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        Oology of New England

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

      [Bookseller: Buteo Books]
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        The Shrine of Death

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

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        Liebig-Bilder-Serie: ( Véritable Extrait de Viande Liebig ): Sanguinetti-Nummer 178: La Demande en Mariage.

      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 178: \" La Demande en Mariage \" aus dem Jahrgnag 1886 ( Serie ist nur in Frankreich erschienen / italienischer Titel: \" La Domande di Matrimonio \" ). Gezeigt werden: \" Les deux rivaus / L`Embarras du choix / Preference justifee / Droits conquis. / Bien! C`est du veritable Liebig. / Le Liebig a contribue a la gloire du vainqueur. \" Zusammen 6 Bilder. Von insgesamt guter Erhaltung. - außerordentlich selten - ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Liebig, Bilder, Liebigbilder, Extract, Fleischextrakt, Extrait, Veritable, Viande, Heirat, Hochzeit, Werbung, Brautwerbung, Bräutigam, Braut, Google

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        KIDNAPPED BEING MEMOIRS OF THE ADVENTURES OF DAVID BALFOUR IN THE YEAR 1751

      [London]: Cassell & Company, 1886. Early 20th century polished calf, spine gilt extra, gilt labels, t.e.g., gilt 'RLS' device on each board, spine of original cloth binding bound in rear. Folding map. Spine extremities lightly worn, terminal catalogue not bound in, otherwise a very good copy. First edition, second "issue," with the three alterations to the text requested by Stevenson.

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        Eleven original covers to first editions by Strindberg.

      1886-1912. The covers have different sizes: Height 18,5 - 21,5 cm. Width 26 - 30,5 cm. Some slight age tone. A few of them with a minor crease or two to the margins. Looks like they came straight from the printing press. Very nice condition.. The covers are: Jäsningstiden, Giftas II, Hemsöborna, Skärkarlslif, I Hafsbandet, Blomstermålningar och Djurstycken Tryckt och Otryckt II, Tryckt och Otryckt III, Dramatik, Svarta Fanor and En extra blå bok. All covers are unfolded and has never been used. Covers like these are a very rare find

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        CROQUIS JAPONAIS. JAPANESE SKETCHES.

      Tokio 1886. Buff stitched stiff wrs.,29+2=31 engraved plates. in all, bound in the original illustrated covers, 31 x 46 cm. tall folio, clean plates, no worming, solid, nice copy.. FIRST & ONLY EDITION R A R E. 31 SUPERB COPPER-ETCHED PLATES IN FOLIO SIZE Ferninand Georges Bigot [1860-1927] lived 17 years in Japan from 1882 to 1899, married a Japanese woman and had one son. * In 1882 he went to Japan as a journalist. He lived in Tokyo and taught Western drawing, perspective, and watercolors at the National Military School. * He was a book illustrator capturing the essence of the Japanese character, and later illustrated the excesses of the Japanese and their culture. Depicting the common Japanese in their different walks of life. Shows some of the striking contrasts from traditional Japanese society and dress and that of the early Meiji period when Western influences changed the Japanese and their culture. *** TITLES OF THE SKETCHES/PLATES: 1. L'Etudient: A student, signed in plate . 2. Ecoliers: group of children . 3. Officer, signed in plate. . 4. Soldad: soldier, signed in plate . 5. Matelot: sailor, signed in plate . 6. Fonctionnaire: civil servant, signed in plate . 7. No title: A reader . 8. Koto player with a woman looking on. . 9. Bonze: Buddhist priest, signed in plate . 10. Agent de police: policeman. . 11. Servante, servant girls, signed in plate . 12. Lacteur: postman, signed in plate . 13. No title. Japanese man sits before a small Hibachi [brazier] trying to keep his hands warm, with coins to his right on the table, likely a merchant of some kind, he is bundled up with a heavy winter scarf. . 14. No title. Two women play shuttlecock. . 15. No title. A woman does another woman's coiffeur. . 16. No title. A young woman carries a bucket of water. . 17. No title. Washer woman. . 18. No title. A woman eats. . 19. Marchand de Remedes: medicine seller. Shows two men hold an umbrella wearing Kimono and carrying a small satchel. . 20. No title: Shows a man in a broad flat bamboo hat standing near a castle, with electrical wires in the background, he smokes a small Kiseru pipe and wears a short Kimono. Signed in the plate: "G. Bigot." Some call this "Smoker." . 21. Betto, horse groom holds the bridal of a horse. . 22. Jinrikiski: rickshaw puller, signed in block . 23. Pecheur, A Fisherman, signed in block . 24. Ama, masseur, shows No title. Man in a long Kimono smoking he holds a long staff [stick] in his right hand and touches his smoke with his left hand. He faces left. . 25. Md. de Poisson: man carrying fish in a yoke with two baskets. A seller of fish. . 26. No title. Shows a scavenger. . 27. Md. de Gueta. Shows a Geta [shoe] seller man who holds two pair of Geta and calls out his sales cry. . 28 Chanteuses des rue: street singers. . 29. No title. A rural landscape *** THE ILLUSTRATED COVERS: To the above add two more etched plates: Front cover: Shows a Japanese woman looking away from the artist at a cast-iron teapot. Back cover shows a street scene, a mother carries her child on her back, a gas street light, and an electrical wire with many businesses and hoses along the street. The total copper etched sketches is 31 in all. **** This lavishly illustrated work includes one of the most attractive of all of Bigot's engravings, which depicts two young Japanese women in Kimono playing shuttlecock [#14]. *** THE PRINTING TECHNIQUE: This work was entirely hand-etched on copper plates, then printed on hand-made Washi paper and bound in traditional Japanese stitched style. **** OTHER TITLES BY BIGOT: LIMITED EDITIONS 150 COPIES: ASA 1883 O-HA-YO 1883 MATA 1884 [actual correct title is "TAMA" Bigot's error ! Please check with us as we may have some of these in stock. *** CONDITION: A very nice copy. The front cover has some minor small foxing spots, some other dark spots mostly along the spine and lower edge, with the usually 'dusty' covers for a book of this period. . The back cover has a few minor foxing spots, with some of the usual dustiness consistent with a book of this period. . The contents are remarkably clean with a bit of minor foxing to the first fly leaf and barely any at all in the following pages and is limited to the margins, the images are very clean. . *** PHOTOGRAPHS ARE POSTED TO OUR WEBSITE: Please see scans posted to our website, for this and most of our other items. *** SIZE OF THE IMAGES: The image on the front cover is a grand 21.5 x 29 cm. On the back cover it is 16 x 17.5 cm. The internal leaves have a wide variety of image sizes. If this is critical please inquire with us. *** REFERENCE: Wenckstern: I, p.212. * Bigot Exhibition Catalog p.110/pl., 156. * Tamio, Ikeda: Gallery Tamakaya. Georges Bigot's Passion for Japan. Daruma, Japanese Art & Antiques Magazine, Issue #35, Vol.9, No.3, Summer 2002. * Shigeru, Oikawa: Georges Bigot's Secret Life as an Epinal Print Artist. Daruma, Japanese Art & Antiques Magazine, Issue #33, Vol.9, No.1, Winter 2002. * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Ferdinand_Bigot * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        RECONNOITRING CENTRAL ASIA: Pioneering Adventures in the Region Lying Between Ru

