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        Three years of Arctic service. An account of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition of 1881-84 and the attainment of the Farthest North,

      London Bentley 1886 - First U.K. edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., xxv, 428; xiii, 424 pp., 9 maps (2 very large) repairs to splits, numerous illustrations, many full-page, a little light spotting and staining, handsomely bound in modern blue polished half calf gilt, red morocco labels, a very good set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Three Years of Arctic Service. An Account of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition of 1881-84 and the Attainment of the Farthest North. Two volumes.

      New York, Charles Scribner`s Sons, 1886. XXV + (1 blank) + 428 + XII + (2) + 444 pp. 2 frontispieces. 42 plates. Numerous illustrations in the text. 9 maps, of which 2 large folding (one in rear pocket of volume II). Original decorated blue cloth. Occasional light spotting.. . The account of the United States expedition during the first International Polar Year based at Fort Conger, Lady Franklin Bay, explored the north of Greenland from Cape Bryant to Cape Washington, and the west coast of Grinnell Land (northern Ellesmere Islands). The expedition met with disaster. The Proteus, the relief ships failed to arrive in August 1883, and it was decided to attempt to reach Cape Dobbin in small boats. When the relief finally arrived, only Greely and 5 other of the party were still alive. Arctic bibliography 6118.

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        CASHEL BYRON'S PROFESSION A NOVEL

      The Modern Press, [London] 1886 - Large octavo. Original printed wrappers. Very careful restoration to the spine, with author/title neatly lettered in an early hand on spine, occasional minor foxing, but an unusually nice copy. Folding cloth slipcase. First printing in book form, printed from the corrected and revised stereos of the novel's serialization in the April 1885-March 1886 issues of TO-DAY. Booksellers objected that copies in this format were difficult to display, and consequently many copies, such as that in hand, were trimmed to accommodate their demands. LAURENCE A3.

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        Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

      London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1886. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.141; [1], blank. Bound without the advertisement in half dark blue calf with raised bands, marbled sides, edges and endpapers and red title label to spine. One or two tiny marks within; externally a little rubbed. Very good indeed. The classic mystery crime novel/ horror story (or Crawler as Stevenson called it), inspired by the case of the Edinburgh body snatchers Burke and Hare, was written in just three days, although it was shelved by the author for three years as he considered it too disturbing for publication. Jekyll and Hyde is a chilling masterpiece work; a brilliantly suggestive, resonant study of human duality by a natural storyteller.

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        MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE. The Life and Death of a Man of Character

      London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1886. 2 volumes. First edition. 8vo, in the scarce original blue cloth, the upper covers decorated and lettered in black, the spines in gilt and black, floral endpapers. Housed in a fine gilt decorated morocco backed slipcase with separate chemises. 313, [2 ads]; 312, [4 ads] pp. A handsome set in the original cloth, the bindings with light rubbing or mellowing, a very small bit of occasional spotting to the text, much better then cloth copies are typically found. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL CLOTH OF ARGUABLY HARDY'S GREATEST NOVEL. Only 759 copies of the first edition were printed, making it also one of his scarcest. The novel's protagonist, Michael Henchard, is the "Man of Character" to whom the subtitle alludes. When the novel opens, Henchard is a disconsolate twenty-one-year-old hay-trusser who, in a drunken rage, sells his wife and daughter at a county fair. Eighteen years later, Henchard has risen to become the mayor and the most accomplished corn merchant in the town of Casterbridge. Although he tries to atone for his youthful crimes, he focuses too much on his past misdeeds and enters a downward trajectory that embroils him in a fierce competition with a popular Scotchman named Donald Farfrae.

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        /Gessekai Shinzou [= The true face of the moon]

      [Tokyo: Usagiya, 1886. 8.5" x 9.75", pp. 62; 62 full page woodblock prints depicting an imaginary moon civilization; stab stitched in contemporary if not original cloth, contemporary inscription with a little over 100 characters; light worming, repaired and mostly on margins, covers soiled, very good, in a new folding case. Yoshitoshi Tsukioka is recognized as the last great master of ukiyoe. His body of work spans the era of rapid modernization in Japan, as traditional production methods were being superseded by new technologies, and his work reflects the Japanese desire to absorb and exploit their new connection with the West while maintaining a strong Japanese identity. While the traditions of ukiyoe style and subject matter are clearly recognizable in most of his work, Gessekai Shinzo represents a more radical departure of the art form. Its composition and line work reflects a clear influence from Western engraving practices and composition theory as understood through the lens of the Japanese tradition. The subject matter also is an innovation. It is in some sense a wordless story, with no clear narrative, but with each image depicting the artist's idea of what a civilization on the moon might look like. The architecture, landscapes, and people all seem to exist as a pastiche of Ainu, Russian, Japanese and Western (particularly biblical) culture. In a contemporary advertisement for the book in the Tokyo Nichinichi Shinbun, the "discovery" of these images is credited to a German scientist named "Professor Burendokon," who made use of the observatory in Berlin to produce this account and satisfy long-standing speculation about what might live on the moon's surface. The very first image in the book, representing the observatory itself, reaffirms that narrative, making Gessekai Shinzo an example of early Japanese science fiction. A remarkable book in both style and subject matter. Rare and little documented. Two copies in Japan, none elsewhere. See Urushiyama, Ehon Nenpyo vol.4 for citation crediting this work to Yoshitoshi.

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        Signed Photo at Bayreuth Festival

      Star German conductor and composer (1886-1954), one of the greatest of the 20th century. Beautiful signed photo postcard, in Bayreuth Festival, shown young. Size is 3.4 x 5.4 inches, in excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: Tamino Autographs]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1886 - 1886 Original Paperback Wisden with Facs Spine & Rear Cover

      1886. This lot is an Original 1886 Wisden Paperback with facsimile spine, rear cover and one advert at the rear. This is in just Good condition, the front cover is very worn with touch ups, the spine is new and binds the book well, the facsimile covers and advert are excellent. Internally after the first couple of pages the book is very nice inside, a little dark and read to the first couple of pages but a hard to find year at a great price.

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        Zophnat Paneach. Aegyptische Deutungen.

      Berlin, W. H. Kühl, 1886.. Royal octavo. Pp. 34. Hardcover, bound with a suite of blanks at end in full pebbled cloth, gilt spine, title-page brittle, edge chipped, leaves browned due to paper quality. In a very good condition. ~ First edition. All published. (Erstes Fragment, Mehr nicht erschienens. Dem Wiener Orientalistencongreß gewidmet.) "Der Pharao legte Joseph den Namen Zophnat-Paneach bei und gab ihm Asnat, die Tochter Poti-Pheras, des Priesters von On, zur Frau. Dann bereiste Joseph Ägypten." (Gen. 41. 45). Paulus Stephanus (born Selig) Cassel (1821-1892), a German Jewish convert to Christianity, theologian. journalist, author. He was librarian at the Royal Erfurt Library, member to the Prussian Landtag, researcher at the Christuskirche in Berlin, missionary for the London Society for Promoting Christianity among the Jews. His publications include an account of Jewish history based on non-Jewish sources, and studies of the Bible. On his work and life, see in length Singer & Grossman: "Cassel, Paulus Stephanus (Selig)", Jewish Encyclopedia, 1906. Provenance: The British Museum, Dept. of Antiquities, with minute old stamp to title-page. Of utmost rarity. Only 5 institutional holdings worldwide, one (Hebrew Union College) comprising of an incomplete copy. Not in any bibliography we were able to consult.

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        Album du High-Life. Neuvieme Annee 1886. Edition 1886-87.

