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

New York: Putnam's, (1939),

First Edition. octavo, red cloth. (xvi), 315 pp. Putnam's, Item #26218

Primary binding of red cloth. "...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. Stamping on spine slightly dull, constents clean and unmarked.

Price: $45.00

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