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747. WAR OF 1812. The War (a Periodical): Being a faithful record of the Transactions of the War between the United States and Great Britain, declared the 18th June, 1812. 2 vols. in one (104 numbers). 4to, original half sheep and boards. N. Y. 1812-14

Very scarce. The work was issued and edited by Samuel Woodworth, author of "The Old Oaken Bucket," and was the first literary work he did in New York. Besides containing in minute detail, the Naval and Military Operations in the North and West, it also recalls the Campaigns against the Indians in the South, and is interspersed throughout with patriotic Poems and Songs. One of the most important of the works covering this interesting period

748. WAR OF 1812. [Williams (Samuel).] Sketches of the War, between the United States and the British Isles: intended as a faithful History of all the material events from the time of the Declaration in 1812, to and including the treaty of Peace in 1815. 2 vols. in one (all published), 8vo, old calf. Rutland, Vt., 1815

749. WAR OF 1812. Claims on the United-States, by the Late Contractor for the State of New-York, &c., for Services during the Late War. wrappers.

8vo, N. Y. 1824

750. WAR OF 1812. A Collection of Sundry Publications and other Documents, in relation to the attack made during the late War under the private armed Brig General Armstrong, of New York, commanded by S. C. Reid, on the night of the 26th of September, 1814. 12mo, original wrappers (covers and title soiled). N. Y. 1833

751. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). Address of the late General George Washington, To the Citizens of the United States, on declining a re-election to the Office of President. Large folio.

Hartford: Printed by Hudson and Goodwin, 1796 A VERY RARE BROADSIDE, in the finest possible condition, with all edges untrimmed.


Remarks occasioned by the late Conduct of Mr. Washington as President of the United States. M.DCC.XCVI. 8vo, half

morocco, uncut.

Phila. 1797 Nobody has disclosed the authorship. "The design of these remarks is to prove the want of Claim in Mr. Washington either to the gratitude or confidence of his country. " Very scarce.

753. WASHINGTON (G.). Washingtoniana: A Collection of Papers relative to the death and Character of General George Washington . 8vo, half morocco. Petersburgh, Virginia, 1800 Extremely rare issue, which seems to have escaped the notice of bibliographers. Contains important historical documents. This copy is particularly interesting as it contains marginal notes in a contemporary hand correcting some of the errors in the book.

754. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). A Sermon occasioned by the Death of Lieutenant-General George Washington, late President of the United States of America .... Delivered in Savannah, Georgia, January 19th, 1800. By Henry Holcombe. Small 4to, paper, uncut, original front wrapper.

[Savannah, 1800]

755. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). Letters from George Washington to John Sinclair on agricultural and other interesting topics. Engraved from the original letters, in exact facsimile. 4to, original boards, uncut.

RARE. Very fine copy.

London, 1800

756. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). Oraison Funèbre, du Frére George Washington, Prononcée le premier Janvier 1800, dans la loge Française l'Anémité: Par Le F. Simon Chaudron. 8vo, sewn. Phila. 1800 Scarce. Contains the final leaf of "Noms des membres." Martha Washington collection of Washington Eulogies, Vol. 2, No. 15.

757. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). Sacred Dirges, Hymns, and Anthems, commemorative of the Death of General George Washington, the Guardian of his Country, and the Friend of Man. Woodcut of Urn on title, and pages black-bordered. An Original Composition by a Citizen of Massachusetts (Oliver Holden). Printed at Boston, by I. Thomas and E. T. Andrews [1800] THE VERY RARE FIRST EDITION of this collection of Dirges, consisting of 24 pp. to which has been added, IN MANUSCRIPT, POSSIBLY BY THE COMPOSER HIMSELF, the additional 4 pp., as described by Sabin, Vol. 18, p. 216. 758. [WASHINGTON (GEORGE).] The Prayer delivered the 22d of February, 1800, before the Pennsylvania Society of the Cincinnati. By William Rogers. 8vo, sewn. Phila. 1800

Presentation copy to the Vice-President of the United States "by the Author." Includes three hymns sung on this occasion, under the direction of Rev. Andrew Law. Martha Washington collection of Washington Eulogies, Vol. 2, No. 14.

759. WASHINGTON (GEORGE). Inventory of the Contents of Mount Vernon, 1810. With a Prefatory Note by Worthington Chauncey Ford. Facsimile frontispiece. 4to, boards, cloth back, uncut.

[Privately printed], 1909 One of 350 copies privately printed from original manuscript in the collection of Mr. Bixby.

760. WATSON (WILLIAM). Odes and other Poems. 12mo, buckram, uncut. New York and London, 1894

One of only 40 copies printed on English handmade paper. 761. WATSON (WILLIAM). The Year of Shame. With an Introduction by the Bishop of Hereford. 8vo, buckram.

