WASHINGTON SQUARE PRESS (POCKET BOOKS, INC.)
Series Note: In the years 1950-56 (at least), the Washington Square Press book series was published by Pocket Books, Inc. of New York. From the early 1960s the series was published by Washington Square Press, Inc.
According to a Pocket Books, Inc. list of titles published in Spring 1961, the Washington Square Press was an imprint of Pocket Books, Inc. (1 West 39th Street, New York 18., N.Y., United States).
Each of the Washington Square Press books was at that time issued with a serial number beginning with the letter W and occasionally with the letters WPL.
The imprint included subsections such as:
(1) The Language-Through-Pictures Series
"The quickest and easiest way to learn another language. These excellent aids are prepared by I. A. Richards, Christine Gibson and the staff of Language Research, Inc., Harvard University."
The serial numbers of the titles in this "series" included W1, W2, W3, W4, W8, W10, W15, W22, W30, W32, W38, and W39 (the titles are all listed below).
(2) Self-Teaching English Books
The serial numbers of these titles included W50, W51, W55, W500 and W570 (the titles are all listed below).
(3) Language Guides
"Compiled for students, business people and travelers at home and abroad."
The serial numbers of these guides included W1025 (see list below)
(4) The Folger Library Series
The serial numbers of this series included: W100, W101, W106, W108, W109, W110, W111, W112, W113, W115, W116, W118, W120, W121, W123, and W124, along with WSP67 (the titles are all listed below).
Serial Number / Title / Author
W1. English Through Pictures, Book 1 - I. A. Richards and Christine M. Gibson
W2. First Steps in Reading English
W3. A First Workbook of English For Use with English Through Pictures - I. A. Richards and Christine M Gibson
W4. English Through Pictures, Book 2 - I. A. Richards and Christine M. Gibson
W5. A Second Workbook of English, For Use with English Through Pictures, Book 1 - I. A. Richards and Christine M Gibson
W8. French Through Pictures - I. A. Richards
W10. First Workbook of French
W15. German Through Pictures
W22. Italian Through Pictures
W30. Spanish Through Pictures
W32. First Workbook of Spanish
W38. Hebrew Through Pictures
W39. First Steps in Reading Hebrew
W50. Six Minutes a Day to Perfect Spelling - Harry Shefter
W51. Short Cuts to Effective English - Harry Shefter
W55. 30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary - Wilfred Funk and Norman Lewis
WPL67 [= W67?]. A Midsummer Night's Dream - William Shakespeare (Wright and LaMar., eds.)
W99. Oedipus the King - Sophocles. Bernard M. W. Knox, trans.
W100. Doctor Faustus - Christopher Marlowe (Wright and LaMar., eds.)
W101. The Duchess of Malfi - John Webster (Wright and LaMar., eds.)
W106. As You Like It - William Shakespeare (Wright and LaMar., eds.)
W108. Hamlet - William Shakespeare (Wright and LaMar., eds.)
W109. Henry IV, Part I - William Shakespeare (Wright and LaMar., eds.)
W110. Henry IV, Part II - William Shakespeare (Wright and LaMar., eds.)
W111. Henry the Fifth - William Shakespeare (Wright and LaMar., eds.)
W112. Julius Caesar - William Shakespeare (Wright and LaMar., eds.)
W113. King Lear - William Shakespeare (Wright and LaMar., eds.)
W115. Macbeth - William Shakespeare (Wright and LaMar., eds.)
W116. The Merchant of Venice - William Shakespeare (Wright and LaMar., eds.)
W118. Othello - William Shakespeare (Wright and LaMar., eds.)
W120. Richard the Third - William Shakespeare (Wright and LaMar., eds.)
W121. Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare (Wright and LaMar., eds.)
W123. The Tempest - William Shakespeare (Wright and LaMar., eds.)
W124. Twelfth Night - William Shakespeare (Wright and LaMar., eds.)
W131. The Complete Sonnets, Songs and Poems of Shakespeare - Henry W. Simon, ed.
W133. Maggie and Other Stories by Stephen Crane. Austin McC. Fox, ed.
W150. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - Mark Twain
W151. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
W175. The Cabala - Thornton Wilder
W176. Messer Marco Polo - Donn Byrne
W207. The Dialogues of Plato - J. D. Kaplan, ed.
