West Chester, PA: 1916. First edition of this self-published tribute from a son to the father he never knew. PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE YOUNGER WILLIAMS, “To | Dr. C. E. Hackley | with the compliments of | The Collator | John W. Williams | ‘Round Top’ | Near West Chester | Pa - | September 1916 -.” John Worthington Williams (1803 – 1837), a Yale-educated lawyer and writer, had taken over editorship of The National Gazette, a Philadelphia newspaper and literary review, gotten married, and had a son, when barely a year later he contracted and died from “consumption” at the tender age of 34. His son, who also studied law, served for 2 years in the Civil War. The book collects various reviews written anonymously by the elder Williams for the American Quarterly Review (as was, apparently, the tradition at the time), tributes and obituary notices, and 20 pages of verse. 8vo purple cloth boards lettered in gilt on spine and double bordered in blind on front; top edge gilt; 471 pages. Very good to near fine with spine toned to pale purple and few inconspicuous nicks in cloth.