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        Jo's Boys and How They Turned Out: A Sequel to Little Men [Signed]

      Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1886. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing, of this important Alcott novel, SIGNED BY LOUISA MAY ALCOTT on the title page -- in the first state mentioned in BAL with the closed page block bulking at 1 1/16 inches. (The second state mentioned in BAL is made of thinner paper and bulks at 1 inch.) A Sequel to Little Men, "Jo's Boys" is one of Alcott's best-known works, the others being "Little Women" and "Little Men". The three works together comprise what is generally called the Little Women series. Alcott based the character "Jo" on herself and in "Jo's Boys" Jo's children have grown up and now face real world problems and troubles. Set ten years after Little Men, the novel follows the Plumfield boys which Little Men introduced, focusing mainly on Tommy, Emil, Demi, Nat, and Dan, as well as Jo's sons Rob and Teddy, and, of course, Professor Bhaer. Others characters previously introduced in the series appear as well. Signed copies of the book are, in our experience, exceedingly scarce. The volume is mildly askew and shows some chipping to the spine ends, some fading to the front board where it meets the spine, some fading to the rear board, and wear to the board corners with a bit of rubbing through. The hinges feel as if they have been reglued, leaving some small damage to the pastedowns and each adjacent free endpaper. A Very Good copy of one of Louisa May Alcott's most important works and a highly-notable work of American Literature as well, SIGNED BY LOUISA MAY ALCOTT. EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE.

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        Liebig-Bilder-Serie: ( Véritable Extrait de Viande Liebig ): Sanguinetti-Nummer 182: Musee du Louvre.

      Liebig 1886 ( Liebig-Bilder-Serie in Chromolithographie gedruckt, teils unter Verwendung von Gold und Silber. Bildgröße 10 x 7 cm: Katalognummer und Erscheinungsjahr nach dem Katalog von Sanguinetti ermittelt: Serie in französischer Sprache ): Hier die Serie Nummer 182: \" Musee du Louvre \" aus dem Jahrgang 1886 ( Diese Serie ist nur in Frankreich erschienen / italienischer Titel hierzu: \" Quadri del Louvre \" ). Gezeigt werden: \" Vierge au Voile - Raphael Sanzio / Sommeil de Jesus - Carlo Maratra / Sainte famille - Sabattino Lorenzo / Chasse aux cerfs / Oie defendant ses petits / Chasse aux loups \". Zusammen 6 Bilder. Mit teils Gebrauchsspuren ( etwas berieben,g ering im Außenrand fleckig, Ecken teils gering bestoßen, 1 Bild mit angeknickter linker oberer Ecke. Rückseiten teils etwas fleckig - die 3 letzten Bilder querformatig und ohne Werbeaudruck verso. - außerordentlich selten - ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Liebig, Bilder, Liebigbilder, Extract, Fleischextrakt, Extrait, Veritable, Viande, Paris, Louvre, Museum, Museen, Bildergalerie, Bilder, Raphael, Lorenzo, Matra, Raffael, Google

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        Nouveau dictionnaire de médecine et de chirurgie pratiques illustré de figures intercalées dans le texte.

      Paris , J.B. Baillière & fils, 1864-1886. - 40 volumes in-8 illustrés de très nombreuses figures in-texte. Intérieur frais. Demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs ornés. 2 coiffes accidentées. Reliure de l'époque. Bel exemplaire bien complet. Rédigé par Anger, Bailly, Barrallier, Bernutz, Bert, Boeckel, Buignet, Cusco, Demarquay, Denucé, Desormeaux, Després, Devilliers, Duval, Fernet, Fournier, Foville, Gallard, Gintrac, Gombault, Gosselin, Guérin, Hardy, Héraud, Heurtaux, Hirtz, Jaccoud, Jacquemet, Jeannel, Koeberlé, Lannelongue, Ledentu. Sigismond Jaccoud a dirigé le Nouveau dictionnaire de médecine et de chirurgie pratiques, surnommé "Le Jaccoud". Son activité hospitalière est marquée par les quatorze années qu’il passe à Lariboisière, de 1870 à 1883. En 1877, il est nommé professeur de pathologie interne, puis membre de l’Académie de médecine ; en 1883, professeur de clinique médicale à la Pitié ; en 1898, président de l’Académie de médecine.

      [Bookseller: Librairie BERTRAN]
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        Allgemeine Encyklopädie der gesammten Forst- und Jagdwissenschaften. Unter Mitwirkung der bedeutendsten Fachautoritäten herausgegeben. - in 8 Bänden.

      Wien, Moritz Perle Verlag, 1886 - 659, 627, 616, 616, 608, 584, 628 Seiten mit insgesamt 28 Doppeltafeln, 74 einfache Tafeln und 994 Textabbildungen, Einband etwas berieben, etwas fleckig, sonst guter und sauberer Zustand Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 12000 4°, Halbleder- Hardcover/Pappeinband, [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Deinbacher]
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        Die deutschen Schutzgebiete in Afrika und in der Südsee (Vier Skizzenkarten mit einem Erläuterungsheft für den Schulgebrauch) 1. Ausgabe

      Gütersloh, Bertelsmann 1886 - Heft 14 S. 8° OBroschur und vier Karten im Pappschuber, einige alte Stempel des Missions-Institut Niesky, kl. Bibl.aufkleber hinten an den Karten, der Broschur und am Schuber, Broschur wenige Bleistiftanmerkungen, insges. wohlerhaltenes Ex. EXTREM SELTEN ///// Reinhold Grundemann, bekannt als erster deutscher Missionskartograph, erarbeitet zwischen 1866 und 1871 als Kartograph bei Justus Perthes in Gotha den "Allgemeinen Missionsatlas". 1896 veröffentlichte er den "Neuen Missionsatlas aller evangelischen Missionsgebiete mit Berücksichtigung der deutschen Missionen", der bereits 1903 als zweite vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage erschien. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Ernst Possart in zwölf Pastellgemälden von Toni Aron / Mit Geleitworten von Hermann Lingg.