      Einband geringf. berieben, Ecken teils etwas bestoßen, Papier meist etwas gebräunt bzw. geringf. braunfleckig, gutes Exemplar, Mit zahlr. Abb. im Text und auf Tafeln, 2 mont. farb. Etiketten (Orient Express u. Nice & Rome Express) u. weiteren farb. Werbeaufklebern.

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        La Française du siècle. Modes. Moeurs. Usages.

      Paris, Quantin, 1886. In -8 grande, pp. XVI-373-(2) con numerose illustrazioni a colori nel testo e 10 tavole fuori testo protette da velina di Albert Lynch incise all'acquaforte da E. Gaujean. Brossura editoriale a risvolto illustrata a colori contenuta in cartella editoriale in cartone rigido con ornamenti goffrati in oro con doppia fascia di stoffa con titolo in oro al piatto superiore e al dorso. Edizione originale. Ottimo esemplare. Carteret IV-384; Colas 2948; Vicaire VII-924.

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        Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

      DESERET NEW COMPANY, SALT LAKE CITY, UT 1886 - Worn Green Illustrated Hard Cover. The Covers are heavily rubbed and lightly bumped. Numerical paper label mounted to the foot of the spine. The endsheets are cracked along the hinges, and have drawings and contemporary notations. the front hinge is broken. Nice Salt Lake edition of one of the four standard works. With Lectures on Faith at the beginning. DATE PUBLISHED: 1886 EDITION: 503 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Earthquakes and other Earth Movements. (The International Scientific Series, Vol. LVI). [2nd ed.]. London: Kegan Paul, Trench.

      1886 - Second edition. 8vo, xiv, 363, 44pp, dark maroon cloth [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Scenic Gems. Of Seven Lakes and Vicinity. [cover title]

      Colorado Springs, Colo.: J. L. Clinton, Successor To Nims & Co.. Good. Softcover. A view book of the Seven Lakes area in Teller County, Colorado known for its beautiful scenery and at one time, a remote lakeside retreat. Copyrighted to 1886. Buff wrappers with lettering and designs in dark blue and red, at one time bound with red ribbon. Includes 18 different views on five cardboard mounts; all mounts have photographs on recto, blank on verso; photos range in size with multiple images on one mount, smaller images are superimposed on larger images; all images have title in the negative. Wrappers have moderate chipping to spine and corners, moderate soiling and marginalia from previous owner; ribbon binding has disintegrated but some pieces of ribbon are present; photographs have light silvering; mounts have light wear to edges and light soiling. Small tipped in label on inside of front wrapper: "M. & F. Morgenthau No. 626." The historic community of Seven Lakes is located below the summit of Pikes Peak and Mount Baldy (officially named Almagre Mountain) near Colorado Springs. In the late 1870s the Cheyenne & Beaver Creek Park Toll Road Company was formed to establish a better road to the beautiful Seven Lakes area and the Seven Lakes House (or Hotel) was built in the early 1880s becoming a popular tourist destination (Lost Ghost Towns of Teller County, Collins). Some of the images in this view book were taken from the "Toll Road" along with scenes of the Seven Lakes House, Mt Bald and Heart Lake, Beaver Canon and Park, Mt Rosa, and many shots of Pikes Peak including the U. S. Signal Station on its summit. Scan depicts one of the mounts, more images upon request. No copies in OCLC as of January 2018. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall .

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        Zophnat Paneach. Aegyptische Deutungen.

      Berlin, W. H. Kühl 1886 - Royal octavo. Pp. 34. Hardcover, bound with a suite of blanks at end in full pebbled cloth, gilt spine, title-page brittle, edge chipped, leaves browned due to paper quality. In a very good condition. ~ First edition. All published. (Erstes Fragment, Mehr nicht erschienens. Dem Wiener Orientalistencongreß gewidmet.) "Der Pharao legte Joseph den Namen Zophnat-Paneach bei und gab ihm Asnat, die Tochter Poti-Pheras, des Priesters von On, zur Frau. Dann bereiste Joseph Ägypten." (Gen. 41. 45). Paulus Stephanus (born Selig) Cassel (1821-1892), a German Jewish convert to Christianity, theologian. journalist, author. He was librarian at the Royal Erfurt Library, member to the Prussian Landtag, researcher at the Christuskirche in Berlin, missionary for the London Society for Promoting Christianity among the Jews. His publications include an account of Jewish history based on non-Jewish sources, and studies of the Bible. On his work and life, see in length Singer & Grossman: "Cassel, Paulus Stephanus (Selig)", Jewish Encyclopedia, 1906. Provenance: The British Museum, Dept. of Antiquities, with minute old stamp to title-page. Of utmost rarity. Only 5 institutional holdings worldwide, one (Hebrew Union College) comprising of an incomplete copy. Not in any bibliography we were able to consult. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vies des pères des déserts d'orient leur doctrine spirituelle et leur discipline monastique. Avec une introduction, des notes et des éclaircissements historiques (in sei volumi)

      Louis Vivés Libraire Editeur, 1886. 6 volumi da 500 pagine circa. Un codice a penna sulla prima pagina e pochi piccoli timbri di biblioteca. Per il resto, stato di nuovo. Illustrato da bellissime incisioni.

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        LES AFFICHES ILLUSTREES

      Paris: H. Launette & Cie, Editeurs, 1886. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Illustrated with 30 chromolithographs, including the title page and three two-page, with numerous black-and-white engravings. Paris: H. Launette & Cie, Editeurs, 1886. First edition, limited to 525 copies. Maindron (1838-1908) was a French historian and archivist, and perhaps the most visible poster aficionado and publisher during the Belle Époque. This work features 20 chromolithographs by his friend, French painter and graphic designer Jules Cheret (1836-1932), who is regarded by many as the "father of the modern poster." Text in French. Quarto. In a three-quarter black morocco over marbled paper binding, with gilt titles, five raised bands, and marbled endpapers. Some general minor edgewear, with a bit of light bumping to the corners; otherwise very good.

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        Jeypore Enamels

      W. Griggs, London 1886 - 16 pp. 28 chromolithograph plates containing one hundred and twenty designs, tear repaired to plate 11, publisher's pictorial boards, rebacked and lightly rubbed, light damp stain to back of covers, occasional foxing, good copy otherwise. The art of enamelling on metal is successfully practised in many parts of India, but it is universally acknowledged that the best work on gold is produced at Jeypore, in Rajputana "The colours employed rival the tints of the rainbow in purity and brilliancy, and they are laid on the gold by the Jeypore artists with such exquisite taste that there is never a want of harmony, even when jewels are also used they serve to enhance the beauty of the enamel". Bibliographic reference: Creswell 572. Size: 4to. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        North-Country Flies.

      Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington. 1886. 8vo. Original green cloth,gilt lettering and vignette of a fly to upper board, gilt lettering to spine, bevelled edges; pp. 63 + [1, ads], 12 lithographed plates of which 11 hand-coloured; previous owner's inscription to verso of ffep, slight soiling to gutter of p.39 but otherwise near fine. Second edition, first published the year before in a limited edition entitled Yorkshire Trout Flies. Scarce. An important work which attempts to codify the distinctive northern English method of fly-tying using soft hackle wet flies.

