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        Seaweed and Algea Specimens

      perhaps, Santa Cruz, California, et al, c. 1886. Hardcover. Very Good. Half ornately gilt-ruled morocco and mottled cloth, "Moss Album" stamped on upper board; 227 x 305 mm; contains 74 leaves with a large seaweed or algea specimens mounted to the recto only. Backstrip perished; boards detached. Contents, on the other hand, are in excellent condition, very nicely preserved and suitable for display. Some specimens are arranged in decorative shapes (a wreath, a heart, the name "Lulu"), with tiny shells, a ribbon, or (once) a little hand-drawn card (coastal scene, labeled "Santa Cruz"). Most, however, are straightforward and simple -- unlabelled, and unadorned. This untrained cataloguer believes she spies: Soranthera ulvoidea, Sargassum muticum, Gracilariopsis sjoestedtii, Fucus gardneri, Desmarestia aculeata, and Sarcodiotheca gaudichaudii. Our only clue to the compiler's identity is the signature of Mrs. J. C. Toll, Santa Cruz, August 12th, 1886.

      [Bookseller: Sanctuary Books]
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        Our Own Pompeii

      William Blackwood, UK 1886 - 1st Edition 1893. Two volumes. Presentation inscription form the author to his mother. An early science fiction novel which is a satire on contemporary attitutes and features a pleasure city on the Riviera which proves too expensive to run. Books are good+ and quite bright. Boards lightly rubbed in places. Spines lightened and edges/spine tips rubbed in places. Contents good with very light foxing blotches to some pages. Rare set. More images can be taken upon request. Ref 11128 Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd]
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        Les illuminations. Notice par Paul Verlaine.

      Parijs, La Vogue, 1886. Original wrappers. 104 p. Uncut. Printed in 200 numbered copies. First edition. The original wrappers of this book are very fragile and usually missing. In this case, they are not quite complete and have been professionally restored. The spine is missing, traces of sellotape on upper and lower cover. A crossed-out name on the title has caused an elongated inkstain.* Our copy has a relatively low number: #54 of the nrs. 31-200 on papier de Hollande.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas HOLTHUIS]
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        The Naval Annual. All 14 Vol. between 1886 and 1900, with 5 Presentation Copies of Lord Brassey.

      Griffin, Portsmouth - 1886-1900. Each vol. complete with all photos and sketches as issued. Including five presentation copies SIGNED WITH COMPLIMENTS BY LORD BRASSEY (glued to title page in 1894 and 1895, directly written on title p. in 1887,1897 and 1898). Five vol. with heavy bumping and some loss to top and bottom of spine (see photos). Spine of 8 volumes bleached to a leathery brown/beige. Hinges partly cracked, but binding still firm (vol. 1887 a bit wobbly). +++ Outside condition fair to VG; inside condition VG to near fine: pages slightly tanned, pages with ship sketches bright and clean, no marks, very little and rare foxing. +++ Vol. 1893 w. small owner¿s name on title p.; vol. 1896 and 1900 previously owned by Blohm & Voss, the Hamburg shipbuilders (Exlibris on rear of front board and a stamp on title), but without any ex-library marks or remnants; the rest (11 volumes) without signs of ownership. +++ These volumes are part of a complete collection of all 109 issues between 1886 and 1999 ¿ please use the «Ask Bookseller» button and we'll be pleased to help with further information about shipping discount etc. +++ From non-smoking household. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Magister Michalis, Internet-Antiquariat]
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        There is No Natural Religion

      London: Quaritch, 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. Printed wrappers. Some splitting and marginal chipping, internally fine. Brown morocco backed folding case. 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

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        A Sketch of the Career of Richard F Burton

      London: Waterlow & Sons, 1886. First Edition. Original Paper Covered Boards. VG to vg+. collected from Men of Eminence, from Sir Richard and Lady Burton's Own works, from the press, from personal knowledges and other various reliable sources. 96 pp, orig. photo of Burton as frontis. Penzer p 305, 306. Early biography of the noted linguist, adventurer and explorer. Black cardboard covers, printed in gold. Usual wear at corners and chipping of spine. Nice inside. Scarce. WITH a one page orig. prospectus for the book. Not often seen listed with prospectus.

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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        Milton, a Poem in 2 Books