FIRST EDITION. Printed on handmade paper.

London, 1897

762. WEBSTER (NOAH). Letters to a young gentleman commencing his education; to which is subjoined a brief history of the United States. 8vo, original boards, uncut. New Haven, 1823

Very fine copy.

763. WELD (ISAAC). Reisen durch die Vereinigten Staaten von Nord America und durch die Provinzen Ober- und Unter-Kanada in den Jahren, 1795, 1796 and 1797. With tinted plates. 2 vols. 8vo, original boards.

Berlin, 1800 This German edition not in Gagnon, etc. Very fine copy. On society and manners in the United States just after the Revolution. 764. WHEELEWRIGHT (J.). A Sermon preached at Boston in New England the 16th of January, 1636. 8vo, buckram, leather label.

Morrisania, 1867

Only a few printed from the original MS. in the Mass. Hist. Soc. 765. WHEELOCK (ELEAZER). A Continuation of the Narrative of the Indian Charity School begun in Lebanon in Connecticut; now incorporated with Dartmouth-College, in Hanover. 68 pp. sewn, uncut.


Hartford, 1773

American and

766. WHITMAN (WALT). Leaves of Grass Imprints. European Criticisms on "Leaves of Grass.'' 12mo, original wrappers.

Boston, 1860

The rarest of all Whitman items. Unknown to most of the Whitman

Collectors and not in the fine Williamson collection. A booklet of 64 pages containing American and European Criticisms from 1855 to 1860. The publisher included a considerable number of very unfavorable critiques, including some very bitter attacks. Two of the reviews were written by Walt Whitman himself. Nowhere else are. his aims more clearly and forcibly expressed than in this early writing.

767. WHITMAN (WALT). After all, not to create only. Recited by Walt Whitman on Invitation of Managers American Institute, on opening their 40th Annual Exhibition. FIRST EDITION. 8vo, cloth. Boston, 1871

768. WHITMAN (WALT). Camden's Compliment to Walt Whitman, May 31, 1889. Notes, Addresses, Letters, Telegrams. Edited by Horace L. Traubel. Portrait. FIRST EDITION. 8vo, cloth.

Phila. 1889

769. WHITMAN (WALT). Gems from Walt Whitman. Selected by Elizabeth Porter Gould. Oblong 12mo, original cloth. Phila. 1889 Presentation Copy to Dr. Furnivall, inscribed "That my dear Dr. Furnivall may find some flashes of light from these gems of our pioneer American poet is the wish of their collector, Elizabeth Porter Gould, Boston, Massachusetts.''

Also 2 autograph poems by E. P. Gould on Whitman at end. 34 lines. 770. WHITMAN (WALT). Leaves of Grass; with Sands at Seventy & A Backward Glance o'er Travel'd Roads. 8vo, full limp leather. Phila. 1889 Very rare edition, issued in a limited edition of 300 copies by Walt Whitman on his seventieth birthday, with a photograph and other portraits from life and his autograph.

771. WHITMAN (WALT). Good-Bye My Fancy. 2d Annex to Leaves of Grass. Portrait. FIRST EDITION. 8vo, cloth. Phila. 1891

772. WHITMAN (WALT). Diary Notes of a Visit to Walt Whitman, and some of his Friends, in 1890. By J. Johnston. 3 portraits of Whitman, views, facsimile, etc. Post 8vo, original cloth, uncut. Manchester, 1898

FIRST EDITION. Presentation copy to Henry James, the eminent novelist, with inscription.


773. [WHITTIER (JOHN GREENLEAF).] Dinsmoor (Robert). dental Poems, accompanied with Letters, and a few pieces, mostly original, for their illustration, together with a Preface, and Sketch of the Author's Life. 12mo, original half cloth and boards, totally uncut, and with the label. Haverhill, 1828

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FIRST EDITION. This volume contains the first poem by J. G. Whittier printed in a book, "J. G. Whittier to the Rustic Bard,' pages 248-249. It has never been reprinted.

774. WHITTIER (J. G.). The Captain's Well. By John Greenleaf Whittier. Illustrated by Howard Pyle. Supplement to the New York Ledger, January 11th, 1890. Folio, 4 pages, original boards.

N. Y. 1890

An extremely rare Whittier item, that was not included in any of the important sales of First Editions and a little known Pyle item.

