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619 WHITTIER, JOHN GREENLEAF. Snowbound. A Winter Idyl. 8vo, cloth. Boston, 1867.

$50.00 PRESENTATION COPY inscribed: “Will Mary E. Neally 'faithful among the faithless' to Union and Freedom, accept this little book from John G. Whittier, 24th, 2nd mo., 1867.”

620 WHITTIER, JOHN GREENLEAF. At Sundown. Vig

nette on title. 12mo, original cloth. Cambridge: Privately printed. The Riverside Press, 1890.

$25.00 PRESENTATION COPY, one of only 50 copies privately printed for the author for circulation among his friends, inscribed (on inserted slip): “From John G. Whittier."

Very rare.

OSCAR WILDE'S FIRST BOOK PRESENTED TO

ROBERT BROWNING

621 WILDE, OSCAR. Newdigate Prize Poem. Ravenna.

Recited in the Theatre, Oxford, June 26, 1878. Small 8vo, original printed paper wrappers. Oxford: Thos. Shrimpton and Son, 1878.

$250.00 PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed: “Robert Browning from the author."

THE ORIGINAL EDITION; from the Library of the Poet's son, R.
W. Barrett Browning.

A BEAUTIFUL COPY OF THE POEMS OF 1881

622

WILDE, OSCAR. Poems (VIGNETTE). 12mo, vellum with rose ornamentation in gold on covers and back, uncut, t. e. g., enclosed in cloth case, leather back. London: David Bogue, 1881.

$75.00 Very rare FIRST EDITION, printed at the Cheswick Press. This is a flawless copy of one of the rarest Wildeana; only two or three copies have ever come up at auction. Apart from its literary value, the book is interesting as an illustration of the poet's fine taste as an artist, for this is shown by the beauty of the binding, which antedates by a decade the revival of Bookbinding in England. The first edition contains two verses in “Charmides,” which are omitted in later editions.

THE MOST REMARKABLE PRESENTATION COPY OF THE

FIRST EDITION OF WILDE'S POEMS,

WITH UNPUBLISHED VERSES

623 WILDE, OSCAR. Poems. 12mo, vellum, gilt, uncut. London: David Bogue, 1881.

$1350.00 THE VERY RARE FIRST EDITION WITH AN UNPUBLISHED POEM, SIGNED TO M. BURNE JONES, CONSISTING OF 12 LINES written in ink in the author's hand, on the first end paper.

PRESENTED BY WILDE TO LEONARD SMITHERS

624 WILDE, OSCAR. Poems. Second Edition. 12mo, vellum boards, uncut. London: David Bogue, 1881.

$165.00 PRESENTATION COPY to his friend and publisher, Leonard Smithers, inscribed: “To Leonard Smithers from Oscar Wilde."

This volume also contains Mr. Smither's curious book-plate.

A GIFT TO LADY MOUNT-TEMPLE

625 WILDE, OSCAR. The Happy Prince and Other Tales.

ILLUSTRATED BY WALTER CRANE AND JACOMB HOOD 8vo, original boards, uncut. London: David Nutt, 1889. $150.00

PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed: “To the Lady Mount Temple from the Author: in sincere respect and esteem, April 12. Oscar Wilde, '90."

626 WILDE, OSCAR. Poems. (ENGRAVED TITLE.) 12mo,

original cloth, uncut, t. e. g. London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane (1892).

$30.00 No. 120 of an edition of 220 copies SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

627 WILDE, OSCAR. Salome. Drame en un Acte. (VIGNETTE)

8vo, original purple paper wrappers, uncut, enclosed in half morocco case. Paris: 1893.

$65.00 THE FIRST EDITION OF SALOME.

628 WILDE, OSCAR. Salome, a Tragedy in one Act. Trans

lated from the French of Oscar Wilde. PICTURED BY AUBREY BEARDSLEY. 8vo, original cloth, uncut. London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane, 1894.

$35.00 The First Edition, with Aubrey Beardsley's illustrations.

629 WILDE, OSCAR. A Woman of no Importance. 4to, original cloth, uncut. London: John Lane, 1894.

$30.00 THE FIRST EDITION, LARGE PAPER COPY of which only 50 were printed.

