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        THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE: The Life and Death of a Man of Character (Signed)

      London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1886. First Edition. Half-Leather. 12mo. SIGNED on the title page by Thomas Hardy. In two volumes bound by Riviere & Son in 3/4 dark blue morocco over blue cloth, original blue cloth spines bound in at rear; raised bands with compartments lettered and decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers with top edges gilt. Vol. I, half-title, 313pp., (2)pp., ads at rear. vol. 2, half-title, 312pp., (4)pp. ads at rear. Housed in a cloth slipcase. Early barely visible joint strengthening, previous owner's bookplate. Internally very clean. A very good, handsome set [SIGNED].

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper. Volume 33, January to June 1886. First appearance of T. Hardy?s The Mayor of Casterbridge.

      London. The Graphic. 1886 1st edition. - Size 16 x 12 inches. Hardback In blue pebbled cloth with gilt lettering and banding to spine. In very good condition. Boards rubbed. Ends of spine chipped, nicks to corners. Edges rubbed. Endpapers slightly darkened. 5 pages have torn top corner at p167. Some odd mild foxing marks to page edges. Otherwise pages very clean and tight throughout. Else a very clean and tight copy. 708pp. With many b/w illustrations with coloured drawings by R.Caldecott in Summer Edition at back. Some other large colour plates issued as supplements, including 17th Lancers, ?Delia in Town?, ?Delia in the Country? by G. Morland, a cartoon of making a tennis court. Also large b/w plates some double page, illustrating military expeditions in India and Burma, Monte Carlo, Horse riding, including Side-saddle, Franz Liszt. Many period advertisements, including fashion, cycling, Pears Soap, patent medicines, etc. The main interest in this volume is the first appearance of Thomas Hardy?s ?The Mayor of Casterbridge?, in 20 instalments with illustrations by Robert Barnes. ?The novel was considerably rewritten before its publication in book form with significant alterations in plot and many deletions? (Purdy). Each instalment from 2 January to 15 May 1886.

      [Bookseller: PROCTOR / THE ANTIQUE MAP & BOOKSHOP]
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        Jenseits von Gut und Böse (Beyond Good and Evil) BOUND WITH Zur Genealogie der Moral (On the Genealogy of Morals)

      

      [Bookseller: Eternal Return Antiquarian Bookshop]
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        Professional Criminals of America

      New York: Cassell & Company, 1886. Paper browning, tiny chips to the edges of a few text pages, else near fine in what appears to be an original buckram binding, stamped in gilt on the spine.. First Edition. Thick quarto. With a letter from the chief clerk of the Police Department of New York giving Byrnes permission to publish this book tipped-in. Header of the letter is clearly printed, but the rest appears handwritten. (No other copies I can reference have this letter, but bibliographical details are murky despite ample citations in OCLC.) 206 black and white mug shots of a variety of 19th century criminals printed six per page. Each individual is given a thorough write-up. While mug shots have exploded in popularity, especially with growing interest in vernacular photography, this volume was intended to be a an almanac for law enforcement. I don't know the history of mug shot photography, but surely this is an early example. Introduction by Frederick Smyth; preface and text by Inspector Thomas Byrnes.

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        LOS ANGELES CITY And COUNTY DIRECTORY 1886 - 7. In Three Parts

      A. A. Bynon, Publishers. The Times-Mirror Company, Printers and Binders, Los Angeles, California 1886 - 312 [= 322], 282, [4], [15] - 211, [1] pp. 8vo. Tuition at USC, $12 per term. My, how times have changed. Boards with some staining & minor rubs. Bit of light foxing to eps. A Very Good copy. Modern brown leather spine over printed paper boards. Speckled edges 1st edition thus (Rocq 2665). 6th such Directory overall, with the first published in 1872. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Deutsch-Ostafrica. Eine colonialpolitische Skizze.

      Köln, DuMont-Schauberg, 1886. - Original-Kartoneinband, 8°, 32 Seiten. Vier Seiten mit kleinem Anflug von Stockflecken, sehr schönes, sauberes Exemplar. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Welwitschia Dr. Andreas Eckl]
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        Wasser- und Ziergeflügel. Illustriertes Handbuch zur Beurteilung der Racen und Schläge unseres Wasser- und Ziergeflügels.

      Vlg. Twietmeyer, Leipzig 1886 - (Erste Auflage). Leipzig, Vlg. Twietmeyer, 1886. Gr.-8° (24x16,5 cm). VIII, 80 S. Mit 16 Holzstich-Tafeln mit über 50 Abbildungen. OHLn. Nissen ZBI, 750. - Sehr seltene erste Auflage dieses klassischen Handbuchs über "Ziergeflügel", aus der Feder des bekannten Tiermalers J. Bungartz. Es werden Enten, Gänse, Fasane, Pfaue und Schwäne behandelt. - (Kanten berieben, Ecken etwas bestossen. Kleiner Stempel und hs. Besitzereintrag auf Frontispiz verso). - Innen sehr gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        Oeuvres complètes. 9 Bände.