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        Nahum Sokolow

      1886. Rare autograph letter signed <I>"N. Sokolow"</I>, in Hebrew, one page, 5" x 8", Warsaw, Poland, 1886. <I>"In my hopes that you, my esteemed friend, as an author and a Hebrew patriot whose soul is tied with the soul of his people, will rejoice over every new vision in our literature, I hereby let you know that the TSFIRA is changing forms and will transform from a weekly paper to a daily paper with a grand pattern and plan and at the beginning of the next quarter the TSFIRA will enter its new period. You undoubtedly already knew about this from the special announcements but I am still not free from telling you that I indeed succeeded [?] and the gates of the TSFIRA will be open to you to come and go as you please. With a single step I am sidestepping the little quarrels between us or between the TSFIRA and them. I am leaving behind those quarrelsome individuals to whisper and grumble as they please and hope that such cobwebs will not come between men as us. [?] wrote to me an article which I heard you had a part in writing and actually you did not take part in writing it. The labor! Because I did not know which article and which writers and since I didn't know [?] Since I received your letter in which you told me you had a grudge in you heart against H. Atlas, and since I had nothing to answer you in that regard I inadvertently ceased from writing to you. I also considered inviting you to HAASIF [another newspaper] while it is not my custom to do so with all my esteemed writers most of which returned without you calling them. I also judged that you will know your place in HAASIF and will not run from me on account of H. Atlas opposing you opinion. So I judged before and so I judge now. I will also hope that HATSFIRA by its spirit and new quality will be a respectful place for you articles, stories and poems together. You know already that the TSFIRA will broaden its borders with all kinds of literature, since its plan which it is now able to realize with the anticipation of the government [?] Doesn't make sense to me. The method and spirit of the TSFIRA will also be compatible with your frame of mind if you call yourself national and I do not call myself by that name, it is not [?] And really we have one goal, to do what right for our people to raise its head with respect and [?] life in its heart"</I>. Minor creases and tears in the right margin, still fine. Auction records indicate only one other letter by Sokolow being offered during the past 25 years.

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        The Life, Trial and Execution of O'Donnell, The Irish Martyr.

      1886 - Philadelphia, 1886. Only edition. The Controversial Case of a Notable Nineteenth-Century Irish Nationalist [Trial]. O'Donnell, Patrick [1835-1883], Defendant. The Life, Trial and Execution of O'Donnell, The Irish Martyr: An Unbiased Report, Showing England's Mete of Justice (?). Philadelphia: Barclay & Co., [1886]. [ii], [19]-63, [1] pp. Four full-page woodcuts. Pagination irregular. Text complete. Octavo (9-1/4" x 5-3/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in pictorial wrappers, most signatures unopened. Some chipping to edges, wrappers worn away from most of spine, but secure. Light browning to text, tears and chips to margins of a few leaves with no loss to text. $650. * Only edition. O'Donnell, an Irish Republican, was convicted for the murder of James Carey, a member of an paramilitary Irish Republican group, the Irish National Invincibles, who turned Queen's evidence to secure the conviction of five fellow members who killed an English official. Given a new identity, Carey was traveling to South Africa. He encountered O'Donnell on his voyage. The central debate at O'Donnell's trial concerned intent. The prosecution held that O'Donnell was an assassin hired by the Invincibles. The defense argued that he encountered Carey by chance and killed him because he betrayed the cause of Irish Nationalism. Given the political dimension of this trial, it attracted a great deal of attention in the Irish and Irish-American community in the United States. Indeed, interest was so strong that a group of Irish-Americans sent an American lawyer, Roger A. Pryor, to advise the defense team. OCLC locates 2 copies (Boston College, Harvard Law School). Some sources give an incorrect publication date of 1883. Not in the British Museum Catalogue. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1886 - 1886 Paperback Wisden

      1886. Hi, This lot is an Original 1886 Wisden Paperback. In Very Good Condition.  This Wisden was on my main shelf for some time, recently upgraded to similar without the 1886 to spine. This Wisden is very nice indeed, 100% original the covers are tall and in very good order, very clean with barly a mark. There is a name to the top of the front cover. The spine paper is superb, it has 1886 added to the blank spine (letters came in 1887) clean pages inside and internally a super book, top corners have a small bump at the rear. Hard to beat (took me a few years).

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        Nishcheta filosofii: otviet na Filosofiiu nishchety g. Prudona.

      Geneva, Osvobozdenie Truda, 1886. - 8vo. XXXI, (1), 154, (2) pp., 2 blank leaves. Publisher's printed wrappers with advertisements on the back. First Russian edition of Marx's "Misère de la philosophie", which was written as a comment on "The System of Economic Contradictions, or the Philosophy of Poverty" ("Système des contradictions économiques ou philosophie de la misère", 1846) by the French anarchist Pierre-Joseph Proudhon. "Numerous commentators in the Marxist tradition recognize 'The Poverty of Philosophy' as a pivotal work in Karl Marx's intellectual and political development. Shortly after it was published in July 1847, Frederick Engels hailed it as the basis of 'our programme', a necessary theoretical guide to any platform of an emerging proletarian party" (Roberto). - The present edition was published by the Gruppa Osvobozhdenie Truda (Association for the Emancipation of Labour), the first Russian-language Marxist political organization, based in Geneva. The group was very active in translating, publishing Marxist works in Russian and distributing them. - Spine split. Traces of earlier side-stiching, but lacking the threads, hence many loose leaves. Right corner torn off from the head of the wrapper. Some minor browning in the lower margins and a tiny hole in the title page, but with the text generally sound. OCLC 54864287. Cf. M. J. Roberto, Karl Marx, Progress and World History: Significance of the Poverty of Philosophy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Pictorial Arts of Japan

      Boston and New York - Houghton Mifflin, 1886 Book. Good. Hardcover. A scarce four volume work on Japanese art. Illustrated throughout with numerous plates and vignettes demonstrating examples of the art. 39 of forty plates to volume III. Part IV has sixteen plates, of those listed to the 'List of Plates' to the contents, this work is lacking plates 19,38,39 and 40. To plate 35 of volume IIIthe headpiece has been cut from the descriptive leaf. Further cuts to the leaf. Would appear the plate has also been removed and then loosely inserted is an imageby Kikycgi Yosai of YamatoTakeru, the image intended to be this plate. Written by William Anderson, an English surgeon and important Japanese art collector and scholar. Anderson was the first chairman of the Japansociety and in 1881 the British museum acquired of 2000 Japanese and Chinese paintings from Anderson. The same year as this work he wrote his Descriptive and Historical Account of a Collection of Japanese and Chinese paintings in the British museum which was a pioneering work. Condition: In uniform cloth bindings with pictorial front boards. Volume IV is a portfolio holding plates. Externally, rubbed to the spines and extremities. Library shelf number written to the spines of all volumes. Bumping to the extremities. Spokane Public Library stamp to the front pastedown of all volumes. Front endpaper to volume I has detached but present. Front hinge to volumes II III arestrained but firm. Tape repairs to front endpapers and first leaf to volume III. Library stamp to the verso of title page to volume I numbered 72112. 72113 stamped to the first leaf of volume II, 72114to first leaf of volume III and to plate 25, 72115 is to the portfolio of volume IV. Internally, all volumes are generally firmly bound. To plate 35 of volumeIIIthe headpiece has been cut from the descriptive leaf. Further cuts to the leaf. Would appear the plate has also been removed and then loosely inserted is an imageby Kikycgi Yosai of YamatoTakeru, the image intended to be this plate. Closed tears and small chips to the bottom of pages to volume III from the delicate nature of the paper and where it has been turned. Heavy chipping to the plates andleaves to part IV with some leaves creased also. Pages arebright to all volumes with the odd spots. Overall: GOOD..

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        Madame Bovary, Provincial Manners

      Vizetelly and Co, London 1886 - First English Edition. Original publisher's decorated cloth. A seminal work of literary realism, the novel is now considered Flaubert's masterpiece, and one of the most influential literary works in history. A Good copy, inner hinges mildly cracked, binding still firm, very mildly cocked, spine darkened, cloth worn at spine ends and lesser so at book corners, tide line at rear pastedown and noticeable stain to cloth at lower rear cover (causing some bubbling to cloth) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Princess Casamassima.