      - München, Kunstverlag Friedrich Adolf Ackermann, 1886; ca. 48 (H) x 35 cm. Großformatige Flügelmappe mit 12 auf Karton montierten Abbildungen (nach Toni Aaron, s.u.) von Ernst Possart in Porträt und verschiedenen Theaterrollen (11) mit einem Doppelblatt betehend aus farbig bedrucktem Titelblatt, faksimiliertem Vers mit Unterschrift von Ernst Kollath (S. 2), 4-strophigem Gedicht von Dr. H. Lingg überschrieben "Dem Possart-Album!" (S. 3), sowie Inhaltsverzeichnis der Mappe (S.4). Auf den 12 Blättern aus stärkerem Karton wurden in einem gedruckten Tonrahmen die vermutlich im Heliogravure-Verfahren hergestellten Tafeln (je ca. 31 (H) x 23,5 cm) mit Abbildungen von Ernst Possart nach Gemälden von T. Aaron einmontiert. Die Drucke zeigen im unteren Bereich der Darstellung sämtlich die Unterschrift von T. Aron, sind mit der Jahreszahl 1886, 886 oder 86 und meist noch mit dem Zusatz München gekennzeichnet. Auf dem Karton ist unterhalb des Rahmens das Blatt bezeichnet und numeriert (1-12), unten links ist schließlich der Verlag eingedruckt, unten rechts die Bezeichnung: "Spiegeldruck: Verlagsanstalt Bruckmann." - Die sog. Spiegeldrucke sind mit Ausnahme des ersten Blattes (berieben mit leichten oberflächlichen Kratzspuren) alle gut erhalten, die Kartons tls. etwas fingerfleckig und 2 davon mit leichten Eckknicken. - Die Beilage mit Titelblatt hat etwas größere Mängel (Einriß, Fehlfalzungen, Eckbüge und leichte Flecke, Die Mappe mit über die ganze Seite gehender roter Gravor der faksimilierten Unterschrift des Künstlers ist auf der Vorderseite stark fleckig und brieben, die mit (wunderschönem) Brokat-Papier bezogenen Flügel sind an ihren Scharnieren teilweise schadhaft und ausgerissen. - Dieses Mappenwerk stellt in seiner Komplettheit und mit seinen frühen und detailreichen Spezialdrucken nach Photographien der Originale eine Seltenheit auf dem Markt dar. - Die Darstellungen zeigen: 1. Brustbild; 2. Nathan der Weise; 3. Wurm.; 4. Shylock.; 5. Hamlet.; 6. Richard der Dritte; 7. König Lear.; 8. Mephisto; 9. Fabricius.; 10. Chrysale.; 11. Rabbi Sichel; 12. Advocat Behrent. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Harald Holder]
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        Also sprach Zarathustra. Ein Buch für Alle und Keinen. In drei Theilen.

      Leipzig, Fritzsch, (1886) - [text recte 1883-84]. Lex 8vo. One contemporary brown half calf with (later) gilt title label. A bit of minor wear to extremities. Vague signs of a removed book plate to verso of title-page, otherwise a very nice, clean, and fresh copy. 114; (4), 103, (1); (4), 119, (1) pp.. First edition, title-issue, of Nietzsche's main work, in which the concept of the "Superman" (or "Overman") in introduced. This is actually the first printings of these three parts, but the many remainders were sold and issued with a new title-page (with no year, but 1886). Only 45 copies of the exceedingly scarce privately printed fourth part were issued, the first trade edition of which is from 1892."These books present several historical problems but none more confusing than their publication dates. It is difficult to determine when - and in some cases, if - the books were ever released for public sale..." (Schaberg, p. 88). It is difficult to overestimate the impact of Nietzsche's magnum opus. With this work he realizes his ideal of the poet-philosopher. It is, at the same time, a towering literary achievement and the most profound inquiry in the key notions of his philosophy (the Superman, the eternal return of the same).Schaberg: 45

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        1 eigenh. Brief sowie 2 Briefkarten mit U.

      Breslau, 1882-1886. - Zusammen 4 SS. (Qu.-)8vo. Mit eigenh. beschr. Kuvert. Cohn drückt dem Botaniker und Paläonthologen Heinrich Göppert (1800-1884) sein Beileid zum Tode Heinrich Göpperts, dem Sohn des Adressaten, aus: "[ ] welche schöne Hoffnungen für unser Vaterland sind mit einem Male vernichtet worden [ ]" (Brief vom 19. Mai 1882). Weiters beantwortet er Fragen zur Botanik: "Leider haben Sie mein Wissen überschätzt; auch mir ist in meiner Praxis noch keine Kornseide vorgekommen. Allerdings ist "Silk", wie das deutsche "Seide" auch der Name eines pflanzlichen Parasiten, Cuscuta [ ]". [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Biblioteca istorica della antica e nuova Italia. Saggio di bibliografia comparato e critico compilato sulla propria collezione proemiale da Carlo Lozzi

      Tip. I. Galeati e Figlio 1886-1887, Imola - Tassello cartaceo di collocazione ai dorsi rarissimi microfori di tarlo naturali fioriture sparse 493 503 p. 2 voll in-8 m.perg. con tass titoli oro ai dorsi

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      Macmillan, UK 1886 - 78th Thousand 1886. Printed in the same format as the 1st edition. . Illustrated throughout by John Tenniel. Book is very good+ and bright. Boards lightly marked and soiled. Spine darkened. Spine tips rubbed and lightly frayed. Cracking to gutters but good tight biding. Contents good. Inscription to one page and light foxing to odd pages., A good example with no restoration or repairs. Un-common thus. Digital images available upon request. Ref 10844 Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Alice's Adventures Under Ground. Being a Facsimile of the Original Ms. Book Afterwards Developed into "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland."

