Some additions this week to my collection of books on the W.H. Ireland Shakespeare forgeries (two of the three arrived this week, the other seems to be in post office purgatory):
- An Investigation of Mr. Malone's Claim to the Character of Scholar, or Critic, Being an Examination of his Inquiry into the Authenticity of the Shakspeare Manuscripts, &c. by Samuel Ireland (reprint published by Augustus M. Kelley, 1970). Adams Avenue Bookshop, via Biblio.com.
- Chalmeriana: or, A collection of papers, literary and political by George Hardinge together with Mr. Ireland's Vindication of his Conduct Respecting the Publication of the Supposed Shakespeare Mss. Being a Preface or Introduction to A Reply to the Critical Labors of Mr. Malone in his "Enquiry into the Authenticity of Certain Papers" by George Steevens (reprint published by Augustus M. Kelley, 1971). Powell's Bookstore, via ABE.
- Anathem by Neal Stephenson (Harper, 2009). Trident Bookstore.
I managed to win Biblio.com's Twitter "Book Hunt" on Friday - any suggestions for what I should use the gift card on?!