Histoire Litteraire des Fous (Literary History of Madmen), Octave Delepierre
First edition with a tipped in signed letter dated February 20, 1860 from Delepierre to
John Payne Collier, presenting the book as a token of past favors.
Collier was a noted Shakespeare critic and forger. The letter alludes to
an attack on Collier by the British Museum.
London: Trübner & Co, 1860. Octavo, pp. , 184,  ads; quarter brown morocco with brown pebble cloth boards, spine titled in gilt, top edge gilt. Boards show light edge wear, extremities lightly bumped, rear board soiled with the last few pages lightly dampstained along the edges; bookplate on front
pastedown and notes on the front free endpaper describing the purchase of this volume from a
sale of Collier's books, light toning. Overall, a nice copy.
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