London : Hamilton, Adams co, 1883.
xvii, 263 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Copy presented by the author to 'my old friend', Charles James Wellstood, with loosely inserted items as follows: - three letters from William Beck to Charles James Wellstood, 1883, 1884, 1905 - letter from Horace Howard Furness, Philadelphia, to William Beck, concerning the authenticity of 'Shakespeare's Gloves', then in his possession, 11 January 1884; with a later photograph of the gloves, mounted on card, with a printed synopsis of their history by H.H. Furness - 'In Memoriam' card, William Beck, 16 December 1906 - miscellaneous newscuttings and printed ephemera, including a review of Beck's 'Gloves, Their Annals ... '.. 19 January 1884; an article by Beck, 'Shoe Lore', undated; and an advertising brochure for Fownes' Gloves, 1897 - mounted photographic portrait (photographer, Radford, Tiverton), unidentified, but endorsed 'from Saxondale, Luton, Beds, 18 April 1898' - newscutting relating to the election of Frederick Christian Wellstood (son of C.J. Wellstood), as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, c. 1935.