      Paris Bureaux du Progrès médical ua -90 1886 - (21 x 13,5 cm). Zus. ca. 4800 S. Mit 49 teils farbigen Tafeln in unterschiedlichen Techniken sowie 389 Textabbildungen. Moderne Halbleinwandbände im Stil der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe. - "Charcot, famous teacher at La Salpetrière, created there the greatest neurological clinic of modern times. He was a pioneer of psychotherapy and left many memorable descriptions of nervous disorders" (G/M). "Charcot must be considered one of the first to demonstrate the clear and fruitful relationship between psychology and physiology (his work on hysteria stimulated Freud's investigations) as well as, with Duchenne, one of the fathers of modern neurology" (DSB). - Besitzvermerke von alter Hand auf den Vortiteln. Vereinzelt gering fleckig. Zwei Bände etwas wasserrandig. Vollständig und insgesamt gut erhalten. - DSB 3, 205; Garrison-Morton 84; Norman 450. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Mini Archive - French Explorer's Expeditions to South America to Unsurveyed Interior Regions - Manuscripts, Autograph Album & Artifacts - Cranial Measuring Tool for Examinations of Indigenous People

      South America, 1886. South America, 1886-1905. Archive of French explorer Joseph de Brettes who made four expeditions to South America including two to the not yet surveyed interior regions of Gran Chaco, consisting of a steel cranial measuring device used during his ethnographic examinations of the Arhuaco-Kagaba Indians (Kogi people) found in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, northern Colombia, a steel archaeological specimen, two offprint accounts written and illustrated by De Brettes describing his expeditions and scientific work in South America, and an offprint bibliographical outline of De Brettes' extensive explorations in South America and elsewhere as well as his naval and army service. All text is in French. Some age-toning and wear to documents, otherwise the lot in very good condition, a unique nineteenth century explorer's archive of documents, artefacts, and signatures. Together with personalia, including an album of autographs largely collected whilst in South America, 3 photographic identification cards, his personal library bookplate, a manuscript caricature drawing, a manuscript note to which is affixed a photograph of his family's gravesite, and an offprint poem signed and dedicated by French poet Jehan Rictus in which is inserted a separate autographed note by Rictus both addressed to De Brettes. Together with correspondence connected with his efforts as Vice-President of a Portuguese railway company, in particular dealing with a meeting with the King, including 3 manuscript telegrams sent from Lisbon September 1905, and 2 manuscript letters dated 1905. Joseph de Brettes (1861-1934) made two geographical explorations to Chaco in South America, first in 1886, and again in 1888. From 1892 to 1893 he was exploring Colombia and making sociological and ethnographical observations of the Arhuaco and the Kogi people in the Sierra Nevada region. After a sojourn in France, he returned for further reconnaissance work in Colombia from 1895 to 1898. A skilful explorer, surveyor, and author of several notable works on the subject, a most ambitious businessman and delegate, recipient of several awards, all-but-forgotten today, the Bliothèque Nationale de France holds a collection of photographs, manuscripts and published works from De Brettes' illustrious career. From De Brettes' explorations and ethnographic studies in South America, the archive includes the following: A seldom seen nineteenth century cranial measuring device, being a simple clamp-styled metal apparatus in original and still functional conditional, measuring 28 cm tall when closed, and 33 cm wide when fully extended. This type of craniometry tool was used in the field of physical anthropology during the 19th century, and the first part of the 20th century. De Brettes' would have used this during his ethnographic examinations of the Arhuaco-Kagaba Indians (Kogi people) of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, northern Colombia. [Craniometry is the measurement of the cranium, usually the human skull. It is a subset of cephalometry, measurement of the head, which falls under the science of anthropometry which is the measurement of the human individual.] De Brettes' own working copy of his title, "Mission géographique dans le Chaco (Amérique du Sud)" published in 1889 immediately upon return from his expedition, and being a riveting account of travel through the Formosa province of Argentina and the Gran Chaco plains, partly along the Pilcomayo River, including hostile encounters with so-called "savage Indian tribes," and other perils. Small 8vo. 44 pages, titled wrappers. Replete with the author's annotations for a revised edition. Wrappers chipped, else very good condition. Rare Offprint from the proceeding of the Anthropological Society of Paris, 1903. Title: "Les Indiens Arhouaques-Kaggabas. Réponses au questionnaire de sociologie et d'ethnographie de la Société d'anthropologie" by Joseph de Brettes. 8vo. 36 pages with in-text illustrations, titled wrappers. Chips to extremities, age-toning, else very good condition. An ornate archaeological specimen made of heavy steel and measuring approximately 8,5 x 3 x 1 cm. A detailed offprint bibliographical sketch of De Brettes' extensive explorations in Argentina and Colombia (1895), Tunisia, and elsewhere, as well as his naval and army service, also recording important meetings with monarchs and delegates, military assignments, and much more. Pertaining to De Brette's work in Portugal developing railroads, we find the following correspondence: Signed manuscript letter, Lisbon, 27 April 1905, from Albert Girard, whose office was at the king's court in the Palace of Necessidades, [Paço das Necessidades] Lisbon. The correspondence mentions Commander D. Fernando de Serpa, an official to the King of Portugal, who, on behalf of the king, presents De Brettes' with a scientific publication for review. Signed manuscript letter by De Brettes addressed to Monsieur [Maurice] Rouvier, Minister of France, written at a hotel in Lisbon on 8 September 1905, stating that the King of Portugal [King Carlos I of Portugal - The Martyr] will be receiving him at the palace for a meeting the following day. Three manuscript telegrams written in Lisbon, also dealing with De Brettes' meeting with the king. Items of a personal nature include three photographs of De Brettes' mounted to various forms of identification, and a guest book in which he collected autographs and greetings from 1890 to 1893. Approximately half of this volume contains signatures and inscriptions made in South America, whilst De Brettes' visited Puerto Cabello in Venezuela, and Riohacha, Santa Marta and Bogotá in Colombia. On entry is a an extensive dedication written and signed at Curaçao on 7 January 1891 by Giuseppe [Joseph] Chiarini (1823-1897), a most influential circus director of international fame, who early in 1890, had returned to Central and South America, and under the Royal Spanish Circus, toured extensively Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Honduras, and San Salvador over a seven year period. Further investigation will surely lead to other significant personalities. Contemporary to De Brettes' explorations, the 1888 issue of The Scottish Geographical Magazine reported as follows (Vol 4, page 164): "Exploration of the Chaco etc.... The Paris Geographical Society has received a telegram from M. Joseph de Brettes who has been intrusted with a mission by the Minister of Public Instruction, informing it that he has recommenced his travels through the Chaco and the central region of South America. M de Brettes started about a year ago from France with the intention of following up a journey which he had begun a short time before, and of passing through the triangle in South America which is bordered by civilised and inhabited countries... an immense extent of territory which has never been surveyed and over which there are no routes or roads. This territory is called the Chaco and is sub-divided into the Northern the Central and the Southern Chaco, all three of which are inhabited by savage Indian tribes. Several efforts have been made to penetrate into the two former by water and it will be remembered that Dr. Crevaux perished three or four years ago while following the course of the Rio Pilcomayo. Other travellers have reconnoitred the course of the Rio Vermejo but it is generally agreed that these two streams are not navigable in their entire length, so M de Brettes resolved to try the land route through the Southern Chaco. His first journey was commenced in 1885, when, going up the Parana River from Buenos Ayres as far as Corrientes, he endeavoured to reach the town of Candeliard upon the opposite coast. The distance was 700 miles and M de Brettes started with a caravan consisting of two Indians and sixteen horses. When he had got 200 miles inland he came upon an immense salt lake 116 miles long and convinced himself that the land route was practicable. But upon the forty-third day of his journey he was struck down by fever, and had to return to Corrientes. His illness having left him almost without resources, he determined to come home and endeavour to interest the Geographical Society in the work. This he succeeded in doing, and though like M Douls, he is only twenty five, he is now making his second expedition to this unexplored region. - South American Journal 21st January 1888 " . Very Good.

