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Title: Thomas J Wise in the Original Cloth : The Life and Record of a Forger of Nineteenth Century Pamphlets
Description: London, Robert Hale. 1946, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Thomas James Wise (1859 - 1937) was a bibliophile who collected the Ashley Library, now housed by the British Library, and later became known for the literary forgeries and stolen documents that were resold or authenticated by him. First British edition is much updated from the previous US edition "Forging Ahead" in establishing Wise's guilt over his forged editions, pirated copies etc. CONDITION Red waxed cloth with bright gilt titles (very clean and unorn) 372 pages with photo plate illus, erata slip. Very bright and crisp copy with light fore edge spotting. DJ has two tiny tears on front edge, slightly worn spine and very light spotting. Review laid in. Near Fine/Very Good.


Price: US$ 40.00 Seller: Ariel Books
- Book number: 15518

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