      London Macmillan and Co 1886 - First edition, 8vo, [one of 750 copies], 2pp. publisher's advertisements at end of vol. II & III, green endpapers, labels of Exeter bookbinder A. L. Noake on upper pastedowns, small stamps of same on half-titles, hinges repaired, original blue-green fine-bead cloth, covers with black fillet borders, spines lettered in gilt, expert, minor repairs to cloth of spines, a few gatherings crudely opened, further slight wear to edges and corners of bindings, minor marks to covers, but overall an attractive copy, preserved in matching quarter morocco folding box. A superior set of the Henry James' ninth novel, often considered a companion piece to The Bostonians (1886) and a seemingly unusual work in the author's canon, both for its tackling of a relatively violent theme & plot-line and also for its featuring of a recurring character, Christina Light, the mademoiselle fatale of Roderick Hudson (1875), who was married off by her mother at the end of that novel to the Italian Prince Casamassima. The chief protagonist is London bookbinder, Hyacinth Robinson, a young and slightly naive man who becomes involved in radical socialist politics and a terrorist assassination plot, set against a backdrop of London, France and Italy. Edel & Laurence A29a; Sadleir 1282; Wolff 3576 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lawn Tennis

      Wright & Ditson and Pastime Office, London, Boston 1886 - First Edition. [viii], 94, [12, ads]pp. 1 vols. 8vo. This is the first book written by an American player about the game. Basically all preceding American books on lawn tennis are rule books. Dwight was American doubles champion with the great R.D. Sears from 1882-84. Dwight introduced the sport in America after an 1874 trip to Europe. Dwight founded the US National Lawn Tennis Association. Whitman p.218; Phelps & Sabine p. 62 Original grey cloth. About fine, some toning as usual to the text block. Signed C.A.Vilis [viii], 94, [12, ads]pp. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Taras Bulba

      A work that made Hemingway's list of top ten greatest books.Spine slightly faded and cocked, ends a bit frayed, top edge dusty. Bookseller sticker with light pencil notations and discrete contemporary owner signature else internally clean. Withal a very good copy and rare as such.The first English language appearance was in 1860's Cossack Tales followed by this standalone edition in 1886 (Isabel Hapgood translated). The sheets from this American edition were also sent to England for a British edition in 1887. All early English translations are rare.

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        Technische Studien fur Pianoforte -Technical Studies - Vols. I-VI & Vols. VII-XII [DELUXE HARDCOVER RE-BINDINGS]

      Leipzig: J. Schuberth & Co., 1886. This is a glorious hardcover re-binding (in two large volumes) of the 1886 edition of Franz Liszt's legendary twelve volumes of technical studies (composed between 1868 and 1880), offering a comprehensive overview of late-19th-century piano virtuosity and the path to attaining it. This copy was restored in 2005 - to the exent possible - by master bookbinders Wilton Wiggins and Douglas Lee, at their Santa Fe, New Mexico studio "Twelfth Night West". [Note: A few of the 12 volumes give one Professor A. Winterberger as Editor.] CONTENTS: See accompanying scan of the Table of Contents (text in German only - though a couple volumes also contain an English translation). 170 pages & 239 pages. CONDITION: My Fine grading is for the rebindings, which are bright, tight, square, and unmarked, with no apparent shelf-wear. The unmarked score pages range from Good to Fine. Volume by volume: (1) edges repaired with near-invisible library archival tape, two outer edge-tear repairs, tiny corner chips (none intruding on the printed areas); (2) excellent, with a few small margin spots and tiny corner chips; (3) excellent, with some tiny corner chips; (4) ***an original printing error unfortunately substitutes an inverted publisher's catalogue page for a score page - otherwise very good, with a small water-spot in the bottom margin on a few pages; (5) excellent; (6) excellent, with discoloration on the bottom edge of the last couple pages; (7) substantial damage to the first several page edges - now repaired with archival tape; (8) a few more tape-repaired edges, the rest excellent; (9) excellent; (10) excellent; (11) excellent until last page, which has an archival tape repair in the inside margin; (12) very good, with a few small spots in outer margins, and discoloration at the upper right corners. NOTE: Because of the weight (ca. 9 pounds), additional shipping charges will apply and will be requested at the time of ordering. [For international orders, only Priority International shipping is available, requiring an additional $55.00 to most countries.] Given its value, I will insure the package at my own expense.. Assumed First Editions Thus. Clothbound Hardcovers. Fine (As New). 10.75" x 13.5". Music Scores.

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        Memoirs of Robert E. Lee; His Military and Personal History Embracing a Large Amount of Information Hitherto Unpublished

      J. M. Stoddart & Company, New York 1886 - This may be the best copy of this book to come on the market in years - An early, definitive, primary source biography of this Hero of the Confederacy. 6.25" x 9.5", pp. 2-707, All edges are still brilliantly gilt. As well, the gilt on spine and cover still shimmers and mostly complete, lightly worn at the top and bottom band. The leather is tooled and deep brown, light scuffing on bottom edge. The front corners of the spine are beginning to demonstrate wear, the rear corners not so much. Beautifully marbled endpaper and hinges well intact. Pages are well bound, an occasional foxing, usually at the fore edge. All fold out maps are present and in fine, folded condition. Robert Edward Lee (Jan 19, 1807 - Oct 12, 1870) is best known as the commander of the Confederate States Army. When he accepted commanded of the Army of Northern Virginia in 1862, demonstrated superior battlefield tactics until his surrender to Gen. Grant at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1965. Before the war, he had a distinguishes career, having graduated first in his class at West Point, Commanded Troops in the Mexican American War and returned to USMA as the Superindent. After the Civil War, Lee never fully embraced equality among the races, but did opposed the erection of War Monuments as its potential to leave other wounds unhealed. Unlike Grant, Lee died before he had a chance to record his own personal narrative, so A. L. Long did it for him.Armistead Lindsay Long (Sep 13, 1825 - Apr 29, 1891) served in the Civil War to the Rank of Brig. General. During the first three years of the War he was Robert E. Lee's secretary. As such he had a daily, intimate, personal relationship with the Commander. He was present at every major battle through the Gettysberg Campaign. After the War, while beginning to write this book, he lost his site and composed most of the book on a special slate with chalk, transcribed by his family members. "I still hope that all things will end well for us at Vicksburg. At any rate, every effort should be made to bring about that result." (p 623) (Lee's letter to Jefferson Davis). Full calf, pebbled with a tooled symmetrical pattern on the front and back [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Three Years of Arctic Service. An Account of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition of 1881-84 and the Attainment of the Farthest North. Vol. 1-2.

      London, Richard Bentley and Son 1886. Large 8vo. XXV + 428 + XII + (1) + 444 pp. Richly illustr. Frontispiece in both volumes. 41 plates, numerous illustr. in text. 9 maps (1 large foding). Publisher`s pictorial cloth. Occasional browning. . . Arctic Bibl. 6118.