775. [WILDE (OSCAR).] WILDE'S LECTURES IN AMERICA. Autograph Letter, signed, 13 pp. 8vo, from W. F. Morse, the manager of Wilde's Ameriean Tour. London, 1883

To Will Carleton: "Wilde was my own idea and invention, so to speak, and was altogether in my hands while in America," etc. This letter is extremely important to the Wilde collector, as it contains many details about his lectures from a first-hand source.

776. [WILDE (OSCAR).] Oscariana: Epigrams. Small quarto, original wrappers. London, 1895

FIRST EDITION. Privately Printed.

777. WILDE (OSCAR). Children in Prison and other Cruelties of Prison Life. 12mo, original wrappers, as issued.

Murdoch & Co. 26 Paternoster Square, London [1898]


778. WILDE (OSCAR). The Importance of Being Earnest; A Trivial Comedy for serious People. By the Author of Lady Windermere's Fan. Small quarto, original cloth (not very fresh). London, 1899

FIRST EDITION. Only 1,000 copies printed.

779. WILDE (OSCAR). De Profundis. 8vo, original buckram covers, gilt top, uncut. London: Methuen [1905] Very fine copy of the FIRST EDITION. One of 200 copies on handmade paper.

780. WILDE (OSCAR). Salome. Tragedie in einem Akte. Von Osear Wilde. In Deutsche Übertragen von Hedwig Lachman. Mit Fünfzehn Zeichnungen von Aubrey Beardsley. Small quarto, full limp leather.

Insel Verlag: Leipzig, 1907 Rare German edition. Splendidly printed, with 15 illustrations by Beardsley on Japan paper. Only 825 copies printed.

781. WILDE (OSCAR). parchment back.

Gedichte von Oscar Wilde. Large 8vo, boards,
Insel Verlag: Leipzig, 1907

First German edition, translated by Gisela Etzel and splendidly printed.

782. WILDE (OSCAR). Small quarto, original blue Only 200 copies were printed of this First Edition.

The Portrait of Mr. W. H. By Oscar Wilde. wrappers. Privately printed [London, n. d.]

An elucidation of the mystery of Shakespeare's Sonnets, proving them to have been addressed and dedicated to Will. Hews, an actor on whom Shakespeare had depended for the personation of his female characters, but who deserted him to play for rival playwrights.

783. WILDE (OSCAR). De Profundis. Neu Deutsche Ausgabe von Max Meyerfeld. 8vo, original cloth. S. Fischer: Berlin, 1909 Although labeled 14th edition, this edition is entirely revised, new material added and errors corrected.

784. WILDE (OSCAR). Salome. A Tragedy in one Act. Translated from the French of Oscar Wilde. With Sixteen drawings by Aubrey Beardsley. 8vo, original cloth, gilt top, uncut. London, 1912

A rare edition. About 500 copies were printed. Contains for the first time Notes on Salome" by Robert Ross, 23 pages, in which he reviews the book, and the illustrator. It contains the plates of the Toilette of Salome.

785. WILKEY (MAJOR WALTER). Western Emigration. Narrative of a Tour to, and one year's Residence in "Edensburgh," (Illinois), by Major Walter Wilkey, an honest Yeoman of Mooseboro' State of Maine. Woodcut illustrations. 8vo, wrappers, uncut. N. Y. 1839 Extremely scarce. A more humorous and interesting "Travellers' Guide to the West" was never before published, by which it will be perceived that the famous " Maine-Pine-Swamp Speculation" has been completely


786. WOLCOTT (OLIVER). An Address to the People of the United States, on the subject of the Report of a Committee of the House of Representatives. 8vo, half roan.

On the faithful accounting of public money.

Boston, 1802

787. WOODWORTH (JOHN). Reminiscences of Troy, from its Settlement in 1790 to 1807. With Remarks on its Commerce, Enterprise, Improvements, State of Political parties, and Sketches of Individual Character. Second edition with Notes. Small quarto, original cloth. Albany: J. Munsell, 1860 788. YEATS (JOHN BUTLER). Passages from the Letters of John Butler Yeats, selected by Ezra Pound. 8vo, half cloth, boards, uncut.


FIRST EDITION. Privately printed at the Cuala Press to the number of 400 copies only.

789. YEATS (WILLIAM BUTLER). Square 12mo, cloth.

The Book of the Rhymers' Club.

London, 1892

One of 350 copies printed for sale. Besides containing contributions from Yeats, there are eleven other poets represented: Dowson, Le Gallienne, Symons, Rhys, etc.

790. YEATS (WILLIAM BUTLER). A Selection from the Love Poetry of W. B. Yeats. 8vo, boards, cloth back, uncut. Dublin, 1913 FIRST EDITION. One of 300 copies privately printed at the Cuala Press. With presentation inscription from the Printer and Publisher, Elizabeth C. Yeats.

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