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        Lettres Persanes. 2 volumes.

      Paris, Jouaust - Librairie des Bibliophiles 1886 - Publiées en deux volumes avec une préface par M. Tourneux. Dessins d'Ed. de Beaumont. Gravés à l'eau-forte par Boilvin. Portrait frontispice avant la lettre T2 et après la lettre T1. 8 gravures hors texte en double épreuve. Paris, Librairie des Bibliophiles - 1886 - XVIII, 214 et 262 pages. Imprimé par Jouaust et Sigaux pour la Petite Bibliothèque Artistique. Grand papier Van Gelder. Un état sur CHINE. Très belle reliure plein maroquin vert olive signée Thierry succ. de Petit-Simier. Dos à nerfs richement orné et doré, date en pied. Tranches dorées. Non rogné. Triple filet doré encadrant les plats. Double sur les coupes et les chasses. Large dentelle dorée bordant les contreplat. Signets. Couvertures et dos conservés. Pas de rousseur. Parfait état. Bel exemplaire, bien relié. Format in-12°(17x12). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Complete Works of Robert Burns

      Philadelphia: Gebbie and Co, 1886. The Complete Works of Robert Burns. Octavo, 6 volumes, original cloth with gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panels. Illustrated with 60 fine etchings and wood cuts, maps and facsimilies. In fine condition. Robert Burns was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is also in English and a light Scots dialect, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland. He also wrote in standard English, and in these writings his political or civil commentary is often at its bluntest. He is regarded as a pioneer of the Romantic movement, and after his death he became a great source of inspiration to the founders of both liberalism and socialism, and a cultural icon in Scotland and among the Scottish diaspora around the world.

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        The Mayor of Casterbridge. The Life and Death of a Man of Character.

      London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1886 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, decorative bands and floral decorations on front covers and spines in black, titles to spines gilt, grey floral endpapers. Early ownership inscriptions of J. D. Hunter to head of half-title of vol. II. Vol I. in bright cloth, vol. II darkened, extremities worn in places, a few areas of surface wear or pale blemishes to sides, hinges of vol. II skilfully repaired. A good set. First edition in book form, presentation copy of volume I, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To the Hon. Mrs Jeune, from Thomas Hardy". Presentation copies are highly uncommon, with just two copies traced at auction. The recipient, Mary Jeune, later Baroness St Helier (1848–1931), was a prolific essayist (publishing around 50 periodical essays), vigorous philanthropist on behalf of women and poor children, and a notable London hostess, renowned for her sparkling intellect and with "an insatiable appetite for society". Hardy called her "Mrs Jeune the irrepressible", and, when visiting London, stayed at her and her husband's house so frequently that he became known as their "dosser" (Ferguson, p. 7). St Helier wrote a spirited defence of Hardy in a letter to the Daily Chronicle in May 1894, responding to a suggestion that his recently published collection, Life's Little Ironies, ought to be suppressed on the ground of sexual frankness. As well as Hardy, her guests included luminaries such as Matthew Arnold, Robert Browning, Somerset Maugham and Oscar Wilde; she also formed a somewhat unlikely friendship with the reserved and society-averse Edith Wharton. In A Backward Glance, Wharton described meeting Thomas Hardy several times over luncheon at St Helier's: "I found it comparatively easy to carry on a mild chat on literary matters. I felt he was completely closed in his own creative dream"), and wrote affectionately of St Helier herself: "Others have done justice to her tireless and intelligent activities on the London County Council. I wish to record that this woman, who figured to hundreds merely as the most indefatigable and imperturbable of hostesses, a sort of automatic entertaining machine, had a vigorous personality of her own, and the most generous and independent character". Rideing recalled, "Fortunate were those who, visiting London, took with them a letter of introduction to Lady Jeune She more than anybody else fused and liberalized London society, leading it out of the ruts of rank and class into a fellowship with art and letters, and surprising both elements by the results of her tact and magnetism. An introduction to her became a passport to many social privileges Her intellectual and political influence was as great as the charm which made her salon so brilliant" (Rideing, p. 280). This is an assembled set, with St Helier's cupid bookplate (as Mary Jeune) to the front pastedown of the first volume; the second volume is from the library of the bibliographer of Victorian novelists, Walter E. Smith, with his lightly pencilled ownership inscription to the front free endpaper. Purdy, pp. 50-1; Ferguson, Thomas Hardy's Legal Fictions, 2013; Rideing, Many celebrities and a few others: a bundle of reminiscences, 1912. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        IL CAPITALE. Critica dell'Economia politica.

      In-8 (mm. 243x150), mz. pergamena coeva, filetti e tit. oro su due tasselli al dorso, pp. (4),903. "Prima edizione italiana" del "Libro Primo" di questo testo fondamentale (pubblicato nel 1867), contenuto nel IX volume (parte II) della celebre "Biblioteca dell'Economista", diretta da Boccardo. Il volume comprende: "Il Capitale" di Marx (pp. 685) - "L'idea dell'Evoluzione", conferenza filosofico-sociale di L. Jacoby e "Osservazioni critiche su talune dottrine economiche di G. Stuart Mill" di N. Tcernicewsky. Cfr. Cat. Bibl. Einaudi,II, p. 555 - Cat. storico Utet, p. 366. "Questa traduzione del "Capitale", riguarda solo il primo vol. dell'opera, il piu' importante e fondamentale, di solito l'unico conosciuto" (il secondo e il terzo furono pubblicati postumi a cura di Engels, rispettivamente nel 1885 e nel 1894). Cosi' Diz. delle Opere Bompiani,II, p. 105. Con qualche lieve fioritura, peraltro ben conservato.

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        Bibeln eller Den Heliga Skrift med Illustrationer af Gustave Doré

      Bible that is illustrated by Gustave Doré from 1886.