      Macmillan & Co 1886 - Macmillan 1886 1st edition hardback. Red boards with gilt ruling/titles and motif to rear board.Spine titles still very bright but maybe a fraction faded. Gilded page-block.Light shelfwear to boards.Small scuff to top of spine (please see photo). No internal markings or inscriptions. Black endpapers. Scatter of foxing to front endpaper/half-title page and rear blank endpapers otherwise two spots in total throughout rest of book. Light margin smudge at page 97. Front endpaper slightly pulled at bottom (no splitting). A good++ copy of a scarce title. Highly presentable. No jacket. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Avesta. The sacred books of the Parsis. Published under the patronage of the Secretary of State for India in Council. 3 volumes (I: Prolegomena / Yasna. II: Vispered and Khorda Avesta. III: Vendidad.).

      Stuttgart, Kohlhammer 1886-1896. LVI, 1 Bl., 239 S. / 1 Bl., 277 S. / 1 Bl., 139 S., 1 Bl., Gr.4° (ca. 25,5 x 31 cm), einfacher kartonierter Einband unter Verwendung des Titels der Originalumschläge / simple softcover binding with parts of the original wrappers on the front covers, Einbände etwas fleckig und an den Kanten leicht bestoßen, papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar, Originaltext mit englischer Einleitung / binding a bit stained, edges slightly bumped, paper a bit browned, else fine, original text with an English introduction, Versand D: 4,90 EUR die heiligen Bücher der Parsen,

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        Anna Karenina

      New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1886. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First American edition, likely first issue titles. (No other titles listed opposite monogrammed title page, slight offsetting from adjacent title page. While no established priority exists, the vague consensus is that the other Tolstoy titles listed opposite the title page are points of issue, as they can date months and years past the initial publication. No established priority for binding color. Five pages of ads at rear with no mention of any Russian titles. Line, Ettlinger and Gladstone #39.) viii, 5-773, (v). Crimson cloth with gilt stamping, floral endpapers. Good+ condition. Clean pages. Cloth lightly sunned at spine, some small stains and wear to edges. Stain on fore edge with very light wrinkling. Interior hinge at front starting to split, small tear in cloth near foot on exterior. The rare first appearance of Tolstoy's novel in the English language.

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        Trials in connection with the North-west rebellion, 1885; relié avec Rapport de la deuxième expédition à la Baie d'Hudson commandée par le Lieut. A. R. Gordon, M. R., 1885; bounded with Report of the Select Standing Committee of Immigration and Colonozation of the House of Commons, 1886

      Maclean, Roger & Co., Ottawa 1886 - 408, 114, 61 p. Ill avec cartes dépliantes (Baie-Hudson). Exemplaire de bibliothèque (cote, cachet. Couvertures avant et arrière détachée). Intérieur en très bon état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Anna Karénina

      New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1886. Translated by Nathan Haskell Dole. An early, possibly the first issue, with the following points: (1) The endpapers have flower and leaf designs; (2) The publisher's emblem is on the title page; (3) There are no titles (including Anna Karenina) listed on the page preceding the title page; (4) There are 5 pages of advertisements after the text, starting with "Crowell's Red Line Poets", and with no mention of any Russian titles. Brown cloth with gilt royal crest and gilt lettering. Fairly heavy shelfwear, with worn-through spine ends and corners. Scuffed along the joints. There is a small dent on the rear board. The hinges are partially cracked. Previous owners' names are on the second free endpaper. The binding is otherwise sound and the text is clean and unmarked.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Good+/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Banjo Booksellers]
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        Reminiscences of the North-West Rebellions (with scarce dust jacket)

      Toronto: Grip Printing and Publishing Co, 1886. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. CONSIDERED THE EARLIEST CANADIAN DUST JACKET PUBLISHED.Frontis, (8), [7]-531pp including appendix. 4-1/2 x 7 inches. Original bright gilt decorated red cloth with bevelled edges. Top and bottom of spine very slightly crushed and a hole in the lower part of the cloth spine, otherwise in very good+ condition. This attractive copy also comes with the very scarce original dust jacket and is considered the earliest Canadian Dust Jacket published in Canada. The dust jacket is agetoned with minor chipping primarily along the bottom edge. There is also a 1/2 x 1/8 inch hole in the lower centre of the spine of the dustjacket. The puncture is also the place where there is a hole in the red cloth spine, otherwise the dustjacket is in very good condition. Illustrated with frontis and 5 plates and a folding map. 8vo, The Riel Rebellions. Roll list at end. Boulton was the commander of a cavalry unit known as Boulton's Scouts. The great-grandson of judge D'Arcy Boulton.PEEL 884.

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        Los Caprichos ].

      S.l.n.d. (Madrid: Real Academia, 1881-1886). - in-4 oblong. 80 gravures en noir. Parchemin doré, dos à nerfs, frise dorée en encadrement des plats, tranches marbrées (reliure moderne). Rare édition des Caprichos de Goya, la cinquième, limitée à 210 exemplaires. Comme l'indique Harris pour cette édition, la planche 66 présente une éraflure qui n'apparaît pas dans les précédentes. Par contre, les défauts signalés à partir de la sixième édition (planche 19) n'apparaissent pas dans le présent exemplaire. Rousseurs prononcées tout au long du volume, marges réduites, mais assez bon exemplaire toutefois dans une reliure postérieure en vélin orné. Harris, II, p.67.