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        Lettre autographe signée et enveloppe adressée à la Comtesse Potocka. Maupassant sur l'Angleterre: : « J'en ai eu plein les yeux ; mais j'en aurais plein le dos si je les avais entendus. »

      - Aylesbury, Angleterre 10 août 1886, 10,1x15,3cm, 4 pages sur un feuillet double. - lettera autografa firmata da Guy de Maupassant nel contessa Potocka, 76 linee in inchiostro nero su un doppio foglio, busta allegata. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Amusante lettre autographe signée de Guy de Maupassant à la comtesse Potocka, 76 lignes à l'encre noire sur un feuillet double à en-tête de Waddesdon, Aylesbury, enveloppe jointe. Maupassant a beaucoup voyagé au cours de sa vie : Algérie, Tunisie, Italie, Angleterre... À l'époque de cette lettre, il se trouve à Aylesbury en Angleterre, invité au manoir Waddesdon du baron de Rothschild. Celui-ci avait organisé le 7 août une fête exceptionnelle qui réunit trois cents invités de marque. Contradictoire lorsqu'on sait la force avec laquelle Maupassant se défendait d'être mondain. En décrivant ses activités à la comtesse, il peint un portrait à l'acide de la société anglaise. Il s'excuse auprès de la comtesse de cette absence prolongée : « Oui, Madame, je suis resté en Angleterre un peu plus que je n'avais pensé le faire. Je n'ai pu d'abord résister aux instances du baron de Rothschild qui prétendait me retenir un mois ; et puis cette vie nouvelle m'a parue curieuse à beaucoup d'égards, bien que triste. » Le pays n'a été que moyennement à son goût mais il a trouvé une façon de s'en accomoder : « C'est triste ici, mais reposant et je goûte un plaisir bizarre, un vrai plaisir solitaire à me trouver au milieu de gens qui ne m'entendent pas et que je ne comprends point. » Il en profite pour en déduire une règle de voyage qu'un Des Esseintes n'aurait pas désavouée s'il avait effectivement foulé le sol anglais : « Si j'avais un conseil à donner aux jeunes hommes, ce serait celui-ci : « N'apprenez jamais les langues étrangères et voyagez souvent à l'étranger. » Il n'y a rien de plus agréable que de regarder les gens causer, rire, mimer ce qu'ils disent sans avoir la fatigue inutile de suivre, de comprendre ce qu'ils pensent, et celle, plus grande, de leur répondre. » Les anglais en sont pour leur frais quand ils rencontrent Maupassant : « Je me sens en sûreté au de ces êtres-là, tranquille comme s'ils étaient en cage, et quand ils essayent, par politesse (car ils sont très polis) de baragouiner quelques mots de Français je leur fais répéter vingt fois chaque phrase, en feignant de ne point comprendre, pour leur ôter tout désir de recommencer. » Même les catégories sociales les plus hautes ne sont pas épargnées par son humour grinçant : « J'ai passé deux jours avec l'archevêque de Canterbury à qui on m'a présenté comme un égyptologue pour ne point alarmer sa conscience sacerdotale. » La royauté comme le peuple ne trouvent pas plus grâce aux yeux de Maupassant : « Je viens de passer trois jours (suprême honneur) sous le même toit que l'héritier du trône (au 2nd degré) qui me fait l'effet d'un superbe échantillon d'un crétinisme auquel aboutissent les races royales. J'ai vu des lords, des généraux, des ambassadeurs, des ministres, toute la ménagerie humaine de ce pays. » Même les femmes ne sont pas ménagées et Maupassant saisit l'occasion de leur description pour complimenter la comtesse : « Point de jolies femmes. Elles sont assez fraiches mais sans grâce, sans élégance, sans piment. Sans vouloir vous faire un compliment vous êtes infiniment plus belle que les plus belles personnes montrées ici. Et pourtant j'aime assez les blondes - qui tiennent ce que promettent les brunes - à ce qu'on dit - et c'est vrai. » Il est intéressant de noter que la comtesse était d'origine méditerranéenne (née Emmanuella Pignatelli di Cerchiara) et avait par conséquent les cheveux bruns. Alors qu'il a fréquenté la meilleure société, qu'il lui a visité la ville d'Oxford et malgré les charmes de la campagne anglaise, Maupassant ne trouve décidément aucune grâce à ce pays. Il le quitte sans regret ne laissant qu'un télégramme laconique à l'un de ses compagnons de voyage : « J'ai trop froid, cette ville est trop froide. Je la quitte pour Paris ; au revoir, mille remerciements. » Pour résumer à la comtesse l'expérience de son séjour, il conclut sa missive par une sentence sans appel pour la nation anglaise : « J'en ai eu plein les yeux ; mais j'en aurais plein le dos si je les avais entendus. »

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        Original watercolour of the Derwent River, Tasmania.

      Around Hobart: before, 1886. Watercolour, 252 x 168 mm., tiny chip from one corner, a few spots of faint insignificant foxing yet fine, framed. Charming watercolour study of the Derwent River with details of Hobart and Mount Wellington by Emma Minnie Boyd (1858-1936), one of the most accomplished female Australian artists of the nineteenth-century and the matriarch of the gifted Boyd family.Boyd was a daughter of the wealthy and privileged a'Beckett family and received an intensive education in the visual arts at the Victorian National Gallery School of Art under the tuition of Eugene von Guérard, Louis Buvelot and other eminent artists of the era. Minnie a'Beckett studied art in Melbourne from 1885 to 1889: during this time she met fellow student Arthur Merric Boyd whom she married in January of 1886. The talented couple left for England in 1890 and both exhibited at the Royal Academy exhibition of 1891. After a brief sojourn in Paris they returned to Australia in 1894 although their work was again exhibited in London at the 1898 Grafton Galleries exhibition of Australian artists.Minnie Boyd excelled in watercolour landscapes and was respected for her mastery of colour. She spent some time in Tasmania with her family and found the landscapes around Hobart an ongoing inspiration. This study of the Derwent River shows the town of Hobart in the background beneath the spectacular escarpment of Mount Wellington. It almost certainly dates from early in her career as can be seen by her naïve figures.Both talented and beautiful, biographer Marjorie Tipping described Minnie Boyd as 'lively, handsome, cultivated and compassionate. Restless, she had something of the religious mystic in her make-up.' This painting is from a significant collection of works by Minnie Boyd that remained in the family until recently dispersed at auction.

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        Les mémoires d'un veuf

      - Léon Vanier, Paris 1886, 12x18,5cm, broché. - Edition su carta corrente. Torna un po 'insolated, piccoli morsi su bemolle minore. autografo Firmato di Paul Verlaine Emile Le Brun. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Dos légèrement insolé, infimes piqûres sans gravité sur les plats. Envoi autographe signé de Paul Verlaine à Emile Le Brun.  

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        Eine neue Methode unmittelbarer Retention bei Frankturen des Röhrenknochen (pp.410-425, 6 Abb.).

      Arch. klin. Chir., 34. - Berlin, Verlag von August Hirschwald, 1886, 8, V, 962 pp., Holzschnitte, 13 lith. Tafeln, feiner Halbleinenband. Erstdruck! "Die angewandte Methode besteht im "Einlegen eines Elfenbeinzapfens in die Markhöhle der Diaphyse", und bei den Epiphysen im "Anlegen einer Elfenbeinklammer an die Wandung"." Zit. a.ob. Arb.Heinrich Bircher (1850-1923) "aus Bern berichtete 1886 auf dem Jahreskongreß der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Chirurgie in Berlin über "Eine Neue Methode unmittelbarer Retention bei Frakturen der Röhrenknochen", bei der er elfenbeinzapfen von der Fraktur aus in die Markhöhle einschob, um dadurch die Frakturstellung zu halten. Damit hat er als Erster eine intramedulläre Fixation von Frakturen empfohlen und praktiziert." K. Klemm, Die historische Entwicklung der intramedullären Kraftträger. Deutsche Orth. Geschichts- und Forschungsmuseum, Jahrbuch 2 (2000), p.43

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        Inscribed photo of Julia Marlowe to Millie Dwight]

