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         Oeuvres. Edition conforme aux derniers textes revus par l'auteur. Une notice et un glossaire par Pierre Jannet. Illustrations de A. ROBIDA.

      Librairie Illustrée, 1885, 1886. 2 volumes in-4, demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs, fleurons, VIII- 494- 484 pp. 49 planches hors-texte en deux tons ou en couleurs, nombreux dessins dans le texte. Bel exemplaire.

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         Et Dukkehjem. Skuespil i tre Akter.

      1886 1886 - Orig. udgave. Kbhvn.: Gyldendalske Boghandel 1879. 180 s. Orig. komponeret blågråt hellærred med tresidet guldsnit. Ryggen falmet og hjørner og kapitæler let stødte, ellers velholdt eksemplar. Lille navn på friblad. * Variant A.

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         Les Illuminations. Notice par Paul Verlaine.

      Publications de La Vogue 1886 - In-8 (220 x 140 mm) de 103 pp. (les cinq premières non chiffrées) ; demi-maroquin crème à coins, dos à nerfs, compartiments de filets ornés de petits fers, pièce de titre de maroquin lavallière, couvertures imprimées conservées, non rogné, tête dorée (reliure signée J. Weckesser). Clouzot, p. 237 ; Carteret, II, p. 272. Édition originale, rare. L'autre volet du grand diptyque rimbaldien, avec Une saison en enfer. Tirage limité à 200 exemplaires : celui-ci, sur vergé de Hollande, porte le n° 112. Sur le premier plat de couverture, la mention de lieu et d'éditeur est masquée par une étiquette portant l'adresse de "Léon Vanier – Libraire-Éditeur – 19, Quai Saint-Michel, Paris". Les Illuminations ont été publiées pour la première fois en 1886, en feuilleton, dans la revue La Vogue. Chaque pièce est aujourd'hui connue par un manuscrit unique, sauf deux poèmes pour lesquels le manuscrit s'est perdu : "Démocratie" et "Dévotion". L'analyse graphologique de ces manuscrits a permis de les dater avec une quasi certitude de l'année 1874. Comme l'écrit Steve Murphy : "tous les manuscrits connus du recueil sont postérieurs à tous les manuscrits que l'on peut dater avec certitude de 1873". Pour cette raison, les Illuminations doivent être considérées comme la dernière œuvre de Rimbaud. Mais ces manuscrits ne sont que des mises au net de textes rédigés selon toute hypothèse à une date antérieure, que nous ignorons. La question de la datation et de l’ordonnance des pièces constituant Les Illuminations reste donc d’actualité, et leur présentation varie selon les éditeurs (Rolland de Renéville et Mouquet, Steve Murphy ou André Guyaux). Élégante reliure du belge Jacques Weckesser (1860-1923), qui a conservé toutes les marges de ce volume central dans l'histoire de la poésie moderne – et qui se passe de commentaires. Cf. "Charles de Samblanx et Jacques Weckesser, relieurs. Collection Raoul Warocqué", exposition au Musée royal de Mariemont, 26 mars – 23 sept. 1992, catalogue rédigé par Laurence Delsaux et Pierre-Jean Foulon. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Australian pictures.by Howard Willoughby

      Artist: Bowman S; issued in: London; date: ca 1886 - - technic: Wood engraving; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): ; - description: Description and pictural of flora, fauna, life and products of Australia. With many views and pictures of Brisbane,Sidney, Melbourne, Launceston,Queensland, Sandhurst and Tasmania, 1 foldes map of Australia and Tasmania

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         SELECTIONS IN MODERN ART CONSISTING OF ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FIVE STEEL ENGRAVINGS AND ETCHINGS. AFTER THE WORK OF RECENT AND CONTEMPORANEOUS ARTISTS. WITH DESCRIPTIVE TEXT. (2 Volumes)

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1886. First Edition. Full Leather. Near Fine binding. Two large quarto volumes, in full dark brown morocco, the boards elaborately blocked in blind, with black calf onlay of the figure representing the art muse. Titling blocked in gold; marbled endpapers; dentelles; all edges gilt. With raised bands and decorations and titling in gold. The 125 engraved or etched plates are very handsome. A few of them (only) have a very small tideline just at the edge or the bottom corner. Overall, a beautiful set. Near Fine binding.

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         Lettre autographe signée et enveloppe adressée à la Comtesse Potocka : « Et cela, madame, n'est pas de la pose, en prose. »

      - S.l [Paris] s.d. [12 février 1886], 9,8x15,5cm, 5 pages sur 2 feuillets. - Guy de Maupassant lettera autografa firmata e busta indirizzata alla Contessa Potocka: "E questo, signora, non sta ponendo in prosa. " Sl [Parigi] ND [12 febbraio 1886], 9,8x 15,5 cm, 5 pagine su 3 fogli. Divertente e commovente lettera sia letteraria e romantica. Maupassant ad Antibes, in occasione di un matrimonio, affrontare una lettera sorprendente alla contessa Potocka. E 'sia il suo amico e donna che corteggia il gusto o la mondanità. Da parte sua, si è unita in fretta il suo gruppo a "libro dei Maccabei", una cerchia di ammiratori su whichthe regna padrona assoluta. E 'gourmet Potocka per la sua gentilezza per una nuova pubblicato di recente, Miss Perla, "Sono stato molto lungo, signora, senza scrivere a voi perché mi avete ribellati - letteralmente - facendomi i complimenti per la signorina Pearl, una giunca, sono sicuro. "E 'del tutto il diritto di criticare il suo lavoro:" Ho il diritto di essere grave dato il nome dell'autore [...] " Egli sospetta l'entourage maschio della contessa influenzare il suo giudizio: "Anche se sei stato influenzato da notevoli e incompetenti uomini vi onoriamo con la vostra fiducia di aver apprezzato questo nuovo e degno di un prezzo Mointhyon (io non so nemmeno non come si scrive Montyon) come la forma e la sostanza. "Maupassant riprende il suo metodo precedente: si inizia ad una distanza di un gruppo di cui fa parte ancora. E 'anche i salotti della contessa, che sono diversi "considerevoli uomini" egli cita. Il Montyon prezzo che non pretende di conoscere incantesimo, è un premio letterario per i libri di "modi più utili." Eppure, ammette poche righe dopo: "Volevo dimostrare a tutti confonde letteratura con Virtù - allora non hanno nulla in comune. "Una società che può essere chiamato morale. Ma la morale in Maupassant dà per iscritto: "Bene, dopo questo processo iniquo opto per la letteratura. " La signorina Pearl è stato rilasciato solo un mese prima, 16 gennaio 1886 Le Figaro. Eppure, si lancia in una critica concisa e divertente del suo testo, senza perdere graffiare il suo passaggio corrispondente: "Come hai potuto giudicare con simpatia così banale storia inverosimile di questa famiglia di pazzi vivere dietro l'Osservatorio in profondità in provincia - (come è nuovo) [...] Oh! Oh! Oh! Ah! Ah! Ah! che si tratta di una favola ingegnoso! E la rivelazione avviene in modo splendido, di una torta dei re! Si piange in gesso stoffa, che è un fumetto circa, e l'altro riconoscere, cade a terra come un foulard, che è un certo effetto! "Non sembra trovare alcuna con il suo lavoro nonostante il suo successo:" Certo che l'invenzione di questa favola a Berquin è una certa piattezza, l'osservazione di perfetta imprecisione, lo sviluppo di un'ingenuità toccante, che ha tutti toccati. Poiché ho ricevuto molte lettere. " Qualunque sia successo perché secondo Maupassant, il pericolo è diversa: "Io dico che per iscritto di tali dolci virtuosi senza reperti di ogni genere, senza makeup artist e anche senza indirizzo penna Forse si arriva a ... accademia. Ma questo è tutto, e non abbastanza. "Si scusa per essere molto esigente," Questo è come io sono irritabile nella mia solitudine, dove la vita non è gay. Io lavoro; Io lavoro molto; Ho gli occhi irritati, mal di stomaco, mal di schiena; e il mio cuore batte giorno e notte. "Egli accusa i suoi modi corrispondenti in cui lei indossa con lui come con gli altri suoi corteggiatori del" gruppo Maccabei. " Egli pensa che "[...] molto spesso, con una certa tristezza per una donna Vorrei davvero, sinceramente amico, ma la cui gentilezza per me è così variabile che l'amicizia con lei una ballerina in equilibrio su sul filo del rasoio. " Ma lui si vendica poche righe dopo, ricordando le sue visite ai suoi amici Marie Kann e la signora Reagan (Marie-Clothilde Legrand, contessa di Fournès) e il suo amico pittore Henri Gervex "che porta la signora Reagan duke duke Principe dal principe, sta diventando, con la sua padrona di casa che crede rapito, un communard il regicidio, anche se è passato in questo mondo, un cattolico praticante. "Finalmente dopo le sue poche righe umoristici, ha ripreso il suo atteggiamento cupo, molto peggio nei suoi ultimi anni da vivere," ho quasi esco in bianco e io sono così annoiato al pensiero di tutto cosa avrei potuto fare per distrarmi, non ho neanche il coraggio di commuovermi. " - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Drôle et émouvante lettre à la fois littéraire et amoureuse, 122 lignes à l'encre noire sur deux feuillets dont un remplié, enveloppe jointe. Maupassant, à Antibes à l'occasion d'un mariage, adresse une étonnante lettre à la Comtesse Potocka. Elle est à la fois son amie et une femme qu'il courtise par goût ou mondanité. De son côté, elle l'intègre rapidement à son groupe de « Macchabées », un cercle composé de soupirants sur lequelle elle règne en maîtresse absolue. Il gourmande Potocka pour sa bienveillance envers une nouvelle récemment parue, Mademoiselle Perle : « J'ai été bien longtemps, Madame, sans vous écrire parce que vous m'avez révolté - littérairement - en me faisant des compliments sur Melle Perle, une ordure, j'en suis certain. » Il se sent tout à fait habilité à critiquer son  ouvrage : « J'ai le droit d'être sévère étant donné le nom de l'auteur [...] » Il soupçonne l'entourage masculin de la Comtesse d'influencer son jugement : « Certes vous avez été influencée par les hommes considérables et incompétents que vous honorez de votre confiance pour avoir apprécié ainsi cette nouvelle digne d'un prix Mointhyon (Je ne sais même pas comment on écrit Montyon) autant par la forme que le fond. » Maupassant reprend son procédé précédent : il se met à distance d'un groupe dont il fait pourtant partie. Il est lui aussi des salons de la Comtesse, il ne diffère en rien des « hommes considérables » qu'il cite. Le prix Montyon qu'il prétend ne pas savoir orthographier, est une récompense littéraire destinée aux ouvrages « les plus utiles aux m

