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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1966. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 220 pages. First edition. Includes comments on Thomas J. Wise, J.P. Morgan, the Duke of Windsor and others. Fine in near-fine dust-jacket. READ MORE about RARE BOOKS AND ROYAL COLLECTORS, MEMOIRS OF AN ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLER
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 7992
London: Privately printed, 1927. 4to. red cloth, beveled edges, top edge gilt, others uncut. xxii, 136 pages. First edition, limited to 130 copies. Printed on Antique paper (Todd 124b). Some foxing of preliminary pages. Scarce. READ MORE about TWO LAKE POETS, A CATALOGUE OF PRINTED BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS AND AUTOGRAPH LETTERS BY WILLIAM...
Price: $300.00 Order nr. 92881
London: Dawsons, 1965. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xv, 255 pages. Reprint of the 1917 first edition. With twenty-five reproductions. Jacket chipped at top of spine. READ MORE about A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE WRITINGS IN PROSE AND VERSE OF THE MEMBERS OF THE BRONTË FAMILY
Price: $40.00 Order nr. 14582
London: Printed for Private Circulation, 1928. small 4to. polished cloth, top edge gilt, others uncut. xxvii, 144, (2) pages. Limited to 200 copies. (Todd 117b). With numerous plates printed on glossy paper bound-in. Lengthy introduction by Ethel Colburn Mayne. (d. 1941) She was a biographer, novelist, and translator who also wrote for the Yellow Book under the pseudonym Francis Huntley. She published on Browning, reviewed widely, wrote a well-known biography of Byron, and published a...... READ MORE about A BYRON LIBRARY, A CATALOGUE OF PRINTED BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS AND AUTOGRAPH LETTERS BY GEORGE GORDON...
Price: $425.00 Order nr. 92880
London: Printed for Private Circulation, 1928. small 4to. polished cloth, top edge gilt, others uncut. xxvii, 144, (2) pages. Limited to 200 copies. (Todd 117b). With numerous plates printed on glossary paper bound-in. Lenghty introduction by Ethel Colburn Mayne. (d. 1941 - biographer, novelist, and translator who also wrote for the Yellow Book under the pseudonym Francis Huntley. She published on Browning, reviewed widely, wrote a well-known biography of Byron, and published a number of..... READ MORE about A BYRON LIBRARY, A CATALOGUE OF PRINTED BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS AND AUTOGRAPH LETTERS BY GEORGE GORDON...
Price: $450.00 Order nr. 50060
London: Bibliographical Society, 1913, 1919. small 4to. and square 8vo. later cloth and stiff paper wrappers. xii, 316 pages with 13 illustrations; 38, (2) pages. 2 volumes. First editions. (Todd 122b and 123b). First volume has been rebound and has the bookplate of the Club of Odd Volumes. Top corners bumped with some soiling to the spine and boards. Second volume has a tape repaired spine, the bottom corner is missing from the rear wrapper..... READ MORE about BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE WRITINGS IN PROSE AND VERSE OF SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE. With COLERIDGEIANA,...
Price: $150.00 Order nr. 24385
London: The Bibliographical Society, 1959. 6.5 x 9.75 inches. Paperback. 50 pages. 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 into..... READ MORE about THOMAS J. WISE AND THE PRE-RESTORATION DRAMA
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 104185
(Toronto, Canada): Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, 2003. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 79+(1) pages. Produced to celebrate and honour the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section Pre-Conference held in Toronto 17 to 20 June 2003, on the theme "TRUE/FALSE: Facsimiles, Fakes, Forgeries, and Issues of Authenticity in Special Collections" the exhibition covers various aspects of literary forgery (and one 'real' forgery) from Richard Bentley and the Epistles of Phalaris to the inventions of..... READ MORE about LITERARY FORGERIES AND MYSTIFICATIONS: AN EXHIBITION
Price: $16.00 Order nr. 126999
London: Bibliographical Society, 1919. small 4to. cloth-backed boards. xxiv, 426 pages. First edition. (Todd 178b). Wear at spine ends with part of cloth spine detached along top of front hinge. Free endpaper spotted. READ MORE about A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE WRITINGS IN PROSE AND VERSE OF WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR
Price: $50.00 Order nr. 7870
London: Bibliographical Society, 1919. small 4to. cloth-backed boards. xxiv, 426 pages. First edition. (Todd 178b). Some cover wear. Inner hinges reinforced and strengthened. With the Randeria bookplate. READ MORE about A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE WRITINGS IN PROSE AND VERSE OF WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR
Price: $40.00 Order nr. 71787
Folkestone: Dawsons, 1971. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xxiv, 426 pages. Reprint of the 1919 first edition. READ MORE about A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE WRITINGS IN PROSE AND VERSE OF WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR
Price: $28.00 Order nr. 6757
London: Privately printed, 1928. small 4to. red polished cloth with beveled edges, top edge gilt, others uncut. xxiv, 103+(1) pages in addition to approximately 100 plates. "Printed for private circulation only" in an edition of 170 copies on antique paper (Todd 179b). A catalogue raisonné. Divided into the writings of Landor, and Landoriana, with an introduction by Stephen Wheeler. Plates between most of the leaves contain facsimiles of title pages, autograph manuscript material, illustrations, etc...... READ MORE about A LANDOR LIBRARY, A CATALOGUE OF PRINTED BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS AND AUTOGRAPH LETTERS BY WALTER...