      [Undated] - 300 x 235 mm. Photograph: 20 x 14 cm. Inscription: "To Minie Dwight in remembrance coli[]le.! Julia Marlow" The image was photographed by Ye Rose Studio of Providence, Rhode Island. The reverse of the card indicated that the studio was opened in 1886. The studio was located in the Conrad building in downtown Providence. The building still exists. Julia Marlowe was the foremost Shakespearean actor of her time. Minnie Dwight Rouland was a teacher of gymnasts. Julia Marlowe (Caldeck, Cumberland, England, August 17, 1865 ¿ New York November 12, 1950) an English-born American actress known for her interpretations of William Shakespeare. Marlowe was born as Sarah Frances Frost to clogger and shoemaker John Frost and Sarah (Strong) Hodgson. When she was four her family immigrated to the United States. Her father, who was an avid fan of local sports, "fled to America in 1870 under the erroneous impression that he had destroyed a neighbor's eye by flicking a whip at him during a race." He changed his name to Brough and after first settling in Kansas he moved his family east to Portsmouth, Ohio and then Cincinnati. Marlowe obtained the nickname of "Fanny" and in her early teens began her career in the chorus of a juvenile opera company. While touring with the company for nearly a year performing Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore (1879), under the direction of Colonel Robert E.J. Miles (manager of the Cincinnati Opera House) she was given the part of Sir Joseph Porter. She later played in W. S. Gilbert's Pygmalion and Galatea. Her training and initial success was due primarily to Miles's sister-in-law Ada Dow. Still in Cincinnati, Fanny played her first Shakespearean roles as Balthazar in Romeo and Juliet and as Maria in Twelfth Night she was billed as Fanny Brough. Soon after Ada Dow took Fanny to New York where for several years she received voice training by Parsons Price. Finished with the voice training she changed her name to Julia Marlowe. As an unknown, Marlowe was, at first, unable to get a Shakesperean role, but she was determined. Colonel Miles, the new manager of the New York Bijou Opera House, gave her the opportunity to play for two weeks on tour in New England, starting in New London, Connecticut. This gave Marlowe the repertoire she needed. On 20 October 1887, her mother hired the Bijou for a matinee of Ingomar, the Barbarian (Maria Lovell's adaptation of Friedrich Halm's Der Sohn der Wildnis), in which Marlowe received acclaim which served as a stepping stone to Broadway. Julia Marlowe as Mary Tudor in When Knighthood Was in Flower. In early 1891, Marlowe came down with a severe case of typhoid fever while on tour in Philadelphia. The owner of the Philadelphia Times newspaper and his wife took Julia in and oversaw her return to health.[7] At one point her face became so swollen that doctors considered lancing her face to release the toxins, but the good judgment of one doctor prevailed and a different treatment was arrived at which would fight the toxins and save her face for her acting career. Had this measure not been taken, she would never have been performing on Broadway by 1895 and would never have established herself as the leading American actress of Shakespeare in her day alongside actor E.H. Sothern. She made her Broadway debut in 1895 and went on to appear in more than seventy Broadway productions. With the money from her first Broadway success, she bought the townhouse known as River Mansion at 337 Riverside Drive. Her first husband was Broadway actor Robert Taber. Their marriage lasted from 1894 to 1900 and produced no children. Taber and Marlowe were married in 1894. According to many who knew her, Marlowe sacrificed her own self-interests many times in order to promote Taber's career. Despite this, however, professional jealousy ended their marriage in 1900. . . . . .

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        Kärntner Trachten. Nach dem im Besitze Ihrer Majestät der Kaiserin von Österreich befindlichen Aquarellen.

      Klagenfurt, Joh. Leon sen., o. J. [um 1886]. o. Pag. [9 Tafeln]. Lose Blattsammlung in OHlwd.-Mappe. Mit 9 von 10 der montierten Farbtafeln. - Fleckig, eine Lasche der Mappe lose, Tafeln stockfleckig. - Mit den Tafeln: Lesachthal, oberes Möllthal Heiligenblut, Glanthal, Gemsen-Jäger, Gailthal, Seeland, Ferlach, mittleres Möllthal Winklern und Lavantthal. - Prinzhofer, (1817 - 1885), studierte seit 1836 Rechtswissenschaften in Wien und Padua, besuchte daneben die Kunstakademie in Venedig und wurde 1844 Richter in Wien. Wegen seines Erfolgs als Porträtmaler gab er die richterliche Laufbahn bald auf und ging 1861 nach Graz. Prinzhofer schuf 1848 das erste Porträt Kaiser Franz Josephs nach dessen Thronbesteigung und im selben Jahr das einzige authentische Bildnis Lajos Kossuths, von dem 50000 Exemplare lithographiert wurden. (DBE) - Selten. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Carinthia; Kärnten

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        THE LAW REPORTS of the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting 1886 - 1936 (304 Volumes)