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         The Writings of Longfellow.

      Riverside Press, Cambridge 1886 - Octavo, three-quarters leather, 14 volumes. Top edge gilt, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt ruled to the front and rear panel, marbled endpapers. One of 500 numbered copies. This is set number 144. It also includes the three volume Final Memorials of Longfellow by Ticknor and Company published in 1887. All volumes are numbered 144 of 300 copies. Each volume contains the bookplate of noted American poet and publisher Scofield Thayer, best known for his art collection, which is housed in the Metropolitan Mueseum of Art. In near fine condition. Longfellow’s success spanned both sides of the Atlantic: "He wrote some of the most popular poems in American literature, in which he created a new body of romantic American legends," and when he died, "he was the first American whose bust was placed in the Poet’s Corner in Westminster Abbey" (Columbia University Press). This 14 volume edition includes two volumes of Longfellow’s prose, his translation of Dante in three and his verse in six, including such celebrated works as Tales of a Wayside Inn, The Song of Hiawatha, Christus and The Courtship of Miles Standish. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         POEMS 1886-1929.

      - In three volumes. Pp.[ii]+viii+396(last blank)+[2]((colophon, verso blank)+[ii]+xxii+368(last colophon)+[ii]+xxii+354+[2](colophon, verso blank), frontispiece portrait with tissue guard Volume I, titles and headings printed in red, glossary, indices; tall cr. 4to; publisher's full crimson morocco, spines lettered in gilt between raised bands, the leather slightly scuffed, a couple of the fore-corners lightly worn; t.e.g., others uncut; dentelles decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers; armorial bookplate of Edward Wheewall Holden on upper pastedowns, bookseller's sticker at foot of upper pastedown Volumes I & II, a few tiny edge chips or splits, occasional faint soiling and a couple of spots of foxing; Macmillan and Co. Ltd. London, 1929. First U.K. edition, limited to 525 numbered sets (500 for sale), signed by the author. Richards A386; Livingston 545. *Printed at the Chiswick Press on hand-made paper specially manufactured for this edition. The frontispiece, a full-face portrait of Kipling in dry-point by Francis Dodd, was drawn for this edition (which was oversubscribed within a few hours of its announcement to the trade). This set without the dust wrappers and dropbox. Sir Edward Wheewall Holden (1885-1947) took his family carriage and saddlery business, Holden & Frost, into a partnership with General Motors to form Australia's first automobile manufacturer. Holden was influential in the company's expansion into motor-body building, and its use of highly automated mass production technology. He was also the foundation director and first chairman of the South Australian Industries Assistance Corporation, and served in the South Australian Legislative Council from 1935-47. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Novels: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, A Memoir of Jane Austen with Lady Susan, The Watsons Etc. [in six volumes]

      Richard Bentley & Son, London 1886 - A finely bound, uniform set in three-quarter calf. Spines each with five raised bands, black and red title panels and decorations and titles in gilt. Set comprising all six major novels plus a memoir of Jane Austen with the novella Lady Susan and the fragment The Watsons - all in 6 volumes published between 1886 and 1892. All volumes re-backed using original spines with any chips repaired so that now all joints are entirely sound and unworn. Internally clean with no inscriptions or bookplates and original endpapers [which match marbled boards] retained; ep gutters professionally and neatly strengthened; each volume with its frontispiece illustration plus tissue-guard present. Page block top edges in gilt. A really stunning set which would enhance any library. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A FORTNIGHT IN HEAVEN: AN UNCONVENTIONAL ROMANCE. By Harold Brydges [pseudonym]

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1886.. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi-vii [viii] [1] 2-177 [178-180: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], flyleaves at front and rear, original decorated gray cloth, front panel stamped in brown and black, spine panel stamped in black and gold, floral pattered endpapers. First edition. "Light satirical romance of the adventures of one Captain Grizzle. Able to propel his spirit about at will, he visits the planet Jupiter [one hundred years in the future], which he finds to be an enlarged version of earth; an exact counterpart, in fact, with Britain, America, etc. featured, but with somewhat advanced technology, including airships." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 42. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 289. Locke, Voyages in Space 44. Bleiler (1978), p. 33 (citing the first British edition of the same year from Sampson Low). Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 74. Reginald 02085 (also citing the Sampson Low edition). Wright (III) 667. Several faint stains to cloth at lower edges of front and rear covers, a very good copy. A very uncommon American eccentric interplanetary novel. (#149500)

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         TWO STROKES OF THE BELL: A STRANGE STORY

      1886. MONTAGUE, Charles Howard. TWO STROKES OF THE BELL: A STRANGE STORY. Boston: W.I. Harris & Co., 1886. 12mo., pictorial brown cloth, stamped in gilt; 185 pages. First Edition. An early detective fiction title, listed in Hubin. Montague [1858-1889] was also an editor at "The Boston Globe." Signed inscription from Montague on verso of the front endpaper: "With the compliments of the author, C.H. Montague." Also with the ownership blindstamp of Charles Greenough Chase, Mere Point Road, Brunswick, Maine" on the front endpaper. Believed to be the copy of Charles "Chippy" Greenough Chase [1908-1988]- a famous Maine wildlife sculptor. A scarce book and rare to find a signed copy! Good (some edgewear covers but gilt is nice & bright; one signature bit pulled but still tight; contents clean, rear hinge appears to have been tightened). $500.00.