      London 1886, Swan. Green pictorial cloth, very good, 421p.,. 6 b.w. plates, bibliography, 3rd. edition. Yakushi M100.RARE. FIRST EDITION. AN EARLY PRIMARY RESOURCE BY A BRIT Early pioneer's accounts of Vamberey, Marsh, Baker, Macgahan Capt. Napier, Macgregor, Burnaby, Petrusevitch, Butler, Pas- hino, Grodekoff, O'Donovan, Stewart, Alikhanoff & Lessar's travels mostly in disguise throught the forbidden territory. This work outlines each exploration and adventure's journey their suffering and treck throughout desolate wastelands. An excellent insight to 19th century travels and wanderings. "A popular account of the principal pioneering exploits in Central Asia" is how Marvin describes this book, though per- haps it is more about those exploits occasioned by the Great Game. Cordier: SINICA 2829; Curzon: RUSSIA IN CENTRAL ASIA P.449. Yakushi M100. Scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Se Sluik- en Kroesharige Rassen tusschen Selebes en Papua.

      Martinus Nijhoff, S-Gravenhage, 1886. - EA. Mit 44 lithogr. Tafeln, etliche davon in Farbe; weiterhin mit 13 Farbkarten, 2 davon mehrfach gefaltet. OHLn.-Band mit Rückenschild. X, 486 S. Gr. 4°. Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen,Außengelenke teils leicht angebrochen; ExLibris auf Innendeckel, einige Bibl.-Stempel zu Beginn oder am Ende der einzelnen Kapitel. Die den Tafeln vor- oder nachliegenden Textseiten sind teilweise leicht gedunkelt, weiterhin gibt es einige wenige kleine Bleistift-Anstreichungen, die leicht entfernbar wären. Leiden befinden sich auf drei Seiten auch einige wenige nicht radierbare Anstreichungen in rot bzw. blau.Ansonsten ist das Buch in gutem Zustand, vollständig mit allen Karten und Tafeln und fest in der Bindung. Sehr seltenes und gesuchtes Werk (nur einmal im JAP!), mit sehr zahlreichen schönen Tafeln und einem detailreichen, einfühlsamen Text zur Ethnologie / Ethnographie von vielen zur damaligen Zeit kaum bekannten Inseln des heutigen Indonesiens. Riedel war ca. 30 Jahre lang als holländischer Verwaltungsbeamter im sog. Niederländisch-Ost-Indien tätig und entfaltete dort eine ungewöhnlich intensive Reise-und Forschungstätigkeit , der wir zahlreiche Erkenntnisse auf ethnologischem, botanischem und kartografischem Gebiete verdanken.

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        L'oeuvre.

      G. Charpentier et Cie 1886 - Paris, G. Charpentier et Cie, 1886. In-12, (2pp.), 491pp. Demi-veau de l'époque, dos à nerfs, caissons ornés. Edition originale sur papier d'édition (Vicaire, VII, 1211-2). Envoi autographe signé : "à M. Vaillant [Edouard ?] / offert par l'auteur / Emile Zola". Dos insolé, une charnière un peu frottée, quelques rousseurs éparses. Assez agréable exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE SHRINE OF DEATH AND OTHER STORIES.

      London and New York: George Routledge & Sons,. 1886. original pictorial black buckram, front and spine panels stamped in gold, all edges untrimmed.. Several faint spots and mild rubs to cloth, a bright, nearly fine. copy. A very nice copy of a scarce book rarely found in superior. condition. (#148123). First edition. Collects nine tales of the fantastic and supernatural. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 541. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 190. Bleiler (1978), p. 61. Reginald 04390.

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        Souvenirs of Military Life in Algeria.

      London: Remington and Co., , 1886. Translated by Margaret Josephine Lovett. 2 volumes. Original mid-brown diapered cloth, title gilt to spines, fleur-de-lys in black to the centre of the front boards together with black rules head and tail, yellow surface-paper endpapers. Folding map in colour at the rear of volume II. Very light shelf-wear, small snag to the cloth on the rear board of volume II, some browning, one leaf in volume II clumsily opened and torn at head, but overall an exceptionally clean and bright copy. Second edition in English, first published as Military Life in Algeria (Hurst and Blackett, 1853), and originally published as Souvenirs de la vie militaire en Afrique in Paris in 1852. The author, Louis Charles Pierre Castellane (1827-1884) was a French military officer and the second son of the Marshal of France Boniface de Castellane, appointed to Algeria in 1837. According to a note from the "Globe" (printed on the verso of the half-title to volume I), Castellane "[at 17 went to Algeria] enlisted as a simple private in a Zouave regiment, and won each stripe at the point of the bayonet, earning his epaulettes as a subaltern in the field whilst fighting under Colonel MacMahon... Some graphic accounts are given of the campaigns in which he took part and of the manners and customs of the troops out there".

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        Die Pflanze in Kunst und Gewerbe. Darstellung der schönsten und formenreichsten Pflanzen in Natur und Styl zur praktischen Verwerthung für das gesamte Gebiet der Kunst und des Kunstgewerbes in reichem Farben-, Gold- und Silberdruck nach Original-Entwürfen von den hervorragendsten Künstlern. Ornament und kunstgwerblicher Theil von A. Seder. Vorrede von Alb. Ilg.