      Edmonton: John Pearson for Bernard Quaritch, 1886. One of 50 copies, number 30 struck through on wrapper and title page, and inscribed in Muir's hand "Saturday Review". Pp. [1, blank], [2, printed title page], [3-7, Preface]. With 45 hand-colored plates in facsimile by William Muir, plus 3 pp. facsimile letter at end. 1 vols. 4to. Full autumn leaf morocco gilt, preserving wrappers, t.e.g., by Roger de Coverly. Light rubbing to front joint. Fine. Cloth slipcase. One of 50 copies, number 30 struck through on wrapper and title page, and inscribed in Muir's hand "Saturday Review". Pp. [1, blank], [2, printed title page], [3-7, Preface]. With 45 hand-colored plates in facsimile by William Muir, plus 3 pp. facsimile letter at end. 1 vols. 4to. Blake's Milton: the Muir Facsimile in Special Binding. Notes Bentley: "[Gilchrist's 'Life'] not only multiplied the prices of his works, but it encouraged the publication of facsimiles. Of these, the most ambitious, and the most conspicously successful, were those…produced at The Blake Press at Edmonton by William Muir and his family and friends. Twelve works in Illuminated printing were issued between 1884 and 1890, printed and coloured by hand at great trouble and with considerable success. … The size of the edition was small, but their influence was appreciable, and their scope has only been equalled in recent times by the facsimiles of the Blake Trust." The MILTON facsimile was made from Copy A (1804-08), the British Museum copy; it has 45 hand-colored plates. Muir includes a three-page facsimile letter from Blake to Hayley, dated March 16, 1804, explaining the poem. It is preceded by five pages of printed text, consisting of a letter by Muir to Prince Victor of Hohenloft-Langenburg, "Your Serene Highness, and my Kind Patron" describing Blake's career and work; it mentions that the Milton is "the most difficult" of the facsimilies he has done so far, and that it has taken two years to complete. Muir's price for this facsimile was ten guineas, the highest of any of his productions. REMARKABLE. RARE. Keynes 217f; Bentley pp. 28-9

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        TYPES JAPONAIS Quarante Planches Dessinees et Lithographs DAI NIPPON TEIKOKU K

      Tokio 1886. Black cloth spine over original illustrated. boards, very solid, corner wear, 40 lithographic plates,[40]. pages, bookplate, 28.5 x 20.5 cm., tissue guards.. FIRST & ONLY EDITION. EARLY MEIJI PERIOD JAPANESE WOMAN ARTIST DRAWINGS OF JAPAN . . AN EXCELLENT AND RARE EXAMPLE OF A JAPANESE WOMAN ARTIST'S . . GRAPHIC WORK IN THE MEIJI PERIOD: . This is an RARE example of a Japanese woman's drawing and depictions of native Japanese life in the mid-1880's. . Each drawing is numbered, with caption, and signed by the artist in the stone. . All images are with buff background, and black outline sketched, with charming skill and sensitivity. . One is "signed" by the artist in Romaji with a back wards "n" in a quaint display of the "avant-garde" use of Western alphabet during the Meiji period. Obviously anyone etching anything on stone means the opposite or 'mirror image' is what turns out to be the print. When the artist signed her work its fully expected that her name would read back wards. All others are stone-signed in Romaji by her. . SUBJECTS OF THE DRAWINGS: . A very nice insight to the Japanese at their daily life, chores, activities and diversions, including Kendo [a kind of sword fighting practice], warriors, workers, musicians, nobility, a humble shoe maker, a hair dresser and a host of Japanese women wearing the traditional Kimono in their daily life activities. . *** WHO WAS THE ARTIST WATANABE YUKOH: . Watanabe Yukoh [1856-1942] was a painter, daughter of Goseda Horyu. Pupil of her father and of her brother, Yoshimatsu. Wife of Watanabe Bunzaburo. She exhibited her work at sponsored exhibitions. She taught Western-style painting at a girl's school, became a pioneer in women's education. Specialized in portraiture, but also made lithographs of Japanese genre scenes, this work is an excellent example. * The cover of this album shows a very nice example of a self-portrait of the artist in her studio, painting what looks like a Buddhist Monk or Shinto Priest. In the lower left are two cinnabar-red Hanko [seals], most likely her own Hanko [seals or chops]. . *** THE GENRE OF THE MEIJI PERIOD: At this very early time in Meiji Japan, there were very few women artists who openly produced and provided art work for her own book. This is a great example of a liberated and most independent-minded Japanese woman's production of examples of her art for the world audience. The title page is written in French, indicating consideration that her book would be distributed in France. Indeed a very rare example. . Few other Japanese women left their artistic in terms of a published and illustrated book, leaving her mark on this period in Japanese art history. *** REFERENCES: Yokohama Bijutsu Kan: BAKUMATSU, MEIJI NO YOKOHAMA TEN: YOKOHAMA 1859-1899: New Visions, New Representations, she is listed on pp. 131-132, diagram numbers 173-174, cited & illustrated. * ROBERTS, Laurance P.: A DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS: PAINTING, SCULPTURE, CERAMICS, PRINTS, LACQUER, lists her on p.194. * YOKOHAMA MUSEUM OF ART.:SELECTED WORKS FROM THE COLLECTION, 1989. see p.66-67,#29, with biography of the artist in English & Japanese. *** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB -]
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        Anna Karenina

      New York: Thomas Y. Crowell and Co, 1886. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Brown cloth with gilt stamping, floral endpapers. First American edition, first printing. No other titles listed opposite monogrammed title page. Good. Front and rear inner hinges inexpertly repaired with glue. Pages a bit toned. General rubbing and wear to cloth, heavier at corners and shallow loss at spine ends. The rare first appearance of Tolstoy's classic novel in the English language.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Vorläufige Anzeige! Circus Ed. Wulff am Isarthor-Platz. Erste Vorstellung am 11. September.