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        Album of 73 mounted photographs of Rome, 1886

      Rome, 1886. Images neatly captioned on the mount by the traveler who assembled them, often with pertinent remarks and historical observations, and with lengthy quotation from Rogers's "Italy" to open the album. 1 vols. Most of the photographs measure approximately 10 x 8 inches. Each photo is mounted to the recto of a leaf of the album, bound in green pebble cloth of the period, lettered in gilt on the upper cover "Roma." Label of Garroni, Piazzi Trevi ,on the pastedown. Images neatly captioned on the mount by the traveler who assembled them, often with pertinent remarks and historical observations, and with lengthy quotation from Rogers's "Italy" to open the album. 1 vols. Most of the photographs measure approximately 10 x 8 inches. Fine Photo Album of Rome. Wonderful assemblage of period photos of the Eternal City, assembled by a tourist in 1886, comprising portraits, views of the city and surrounding landscapes, architecture, works of art, antiquities, street scenes, etc. Signed on the flyleaf by the original owner-compiler, and dated "Margaret Willing Chisholm. Rome January 9th/86"

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        The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

      London; Longmans, Green, and Co. 1886. 8vo. Sometime finely bound in full navy blue morocco, spine with 5 raised bands, panelled and lettered direct in gilt, with gilt beaded bands, single ruled panel in gilt to boards, a decorative gilt roll to board edges, attractive gilt-ruled turn-ins and Cockerell blue marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, by Bayntun-Rivière; pp. [viii], [1]-141 + [i], advertisement; externally fine and handsome, internally remarkably fresh throughout with one 15mm, and neatly repaired, closed scarf tear to fore-edge margin of one leaf but otherwise crisp and unnmarked; scarce thus. First U.K. edition, published on January 9, 1886, four days after Charles Scribner's Sons' American edition. Longmans had planned to pubish in December '85 but the marketplace was overwhelmed with Christmas books and a decision was taken to postpone release.' The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde' is, along with Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' and Bram Stoker's 'Dracula', one the best known horror stories in the English language. Although it missed the Christmas market, with publication delayed until the January of 1886, it was immediate bestseller, fulfilling Stevenson's intentions of making him a lot of money. It has been in print ever since. It is the retelling of the classic Gothic story of 'the double'; a second personality inhabiting the true self, conveyed with all the oppressive atmosphere of a grimy industrial London, as the author gradually discloses the true identity of the "damned juggernaut" Mr. Hyde who resides behind the door to the home of the respectable Dr. Jekyll. The phrase 'Jekyll and Hyde' has become a metaphor for a split personality just as, in the 1880s, the psychological phenomenon it explored was used to explain a new sort of primaeval savagery seen in the urban murders by Jack the Ripper.

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        La Galería Internacional Colección de cien cuadros escogidos de artistas antiguos y modernos

      John C. Yorston y Cía editores - 4 folio volumes in a very clean and good conditions The English title for this book is “The international gallery: A collection of one hundred select works by ancient and modern masters” Was published in 1886 , This is the Spanish edition translated by dr. E.F. De Toledo The first folio signed on the first page not sure by whom ? A very clean and rare imperial folios with very fine engravings [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traité du verbe

      Giraud, Paris 1886 - Livre Avant-dire de Stéphane Mallarmé. Cette "préface" disparaitra lors de la troisième édition de cet ouvrage en 1888. Petit manque de papier au dos, couverture salie. Signature autographe de l'auteur, René Ghil. Le nom du destinataire de l'envoi a été effacé. 1 plaquette in-8° [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Salammbô. Englished by M. French Sheldon. Translation authorised by the heirs of Gustave Flaubert.

      Saxon & Co. 1886 [copyright 1885] - 4pp blanks preceding half title, final ad. leaf. Orig. dark blue cloth, bevelled boards, lettered in gilt; spine sl. darkened & rubbed. Booklabel of R.W. Harper, Inner Temple. A good-plus copy. Salammbô, 1862. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION - followed swiftly by Chartre?s translation for Vizetelly, also 1886. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Svenska Foglarna

      J. & A. Riis (text vol. 1); D & G. Beijer (text vols. 2-4), Stockholm 1886 - (9 x 12 3/8 inches). Text in two columns. Plate volume with lithographed title, engraved dedication leaf and 84 hand-coloured lithographed plates, mostly after Peter Akerlund. Contemporary half calf and marbled paper covered boards Scarce set complete with plates and all text volumes: the definitive 19th century work on birds observed in Sweden. Complete with the rare additional text volumes (i.e. vols. 2-4) published by Kinberg after Sundervall's death. "An interesting and systematic account of 238 species . The plates are well made and greatly assist the identification of varieties . A complete set is rare" (Wood). ''The plates are most attractive due to the superb quality of their colouring and the careful execution of the drawing'' (Jackson). Nissen IVB 902; Wood p.587; Zimmer p.609; Anker 490; Fine Bird Books, p.110. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Apontamentos para o estudo das linguas falladas pelos indigenas da provincia portugueza de Moçambique na Costa Oriental dÁfrica. [On front wrapper] Fasciculo I [all published]: Vocabulario da lingua Mávia, Districto de Cabo Delgado.