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        MIS MEMORIAS ÍNTIMAS. 3 Tomos.

      - Madrid. Tip. Sucesores de Rivadeneyra. 1886 / 1888 / 1889. 28x20 cm. T. I, frontis con lám. grabada + XX ( pág. XV-XVI reforzada ) + 405 págs. 2 h. + 1 plano doble de la batalla de Mendigorría a color + grabados entre texto * T. II, 467 págs. 2 h. grabados entre texto * T. III, 526 págs. 4 h. grabados entre texto. Los grabados suman 300. Holandesa piel, nervios. Grandes márgenes y limpio. Importante para la Historia del Siglo XIX, y de reconocido mérito literario. # historia [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Rotifera; or Wheel-Animalcules

      Longmans, Green & Co 1886-1889, London - 2 vols: (4), 128, (2), 144; viii, 64, (8), 38 plates (30 col), 32 woodcuts. imp. 8vo. HB/PB. Text and Plates, bound in 2 vols, recent qtr calf, patterned boards; Supplement, neatly recased in new card covers with the original printed wrappers laid down. Pages unopened. Some light spotting, minor edge soiling. Vg set. Text and Plates bound with General Titles (dated 1886), Volume Titles and Half-titles bound at rear of Supplement (dated 1889). Plain plates A-D are bound between plates V+VI in this copy. Scarce. In 2 vols with supplement. A classic work, now out of date, but still useful and with fine lithographic plates (31 double-page) drawn from life by the authors. Plates numbered I-XXXIV, A-D. 750 copies of each volume were printed.[Freeman & Wertheimer 170, 171]. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Anna Karenina

      New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1886. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First American edition, likely first issue titles. (No other titles listed opposite monogrammed title page, slight offsetting from adjacent title page. While no established priority exists, the vague consensus is that the other Tolstoy titles listed opposite the title page are points of issue, as they can date months and years past the initial publication. No established priority for binding color. Five pages of ads at rear with no mention of any Russian titles. Line, Ettlinger and Gladstone #39.) viii, 5-773, (v). Crimson cloth with gilt stamping, floral endpapers. Good+ condition. Clean pages. Cloth lightly sunned at spine, some small stains and wear to edges. Stain on fore edge with very light wrinkling. Interior hinge at front starting to split, small tear in cloth near foot on exterior. The rare first appearance of Tolstoy's novel in the English language.

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        Cashel Byron's Profession. A Novel

      [London]: The Modern Press, 1886. First Separate Edition, smaller Issue. 1 vols. 8vo. Very minor marginal staining to a few leaves, otherwise internally fine. Blue paper wrappers, lettered in red and black; skillfully rebacked, some minor soiling to covers, spine skillfully repaired. Bookplate of George Mason, Piedmont Farm. In blue cloth drop box. First Separate Edition, smaller Issue. 1 vols. 8vo. In Original Wrappers. Originally printed in the April 1885-March 1886 issues of "To-Day", this first edition was printed from the corrected and revised stereos of the original setting for the journal. This is the smaller, variant issue measuring approx. 23.3 x 14.8 cm, and with the preliminary blank leaf bound at the end. 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). Laurence A3; Hartley 1701

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        Allgemeine Encyklopädie der gesammten Forst- und Jagdwissenschaften.

      Moritz Perles, Wien und Leipzig 1886-1894. - gut 600 S. je Band mit zusammen 102 (28 doppelblattgroßen) Tafeln und 994 Textfiguren, (Ab Bd. VI: Fortgesetzt von Adolph Ritter v. Guttenberg und Gustav Henschel). Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 10580 Groß 8°, goldgeprägtes Original-Halbleder, Rundumrotschnitt, Einbände gering berieben und bestoßen sowie in selbstklebende Klarsichtfolie eingeschlagen, Ppaier minimal gebräunt, insgesamt gute und innen saubere Exemplare,

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        Théâtre en liberté

      Jules Hetzel & Cie|& A. Quantin 1886 - - Jules Hetzel & Cie & A. Quantin, Paris 1886, 15,5x24cm, relié. - Edition originale. Reliure en demi maroquin rouge, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de filets noirs, date dorée en queue, légères traces de frottements en têtes des mors, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées, légers accrocs en têtes des coupes, tête dorée. Agréable exemplaire exempt de rousseur et élégamment établi. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition. Bound in half red morocco, back with five nerves set with black nets, golden tail date marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, preserved covers, light heads snags cuts, gilded head. Pleasant copy free of freckles and elegantly prepared. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Aventures de Huck Finn l\'Ami de Tom Sawyer. Traduit avec l\'autorisation de l\'auteur. Illustrations par Achille Sirouy.

      Paris: Bibliotheque Novelle De La Jeunesse, A Hennuyer, Imprimeur-Editeur, (1886). Première édition . 276 Seiten. 22,5 cm. Originalleinen mit farbiger Deckelillustration Einband etwas fleckig und mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren , die Seiten durchgehend stärker stockfleckig ( rousseurs!), sonst gutes Exemplar der ERSTEN FRANZÖSISCHEN AUSGABE. Versand D: 6,00 EUR the adventures of Huckleberry Finn, französische Erstausgabe

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        Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

      London: Longmans, Green, & Co. 1886 - FIRST LONDON EDITION. 1 vol. Bound in the publisher's original red and blue printed wrappers, spine expertly relined, date on front wrapper hand corrected to 1886, internally clean and bright, a VERY GOOD copy, housed in a blue cloth clamshell case, vertical gilt lettered spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Eigenhändige, sechszeilige Briefkarte an den Architekten Werner Düttmann, datiert 26.11. (?, ohne Jahr, vermutlich 1960er Jahre).