      Wien: Verlag von Gerlach & Schenke. 1886-1890. 55 x 38 cm. Mit 194 (von 196) Kunsttafeln in 2 Halbleinenmappe. mit 1 (von 2?) chromolithographierten Titelblättern, 2 Titelblättern, 1 Doppelblatt Alphabetisches Register, 1 Doppelblatt Inhaltsverzeichnis u. 8 Textseiten, die Kunsttafeln in Lithographie, Photolithographie, Lichtdruck, Radierung, Heliogravure, Photozinkographie, Holzschnitt und Chromolithographie - die 2 Mappen (1 illustrierte Original-Mappe) beschädigt, Rücken der Original-Mappe mit breitem Klebestreifen, die Tafeln meist geringf. gerändert und etwas gebräunt, nur wenige Tafeln stärker fleckig bzw. angeschmutzt und mit starken Läsuren Versand D: 4,80 EUR

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        Ikaria: Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte des Kommunismus Autorisierte ausgabe. Deutsch von M. Jacobi.

      Stuttgart: Verlag von Robert Lutz, 1886. 8vo. vii, 139 pp. Printed in Fraktur. Original brown printed wrappers, stitched. Wrappers brittle and chipped at the edges; title and last leaf browned by the wrappers, else very good. First edition in German. The author's own copy, with his ownership signature at the head of the front wrapper. Albert Shaw, who graduated in 1879 from Iowa College, now Grinnell, was a student there during the rupture of the Corning, Iowa, Icarian community. In 1884 he both completed a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University and published Icaria: A Chapter in the History of Communism, from which this German edition was translated. It follows the course of the movement from 1848 on and closes with a consideration of other reform societies. Shaw was a journalist and author who wrote particularly on government and political systems and was editor of the Review of Reviews and newspapers. OCLC locates 8 copies in the U.S. and one in Europe.

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        THE CRUISE OF THE MARCHESA TO KAMSCHATKA & NEW GUINEA: With Notices of Formosa,

      London 1886, Murray. Blue cloth, very good, 2 vols., 284+399. pages, index, 2 hand colored lithos, 89 woodcuts, 3 color. maps, 5 color foldout maps, 1 b.w. map, bookplate. SCARCE. A 1866 PRIMARY SOURCE FOR THE PACIFIC & FAR EAST SUBTITLE: cont. Malaya Archipelago. FIRST EDITION. * This is an interesting and eclectic voyage, captained by C.T. Kettlewell. . The voyage went from Colomo she went through Singapore to Formosa and the Ryukyu islands and on to Japan. The "MARCHESCA" went to Kamschatka via Yokohama and return to Japan on a four month sojourn. * They continued on to explore the little known Sulu archipelago & N. Borneo for about six weeks. * This work was written in much detail, giving a description of the flora, fauna an avifauna of the area, with notes on human habits, customs, dress, hair style, markets, fish, weather, land, scenery, seals & bears. * Mutiny of the Cossacks, Bering's voyage. Sulu Philippines, Luzon, beauty of scenery, sun-birds, Lubaun and Brunei, Sumbawa, Celebes, Moluccas, divisions of New Guinea, Amboina, Banda and Aru Islands. * With useful appendices of birds & shells collected, language vocabularies &c. * Fascinating primary narrative of 19th century exploration & travel. Nicely written, loaded with stunning illustrations recorded along the voyage. *** THE COMPLETE WORK: The set is complete with all maps and illustrations. Substantial work on the area flora & fauna. *** THE PLATES: Each volume has a hand-colored lithograph of a lovely bird. The texts contain: Vol. 1: 52 b.w. woodcuts, 10 of which are full page. Vol. 2: 88 b.w. woodcuts, 18 of which are full page. *** THE MAPS: Vol.1: 5 color maps, 1 of which is a folding. Vol.2: 9 color maps, 4 of which are folding. *** Extra and appropriate postage applies to this heavy two volume wet. *** REFERENCE: Casey Wood p.371. * Anker 192: "A useful, systematic & popular account of the faunal life observed during this celebrated voyage." *** Scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Autograph letter signed in full

      - 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. 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.

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        Sketch of the Career of Richard F. Burton

      1886 - RICHARDS, Alfred Bates, WILSON, Andrew, and BADDELEY, St. Clair. A Sketch of the Career of Richard F. Burton. London: Waterlow & Sons, 1886. 12mo, original half brown cloth, stiff glazed decorated card boards; pp. [4] 96. $1500.Second edition of this contemporary biography of “the celebrated Eastern traveler, author and linguist,” with photographic frontispiece portrait. This copy from the library of Alfred Kinsey’s Institute for Sex Research, with its bookplate and Kinsey’s ownership inscription (“Alfred C. Kinsey, 6-18-45”).Three different authors trace the life, travels and adventures of a "very extraordinary man, who has toiled every hour and minute… distinguishing himself in every possible way. He has done more than any other six men in Her Majesty's dominions, and is one of the best, noblest and truest that breathes" (page 37). "This is a curious little book, often overlooked in studies of Burton, but it deserves closer attention. Of special note is the frontispiece, pp. 84-96, which prints a scrap of Burton's autobiography and pages 79-82, which contain a 'List of Captain Burton's Works'" (Casada 369). With Woodburyprint photographic frontispiece, bearing Burton's printed facsimile signatures in English and Arabic. This edition reprints and updates A Short Sketch of the Career of Captain Richard F. Burton by "An Old Oxonian" (1880). Penzer, 305-06. Decorative monogrammatical bookplate of C.J. Peacock. Owner signature of Alfred C. Kinsey, with bookplate of the Institute for Sex Research. Kinsey founded the Institute in 1947, in part, "to create the most complete and most scientific data bank on human sexuality ever compiled… Kinsey hired and carefully trained a team of interviewers to gather more case histories… and he also collected a staggering cache of books, 'how to' manuals, primitive artifacts and implements of an erotic or sexual nature; these were housed at the Institute's library" (ANB). Considering the translated erotica he published through the Kama Shastra Society, Burton likely would have appreciated Kinsey's work. Kinsey had an interest in Burton's: in 1948, in fact, he enlisted Gershon Legman (best known for his scholarly studies of erotic humor) as a bibliographer to "help locate such obscure rarities as… the 16 original volumes of Richard Burton's Arabian Nights with their complex and lengthy footnotes on Levantine sexuality" (Mikita Brottman, Funny Peculiar). Title and library marking written on spine in white ink.Interior generally clean, with foxing mostly confined to free endpapers; Kinsey's inscription still easily legible. Front joint tender, small, old repair to foot of rear joint; boards with light edge-wear, mild toning to decorations. An excellent copy of a scarce work in near-fine condition, with a notable and intriguing provenance. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1886 - 1886 Wisden Paperback, Facsimile Spine & Rear Cover