      Luanda, Imprensa Nacional, 1886. - Large 8°, contemporary lime green quarter cloth over marbled boards, smooth spine with gilt short author-title, original purple printed wrappers bound in. Tables and columns in text. Repair to lower outer corner of front wrapper. Very small repairs to holes in rear wrapper. Overall in good to very good condition. Author's four-line contemporary ink inscription on upper portion of front wrapper: "Ao Ex.mo Sr. Tito A. de Carvalho // ll.mo Deputado por Moçambique // off. // o autor". Old purple stamped monogram (initials "M" and "P") on title page. 102 pp., (1 blank l.). *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. After an introductory study of African languages in general and those of Moçambique in particular, from p. [33] begins a "Vocabulario da lingua Mavia", with "Do povo Mavia" on pp. [35]-36, "Observações grammaticaes" on pp. [37]-56, and the Portuguese-Mavia dictionary occupying the rest of the book, consisting of three columns: Portuguez, Quimavia, and Quimaconde.Joaquim de Almeida da Cunha (?-1900), noted colonialist, received a law degree from Coimbra University in 1867, and was secretary to the governor of Moçambique in 1880, then serving as general secretary for the province until 1884, when he became Portuguese consul in Zanzibar. In 1886 he was nominated to be general secretary for Angola, a post he maintained until 1891, when he returned to continental Portugal. He took up his old position in Angola from 1897 until death in Luanda in 1900. The first press established in Angola, and for many years the only press in that country, was the Imprensa do Governo, or Imprensa Nacional, which apparently began operations in Luanda 13 September 1845 with the publication of the Boletim Oficial de Angola. The next known work of the press is a collection of poetry by José da Silva Maia Ferreira, Espontaneidades da minha alma, 1849 (see Mário António Fernandes de Oliveira, "O primeiro livro de poemas publicado na Africa Portuguesa," Revista Occidente LXXIX [Lisbon, 1970] pp. 1-38). Regulations for the Port of Loanda appeared in 1849, and an Oraçao funebre by António Augusto Teixeira de Vasconcelos was printed in 1851. Works printed in Angola during the 1840s, 1850s and 1860s are extremely rare on the market, and works printed there during the 1870s and 1880s only slightly less so. As specialists in Portuguese books since 1969, we have not handled more than five or six works printed in Angola prior to 1880, and only a few more titles from the 1880s.Provenance: Tito Augusto de Carvalho (1841-1902), high-ranking official of the Ministério da Marinha and journalist, was several times elected parliamentary deputy for the Partido Regenerador. Greatly interested in colonial affairs, he collaborated in a number of newspapers, including Economista, Comércio do Porto, Jornal de Notícias, Diário de Notícias, Correio da Manhã, and Revista colonial marítima. He was vice president of the Sociedade de Geografia and other public-spirited organizations. See Grande enciclopédia, VI, 86.*** Grande enciclopédia VIII, 260-1. Not in Innocêncio; for the author, see X, 379; XVII, 352; Aditamentos, p. 207. Porbase locates a single copy, in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Not located in Copac. KVK (51 databases searched) locates two copies: Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin-Preußischer Kulturbesitz, and the one cited by Porbase. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Queen's House

      London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1886. 3 vols. 1st edition. Publisher's cloth, fine condition, a paragon of beauty and preservation. Rare. No sales at auction in 50 years though copies may well have been sold lotted with other books and therefore not recorded in ABPC's auction records. However, only 9 sets have been located by OCLC and COPAC in national, and university libraries around the world, and these global library cooperatives deliver a more reliable census for raw numbers, but can be misleading in their own way because they include the imperfect, the defective, the misdescribed, the repaired, the rebound, the abused, the broken, the now lost, the ugly, the spectral, and the forsaken. The title is taken from the old name of the Lieutenant's lodgings in the Tower of London, and the Tower itself is a presence in (almost a character in) the tale of a young woman, bookish and antiquarian, who choses wrongly in a man, and learns that love won't die of starvation, and can barely be killed by indigestion. fine.

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        The Mayor of Casterbridge

      London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1886. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Two volumes. 313, 312. First edition. Finely bound with leather spine and corners over red cloth, top edge gilt, raised bands and gilt tooling to spine, top edge gilt; bound without half-titles or ads. Title page in Volume I shows restoration at gutter. Contents clean, with several edge chips professionally filled in, lightly toned and with light, sporadic foxing. Published in a small print run of just 758 copies, of which only 650 were bound up. A lovely set.

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        Ally Sloper's Half Holiday. Being a selection, side-splitting, sentimental, and serious, for the benefit of old boys, young boys, odd boys generally and even girls. Vol. III, no. 88 - vol XII, no. 609.

      Printed for the proprietor, and published by W. J. Sunkins. 1886-1895 Approximately 551 issues in 10 volumes, including 9 issues of Ally Sloper's Christmas Holidays & 20 duplicate issues from vol. III; initial leaves of vol. III a little dusted & creased at lower corner, first issue of vol. VII defective, occasional small marginal tears, some light browning, occasionally trimmed close to lower margin. Overall issues are good & clean. All but vols III & VII bound in uniform half brown calf, vol. III in half green cloth, vol. VII in half maroon calf, front board lettered in gilt; all vols lacking some or all of spine strip, a few boards detached, hinges weak, rubbed & worn.The character of Ally Sloper was created by Charles Henry Ross and first drawn by his wife Emilie de Tessier when he appeared in the magazine Judy in 1867. Ross sold the rights of the character to the publisher and printer Gilbert Dalziel and in 1884 Ally Sloper's Half Holiday became the first weekly comic magazine to be based on a single character, with images by the cartoonist William Giles Baxter. After Baxter's death in 1888 Ally Sloper's principal artist became William Fletcher Thomas who was later replaced by Charles Henry Chapman. At its peak of popularity, the weekly circulation is estimated to have been over 350,000. It initially ceased publication after 1,679 issues in 1916. After three failed comebacks, Ally Sloper was finally curtailed in 1977.

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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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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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        ATLAS du BULLETIN de la SOCIÈTÈ de l' INDUSTRIE MINÈRALE . Une chemise imprimée , 31 x 47 cm , contenant 25 PLANCHES COULEURS ou MONOCOLOR dont une double . 2e Série TOME XV . 1886 . PLANCHES I à XXV . ETUDES sur le TERRAIN HOUILLER de COMMENTRY

      - SAINT- ETIENNE . Au Siege de la Société / Lithographie Frédéric Lantz . 1886 . ATLAS du BULLETIN de la SOCIÈTÈ de l' INDUSTRIE MINÈRALE . Une chemise imprimée , 31 x 47 cm , contenant 25 PLANCHES COULEURS ou MONOCOLOR dont une double . 2e Série TOME XV . 1886 . PLANCHES I à XXV . ETUDES sur le TERRAIN HOUILLER de COMMENTRY . Chemise en mauvais état , planches en excellent état . [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Freemasonry

      May 20, 1886. A spectacular piece, an elaborate engraved vellum document, one page, 19" x 24", New York, May 20, 1886 being a Masonic certificate granted unto Master Mason Edward B. Harper. The certificate is officially a history of the member's service to date and is titled as such: <I>"MASONIC REGISTER AND HISTORY OF BRO. EDWARD B. HARPER F. & A. M. RAISED TO THE SUBLIME DEGREE OF MASTER MASON, FEB. 17, 1864"</I>. Here we find that Edwards, born in Dover Delaware in 1842, was initiated as an apprentice in 1864. He had been a member of the Union Lodge (No. 121) in Philadelphia in 1871. This document certifies that he was then a member of the Crescent Lodge in New York (No. 402). A stunning piece of artwork, the base of which is an engraving by the noted John Sartain (1808-97) of Philadelphia. The engraving had been printed by his brother Henry Sartain and published by Wellington Jones & Co. of Philadelphia. Interestingly both brothers are Master Masons as well and add "33°" after their names in the credits. The engraving, which of course is dripping in Masonic symbolism, is a visual treat: elaborately embellished with gilt accents to the lettering, a sharp albumen photograph of Harper at center, and elaborate hand lettering and decorations. One of the finest pieces of Masonic paper we have encountered, the piece qualifies as a piece of fine art and as folk art. Bears light folds, a few very minor pin holes, some minor toning at bottom margin, else very fine with excellent contrast and sharpness to the engraving and albumen.