      - Gering im Rand vergilbt, ungeknickt, insgesamt gut erhalten. " . auf diesem Wege nochmal meinen herzlichen Dank für Ihre Glückwünsche. Ihr May". Ernst May (Frankfurt/M. 1886-1970 Hamburg) war von 1925 bis 1930 Siedlungsdezernent seiner Geburtsstadt. Mit den Bauten des "Neuen Frankfurt" schuf er Ikonen der Architektur der 1920er Jahre. Werner Düttmann (1921 - Berlin - 1983), Schüler von Hans Scharoun, hat mit May wohl nie zusammengearbeitet. Düttmann schuf zahlreiche, bedeutende Berliner Bauten der Nachkriegszeit: Akademie der Künste am Hanseatenweg, Rondell am Halleschen Tor, Brücke-Museum, Mensa der TU an der Hardenbergstrasse u.v.a. 100 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Collected papers in physics.] In: Mémoires de l'Académie Royale des Sciences de l'Institut de France, tome XXI [-XXVI-XXVII].

      FIRST COLLECTED EDITION of Regnault's papers on physics. Volumes 1 and 2 contain his "Relation des expériences pour déterminer les principales lois et les données numériques qui entrent dans le calcul des machines à vapeur", and volume 3 his "Mémoire sur la vitesse de propogation des ondes dans les milieux gazeux" and "Mémoire sur la détente des gaz.""Regnault's early work in physics began with a systematic experimental study of the specific heats of a wide range of solids and liquids. In the course of this workhe conclusively demonstrated the approximate nature of Dulong & Petit's law and confirmed the validityof F.E. Neumann's extension of the law from elements to compounds. In 1842Regnault was appointed by the minister of public works to redetermine all the physical constants involved in the design and operation of steam engines; it was then that he began the research on the thermal properties of gases for which he is best known."In fact Regnault did far more than was asked of him; and in nearly thirty years of painstaking experimentshe not only provided the standard data that practising engineers were to use for several decades but also subjected the laws governing the physical properties of gases to a thorough and long-overdue reexamination"Regnault's accounts of his experiments in physics were collected in three vols. of the Mémoires de l'Académie des Sciences,which were also published, simultaneously and with identical pagination, as Relation des expériences" (DSB).3 volumes, large 4to, 2 leaves, pp. xxiv, 767, folding letterpress table at p. 227 and 8 folding engraved plates (one a very large graph); 2 leaves, pp. xlviii, x, (3)-928, 5 folding plates; pp. 968, and 5 folding plates. Spotting on the endpapers and title-pages, a little dust-soiling on the edges of some plates, otherwise a very clean set. Contemporary half calf (a little rubbed, head of spine of volume 1 a little worn, crack at foot of one joint), red and green morocco labels on spines, marbled sides. Signature of A. Scott in volume 1, bookplates of A.C. Egerton, i.e. Sir Alfred Charles Egerton (1886-1959), chemist.

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         Sectiones conicae in novem libros distributae, ... Paris, Etienne Michallet, 1685. Large folio (38 x 26 cm). With a charming woodcut headpiece at the beginning of the main text, hundreds of woodcut diagrams in the text. 19th-century boards (ca. 1820?). .

      Honeyman coll. 1886; Kemp, The science of art, pp. 221-222 & passim; for La Hire: DSB VII, pp. 576-579. First and only early edition, in Latin, of a comprehensive and influential text book on conic sections, discussing the standard classical Greek work of Apollonius, the projective methods of Desargues and the application of Cartesian analytical geometry, by the artist, mathematician and astronomer Philippe de La Hire, "among the best of the followers of Desargues and Descartes" (DSB). It "seemed to be the last word on the subject" and La Hire's "pre-eminence in this field" was still acknowledged in 1738 (Kemp, p. 121). La Hire here provides the clearest and most fully developed presentation of the projective principles pioneered by Desargues, whose work became generally known through La Hire's further development and improved presentation of his ideas. With a few leaves slightly browned (2 severely) or foxed (the last leaf extensively) but otherwise in very good condition and largely untrimmed, with many deckles intact and large margins. Binding rubbed and spine damaged..

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        NATURWISSENSCHAFTLICHE RUNDSCHAU. Wöchentliche Berichte über die Fortschritte auf dem Gesamtgebiete der Naturwissenschaften. KONVOLUT folgender kompletter aufgebundener Jahrgänge: 1. Jahrgang 1886 / 2 Jahrgang 1887 / 3. Jahrgang 1888 / 5. Jahrgang 1890 / 6. Jahrgang 1891 / 7. Jahrgang 1892 / 8. Jahrgang 1893 / 9. Jahrgang 1894 / 12. Jahrgang 1897 / 13. Jahrgang 1898

      Vieweg Verlag 1886-1898, Braunschweig - 10 komplette Jahrgänge, Halblederbände der Zeit, 4°, Exemplare gestempelt; Einzelbände auf Anfrage de 20000 Buch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed in full

      1 page. Small octavo. Dated "Saturday evening" [between 1886-1899]. In black ink on letterhead of the Société Nationale de Musique. In French (with translation). Chausson would like his correspondent to come to his home to inform committee members of works to be performed on a forthcoming orchestra concert. "Would you please take the trouble to come to my home next Monday at 2 o'clock to let the committee know which works you are presenting at the orchestra concert." Creased at folds and slightly overall. . The "committee" of which Chausson speaks was likely composed of members of the Société Nationale de Musique. Becoming the Société's secretary, in 1886, allowed Chausson to become more closely involved in Parisian intellectual and musical circles, and as a result, to develop a more "elaborate and intensely dramatic style." The Société was founded in 1871 by Camille Saint-Saens, Cesar Franck, Alexis de Castillon, and Romain Bussine.

