New Castle and London: Oak Knoll Press and Bernard Quaritch Ltd., 2013. 5.5 x 8.75 inches. paperback. 96 pages. Published in celebration of Nicolas Barker's eightieth birthday, this bibliography serves both as a collection of his writings and as a tribute to one who has inspired so wide and deep affection in so many. Nicolas Barker's first bibliographical articles and reviews appeared in 1959. John Hayward, then the Editor of The Book Collector, was quick... READ MORE about NICOLAS BARKER AT EIGHTY: A LIST OF HIS PUBLICATIONS TO MARK HIS 80TH BIRTHDAY IN 2012
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Sydney: Hordern House, 2008. 9.5" x 6.5" hardcover. 327 pages. First edition. This book traces the genesis of the Barrington books in rich and evocative detail, offering a compelling account of publishing history in England and on the continent, and displaying the subtle machinations of the book trade in a world without copyright laws. Throughout, The Celebrated George Barrington combines the rigour of book history and bibliographical research with a fresh and engaging style. Of... READ MORE about THE CELEBRATED GEORGE BARRINGTON: A SPURIOUS AUTHOR; THE BOOK TRADE, AND BOTANY BAY
With an Introduction by Marie Elena Korey
New Castle, DE and Toronto: Oak Knoll Press and The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, 2014. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 440 pages. With an Introduction by Marie Elena Korey. "This well-designed and produced volume, which is both interesting and pleasurable to read, serves as an elegant and fitting tribute to Landon's many achievements, and to his life spent with books." - Joel Silver, The Book Collector In 1967 Richard Landon (1942 -... READ MORE about A LONG WAY FROM THE ARMSTRONG BEER PARLOUR - A LIFE IN RARE BOOKS: ESSAYS BY RICHARD LANDON
(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
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 about FIRST EDITIONS OF ENGLISH XVIII-XIX CENTURY AND AMERICAN XIX CENTURY AUTHORS
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 about STUDIES IN BIBLIOGRAPHY, PAPERS OF THE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA....
London: Sotheby & Co., 1967. 8vo. paper wrappers. 139 pages. An essential tool for the student of Thomas Wise and his cohorts. Lots 456 and 370 reproduces parts of letters from Newton to Wise. Some notes in pencil. READ MORE about CATALOGUE OF THE CELEBRATED COLLECTION OF WISEIANA FORMED BY SIR MAURICE PARISER, TOGETHER WITH...
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...
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
Essays by John Carter, Graham Pollard and William B. Todd.
Edinburgh: Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd., (1959). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. (viii), 128 pages. Essays by John Carter, Graham Pollard and William B. Todd. First edition, the Edinburgh issue with a different binding and dust jacket. Contains the best bibliography of the works of Wise. READ MORE about THOMAS J. WISE, CENTENARY STUDIES
Essays by John Carter, Graham Pollard and William B. Todd.
Austin: Univ. of Texas Press, 1959. tall 8vo. cloth. (viii), 128 pages. Essays by John Carter, Graham Pollard and William B. Todd. First edition, second printing. Contains the best bibliography of the works of Wise. Lacks dust jacket. Presentation on front free endpaper "for Douglas Gordon from John Carter, Charlottesville, May Day 61." READ MORE about THOMAS J. WISE, CENTENARY STUDIES
New York: The Bibliographical Society of America, 1973. 4to. cloth. ix, 203 pages. This book deals with those books, pamphlets and broadsides in contemporary foreign languages, including French, Italian, Spanish and Dutch, that were surreptitiously printed in England before 1640. Each of the 65 works is discussed in one of the six chapters. Printers and printing historians will also enjoy the reproductions of the titles pages and all 305 printer's ornaments and initials used in... READ MORE about SURREPTITIOUS PRINTING IN ENGLAND, 1550-1640