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        Histoire des Seljoucides du Kerman, Iraq, Asie-Mineure (THREE VOLUMES).

      E. J. Brill, Leiden 1886 - Volume I: xxvi (introduction, additions & corrections in French with some Persian text), [1], 211 pp., of Persian text, index / Volume II: L, (introduction in French by Houtsma), 312 pp., of Arabic text / Volume III: [1 French text by Houtsma], 328 pp., of Turkish text, contemporary half-calf with marbled boards, lightly rubbed, title gilt & labelled on raised spine consisting of seven compartments, corners bound in leather, original wrappers preserved, blind stamps on titles & several leaves, a presentation set by Mrs. Miles to Bath Public Library as shown on book plate verso front covers, set in very good condition, from the series "Recueil de Textes Relatifs à l&#146;Histoire de Seldjoucides", 1886-1891. Rare and beautiful set. This is a very comprehensive work on the general history of the Seljuk dynasty. Houtsma presented their history to Europeans based on original Persian, Arabic and Turkish sources. The first volume covers the history of the Seljuks in Persia based on an original manuscript by Muhammed Ibrahim, kept in Berlin. It is accompanied by an alphabetical index, historical and philosophical notes. The second volume covers the history of the Seljuks in Iraq, based on an original Arabic manuscript by Imad ad-Din al-Khatiba al-Baghdadi, kept in Oxford and Paris. The third volume covers the Seljuk history in Asia Minor from the death of Kilig Arslan (1192 AD) until 1225. The text was based on a Turkish manuscript by Nasir al-Din Ibn Bibi, kept in Leiden and Paris. The Seljuk Empire was an early medieval Turko-Persian empire, originating from the Qynyq branch of the Oghuz Turks. It controlled a vast area stretching from the Hindu Kush to eastern Anatolia and from Central Asia to the Arab Gulf. From their homelands near the Aral Sea, the Seljuks advanced first into Khorasan and then into mainland Persia before eventually conquering eastern Anatolia. The Seljuk Empire was founded by Tughril Beg in 1037 after the efforts by the founder of the Seljuk dynasty, Seljuk Bey, in the first quarter of the 11th century. Seljuk Bey's father was in a high position in the Oghuz Yabgu State, and he gave his name to both the state and the dynasty. The Seljuks united the fractured political scene of the Eastern Islamic world and played a key role in the first and second crusades. They also played an important role in the development of the Turko-Persian tradition, even exporting Persian culture to Anatolia. The settlement of Turkic tribes in the north western peripheral parts of the empire, for the strategic military purpose of fending off invasions from neighbouring states, led to the progressive Turkicization of those areas. Size: 8vo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carriers' Union New Year's Address: January 1, 1887. Broadside request for tip

      [New York] 1886 - An elegantly engraved large broadside address published as a greeting to New York newspaper readers, serving as a subtle request for a tip for the city's newspaper carriers, while also highlighting many of the major news events of the day, most notably the dedication of the Statue of Liberty.These New Year address broadsides were greetings that newspaper delivery boys gave to their customers on the first day of the year. Subscribers would then reward the carriers for their year of faithful delivery with a New Year's tip. Tipping is thought to have begun in British taverns and coffee houses of the 17th century, when patrons would place money in a bowl marked "to insure promptitude" or T.I.P. Tipping wasn't enthusiastically accepted by Americans. By the 1890s, shortly following the date of this broadside an anti tipping movement was started by those who thought it opposed to American ideals in that it encouraged financial dependency in a lower servile class. The New York Times weighed in against tipping in 1897, noting its origins in Europe as a minor annoyance, and its transformation into "blackmail". Although 6 states eventually passed anti tipping laws, they didn't hold up in court, and by 1926 tipping was a firmly entrenched American custom.This broadside couches its request for a tip for the carriers in a subtle and elegant way. There is no direct request for money, just a gentle reminder of the many important events which occurred in the previous year, all faithfully delivered to subscribers all year long. The noteworthy New York event of the year was the dedication of the Statue of Liberty, which took place on October 28, 1886. The broadside heralds the statue finally standing on its pedestal in New York harbor, praises the work of the American Committee which raised financial support, and thanks France: "Bartholdi's noble gift at last in perfect beauty stands, Complete in symmetry as from a master workman's hands . The Republic of the New World greets its sister o'er the sea, We'll ne'er forget her noble gift -- "Statue of Liberty".Additional American events include: the fleeing of New York's "Doodle Aldermen" for Canada, the Apache wars and the capture of Geronimo, the sinking of the "Oregon", the Charleston earthquake, the yacht "Mayflower" as victorious defender of the sixth America's Cup against the Scottish challenger "Galatea", and the recently deceased New Yorkers including Tilden, David Davis, Seymour and Gough.International news events include "the unsettled state of Ireland" ("Old England soon must loose her grip, the land shall yet be free") and a prediction of the upcoming world war in verse citing Bulgaria's troubles "beneath the Russian heel" and the state of European nations, "with jealousies and hatreds deep all Europe seems ablaze, Intrigue and plot and counterplot to us seem devious ways."Text printed in blue in two columns, and in one column for the final paragraph. The last line of text within wreath reads "Copyright, 1886". The text, with headline printed in a variety of fonts, encompassed within an ornate engraved border decorated with large shell motifs, cupids and allegorical figures. 18 1/2 x 24". Extensive splitting along folds, repaired with archival document repair tape on verso. The New York Historical Society Broadsides collection holds 9 similar New Year's addresses for the years 1836, 1861 to 1863, 1856 and 1857, and 1872, 1873 and 1878; but not for 1886. OCLC: 32753446 locates only one copy of this broadside (a variant border), at Brown University. Note: shine on image from protective mylar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Riva del Garda.