      München, G. Schuh & Cie., (1886).. Plakat mit typograph. Text in breiter Bordüre. Auf grünem Papier. Blattgr.: 120 x 81 cm. Der hervorragendste Vertreter der deutschen Kunstreiterfamilie Wulff war der Direktor Eduard Wulff, geboren am 26. Juli 1851 in Passau als Sohn des Zirkusbesitzers Lorenz Wulff; 1902 musste er Bankrott anmelden und seine Pferde an den tschechischen Zirkusdirektor Karel Kludský verkaufen. - Das imposante Plakat hervorragend erhalten!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Vorläufige Anzeige! Circus Ed. Wulff am Isarthor-Platz. Erste Vorstellung am 11. September.

      München, G. Schuh & Cie., (1886). - Plakat mit typograph. Text in breiter Bordüre. Auf grünem Papier. Blattgr.: 120 x 81 cm. Der hervorragendste Vertreter der deutschen Kunstreiterfamilie Wulff war der Direktor Eduard Wulff, geboren am 26. Juli 1851 in Passau als Sohn des Zirkusbesitzers Lorenz Wulff; 1902 musste er Bankrott anmelden und seine Pferde an den tschechischen Zirkusdirektor Karel Kludský verkaufen. - Das imposante Plakat hervorragend erhalten!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        Christian iconography volumes 1 and 2

      G. Bell & Sons Ltd 1886 - 1886. 508, 452 pages. No dust jacket. This is an ex-Library book. Blue marbled boards with gilt lettering and both contain b&w illustrations. Pages are slightly yellowed with light scuffing to text block edge and includes ex library inserts to the front pastedown. Vol I has inscription to the title page and both have light thumb prints. Binding is firm with light corner bumping and staining to boards. Spine is tanned with light shelf wear and rubbing to the edges. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        War and Peace, Volume One: Before Tilsit

      London: Vizetelly and Company, 1886. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First British edition, first printing. (Title page dated 1886 with no additional editions indicated. Precedes the Gottsberger edition as the first translation in English.) vii, 429 pp. Rebound in half leather with marbled paper and endpapers, gilt spine stamping. Volume 1 only, from a set of 3. Very Good condition. Moderate foxing to endpapers, very lightly here and there in text. Text quite legible. Binding slightly irregular on a few signatures, with a few slightly protruding or hinges a little free. Light rubbing to edges of cover. A nice copy of a very scarce edition.

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        Montmartre Illustré.

      Imprimerie F. Bouchy, Paris 1886 - 3 livraisons in-4 de 4 pp. chacune, en feuilles. Collection complète des 3 seules livraisons parues ; du n°1, 9 mai 1886 au n° 3, dimanche 23 mai 1886. Rare périodique montmartrois créé par le poète ouvrier cordonnier Savinien Lapointe, Charles Duval et Henry Mayence. Les articles du premier numéro son signé And. Rops, Savinien Lapointe, L. Dupré, Emile de Saint Hilaire. La première page est illustrée d'une gravure d'Edmond Lefèvre : Le moulin de la Galette en 1865. Le nom de Savinien Lapointe ne figure plus sur la deuxième livraison, ni celui de Charles Duval ; la rédaction se trouve ainsi transformée : Directeur, Jules Senet, secrétaire de la rédaction, Emile Saint-Hilaire ; administrateur, Henry Mayence. Le dessin publié dans ce numéro est le même (par erreur) que celui paru dans le n° 1 ; les articles sont signés : Georges Hugon, Lucien Muller, L. Dupré. En première page du n°3 et dernier, figure aussi une gravure de Lefèvre : la Vielle rue St. Vincent, ancienne Ruelle St. Vincent. Les 2 dessins de Lefèvre furent réutilisés dans le n° 5 et n°6 du Montmartre artistique, littéraire. Joint : Affiche publicitaire pour le journal, calligraphiée et illustrée à l'encre de chine sur papier vert (325 x 25 mm). Dessin original à l'encre réhaussé de couleurs sur papier blanc, non signé et légendé : Henri Mayence à la recherche d'une cave de rédaction (185 x 120 mm). Convocation du parquet du Tribunal de première instance de la Seine, pré-imprimée et manuscrite à l'encre : Paris le 12 novembre 1885, Le Procureur de la République Invite M. Mayence Gustave, gérant de Montmartre, à se rendre au Palais de Justice, le prochain jour de. à 5 heures au sujet du journal sus désigné (modification du titre et renseignement à compléter sa déclaration du 11 courant. Monsieur Mayence, 47 rue Gabrielle.1 feuillet (19X12,5). Maurice Artus, Essai de Bibliographie de la Presse montmartroise : Journaux et canards, in La Société du Vieux Montmartre, 49e et 50e fascicules, juillet-décembre 1905. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens]
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        Sang an E" originales Aquarell auf braunem Papier ca.25x34cm; unten rechts monogrammiert und datiert "1894"