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

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        L'esprit du droit romain dans les diverses phases de son developpement. Traduit avec l'autorisation de l'auteur par O. de Meulenaere

      Marescq 1886-1888, Paris - Piccole naturali imperfezioni una copertina parzialmente staccata IV + 360 309 369 457 p. 4 voll in 2 tomi in-8

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        Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

      London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1886., 1886. FIRST EDITION, octavo, pp. 141; [1], blank; [1], advertisement; [1], blank. Handsomely bound in recent full black Morocco, gilt titles to spine, marbled endpapers. The first hardbound issue, with the salmon cloth bound in at rear. Internally very clean. An attractive copy. The classic mystery crime novel/ horror story (or Crawler as Stevenson called it), inspired by the case of the Edinburgh body snatchers Burke and Hare, was written in just three days, although it was shelved by the author for three years as he considered it too disturbing for publication. Jekyll and Hyde is a chilling masterpiece work; a brilliantly suggestive, resonant study of human duality by a natural storyteller.

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        Oeuvres complètes

      1886 - 9 volumes de I : 503 pp., 13 Paris, Aux bureaux du progrès médical, A. Delaye & E. Lecrosnier, 1886-1890, in-8, 9 volumes de I : 503 pp, 13 pl. ; II : (4), 529 pp, (1) ; III : 518 pp, (1) ; IV : 430 pp, ; V (4), 654 pp, 2 pl. ; VI : (2), 442 pp, 7 pl. ; VII : XXXIII, (3), 615 pp, 4 pl. ; VIII : (4), 452 pp, IX : (2), 571 pp, 13 pl, demi-chagrin brun, dos lisse, titres dorés, Bel ensemble, rare, des travaux de Jean-Martin Charcot, clinicien et neurologue français, fondateur de la neurologie moderne, comprenant : les "Leçons sur les maladies du système nerveux" (tomes I à III), les "leçons sur les localisations dans les maladies du cerveau et de la moelle épinière" (tome IV), "maladies des poumons et du système vasculaire" (tome V) ; "leçons sur le maladies du foie et des reins (tome VI) ; "maladies des vieillards, goutte et rhumatisme (tome VII) ; "maladies infectieuses, affections de la peau, kystes hydatiques, estomac et rate, thérapeutique (tome VIII) ; "hémorragie et ramollissement du cerveau, métallothérapie et hypnotisme, électrothérapie" (tome IX). Les volumes que nous présentons ont été publié entre 1886 et 1890 et sont reliés de manière homogène ; complets de toutes les planches et des illustrations dans le texte. "CHARCOT famous teacher at La Salpétrière, created there the greatest neurological clinic of modern times. He was a pionnner of psychotherapy and left many memorable descriptions of nervous desorders". (Garrison n°89) Rares rousseurs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      1886. Hi, This lot is an 1886 Original Paperback Wisden. It has had the Original Spine Paper touched up but otherwise a very nice example of an old book. The book is very tightly bound, the covers have some marks but overall of good quality. Internally nice and clean , very white and hardly any spotting.

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        Die Waffen der alte Araber aus ihren Dichtern dargestellt.

      Leipzig, Hinrichs, 1886. - 8vo (230 x 15 mm). XVI, 392 pp. Set in roman types with extensive nashk Arabic and incidental italic and Hebrew. Modern half calf. First edition of a detailed scholarly study of early Arabic armour and weapons as they are described in Arabic poetry and literature, making an important contribution to the understanding of the manufacture, use, significance and terminology of early Arabic weapons and armour. With indexes in Arabic, of the names of the poets and other names mentioned and of the Arabic words. Schwarzlose (1830-1900) was a physician and an historian of armour, weapons and their use. - In good condition. A remarkable study of Arabic literature, armour and weapons, combining lexicography with military history. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia, 3 vol, first edition EA, 3 Bde.

      Melbourne, Picturesque Atlas Publishing Comp., 1886., Garran, Andrew; The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia, 3 vol. first edition, with over 800 engravings on wood, publ. 1886, Pictureque Atlas Publishing Comp., Melbourne, folio vol. (komplett mit allen Holzstichen u. Karten), Halbleder mit Goldprägung, bei Bd. 3 fehlt Rücken, berieben u. bestossen, tlw. leicht stockfleckig, rare Erstausgabe komplett mit allen 3 hrsg. Bänden Versand D: 5,00 EUR Australien, Südsee, Reisen

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        Map of Jersey City and Hoboken, Hudson County N.J.

      New York: M. Dripps, 1886. Folding hand-coloured lithographic map (38 x 23 1/2 inches), printed by the Boell Photo. Steam Lith. Co. Flattened and matted. Accompanied by the original dark brown sand-grained cloth covers, outer covers blocked in blind, the upper cover with the title 'Dripps' Map of Jersey City' blocked in gilt, 1p. letterpress 'Catalogue of M. Dripps' Maps' tipped onto front pastedown of cover. An interesting and very rare map, this from an issue which gives the printer's name. Very rare: there are no copies in the recorded institutional holdings. The area covered by the map extends form North Bergen and the Elysian Fields of Weehawken south to Bayonne, on the west the boundary is the Hackensack River and on the east New York Bay and the Hudson River. As with Dripps' other pocket maps, he is scrupulous about naming public buildings, streets, canals, parks, reservoirs, tunnels and ferry routes. In addition, the Statue of Liberty is located: this dates the map to after 1886, the style of printing and colouring all suggests an actual date shortly afterwards. Little is known of Matthew Dripps beyond his legacy of published maps. Based in New York, Matthew Dripps is now best known for the maps of New York City which he published during the second half of the 19th century, but he also produced large scale maps of most the area surrounding the city as well as a New York State map.

