments, index. Four black and white plates. 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. Dust jacket is lightly chipped away at head of spine. The jacket... 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
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
New York: Burt Franklin, (1970). 8vo. cloth. 541+(1) pages. Reprint of the 1853 first edition. Contains Collier's notes to all 36 plays in the second folio of the collected works of William Shakespeare. The notes referred to were actually fabrications by Collier himself which led to his humilation when discovered. READ MORE
(Aldershot, England): Scolar Press, (1992). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xiv, 317 pages. First English edition. The book forgery of Thomas James Wise, disclosed in 1934 in John Carter and Graham Pollard's An Enquiry into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets, is perhaps the most notorious literary scandal of the 20th century. Wise, a bibliographer and book collector with the highest international reputation, was revealed to be the perpetrator of a stream of forgeries of... READ MORE
London: The Bibliographical Society, 1959. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. viii, 41 pages. First edition.This text contains within the details of Thomas J. Wise's theft of a multitude of pages from various plays and dramas that were held at several prestigious libraries and museums across England. These locations include the British Museum, the Ashley Library and the Wrenn Library at Cambridge. Wise's theft of numerous pages from more than 80 different plays and dramas has totaled... READ MORE
New York, NY: AMS Press, 1974. 8vo. cloth. xxvi, 15-266 pages. Reprint of the third edition. A volume in the Foundations of Criminal Justice series. New preface by Ordway Hilton, excerpt from the preface to the first edition, preface to the third edition, table of contents, introduction, ten appendices, list of illustrations, index. Black and white illustrations. READ MORE
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xiii, 454 pages. First edition. The newly researched story of Collier's rise as a noted scholar, to his fall as a result of his alleged forgery attempts. Illustrated with photographs. READ MORE