      - Blatt aus dem Album/Gästebuch (aus den Jahren 1886 - 1898) der Münchner Mittwochsgesellschaft, die der Verleger Hugo Bruckmann (1863 - 1941) im Zentral-Café Ungerer, Dachauer Str. 9 gegründet hatte. Unter den Mitgliedern waren neben Seitz und Bruckmann der Verleger Edgar Hanfstaengl (1842-1910), die Maler August Leonhardi (1867 - 1931), Anton Mangold (1863 - 1907) und Moritz Röbbecke (1857 - 1916), Winfried von Miller (1854 - 1925) und Ludwig Scheuermann (1859 - 1911).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Niederbayern]
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        Die moderne Gesellschaft, gekennzeichnet durch die Reden der verurtheilten Chicagoer Anarchisten A.R. Parsons, August Spies, Sam Fielden, Oscar Neebe, M. Schwab, L. Lingg, A. Fischer, G. Engel, in dem grossen Tendenzprozess vor Richter Gary, am 7., 8. und 9. Oktober 1886 Gründe, warum das Urtheil nicht vollzogen werden sollte.

      Chicago: Socialistic Publishing Society 8vo. 100 pp.. [1886] [bound with] Schuecking, Levin. Praemie. Schloss Dornegge oder Der Weg zum Gluck. [Ein] Roman. [Milwaukee, WI]: Separat-Abdruck aus dem "Herold," 1869. 8vo. 339 pp. A wonderful => Haymarket Affair publication about "Modern society, characterized by the speeches of the condemned" anarchists. And it is bound with an unrecorded American printing of a German novel. We trace only five copies in U.S. libraries of the Haymarket item and => none of the novel. Contemporary half brown cloth in imitation of leather, with marbled paper sides; rubber-stamp of Milwaukee bookseller C.N. Caspar on back pastedown. Haymarket item printed on highly acidic paper and brittle, brittle, brittle, and totally browned; novel with foxing.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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        The seven lamps of architecture.

      Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent: George Allen Folio (29 cm; 11"). xii pp., [2] ff., 222 pp., 14 plts.. 1886 Ruskin's own copy, with his modest bookplate: "Ex Libris / John Ruskin / Brantwood." The edition is the fifth, including Ruskin's preface of 1880 lamenting that since he first published this work in 1849 the buildings he essayed had either been knocked down or been done over in unsavory ways. Ruskin himself (1819–1900) drew all of the illustrations in The Seven Lamps; however he noted in his preface to the second edition that "[t]he plates . . . have been . . . re-etched by Mr. Cuff . . . remedying the defects . . . in the first edition from my careless etching. . . . The ninth plate . . . [was] engraved by Mr. Armytage." Provenance: John Ruskin; later in the Brantwood estate; purchased by Thomas H. Telford, an antiques and book dealer; sold in 1933 to Mrs. W.S. Bowen of Westfield, N.J. Evidence of readership: Scattered pencil marginalia and notation in the margins of interesting passages. Binding: Rebound by Ruskin in very dark blue calf, bevelled edges tooled in blind; spine lettering in gilt but gilt mostly flaked off. All edges gilt. Binding has old scuffs; front joint tender and open a small distance at the top. Pencil marks as noted above. Else very good.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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        Central Indien 1886".

      Indien, 1886. - Mappe mit 16 montierten Originalfotographien auf 15 Blatt Karton, die Fotographien im Format 6,5 x 15,5 cm bis 16 x 20 cm, Leinenmappe der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel. 32 x 46 cm, Mappe etwas berieben und bestossen, innen sauber. Interessantes Album europäischer Adeliger auf der Tigerjagd in Indien. Die Jagdgesellschaft setzte sich zusammen aus Miguel II. von Braganza (Sohn des 1834 gestürzten König von Portugal), Ferdinand Prinz von Trauttmannsdorff-Weinberg und Fürst Esterhazy von Galantha. Die Aufnahmen in der Residenz der Centra-India-Horse-Regiments in Goona (Guna) sowie in den Jagdgebieten von Barambaba, Eta und Ubry im Norden von Madhya Pradesch. Die Fotographien sind handschriftlich von betitelt und signiert („Herzog von Braganza") sowie teils mit zusätzlichen Anmerkungen Baranzas versehen. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat H. Carlsen]
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        Die Erscheinung des heiligen Michael (Prof. Wilhelm von Miller)" originales Aquarell auf Mal-Papier ca.26x21cm auf braunem Papier (33x25cm) montiert; rückseitig mit einem Loblied auf den Wissenschaftler von Miller;

      - unten rechts signiert und datiert "Jan. (18)93 / Neujahr", sowie in der Darstellung monogrammiert. Blatt aus dem Album/Gästebuch (aus den Jahren 1886 - 1898) der Münchner Mittwochsgesellschaft, die der Verleger Hugo Bruckmann (1863 - 1941) im Zentral-Café Ungerer, Dachauer Str. 9 gegründet hatte. Unter den Mitgliedern waren neben Scheuermann und Bruckmann der Verleger Edgar Hanfstaengl (1842-1910), die Maler August Leonhardi (1867 - 1931), Anton Mangold (1863 - 1907) und Moritz Röbbecke (1857 - 1916), Winfried von Miller (1854 - 1925) und Otto Seitz (1846 - 1912). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life: 6th Ed ;

      London, John Murray, 1886.: John Murray, 1886. Hardcover. Fine. HARDBACK original green cloth with blind-embossed rules on front gilt lettering and ornament on spine pages: xxi 458 125mm x 104mm (5 x 7.5") spine darkened head tail and corners lightly rubbed and bumped former owners details on front end-paper covers very lightly used one or two light spots to end-papers and half-title otherwise a very fine clean and bright item. Freeman 417.