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        Dapes inemptae, oft de Mouffe Schans, dat is de soeticheyt des buyten-levens, vergeselschapt met de boecken. [Netherlands, 1619(?) (not after 1621)]. 12mo. Recased in 17th-century vellum.

      64 pp. J.G. Frederiks, "Petrus Hondius", in: TNTL VI (1886), pp. 103-159 (this copy?); Nijhoff & V. Hattum 138 (KB copy); STCN (KB copy); WorldCat/KVK (KB copy); cf. Dash, Tulipomania (1999). Second copy located, of the first edition of a Dutch poem celebrating life on the country house Moffenschans (literally "Trenches of the Krauts"). It's the second known Dutch poem in the genre known as "hofdicht" (country house poetry) and particularly interesting because of its autobiographical character. The author, Petrus Hondius, appears to be a permanent guest in the house owned by Terneuzen's mayor Johan Serlippens, as he had brought his own library and helped shaping the renowned garden. The poem celebrates the country life in contrast with life in the city, the time spent reading, the beauty of the garden, etc. Hondius is known for growing tulips and his enthusiasm is reflected in poetry celebrating their beauty. His enthusiasm for tulips was followed by many, including Maurice of Nassau, which contributed to the tulip craze which peaked in 1637.After Terneuzen was liberated from the Spaniards in 1583 by Maurice of Nassau, he had his German brother in law, Philips van Hohenlohe, built fortifications around the city, including an entrenchment just outside the city walls, which became known as the Moffenschans. After the German troops had left, the ground was bought by Terneuzen's mayor Serlippens, who built a country house and garden, maintaining its original name.About one fourth of the title-page has been cut off and replaced with blank paper, not touching any text; some minor soiling to the title-page and the last leaf. Good copy of an extremely rare poem.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        Les lettres et les arts Revue illustree (1886-1889 in 16 volumes)

      Paris, Boussod, Valadon et Cie, 1886-1889. 16 volumes. Halfleather, leather corners, marbeld covers and endpapers. Top edges gilt. Each volume with ca. 360 pages and many original ill. on plates; 33 cm. Text in French / Français - (leather sl. rubbed, sl. worn, some foxing/ spotting) Although very good set, see picture. More pictures on request.

      [Bookseller: Boekhandel - Antiquariaat Emile Kerssema]
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        THE CRUISE OF THE MARCHESA TO KAMSCHATKA & NEW GUINEA: With Notices of Formosa,

      London 1886, Murray. Blue cloth,very clean, 2 vols., 284+399. pages, index, 2 hand colored lithos, 89 woodcuts, 3 color. maps, 5 color foldout maps, 1 b.w. map, 16 x 23.5 cm.,sharp. tight, gold stamped pictorial cover & spine. FIRST EDITION. A 1866 PRIMARY SOURCE FOR THE PACIFIC & FAR EAST SUBTITLE: cont. Malaya Archipelago. FIRST EDITION. * This is an interesting and eclectic voyage, captained by C.T. Kettlewell. . The voyage went from Colomo she went through Singapore to Formosa and the Ryukyu islands and on to Japan. The "MARCHESCA" went to Kamschatka via Yokohama and return to Japan on a four month sojourn. * They continued on to explore the little known Sulu archipelago & N. Borneo for about six weeks. * This work was written in much detail, giving a description of the flora, fauna an avifauna of the area, with notes on human habits, customs, dress, hair style, markets, fish, weather, land, scenery, seals & bears. * Mutiny of the Cossacks, Bering's voyage. Sulu Philippines, Luzon, beauty of scenery, sun-birds, Lubaun and Brunei, Sumbawa, Celebes, Moluccas, divisions of New Guinea, Amboina, Banda and Aru Islands. * With useful appendices of birds & shells collected, language vocabularies &c. * Fascinating primary narrative of 19th century exploration & travel. Nicely written, loaded with stunning illustrations recorded along the voyage. *** THE COMPLETE WORK: The set is complete with all maps and illustrations. Substantial work on the area flora & fauna. *** THE PLATES: Each volume has a hand-colored lithograph of a lovely bird. The texts contain: Vol. 1: 52 b.w. woodcuts, 10 of which are full page. Vol. 2: 88 b.w. woodcuts, 18 of which are full page. *** THE MAPS: Vol.1: 5 color maps, 1 of which is a folding. Vol.2: 9 color maps, 4 of which are folding. *** Extra and appropriate postage applies to this heavy two volume wet. *** REFERENCE: Casey Wood p.371. * Anker 192: "A useful, systematic & popular account of the faunal life observed during this celebrated voyage." *** Scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        ILLUSTRATED GUIDE BOOK FOR TRAVELLERS ROUND THE WORLD. Japanese Title: SEKAI RYO