      Acquarello in colore d'epoca su carta forte, cm 36 x 52,5 (il foglio), firmato e datato 1886 in basso a destra. Restaurato al margine superiore fino a due terzi della verticale del foglio, ma con restauro molto ben eseguito e affatto visibile. Di ottima mano e in bella coloritura bellissima e ampia veduta d'insieme, con il lago, il paese e figure in primo piano. Buono lo stato di conservazione.

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        Strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

      London: Longmans, Green, 1886. [8], 141, [3]pp. 175 x 116 mm. 20th century half cloth, cloth boards, hinges cracking; original printed front wrapper bound in. Light toning, wrapper a bit soiled, but very good. First edition, first issue, with the date changed to "1886" on the front wrapper. Stevenson's classic tale of "split" or multiple personality. Prideaux 17.

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        Madame Bovary

      London: Vizetelly & Co, 1886. First English Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First English language edition. Very Good with cloth rubbed at rear cover and extremities, with spine ends a bit bruised, spine cloth darkened. Inner hinges repaired. Pages toned with scattered foxing to prelim and terminal pages. A rather sharp copy, in nicer shape than commonly found. The author's debut novel, a breakthrough in the craft of literary narration that helped create the modern novel.

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        Cashel Byron's Profession.

      London: The Modern Press,, 1886. A Novel. Octavo. Original blue wrappers, titles to front cover in red and black. Housed in a dark green cloth chemise in green crushed morocco pull-off case, titles to spine gilt. Slight chipping to spine ends, small loss to foot of front cover at spine, small mark to front cover, foxing to covers, edges, prelims and endmatter, a very good copy in the case with faded spine and slight rubbing to extremities. First separate issue; the smaller trimmed variant with the blank leaf bound at rear. Originally printed in the To-Day journal between April 1885 and March 1886, this edition was printed from the corrected and revised stereos of the original setting for the journal. There is a second larger, variant issue, with the preliminary blank leaf bound at the beginning. Shaw explains the variant this way: "The size of the bigger copies is due to the fact that they reproduced not only the type but the format of To-day. But the booksellers objected that in this form it occupied too much room to be displayed on their stalls and counters. It was probably cut down as far as the margins would allow to meet this objection".

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        There is No Natural Religion

      Quaritch, London 1886 - No. 40 of 50 copies, signed by Muir. William Muir facsimile. Preface leaf and 21 plates, all hand colored save for On Homer's Poetry. 1 vols. 4to. Muir Facsimile. Includes the title-page and All Religions are One, and Muir's own version of the missing plate b5. 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]."The last leaf of the facsimile is the single page On Homer's Poetry. Bentley, Blake Books, 249g Printed wrappers. Some splitting and marginal chipping, internally fine. Brown morocco backed folding case William Muir facsimile. Preface leaf and 21 plates, all hand colored save for On Homer's Poetry. 1 vols. 4to [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

      Longmans, Green, London 1886 - [8], 141, [3]pp. 175 x 116 mm. 20th century half cloth, cloth boards, hinges cracking; original printed front wrapper bound in. Light toning, wrapper a bit soiled, but very good. First edition, first issue, with the date changed to "1886" on the front wrapper. Stevenson's classic tale of "split" or multiple personality. Prideaux 17. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Freemasonry

      May 20, 1886. A spectacular piece, an elaborate engraved vellum document, one page, 19" x 24", New York, May 20, 1886 being a Masonic certificate granted unto Master Mason Edward B. Harper. The certificate is officially a history of the member's service to date and is titled as such: "MASONIC REGISTER AND HISTORY OF BRO. EDWARD B. HARPER F. & A. M. RAISED TO THE SUBLIME DEGREE OF MASTER MASON, FEB. 17, 1864". Here we find that Edwards, born in Dover Delaware in 1842, was initiated as an apprentice in 1864. He had been a member of the Union Lodge (No. 121) in Philadelphia in 1871. This document certifies that he was then a member of the Crescent Lodge in New York (No. 402). A stunning piece of artwork, the base of which is an engraving by the noted John Sartain (1808-97) of Philadelphia. The engraving had been printed by his brother Henry Sartain and published by Wellington Jones & Co. of Philadelphia. Interestingly both brothers are Master Masons as well and add "33°" after their names in the credits. The engraving, which of course is dripping in Masonic symbolism, is a visual treat: elaborately embellished with gilt accents to the lettering, a sharp albumen photograph of Harper at center, and elaborate hand lettering and decorations. One of the finest pieces of Masonic paper we have encountered, the piece qualifies as a piece of fine art and as folk art. Bears light folds, a few very minor pin holes, some minor toning at bottom margin, else very fine with excellent contrast and sharpness to the engraving and albumen.

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        RECORDER'S COURT DOCKET, CITY OF PHOENIX, ARIZONA TERRITORY, 1885 - 1886

      City of Phoenix, Arizona Territory, Phoenix, Arizona Territory 1886 - Original ledger specifically manufactured for the City of Phoenix, Arizona Territory Court system by C. S. Crocker & Co., San Francisco, California. Burgundy leather spine with gold print; black boards and leather corners. 452 pages, of which 450 have significant handwritten entries. Tome dimensions: 12-1/2 inches by 18 inches by 2-1/4 inches. Alphabetized defendant's list at beginning of tome. 450 pages of various law-breaking acts, from drunkenness to vagrancy to breaking the peace with pistols. Intriguing array of violent and nonviolent offenses. Tome condition: very good; leather spine strong and intact, some light wear; internal pages are clean, bright, and amde of heavy-bound paper; marbled endpapers. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE "SPIRIT PREVAILS": CONTAINING THE REVELATIONS, ARTICLES AND LETTERS WRITTEN BY JOSEPH MORRIS