      Incorporated Council of Law Reporting, 1886 - 1936. 304 vols. 8vo. Bound in uniform half calf on marbled paper-laid boards with gilt lettered morocco spine labels (some vols with slightly darkened spines and scuffs at edges - otherwise a handsome VG set measuring approx 41 ft). The volumes comprise: 1886 Queen's Bench 2 vols (XVI & XVII), Chancery 3 vols (XXXI, XXXII & XXXIII), Statutes 1 vol (XXII), Probate 1 vol (XI), Appeals 1 vol (XI); 1887 Queen's Bench 2 vols (XVIII & XIX), Chancery 3 vols (XXXIV, XXXV & XXXVI), Statutes 1 vol (XXIV), Probate 1 vol (XII), Appeals 1 vol (XII); 1888 Queen's Bench 2 vols (XX & XXI), Chancery 3 vols (XXXVII, XXXVIII & XXXIX), Statutes 1 vol (XXV), Probate 1 vol (XIII), Appeals 1 vol (XIII); 1889 Queen's Bench 2 vols (XXII & XXIII), Chancery 3 vols (XL, XLI & XLII), Statutes 1 vol (XXVI), Appeals 1 vol (XIV); 1890 Queen's Bench 1 vol (XXIV), Chancery 3 vols (XLIII, XLIV & XLV), Statutes 1 vol (XXVII), Appeals 1 vol (XV), Probate 2 vols (XIV & XV), Statutes 1 vol (XXVII); 1891 Queen's Bench 2 vols (I & II), Chancery 3 vols (I, II & III), Statutes 1 vol (XXVI), Appeals (XV), Probate (XIV & XV), Statutes 1 vol (XXVIII); 1892 Queen's Bench 2 vols (I & II), Chancery 3 vols (I, II & III), Statutes 1 vol (XXIX), Appeals 1 vol, Probate 1 vol; 1893 Queen's Bench 2 vols (I & II), Chancery 3 vols (I, II & III), Statutes 1 vol (XXX), Appeals 1 vol, Probate 1 vol; 1894 Queen's Bench 2 vols (I & II), Chancery 1 vol (II only), Statutes 1 vol (XXXI), Appeals 1 vol, Probate 1 vol; 1895 Queen's Bench 2 vols (I & II), Chancery 2 vols (I & II), Statutes 1 vol (XXXII), Appeals 1 vol, Probate 1 vol; 1896 Queen's Bench 2 vols (I & II), Chancery 2 vols (I & II), Statutes 1 vol (XXXIII), Appeals 1 vol, Probate 1 vol; 1897 Queen's Bench 2 vols (I & II), Chancery 2 vols (I & II), Statutes 1 vol (XXXIV), Appeals 1 vol, Probate 1 vol; 1898 Queen's Bench 2 vols (I & II), Chancery 2 vols (I & II), Statutes 1 vol (XXXV), Appeals 1 vol, Probate 1 vol; 1899 Queen's Bench 2 vols (I & II), Chancery 2 vols (I & II), Statutes 1 vol (XXXVI & XXXVII), Appeals 1 vol, Probate 1 vol; 1900 Queen's Bench 2 vols (I & II), Chancery 2 vols (I & II), Statutes 1 vol (XXXVIII), Appeals 1 vol, Probate 1 vol; 1901 King's Bench 2 vols (I & II), Chancery 2 vols (I & II), Statutes 1 vol (XXXIX), Appeals 1 vol, Probate 1 vol; 1902 King's Bench 2 vols (I & II), Chancery 2 vols (I & II), Statutes 1 vol (XL), Appeals 1 vol, Probate 1 vol; 1903 King's Bench 2 vols (I & II), Chancery 2 vols (I & II), Statutes 1 vol (XLI), Appeals 1 vol, Probate 1 vol; 1904 King's Bench 2 vols (I & II), Chancery 2 vols (I & II), Statutes 1 vol (XLII), Probate 1 vol; 1905 King's Bench 2 vols (I & II), Chancery 2 vols (I & II), Statutes 1 vol (XLIII), Probate 1 vol; 1906 King's Bench 2 vols (I & II), Chancery 2 vols (I & II), Statutes 1 vol (XLIV), Probate 1 vol; 1907 King's Bench 2 vols (I & II), Chancery 2 vols (I & II), Statutes 1 vol (XLV), Probate 1 vol; 1908 King's Bench 2 vols (I & II), Chancery 2 vols (I & II), Statutes 1 vol (XLVI), Probate 1 vol; 1909 King's Bench 2 vols (I & II), Chancery 2 vols (I & II), Statutes 1 vol (XLVII), Probate 1 vol; 1910 King's Bench 2 vols (I & II), Chancery 2 vols (I & II), Statutes 1 vol (XLVIII), Probate 1 vol; 1911 King's Bench 2 vols (I & II), Chancery 2 vols (I & II), Statutes 1 vol (XLIX), Probate 1 vol; 1912 King's Bench 3 vols (I, II & III), Chancery 2 vols (I & II), Statutes 1 vol (L), Probate 1 vol; 1913 King's Bench 3 vols (I, II & III), Chancery 2 vols (I & II), Statutes 1 vol (LI), Probate 1 vol; 1914 Chancery 2 vols (I & II), Statutes 1 vol (LII), Probate 1 vol; 1914/16 Statutes 1 vol (LIII); 1915 Chancery 2 vols (I & II), Probate 1 vol; 1916 Chancery 2 vols (I & II), Statutes 1 vol (LIV), Probate 1 vol; 1917 Chancery 2 vols (I & II), Statutes 1 vol (LV), Probate 1 vol; 1918 Chancery 2 vols (I & II), Statutes 1 vol (LVI), Probate 1 vol; 1919 King's Bench 1 vol (II only), Chancery 2 vols (I & II), Statutes 1 vol (LVII), Probate 1 vol; 1920 King's Bench 3 vols (I, II & III), Chancery 2 vols (I & II), Statutes 1 vol (LVIII), Appeals 1 vol, Probate 1 vol; 1921 King's Bench 3 vols (I, II & III), Chancery 2 vols (I & II), Statutes 1 vol (LIX), Appeals 2 vols (I & II), Probate 1 vol; 1922 King's Bench 2 vols (I & II), Chancery 2 vols (I & II), Statutes 1 vol (LX), Appeals 1 vol (II only), Probate 1 vol; 1923 King's Bench 2 vols (I & II), Chancery 2 vols (I & II), Statutes 1 vol (LXI), Appeals 1 vol, Probate 1 vol; 1924 King's Bench 2 vols (I & II), Chancery 2 vols (I & II), Statutes 1 vol (LXII), Probate 1 vol; 1925 King's Bench 1 vol (2 vols in 1), Chancery and Probate 1 vol (2 vols in 1), Statutes 1 vol (2 vols in 1), Appeals 1 vol; 1926 King's Bench 1 vol (2 vols in 1), Chancery and Probate 1 vol, Appeals 1 vol;1927 King's Bench 1 vol (2 vols in 1), Chancery and Probate 1 vol, Statutes 1 vol, Appeals 1 vol; 1928 King's Bench 1 vol (2 vols in 1), Chancery and Probate 1 vol, Statutes 1 vol, Appeals 1 vol; 1929 King's Bench 1 vol (2 vols in 1), Chancery and Probate 1 vol, Statutes 1 vol, Appeals 1 vol; 1930 King's Bench 1 vol (2 vols in 1), Chancery and Probate 1 vol, Statutes 1 vol, Appeals 1 vol; 1931 King's Bench 1 vol, Chancery and Probate 1 vol, Statutes 1 vol, Appeals 1 vol; 1932 King's Bench 1 vol (2 vols in 1), Chancery and Probate 1 vol, Statutes 1 vol, Appeals 1 vol; 1933 King's Bench 1 vol (2 vols in 1), Chancery and Probate 1 vol, Statutes 1 vol, Appeals 1 vol; 1934 King's Bench 1 vol (2 vols in 1), Chancery and Probate 1 vol, Statutes 1 vol, Appeals 1 vol; 1935 King's Bench 1 vol (2 vols in 1), Chancery and Probate 1 vol, Statutes 1 vol, Appeals 1 vol; 1936 King's Bench 1 vol (2 vols in 1), Chancery and Probate 1 vol, Statutes 1 vol (2 vols in 1), Appeals 1 vol.

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        L'Eve Future [ Edition orginale - Livre dédicacé par l'auteur ]

      1 vol. in-12 reliure de l'époque demi-veau à coins cerise, dos à 5 nerfs, tête dorée, couvertures rouges conservées, De Brunhoff, Paris, 1886, 2 ff., III pp., 1 f., 379 pp. L'édition originale Ce titre majeur de son oeuvre est ici enrichi d'un envoi autographe de Villiers de l'Isle Adam à l'écrivain Henry Lavedan : "A Monsieur Henry Lavedan, son cordial confrère". Etat moyen (fente presque complète à un mors, bel état par ailleurs). Prix en l'état pour cet exemplaire bien complet des couvertures, auquel ne manque qu'une restauration de qualité en mors. Carteret, II, 472 Français

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        Original watercolour of the Derwent River, Tasmania

      Around Hobart: before, 1886. Watercolour, 252 x 168 mm., tiny chip from one corner, a few spots of faint insignificant foxing yet fine, framed. Charming watercolour study of the Derwent River with details of Hobart and Mount Wellington by Emma Minnie Boyd (1858-1936), one of the most accomplished female Australian artists of the nineteenth-century and the matriarch of the gifted Boyd family.Boyd was a daughter of the wealthy and privileged a'Beckett family and received an intensive education in the visual arts at the Victorian National Gallery School of Art under the tuition of Eugene von Guérard, Louis Buvelot and other eminent artists of the era. Minnie a'Beckett studied art in Melbourne from 1885 to 1889: during this time she met fellow student Arthur Merric Boyd whom she married in January of 1886. The talented couple left for England in 1890 and both exhibited at the Royal Academy exhibition of 1891. After a brief sojourn in Paris they returned to Australia in 1894 although their work was again exhibited in London at the 1898 Grafton Galleries exhibition of Australian artists.Minnie Boyd excelled in watercolour landscapes and was respected for her mastery of colour. She spent some time in Tasmania with her family and found the landscapes around Hobart an ongoing inspiration. This study of the Derwent River shows the town of Hobart in the background beneath the spectacular escarpment of Mount Wellington. It almost certainly dates from early in her career as can be seen by her naïve figures.Both talented and beautiful, biographer Marjorie Tipping described Minnie Boyd as 'lively, handsome, cultivated and compassionate. Restless, she had something of the religious mystic in her make-up.' This painting is from a significant collection of works by Minnie Boyd that remained in the family until recently dispersed at auction.

