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Conference 2019
Special Offers

Over the past year we have acquired nearly a thousand new
books for our collection, which has resulted in a number of duplicate
copies of some important authorship books. These duplicates are being
offered for sale at the conference, in addition to being listed here.

If you will be attending the 2019 conference you can select the "Will pick up at
Hartford Conference" price, which is $5.00 less for each item to compensate
for the fact that we will not be shipping the item, but will instead be handing it
to you in person in Hartford, October 17 to 20, 2019.

Please note that for each item listed below there is just one
If the item is no longer available a "Sold Out" message
will appear when you try to check out. Several items have been removed from this page since they were sold






Shakespeare Identified in Edward de Vere,
the Seventeenth Earl
of Oxford.

By J. Thomas Looney

(466 pgs., hardcover,
First American
Edition, New York, Frederick A. Stokes, 1920)


Overall condition is very good, but with some issues. There is no dustcover. There is a crack on the inside front cover binding. also, there is an old library shelving label on the bottom of the spine. But no fading on cover or spine, no loose pages, no marks on any of the pages.

Dating Shakespeare's Plays

Dating Shakespeare's Plays : a critical review
of the evidence
Edited by Kevin Gilvary

(508 pgs., softcover, 2010)


Presently out-of-print and unavailable in the US market this important book is chock full of valuable information on the dating question and a must have for anyone who wants to engage in the "chronology" debate with a mainstream Stratfordian.

Ashbourne Saga


The Ashbourne Saga :
a cinematic epic in
fourteen episodes.
By Mike A'dair

(687 pgs., 8.5x11 in. format, softcover, 2018)


An epic book about an epic event in the history of the authorship debate -- the controversy over the identity of the sitter in the "Ashbourne" portrait ... and the controversy over whether or not the portrait was tampered with to hide the fact that it's most likely a 1570s Cornelis Ketel ("CK") portrait of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, overpainted in the 19th century and called "Shakespeare."
[NB: the book is a screenplay told in 14
episodes, i.e. acts]


Such Fruits


Such Fruits Out of
Italy : the Italian Renaissance in Shakespeare's
Plays and Poems.

By Noemi Magri
(300 pgs., softcover, 2014)


A series of unique and important essays researched and written by Italian scholar Noemi Magri. Her work features the special insights of a native Italian who has become an Oxfordian, and knows the land and the culture. She set out to examine Shakespeare's Italian allusions from the Oxfordian point of view, and in the words of editor Gary Goldstein, ended up "solving them."

Shakespeare's Unorthodox Biography

Shakespeare's Unorthodox Biography.
By Diana Price

(357 pgs., hardcover, 2001)


A book that still drives Stratfordians crazy. Carefully makes the case that there is a total lack of evidence tying the Stratford man to anything other than
business dealings.


Truth about William Shakespeare

The Truth about William Shakespeare : Fact, Fiction and Moderen Biography.
By David Ellis

(198 pgs., softcover, 2013)


A mainstream scholar carefully examines the Shakespeare biography "industry" and finds it woefully inadequate. Many "must haves," but not too many facts. Back cover blurb notes that this book "is a probing account of the ways recent Shakespeare biographers have disguised their lack of information."


Man who was never Shakespeare

The Man Who Never
Was Shakespeare.

By A. J. Pointon
(293 pgs., softcover, 2011)


Excellent review of the case that there was indeed a man living in Stratford with the name "William Shakspere," but that his only connection to "William Shakespeare" was to have had his identity stolen. Pointon takes no position on who the real Shakespeare may have been, but he makes an excellent case that it can't be the man from Stratford.

On the Date, Sources and Design


On the Date, Sources and Design of Shakespeare's
The Tempest
By Roger Stritmatter
and Lynne Kositsky

(261 pgs., softcover, 2013)


A thorough demolition of the claims that The Tempest was written in 1611, backed up with much research and insight. Foreword by William Neiderkorn. This is a must-have book for anyone engaged in debating the notion that some plays were written after Oxford had died in 1604.

Mysterious William Shakespeare


The Mysterious William Shakespeare.
By Charlton Ogburn, Jr.
(892 pgs., hardcover, 1992)


An "excellent" barely used 1992 edition (with dust jacket) of Charlton Ogburn's original 1984 book that re-ignited the authorship debate in the 1980s, paving the way for the Supreme Court Moot Court debate in 1987 and the Frontline documentary in 1989.

Friedman_Shakespearean Ciphers

The Shakespearean
Ciphers Examined
By William &
Elizabeth Friedman

(303 pgs., hardcover, 1958 US printing of the 1957 UK Cambridge University Press first edition)


The Shakespeare Ciphers Examined is a classic in both the fields of codebreaking and of Shakespeare authorship studies. It is considered to have pretty much sounded the death knell for the Baconians, who depend heavily on cipher solutions to support their man. This 1958 US printing is in "excellent" condition, with a "very good" dust jacket wrapped in mylar.

Pitcher_Famous Victories

The Case for Shakespeare's Authorship of the Famous Victories.
By Seymour M. Pitcher
(256 pgs., hardcover, 1962)


An intriguing book that illustrates the intricacies and contadictions of authorship studies, for as Pitcher makes his case for "Shakespeare" having authored this anonymous play, he runs head on into the 11th Earl of Oxford's role in the play, and what that might say about the 17th Earl's possibly then being the true author of Famous Victories. This first edition is in "excellent" condition, with a "very good" dust jacket wrapped in mylar.

Sobran_Alias Shakespeare

Alias Shakespeare.
By Joseph Sobran
(308 pgs., hardcover, 1997)


Sobran's book caused quite a stir just 22 years ago as he proposed a homosexual solution to the Shakespeare problem, based mostly on his reading of the Sonnets. But agree with him or not, this is a very well-written book, especially the first hundred pages or so in which he lays out all the reasons the Stratford man can't be Shakespeare.

This is a new, unread copy in excellent/mint condition with
a perfect dust jacket.

Shakespeare's Lost Kingdom

Shakespeare's Lost Kingdom.
By Charles Beauclerk
(430 pgs., hardcover, 2010)


A brillant but provocative book on the life and work of Edward de Vere, aka Shakespeare, written from the point of view that he was the secret, unacknowledged son of Queen Elizabeth. The insights that Beauclerk shows for understanding all the plays and poems from this point of view will give many readers pause to think.