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        War and Peace: A Historical Novel

      New York: William S. Gottsberger, 1886. First American edition. Near Fine. First complete edition in English (following the abridged London edition of the same year) with all title-pages dated 1886 and with the proper Gottsberger imprint on versos. Six small octavo volumes (pages 6 3/16 x 4 7/16 inches; 157 x 114 mm); complete with all blanks and ads. Translated from a French edition by Clara Bell. Original dark brown cloth decoratively stamped in black and gilt and with titles in gilt. Original brown-coated endpapers, just starting to crack in vol. 2 of "The Invasion" otherwise all endpapers intact and without repair. A few volumes with very light wear at the head and tail of the spine (also without repair). Each volume with the bookplate of Arthur L Franklin on the front paste-down. The author's epic novel of the Napoleonic Wars, which gives them a human face through the poignant impact they have on several interrelated characters. A story of love and tradition amidst a crumbling society and a radically changing world. A novel brimming with enlightenment and modern theories. Virginia Woolf wrote: "There remains the greatest of all novelists-for what else can we call the author of War and Peace? . . . Even in a translation we feel that we have been set on a mountain-top and had a telescope put into our hands. Everything is astonishingly clear and absolutely sharp." Undoubtedly a masterpiece of world literature, and in our opinion, the greatest work from the Russian literary canon. Near Fine.

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        RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM, THE ASTRONOMER-POET OF PERSIA

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, printed at the Riverside Press, 1886. Edward Fitzgerald translation. Some rubbing to extremes and light soil, contents clean, VG-. Edward Fitzgerald translation. Quarto. (12 5/8"). Unpaged. Illustrated by Elihu Vedder - every page with florid pictures with embedded text. Bound in gray cloth over beveled boards, t.e.g., the cover and spine with elaborate designs in gilt and black by Vedder. This quarto more scarce than the octavo or folio editions. Potter 202.

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        The Works

      Boston & New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company,, 1886. With bibliographical and critical notes and his Life with extracts from his journals and correspondence, edited by Samuel Longfellow. With steel portraits, photogravures and other illustrations. 14 volumes, octavo (200 x 133 mm). Finely bound for G. P. Putnam's Sons in brown half levant morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, brown cloth boards ruled in gilt, brown cloth endpapers, top edges gilt. Engraved frontispieces and plates throughout. An excellent set. The Standard Library Edition. The poetical works is in six volumes, the prose works in two volumes, Dante's Divine Comedy in three volumes and the author's Life edited by Samuel Longfellow in three volumes.