      San Francisco: Printed by J. A. Dove for Geo. S. Dove & Company, 1886. FIRST EDITION. Written by the founder of a Mormon sect known as Church of the Firstborn, this work contains the revelations Joseph Morris reported receiving from the Seventh Angel of the Book of Revelations in 1857. Morris (1824-62) wrote letters (included here) to Brigham Young, informing him of his calling to be a prophet and the revelations he had received, but received no reply. Preaching of an imminent Second Coming, Morris gathered about 500 followers, who by 1861 had come together at Kingston Fort, Utah, to await the end of days. When several dates predicted for the Second Advent came and went without incident, some disillusioned adherents tried to leave the fort, but were pursued, returned, and imprisoned. These actions gave the Mormon church the legal grounds needed to put a stop to the Morrisite movement. When Morris refused a federal court order to release those he was holding prisoner, the territorial militia was sent in to enforce it and to free the captives. In the siege and skirmish that followed, known as the Morrisite War, Morris was killed and the sect disbanded. The father and son printer and publisher team who produced this work were former Morrisites who settled in San Francisco after the sect scattered, and who kept their beliefs in Morris alive. In his preface, George Dove notes that the letters Morris sent to Young "contained many new principles which have been made use of by the leaders of the old [i.e, LDS] Church whenever they had an opportunity to present them to the saints [i.e., church members] as new truths which had been retained until wisdom dictated that they should be made known." The Doves reestablished the Church of the Firstborn in San Francisco in 1876, and continued to proselytize for their fallen prophet for 35 years, though with little success.. 237 x 150 mm. (9 1/4 x 5 7/8"). iv, 684 pp. FIRST EDITION. Contemporary sheepskin, rebacked preserving most of original backstrip, raised bands, two (original) black morocco labels, new endpapers. Flake/Draper 5575. Leather worn away at corners and rubbed along bottom edges, boards somewhat soiled, marked, and abraded, but the restored binding entirely sound. Leaves faintly browned at edges because of lower quality paper, but a very good copy internally, generally clean and quite smooth and fresh. Written by the founder of a Mormon sect known as Church of the Firstborn, this work contains the revelations Joseph Morris reported receiving from the Seventh Angel of the Book of Revelations in 1857. Morris (1824-62) wrote letters (included here) to Brigham Young, informing him of his calling to be a prophet and the revelations he had received, but received no reply. Preaching of an imminent Second Coming, Morris gathered about 500 followers, who by 1861 had come together at Kingston Fort, Utah, to await the end of days. When several dates predicted for the Second Advent came and went without incident, some disillusioned adherents tried to leave the fort, but were pursued, returned, and imprisoned. These actions gave the Mormon church the legal grounds needed to put a stop to the Morrisite movement. When Morris refused a federal court order to release those he was holding prisoner, the territorial militia was sent in to enforce it and to free the captives. In the siege and skirmish that followed, known as the Morrisite War, Morris was killed and the sect disbanded. The father and son printer and publisher team who produced this work were former Morrisites who settled in San Francisco after the sect scattered, and who kept their beliefs in Morris alive. In his preface, George Dove notes that the letters Morris sent to Young "contained many new principles which have been made use of by the leaders of the old [i.e, LDS] Church whenever they had an opportunity to present them to the saints [i.e., church members] as new truths which had been retained until wisdom dictated that they should be made known." The Doves reestablished the Church of the Firstborn in San Francisco in 1876, and continued to proselytize for their fallen prophet for 35 years, though with little success.

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        THE STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1886. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. One of 1,250 copies issued in cloth. This is the true first edition of the novel that brought Stevenson worldwide fame, an allegory on the dark side of human nature that came to the author in a dream. Our American printing appeared four days before the London edition, which was issued as a paper-wrapped "shilling shocker." Scribner's printed 3,000 copies, issuing 1,250 in a cloth binding and the rest in paperback. Within six months, 40,000 copies had sold. Stevenson biographer Graham Balfour concluded that its appeal to the "moral instincts of the public" was the key to its success. Although published as a sensational thriller, the work has had much deeper resonance with both the public and critics. As DNB notes, the "moral ambiguity and duality in human nature" and "the contrast and conflict between good and evil" are recurring themes in Stevenson's work. "Jekyll and Hyde" has entered the vernacular to describe someone whose personality displays shocking contrasts. There have been countless adaptations and retellings, including sequels, prequels, graphic interpretations, and more than 120 versions for stage and screen. In a short career constantly interrupted by ill health, Stevenson (1850-94) produced an astonishing volume of work; this is one of his most enduring and influential contributions.. 190 x 122 mm. (7 1/2 x 4 3/4"). 4 p.l., 138 pp., [1] leaf (blank), [4] pp. (ads). FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. One of 1,250 copies issued in cloth. Publisher's green cloth, gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Beinecke 346. Spine ends frayed (with a bit of loss), light soil to boards, isolated trivial foxing, but a perfectly agreeable copy with no serious condition issues. This is the true first edition of the novel that brought Stevenson worldwide fame, an allegory on the dark side of human nature that came to the author in a dream. Our American printing appeared four days before the London edition, which was issued as a paper-wrapped "shilling shocker." Scribner's printed 3,000 copies, issuing 1,250 in a cloth binding and the rest in paperback. Within six months, 40,000 copies had sold. Stevenson biographer Graham Balfour concluded that its appeal to the "moral instincts of the public" was the key to its success. Although published as a sensational thriller, the work has had much deeper resonance with both the public and critics. As DNB notes, the "moral ambiguity and duality in human nature" and "the contrast and conflict between good and evil" are recurring themes in Stevenson's work. "Jekyll and Hyde" has entered the vernacular to describe someone whose personality displays shocking contrasts. There have been countless adaptations and retellings, including sequels, prequels, graphic interpretations, and more than 120 versions for stage and screen. In a short career constantly interrupted by ill health, Stevenson (1850-94) produced an astonishing volume of work; this is one of his most enduring and influential contributions.

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        Crime and Punishment

      Vizetelly & Co, 1886. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1886. Third Edition. 456 pages. No dust jacket. Vizetelly's One-Volume Novels XIII. Blue cloth with red and black lettering. Hinges cracked, netting exposed, binding is a little shaky with first 36 pages coming away from spine. Front endpaper possibly removed. Foxing to pages, heavier to outer pages. Faint mark to last text page. Scuffing to green endpapers and pastedowns. Text block edge heavily foxed with some bumps. Tanning and softening to spine. Corners and edges bumped. Light rub wear and marking to boards. Small tears and mild crushing to spine ends.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Hamburg, "Hôtel Hamburgerhof", 4. IV. [1886]. - 8vo. 3 pp. on bifolium. Apparently to the German writer Ludwig Ganghofer, from whom he might want to set a work to music after finishing an operetta which had been offered to him by the composers Adalbert Goldschmidt and Josef Priester. - On headed paper showing a couloured vignette of the opening bars of a couplet from his operetta "Das Spitzentuch der Königin" ("The Queen's Lace Handkerchief"). - In fine condition.

