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539. Photographs of Buildings, many of which are den olished or razed. About 100 pieces. 4to and smaller.
540. Brown's Coffee House and Dining Saloon (71 Pearl Street). Lithograph; Ruins of the Merchant's Exchange, N. Y.; Hurlgate Ferry Hotel (86th Street and East River), Facsimile, and others. 8 pieces. SCARCE.
A large Collection of Engravings, woodcuts, lithographs, etc., suitable for extra-illustrating purposes. Probably 1000 pieces.
Etchings: Burns' Coffee House; King's Arms; Hamilton's "The Grange;" Washington Hall; Rutgers' Mansion; Residence of Bishop Moore; Murray Street and Dr. Mason's Church; Bayard House. 8 pieces, 4to.
India paper copies.
543. NEW YORK FIRE DEPARTMENT. Certificate of Appointment. Pictorial. With a Colored Fire Scene. Engraved by Peter Maverick, March 1807. Large 4to. Shows framing creases, and margins torn. RARE.
544. Certificate of Membership in the Volunteer Fire Department of New York. Phoenix Co., No. 22. Engraved heading by Geo. W. Hatch. New York, 1837
545. NEW YORK MAPS. A Collection of about 75 Maps of New York City, including many from various issues of Valentine's Manuals, among which are 2 facsimiles of "The Bradford Map," besides others from various publications. About 75 pieces. 8vo to folio.
546. NEW YORK MIRROR. Engraved Views of New York, etc., extracted from the N. Y. Mirror. 49 pieces, 4to. A few duplicates.
547. NILES (GRACE G.). Bog-Trotting for Orchids. Numerous illustrations, a number in color. 12mo, cloth, gilt top, uncut. New York, 1904
548. NORDAU (MAX). Degeneration. 8vo, cloth.
549. OHNET (GEORGES). Serge Panine. woodcut illustrations. 8vo, half morocco.
New York, 1895
550. PARDOE (JULIA). A Collected Set of her Historical Works. Engraved portraits. 8 vols., 8vo, polished calf, gilt backs, gilt tops, uncut, by Rivière. London, 1847-52
A DESIRABLE SET. ALL FIRST EDITIONS. Comprising: Louis XIV and the Court of France, 3 vols., 1847; Court and Reign of Francis I., 2 vols., 1849; Life of Marie de Medicis, 3 vols., 1852.
551. PARIS BRILLIANT (Mars). Colored illustrations. Paris, n. d.; London Types (Nicholson), N. Y. 1898; Windsor. By W. J. Loftie. Illustrated. London, 1886, and others. 17 vols., mainly 4to and folio.
552. PARRISH ILLUSTRATIONS. Grahame (Kenneth). Dream Days. Illustrations by Maxfield Parrish. Square 8vo, cloth, gilt top, uncut. London and New York, n. d.
553. PARSONS (S. B.). The Rose: Its History, Poetry, Culture and Classification. Illustrated with numerous beautiful colored plates of roses. Royal 8vo, half red morocco, gilt top, uncut. New York, 1847 FIRST EDITION. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED by the insertion of 17 portraits and 61 other pieces, many of which are in color.
554. PARTON (JAMES). Life and Times of Aaron Burr, 2 vols. Boston, 1893; Life and Letters of Oliver Wendell Holmes (Morse), FIRST EDITION. 2 vols. Boston, 1896. Together 4 vols., 8vo, cloth.
555. PASKO (W. W.). Old New York. A Journal relating to the History and Antiquities of New York City. 2 vols., extended to four, royal 8vo, half dark green morocco, gilt tops, uncut, original wrappers bound in. New York, 1890
AN INTERESTING WORK, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with over 400 portraits, views, etc., comprising a portrait of Pasko from a private plate, 154 portraits, 177 miscellaneous views, etc., 82 prints from Valentine's Manuals, magazine excerpts, etc.