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        Anna Karenina

      Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., New York 1886 - Very good in original green cloth with original pale green floral endpapers complete. Corners bumped and some modest wear to foot of spine. Gilt Romanov seal and gilt titles to front board and spine somewhat dulled but still easily legible. Small black stain to top front edge of front board. Front hinge is lovely; rear internal hinge may have been repaired, though if so it was competently done. Publisher's ornate monogram to title page. Only date showing is 1886 to copyright page; no later printings mentioned. Previous owner's name "E.E. Maxwell" in an ornate hand to top of FFE, dated "1888-10-8." Eight of the author's works are listed opposite title page, including "A Russian Proprietor (In Press)" and "Anna Karenina" at $1.75. As "A Russian Proprietor" was released in 1887 this is not definitive, though it's generally accepted the earliest printings of this edition of Karenina had fewer titles listed here (or none at all.) 773 pp. including the glossary, followed by 4 pp. (not 5 pp.) of publisher's ads which include "Crime and Punishment" at $1.50, with Dostoyevsky's "Recollections of a Dead-House" listed as "In press." Probably not the first state, then, but certainly the first American edition from its first year of publication. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NEVADA COUNTY, THE FAMOUS BARTLETT PEAR BELT OF CALIFORNIA...FERTILE LANDS AT LOW PRICES! ABUNDANT HARVESTS! LARGE PROFITS!

      Nevada City, Ca.: Brown & Calkins, Printers, 1886. Original printed wrappers. Wrappers worn around edges and soiled. Very clean internally. Very good overall. In a half morocco and cloth box, spine gilt. Interesting land promotional for this agriculturally rich California county. Many woodcuts of strawberries, pears, grapes, and other fruits illustrate this land of opportunity, and the text describes the infrastructure in place to promote prosperous farms. The last forty pages contain advertisements from local merchants, dentists, stables, banks, newspapers, farms and dairies, etc. Not in the Norris Collection and rather scarce. ROCQ 6015. COWAN (1964 ADDITIONS) 489.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Der malerische Effect in der Photographie als Anleitung zu Composition und Behandlung des Lichtes in Photographien von H.P. (Henry Peach) Robinson.

      Knapp 1886., Halle - Frei nach dem Englischen von C. Schiendl. Der Rücken mit Gebrauchsspuren, aber besonders innen , zumindest gut und sehr frisch., dezenter alter, privater Besitz-Eintrag auf dem Titel. Sehr wichtiges Werk zu Photographie-Geschichte, SELTEN !!! Mit zahlreiche Illustrationen. VI, 175 Seiten. Schlichter Halbleinen der Zeit. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BerlinAntiquariat, Karl-Heinz Than]
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        Terres Cuites d'Asie de la Collection Julien Greau. 2-vol.

      H. Hoffman, Paris 1886 - Folio. Vol.I: xvi. 105pp. of text followed by 40pp. of plates. Vol.II: 80pp. of plates. Decorated gray boards. Four inches of midsection, and one inch on tail of spine of backstrip on vol.I missing. Some chipping to spine on vol.II. Minor scuffing and discoloration to boards. Corners bumped and worn. Julien Greau (1810-1895) was an omnivorous French collector of coins, bronzes and terracottas. This beautiful catalogue shows the Greek terracottas in his collection. The majority of sculptures depicted are of Lydian and Phrygian origin. Wonderfully illustrated with full page sepia-toned and b/w plates. Volume one has the text to both volumes plates. Text in French. Boards in fair condition, Missiong some plates in one Volume. Brooklyn Library Markings on Pages. Due to considerable weight of books, extra postage may be required. All proceeds from this sale support the work of Oxfam. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Personal Memoirs of U S Grant

      New York: Charles L. Webster, 1886. First edition. Illustrated. 584; 647, [1] pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Bound in Publisher's DE LUXE three quarters pebbled brown morocco, gilt medallion central piece on upper covers, all edges marbled. Small paper flaws to fore edge of front flyleaves in vol. I, vol. II rebacked preserving spine. Very good, handsome set. First edition. Illustrated. 584; 647, [1] pp. 2 vols. 8vo. The first presidential autobiography and a landmark of Gilded Age publishing, here in the deluxe binding.

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        Etudes cliniques et physiologiques sur la marche. La marche dans les maladies du système nerveux étudiée par la méthode des empreintes

      1886 - (6), 78 pp., 1 tabl. depl. Paris, Bureau du Progrès & A. Delahaye, 1886, in-8, (6), 78 pp, 1 tabl. depl, broché, couverture imprimée de l'éditeur, chemise et étui modernes, Première édition, extrêmement rare et souvent oubliée, de la thèse de doctorat du célèbre neurologue Georges Gilles de la Tourette (1857-1904). Elle est illustrée de 31 figures dans le texte représentant différents types de marche (empreintes de pas), que l'on retrouve dans le tableau dépliant in fine : l'auteur étudie ici la marche dans certaines affections nerveuses aux diverses périodes de leur évolution et essaie d'établir un diagnostic de la maladie d'après les modifications de cette marche. Ces travaux, dont le sujet fut inspiré par son son maître Charcot, valurent à Gilles de la Tourette le prix Godard en 1887, décerné par la Société de Biologie. Ex-libris du Docteur Carrier de Lyon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THOMAS Y CROWWELL & CO, New York:

