The Firm of Charles Ottley, Landon & Co.: Footnote to An Enquiry.

London, Rupert Hart-Davis, and New York, Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1948.

8vo, pp. 95, with 3 facsimiles printed in-text; publisher’s red-printed blue paper wrappers.

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First edition of Carter and Pollard’s further research into the forgeries of Thomas J. Wise. The authors examine pamphlets of Swinburne’s poetry published under the imprint of ‘Charles Ottley, Landon & Co’ and expose them as the work of the book-collector and forger Thomas James Wise (1859–1937). The study reveals the extraordinary means used by Wise to use his bibliographical reputation to disguise his forgeries and establish them as authentic.

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