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        Les souffrances du jeune Werther. Tr. by Mme. Bachellery.

      Paris: Librairie des Bibliophiles 8vo. [2] ff., xxx pp., [1] f., 209, [1] pp., [1] f.; 7 plates each in four states.. 1886 A bibliophiles' edition limited to 220, this one of 10 copies on papier du Japon. Illustrated with eaux-fortes by Lalauze, and each plate present in four states. Binding: Bound by Lortic Frères in red morocco with filigree gilt tooling on covers and in spine compartments; a gilt rose also in each spine compartment. Blue morocco in-laid doublures, turquoise watered silk endpapers, and marbled fly-leaves; very wide turn-ins with gilt dentelles. All edges gilt over marbling. A copy in lovely condition, imperceptibly rebacked with the original spine retained. Original wrappers bound in. Protected in a crimson morocco-edged slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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        Walden

      London: Walter Scott, 1886 blue cloth boards mottled, spine paper label rubbed to edges with about 25% loss to left edge, pencil name to half title, first British edition in the first printing, with a pasted on paper title label, with an introductory note by Will H. Dircks. The Camelot Classics series xxviii, 336 + 4pp adverts, untrimmed fore - and bottom edges, internally very tidy, just the boards detract a bit. First Edition. Cloth. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6? - 7? tall.

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

      1886. Hi, This lot is an 1886 Original Paperback Wisden. It has had the Original Spine Paper touched up but otherwise a very nice example of an old book. The book is very tightly bound, the covers have some marks but overall of good quality. Internally nice and clean , very white and hardly any spotting. Please see the large pictures. More available on request. Buy-it-now. More Photos on request.

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        A Travers L'Empire Britannique

      Paris: Hachette, 1886. Two volumes, octavo, folding map; fine copy in later quarter calf. Includes accounts of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria.

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        ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN (Tom Sawyer's Comrade) Scene: The Mississippi River Time: Forty to Fifty Years Ago

      New York: Charles L. Webster, 1886. Hardcover. Very Good/No jacket as issued. VERY GOOD ILLUSTRATED EARLY PRINTING. Bright gilt-stamped letters and decoration to cover, plus gilt-stamped lettering and decoration to spine. Binding tight, square and clean. Tight joints and hinges. Intact spine. Frontispiece with tissue, plus 174 charming black and white in-text captioned illustrations by E. W. Kemble. Additional frontispiece photogravure of Mark Twain bust by sculptor Karl Gerhardt. Pages with no bookplate, writing, foxing or folds; no loose pages. Spine expertly repaired. Noted by scholars among the greatest American novels, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is often a scathing satire on entrenched values, initially banned from several libraries for crudeness. Mark Twain is the pseudonym of Samuel L. Clemens. 1886 stated. Early printing. 8vo (moderate 8 3/4" x 6 1/2"); 366 pp. Fore-edge corners and edges worn. Intermittent light smudges and small stains; archivally repaired tears 1" or less; edges with occasional light chipping; lightly age toned; tissue lacking corner. Well-preserved early printing of an illustrated classic by Mark Twain.

      [Bookseller: EXCELSA SCRIPTA Rare & Collectible Books]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1886 - 1886 Wisden Paperback, Facsimile Spine & Rear Cover

      1886. This is an 1886 Original Paperback Wisden, with facsimile spine and rear cover. The original front cover is a bit marked, one corner rounded, the pages are very nice and white other than a couple of spots to the page block.

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        Die Österreichisch-Ungarische Monarchie in Wort und Bild - Auf Anregung und unter Mitwirkung weiland Seiner kaiserlichen und königlichen Hoheit des durchlauchtigsten Kronprinzen Erzherzog Rudolf - 24 Bände. I: Wien, II: Übersichtsband - 1. Abteilung, III: Übersichtsband - 2. Abteilung, IV: Niederösterreich, V: Ungarn Band I., VI: Oberösterreich und Salzburg, VII: Steiermark, VIII: Kärnten und Krain, IX: Ungarn Band II, X: Küstenland, XI: Dalmatien, XII: Ungarn Band III, XIII: Tirol und Vorarlberg, XIV: Böhmen 1. Abteilung, XV: Böhmen 2. Abteilung, XVI: Ungarn Band IV, XVII: Mähren und Schlesien, XVIII: Ungarn Band V 1 Abteilung, XIX: Galizien, XX: Bukowina, XXI: Ungarn Band V - 2 Abteilung, XXII: Bosnien und Herzegovina, XXIII; Ungarn Band VI, XXIV: Länder der St. Stephanskrone.