      THOMAS Y CROWWELL & CO, New York: - 8909 GOGOL NIKOLAI VASILIEVITCH Translator: HAPGOOD ISABEL F. TCHITCHKOFF'S JOURNEYS:DEAD SOULS Thomas Y. Crowell, New York: 1886 Pages 364+285 FINE-MARBLE BOARDS-Kl 8°-(12.5x18.5) Book Description: First Edition in English GOGOL, Nikolai. HAPGOOD, Isabel F., [translator]. Tchitchikoff's Journeys; or, Dead Souls. Translated from the Russian by Isabel F. Hapgood. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, [1886]. First edition in English. Two octavo volumes in one (7 1/8 x 4 13/16 inches; 180 x 123 mm). [6], [1]-364, [2], [1]-285, [1, blank]pp. Double-page 'Table of Russian Ranks' at the rear, included in pagination. This first edition in English proceeds the first British edition by one year. There have been no copies at auction since 1940 and only one copy in OCLC. Publisher's red morocco over marbled boards. Spine lettered and stamped in gilt. All edges marbled. Head and tail of the spine chipped. Inner back hinge cracked. Corner's bumped. Some dampstaining to front free endpaper and the first three leaves of volume II. Leaves a bit warped. Overall an acceptable copy of this first English edition of one of the world's great works of literature. "The popularity of Russian literature in English continued into the 1890s.This period also witnessed the emergence of some of the most prolific professional translators, especially Constance Garnett and Aylmer and Louise Maude in England, and Nathan Haskell Dole and Isabel Hapgood in the United States. Between them, these translators would eventually be responsible for well over 100 volumes of Russian literature in English. Hapgood (1850-1928), was a journalist who traveled to Russia and wrote about life and custom there for The Nation and other American publications. She published collections of Russian songs, an English-language version of the Orthodox liturgy, and a work on Sofia Kovalevskaia. She translated most of the works of Gogol' in 1886-1887, some works by Tolstoi (1886-88), and the complete works of Turgenev." (Encyclopedia of Literary Translation intoEnglish, 1206). Kilgour. HBS 65013. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Christian iconography volumes 1 and 2

      G. Bell & Sons Ltd, 1886. Hardcover. Good. 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.

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        Alice's Adventures Under Ground.

      

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        Traduction manuscrite inédite, dédiée à Stéphane Tarnier, d'un article biographique allemand sur Solayres de Renhac

      - in-8 carré de 14 pages , mai 1886, , in-8 carré de 14 pages manuscrites, plein maroquin rouge de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs (signé Durvand), Traduction inédite d'Herrgott d'un passage de l'ouvrage d'Hermann Franz Nägele paru en 1838 ("Die Lehre vom Mechanismus der Geburt, nebst Beiträgen zur Geschichte derselben") portant sur la vie de l'obstétricien Solayres de Renhac. En début de traduction, on lit : "Solayres de Renhac. Notice biographique traduite pour mon excellent ami Tarnier, en mai 1886, par son dévoué Herrgott." Beau manuscrit, richement relié, constituant un présent amical entre deux grands obstétriciens français de la seconde moitié du XIXe siècle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Madame Bovary

      London: Vizetelly & Co., 1886. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/-1. London: Vizetelly & Co., 1886. First Edition. VG++ No DJ. True first in English. No markings of any kind inside the book, very clean pages. Boards are only lightly worn: no splits or chips to the cloth (a little bump on one edge). All gilt titles are clear. Uniform light wear. Spine darkened just a touch. Publisher's blue-green diagonal-fine-ribbed cloth, front cover with gilt scroll borders enclosing medallion at top and bottom and with title in gilt on blue panel surrounded by larger panel of gilt putti and floral sprays at centre, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, back cover blocked in blind with outer 3-line rule and publisher's device at centre, matching blue-green endpapers. Binding is nice and tight, paper splits starting in the front and back gutters as always, but the binding is not even a little loose. The book stands square and very tight. Edges properly cut (very clean, no spotting, top edge darkening). No torn pages, no problems from opening the sheets. Laid in is a 1920s rare-book dealer advertisement describing the book as Fine, and scarce thus. An unconserved copy in unusually nice condition. <br/><br/>

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        Alice's Adventures Under Ground.

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1886. Being a facsimile of the Original Manuscript Book afterwards developed into "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and front cover gilt, black coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in a custom purple morocco solander box. Illustrated by the author. Spine faded, a couple of marks and bumps to front cover, the odd spot to outer leaves. An excellent copy. First and only edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title, "Violet Langbridge from the Author. July 20 1897." Violet Langbridge (1881-1963) was the youngest daughter of Frederick Langbridge, the Rector of St John's, Limerick, who wrote a number of books for children and was a correspondent of Dodgson's. Violet wrote a number of romantic novels, and married Archibald Colquhoun Bell (1880-1958), a Lieutenant-Commander in the Royal Navy and naval historian. This is one of 5,000 copies printed of this facsimile of the first draft of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

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        LE DÉSESPÉRÉ.

