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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."
WHITTIER, JOHN GREENLEAF. At Sundown. Vignette 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."
OSCAR WILDE'S FIRST BOOK PRESENTED TO
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.
PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed: "Robert Browning from the
THE ORIGINAL EDITION; from the Library of the Poet's son, R. W. Barrett Browning.
A BEAUTIFUL COPY OF THE POEMS OF 1881
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
WITH UNPUBLISHED VERSES
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THE VERY RARE FIRST EDITION WITH AN UNPUBLISHED POEM, SIGNED TO M. BURNE JONES, CONSISTING OF 12 LINES written in ink in the author's hand, on the first end paper.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
WILDE, OSCAR. Poems. Second Edition. 12mo, vellum boards, uncut. London: David Bogue, 1881.
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."
WILDE, OSCAR. Poems. (ENGRAVED TITLE.) 12mo, original cloth, uncut, t. e. g. London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane (1892).
No. 120 of an edition of 220 copies SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
WILDE, OSCAR. Salome. Drame en un Acte. (VIGNETTE) 8vo, original purple paper wrappers, uncut, enclosed in half morocco case. Paris: 1893.
THE FIRST EDITION OF SALOME.
WILDE, OSCAR. Salome, a Tragedy in one Act. Translated from the French of Oscar Wilde. PICTURED BY AUBREY BEARDSLEY. 8vo, original cloth, uncut. London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane, 1894.
The First Edition, with Aubrey Beardsley's illustrations.
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
[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."
[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.
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. ANOTHER COPY; first edition.
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.
LARGE PAPER COPY, number 85 of 100 issued, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
PRESENTATION COPY OF "INTENTIONS"
WILDE, OSCAR. INTENTIONS, BY OSCAR WILDE. THE
PRESENTATION COPY inscribed: "Roy from his friend The Author.
PRESENTATION COPY OF "DORIAN GRAY" TO THE
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,
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.
LARGE PAPER COPY, number 119, of an edition of 250. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. An immaculate copy.
THE GIFT OF OSCAR WILDE
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.
WILDE, OSCAR. The Sphinx. WITH DECORATIONS BY CHARLES RICKETTS. 8vo, original wrappers. London: Elkins Mathews and John Lane, 1894.
THE FIRST EDITION.
SOME WILDE LETTERS OF GREAT INTEREST 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. WILDE, OSCAR. A. L. S. 21⁄2 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".
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."
MENTIONING "THE IDEAL HUSBAND"
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.
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."
A REMARKABLE WILDE LETTER
WILDE, OSCAR. A. L. S., (O.W). 8 pp., 8vo. (Paris), May 24 (no year), to Leonard Smithers (with addressed envelope).
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.
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."
CAUSABON ON WITCHCRAFT, 1672
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. e., by De Sauty. London: Brabazon Aylmer, 1672.
A VERY RARE WITHER VOLUME
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.
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
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.
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.