556. Another copy. Portrait. 2 vols., royal 8vo, half green morocco, gilt tops, uncut (some original wrappers bound in). New York, 1890
557. PASTON LETTERS (The). 1422-1509 A. D. A reprint of the Edition of 1872-5, which contained upwards of five hundred Letters, etc., till then unpublished, to which are now added others in a supplement after the Introduction. Edited by Jas. Gairdner. Frontispieces. 4 vols., 12mo, boards, cloth back, gilt top, uncut. Edinburgh, 1910
558. PAULDING (JAMES K.). The Dutchman's Fireside. 12mo, three-quarter green morocco, gilt top, uncut. Library stamp on reverse of title. New York, 1868
with portrait and view inserted.
559. PELLETREAU (WILLIAM S.). Early New York Houses, with Historical and Genealogical Notes. With original illustrations by C. G. Moller, Jr., and from photographs. Imp. 8vo, half maroon morocco, gilt top, uncut. New York, 1900
One of 300 copies on deckle-edge paper, bound up from the original parts.
560. PERCY (THOMAS). Reliques of Ancient English Poetry. Edited by Henry B. Wheatley. 3 vols., 8vo, cloth, uncut.
561. POE (EDGAR ALLAN). Poetical Works. Illustrated by Tenniel, Darley, Birket Foster, and others. 8vo, half red morocco, uncut. New York, 1858 EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with 15 portraits and 2 views.
ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT OF POE'S ESSAY
562. POE (EDGAR ALLAN). The Original Manuscript of Poe's long Essay, "About Critics and Criticism," written on narrow strips of Poe's favorite blue paper, and pasted together by him, making a continuous sheet of 150 inches in length. Signed by Poe beneath caption.
THIS IS AN EXTREMELY INTERESTING MANUSCRIPT, EXHIBITING THE CRITICAL AND SHREWD DISCRIMINATING POWERS OF POE. In this piece, HIMSELF IS THE CRITIC, and while the essay treats of the respective writings of Percy B. Whipple and William A. Jones, there are constant references to the writings of other well and better known critics than these two.
He speaks of "Jane Eyre," Emerson, Tennyson, Carlyle, Macaulay, Southey, Byron, and others.
The Manuscript is complete, and in splendid condition, save for a tear which has been repaired.
ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT OF "EULALIE"
563. POE (EDGAR ALLAN). The Original Autograph Manuscript of "Eulalie," 3 stanzas, written on 1 p., 4to. Unsigned. With one correction in Poe's hand.
AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF "ANNABEL LEE"
564. POE (EDGAR ALLAN). Autograph Manuscript of "Annabel Lee," signed below caption. 6 stanzas, written on 2 pp., 4to, and pasted in Poe's customary fashion to form one long sheet.
A MANUSCRIPT OF THE UTMOST INTEREST, BEING THAT OF ONE OF THE CHOICEST OF POE'S POETICAL COMPOSITIONS. IT IS IN THE FINEST POSSI
AN UNPUBLISHED LETTER ABOUT HIS
565. POE (EDGAR ALLAN). A. L. s., 1 p., 4to, [April 30, 1835]. To T. W. White, Editor of the "Southern Literary Messenger." Unpublished in his "Life and Letters." Superscription and a few lines at beginning wanting, and a little split in folds.
A FINE LETTER, REGARDING HIS TALE "BERENICE."'
"A word or two in relation to Berenice. Your opinion of it is very just. The subject is by far too horrible, and I confess that I hestitated in sending it to you especially as a specimen of my capabilities. The Tale originated in a bet that I could produce nothing effective on a subject so singular provided I treated it eriously. You may say all this is in bad taste. I have my doubts about it To be appreciated you must be read, and these things are invariably sought after with avidity Such articles as the Ms. found in a Mad-house' and the Monos and Daimonos' of the ' London New Monthly'-the 'Confessions of an Opium-Eater' and the Man in the Bell' of Blackwood. The first two were written by no less a man than Bulwer-the 'Confessions' universally attributed to Coleridge—although unjustly. Thus the first men
About Critics and Criticism.
