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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1422-1509 A. D. A reprint of the Edition of 1872-5, which contained upwards of five hundred Letters, etc., till then unpublished, to which are now added others in a supplement after the Introduction.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 Fine copy, 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.

London, 1886

561. POE (EDGAR ALLAN). Poetical Works. Illustrated by Tenniel, Darley, Birket Foster, and others. 8vo, half red morocco, uncut.

New York, 1858 FINE COPY. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with 15 portraits and 2 views.

AN

EXTREMELY

INTERESTING

ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT OF POE'S ESSAY

“ABOUT CRITICS AND CRITICISM" 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

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 refer. ences 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.

(SEE ILLUSTRATION] 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

BLE CONDITION.

AN UNPUBLISHED LETTER ABOUT HIS "BERENICE" 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 subject so singular provided I treated it seriously 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 Bulwerthe 'Confessions' universally attributed to Coleridge-although unjustly. Thus the first men

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"Jane Eyre" will show; but he excels the lones in sensibility to Beauty, and is this the better critic of Poetry I have read nothing finer in its way

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In respect to Berenice individually I allow that it approaches the very verge of bad tastebut I will not sin quite so egregiously again,"

etc. 566. — 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 liesbut I shall be a match for him by means of simple truth,etc.

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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 highlyif I did fall asleep while hearing it read.

I live at Fordham, Westchester Co.14 miles from the city by rail. road. 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.

570. 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 corr

orrespondence 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, 1' 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.

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