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         Meditation of the Old Fisherman. IN: The Irish Monthly, October 1886, No. 160, Vol. XIV.

      Dublin: W.H. Gill & Son. 1886 - 4pp ads preceding text. pp.513-572. Orig. blue printed wraps; sl. loss to front wrap near head of spine, otherwise good. One of Yeats? earliest published poems, predating the first ?major? poem, The Stolen Child, also published in the Irish Monthly, December 1886. The first separate publication was Mosada, reprinted from the Dublin University Review of June 1886; his second is the Wanderings of Oisin and other poems, 1889. The latter includes Meditation and other pieces from the Review and the Irish Monthly 1885-1888. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Et Dukkehjem. Skuespil i tre Akter.

      1886 1886 - Orig. udgave. Kbhvn.: Gyldendalske Boghandel 1879. 180 s. Ubeskåret eksemplar indbundet med de orig. omslag og ryg i smukt privat halvlæder med guldtryk på den let falmede ryg. Bindet signeret Juul-Lassen. De orig. omslag en anelse falmede og enkelte blade let bruneret, ellers rent og meget velholdt eksemplar med navn på det orig. foromslag.

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         TYPES JAPONAIS. Quarante Planches Dessinees et Lithographs. DAI NIPPON TEIKOKU K

      - Tokio 1886. Black cloth spine over original illustrated boards, very solid, corner wear, 40 lithographic plates,[40] pages, 28.5 x 20.5 cm.,most with tissue guards,each numbered a nice copy ! FIRST & ONLY EDITION . . AN EXCELLENT AND RARE EXAMPLE OF A JAPANESE WOMAN ARTIST'S . . GRAPHIC WORK IN THE MEIJI PERIOD: . This is an RARE example of a Japanese woman's drawing and depictions of native Japanese life in the mid-1880's. . Each drawing is numbered, with caption, and signed by the artist in the stone. . All images are with buff background, and black outline sketched, with charming skill and sensitivity. . One is "signed" by the artist in Romaji with a back wards "n" in a quaint display of the "avant-garde" use of Western alphabet during the Meiji period. Obviously anyone etching anything on stone means the opposite or 'mirror image' is what turns out to be the print. When the artist signed her work its fully expected that her name would read back wards. All others are stone-signed in Romaji by her. . SUBJECTS OF THE DRAWINGS: . A very nice insight to the Japanese at their daily life, chores, activities and diversions, including Kendo [a kind of sword fighting practice], warriors, workers, musicians, nobility, a humble shoe maker, a hair dresser and a host of Japanese women wearing the traditional Kimono in their daily life activities. . *** WHO WAS THE ARTIST WATANABE YUKOH: . Watanabe Yukoh [1856-1942] was a painter, daughter of Goseda Horyu. Pupil of her father and of her brother, Yoshimatsu. Wife of Watanabe Bunzaburo. She exhibited her work at sponsored exhibitions. She taught Western-style painting at a girl's school, became a pioneer in women's education. Specialized in portraiture, but also made lithographs of Japanese genre scenes, this work is an excellent example. * The cover of this album shows a very nice example of a self-portrait of the artist in her studio, painting what looks like a Buddhist Monk or Shinto Priest. In the lower left are two cinnabar-red Hanko [seals], most likely her own Hanko [seals or chops]. . *** THE GENRE OF THE MEIJI PERIOD: At this very early time in Meiji Japan, there were very few women artists who openly produced and provided art work for her own book. This is a great example of a liberated and most independent-minded Japanese woman's production of examples of her art for the world audience. The title page is written in French, indicating consideration that her book would be distributed in France. Indeed a very rare example. . Few other Japanese women left their artistic in terms of a published and illustrated book, leaving her mark on this period in Japanese art history. *** REFERENCES: Yokohama Bijutsu Kan: BAKUMATSU, MEIJI NO YOKOHAMA TEN: YOKOHAMA 1859-1899: New Visions, New Representations, she is listed on pp. 131-132, diagram numbers 173-174, cited & illustrated. * ROBERTS, Laurance P.: A DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS: PAINTING, SCULPTURE, CERAMICS, PRINTS, LACQUER, lists her on p.194. * YOKOHAMA MUSEUM OF ART.:SELECTED WORKS FROM THE COLLECTION, 1989. see p.66-67,#29, with biography of the artist in English & Japanese. ***

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         FLOATING FLIES AND HOW TO DRESS THEM. By Frederic M. Halford 'Detached Badger' of 'The Field.'

      Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington. London. - 1886 1st edition. 8vo (150 x 228mm). Ppviii,136 + 1pp ads + 32pp publisher's catalogue. 9 hand-coloured plates of flies, shade chart, b/w illustrations. Dark olive cloth, upper board and spine titled in gilt, top edge gilt. Re-cased in slightly worn original cloth, corners rubbed, slightly shaken but a good-plus copy of the first edition. Only 500 copies were printed. "A treatise on the most modern methods of dressing artificial flies for trout and grayling. With full illustrated directions and containing ninety hand-coloured engravings of the most killing patterns. Together with a few hints to dry-fly fishermen. By Frederic M. Halford." The first edition of the first, and scarcest, of Halford's books. Though the book contains no limitation statement it is known that only 500 copies of this first edition were produced. A contemporary publisher's advertisement stated "A large-paper edition, printed on Dutch hand-made paper, limited to 100 copies for England and 50 for America, price 30s (This Edition is exhausted). Small-paper edition - Demy 8vo, first edition limited to 500 copies, cloth, 15s post free." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Illustrated Handbook Of Victoria, Australia. Colonial And Indian Exhibition, London. 1886.

      Melbourne, John Ferres, Government Printer, Circa 1886. - First Edition; Lge 8vo; pp. 108, profusely illustrated with [69 pages] b/w illustrations [engravings]; 4 of which are folding, fold map of Victoria showing position of State schools, bound in contemporary red hard-grain morocco, raised bands, richly gilt, all edges gilt, gilt inner dentelles, title lettered in gilt on spine. Complete as issued without the plate, "Interior of St. Paul's new Church of England cathedral", a very good copy. Ferguson 17078. Handbook of facts, figures and illustrations specially prepared for the 1886 exhibition in London for the promotion of the colony of Victoria, covers history and the future as seen in 1886 including agriculture, railways, education and religion. Nice 1886 b/w illustrations of many public buildings and maps including fold-out illustration of the Victorian Navy, which appears to consist of the HMVS Nelson, HMCSS Victoria, Cerberus and a torpedo boat either the Lonsdale or Nepean, Houses of Parliament, International Exhibition Buildings, General Post Office, Melbourne water supply [Yan Yean Reservoir]. Full page illustrations of City Brewery, Grand Stand MCG, Parkside Ironworks, Gun-boat Victoria, Carlton Brewery, Melbourne Docks, St. Pauls New Church, Wilson Hall and New Medical School buildings at Melb. Uni., New and Old Prince's Bridges, Switch-Room, Victorian Telephone Exchange Company includes relevant cut out of Herald newspaper article 1937. Large foldout map of State Schools throughout Colony. Interesting 10 pages written about Victoria as a wine producing country.

