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: 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, 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 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
Worchester: American Antiquarian Society, 1991. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. x, 271 pages. First edition. Contains an anthology of documents and first-hand accounts by Justin Schiller, Marcus McCorison, Robert Mathiesen, and others who represent institutions and individuals that were involved in the story of Mark Hofmann's "Oath of a Freeman" forgery. Illustrated with facsimiles. Jacket heavily rubbed. READ MORE
New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, (2001). small 8vo. paper-covered boards, dust jacket. (viii), 215+(1) pages. First edition. The authors of Used and Rare and Slightly Chipped are accompanied by their witty eight-year-old daughter, Emily, as they tour the Library of Congress ("114,000,000 books, so little time"), and entertain us with unorthodox behind-the-scenes looks at the Folger Library and Yale University's Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Other chapters include The New England Forger, Into... READ MORE
Philadelphia: (privately printed), 1946. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. pp. 85-96. Reprinted from To Doctor R. Mary Hyde writes about the Shakespeare forger, William Henry Ireland and bases her talk on manuscript material in the possession of Rosenbach. READ MORE
Paris: Paulin, 1849. 8vo. original printed paper wrappers with more modern paper covered spine. xvi, 327 pages. Second edition. A large mass of supposed evidence that showed Libri to be innocent of stealing books and manuscripts from French libraries. Reprints correspondence and newspaper accounts pertaining to the case. He is now known to be guilty. Slightly damp stained. READ MORE
New Castle, Delaware and Winchester: Oak Knoll Press and St. Paul's Bibliographies, 1996. 8vo. printed paper over boards. xi, 144 pages. Reprint of the first edition. The subject of the tenth conference on aspects of the book trade. Includes chapters on The Forgery of Printed Documents by Nicolas Barker, Forged Handwriting by Tom Davis, and Paper Pirates by Michael Harris. An interesting book which covers aspects of all the great forgers - Wise, Prokosch, Hofmann, etc. Illustrated. READ MORE