PRESENTATION COPY OF THE BALLAD

OF READING GAOL

630 [WILDE, OSCAR.] The Ballad of Reading Gaol. By C. 3. 3. 8vo, original cloth. London: 1898.

$150.00 THE FIRST EDITION. PRESENTATION COPY inscribed: “To Miss Fanny Brimacombe, with the compliments of the Author, and his thanks. Paris, '98."

631 (WILDE, OSCAR.) The Ballad of Reading Gaol. By C.

3. 3. 8vo, original cloth, uncut. Leonard Smithers. Royal Arcade. London: W. 1898.

$15.00 THE FIRST EDITION.

632 WILDE, OSCAR. An Ideal Husband, by the Author of

Lady Windermere's Fan. Royal 8vo, original cloth, uncut and unopened. London: Leonard Smithers and Co., 1899.

$50.00 LARGE PAPER COPY, number 85 of 100 issued. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

633

ANOTHER COPY; first edition.

$8.50

634 WILDE, OSCAR. The Importance of Being Earnest, A

Trivial Comedy for Serious People Royal 8vo, original cloth, uncut and unopened. London: Leonard Smithers and Co., 1899.

$50.00 LARGE PAPER COPY, number 85 of 100 issued, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

PRESENTATION COPY OF "INTENTIONS"

635 WILDE, OSCAR. INTENTIONS, BY OSCAR WILDE. THE

DECAY OF LYING. PEN, PENCIL AND POISON. THE CRITIC AS
ARTIST. THE TRUTH OF MASKS. 8vo, original cloth, uncut.
London: 1891.

$150.00 PRESENTATION COPY inscribed: "Roy from his friend The Author. June, '91."

PRESENTATION COPY OF "DORIAN GRAYTO THE

POET'S MOTHER

636 WILDE, OSCAR. The Picture of Dorian Gray. 8vo, original

boards, uncut. London: Ward Lock & Co. (1891). $650.00
PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED:

“To my mother
With my love,

Oscar Wilde."

637 WILDE, OSCAR. The Picture of Dorian Gray. 8vo, original

boards, vellum back, uncut, t. e. g. Ward Lock and Co., London, New York and Melbourne, 1891.

$45.00 LARGE PAPER COPY, number 119, of an edition of 250. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. An immaculate copy.

THE GIFT OF OSCAR WILDE 638 WILDE, OSCAR. The Picture of Dorian Gray. 8vo, original boards. London, New York and Melbourne. n. d.

$125.00 PRESENTATION COPY inscribed: Douglas Grierson from his friend Oscar Wilde, Croner, Sep., '92.

639 WILDE, OSCAR. The Sphinx. WITH DECORATIONS BY CHARLES RICKETTS. 8vo, original wrappers.

8vo, original wrappers. London: Elkins Mathews and John Lane, 1894.

$47.50 THE FIRST EDITION.

SOME WILDE LETTERS OF GREAT INTEREST 640 WILDE, OSCAR. A. L. S. 3 pp., 8vo, to Richard LeGallienne. 16 Tite Street, April 16, 1889 (with addressed envelope).

$55.00 An interesting letter, favorably criticising several of LeGallienne's Poems.

641

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WILDE, OSCAR. A. L. S. 272 pp., 12mo, n. d. 16 Tite St., Chelsea, to “Dear Mr. Appleton.

$25.00 “The lecture cannot be on Cellini—it's on Dress! I hope there is no mull in the matter”.

etc.

642 WILDE, OSCAR. A. L. S. 4 pp., 12mo, to John Broderick, 16 Tite Street, 1887.

$35.00 “I have been asked by Cassell's to edit one of their monthly magazines for them, and am anxious to make it the organ for women of all time and position. Mrs. Jeune, Miss Thackeray, Mrs. Fawcett, Lady Archibald Campbell, Lady Pollock, Lady Dorothy Nevill and many others have promised to write for it."

etc.