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         Jeypore Enamels

      Published by W. Griggs, London 1886 - , [2, blank] [5] 6-16 pages followed by 28 full page colour plates containing 120 designs [2, blank], illustrated initial to the introduction of Jeypore Enamels followed by a description of title plates, list of illlustrations, appendix lists: plate, article, value (costings), enameller, no. of firings, time in months to complete, purchaser, and remarks First Edition , 18 of the plates are torn: a small tear of 1-2cm up form the tail edge in most instances, another is 9.5cm into the plate and one other is 14cm into the plate, in both these cases the illustration is effected, there is some marking throughout, the pages are shading at the edges and there is some chipping; former library book, there are stamps to the title, page 8 and the recto of some plates, stickers to the front free end paper, back blank has large chip missing, covers are worn and chipped but original, sticker t the tail of the spine, gilt has faded, the colours are bright and plates beautiful, the book is a fascinating insight, in good condition , half bound in brown calf and cloth with blind ruling, gilt title to the spine folio 36.2 x 28cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         NORTH-COUNTRY FLIES

      Published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1886. 2nd edition.. Hardback. Good. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. 12 plates, 11 of which are hand-painted illustrations from the author's own drawings, with particulars of the dressings and season of each fly. Book also contains chapters on fishing the Minnow, The Creeper, The Stonefly, and The Worn in clear water, with an extra plate showing the hooks necessary therefore. Second edition. This book has been expertly rebacked with original spine laid down. Plates are all present - but plate 4 is missing its tissue-guard. Bumping and wear to spine and corners; a few scuff marks. Bookplate to front pastedown. Ink stamp to half-title page. A few light margin marks and browning; a little foxing. [S]

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         CROQUIS JAPONAIS. JAPANESE SKETCHES.

      - Tokio 1886. Buff stitched stiff wrs.,29+2=31 engraved plates in all, bound in the original illustrated covers, 31 x 46 cm tall folio, clean plates, no worming, solid, nice copy. FIRST & ONLY EDITION R A R E Ferninand Georges Bigot [1860-1927] lived 17 years in Japan from 1882 to 1899, married a Japanese woman and had one son. * In 1882 he went to Japan as a journalist. He lived in Tokyo and taught Western drawing, perspective, and watercolors at the National Military School. * He was a book illustrator capturing the essence of the Japanese character, and later illustrated the excesses of the Japanese and their culture. Depicting the common Japanese in their different walks of life. Shows some of the striking contrasts from traditional Japanese society and dress and that of the early Meiji period when Western influences changed the Japanese and their culture. *** TITLES OF THE SKETCHES/PLATES: 1. L'Etudient: A student, signed in plate . 2. Ecoliers: group of children . 3. Officer, signed in plate. . 4. Soldad: soldier, signed in plate . 5. Matelot: sailor, signed in plate . 6. Fonctionnaire: civil servant, signed in plate . 7. No title: A reader . 8. Koto player with a woman looking on. . 9. Bonze: Buddhist priest, signed in plate . 10. Agent de police: policeman. . 11. Servante, servant girls, signed in plate . 12. Lacteur: postman, signed in plate . 13. No title. Japanese man sits before a small Hibachi [brazier] trying to keep his hands warm, with coins to his right on the table, likely a merchant of some kind, he is bundled up with a heavy winter scarf. . 14. No title. Two women play shuttlecock. . 15. No title. A woman does another woman's coiffeur. . 16. No title. A young woman carries a bucket of water. . 17. No title. Washer woman. . 18. No title. A woman eats. . 19. Marchand de Remedes: medicine seller. Shows two men hold an umbrella wearing Kimono and carrying a small satchel. . 20. No title: Shows a man in a broad flat bamboo hat standing near a castle, with electrical wires in the background, he smokes a small Kiseru pipe and wears a short Kimono. Signed in the plate: "G. Bigot." Some call this "Smoker." . 21. Betto, horse groom holds the bridal of a horse. . 22. Jinrikiski: rickshaw puller, signed in block . 23. Pecheur, A Fisherman, signed in block . 24. Ama, masseur, shows No title. Man in a long Kimono smoking he holds a long staff [stick] in his right hand and touches his smoke with his left hand. He faces left. . 25. Md. de Poisson: man carrying fish in a yoke with two baskets. A seller of fish. . 26. No title. Shows a scavenger. . 27. Md. de Gueta. Shows a Geta [shoe] seller man who holds two pair of Geta and calls out his sales cry. . 28 Chanteuses des rue: street singers. . 29. No title. A rural landscape *** THE ILLUSTRATED COVERS: To the above add two more etched plates: Front cover: Shows a Japanese woman looking away from the artist at a cast-iron teapot. Back cover shows a street scene, a mother carries her child on her back, a gas street light, and an electrical wire with many businesses and hoses along the street. The total copper etched sketches is 31 in all. **** This lavishly illustrated work includes one of the most attractive of all of Bigot's engravings, which depicts two young Japanese women in Kimono playing shuttlecock [#14]. *** THE PRINTING TECHNIQUE: This work was entirely hand-etched on copper plates, then printed on hand-made Washi paper and bound in traditional Japanese stitched style. **** OTHER TITLES BY BIGOT: LIMITED EDITIONS 150 COPIES: ASA 1883 O-HA-YO 1883 MATA 1884 [actual correct title is "TAMA" Bigot's error ! Please check with us as we may have some of these in stock. *** CONDITION: A very nice copy. The front cover has some minor small foxing spots, some other dark spots mostly along the spine and lower edge, with the usually 'dusty' covers for a book of this period. . The back cover has a few minor foxing spots, with some of the usual dustiness consistent with a book of th

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         Der Heilige. Novelle. Sechste Auflage.

      Leipzig, Haessel, 1886. - 8°. 2 Bll., 235 SS. Original-Leinen mit Gold- und Blindprägung "Gering berieben, Titel mit kleiner Rasur im weissen Rand, sonst schön. - Vorsatz mit eigenhändiger, 3-zeiliger Widmung Meyers: "Meiner lieben Betsy, / 7. Oct. 1886 / Kilchberg". - Meyers Schwester Betsy stand in besonders enger Verbindung zu dem Schriftsteller und war teilweise auch seine Sekretärin. Gerüchte über den wahren Charakter der besonderen Nähe fasst Wysling (Meyer-Bildband, S. 141) so zusammen: "Mutter und Muse, und in den Phantasmen (.) war sie wohl mehr als das: - die im Geiste Geliebte". " ". [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Atlas des poissons vénéneux et descriptions des ravages produits par eux sur l'organisme humain et des contre-poisons à employer.

      - St. Petersburg, Balasheva, 1886. 4to (32.2 x 24.0 cm). [iv], 53. [i] pp., and ten tissue-guarded lithographed plates of which nine hand-coloured. Later blind quarter cloth over original printed boards.l Very rare Russian atlas on poisonous fishes, the effect of their poison and the methods of treating human victims. Text in Russian and French in double columns. Mostly dealing with tropical fish and beautifully handcoloured. Title page and half-title with vague library stamp; plates with a dampstain, one plate repaired at the edges. Otherwise a very good copy. Dean II, p. 395. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Eine neue Methode der Aufrichtung eingesunkener Nasen durch Bildung des Nasenrückens aus einem Haut-Periost-Knochenlappen der Stirn (pp.165-173, 3 Holzschnitte, 1 gefalt. lith. Taf. mit 7 Abb.).

      Arch. klin. Chir., 34. - Berlin, Verlag von August Hirschwald, 1886, 8, V, 962 pp., Holzschnitte, 13 lith. Tafeln, feiner Halbleinenband. Erste Ausgabe! "1886 machte Franz König seine erste Transplantation aus dem Stirnbein zwecks Korrektur der Sattelnase". Joseph "Den ersten Versuch einer partiellen Nasengerüstbildung aus dem Stirnbein publizierte - wie oben gesagt - Franz König 1886. Er bildete zum Zwecke der Korrektur einer hochgradigen Sattelnase bekanntlich zwei Hautlappen auf der Stirn, einen medialen und einen lateralen. Der mediale enthielt eine Knochenspange aus dem unter diesem Lappen liegenden Stirnbein. Dieser wurde nach unten geschlagen, in die quer aufgeschnittene Sattelnase gelegt und diente zugleich als Unterfütterung und Stütze, während der laterale Hautlappen als Hautbedeckung der Nase bedeckt wurde. Die Königsche Methode der Transplantation von gestielten Haut-Periost-Knochenlappen, die auch für die totale Rhinoplastik verwendbar ist, ist der Ausgangspunkt für zahlreiche Modifikationen geworden und ist im wesentlichen nach zwei Richtungen fortgebildet worden, erstens im Sinne einer Profilgerüstbildung (v.Hacker) und zweitens im Sinne einer Nasendachbildung (Schimmelbusch)." Joseph, Nasenplastik, S.235. "Koenig's Methode der Bildung eines knöchernen Nasenrückens durch Entnahme eines Haut-Periost-Knochenlappens aus der Stirn hat einen entscheidenden Fortschritt in der Frage der Rhinoplastik inauguriert." W.Müller - Arch. klin. Chir. 169/233.