      Wien, Verlag der kaiselich-königlichen Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1886 - 1902. Erstauflage, EA 326, 328, 256, 360, 528, 604, 412, 508, 658, 372, 352, 604, 600, 618, 680, 602, 730, 446, 890, 532, 482, 516, 598, 594 Seiten Gr. 8°, Leinen ornamentale Goldprägung, zahllose Abbildungen, kleines Exlibris, 587 litrarische Beiträge und 4529 Illustrationen, 6 Bände Ungarn sowie Band Croazien - Slowenien grünes Leinen, zwei Übersichtsbände graues Leinen, alle anderen Bände rotes Leinen, Kanten etwas berieben, sonst alle 24 Bände Zustand Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Kronprinzenwerk, braun

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        Montmartre artistique, littéraire, illustré.

      Imprimerie du Montmartre, 47 rue Gabrielle, Paris 1886 - 9 livraisons in-4 de 4 pp., en feuilles. Collection complète de ce rare périodique montmartrois ; du n°1, 30 mai 1886 au n°9, 1 décembre 1886. Dirigé par Adrien Boissy, Emile Saint-Hilaire et Henry Mayence, ce journal garde la même formule que Montmartre illustré crée par Savinien Lapointe et Henry Mayence. Les article son signés, Lucien Muller, Paul Paillette, Henry Mayence, Charles Duval, Adrien Boissy, Michel Desfossés, G. Bertrand-Begoy Ch. Bluet. En première page dessins signés, Edmond Lefèvre (deux dessins déja parus dans les n°3 et 5 du Montmartre illustré), R. Costes, R. Montclavet, Paul Veron. On trouve dans le n° 2, du 17 juin 1886, un feuilleton : Histoire de Montmartre, par Henry Mayence. Le n° 3, numéroté 4, du 15 septembre 1886, ne paraît que deux mois et demi après. La rédaction est ainsi composée : directeur rédacteur en chef : Henry Mayence ; secrétaire de la rédaction : Emile Saint-Hilaire, une note manuscrite au crayon noir précise, Veuve Godeau Saint-Hilaire ; administrateur : Charles Jason avec cette précision manuscrite entre parenthèse au crayon noir : (Henry Mayence). La gravure de R. Coster se trouve dans le sens de la longueur en marge une note manuscrite précise : tiré sur pierre chez Champion, place des Abesses. Joint le même numéro sans la gravure. Dans le n°4, sous le nom de Rodolphe Elina, Henry Mayence commence la publication d'une histoire de l'abbaye de Montmartre. A partir du n° 6, du 15 octobre 1886, le titre du journal est modifié ainsi : Mont-Martre artistique, littéraire, illustré. Le n° 8, du 15 novembre 1886, n'est pas illustré, il annonce pour très prochainement l'inauguration de la Salle d'Exposition du Mont-Martre. Le n° 9 et dernier porte en sous titre : Organe de l'Académie d'Archéologie. On y trouve deux dessins de V. Loiseau en 3e page : Le Jeu de Boule des Auvergnats, et La Tour Solferino vue -de la place Saint-Pierre. Joint les deux calques des eau-fortes. Maurice Artus, Essai de Bibliographie de la Presse montmartroise : Journaux et canards, in La Société du Vieux Montmartre, 49e et 50e fascicules, juillet-décembre 1905. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Monsieur Parent

      1886 - 320 pp. Paris, Ollendorff, 1886, in-12, 320 pp, demi maroquin havane, dos à 5 nerfs, titre et date dorés, Édition originale sur papier courant (seulement 10 exemplaires sur papier de Hollande). Paru d'abord en feuilleton dans le "Journal des Débats" de novembre 1885, "Monsieur Parent" est une nouvelle célèbre de Maupassant qui donne son titre au recueil homonyme. Les autres nouvelles dudit recueil ont fait l'objet de publications antérieures dans les journaux "Gil Blas", "Le Gaulois" et "Le Figaro" les années précédentes. Couverture d'origine conservée. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plant Studies for Artists, Designers, and Art Students

      London Bernard Quaritch 1886. G : in Good condition plus. Rebound. Ex-lib. with minimal marks. Slight darkening to page ends. Overall contents VG First Edition Blue/gilt hardback cloth cover 520mm x 350mm (20" x 14"). 71pp; 50 pp plates. 50 full-page plates and 500 descriptive cuts illustrative of text.

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        A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms

      Oxford: Clarendon Pres, 1886. First. Hardcover. VG. being an account by the Chinese Monk Fa-Hien of his travels in India and Ceylon (AD 399-414) in search of the Buddhist Books of discipline. 123 pp, ill + lengthy appendix of original manuscript in Chinese. VG copy in original printed boards, over cloth spine. Chipping with loss at bottom of spine and closed tear extended up from bottom abour 2 inches, not affecting any gilt. Some foxing on end papers. Partially uncut.