      1886 - Paris, Soirat, 1886. In-12 (131 X 190) demi-maroquin marron foncé à coins, dos lisse, auteur et titre dorés, date en queue, plats et dos de la couverture conservés, tête dorée (Georges Cretté) ; 430 pages, (1) f. blanc. Exemplaire soigneusement lavé, non rogné. Infime accroc dans l'angle supérieur droit du premier plat de la couverture. ÉDITION ORIGINALE, RARE, du premier roman de Léon Bloy. Pas de grand papier. La couverture porte la date de "1887", comme annoncé par Talvart. Le roman parut chez un petit imprimeur et se heurta à une conspiration du silence savamment organisée par les hommes de lettres qui savaient devoir trouver dans le livre annoncé une peinture féroce de leur milieu. Du reste, en pleine époque naturaliste, le "Désespéré" ne pouvait trouver ses vrais lecteurs. Il fallut à Bloy toute son oeuvre des trente années suivantes pour situer et rendre en partie intelligibles l'énorme matière et les mystérieuses connaissances qu'il avait jetées dans ce livre, les habillant de l'un des styles les plus éclatants qu'on ait jamais inventés en France. (Talvart, II, 43-4 - "Dictionnaire des oeuvres", I, 644). BEL EXEMPLAIRE, dans une reliure de Georges Cretté, avec sa fragile couverture jaune jonquille conservée. FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Alice's Adventures Under Ground.

      

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        Alice's Adventures Under Ground. Being a facsimile of the Original Manuscript Book afterwards developed into "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland."

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1886 - Octavo. Original white paper-covered boards in imitation of vellum, covers lettered and decorated in gilt, cream coated endpapers, all edges gilt. With the plain dust jacket. Housed in a custom blue linen slipcase and blue morocco pull-off case. Spine slightly rolled, extremities a little rubbed; an excellent copy in the jacket with toned spine, partial loss to spine panel and some chips to extremities. With 37 illustrations by the author. First edition. Presentation copy, in a deluxe presentation binding, complete with the plain dust jacket, inscribed by the author on the half-title, "E. F. Sampson, from the Author. Jan. 87." Edward Frank Sampson (1848&#150;1918) was a Christ Church tutor and mathematician, also a long-standing friend and travelling companion of Dodgson's; they visited Sandown and Eastbourne together. He worked with Dodgson on the subject of geometric conic sections (see Cohen, p. 383), and succeeded Carroll as the mathematical lecturer at Christ Church. Carroll photographed him in June 1875. Williams&#150;Madan&#150;Green&#150;Crutch 194.

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        Ecole Le Nôtre]. Ecole d'horticulture des Pupilles de la Seine à Villepreux, Seine-&-Oise.

      1886 ca. 1886 - Album in-4 oblong (35 x 26 cm) de 30 photographies de différents formats montées sur carton fort, chagrin brun, dos orné à nerfs, titre doré sur le plat supérieur (reliure de l'époque). « Fondée par le conseil général de la Seine, l'école professionnelle de Villepreux, réservée aux enfants assistés et moralement abandonnés du département de la Seine, se destine à l'enseignement de l'horticulture. Initialement prévue pour recevoir près de 50 garçons, elle accueille le jour de son ouverture, le 6 avril 1882, ses trois premiers élèves. Proposés par les directeurs d'agences, les candidats sont âgés de 14 ans au moins et possèdent le certificat d'études primaires. Leur apprentissage à l'école de Villepreux devenue en 1896 l'école le Nôtre comprend : un enseignement théorique horticole inculqué sous forme de leçons ; un enseignement pratique comprenant des travaux de culture, de réparation et d'entretien du matériel agricole, auxquels s'ajoutent des exercices effectués dans les différents ateliers de menuiserie et de serrurerie. À la fin de la formation, c'est-à-dire au terme de trois années d'instruction, chaque pupille passe un examen puis se consacre à son métier de jardinier. » (Archives AP-HP). Plan légendé de l'école, façade, salles, ateliers, jardins, serres, portraits de groupe en uniformes etc. Epreuves passées mais très bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Specifications for Practical Architecture : A Guide to the Architect Engineer Surveyor and Builder with an essay on the Structure and Science of Modern Buildings : Thoroughly Revised Corrected and Greatly Added to : Second / 2nd Edition

      A Bound / Flex Cover / REPRINT: Crosby Lockwood and Co 1886 500 pages. Paper / Soft cover reprint edition in very good or better condition, slight wear to edges. Overall good copy of this scarce title. Excellent source, informative and enjoyable reading. A good book to read and keep on hand. Or would make a great gift for the fan / reader in your life. Facsimile Bound Reprint Edition. 2 volumes, limited edition. . Clean and Unmarked Text. Soft Cover. Modern Reprint/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by Some b/w Illustrations. Facsimile Bound Reprint Edition. Architecture / Foundations.

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        Das aegyptische Todtenbuch der XVIII. bis XX. Dynastie aus verschiedenen Urkunden zusammengestellt und herausgegeben.

