A descriptive catalog of certain forgeries sold by Thomas J. Wise to John Henry Wrenn but now a part of the Rare Books Collection of the University of Texas Library.
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Certain Nineteenth Century Forgeries

(Wise, Thomas) Ratchford, Fannie. Certain Nineteenth Century Forgeries: An Exhibition of Books and Letters at The University of Texas, June 1-September 30, 1946, Described by Fannie E. Ratchford. Austin, TX: University of Texas, 1946. Printed staple bound wraps. 8vo., 57pp., 24cm.

This copy signed 'Compliments of Fannie Ratchford' at head of front Wrap.


"After Wise was unmasked in 1934, a nearly complete set of his faked pamphlets was discovered in the Wrenn Library. The publication a decade later of a portion of Wise's correspondence with Wrenn revealed that the latter had been systematically deceived and defrauded by his friend. Still later, the revelation that Wise had assembled made-up copies of Restoration plays using leaves stolen from the British Museum emerged from an examination of the Wrenn books." - Dictionary of Literary Biography

Carter, John Waynflete, 1905-1975.
Forman, Henry Buxton, 1842-1917.
Pollard, Henry Graham, 1903-1976.
Ratchford, Fannie Elizabeth, 1888-1974.
Wise, Thomas James, 1859-1937.
Wrenn, John Henry, 1841-1911.
Forgery -- Exhibitions.
Literary forgeries and mystifications -- Exhibitions.