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        La Française du Siècle. Modes-Mouers-Usage

      Paris: A. Quantin, 1886. First edition, number 86 of 100 copies on Japan paper. Aquarelles de Albert Lynch gravées à l'eau-forte en couleurs par Eugène Gaujean in three states, colored, uncolored and partially colored. xvi, 273, [3] pp. 1 vols. Large 4to. Bound in contemoporary blue morocco, t.e.g.by Bradstreet, rehinged, minor nick to head of spine, else fine. Bookplate of Daniel Fearing and the Grolier Club (With deaccession stamp) and note from Fearing on limitation. First edition, number 86 of 100 copies on Japan paper. Aquarelles de Albert Lynch gravées à l'eau-forte en couleurs par Eugène Gaujean in three states, colored, uncolored and partially colored. xvi, 273, [3] pp. 1 vols. Large 4to. PLATES IN THREE STATES ON JAPAN PAPER. Carteret IV 384; Colas 2948; Vicaire VII 924; Lipperheide 1175

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        Le cheval. Texte et Atlas

      J. - B. Baillière & fils 1886 - - J. - B. Baillière & fils, Paris 1886, 22,5x29cm, 2 volumes en reliures de l'éditeur. - Edition originale. Reliures de l'éditeur en pleine percaline vert sapin, dos lisses, encadrement d'une frise à la grecque estampée à froid sur les plats, gardes et contreplats de papier bleu. Le volume de texte est illustré de 172 figures dans le texte. Le volume d'atlas est bien complet de ses 16 planches anatomiques coloriées, découpées et superposées ; les 8 annexes se rapportant aux allures du cheval et complétant la planche 6 (un cheval articulé en carton) se trouve dans une poche cartonnée en fin de volume. Les planches de l'atlas se répartissant comme suivant : -Planche 1: Vue d'ensemble et squelette. -Planche 2: Pied -Planche 3: Alombs -Planche 4 : Dents -Planche 5: Tares des membres -Planche 6 : Allures du cheval -Planche 7 : Tête -Planche 8 : Cou -Planche 9 : Tronc et cavité thoracique -Planche 10 : Tronc et cavité abdominale -Planche 11 : Membre antérieur -Planche 12 : Membre antérieur (face interne) -Planche 13 : Membre postérieur -Planche 14 : Membre postérieur (face interne) -Planches 15 & 16 : Races. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité. Rare et agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. bindings de l'éditeur en pleine percaline vert sapin, spine lisses, encadrement d'une frise à la grecque estampée à froid sur les plats, gardes et contreplats de papier bleu. Le volume de texte est illustré de 172 figures dans le texte. Le volume d'atlas est bien complet de ses 16 planches anatomiques coloriées, découpées et superposées ; les 8 annexes se rapportant aux allures du cheval et complétant la planche 6 (un cheval articulé en carton) se trouve dans une poche cartonnée en fin de volume. Les planches de l'atlas se répartissant comme suivant : -Planche 1: Vue d'ensemble et squelette. -Planche 2: Pied -Planche 3: Alombs -Planche 4 : Dents -Planche 5: Tares des membres -Planche 6 : Allures du cheval -Planche 7 : Tête -Planche 8 : Cou -Planche 9 : Tronc et cavité thoracique -Planche 10 : Tronc et cavité abdominale -Planche 11 : Membre antérieur -Planche 12 : Membre antérieur (face interne) -Planche 13 : Membre postérieur -Planche 14 : Membre postérieur (face interne) -Planches 15 & 16 : Races. Rare et agréable exemplaire sans défaut. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Libro De Mormon: Relacion Escrita Por La Mano De Mormon, Sobre Planchas Tomadas De Las Planchas De Nefi [Spanish Book of Mormon]

      Salt Lake City, UT: Impreso y publicado por la Compania de Deseret News, 1886. First Spanish edition, 1/1000. 626pp. Duodecimo [17 cm] Black cloth. Covers faded with some minor bumping to the corners. Gentle wear to front pastedown from bookplate(?) removal with some corresponding offsetting on the facing front endsheet. Contemporary pencil inscription on the front free pastedown in pencil. Internally fine. The entire Book of Mormon was originally translated from July 1874 to July 1875 by Meliton G. Trejo. Both Trejo and James Z. Stewart revised this original translation from Dec. 1883 to mid 1884. - Jacobs. Even though the printing of this Book of Mormon comes thirty plus years after the initial printing flurry for foreign language Book of Mormons, the first edition of the Book of Mormon in Spanish is scarce. Printed in edition of a thousand copies. Flake/Draper 737. Saban 83138. Jacobs 430B (binding A). Auerbach 1196

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        History of Salt Lake City and Its Founders By Authority of the City Council and Under the Supervision of a Committee Appointed by the Council and Author