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        Cashel Byron's Profession. A Novel.

      London: The Modern Press, 1886 - Octavo. Original blue wrappers, titles to front cover in red and black. Housed in a dark green cloth chemise in green crushed morocco pull-off case, titles to spine gilt. Slight chipping to spine ends, small loss to foot of front cover at spine, small mark to front cover, foxing to covers, edges, prelims and endmatter, a very good copy in the case with faded spine and slight rubbing to extremities. First separate issue; the smaller trimmed variant with the blank leaf bound at rear. Originally printed in the To-Day journal between April 1885 and March 1886, this edition was printed from the corrected and revised stereos of the original setting for the journal. There is a second larger, variant issue, with the preliminary blank leaf bound at the beginning. Shaw explains the variant this way: "The size of the bigger copies is due to the fact that they reproduced not only the type but the format of To-day. But the booksellers objected that in this form it occupied too much room to be displayed on their stalls and counters. It was probably cut down as far as the margins would allow to meet this objection". Laurence A3a. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Jenseits von Gut und BÖse Vorspiel einer Philosophie der Zukunft

      First Edition. 8vo (215 x 115 mm). vi, [2], 271, [1], pp. A hint of spotting to the title and a few other leaves. Modern half calf over marbled boards, marbled edges, spine ruled and lettered in gilt with green morocco label. A fine copy.   Leipzig, C.G. Naumann. 

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        Gray's New Map of Texas and the Indian Territory

      1886 - This hand colored map is from "The National Atlas, containing Elaborate Topographical Maps of the United States and the Dominion of Canada, with Plans of Cities and General Maps of the World", published by O.W. Gray in 1886.

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        The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

      Hartford, CT: American Publishing Company, , 1886. Octavo (211 x 165 mm). Bound by Stikeman and Co. New York in near-contemporary brown half morocco, spine lettered in gilt, spine gilt to compartments within raised bands, green cloth sides, green endpapers, top edge gilt. Original blue pictorial cloth laid in at rear. Illustrated frontispiece with tissue guard, numerous black and white illustrations in the text. Bookplate to front free endpaper. Spine faded, sympathetic repairs to both hinges, corners slightly rubbed, very slight creasing to the top corner of some pages. A very good copy. A handsomely bound copy of Twain's classic, first published in 1876.

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        Paris, Librería de Garnier Hermanos, 1886.

      0 - Características: Pasta dura en ½ piel y tela editorial. Esta algo fatigado de las pastas y el lomo ha tenido algunas reparaciones. Con letras y rayados dorados para su lomera. La pasta superior está un poco lastimada de su orilla lateral. Cantos ligeramente manchados. Con sello del poseedor original. Diccionario de la Lengua Castellana: 1063 p. Diccionario de sinónimos de la Lengua castellana: 208 p. Diccionario de la rima: 171 p. (31 x 24). Peso: 4.750 kgrs. La librería ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 25%. El precio original de este ejemplar era de 242.85 EUR

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        Carriers' Union New Year's Address: January 1, 1887. Broadside request for tip

      [New York], 1886. An elegantly engraved large broadside address published as a greeting to New York newspaper readers, serving as a subtle request for a tip for the city's newspaper carriers, while also highlighting many of the major news events of the day, most notably the dedication of the Statue of Liberty.&#11;&#11;These New Year address broadsides were greetings that newspaper delivery boys gave to their customers on the first day of the year. Subscribers would then reward the carriers for their year of faithful delivery with a New Year's tip. &#11;&#11;Tipping is thought to have begun in British taverns and coffee houses of the 17th century, when patrons would place money in a bowl marked "to insure promptitude" or T.I.P. Tipping wasn't enthusiastically accepted by Americans. By the 1890s, shortly following the date of this broadside an anti tipping movement was started by those who thought it opposed to American ideals in that it encouraged financial dependency in a lower servile class. The New York Times weighed in against tipping in 1897, noting its origins in Europe as a minor annoyance, and its transformation into "blackmail". Although 6 states eventually passed anti tipping laws, they didn't hold up in court, and by 1926 tipping was a firmly entrenched American custom.&#11;&#11;This broadside couches its request for a tip for the carriers in a subtle and elegant way. There is no direct request for money, just a gentle reminder of the many important events which occurred in the previous year, all faithfully delivered to subscribers all year long. &#11;&#11;The noteworthy New York event of the year was the dedication of the Statue of Liberty, which took place on October 28, 1886. The broadside heralds the statue finally standing on its pedestal in New York harbor, praises the work of the American Committee which raised financial support, and thanks France: "Bartholdi's noble gift at last in perfect beauty stands, Complete in symmetry as from a master workman's hands ... The Republic of the New World greets its sister o'er the sea, We'll ne'er forget her noble gift -- "Statue of Liberty".&#11;&#11;Additional American events include: the fleeing of New York's "Doodle Aldermen" for Canada, the Apache wars and the capture of Geronimo, the sinking of the "Oregon", the Charleston earthquake, the yacht "Mayflower" as victorious defender of the sixth America's Cup against the Scottish challenger "Galatea", and the recently deceased New Yorkers including Tilden, David Davis, Seymour and Gough.&#11;&#11;International news events include "the unsettled state of Ireland" ("Old England soon must loose her grip, the land shall yet be free") and a prediction of the upcoming world war in verse citing Bulgaria's troubles "beneath the Russian heel" and the state of European nations, "with jealousies and hatreds deep all Europe seems ablaze, Intrigue and plot and counterplot to us seem devious ways..."&#11;&#11;Text printed in blue in two columns, and in one column for the final paragraph. The last line of text within wreath reads "Copyright, 1886". The text, with headline printed in a variety of fonts, encompassed within an ornate engraved border decorated with large shell motifs, cupids and allegorical figures. 18 1/2 x 24". Extensive splitting along folds, repaired with archival document repair tape on verso. The New York Historical Society Broadsides collection holds 9 similar New Year's addresses for the years 1836, 1861 to 1863, 1856 and 1857, and 1872, 1873 and 1878; but not for 1886. OCLC: 32753446 locates only one copy of this broadside (a variant border), at Brown University. Note: shine on image from protective mylar.