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         THE CRUISE OF THE MARCHESA TO KAMSCHATKA & NEW GUINEA: With Notices of Formosa,

      - London 1886, Murray. Blue cloth, very good, 2 vols., 284+399 pages, index, 2 hand colored lithos, 89 woodcuts, 3 color maps, 5 color foldout maps, 1 b.w. map, bookplate. SCARCE SUBTITLE: cont. Malaya Archipelago. FIRST EDITION. * This is an interesting and eclectic voyage, captained by C.T. Kettlewell. . The voyage went from Colomo she went through Singapore to Formosa and the Ryukyu islands and on to Japan. The "MARCHESCA" went to Kamschatka via Yokohama and return to Japan on a four month sojourn. * They continued on to explore the little known Sulu archipelago & N. Borneo for about six weeks. * This work was written in much detail, giving a description of the flora, fauna an avifauna of the area, with notes on human habits, customs, dress, hair style, markets, fish, weather, land, scenery, seals & bears. * Mutiny of the Cossacks, Bering's voyage. Sulu Philippines, Luzon, beauty of scenery, sun-birds, Lubaun and Brunei, Sumbawa, Celebes, Moluccas, divisions of New Guinea, Amboina, Banda and Aru Islands. * With useful appendices of birds & shells collected, language vocabularies &c. * Fascinating primary narrative of 19th century exploration & travel. Nicely written, loaded with stunning illustrations recorded along the voyage. *** THE COMPLETE WORK: The set is complete with all maps and illustrations. Substantial work on the area flora & fauna. *** THE PLATES: Each volume has a hand-colored lithograph of a lovely bird. The texts contain: Vol. 1: 52 b.w. woodcuts, 10 of which are full page. Vol. 2: 88 b.w. woodcuts, 18 of which are full page. *** THE MAPS: Vol.1: 5 color maps, 1 of which is a folding. Vol.2: 9 color maps, 4 of which are folding. *** Extra and appropriate postage applies to this heavy two volume wet. *** REFERENCE: Casey Wood p.371. * Anker 192: "A useful, systematic & popular account of the faunal life observed during this celebrated voyage." *** Scans can be sent by email.

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         TYPES JAPONAIS. Quarante Planches Dessinees et Lithographs. DAI NIPPON TEIKOKU K

      Tokio 1886. Black cloth spine over original illustrated boards, very solid, corner wear, 40 lithographic plates,[40] pages, 28.5 x 20.5 cm.,most with tissue guards,each numbered a nice copy ! FIRST & ONLY EDITION . . AN EXCELLENT AND RARE EXAMPLE OF A JAPANESE WOMAN ARTIST'S . . GRAPHIC WORK IN THE MEIJI PERIOD: . This is an RARE example of a Japanese woman's drawing and depictions of native Japanese life in the mid-1880's. . Each drawing is numbered, with caption, and signed by the artist in the stone. . All images are with buff background, and black outline sketched, with charming skill and sensitivity. . One is "signed" by the artist in Romaji with a back wards "n" in a quaint display of the "avant-garde" use of Western alphabet during the Meiji period. Obviously anyone etching anything on stone means the opposite or 'mirror image' is what turns out to be the print. When the artist signed her work its fully expected that her name would read back wards. All others are stone-signed in Romaji by her. . SUBJECTS OF THE DRAWINGS: . A very nice insight to the Japanese at their daily life, chores, activities and diversions, including Kendo [a kind of sword fighting practice], warriors, workers, musicians, nobility, a humble shoe maker, a hair dresser and a host of Japanese women wearing the traditional Kimono in their daily life activities. . *** WHO WAS THE ARTIST WATANABE YUKOH: . Watanabe Yukoh [1856-1942] was a painter, daughter of Goseda Horyu. Pupil of her father and of her brother, Yoshimatsu. Wife of Watanabe Bunzaburo. She exhibited her work at sponsored exhibitions. She taught Western-style painting at a girl's school, became a pioneer in women's education. Specialized in portraiture, but also made lithographs of Japanese genre scenes, this work is an excellent example. * The cover of this album shows a very nice example of a self-portrait of the artist in her studio, painting what looks like a Buddhist Monk or Shinto Priest. In the lower left are two cinnabar-red Hanko [seals], most likely her own Hanko [seals or chops]. . *** THE GENRE OF THE MEIJI PERIOD: At this very early time in Meiji Japan, there were very few women artists who openly produced and provided art work for her own book. This is a great example of a liberated and most independent-minded Japanese woman's production of examples of her art for the world audience. The title page is written in French, indicating consideration that her book would be distributed in France. Indeed a very rare example. . Few other Japanese women left their artistic in terms of a published and illustrated book, leaving her mark on this period in Japanese art history. *** REFERENCES: Yokohama Bijutsu Kan: BAKUMATSU, MEIJI NO YOKOHAMA TEN: YOKOHAMA 1859-1899: New Visions, New Representations, she is listed on pp. 131-132, diagram numbers 173-174, cited & illustrated. * ROBERTS, Laurance P.: A DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS: PAINTING, SCULPTURE, CERAMICS, PRINTS, LACQUER, lists her on p.194. * YOKOHAMA MUSEUM OF ART.:SELECTED WORKS FROM THE COLLECTION, 1989. see p.66-67,#29, with biography of the artist in English & Japanese. *** .

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         Ungarische Prachtausgabe von Shakespeare's Dramen

      William SHAKESPEARE: Shakspere sínmüvei [Stücke]. Fordítják többen. Bevezetésekkel és jegyzetekkel ellátta Csiky Gergely. [3 Teile in 6 Bänden]. Közel 600 illustrátioval [von Henry C. Selous]. Javított Kiadás. Budapest: Kiadja Ráth Mór [1886-1891]. 4°. ca. 1800 Seiten. Dunkelblaue Leineneinbände mit mehrfarbiger Deckel- und Rückenillustration (u. a. Verlagssignet und Shakespeares Portrait) bzw. dekorativer Blindprägung auf Hinterdeckel; weiße, rot marmorierte Vorsätze auf Kunstdruckpapier; Marmorschnitt. Prachtausgabe von 33 Dramen Shakespeares in frühen, teilweise ersten ungarischen Übersetzungen. Als Redakteur dieser Ausgabe, die im Rahmen der "Kisfaludy-Gesellschaft", einer seit 1836 bestehenden, für die Literaturvermittlung in Ungarn bedeutenden Institution, herausgegeben wurde, zeichnet der ungarische Dramatiker Gergely Csiky (1842 - 1891) verantwortlich. Die Übersetzung stammen von Größen der ungarischen Literatur des 19. Jh., wie etwa Arany, Petöfi und Vörösmarty. - Die Ausgabe besteht aus drei Teilen zu jeweils 2 Bänden. Der erste Teil umfasst "Tragoediák" [Bde 1 u. 2], der zweite "Víg és régenyes színjátékok [Lustspiele und romantische Schauspiele, Bde. 3 u. 4], und der dritte Teil schließlich "Történelmi színmüvek" [Historische Dramen, Bde. 5 u. 6]. Die Ausgabe ist mit 600 Abbildungen in schwarz-weiss (davon zahlreiche Bildtafeln, ganzseitige Abbildungen, Textabbildungen und Vignetten) reich illustriert. Jedes Stück ist mit einer Einführung und Anmerkungen des Herausgebers, zumeist auch die Aufführungs- und Übersetzungsgeschichte betreffend, versehen. Die Übersetzungen stammen im einzelnen von Ács Zsigmond (A Velenczei kalmár [The Merchant of Venice]), Arany János (Hamlet, dán királyfi; János Király [King John], Szent-Iván-Éji álom [A Midsommer Nights Dreame], Sok hühó semmiért [Much Ado About Nothing], A két Veronai ifjú [The Two Gentlemen of Verona], Tévedések játéka [The Comedy of Errors]), Fejes István (Troilus és Kressida), Greguss Ágost (Athéni Timon, Szeget szeggel [Measure for Measure]), Lévay József (II. és IV. Henrik Kíraly, A makranczos hölgy [The Taming of the Shrew], Vízkerszt vagy a mit akartok [Twelfth Night or What You Will), Lörinczi (Lehr) Zsigmond (Perikles, VI. Henrik Kíraly) Petöfi Sándor (Coriolanus), Rákosi Jenö (Cymbeline, A Windsori víg asszonyok, A hogy tetszik [As You Like It], Felsült szerelmesek [Love's Labour's Lost]), Szigligeti Ede (III. Richárd Kíraly), Szász Károly (Othello, Antonius és Cleopatra, Romeo és Julia, Macbeth, II. Ríchard Kíraly, VIII. Henrik Király, Téli rege [The Winter's Tale], A vihar [The Tempest]), Vilmos György (Minden jó, ha jó a vége [All's Well That Ends Well]), Vörösmarty Mihály (Lear Király, Julius Caesar). Im 1. Band der "Víg és Régenyes Színjátékok" fehlen Vortitelblatt, Titelblatt, Inhaltsverzeichnis und erste Bildtafel (insgesamt 4 Seiten); 1. Band der "Történelmi Színmüvek" am Rücken leicht beschädigt; 2. Band der "Tragoediák" am oberen Teil des Vorderdeckels leicht wasserrandig; Leineneinbände an den Ecken und Kanten leicht berieben und bestossen, stellenweise etwas gebleicht, erste und letzte Blätter stellenweise leicht fleckig, sonst sauberer Satz dieser selten und für die ungarische Shakespeare-Rezeption wohl zentralen Ausgabe.