      Salt Lake City: Star Printing Company, 1886. Early edition. Hardcover. viii, [3]-896, 172, 36pp. Small thick quarto [23 cm] 3/4 brown leather with pebbled brown cloth covered boards, five gilt stamped compartments on the spine, black leather spine labels, and decorative gilt borders on the covers. Marbled endpapers. Good. The extremities are rubbed, the front cover is nearly detached, and the boards are a bit stained. Light sunning to the spine. There are a number of ownership marks and ink stamps on the preliminary and terminal leaves. Complete. Frontis engraved portrait of Brigham Young, plus thirty-one additional steel engraved portraits of prominent Utah men. Flake 9038. Howes T414. With the History of Salt Lake City, Biographies. Subjects covered include Review of Judge Drummond's Course in Utah, The Pioneer Jubilee, Correspondence Between Governor Young and Colonel Alexander, Buchanan Coerced by Public Sentiment into Sending a Commission of Investigation, Reflections Upon the Utah War, Mormon Service On the Overland Mail Line, Great Mass Meeting of the Citizens to Protest Against the Conduct of Governor Harding and Judges Waite and Drake, Dr. Newman's Evangelical Crusade Against Mormon Polygamy, and much more.

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        Le cheval. Texte et Atlas

      Edition originale.bindings de l'éditeur en pleine percaline vert sapin, spine lisses, encadrement d'une frise à la grecque estampée à froid sur les plats, gardes et contreplats de papier bleu.Le volume de texte est illustré de 172 figures dans le texte.Le volume d'atlas est bien complet de ses 16 planches anatomiques coloriées, découpées et superposées ; les 8 annexes se rapportant aux allures du cheval et complétant la planche 6 (un cheval articulé en carton) se trouve dans une poche cartonnée en fin de volume.Les planches de l'atlas se répartissant comme suivant :  -Planche 1: Vue d'ensemble et squelette.-Planche 2: Pied-Planche 3: Alombs-Planche 4 : Dents-Planche 5: Tares des membres-Planche 6 : Allures du cheval-Planche 7 : Tête-Planche 8 : Cou-Planche 9 : Tronc et cavité thoracique-Planche 10 : Tronc et cavité abdominale-Planche 11 : Membre antérieur-Planche 12 : Membre antérieur (face interne)-Planche 13 : Membre postérieur-Planche 14 : Membre postérieur (face interne)-Planches 15 & 16 : Races.Rare et agréable exemplaire sans défaut.  J. - B. Baillière & fils Paris 1886 22,5x29cm 2 volumes en reliures de l'éditeur

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        Albemarle Sound to Cape Fear

      London: Published by the Admiralty, 1886. Engraving. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition with the exception of some expertly mended tears along the edges of the sheet. Image size: 25 1/4 x 38 1/2 inches. A superb admiralty chart of the North Carolina coast, produced by the British Hydrographic Office. The British Hydrographic Office was founded in 1795 by George III, who appointed Alexander Dalrymple as the first Hydrographer to the Admiralty. He immediately set to work but it was not until 1800 that the first Admiralty chart was published of the waters around Quiberon Bay in Brittany. Unlike the U. S. Coast Survey the Hydrographic Office was given permission to sell charts to the public and they produced a great number of sea charts covering every corner of the globe. Most of the Admiralty charts produced by the Hydrographic Office delineated coastline as well as high and low water marks and record depth of water as established by soundings. In addition these charts included information on shoals, reefs, and other navigational hazards that plagued mariners across the world. Thanks to the innovations of Sir Francis Beaufort, who developed the Beaufort Scale of wind strength, the British Hydrographic Office became one of the leading producers of sea charts. This large chart covers the Albemarle Sound to Cape Fear in North Carolina. Water depths and sand bars are all carefully recorded, as are the various lighthouses along the coastline. There are two inset maps of Hatteras Inlet and Ocracoke Inlet on the left edge of the sheet, as well as three compasses to the right. This is an important sea chart of this area and a wonderful example of the maps produced by the British Hydrographic Office.

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        Oology of New England

      Alfred Mudge & Son, 1886. Hardcover. Used: Good. A Description of the Eggs, Nests, and Breeding Habits of the Birds Known to Breed in New England. Twenty-five chromligthographic plates of eggs in color. Plates stubbed in and protected with tissue guards. Original decorated green cloth. All edges gilt. Covers worn and rubbed with short splits on lower front corner. Corners rubbed bare, head and heal of spine worn.

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        The Shrine of Death

      London: George Routledge & Sons,, 1886. And other stories. Octavo (190 × 122 mm). Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt, roundel after a scene from "The Physician's Wife" (the third story in this volume) gilt to front board, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Housed in a custom quarter cloth solander box with marbled sides. Frontispiece reproducing design to front board, floral head- and tailpieces, figurative initials, vignette to p. 160 (all woodcuts), titles and running heads in Gothic letter, text set within oblique panels. Very slightly rubbed overall, spine gently rolled, light offsetting from woodcuts throughout, light spotting to endleaves, very occasional marginal spotting to no effect on text, surface-splitting to head of hinge between quires G and H. A very good copy. First edition, trade issue, of Lady Dilke's first work of fiction. There was also a large-paper issue of 150 copies in stiff paper wrappers. Lady Dilke is best remembered as an influential art historian and trade unionist, though she followed The Shrine of Death with The Shrine of Love (1891), and The Book of the Spiritual Life, her third and final volume of "mystical stories" (Wolff), was published posthumously in 1905.

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