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        Outing: The Gentlemen's Magazine of Sport, Travel and Outdoor Life: 68 Bound Volumes (1886-1923)

      New York: The Outing Company. (1886-1923). First. Magazine. 68 bound volumes (most with the original wrappers bound in), and seven loose issues in wrappers. A consecutive run of monthly issues from April 1886 - April 1923. Outing (along with Forest and Stream), was a leading magazine of outdoor sporting literature and activities in the United States. It featured the nature writing of John Burroughs and others, and a range of fiction and nonfiction treating all manner of traditional activities (hunting, fishing, camping, yachting, etc.) as well as new and emerging sports and technologies such as baseball, football, photography, automobiles, and aviation. It also featured many regional photographic surveys, such as Horace Kephart's famous "The Southern Highlander" series, Clifton Johnson's "The Cotton Pickers," and "Mark Twain's Country," and Sumner Matteson's "Red Man and White Man in Colorado's Game Fields" which included some of the earliest photographs of the changing American West. Other notable contributions are Walter Camp's articles on football (including many illustrated with photographs), and Jack London's five-part story: "White Fang" (which provoked a famous dispute with John Burroughs and Theodore Roosevelt on the 'true nature' of nature writing). The magazine is also important for publishing the early work of some of America's best illustrators: Frederic Remington, N.C. Wyeth, Maxfied Parrish, and others.The first 63 volumes from 1886-1917 are small quartos; followed by 5 small folios (containing monthly issues October 1917-September 1922), and seven issues from October 1922-April 1923 loose in wrappers. An ex-library set with most volumes bound in full buckram or quarter linen and dark blue cloth (five early quarto volumes are in contemporary half calf and marbled paper boards); with bookplates, ink stamps, pockets, and some volumes also with scattered perforated stamps on the title pages and plates. The five volumes in half calf are worn, with the boards detached; many early volumes with some scattered loose or detached pages, and a few with missing or torn pages. Overall a fair or better set. Still a nice assemblage of American nature writing and sporting literature in a scarce long run. A list of notable first-appearance contributions is available. .

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        Vereins-Blatt des Westfälisch-Rheinischen Vereins für Bienen- und Seidenzucht (Nr. 1-12/1886 und Nr. 1-12/1887) und Jahresberichte 1886 und 1887. In einem Buch, gebunden. Jahres-Bericht des Westfälisch-Rheinischen Vereins für Bienenzucht und Seidenbau für das Jahr 1886

      Aachen, Hütter, 1886. 392 gebundene Ausgabe Vorderer Deckel berieben, an einer Ecke bestoßen, Deckelinnenseite im Einband angerissen, Buchrücken altersspurig, Seiten altersgemäß angedunkelt, einzelne Seiten mit Namenseintrag am oberen Rand, Buch sonst sehr gut erhalten. Versand D: 2,90 EUR

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        The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam The Astronomer Poet of Persi

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1886. Hardcover. Very Good+/No Jacket. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Elihu Vedder. This book is clean, tight, square with good corners and unmarked. It is lightly rubbed at the tips of the corners and ends of the spine. It has dark, pictorial end papers and the pages are printed on one side only with each sheet mounted on a fabric guard bound in beveled boards covered in brown cloth stamped in gold.

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        Victor Hugo's novels (13 volume complete set)

      George Routledge, 1886-1888. Hardcover. Good. 13 volume set. 5 novels in 13 volumes. Bound in publisher's green cloth, with paper spine labels. Each volume has a unique title page. Hardcover. Some of the spine labels are chipped/rubbed. Moderate shelfwear. Front hinge of 2 volumes cracked. Bindings slightly shaken. Vol. 2 of the Hunchback of Notre Dame has gash on the spine. Clean, unmarked pages. Lovely illustrations. The paper used for this set is heavier than standard. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. Contents: v. 1-2. The man who laughs --v. 3-7. Les miserables --v. 8-9. Ninety-three --v. 10-11. Notre-Dame --v. 12-13. The toilers of the sea.

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        Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1886. Octavo (177 × 115 mm). Full green calf by Zaehnsdorf (signed 1911), spine richly gilt in compartments, red morocco labels lettered in gilt to second and third, remaining compartments with circular onlays in red morocco to centre, covers with three-line border gilt and elaborate central quatrefoils with "RLS" monogram gilt to enclosed red morocco onlays, top edge gilt, four-line rule enclosing sawtooth roll to turn-ins gilt, pastedowns gold-painted with scalloped border and floral cornerpieces tooled in blind, free endpapers green. Bound with the original paper wrappers printed in red and blue. Spine attractively sunned to tan, front free endpaper starting at head, wrappers restored along gutter and faintly soiled with contemporary blind-stamp of W. H. Smith to rear panel. A very good copy. First UK edition, bound with the early-state wrappers with the inked manuscript correction to the date on the front panel. The wrappered issue appeared a week before the case-bound issue in pink cloth. The American edition was published four days before the London edition on 5 January 1886. Longmans had intended to publish in December 1885, but delayed publication until January, as they feared the book would be overlooked by readers during the Christmas rush.

