Title: T.J. Wise, proof copies of pamphlets
Classmark: BC MS 20c Wise
Creator(s): Wise, Thomas James (1859-1937)
Main language: English
Size and medium: 11 vols, unbound or paper-bound pamphlets; 1 letter; printed and manuscript material.
Collection group(s): English Literature
Nine separate titles, as follows, printed for Wise in very limited editions, some annotated by Wise and all of them having proof corrections, often in the hand of Edmund Gosse: (1) "Letters from Algernon Charles Swinburne to T.J. Wise" (1909); (2) "Letters hitherto uncollected, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge", ed. by Colonel W. F. Prideaux (1913); (3) "Epistle to a canary" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, ed. by Gosse (1913) [lacks cover], with a letter from Gosse to Wise dated 3.6.1913; (4) "Letters from Algernon Charles Swinburne to John Morley", ed. by Gosse (1914); (5) "Poems" by Swinburne, ed. by Wise, issued (with some changes of poem titles) as "Lady Maisie's bairn and other poems" (1915) [lacks cover]; (6) "Letters to Robert Browning and other correspondents, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning", ed. by Wise (1916); (7) "To Elizabeth Barrett Browning and other verses, by Walter Savage Landor" (1917) [2 copies]; (8) "A modern Greek idyll, by Walter Savage Landor" (1917) [2 copies]; (9) "An address to the fellows of Trinity College, Oxford on the alarm of invasion, by Walter Savage Landor" (1917). Certain of the items are accompanied by brief notes in the hand of the Bradford librarian and bibliographer Butler Wood, to whom Wise appears to have given this collection of proofs; see also the documentation from 2004-05 kept with the material.
Additional item listed 2017:
Note from T.J. Wise regarding a book previously in his possession.
T. J. Wise, the book collector and forger. For details of his life and activities in the book trade, see the 'Oxford Dictionary of National Biography'.
Formerly in the possession of Butler Wood's daughter, Catherine Geldard.
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