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        Anna Karenina

      New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. 1886. First American edition. A Near Fine copy of the first translation into English. Spine slightly cocked and a bit faded, otherwise an excellent copy. With the generally accepted first issue points: no other titles by the same author listed, publisher's monogram on the title page and with five pages of ads in the rear, starting with "Crowell's Red Line Poets," no translations of any Russian books listed, and with the correct end-papers. This copy unique in that the binding has a larger gilt seal on the front board than any other copy we are aware of, causing us to speculate that this is a possible trial binding. "Anna Karenina" was originally published in parts in the "Russian Messenger" from 1873 to 1877. It first appeared in book form in 1878 with the English language translation coming out eight years later. Tolstoy himself thought that "Anna Karenina" - as opposed to "War and Peace" - was his first true novel. Anna Karenina's epic sweep encompasses Russian politics, philosophy and religion, and the challenges humans face as a result of their economic class. Yet what has earned the novel a lasting place in the literary canon is its complex representation of relationships between men and women. "Of all the nineteenth century novels written by men, Anna Karenina is the one most centrally concerned with women, the one which attempts most thoroughly and honestly to confront them in all aspects of their lives" (Greene). Regardless of their individual differences, Anna, Kitty, and Dolly are often punished for violating the contradictory expectations placed on them as wives, mothers, and lovers. "Tolstoy grasped that the same principles of behavior that shape men's characters apply to women as well...but that a women feels even more heavily than man the weight of social pressures which work on and warp her character" (Greene). A cornerstone of world literature. Christian Science Monitor Top 10 Books of All Time. Near Fine. Near Fine.

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        LIVRE DE PRIÈRES tissé d'après les Enluminures des Manuscrits du XIVe au XVIe Siècle

      Four full-page illus. & each page within a decorative border, all taken from early illuminated MSS. 50 pages. Small 4to, orig. Jansenist-style binding of morocco by J. Kauffmann-Petit, doublures gilt with an aubergine silk panel, aubergine silk endpapers. Lyon: [A. Henry for A. Roux], 1886-88. This is one of the true marvels of nineteenth-century technology in the service of the "Book Arts," and absolutely must be seen to be fully appreciated. It is a spectacular neo-Gothic Book of Prayers, made of silvery-grey and black silk thread, woven together by means of the Jacquard automated loom method, the results being accurate to within one-tenth of a millimeter. There is a strange and wondrous dimensionality in these pages, which without exaggeration can be said to shimmer. The book also represents an important technical innovation: hundreds of thousands of punched cards were employed as automated weaving instructions, conveyed to an array of mechanized looms. It took two years of programming and weaving to create approximately 60 copies. At the time of its invention, in 1801, the Jacquard loom was the most complex programmable machine in existence. The incredible potential of the "Operations / Variables" punched card system, with its binary data and modern "Input / Output / Storage" capabilities, was seized upon by English visionary Charles Babbage, who integrated the process into his theoretical "Analytical Engine." James Essinger has argued convincingly that the Jacquard loom was pivotal in the development of computer science (see Jacquard's Web: How a Hand-loom led to the Birth of the Information Age, 2004). With uncanny prescience, the data input mechanisms and intricate algorithms that created the present volume prefigure modern computer automation and computer programming: input consisting of complex instructions conveyed to the mechanical looms by means of punched cards; output in the form preconceived patterns; and memory in which the instructions can be stored and subsequently recovered. Lillian Randall determined that the "illuminations" in the present Prayer Book actually came from a single source, namely a late 19th-century monograph published by Gruel and Engelmann: Imitation de Jésus-Christ, which contained reproductions of a variety of illuminated manuscripts from the 14th through the 16th century. Our copy is in a perfect state of preservation. &#10087; For a detailed account of the technical intricacies see: Paul Marais, "Livre de Prières tissé" in the Bulletin du Bibliophile (1889), pp. 163-66. Bowden, Faster than Thought: The Invention of Perforated Cards by M. Jacquard (London: 1953), pp. 23, 350-51, & 379-80. Michael Laird in The World from Here. Treasures of the Great Libraries of Los Angeles (edited by C. Burlingham & B. Whiteman, 2001), 63-"Despite the fact that this rare volume is not a printed book, it is of singular interest in that it was completely woven with silver and black silk thread. It also represents an extremely early book production involving automation and programming&hellip;The book was manufactured on silk looms that were programmed using the punched-card system developed by Joseph-Marie Jacquard (1752-1834). Several hundred thousand cards were required to program this curious magnum opus (the actual figure is not known, but estimates range from 106,000 to 500,000). After fifty failed attempts, it took two years to weave approximately sixty copies&hellip;It will be observed that the weave in the present volume is almost microscopic (it is exactly four hundred weft threads for every 2.5 centimeters [approximately one inch])&hellip;The movement of the machine was limited to one tenth of a millimeter, the result being an extremely precise piece of bookmaking, which, on account of the material used, truly gleams. It is noteworthy that Jacquard's looms, only slightly modified, are still in use today, producing some of the world's finest fabric for furniture. The punched instructional cards utilized by Jacquard's weaving machinery served as the primary inspiration for the famous 'Analytical Engine' conceived by Charles Babbage (1791-1871)&hellip;The present volume may represent the first, and probably the only, successful attempt at weaving a book.".

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        Das Buch für Alle - 2 Jahrgänge (1886 und 1888) [Hardcover] [Jan 01, 1886] Illustrierte Familienzeitung - Chronik der Gegenwart

      [Hardcover] [Jan 01, 1886] Einband mit Goldrücken, dem Alter entsprechend gut erhalten, minimale Stockflecken - weitere Digital-Fotos können per email angefragt werden. ... oder Bäderstr. 8a, 23738 Lensahn ab 14Uhr und am Wochenende.

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        There Is No Natural Religion. By Wm. Blake. Facsimilied at Edmonton Anno 1886 by Wm. Muir, E. Druitt, H.T. Muir, and J.T. Watts.

      4to. Edmonton: William Muir, 1886. 4to, [25] leaves including the preliminary and final blank. Original wrappers, upper cover lettered in manuscript (by Muir?) and signed and numbered by Muir. Copy #50 of 50 copies, signed by Muir. Includes " All Religions are One", and Muir's own version of the missing plate b5. Essick notes: There is No Natural Religion. The "Preface," dated 1886, indicates that the facsimile is based on plates "in the British Museum [copy A] and from some papers in my own possession [copy L]." However, the printed front wrapper of Muir's Europe facsimile (1887) indicates that "Mr. Burt's copy [H?--which, according to Joseph Viscomi, is a forgery]" was also used. This would seem to be correct since copies A and L are printed in olive and green, whereas plates a1, a2, and b1 in the facsimile are in brown, as in copy H. Also includes plate 2 of All Religions are One, the original of which is bound into There is No Natural Religion copy M, and Muir's own version of the missing plate b5. Delivered to Quaritch 8 Sept. 1886. Note: There is No Natural Religion copy M also printed in brown, but it seems unlikely that this was "Mr. Burt's copy" since copy M was in the Tulk family collection until 1956." BB#249(g). Bentley, Blake Books, 249 G. The Templeton Crocker/Herbert M. Evans copy with the Crocker bookplate at the front and Howell's note "HME" at the back (priced $100).

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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