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        Denkwürdigkeiten des Staatskanzlers Fürsten von Hardenberg, 1877

      Ranke F.L., 1795-1886 - Denkwürdigkeiten des Staatskanzlers Fürsten von Hardenberg, 1877, 5 Bde., HOFBIBLIOTHEK WITTELSBACH Ranke, Leopold von: Denkwürdigkeiten des Staatskanzlers Fürsten von Hardenberg Leipzig, Duncker & Humblot, 1877. 5 Bände: 1. XII, 633 S., 2. IX, , 619 S., 3. 540 S., 4. VII, 453 S. + Denkschrift Hardenbergs 108 S., , 670 S. Gr.-8°, 22x15 S., gering stockfleckig. Originaleinband. Hier mit prominenter Provenienz: HOFBIBLIOTHEK WITTELSBACH. Karl August Freiherr von Hardenberg (zeitgenössisch: Carl August von Hardenberg; * 31. Mai 1750 in Essenrode; † 26. November 1822 in Genua) war ein preußischer Staatsmann, der dem kurhannoverschen Adelsgeschlecht derer von Hardenberg entstammte. Er war preußischer Außenminister von 1804 bis 1806 und Staatskanzler von 1810 bis 1822; 1814 wurde er für seine Verdienste in den Fürstenstand erhoben. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Anna Karenina, TRUE FIRST PRINT

      Crowell 1886 - Spine wear at head and toe, cracked rear hinge but holding, contents clean, owner signature to endpaper. Original blue cloth with a couple of bubbles on rear but still quite clean and presentable. The bibliographical hallmarks of the first printing are these - no titles listed at the front, floral endpapers, 5 pages of ads in the rear with no mention of other Russian titles. All other titles without these characteristics are NOT first printings, proclamations notwithstanding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A History of New-York,

      New York: for the Grolier Club,, 1886. from the beginning of the world to the end of the Dutch dynasty; containing, among many surprising and curious matters, the unutterable ponderings of Walter the Doubter, the disastrous projects of William the testy, and the chivalric achievements of Peter the Headstrong - the three Dutch governors of New Amsterdam; being the only authentic history of the times that ever hath been or ever will be published. A new edition, containing unpublished corrections of the author, with illustrations by Geo. H. Boughton, Will H. Drake, and Howard Pyle, and etchings by Henry C. Eno and F. Raubicheck. 2 volumes, octavo. Full dark green crushed morocco by the Club Bindery (signed 1901), raised bands milled gilt to spine forming compartments, titles to second, third and foot gilt, remaining compartments with elaborate floral corner- and centrepieces gilt, French fillet to covers within foliate roll-tool border and enclosing dotted roll and elaborate arabesque cornerpieces gilt, all edges gilt, red and yellow endbands, broad turn-ins richly gilt, marbled endpapers. Housed within matching green straight-grain morocco-effect skiver slipcases. Etched frontispiece in 3 states to each volume, 5 plates of which 1 folding, wood-engraved head- and tailpieces in brown and figurative initials in black, several historiated. Pencilled annotation to vol. I, p. 312. A fine copy. First and only Grolier edition, limited to 175 copies printed on Holland paper (with a further two on vellum): a conscious attempt by the Grolier Club "to make a book with illustrations and typography worthy of the subject-matter. Many of the head-bands are from Dutch models; the paper is Dutch; the types, new to this country, are fac-similes of those used by Elzevir, at Leyden, in 1659" (preface). The text itself differs substantially from the first edition, published in 1809, as it is based instead on the manuscript of Irving's "entirely revised" version dating from 1848. Washington Irving's first book was a sly satire on self-important local history and also a Federalist critique of Jeffersonian democracy, narrated by the imaginary "Dietrich Knickerbocker", supposedly an eccentric Dutch-American scholar. The pen-name (literally meaning "toy marble-maker") was borrowed from Irving's friend Herman Knickerbocker, and the word subsequently entered into American usage and the English language. DAB estimates that this "sprawling burlesque … may be reasonably called the first great book of comic literature written by an American.

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        The Origin of Species, By Means of Natural Selection.

      John Murray, London 1886 - Sixth edition, revised (thirtieth thousand). Folding chart pp.90-91. 8vo. Fine original dark green cloth, gilt armorial to spine, front & rear boards, very slight creasing to some rear pages, with tiny ink name stamp to title page, otherwise a wonderful clean & bright example, scarce in this condition. The sixth edition was the final revision, and constitutes the definitive text that is still printed today. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Origin of Species

      Murray, UK 1886 - 6th ed. with additions and corrections to 1872. Thirtieth Thousand. pp.xxi.458. Folding chart between pp90-91. Binder's note on chart placement before the Additions section. A very solid library binding from Penge library. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE IMITATION OF CHRIST: Four Books

      London: John C. Nimmo, 1886. Octavo. 383pp, with fifteen etchings by L. Flameng and Ch. Waltner from designs by J.P. Laurens and Henri Levy. text within pictorial and decorative borders in the fashion of a 15th century book of hours, beautifully bound by Riviere in full purple morocco heavily framed in a decorative gilt design, raised bands with compartments fully gilt decorated, all edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers. Spine has changed evenly to tan, a couple of light spots of rubbing to front and rear board. A very nice copy, internally fresh.

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        Codigo Commercial do Imperio de Brazil, Annotado com Toda...