      Osaka [1886] Awoki Szandow. Black cloth spine over boards,. very good, Southeast Asia vol.7 only, 224p.,profuse etchings. and illustrations, mostly very clean occasional foxing, else. solid, 19.2 x 14.8 cm. FIRST EDITION R A R E. A COPPER ETCHED & ILLUSTRATED WORLD GUIDE BOOKS An excellent set of early monographs, written for the new era of Japanese who began to travel the world. Each text is therefore in Japanese, with additional captions in English. Each volume covering a different geographical area of the world, complete set consist of seven volumes. The set is arranged to start with volume one and each successive volume continues from where the previous volume left off. This work is one of the earliest detailed travel guides to the world in Japanese. Quaint work with much charm ! * NOTE: We may only have separate volumes from the whole set, so please each entry READ CAREFULLY ! * ILLUSTRATED PROFUSELY: Nearly every page has an etched illustration, either full or half-page. World famous places and their sights are described and illustrated. The front covers are nicely printed in chromolithographic colors. The backs show the logo of "Awoki Szandow Osaka Bookselling," printed in gold. The internal illustrations are of copper or steel etching type, and are of high quality, fine line. * CO-AUTHOR: The co-author was J. Susuka. * CONTENTS OF THE COMPLETE SET CONSISTS OF SEVEN VOLUMES: Volume 1: Americas: San Francisco, Chicago, Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro. * Volume 2: London, exhibition at Kensington, Regent Street, Surrey, Zoological gardens, Vauxhall Gardens, Windsor Castle, Regent's Park, Temple Bar Gate, Crystal Palace, Tower of London, hunting slaves & slave trade, New Market, Westminster Abbey, St. James' Park, St. Paul's, Suspension bridges: Hammersmith & Hungerford; map of England & Wales., Charing Cross: Liverpool, Edinburgh Castle, Mersey, prison interior, Glasgow, Clyde River, Dublin, Nelson's Pillar, Lisbon, Oporto, bull fight, Spain, earthquake, Madrid, Cadiz, Gibraltar, Granada, Sevilla, Leaning tower at Saragossa, Barcelona, Marseilles & Lyons. With "The Table of Hour of the Situation of Every Cities Around the World" actually a very nice engraved, movable clock showing world cities, night vs. day, * Volume 3: Arctic, Iceland, St. Petersburg, Constantinople, Italy and Switzerland * Volume 4: Egypt, South Africa and Australia Asia. * Volume 5: France, Holland and Germany. * Volume 6: Southeast Asia: Ceylon, Buddhist images, India, Cabool, tiger hunting, indigo, fakirs, Hindoos, French conquest of Madras, Clive in India, Hyderbad, Benares, Sanchi, Bombey, Lueknow, Taj Mahar, Delhi, Lahore, women of Amritsar, Elephanta, views of foreigners stretching their tents in the Himalaya, Kot Kangra Himalayas: Border with Tibet, Cashmere & Ladakh. * Volume 7: Burma, Mandalay, Burmese costume, Buddhist temples, palaces, white elephants, British flag over Burma, Great temple at Ava; raised villages of Malaya, beautiful women of Malacca, view of the port of Singapore, views of Bangkok, King & Queen of Siam, their palace, Siamese aristocrats, Siamese women, Ayutha, elephants; bivouac of M. Mouhot in the forest, Lao women, rhinos, old Vietnam [Tonking], Luang Prabang, Cambodia, Laos, Annam [Viet Nam], China the Great Wall, types of Chinese women, substantial guide to China, Chinese justice, punishment, Peking temples, pagodas, great architecture; Korea, guide to the land, people and language; Japan: Nagasaki, Takashima mines, Kobe port, with a very excellent engraving of Awoki's book shop in Osaka showing Japanese and foreign people browsing ! Shinsai bridge, Osaka castle, Nakanojima park &c. Contains 224 pages, 146 engravings, Japanese and some English captions. * NOTE: The set was first issued in a 5 volume work, later the author added two additional volumes, thus some catalogers were not aware of the last two so the volume numbering varies. See our website scan illus02.jpg for a copy of the colophon of the seven volume set. * BINDING: Each volume is uniformly bound, with a brown cloth spine, over color illustrated board covers. Bound in a "pocket" size, 9.5 x 15 cm. Each page is a double folded leave, typical Japanese style. Some have all marbled edges. * CONDITION: The black cloth spines are a thin a type of cloth, some are mended, and the usual wear is present, with usual scuffing and wear to the covers and edges which is common for this book. By and large, the contents are clean and solid. Inner hinge mending on some volumes. * JAPANESE COLOPHON: The back of each volume has the Japanese colophon, giving the list of each of the seven titles, date, publisher, author's name. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        A LIST OF THE MAMMALS OF MANITOBA...TRANSACTIONS OF THE MANITOBA SCIENTIFIC AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY, No. 23, MAY, 1886

      [Toronto. 1886].. [2],26pp. plus errata leaf. Illus. Original illustrated wrappers. Minor chipping and splitting to backstrip, short tear to rear wrapper. Early 20th-century bookplate on verso of the front wrapper. Very good. In a cloth chemise and clamshell case, gilt leather label. An extraordinary presentation copy of Seton's exceedingly rare first published work, which predates his second book by a full decade. Only a few copies are known to exist of this highly-desirable Seton rarity. Ernest Thompson Seton, born Ernest Thompson, emigrated to Canada as a child. After graduating from the Ontario College of Art, he began his travels as a naturalist, settling in Manitoba in 1881. In 1892, he was appointed Naturalist to the Manitoba Government before moving to the United States to write and illustrate more than forty books of animal stories. ^This pamphlet consists mainly of Seton's field notes, with six in-text illustrations by him, including the titlepage vignette of a mule, or jumping deer, repeated on the wrappers. The presentation inscriptions read, "Montagu Chamberlain Esq with the writer's compliments" and "To J B McGee, this my first publication under the pseudonym "[Ernest E. Thompson]" cordially, E.T. Seton." ^Included with the book is a 1945 letter from David Randall of Scribner's, offering this same copy to a customer in Washington, D.C. Randall writes that the pamphlet "must be of excessive rarity" as Jake Blanck (author of the BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE) had never seen a copy, nor had two other rare book scouts come across one in all their years. This copy later sold at auction at Parke-Bernet Galleries, for $1400 in 1977. PEEL 1640.

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        A LIST OF THE MAMMALS OF MANITOBA.... TRANSACTIONS OF THE MANITOBA SCIENTIFIC AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY, No.23, MAY, 1886

      [Toronto, 1886. Illus. Original illustrated wrappers. Minor chipping and splitting to backstrip, short tear to rear wrapper. Early 20th-century bookplate on verso of the front wrapper. Very good. In a cloth chemise and clamshell case, gilt leather label. An extraordinary presentation copy of Seton's exceedingly rare first published work, which predates his second book by a full decade. Only a few copies are known to exist of this highly-desirable Seton rarity. Ernest Thompson Seton, born Ernest Thompson, emigrated to Canada as a child. After graduating from the Ontario College of Art, he began his travels as a naturalist, settling in Manitoba in 1881. In 1892, he was appointed Naturalist to the Manitoba Government before moving to the United States to write and illustrate more than forty books of animal stories. This pamphlet consists mainly of Seton's field notes, with six in-text illustrations by him, including the titlepage vignette of a mule, or jumping deer, repeated on the wrappers. The presentation inscriptions read, "Montagu Chamberlain Esq with the writer's compliments" and "To J B McGee, this my first publication under the pseudonym "[Ernest E. Thompson]" cordially, E.T. Seton." Included with the book is a 1945 letter from David Randall of Scribner's, offering this same copy to a customer in Washington, D.C. Randall writes that the pamphlet "must be of excessive rarity" as Jake Blanck (author of the BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE) had never seen a copy, nor had two other rare book scouts come across one in all their years. This copy later sold at auction at Parke-Bernet Galleries, for $1400 in 1977.

