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IN A BEAUTIFUL BINDING
593 VILLON, FRANCIS. The Poems of Master Francis Villon
of Paris, Now First Done into English Verse by John Payne. (WOODCUT FRONTISPIECE.) 12mo, handsomely bound in light blue levant morocco extra, with a heavy filigree border of gold and inlaid dark blue morocco on sides, the same design on back, t.e.g., uncut, by De Sauty. London: Printed for the Villon Society, for Private Distribution, 1878.
TWO OF THE RAREST BOOKS OF EDMUND WALLER
594 WALLER, EDMUND. To the King, upon His Majesties
Happy Return. Folio 8 pp. sewn. London: Richard Marriot. n. d. (Circa, 1660.)
$160.00 The First Edition and of the HIGHEST DEGREE OF RARITY. Not in the Hoe or Huth collections.
595 WALLER, EDMUND. A Panegyrick to my Lord Pro
tector of the present Greatness and joynt Interest of His Highness, and this Nation, by E. W. Esq. Small 4to, 12 pp., sewn. London: Printed for Richard Lowndes, 1655. $135.00
THE EXCESSIVELY RARE FIRST EDITION OF THIS POEM. Not in the Hoe or Huth libraries.
A copy sold recently for £26.
LETTER OF HORACE WALPOLE RELATING TO
"THE MYSTERIOUS MOTHER"
596 WALPOLE, HORACE (EARL OF OXFORD). A. L.
written in the 3rd person. 1 p., 4to. Berkley Square, Nov. 8th, 1873, to Mr. Woodfall, printer and journalist. Printer of the Letters of Junius.
$85.00 Concerning a play, "Mysterious Mother," by Mr. Walpole, published by Mr. Woodfall and afterwards withdrawn.
"Mr. H. Walpole sends his compliments to Mr. Woodfall and does entreat him to print no more about the "Mysterious Mother," which is a little hard on the author to see retailed without his consent.
An old tragedy on a disgusting subject.”.
HORACE WALPOLE'S COPY
597 A PILL TO PURGE STATE MELANCHOLY: or a
Collection of Excellent New Ballads. 12mo, old calf. London:
$87.50 Horace Walpole's own copy, with his signature, some marginal notes, and the following on the fly-leaf: “This book is rare, & contains the Whig Songs, made during the last four years of Queen Anne: some of them are remarkably good, especially those in pp. 5, 95 & 161.” The signature is dated 1730, when Walpole was only 13 years old. It contains both Walpole's book-plates.
WALPOLE'S COPY WITH FOOTNOTES 598 WALPOLE, HORACE. A Letter to the Editor of the
Miscellanies of Thomas Chatterton. 8vo, red morocco, g. l., by Riviere. Strawberry-Hill.
$250.00 WALPOLE'S OWN COPY WITH CORRECTIONS, ADDITIONAL MS., FOOTNOTES AND THREE LINES OF ERRATA, ALL IN THE AUTHOR'S HANDWRITING.
REV. JOHN WESLEY'S COPY 599 ROGERS, J. A Dissertation on the Knowledge of the
Ancients, in Astronomy and Optical Instruments on the
8vo, old calf. London: J. and J. Rivington, 1755. $250.00 John Wesley's Copy with the following inscription in his hand: "J. W., 1757. The Gift of the Author.” In his Journal under date of Feb. 10, 1757, he refers to this book.
WESLEY, SAMUEL. The History of the Old and New Testament Attempted in Verse And Adorn'd with Three Hundred and Thirty Sculptures. THE CUTS DONE BY J. STURT (FINE IMPRESSIONS). 3 vols., old English black morocco extra, the backs richly gilt, gold borders on sides, gilt edges, a fine specimen of early XVIII Century English binding. London: C. Harper, 1704. (The title page to the New Testament is dated 1701.)
$125.00 Thick paper copy of The First Edition and extremely rare.
ONE OF THE SCARCEST VOLUMES OF POESY 601 WESTMORELAND, EARL OF. (Mildmay Fane.) Otia
Sacra, Optima Fides. Deus nobis hæc Otia fecit. Virg: (ENGRAVED TITLE TO BOTH PARTS, AND PLATES BY W. MARSHALL) 4to, blue morocco gilt by Ramage. London: Printed by Richard Cotes, 1648.
$187.50 THE FIRST EDITION.
Privately printed and distributed among the author's friends. One of the RAREST VOLUMES in the whole range of ENGLISH POETRY.
602 WHISTLER, JAMES MCNEIL. The Life of. By E. R.
and J. Pennell. ILLUSTRATED. 2 vols., 4to, half morocco, uncut. London: William Heinemann, 1908.
$65.00 No. 26 OF AN EDITION OF 150 COPIES ON JAPAN PAPER AND SIGNED BY THE PUBLISHER.
This extremely interesting life of the eccentric Master is in part an autobiography as much of it was written under his direction.
TWO INTERESTING LETTERS OF WHISTLER 603 WHISTLER, JAMES MCNEIL. A. L. S. 1/2 pp., 12mo,
with addressed envelope. Paris (Jan. 12, 1893), to M. Gustave
604 WHISTLER, JAMES MCNEIL. A. L. S. 12 pp., 12mo,
13 Tite Street, Chelsea, S. W. (1881), to his landlord.
An exceedingly characteristic letter written by Whistler after his return from Venice.