      A. Asher & Co., Berlin 1886 - 3 Bde. (1 Textbd. + 2 Tafelmappen). Berlin, A. Asher & Co., 1886. Einführung: 33x25 cm; Tafelbde.: 43x31,5 cm. 4 n.n. Bl., 204 S. (Einführung); 5 n.n. Bl., 212 num. Tafeln (Hieroglyphen), 1 w. Bl.; 5 n.n. Bl., 448 num. S. Abb. (Hieroglyphen), 1 w. Bl. Einführung: Pp.-Bd. - Tafelmappen: Lose Bogen in HLn.-Mappe. Einführung. - Erster Band: Text und Vignetten. - Zweiter Band: Varianten. - Henri Edouard Naville (1844-1926), Professor der Aegyptologie, dann der Archäologie an der Universität Genf, leitete lange Jahre die Ausgrabungen für den Egypt Exploration Fund im Delta, bei Theben und in Abydos, die zu Funden von sehr bemerkenswerter historischer Bedeutung führten. Seine wichtigsten archäologischen Werke sind "Das aegyptische Todtenbuch .". Naville machte sich ausserdem 1814-1818 hochverdient um die Kriegsgefangenenagentur in Genf, war auswärtiges Mitglied des Institut de France, Offizier der Ehrenlegion, fellow vom King's College, Vizepräsident des Internationelen Komitees des Roten Kreuzes und Präsident der Internationalen philarmenische Liga. (HBLS V, S. 236). - (Wenige Tafeln leicht angerändert). - Fleckenloses sauberes Exemplar. Das Werk ist kollationiert. Sprache: Deutsch Einführung: Pp.-Bd. - Tafelmappen: Lose Bogen in HLn.-Mappe. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Comprehensive Atlas and Geography of the World,

      London, W.G. Blackie, 1886., - The Comprehensive Atlas and Geography of the World, Comprising an extensive series of maps, a description, physical and political, of all the countries of the earth,.; hrsg. W. G. Blackie, London, 1886, 2. Aufl., 67 doppelseitige Landkarten, grenzkoloriert, 292 S Text mit Holzstichen u. 10 lithogr. Tafeln (farbig), diese zeigen Einwohner d. verschiedenen Erdteile, Folio-Format (40 x 33 cm), OHlder in altersgem. sehr gutem Zustand! rares Exemplar Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 7500

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        Les Oiseaux de Volières et de Parcs avec planches coloriées d'après nature [ Edition originale ]

      Imprimerie Nouvelle Typo-lithographique A. Bellier et Cie 1886 - 1 vol. in-4 reliure de l'époque demi-chagrin rouge, dos à 5 nerfs, plat sup. de la couv. conservée, Imprimerie Nouvelle Typo-lithographique A. Bellier et Cie, Bordeaux, 1886, 120 pp. et 50 planches (chromolithographies) Ouvrage d'une extrême rareté, ce traité prévu à l'origine comme le premier d'une série de volume demeura le seul publié. Library of Bradley Martin, 1358 & 1359 : "First edition, Extremely Rare : not in Ayer/Zimmer, Copenhagen/Ankr, Ellis/Mengel, McGill/Wood, Trinity/Breit, or Yale/Ripley". Ronsil, L'Art Français, 85, qui critique la qualité des planches mais affirme que l'ouvrage "n'a d'autre intérêt que sa rareté". Etat très satisfaisant (accroc en coiffe sup., rel. lég. frottée, bon état par ailleurs). Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Anna Karenina

      Thomas Y. Crowell & Company 1886 - First American edition, likely first issue titles. (No other titles listed opposite monogrammed 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.) Brown cloth with gilt stamping, floral endpapers. viii, 5-773, (v). Good condition. Cloth stained and worn away along head and tail, frayed along bottom edge and at tips. Front hinge starting. A few small stains and occasional light foxing throughout.The rare first appearance of Tolstoy's classic novel in the English language. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

      Longmans, Green, and Co., London, England 1886 - First British Edition (second edition overall) published in London 9 January 1886, 4 days after the U.S. first edition. Very Good original peach binding. Front and back covers are strong and intact. Binding slightly loose on several pages toward back, but most pages tight. Some fraying on corners and ends of spine. Exterior slightly soiled. Small stains at upper right hand corner. Light writing erased but slightly visible on front cover. Small bookseller label (Gilbert & Field, London) appears at bottom right of page facing half title page. Light pencil mark erased but visible on main title page. Minor foxing to several pages (inc. title page and inscription page). Ghosting on front and back end papers. This book is part of the personal library of Mr. Thomas Creed, who came to the US from England and owned Creed's Book Store, adjacent to Sather Gate at UC Berkeley, during the 1920s and 1930s. To see all of our collection, click on Bookseller Info below and 'List This Seller's Books'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ANNA KARENINA

      Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., New York 1886 - Item 9018 Lev Nikolayevich TolstoI, ANNA KARENINA,Ranslated by Nathan Haskell Dole Book Description: viii, 769pp, 4pp adverts. Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., NY (1886). *1st English language edition. Brown cloth with Imperial Crest on front cover & smallercrest on spine. Head & tail of spine sl. worn, covers v. sl. marked,otherwise a very good copy of the first American edition. Translated by Natha. Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., New York Publication Date: 1886 Binding: Hard Cover Book Condition: Very Good Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket Edition: First Edition. (13.5X19.5) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Dublin: W.H. Gill & Son. 1886 4pp ads preceding text. pp.513-572. Orig. blue printed wraps; sl. loss to front wrap near head of spine, otherwise good.One of Yeats' earliest published poems, predating the first 'major' poem,

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        The Star Guide; A List of the Most Remarkable Celestial Objects Visible with Small Telescopes with Their Positions for Every Tenth Day in the Year and Other Astronomical Information

      Published by Macmillan & Co., London First Edition . London 1886. - First edition hard back binding in publisher's original royal blue cloth covers, gilt lettering to the spine and the upper panel. Quarto. 10½'' x 6½''. Contains xvi, 50, vi printed pages of text followed by illustrated advertisements of Astronomical Telescopes. Small neat ink notes made to the margins to some months, extensive notes and illustrations of the positions of axis of the Equator made to both sides of the rear free end paper. Ink name to the front paste down, minor rubbing to the cloth edges, without any foxing with the contents being in fine fresh and clean condition. Member of the P.B.F.A. ASTRONOMY & COSMOLOGY [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA Member]
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        The George Catlin Indian Gallery in the U.S. National Museum (Smithsonian Institution) with Memoir and Statistics

      Smithsonian Institution, 1886, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fine Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition. Contains sections on Indian Portrairs (pp11-230), Landscapes (pp231-383), Customs, Dress, Habits & Manners (pp388-421), Catlin's Itinerary (pp423-700), Memoir of Catlin (pp701-718), and various other reports covering India Matters (pp718-915). 7 pages, 939 pages, 140 plates, 4 folding maps. Collated and checked. The complete bound volume of the Annual Report of the Board of Regents. In spendid condition, with a very sound binding, no loose pages, folding maps with no tears, and plates clean and bright throughout. No foxing or marking. Original black cloth, with lettering to spine a faded. Library bookplate on front pastedown, no other markings. An uncommonly good example of this work. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Smithsonian Institution; United States; 19th century; Inventory No: 197045.

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        KIDNAPPED: Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751

      London: Cassell and Company. 1886. First edition [second issue]. Publisher's original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine. Black coated endpapers. Fold out map frontispiece. Catalogue to the rear. An excellent better than very good copy, the spine tips a little bumped, the cloth clean and the binding firm. The contents are entirely complete and without previous owner's inscriptions but with a small stationers blind stamp to the front endpaper. The hinges remain firm and without repair and other than some minor foxing to the text block edge the book is clean and bright throughout. A very attractive example in entirely original condition. Second issue, with the corrected text to pages 40, 64 and 101 and with the adverts to the rear dated July 1886 Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Songs on Angling, Etc.

      New York: Privately Printed, 1886. One of 25 copies. 20 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Printed paper wrappers, lacking rear cover, disbound; with the NY Public Library stamp on front cover and title page. One of 25 copies. 20 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. RARE. Bruns F-112 (not seen, but cited by him as seen by Wetzel); Wetzel p. 140

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        War and Peace

      Gottsberger, 1886 A near fine first edition in English of the epic novel. Six volumes in original cloth. True first editions first states with all title pages dated 1886 and with the proper Gottsberger imprint on versos. Previous owner's name and address written on verso of front free end paper on all volumes, and a book plate attached to all front paste-downs. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        Timbouctou. Voyage au Maroc, au Sahara et au Soudan. Traduit de l?allemand avec l?autorisation de l?auteur par Pierre Lehautcourt et contenant 27 gravures et une carte. Tome premier et tome second.

      Hachette 1886 1887, Paris, - XII - 467 + 438pages, Plats papier marbré, auteur, titre, tomaison et filets dorés au dos à faux nerfs. Page de garde en papier marbré. Belle reliure. Quelques faibles rousseurs marginales sur le haut des 7 dernières pages du tome premier, autrement bel exemplaire. Carte géographique présente à la fin du tome premier en très bon état, mais détachée de la reliure.

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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“.

      London-New York, Macmillan and Co., 1886. 8°. Mit 37 tlw. ganzs. Illustrationen des Autors. 8 Bll., 95 (1) S., 2 Bll., Roter OLwd.-Bd. m. goldgepr. Deckelfileten, goldgepr. Deckel- u. Rückentitel, goldgepr. Vignette a. Rückendeckel u. dreiseitigem Goldschnitt. Erstausgabe dieses Faksimiles der Manuskriptvorlage von „Alice im Wunderland“, eines der weltweit bekanntesten Kinderbücher. - Ecken u. Kapitale etw. bestoßen. Einband min. fleckig. Rücken u. seitliche Deckelränder verblasst. Zeitgen. Name a. Vortitelblatt (dat. „1891“). Eine Zeile des Titels m. Rotstiftunterstreichung. Vorsätze etw. stockfleckig. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Carroll, Alice‘s Adventures Under Ground. Being a facsimile of the original ms. book afterwards developed into „Alice‘s Adventures in Wonderland“, Alice im Wunderland

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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