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         Through the Kalahari Desert

      A Narrative of a Journey with Gun Camera and Note-Book to Lake N'Gami and Back.First edition. Folding map, 2 frontispieces, & 16 plates, with numerous other illustrations. Modern half morocco, gilt. xx, 475, 32 ads pp. London, Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington,

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         Warera no Shu Iesu Kirisuto no Shin Yaku Zen Sho.

      British & Foreign Bible Society, 1886 - The New Testament in Japanese. 16mo. 15 x 11cm. (iv), 653pp. Contemporary cloth, rebacked, slightly rubbed, internally foxed, store stamp on rear flyleaf. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         ESTADO ACTUAL DAS PESCAS EM PORTUGAL

      - Comprehendendo a pesca marítima, fluvial e lacustre em todo o continente do reino, referido ao anno de 1886 por? Capitão tenente da armada, engenheiro hydrographo e membro da commissão permanente de pescarias. Edição illustrada com mappas, gravuras e chromos. Imprensa Nacional. Lisboa. 1891. In 4.º de 26x19 cm. Com 515 pags. Encadernação recente com lombada e cantos em pele ao gosto da época. Ilustrado, contém a descrição e o estado de cada espécie capturada acompanhada por uma cromolitografia extra texto com o nome vulgar e nome ciêntifico. Mapa desdobrável da Carta de Pesca de Portugal realizada pelo autor na escala de 1:1.000.000 com uma legenda com a distribuição das principais artes de pesca. Location/localizacao: 8-8-H-32

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         STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE

      London: Longmans, Green and Company, 1886. Third Edition. Original salmon cloth boards with leather spine label printed in gilt. Gilt top edge. Quite scarce in the hardcover printing. . Hard Cover. Very Good.

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         Lettre autographe signée et enveloppe adressée à la Comtesse Potocka : « Et cela, madame, n'est pas de la pose, en prose. »

      Guy de MaupassantSigned autograph letter and envelope addressed to the Countess Potocka: "And that, madame, is not of the pose, in prose. "Sl [Paris] sd [12 February 1886], 9.8x 15.5cm, 5 pages on 3 sheets.Funny and moving letter both literary and amorous.Maupassant, at Antibes on the occasion of a marriage, addressed an astonishing letter to the Countess Potocka. She is at the same time her friend and a woman whom he courtiers by taste or worldliness. For her part, she quickly incorporated him into his group of "Maccabees," a circle of suitors over whom she reigned as an absolute mistress.He grew up with Potocka for his kindness towards a new one recently published, Mademoiselle Perle : "I have been a long time, Madame, without writing to you because you have revolted me - literally - by congratulating me on Mademoiselle Perle , I am sure. He feels perfectly entitled to criticize his work: " I have the right to be severe given the author's name ..."He suspects the Countess's male entourage to influence his judgment: " Certainly you have been influenced by the considerable and incompetent men whom you honor with your confidence for having thus appreciated this news worthy of a Mointhyon prize (I do not even know Not how one writes Montyon) as much by the form as the bottom. Maupassant resumed his previous procedure: he was at a distance from a group of which he was a part. It is also the salons of the Countess, it does not differ in any way from the " considerable men " whom he cites. The Montyon prize, which he claims he can not spell, is a literary reward for works "most useful to manners".He confesses, however, a few lines later: " I wanted to prove that everyone confuses literature with Virtue - whereas they have nothing in common. "A business that can be called moral. But Maupassant's morality yielded to the writing: " Well, after this disloyal essay I opt for literature . "Mademoiselle Perle was published barely a month earlier, on January 16, 1886 in Le Figaro . In spite of everything, he launched himself into a lapidary and funny criticism of his text, without failing to scratch his correspondent on the passage: " How could you judge with sympathy the story as banal as unlikely of this family of imbeciles living Behind the Observatory as at the bottom of the province - (Like it's new ) [...] Oh! Oh ! Oh ! Ah! Ah! Ah! What an ingenious fable! And the revelation takes place in a charming way, about a cake of kings! One weeps in a chalk, which is a comic on, and the other grateful, falls to the ground like a scarf, which is of a certain effect! He seems to find no grace in his work, in spite of his success: " Certainly the invention of this fabliau at Berquin is of a certain platitude, the observation of a perfect inaccuracy, the development of a tender naivete which Has touched everybody. For I have received many letters. "What mattered success, for according to Maupassant, the danger is quite different: " I say that in writing such virtuous sweets without finds of any kind, without an artist's composition and even without a feathered address one arrives perhaps ... 'academy. But that's all, and not enough. He apologizes for the difficulty: " This is how I am cranky in my solitude where life is not gay. I work ; I work a lot ; My eyes ache, my stomach ache, my back pain; And my heart beats day and night. He reproaches his correspondent for the ways in which she uses him, as well as with his other followers of the group of "Maccabees." He thinks "... very often, with a certain sadness to a woman of whom I would really like to be, sincerely the friend, but whose kindness towards me is so variable that the friendship with her has a dancer's balance on The tightrope. "But he avenged himself a few lines later, evoking his visits to his friends Marie Kann and Mme Legrand (Marie-Clothilde Legrand, Countess of Fournès) and then his friend the painter Henri Gervex: " that Mme Legrand wears Duke Duke of Prince In Prince, is becoming, with the aid of his hostess who thinks him delighted, a regicide communard, although he has been made to pass in this world for a practicing Catholic. Finally, after his some humorous features, he resumes his somber attitude, markedly aggravated during his last years, which he still has to live: " I do not go out, only in black and I am so bored, at the sole thought of everything What I could do to amuse myself, that I have not even the courage to move. " S.l [Paris] s.d. [12 février 1886] 9,8x15,5cm 5 pages sur 2 feuillets

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         The Larvae of the British Butterflies and Moths

      London: Ray Society, 1886-1901. , 164 colour plates (105 hand-col, the remainder colour printed). . HB. 9 vols, 8vo, orig. cloth, gt. Vol. 1 neatly rebacked to match the original spine; Vol. 2 spine ends worn and some wear / chipping along rear joint. Vol. 3 rebacked preserving the original backstrip; vol. 9 inner hinges cracked but firm; a few other volumes with some wear to head / foot of spine; a few spines faded. Book plates of Charles Ernest Stott (1868-1935).. Scarce.

