Dolores. Wise Forgery, Algernon Charles Swinburne.


London: John Camden Hotten, Piccadilly, 1867 (but 1890's). Wraps. Very good. Item #21146

23,(1)pp. Three signatures, folded, trimmed and pierced but never bound. In fine condition.

In new chemise and slipcase.

This is one of T. J. Wise's fake Swinburne editions, which he passed off as a "remainder" of an early printing of a work actually published in 1866. The actual date of printing was the early 1890's as it appeared in Wise's Swinburne Bibliography in 1896. Carter and Pollard note that the type used in this printing was not available before 1880 and that the paper contains traces of chemical wood, not likely in 1867.

It does not appear that these signatures were ever bound, but, if so, the sewing has perished. A few minor spots and age-toning else a near fine example.


Price: $1,250.00

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