$100.00 "Before, however, taking this rash step you certainly should have consulted the comfort and convenience of one of your earliest tenants, and that you should refuse to alter the vile decoration is monstrous.
Your hall is now an abomination in the sight of God and man” etc.
605 WHITE, GILBERT. The Natural History and Antiqui
ties of Selborne, in the County of Southampton. To which are added: The Naturalist's Calendar, Observations on Various Parts of Nature, and Poems. A new edition, with engravings. (WITH FOLDING FRONTISPIECE.) Two volumes, red morocco, elaborately tooled. London, 1813.
$65.00 The Large Paper Edition.
One of fifty copies with the Hybrid Bird colored, and the outline of the painting on p. 314 colored in imitation of the original picture. The best edition.
INSCRIBED COPIES OF WALT WHITMAN
606 WHITMAN, WALT. Leaves of Grass. 12mo, new half
levant morocco, t. e. g. by Zucker. Camden: 1876. $20.00
AUTHOR'S COPY with his autograph written on the title-page. 607 WHITMAN, WALT. Two Rivulets Including Democratic
Vistas, Centennial Songs, and Passage to India. 12mo, new half levant morocco, t. e. g. Camden: 1876.
$18.00 A Photograph with the Author's signature in ink is bound in.
608 WHITMAN, WALT. Two Rivulets. 8vo, half calf. Camden, 1876.
$18.00 PRESENTATION COPY inscribed: “Chas. Rowley, Jr., from the Author."
Laid in is an autographed portrait of the author.
609 WHITMAN, WALT. Leaves of Grass. 8vo, half morocco. New York, 1867.
$27.50 PRESENTATION COPY inscribed: “John McCarty, from his friend W. W., New York, Sept. 26, 1868.”
610 WHITMAN, WALT. Copy of letter sent by Walt Whitman
in response to invitation of “Tertio Millennial Anniversary Association” at Santa Fe. Camden, New Jersey, July 20, 1883. To Messrs. Griffin, Martinez, Prince and other gentlemen at Santa Fe."
$25.00 The above is in Whitman's handwriting followed by a printed letter, and signed: “Very respectfully, &c.,
Walt Whitman.” 611 WHITMAN, WALT. Memoranda during the war. 8vo,
original cloth. Camden, New Jersey, 1875-'76. $18.00
PRESENTATION COPY inscribed: “Walter S. Crispin, from the Author.”
SOME RARE WHITTIER BOOKS
612 [WHITTIER, JOHN GREENLEAF.] The History of
Haverhill, Massachusetts. By B. L. Mirick. (WITH FOLDING VIEW OF HAVERHILL BY ANNIN AND SMITH.) 8vo, original boards, uncut. Haverhill: 1832.
$40.00 Until a few years ago it was not generally known that Whittier compiled this work. In the Fall of 1828, when Whittier was called away from Haverhill to Boston, he transferred the almost completed MS. to B. L. Mirick, who finished the work, attached his own name to it, and had it published.
613 WHITTIER, JOHN GREENLEAF. Poems written during
the progress of the Abolition Question in the United States. Fontispiece and Vignettes. 12mo, original green cloth. Boston: 1837.
$30.00 PRESENTATION COPY inscribed: “Samuel Aaron, 1838.” Also an A. L. S. 1 p., 8vo of Whittier's to Mr. Aaron is laid in.
Whittier had gone on a visit to New York, when, without his authority or permission, Isaac Knapp printed the above volume, which is the first published edition of his collected poems.
PRESENTATION COPY OF WHITTIER'S POEMS, 1838
614 WHITTIER, JOHN GREENLEAF. Poems 12mo, original cloth. Philadelphia: 1838.
$150.00 THE FIRST EDITION.
PRESENTATION COPY inscribed: “With the best wishes of thine J. G. Whittier."
From the Chamberlain Collection.
615 WHITTIER, JOHN GREENLEAF. Home Ballads and
Poems 12mo, original cloth with the advertisements, dated
PRESENTATION COPY inscribed: “Wm. Williamson from the Author, 29th, 8th mo., 1860.”
From the Chamberlain Collection.
616 WHITTIER, JOHN GREENLEAF. A. L. S. 1 p., 8vo
(Boston), Marlboro Hotel, 23rd, 2 mo., 1871, to “My dear fr'd Howells.
$12.50 A letter regarding proofs and also saying he will remain in Boston for several days.
617 WHITTIER, JOHN GREENLEAF. ORIGINAL MANU
SCRIPT POEM of 5 verses of 4 lines each. ON THE DEATH OF
$65.00 The above is accompanied with the following A. L. S., 1 p., 8vo.: “Sturtevant Well, Centre Harbor, N. H. 8 Mo., 10, 1886. Dear Friend Waters, I send thee some lines on the death of Tilden, which I hope may appear in the Transcript. Please send the paper in which it appears to me at this place and oblige thy friend.
John G. Whittier."
618 WHITTIER, JOHN GREENLEAF. A. L. S. 1 p., 8vo, Amesbury, 6 mo., 30, 1883.
$12.00 A letter regarding some proof corrections, signed, “J. G. W.”