      1886. Annotated Brazilian Commercial Code [Brazil]. Araujo Costa, Salustiano Orlando de, Editor. Codigo Commercial do Imperio de Brazil, Annotado com Toda a Legislacao do Paiz que lhe e Referente; Com Osarestos e Decisoes Mais Notaveis dos Tribunaes e Juizes; Concordado com a Legislacao do Paizes Estrangeiros Mais Adiantados; Con um Vasto e Copioso Appendice, Tambem Annotado, Contendo Nao so Todos os Regulamentos Commerciaes, Como os Mais Recentes Actos do Governo Imperial, Quer Sobre Bancos o Sociedades Anonymas, Quer Sobre Impostos; Dispensando Consultar-Se a Colleccao das Leis do Imperio. Rio de Janeiro: Laemmert & C., 1886. 1104 pp. Octavo (9" x 6"). Recent cloth, printed paper title label to spine. Moderate toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Small inkstamp to title page. $500. * Fourth edition. Brazil enjoyed a remarkable period of rapid material progress and international importance under Emperors Pedro I and, especially, Pedro II, who reigned from 1831 to 1891. The government enacted a law in 1823 calling for the gradual replacement of the Portuguese Ordenacoes with codes informed by the Enlightenment ideas of the eighteenth century and the work of Jeremy Bentham. A Projecto for commercial law was published in 1836, another in 1838. The code was enacted in 1850 and its first two editions were published in 1858 and 1869. The later editions (1878, 1886, 1896) are the best because they contain extensive commentary. All of these early editions are rare. OCLC locates 6 copies of the 1886 edition in North America (Columbia, George Washington University, Harvard, University of Arizona, University of Pennsylvania, Yale). Another copy located at the Library of Congress. British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 4:32.

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        Frontier Life; or, Tales of the South-Western Border

      Philadelphia: Porter & Coates. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. N.D.. Cloth. Original green cloth, blocked in black and gilt on the upper board and spine, brown clay-paper endpages, blue satin page-marker, in the publisher's printed paper dust-wrapper; pp. 376, 8 (ads), plus frontispiece. Undated, the "Alta edition," circa 1880s. Bright and fresh, with a previous owner name and date (1886) on both the ffep and the first blank, the paper at the rear hinge just starting to split; the jacket is soiled, with minimal chipping to the corners and spine tips. A very nice copy .

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        Maschinschriftliche Postkarte (mit kleiner Ansicht vom Mondsee) mit eigh. Zusätzen und Unterschrift ("Ihr Webern"), Mödling, 6. 12. 1931.

      - An Dr. Rudolf Weirich (1886-1963), 1942-53 Studienleiter an der Wiener Staatsoper. Über "Abhördienste" bei der Ravag. ". Ich muss nächste Woche nach Berlin zur Tagung der heurigen Haupt-Jury der I.G.f.n.M. und kann infolgedessen Mittwoch, Samstag und Sonntag (d. 13.) - es ist gerade mein Sonntag (zu dumm) - nicht abhören. Ich verständigte schon die Ravag. Da ich aber nicht weiß, wer jetzt der 'dritte im Bunde' ist, muß ich Sie auch noch damit belästigen, sich mit diesem in Verbindung zu setzen, beziehungsweise ihn in meinem Namen um die Vertretung zu ersuchen; was hiemit herzlichst geschieht. Sind Sie mir, bitte, nicht böse! Gern würde ich Sie einmal in dieser ganzen Abhörsache sprechen. Vielleicht kann es bald nach meiner Rückkunft sein? Zu Gegendiensten gernstens bereit verbleibe ich indessen mit den herzlichsten Grüßen Ihr Webern". - Leichte Knickspur. Webern war ab 1930 als Fachberater, Lektor und Zensor beim Österr. Rundfunk tätig. Die Internationale Gesellschaft für Neue Musik (IGNM) wurde auf Initiative mehrerer Komponisten (darunter Webern) 1922 in Salzburg gegründet.

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        HUNTING TRIPS OF A RANCHMAN Sketches of Sport on the Northern Cattle Plains

      New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons at the Knickerbocker Press, 1886. First edition, with the very scarce multi-page advertising brochure laid in, announcing a group of Theodore Roosevelt's books printed by Putnam's Sons at the Knickerbocker Press. Fifty-five illustrations by such well-known artists as A.B. Frost, R. Swain Gifford, J.C. Beard, F.E. Gifford and Henry Sandham 8vo, in the publisher's fine binding of mustard coloured patterned cloth, the upper cover designed and stamped in red, the spine lettered in gilt, patterned endleaves. xvi, 347, 4 ads pp. A pristine copy, brilliantly preserved and about as fine a copy as anyone could expect to find. SCARCE AND IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION BEAUTIFULLY PRESERVED. Roosevelt writes in his ?Foreword? of October 1898 to his works on sport and hunting in America that ?... the wilderness has been conquered and the game killed off. The frontier itself has vanished.? ?My object in writing these books was not only to give a full account of the chase of every kind of big game proper to the United States, but also where possible to touch on their life histories....I write for my fellow ranchmen and fellow hunters, and for the young men of America, in whose veins the red blood of life runs lustily, and who joy in the strenuous pleasure that comes only as the prize of toil and exposure in the open.? Rare in such fine condition.

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        This Ugly Civilization

      New York: Simon and Schuster. First Edition. Borsodi's first full-scale work calling for a return to agrarian homesteading and human-scale technologies. This Ugly Civilization, written at the height of (and as a direct attack on) the influence of the rhapsodists of the "Machine Age," is a prescient and scathing indictment of 20th-century industrial consumerist society and its attendant evils. The work of Ralph Borsodi (b. 1886) would become a major influence on the Vietnam-era "back-to-the-land" movement, and this book, his largest and most forceful, became something of its bible. Long sought-after and long out-of-print, attractive copies are still hard to come by, even in the post-internet age; rare in dustjacket. Octavo (23cm); light gray paper over black cloth, with gray spine label printed in black; dustjacket; 468pp. Hint of sunning to spine label, with a touch of dusting to text edges; very Near Fine. Dustjacket is price-clipped, lightly edgeworn, with a few tiny nicks to spine ends and upper corners with several short tears; Very Good+.

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