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        A LIST OF THE MAMMALS OF MANITOBA. TRANSACTIONS OF THE MANITOBA SCIENTIFIC AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY, No.23, MAY, 1886.

      [Toronto. 1886]. - [2],26pp. plus Errata leaf. Illus. Original illustrated wrappers. Minor chipping and splitting to backstrip, short tear to rear wrapper. Early 20th-century bookplate on verso of the front wrapper. Very good. In a cloth chemise and clamshell case, gilt leather label. An extraordinary presentation copy of Seton's exceedingly rare first published work, which predates his second book by a full decade. Only a few copies are known to exist of this highly-desirable Seton rarity. Ernest Thompson Seton, born Ernest Thompson, emigrated to Canada as a child. After graduating from the Ontario College of Art, he began his travels as a naturalist, settling in Manitoba in 1881. In 1892, he was appointed Naturalist to the Manitoba Government before moving to the United States to write and illustrate more than forty books of animal stories. This pamphlet consists mainly of Seton's field notes, with six in-text illustrations by him, including the titlepage vignette of a mule, or jumping deer, repeated on the wrappers. The presentation inscriptions read, "Montagu Chamberlain Esq with the writer's compliments" and "To J B McGee, this my first publication under the pseudonym "[Ernest E. Thompson]" cordially, E.T. Seton." Included with the book is a 1945 letter from David Randall of Scribner's, offering this same copy to a customer in Washington, D.C. Randall writes that the pamphlet "must be of excessive rarity" as Jake Blanck (author of the BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE) had never seen a copy, nor had two other rare book scouts come across one in all their years. This copy later sold at auction at Parke-Bernet Galleries, for $1400 in 1977. PEEL 1640.

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        Panorama vom Gottschalkenberg. 1152 mtr ü. Meer. Eisenbahn Wädensweil - Einsiedeln. Station Biberbrücke.

      Zürich, Hofer & Burger 1886 - 18 x 10.5 cm, 3 gefaltete farbige Lithografien, Blatt 1: 48 cm, vom Belvedere ( Aegerisee Parthie), Blatt 2: 56 cm, von der Terrasse des Kurhauses, Blatt 3 : 86 cm, vom Bellevue ( Zürichsee Parthie), farb. litho. Hln - Einband ( Hotel & Kurhaus auf dem Gottschalkenberg, Dreiländerstein ), Ecken minim bestossen, Einband mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, Einriss ( ( 1 cm) an Vorderkante des Einbandes ohne Bildverlust [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Kidnapped

      London: Cassell and Company, Limited, , 1886. Being Memoirs of the Adventure of David Balfour in the Year 1751. Octavo (185 × 125 mm). Original red diagonally-ribbed cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, frame to covers in blind, fore and bottom edges untrimmed, black-coated endpapers. Folding map frontispiece coloured in outline. Fifteen pages of publisher's advertisements to rear. Bookplate of Maurice Baring to front pastedown,gift inscription to front free endpaper. Spine rolled and faded, headcaps slightly rubbed with a few short nicks, corners bumped, faint dust-soiling to covers with small white mark to lower outer corner of rear, frontispiece loose, short closed tear to fore edge of front free endpaper, light toning, a good copy. First edition, first issue, with "business" on p. 40, "nine o'clock" on p. 64 and "Long Islands" on p. 101, and publisher's advertisements dated 5G. 4. 86 & 5B. 4. 86 (7. 86 in the second issue); the first issue was also bound in green, blue and gilt-stamped red cloth, with no apparent priority.

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        Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

      London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1886., 1886. FIRST EDITION, octavo, pp.141; [1], blank; [1], advertisement; [1], blank. The first issue with the original wrapper bound in, presented in early twentieth-century half burgundy calf, neatly respined to style with original title labels, marbled sides and endpapers. The first issue wrapper features an inked manuscript correction to the date; these wrappered issues precede the salmon-pink hardback copies by one week. Internally very clean, binding a little rubbed to corners. An attractive copy. The classic mystery crime novel/ horror story (or Crawler as Stevenson called it), inspired by the case of the Edinburgh body snatchers Burke and Hare, was written in just three days, although it was shelved by the author for three years as he considered it too disturbing for publication. Jekyll and Hyde is a chilling masterpiece work; a brilliantly suggestive, resonant study of human duality by a natural storyteller.

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        Durch Central-Brasilien. Expedition zur Erforschung des Schingú im Jahre 1884.

      Leipzig Verlag F A Brockhaus ; 1886 - EA; ca 28x20 cm; (12) 372 Seiten mit über 100 Holzstichillustrationen, 12 Tafeln und 3 Karten; illustr. Originalleinwandeinband (Einband leicht bestoßen gering fleckig, Name auf vorderen und hinteren Vorsatz, Vortitelblatt und Titelblatt minimal fleckig, Karte mit sauber unterlegtem Randeinriß, hinterer Vorsatz etwas fleckig; gutes Exemplar) 0,000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A superb twice-signed Louis Pasteur letter concerning the inoculation of a girl for rabies

      [Paris], September 24, 1886. 4" x 2.5". "Autograph Letter Signed, ""L. Pasteur,"" and again, ""L.P.,"" 2 pages, accomplished on the recto and verso of his 4"" x 2.5"" engraved calling card, [Paris], September 24, 1886, in French to the mayor and members of the municipal council of Bourg-les-Valences concerning the inoculation of a girl bitten by a rabid animal. Light toning and soiling, else fine condition.Pasteur opens with a friendly message of thanks to the mayor and council, noting that they can direct 50 francs (presumed to be for charity) to ""M. le Precepteur,"" who has been authorized by the Minister of Finance to receive it. Below his initials, he adds an important note (translated): ""I hope, Monsieur le Marie, that the young girl of 16, who was bitten on the 4 September will not arrive too late to be saved. She was very wrong not to have informed you earlier of her accident. Inoculations are now carried out at 14 Ru Vauquelin, under the direction of Dr. Chanternesse. she will be very will treated.""One of Pasteur's most important discoveries was the curative and preventative treatment by inoculation for rabies (then known as hydrophobia) , caused by the bite of an animal infected with the virus. Provenance: Maggs Brothers; The Estate of Charles E. Sigety, Christie's New York."