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         Drei weibliche Akte mit fünf Schwänen, rechts ein nackter Bogenschütze.

      - Radierung und Vernis mou in Schwarz und Grün, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin, signiert. 21,5:46,5 cm. Nr. 50 von 100 Exx. Vorzüglicher, vollrandiger Abdruck. Als Sohn eines deutschen Dekorationsmalers und einer Wienerin verbrachte Alois Kolb seine Jugendjahre von 1886 bis 1892 in Graz. Ab 1896 besuchte er die Akademie der Bildenden Künste in München, wo Kolb in die Malklasse von Karl Raupp eintrat. Zugleich war er Schüler von Friedrich Fehr, Ludwig Schmid-Reutte und Ludwig von Löfftz. Autodidaktisch bildete er sich in der Radierkunst aus. 1901 bis 1904 war Kolb in Ebersberg bei München und 1904/05 in Murnau tätig. In dieser Zeit arbeitete er als Gebrauchsgrafiker und als Illustrator für die Zeitschrift Jugend. Bereits in diesen Jahren schuf er technisch meisterhafte Radierungen. Als Grafiker wurde er zeitweise von Ferdinand Schmutzer beeinflusst. Von 1905 bis 1907 war Kolb als Lehrer für Akt- und figürliches Zeichnen an der Magdeburger Kunstschule tätig. 1907 erfolgte seine Berufung an die Königliche Akademie für graphische Künste und Buchgewerbe in Leipzig‚ wo er als Professor bis zu seinem Tode die Radierklasse leitete. Kolbs Bedeutung liegt, abgesehen von seinem umfangreichen zeichnerischen Werk, einigen Gemälden (Stilleben‚ Akt, Bildnis) und Lithographien (u. a. die Zyklen Ilias‚ 1921 und Odyssee, 1922) ausschließlich auf dem Gebiet der Radierung. Durch Kolb wurde die Radierabteilung an der Akademie in Leipzig zur Musterschule ihrer Art, die viele anerkannte Künstler hervorbrachte. Kolbs Thematik erstreckte sich von volkstümlichen Inhalten bis zu Werken mit tiefer philosophischer Symbolik. Er schuf vornehmlich radierte Mappenwerke und Zyklen, entwarf aber auch Exlibris, Briefmarken und andere Gebrauchsgraphik . (Zit. aus: Wikipedia).

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         An album of drawings of fortifications built by the Second Sapper Brigade.]

      c 1886 - 24 pen-and-ink and watercolour drawings on thick wove paper (233 x 310mm). Loose in an aubergine velvet portfolio, with catches fashioned in the style of the regimental shoulder strap, upper side lettered in silver, white moiré silk doublures, original slipcase with the label of M. Stahlberg of Riga (lacking one clasps, slipcase broken with one panel detached). A collection of rare military drawings from the library of Grand Duke Sergey Aleksandrovich, son of Alexander II and later Governor General of Moscow. The fine drawings show defensive earthworks and buildings produced by each of the five companies in the three battalions in the Sappers regiment. Each drawing is signed by the battalion commander, Prince Argutinskii Dolgorukov in the case of the 2nd Sappers, and countersigned by the captain of the company responsible for the drawing. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Lettre autographe signée et enveloppe adressée à la Comtesse Potocka : « Et cela, madame, n'est pas de la pose, en prose. »

      1886 - - S.l [Paris] s.d. [12 février 1886], 9,8x15,5cm, 5 pages sur 2 feuillets. - Drôle et émouvante lettre à la fois littéraire et amoureuse, 122 lignes à l'encre noire sur deux feuillets dont un remplié, enveloppe jointe. Maupassant, à Antibes à l'occasion d'un mariage, adresse une étonnante lettre à la Comtesse Potocka. Elle est à la fois son amie et une femme qu'il courtise par goût ou mondanité. De son côté, elle l'intègre rapidement à son groupe de « Macchabées », un cercle composé de soupirants sur lequelle elle règne en maîtresse absolue. Il gourmande Potocka pour sa bienveillance envers une nouvelle récemment parue, Mademoiselle Perle : « J'ai été bien longtemps, Madame, sans vous écrire parce que vous m'avez révolté - littérairement - en me faisant des compliments sur Melle Perle, une ordure, j'en suis certain. » Il se sent tout à fait habilité à critiquer son ouvrage : « J'ai le droit d'être sévère étant donné le nom de l'auteur [.] » Il soupçonne l'entourage masculin de la Comtesse d'influencer son jugement : « Certes vous avez été influencée par les hommes considérables et incompétents que vous honorez de votre confiance pour avoir apprécié ainsi cette nouvelle digne d'un prix Mointhyon (Je ne sais même pas comment on écrit Montyon) autant par la forme que le fond. » Maupassant reprend son procédé précédent : il se met à distance d'un groupe dont il fait pourtant partie. Il est lui aussi des salons de la Comtesse, il ne diffère en rien des « hommes considérables » qu'il cite. Le prix Montyon qu'il prétend ne pas savoir orthographier, est une récompense littéraire destinée aux ouvrages « les plus utiles aux mœurs ». Il avoue pourtant quelques lignes plus loin : « J'ai voulu prouver que tout le monde confond la littérature avec la Vertu - alors qu'elles n'ont rien en commun. » Une entreprise que l'on peut qualifier de morale. Mais la morale chez Maupassant cède devant l'écriture : « Eh bien, après cet essai déloyal j'opte pour la littérature. » Mademoiselle Perle a été publiée à peine un mois plus tôt, le 16 janvier 1886 dans le Figaro. Malgré tout, il se lance dans une critique lapidaire et drôle de son texte, sans manquer d'égratigner sa correspondante au passage : « Comment avez-vous pu juger avec bienveillance l'histoire aussi banale qu'invraisemblable de cette famille d'imbéciles vivant derrière l'Observatoire comme au fond de la province - (Comme c'est neuf) [.] Oh ! Oh ! Oh ! Ah ! Ah ! Ah ! que voilà une fable ingénieuse ! Et la révélation a lieu d'une façon charmante, au sujet d'un gâteau des rois ! L'une pleure dans un linge à craie, ce qui est d'un comique sur, et l'autre reconnaissant, tombe à terre comme une écharpe, ce qui est d'un effet certain ! » Il ne semble trouver aucune grâce à son ouvrage malgré son succès : « Certes l'invention de ce fabliau à la Berquin est d'une certaine platitude, l'observation d'une parfaite inexactitude, le développement d'une naïveté attendrissante, qui a attendri tout le monde. Car j'ai reçu beaucoup de lettres. » Qu'importe le succès car selon Maupassant, le danger est tout autre : « je dis qu'en écrivant de pareilles sucreries vertueuses sans trouvailles d'aucune sorte, sans composition artiste et même sans adresse de plume on arrive peut-être. à l'académie. Mais c'est tout, et pas assez. » Il s'excuse de faire le difficile : « Voilà comme je suis grincheux dans ma solitude où la vie n'est pas gaie. Je travaille ; je travaille beaucoup ; j'ai mal aux yeux, mal à l'estomac, mal aux reins ; et mon cœur bat jour et nuit. » Il reproche à sa correspondante les manières dont elle use avec lui comme avec ses autres soupirants du groupe des « Macchabées ». Il pense « [.] très souvent, avec une certaine tristesse à une femme dont je voudrais bien être vraiment, sincèrement l'ami, mais dont la bienveillance à mon égard est si variable que l'amitié avec elle a un équilibre de danseur sur la corde raide. » Mais il se venge quelques lignes plus loin, en évoquant ses visites à ses amies [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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         THE CRUISE OF THE MARCHESA TO KAMSCHATKA & NEW GUINEA: With Notices of Formosa,