MENTIONING “THE IDEAL HUSBAND” 643 WILDE, OSCAR. A. L. S., (O.W.) 2 pp. 4to. Hotel

Marsollies, Rue Marsollies (June 6th, '99), to Leonard Smithers (with addressed envelope).

$150.00 An extremely interesting letter of Wilde's mentioning his "Ideal Husband," and the critic. Of Ernest Dowson he says the following: “I saw Ernest Dowson the other night—he forced me to go to the Pantheon at midnight-it was dreadful-a cafe-pandemonium. The drawing on the cover of Harper's is like a horrible caricature of Ernest—This was, I suppose, intended”... etc.

644 WILDE, OSCAR. A. L. S. 4 pp., 8vo, 16 Tite Street, ,

, Chelsea, n. d.

$75.00 A very interesting letter regarding a proposed biography of him. In it he also mentions his mother. "I have no claim to be regarded as a journalist, as all my work is literary criticism-I notice books, not events."

etc.

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A REMARKABLE WILDE LETTER 645 WILDE, OSCAR. A. L. S., (O.W). 8 pp., 8vo. (Paris),

May 24 (no year), to Leonard Smithers (with addressed envelope).

$350.00 A LETTER OF SUPERLATIVE INTEREST.

“Maurice arrived this morning looking tired and beautiful. He seems to have been a great success in London. My friend Robert Ross seems to have taken quite an interest in him. He is so fond of children and of people like myself, who have childlike simple natures.

I wonder you don't ever publish a series—The Short Story Series-composed chiefly of translations from the French. Every week in the Paris papers there appears at least two or three really capital short stories—full of wit, of observation; concentrated in style and invariably clever in idea.

The French can treat any subject with wit and where one laughs there is no immorality-Immorality and seriousness begin together. I am thinking of writing a novel called “The Boy-snatcher of Clement's Inn" -will you ask Robbie Ross what he thinks of the title."

etc.

646 WILDE, LADY. (MOTHER OF OSCAR WILDE). A.L.S.

Speranza," n. d. to Harry Lorrequer (Charles Lever). $7.50

"I send you both the 1st and 2nd editions of my poems. 3000 of the latter were sold in one year, for they are popular with the people, but the aristocrats know nothing of them." etc.

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CAUSABON ON WITCHCRAFT, 1672

647 WITCHCRAFT. Casaubon, Meric. A Treatise proving

Spirits, Witches, and Supernatural Operations, by Pregnant Instances and Evidences. Small 4to, beautifully bound in olive levant morocco, with an appropriate weird design inlaid in colored morocco, blind and gold tooling, g. l., by De Sauty. London: Brabazon Aylmer, 1672.

$85.00

A VERY RARE WITHER VOLUME

648

WITHER, GEORGE. Speculum Speculativum; or, A Considering-Glass, etc. 8vo, half calf. Lond.: June 13, 1660.

$160.00 The Lefferts copy. With MS. note by Mr. Lefferts. "Three editions in this year, of which this appears to be the earliest. Contains an errata corrected in each of the others.” Called by Mr. Lefferts, therefore, THE FIRST EDITION. The Hoe copy brought $200.00.

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649 WITHER, GEORGE. A Preparation to the Psalter.

(MOST BEAUTIFULLY-ENGRAVED TITLE-PAGE BY DELARAN.) Folio, full blue crushed levant morocco extra, gilt edges, by Lloyd & Wallis. (Colophon) Lond.: Imprinted by Nicholas Okes, 1619.

$75.00 Very beautiful copy.

FOUR VOLUMES FROM THE LIBRARY OF GENERAL JAMES

WOLFE, THE HERO OF QUEBEC

650 FEUQUIERE, M. LE MARQUISE DE. Memoires de.

4 vols., original calf. A Londres: Pierre Dunoyer, 1740. $500.00

The title-page of each of the 4 vols. of these celebrated Military Memoirs contains the inscription “J. WOLFE" across the top in the General's handwriting. With the old Armorial Book-plate of William Neate. From the Dorchester Library.

651 WOLLSTONECRAFT, MARY. A Vindication of the

Right of Woman with Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects. 8vo, original boards, uncut. London: J. Johnson, 1792. $18.00 The rare First Edition.

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