Forging Ahead. The True Story of the Upward Progress of Thomas James Wise Prince of Book Collectors, Bibliographer Extraordinary. Wilfred PARTINGTON.

Forging Ahead. The True Story of the Upward Progress of Thomas James Wise Prince of Book Collectors, Bibliographer Extraordinary.

New York: Cooper Square, 1973,

octavo, cloth. (xvi), 315pp. Cooper Square, Item #10817

Reprint of the 1939 edition. "...it is the story as exciting as the investigation of a murder, as intricate as a problem in chess - the life story of a self-made man who amassed a fortune and assembled the Ashley Library, one of the finest private libraries in England - the story of a man who was also a forger of fantastic effrontery. .." Illustrated.

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