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  1. Sadleir, Michael.
    [Letter] 1948 October 13, London [to] Robert Smith, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania/ Michael Sadleir.
    Sadleir writes to acknowledge that Lehigh will accept the letters from Thomas J. Wise to his father, the late Michael Sadler, the Vice Chancellor of Leeds University and the Master of the University College, Oxford. An infamous bibliophile, book collector, and forger, Wise collected authentic first editions and letters, as well as producing forgeries, or creating counterfeit works by writers like Browning, Shelley, and Swinburne. He stole about three hundred leaves from pre-Restoration dramas from the British Museum.
  2. Wise, Thomas James, 1859-1937.
    [Letter] 1888 May 10, London / Tho[mas] J. Wise.
    Wise responds to a request to know the price of a copy of "Siena" and two autograph letters. He describes the copy, compares it with a competitor's copy, and offers to sell it for four pounds. This may be the 1888 forged edition of Swinburne's Siena. An infamous bibliophile, book collector, and forger, Wise collected authentic first editions and letters, as well as producing forgeries, or creating counterfeit works by writers like Browning, Shelley, and Swinburne. He stole about three hundred leaves from pre-Restoration dramas from the British Museum.
  3. Wise, Thomas James, 1859-1937.
    [Letter] 1888 May 29, Holloway / Thos. J. Wise [Thomas James Wise].
    Wise responds to the potential buyer of his copy of Siena and states that he does not have a copy of Pearson's catalogue, but that he will offer a letter from bookseller R.A. Potts instead. The copy of Siena referred to here, may be the 1888 forgery. An infamous bibliophile, book collector, and forger, Wise collected authentic first editions and letters, as well as producing forgeries, or creating counterfeit works by writers like Browning, Shelley, and Swinburne. He stole about three hundred leaves from pre-Restoration dramas from the British Museum.
  4. Wise, Thomas James, 1859-1937.
    [Letter] 1888 May 31, Holloway / Thos. J. Wise.
    In this letter, Wise writes to the purchasers of his copy of Siena (possibly the 1888 forgery) and offers a copy of Cleopatra (published in Cornhill in 1886) for sale. He also states that he will enclose three Swinburne letters which are not for sale, but which the buyer may peruse. An infamous bibliophile, book collector, and forger, Wise collected authentic first editions and letters, as well as producing forgeries, or creating counterfeit works by writers like Browning, Shelley, and Swinburne. He stole about three hundred leaves from pre-Restoration dramas from the British Museum.
  5. Wise, Thomas James, 1859-1937.
    [Letter] 1931 April 22, Hampstead [to] Sir Michael Sadler / Thos. J. Wise.
    Wise writes to Sadler and advises him against buying a copy of "Queen Mab" (Percy Bysshe Shelley) which will be at auction next week at Sotheby's. He ennumerates a list of reasons why the copy must be a forgery. An infamous bibliophile, book collector, and forger, Wise collected authentic first editions and letters, as well as producing forgeries, or creating counterfeit works by writers like Browning, Shelley, and Swinburne. He stole about three hundred leaves from pre-Restoration dramas from the British Museum.
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