      - London 1886, Murray. Blue cloth,very clean, 2 vols., 284+399 pages, index, 2 hand colored lithos, 89 woodcuts, 3 color maps, 5 color foldout maps, 1 b.w. map, 16 x 23.5 cm.,sharp tight, gold stamped pictorial cover & spine. FIRST EDITION SUBTITLE: cont. Malaya Archipelago. FIRST EDITION. * This is an interesting and eclectic voyage, captained by C.T. Kettlewell. . The voyage went from Colomo she went through Singapore to Formosa and the Ryukyu islands and on to Japan. The "MARCHESCA" went to Kamschatka via Yokohama and return to Japan on a four month sojourn. * They continued on to explore the little known Sulu archipelago & N. Borneo for about six weeks. * This work was written in much detail, giving a description of the flora, fauna an avifauna of the area, with notes on human habits, customs, dress, hair style, markets, fish, weather, land, scenery, seals & bears. * Mutiny of the Cossacks, Bering's voyage. Sulu Philippines, Luzon, beauty of scenery, sun-birds, Lubaun and Brunei, Sumbawa, Celebes, Moluccas, divisions of New Guinea, Amboina, Banda and Aru Islands. * With useful appendices of birds & shells collected, language vocabularies &c. * Fascinating primary narrative of 19th century exploration & travel. Nicely written, loaded with stunning illustrations recorded along the voyage. *** THE COMPLETE WORK: The set is complete with all maps and illustrations. Substantial work on the area flora & fauna. *** THE PLATES: Each volume has a hand-colored lithograph of a lovely bird. The texts contain: Vol. 1: 52 b.w. woodcuts, 10 of which are full page. Vol. 2: 88 b.w. woodcuts, 18 of which are full page. *** THE MAPS: Vol.1: 5 color maps, 1 of which is a folding. Vol.2: 9 color maps, 4 of which are folding. *** Extra and appropriate postage applies to this heavy two volume wet. *** REFERENCE: Casey Wood p.371. * Anker 192: "A useful, systematic & popular account of the faunal life observed during this celebrated voyage." *** Scans can be sent by email.

      [Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB]
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         Frankfurt am Main und seine Bauten ( Nummerriertes Exemplar : 1446 )

      Selbstverlag Erscheinungsjahr 1886 - Format 4° VIII S. + 650 S. + 1 doppelseitige farbige Karte +1 doppelseitger einfarbiger historsicher Stadtplan + 1 mehrfach gefaltete farbige Karte + 8 ganzseitige Tafeln mit Gebäudeabbildungen, desweiteren ca. 700 oft halbseitige (auch ganzseitige) Gebäudeabbildungen, Grundrisse usw., Originalhalbleder mit 4 Bünden, Rückentitel gering berieben und bestoßen, Erhaltung 2+ /

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Alfred Tauchnitz]
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         Henry Ward Beecher Sermon Notes (and more) - 1886

      - Sermon notes by Henry Ward Beecher plus small signed note by wife and article clippings. Also includes a photograph of Beecher at the ate of 65 when he made his last visit to England.

      [Bookseller: Cross and Crown Rare Books]
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         The Cenci: A Tragedy in Five Acts. With An Introduction by Alfred Forman and H Buxton Forman.

      London: Reeves & Turner, 1886 - Title page and frontispiece leaf foxed; the text is about fine. Bound by the Doves Bindery (signed and dated 1893) in full crimson straight grain morocco; raised bands with typical Doves gilt decoration in compartments (lettered ÒThe Cenci/ 1886Ó); all edges gilt. Only trivial wear; fine. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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         STRANGE CASE OF DOCTOR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE.

      London.Longmans, Green, and Co. 1886. [1], 2-141pp. plus I leaf advert to rear. Contemporary or near contemporary half red morocco gilt, over marbled boards. a.e.red. Octavo. First edition. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Some edge and corner wear, and also to spine heel with loss of small piece from head. Browning to endpapers and lacking half-title; else, a very good copy

      [Bookseller: David Miles Books]
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         Mémoire sur les Carmathes du Bahrain et les Fatimides. Mémoires d'Histoire et de Géographie Orientales, No. 1.

      1886 - Second Edition (first published in 1862). French text (with Arabic passages in the appendix). 8vo. Original pale blue printed wrappers, a touch worn and discoloured. Spine professionally repaired. Unopened book block, clean and bright.[6], 232 pp. Leiden: E. J. Brill, An important and rare work on the Qarmatins of Bahrain. The Qarmartins were a revolutionary Shi'a Ismaili sect, which took control of Bahrain in 899 AD and instigated a break from orthodox Islam that extended to the sack of Mecca in 930 AD. They were the dominant force in the Persian Gulf and Middle East for much of the 10th century, until a number of destabilising factors led to their defeat by the Abbasids (in 976) and subsequent diminishment. Macro, 1052. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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         The Princess Casamassima - A Novel.

      Macmillan, London., 1886. First edition. Octavo. Three volumes: pp 252; [iv], 257, [1], [2] adverts; [iv], 242, [2] adverts. Original green cloth. 750 sets of this three-decker were issued. From the library of essayist and Liberal politician Augustine Birrell with his monogram bookplate on the front pastedown of each volume.A set which is somewhat the worse for wear: W.H. Smith's Library labels on each pastedown (over which Birrell has placed his bookplate); covers rubbed at edges and joints; heads and tails of spines scuffed; last couple of leaves of last volume creased at top edges. Internally very good.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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         Hope

      England: The Academy: May 29, 1886. 19th Century sepia photograph artistically mounted on a board with Pfeiffer's poem, of the same title. Contemporary manuscript inscription, possibly in the hand of the poet or artist: "In memory of Ralph Waldo Emerson." Deaccessioned by the Bancroft Library, Berkeley, CA to Peter Howard of Serendipity Books. Hope is a Symbolist oil painting by the English painter George Frederic Watts, the first two versions of which were completed in 1886. he picture is one of a series of allegorical subjects which Watts intended for a decorative scheme known as the 'House of Life'. Traditionally the figure of Hope is identified by an anchor, but Watts was seeking a fresher, more original approach. He painted blind Hope seated on a globe and playing on a lyre which has all its strings broken except one. She bends her head to listen to the faint music, but her efforts appear forlorn; the overall atmosphere is one of sadness and desolation rather than hope. The picture's sense of melancholy is enhanced by the soft brushwork and the translucent mists that envelop the floating globe.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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         Le corps et l'esprit : action du moral et de l'imagination sur le physique / par D. Hack Tuke,. ; traduit de l'anglais [sur la 2e édition] par Victor Parant,. ; précédé d'une introduction par A. Foville,. COPY SIGNED BY TUKE TO DOCTOR BLANCHE

      J.-B. Baillière et fils (Paris) 1886 - Grand in-8° relié demi-chagrin moderne lila cuivré cuir de russie, titre gravé, XXXII-404 pp. - - Parant, Victor (1848-1924). Traducteur; Foville, Achille (1831-1887). Préfacier; Tuke, Daniel Hack (1827-1895) - - Envoi autographe de Tuke au docteur Antoine-Emile Blanche sur la page de garde [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: PRISCA]
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        THE NATIONAL FUNERAL DIRECTORS' OFFICIAL TEXT BOOK

      Donohue & Henneberry, Chicago 1886 - "A DICTIONARY OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCE WITH A CONCISE EXPLANATION OF THE VARIOUS SUBJECTS AND TERMS O F PHARMACY, ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY, SO FAR AS THEY APPLY TO THE PRESERVATION OF THE HUMAN BODY, WITH ALL THE METHODS IN USE FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE DEAD THROUGHOUT THE WORLD". Black publishers cloth with slightly faded gilt title. Rubbed spine ends and front corners. Decorative endpapers. 6 full-page chromolihographic plates including frontispiece and many b/w drawings. Interior of text is tight, clean & intact. Very scarce early text on this profession. Mortician, embalming, Medical. ; olor Plated; 8vo; 575 pages; Signed by Illustrator [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nick Bikoff, IOBA]
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