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        Autograph letter signed 'A. Einstein' to physicist Rainich discussing field theory.[Berlin]: 06-Jun-26.

      " George Yuri Rainich (1886 - 1968) was a leading mathematical physicist in the early twentieth century. Rainich's research centered around general relativity and early work toward a unified field theory. In 1924, Rainich found a set of equivalent conditions for a Lorentzian manifold to admit an interpretation as an exact non-null electrovacuum solution in general relativity; these are now known as the Rainich conditions.No doubt, Einstein took great interest in Rainich's work.<br/><br/> Herewith Einstein discusses an aspect of electron theory and explains that any theory which postulates a solution representing two electrons at rest is unacceptable. He admits he was mistaken in his earlier views and states it would be an enormous step forward to be able to prove through differential equations the need for electrons to be identical. He concludes his latter praising Rainich for his tenacious research on the problem which he finds far more valuable than the search for instant success. <br/><br/> <i>Provenance</i>: Sold Sotheby's 2 December 1987, lot 13, $7,000). <br/><br/> Below follows a full transcription and English translation of the letter: <br/><br/> 6. VI. 26. <br/><br/> Sehr geehrter Herr Rainich! <br/><br/> Ich bin ja vollständig Ihrer Meinung in dem Hauptpunkt: Wenn eine Theorie eine Lösung gibt, die zwei ruhende Elektronen darstellt, so ist sie unzulänglich. Dies war eben der Grund, der aus dem ich eine Theorie ablehnen zu müssen glaubte, welche die Elektronen als Singularitäten auffasst. Denn ich hatte einzusehen geglaubt, dass jede derartige Theorie Lösungen mit ruhenden Elektronen gebe. Es scheint aber, dass diese Ansicht irrig gewesen ist. Jedenfalls ist das die Kernfrage: Eine Theorie ist nur dann vernünftig, wenn sie das Bewegungsgesetz der Teilchen ohne Zusatzannahmen ergibt. Ob die Elektronen als Singularitäten behandelt werden oder nicht, ist im Prinzip gleichgültig. <br/><br/> Ich [Ihr] Programm mit den 3 Punkten billige ich durchaus. Wenn es gelingt, die Notwendigkeit der Gleichheit der Elektronen aus Differenzialgleichungen zu deduzieren, so ist dies ein enormer Fortschritt. Dass es elektrische magnetische Massen nicht geben soll, darüber sind wir ebenfalls einig. Ihre diesbezügliche Bemerkung ist mir aber nicht ganz klar geworden. <br/><br/> Es ist sehr anzuerkennen, dass Sie mit solcher Energie den prinzipiellen Problemen nachhängen. Ich schätze dies viel mehr als das Streben nach Augenblicks-Erfolgen....". "1 page (290 x 225 mm), center horizontal fold, light wear and fraying to top margin and right margin; with typed envelope addressed to Rainich. "

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        The Works

      London: Smith, Elder and Company, 1886. Full leather. Fine. London: Smith, Elder and Company, 1878 - 1886. Full leather. Fifty-two volumes. Large octavo. The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray. Limited to one thousand copies of this edition which this is number 162, volume one contain a handwritten presentation letter signed "Smith Elder". Handsomely bound in full polished tree calf, covers triple gilt ruled lines, spine gilt decorations of floral motif between raised bands and red and green tile labels, gilt turn-ins, top edge gilt, tan marbled endpaper, black and white illustration plates and tissue guard throughout. A beautiful set excellent condition.

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        Microzymas et Microbes: Théorie Générale de la Nutrition et Origine des Ferments: à propos de la discussion sur les ptomaïnes, les leucomaïnes et leur role pathogénique

      Paris, Imprimeries Réunies 1886 - EO. Avec dédicace signé par l'Auteur sur la couverture originale de la brossure. Paris, Imprimeries Réunies, 1886. Couverture frontale originale conservée. Reliure demi-cuir d'époque en état médiocre, mais solide; avec 2 étiquettes collées au 1er plat; coins des plats et tête et base du dors émoussés, 20x13cm, 121p. Tampon de bibliothèque personnelle sur la page de titre; rousseurs éparses. Exemplaire solide et complet. Rarissime édition des débats d'Antoine Béchamp contre Pasteur dans l'Académie de Médecine de Paris au sujet des origines des maladies. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        ANNA KARENINA

      New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co, 1886. First American edition. Good +. A Good+ copy of the first translation into English. Spine end chipped/frayed off even with the text block. A medium sized damp-stain on the rear board, and about 10 leaves with small tears and creasing at the top edge, near the gutter. Presumed first issue of the book without any other titles by the same author listed, publisher's monogram on the title and with five pages of ads in the rear, starting with "Crowell's Red Line Poets," and no translations of any Russian books listed. (Biblioctopus Catalogue #49). A book with no clear consensus on bibliographical points, but our research indicates that this copy is probably right and, until now, a more convincing argument has not been offered. Tolstoy's unmatched Russian familial epic - nowhere does an author love then despise his heroine so passionately. It is considered by many authors and critics, including William Faulkner, as "the greatest novel ever written." "Anna Karenina" was originally published in parts in the "Russian Messenger" from 1873 to 1877. It first appeared in book form in 1878 with the English language translation coming out eight years later. Tolstoy himself thought that "Anna Karenina" - as opposed to "War and Peace" - was his first true novel. The book has, of course, been adapted into countless plays, radio serials, operas, ballets, and films, most recently in 2012, in a version scripted by Tom Stoppard and directed by Joe Wright. Good +.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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