Price: $135.00 Order nr. 71424
Edited by Carol Meyerson and Evert Volkersz.
Rockville Centre: Long Island Book Collectors, 1993. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (iv), 158 pages. Edited by Carol Meyerson and Evert Volkersz. Divided into four sections each containing a number of articles. The first section gives a history of the club and contains biography of various departed members. The second section has seven essays on book collecting; the third section is on collecting illustrated books and the fourth section deals with specialty book collecting. With articles..... READ MORE about JOURNAL OF THE LONG ISLAND BOOK COLLECTORS, TWENTY FIVE YEARS, 1966-1991, NO. 5
Price: $12.50 Order nr. 39013
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2019. 7.125 x 9.25 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 216 pages. "This new study offers an insight into his work, the personality that drove his long career, and the fascinating, highly-charged social and political backgrounds against which that career was played out." - William Morris Society Magazine "Simon Loxley invites the reader to get to know Emery Walker through letters to and from family and friends, political comrades, artists, poets..... READ MORE about EMERY WALKER: ARTS, CRAFTS, AND A WORLD IN MOTION
Price: $95.00 Order nr. 133470
London: British Museum, 1971. small 4to. stiff decorated paper wrappers. 64 pages and 14 full-page plates. Preface by K.B. Gardner. An exhibition catalogue covering all facets of Morison's life. Includes a section on his part in exposing Thomas J. Wise. READ MORE about STANLEY MORISON, A PORTRAIT
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 18299
London: Printed for Private Circulation, 1931. 4to. red polished cloth stamped in gilt, beveled edges, top edge gilt, others uncut. xxiv, 112, (4) pages. First edition, one of 160 copies printed on Antique paper (Todd 189b). Four page introduction by H.F.B. Brett-Smith. Many plates of illustrations printed on glossy paper. Well preserved copy. READ MORE about A POPE LIBRARY, A CATALOGUE OF PLAYS, POEMS, AND PROSE WRITINGS, COLLECTED BY THOMAS JAMES WISE
Price: $300.00 Order nr. 88558
London: Dawsons of Pall Mall, 1966. tall 8vo. later cloth spines with original paper-covered boards. xvi,507,(3); xvi,407,(3) pages. 2 volumes. First edition. The covers are spotted and stained and have been repacked with cloth with the spine of volume two laid down on the cloth. Lacks pages 61-74. READ MORE about A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE WRITINGS IN PROSE AND VERSE OF ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE
Price: $35.00 Order nr. 72347
London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1948. 12mo. paper wrappers. 95 pages. Carter and Pollard proved in this pamphlet that Wise had forged a number of Swinburne pamphlets which they had been unsure of in their original work. Chipped around edges. READ MORE about THE FIRM OF CHARLES OTTLEY, LANDON & CO. FOOTNOTE TO AN ENQUIRY
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 95142
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 about WORKING PAPERS FOR A SECOND EDITION OF AN ENQUIRY INTO THE NATURE OF CERTAIN NINETEENTH CENTURY...
Price: $495.00 Order nr. 106191
Manchester: Libraries Committee, 1964. square 8vo. paper wrappers. xii, 86 pages. Limited to 500 numbered copies. Contains a two page foreword by John Carter. The majority of the material came from Maurice Pariser's collection. READ MORE about WISE AFTER THE EVENT A CATALOGUE OF BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, MANUSCRIPTS AND LETTERS RELATING TO THOMAS...
Price: $50.00 Order nr. 2708
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1895-96. thick 8vo. original cloth. xii, 636; xvi, 495 pages. 2 volumes. First edition. (Todd no.186a; Pariser no.10). "For the importance of Literary Anecdotes which contain massive contributions by both Wise and Forman, in the establishment of the forgeries, see An Enquiry p.135." A scarce set of prime importance in the study of Wise and his forgeries. Inner hinge of first volume cracked but solid. Better condition than most sets seen..... READ MORE about LITERARY ANECDOTES OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY CONTRIBUTIONS TOWARDS A LITERARY HISTORY OF THE PERIOD
Price: $300.00 Order nr. 35425
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (1944). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xiv, 591, xvi pages. First edition. Ratchford's book proved beyond doubt the guilt of Thomas J. Wise as a literary forger and implicated the distinguished men of letters, H. Buxton Forman and Sir Edmund Gosse and thus becomes a necessary supplement to Carter and Pollard's An Enquiry into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth-Century Pamphlets. Jacket chipped with pieces missing along edges and is price clipped..... READ MORE about LETTERS OF THOMAS J. WISE TO JOHN HENRY WRENN A FURTHER INQUIRY INTO THE GUILT OF CERTAIN...
Price: $45.00 Order nr. 32496
Part 1, September 1889.
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1889. 4to. stapled, original self paper wrappers. 32 pages. Part 1, September 1889. 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..... READ MORE about A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE WRITINGS IN PROSE AND VERSE OF JOHN RUSKIN, EDITED BY THOMAS J. WISE
Price: $64.00 Order nr. 53757