W209. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
W210. Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë
W214. The Great Short Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson.
W215. The House of Seven Gables - Nathaniel Hawthorne
W218 The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
W219. Ivanhoe - Sir Walter Scott
W220. The Red Badge of Courage - Stephen Crane
W222. A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
W223. The Return of the Native - Thomas Hardy
W224. The Pocket Book of Modern American Short Stories - Philip Van Doren Stern ed.
W225. Tess of the D'Urbevilles - Thomas Hardy
W226. The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne
W227. Silas Marner - George Eliot
W230. Four Great Tragedies (Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Macbeth) - William Shakespeare
W231. Four Comedies (The Tempest, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It - William Shakespeare
W234. Kidnapped - Robert Louis Stevenson
W236. The Bridge of San Luis Rey - Thornton Wilder
W238. The Pocket Book of O. Henry Stories - Henry Hansen, ed.
W239. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
W241. The Pocket Book of Verse - M. E. Speare, ed.
W242. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
W243. Tales from the Decameron - Boccaccio. Herbert Alexander, ed.
W244. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë
W246. Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
W249. Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
W250. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
W251. Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
W255. A Pocket Book of Short Stories - M. E. Speare, ed.
W257. Alice in Wonderland and Othe Favorites - Lewis Carroll
W245. The Confessions of St. Augustine - Edward B. Pusey, trans.
W260. Effective Public Speaking - Herbert V. Prochnow
W262. The Last of the Mohicans - James Fenimore Cooper
W273. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
W500. Faster Reading Self-Taught - Harry Shefter
W550. Collected Lyrics of Edna St. Vincent Millay
W551. Collected Sonnets of Edna St. Vincent Millay
W552. The New Pocket Anthology of American Verse - Oscar Williams, ed.
W553. Immortal Poems of the English Language - Oscar Williams, ed.
W556. The Pocket Book of Robert Frost's Poems. Louis Untermeyer, ed.
W558. Lorna Doone - R. D. Blackmore
W560. The Pathfinder - James Fenimore Cooper
W561. The Way of All Flesh - Samuel Butler
W564. The Deerslayer - James Fenimore Cooper
W570. Shefter's Guide to Better Compositions - Harry Shefter
W575. The Pocket Aquinas - Vernon J. Burke, ed.
W567. Chaucer's Canterbury Tales - R. M. Lumiansky, trans.
W584. The Pocket Bible
W585. Great Ideas from the Great Books - Mortimer J. Adler
W587. The Story of Mankind - Hendrik Willem van Loon
W593. Cuentos y Narraciones - Harriet de Onis, ed.
W595. The Story of Chinese Philosophy - Ch'u Chai with Winbert Chai
W598. Great Essays - Houston Peterson, ed.
W599. A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis - Sigmund Freud
W600. A Pocket History of the United States - Allan Nevins and Henry Steele Commager
W601. Of Stars and Men - Harlow Shapley
W625. The Office Encyclopedia - N. H. and S. K. Mager, eds.
W626. Household Encyclopedia - N. H. and S. K. Mager, eds.
W627. A Pocket Guide to Birds - Allan D. Cruikshank
W628. A Pocket Guide to Trees - Rutherford Platt
W629. A Guide to Tropical Fish - N. H. and S. K. Mager, eds.
W630. The Pocket Guide to Wildflowers - Samuel Gottscho
W635. The New Pocket Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form - Norman Lewis, ed.
W641. Basic Principles of Psychoanalysis - A. A. Brill, M.D.
W650. 15 American One-Act Plays - Paul Kozelka, ed.
W651. Three Comedies of American Family Life - Joseph Mersand, ed.
W652. Three Dramas of American Realism - Jospeh Mersand, ed.
W653. Three Dramas of American Individualism - Jospeh Mersand, ed.
W700. The 42nd Parralel - John Dos Passos
W701. 1919 - John Dos Passos
W702. The Big Money - John dos Passos
W730. The Pocket Book of Great Drawings - Paul J. Sachs
W1001. The Cloister and the Hearth - Charles Reade
W1002. The Pickwick Papers - Charles Dickens
W1004. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
W1025. Larousse de Poche
[described as the "finest all-French dictionary of its kind"]
W1036. The Picture History of Painting- H. W. Janson and Dora Jane Janson
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