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        PROCEEDINGS OF THE UNION OF AMERICAN HEBREW CONGREGATIONS, VOLUME II 1880-1885 [COMPLETE FOR THESE 6 YEARS]

      Cincinnati], Union Of American Hebrew Congregations(1886). 1st edition. Later paper wrappers, in custom protective box. 4to. Pages 827-1867, of ongoing count (1040 pages this volume) ; 25 cm. Singerman S386. Massive tome detailing internal debates and struggles of American Reform just months before the Pittsburgh Platform. Includes tables and charts. "The attempted assassination of James Abram Garfield, President of the United States is one of the most deplorable acts in the history of the American Republic, and I recommend that this Council give expression to the great sorrow and heartfelt sympathy that we all feel over the calamity and misfortune that befell the noble Chief Magistrate of this truly glorious republic. May the spirit of Jehovah prevail in your deliberations. " The Proceedings were published annually from 1873 through the 1950s. The Union of American Hebrew Congregations, which became the Union for Reform Judaism in 2003, "is the congregational arm of Reform Judaism in North America, founded in 1873 by Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise. It is served by the Central Conference of American Rabbis" (Wikipedia 2017) . SUBJECT(S) : Reform Judaism, UAHC, Congresses. OCLC lists 6 holdings worldwide. Lacks a few pags. Significant edgewear and toning to pages. Final page of index, consisting of 10 lines, in facimile. Box has library markings, text is clean. Good Condition Thus. (AMR-19-9A)

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        Madame Bovary

      Vizetelly & Co, London 1886 - Octavo: [2, publisher's ad], [i-vii], viii-xxii, 383; complete with the frontispiece and four illustrations. Original publisher's blue-green cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine, gilt borders and center gilt cherub motif framing the title; publisher's blind stamp on rear cover. A Very Good copy that has not been worked on, with wear at the spine ends, some loosening of the text block, and toning/foxing to some of the early and late pages. Otherwise a fairly clean, attractive copy internally (and priced competitively with the other copies in cloth).Flaubert's Emma Bovary rapidly gained notoriety for seduction and suicide following the novel's release and surrounding obscenity lawsuit in 1857. It would take another thirty years before the English edition of Flaubert's masterwork was translated and brought to Britain by Eleanor Marx-Aveling, daughter of Karl Marx, who aimed to give the English "a chance of reading? and seeing for themselves whether there is even the slightest foundation for this charge of immorality" (xii). Today, the novel is considered a masterpiece. "Madame Bovary is first and foremost a major milestone in the development of modern and, eventually, modernist fiction, as it introduced or intensified such developments as authorial 'impersonality', free indirect narration and a willingness to delve thematically into the banality and vulgarity of contemporary life" (Sayeau). Very Good. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Carriers' Union New Year's Address: January 1, 1887. Broadside request for tip

      [New York], 1886. An elegantly engraved large broadside address published as a greeting to New York newspaper readers, serving as a subtle request for a tip for the city's newspaper carriers, while also highlighting many of the major news events of the day, most notably the dedication of the Statue of Liberty. These New Year address broadsides were greetings that newspaper delivery boys gave to their customers on the first day of the year. Subscribers would then reward the carriers for their year of faithful delivery with a New Year's tip. Tipping is thought to have begun in British taverns and coffee houses of the 17th century, when patrons would place money in a bowl marked "to insure promptitude" or T.I.P. Tipping wasn't enthusiastically accepted by Americans. By the 1890s, shortly following the date of this broadside an anti tipping movement was started by those who thought it opposed to American ideals in that it encouraged financial dependency in a lower servile class. The New York Times weighed in against tipping in 1897, noting its origins in Europe as a minor annoyance, and its transformation into "blackmail". Although 6 states eventually passed anti tipping laws, they didn't hold up in court, and by 1926 tipping was a firmly entrenched American custom. This broadside couches its request for a tip for the carriers in a subtle and elegant way. There is no direct request for money, just a gentle reminder of the many important events which occurred in the previous year, all faithfully delivered to subscribers all year long. The noteworthy New York event of the year was the dedication of the Statue of Liberty, which took place on October 28, 1886. The broadside heralds the statue finally standing on its pedestal in New York harbor, praises the work of the American Committee which raised financial support, and thanks France: "Bartholdi's noble gift at last in perfect beauty stands, Complete in symmetry as from a master workman's hands ... The Republic of the New World greets its sister o'er the sea, We'll ne'er forget her noble gift -- "Statue of Liberty". Additional American events include: the fleeing of New York's "Doodle Aldermen" for Canada, the Apache wars and the capture of Geronimo, the sinking of the "Oregon", the Charleston earthquake, the yacht "Mayflower" as victorious defender of the sixth America's Cup against the Scottish challenger "Galatea", and the recently deceased New Yorkers including Tilden, David Davis, Seymour and Gough. International news events include "the unsettled state of Ireland" ("Old England soon must loose her grip, the land shall yet be free") and a prediction of the upcoming world war in verse citing Bulgaria's troubles "beneath the Russian heel" and the state of European nations, "with jealousies and hatreds deep all Europe seems ablaze, Intrigue and plot and counterplot to us seem devious ways..." Text printed in blue in two columns, and in one column for the final paragraph. The last line of text within wreath reads "Copyright, 1886". The text, with headline printed in a variety of fonts, encompassed within an ornate engraved border decorated with large shell motifs, cupids and allegorical figures. 18 1/2 x 24". Extensive splitting along folds, repaired with archival document repair tape on verso. The New York Historical Society Broadsides collection holds 9 similar New Year's addresses for the years 1836, 1861 to 1863, 1856 and 1857, and 1872, 1873 and 1878; but not for 1886. OCLC: 32753446 locates only one copy of this broadside (a variant border), at Brown University. Note: shine on image from protective mylar.

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