Our most arialytic; if not altogether our best critic (Mr. Whipple, pec. haps, excepted) is Mr. William A. Jones, author of "The Analyst."." How he would write elaborate criticisms I cannot say ; but his summary judg. ments of authors are criminative and profound. In fact, his papers on Emerson and on Macaulay, published in "Arcturus better than merely "profound", if we take the word in its now desecrated sense; for they at. once pointed, lucid, and just: — as vummaries, ving nothing to be desvied.
Mr. Whipple has less analysis, and far less candor, as his depreciation "Jane Eyre" will show ; but he cels the Jones in sensibility to Beauty, and is thus the better critic of Poetry I have read nothing finer in its way.
than his e
in [word obliterated] have not thought writings of this nature unworthy of their talents . . .
"In respect to Berenice individually I allow that it approaches the very verge of bad taste but I will not sin quite so egregiously again,"
A. L. s. (signed "Poe"), 1 p., 8vo. New York, June 27, 1846. To Henry B. Hirst. With envelope.
A FINE LETTER RELATING TO THE POE-ENGLISH ATTACKS, NOT PUBLISHED in his "Life and Letters.''
After asking Hirst for an account of his duel with Thomas Dunn English, also accounts of Sandy Harris's and Du Solle's troubles with English, he continues: "I gave E. a flogging which he will remember to the day of his death and, luckily, in the presence of witnesses. He thinks to avenge himself by lies-but I shall be a match for him by means of simple truth,' ,, etc.
567. A. L. s., 1 p., 4to. New York, May 3, 1848. To Henry B. Hirst, with address bearing also initials of Poe.
A MOST INTERESTING LETTER REGARDING HIRST'S POEM ENDYMION." "I am glad to hear that you are getting out 'Endymion,' of which you must know that I think highly-very highly—if I did fall asleep while hearing it read.
"I live at Fordham, Westchester Co.-14 miles from the city by railroad. The cars leave from the City Hall. Should you have any trouble about finding me, inquire at the office of the 'Home Journal'—or ‘Union Magazine.'"
THIS LETTER IS NOT PUBLISHED IN HIS "Life and Letters.''
568. Clemm (Maria, Poe's Mother-in-law). A. L. s., 1 p., 8vo. New York, Oct. 23, 1849. To Henry B. Hirst, written about two weeks after the death of Poe. Slight split in folds. With envelope.
"God bless you for doing justice to the memory of my own dear Eddie. You who knew him so well, knew what a noble heart he had. And now will you do me a very great favor, me your old friend. Since this deep affliction, I have been staying at the house of Mrs. S. Anna Lewis she was at the death-bed of my darling Virginia. . . Eddie was very much interested in her writings," etc. Continuing, she asks Hirst to write a critique of one of Mrs. Lewis' pieces, which Poe intended to do. THIS LETTER IS NOT PUBLISHED IN POE'S "Life and Letters.''
569. Autograph Signature, cut from a letter, containing also in his hand, “Very respy. Yr ob. st.”
A Collection of 18 Autograph Letters, notes, etc., including facsimiles of the Poem "Alone," from John H. Ingram, E. L. Didier, and copy of a letter from the Editor of Scribner's Monthly.
This important collection of correspondence relates to the above Poem, which was published in Scribner's Monthly for September, 1875, under the caption "An Early Poem of Edgar Allan Poe," the authenticity of which was questioned by Poe's biographer, and the various letters from Mr. Didier relate the source of his discovery and other interesting matters.
571. POETRY. A Nonsense Anthology. By Carolyn Wells, N. Y. 1902; Byron's Works, 5 vols., Leipzig, 1866; In Memoriam (Tennyson), N. Y. 1906; and others. 17 vols., various sizes and bindings.