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        PHANTOM LOVER: A FANTASTIC STORY .

      Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1886 - Small octavo, pp. [1-2] [1] ii [3] 4-134, original teale cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red. First U.S. edition. "Of Lee's best fiction, only two stories are set outside of Italy. In its quiet way, the earlier of these -- first published in booklet form as A PHANTOM LOVER (1886) and subsequently in HAUNTINGS (1890) as 'Oke of Okehurst' -- is as much a tour de force as her flamboyant Don Juan fantasy "The Virgin of the Seven Daggers" (written 1889; published in FOR MAURICE, 1927). Perhaps somewhat undervalued because of its drenched, tepid English setting, and because its protagonists are at least superficially routine creations, 'Oke of Okehurst' nevertheless demonstrates that its author, in 1886, breathed the same literary atmosphere as Henry James and was capable of anticipating some of his explorations into the relationship between the narrator and what he narrates . If the contemporary reader detects an adumbration here of Henry James's 'The Turn of the Screw' (1898), he is unlikely to be misguided. 'Oke of Okehurst' depicts a folie a trois, and the reader is left as ambivalent about what truly happened as he is clearly meant to be in the later tale. Lee's novella can only gain by being read as an early tour de force in the presentation of an unreliable narrator. In this light, a quiet, overextended anecdote can be seen as a tale of genuine horror" - John Clute, Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror, pp. 331-32. "Her first important supernatural fiction . Along with the later 'The Turn of the Screw' (1898) by her friend Henry James, A PHANTOM LOVER fits remarkably well into Tsetvan Todorov's definition of the fantastic. A painter becomes obsessed with the similarity (almost certainly a matter of his own perception) between the woman he is painting and her ancestor, who was involved in a family tragedy. By the end of the tale, he has generated an uncanny further tragedy." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 570. "The tale is very subtly told and is by no means clear. Is it a story of marital discord, petty sadism, and madness? Is there really a ghostly lover? Is Mrs. Oke possessed? What share does the artist have in the events? Lee is not easily pinned down." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 256. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 114. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-48. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 988. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 136 (rebound; lacking wrappers). Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-143. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 326. Bleiler (1978), p. 121. Reginald 08779. NCBEL III 1445. Topp, Victorian Yellowbacks & Paperbacks, 1849-1905, VII, p. 327. Private owner's bookplate affixed to front paste- down. Cloth rubbed at spine ends, corner tips, and along outer joints, spine a bit soiled, a very good copy. This edition is as elusive as its British counterpart. (#148124) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Histoire de l'art byzantin considéré principalement dans les miniatures. Édition française originale, publiée par l'auteur, sur la traduction de M. Trawinski, et précédée d'une Préface de M. A. Springer, I-II. [TWO VOLUMES]

      Paris, Librairie de l'Art, Jules Rouam & London, Gilbert Wood, 1886-91.. Two volumes bound in one. Royal quarto. Pp. 202, (2), 8 publisher's catalogue, plus 4 full- or double-page plates, 22 illustrations to text; 184, with 13 illustrations to text, some about full-page. Illustrated head- and tail-pieces, large decorative initials. Hardcover, bound in contemporary quarter shagreen and marbled boards, spine in compartments between raised band, a little chafed, gilt lettering, French Vellum corners, cloth inner hinges, marbled endpapers, sprinkled edges, very few worm holes at foot of spine with some worming evidence at foot of inner hinge. Handsome, wide-margined copy, in overall fine condition. ~ First French edition. An unnumbered copy from a limited edition of 500 copies only.

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        Tristan And Isolde.

      [London:] Privately printed by C. Dickens and Evans at the Crystal Palace Press,, 1886. Translated by Frederick Jameson. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, black coated endpapers. Spine ends and tips rubbed, front hinge cracked but holding, rear hinge starting, contents faintly toned. A very good copy. An early English translation of the libretto for Wagner's most achingly romantic work, which was first published in 1859. As well as translating the libretti of Richard Wagner, Frederick Jameson (1839-1916) was an accomplished musician and friend of the artist James Whistler.

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        Autograph letter signed ("J. Br.").

      N. p., [30. X. 1886]. - 8vo. 4 pp. on double leaf. To his publisher, Fritz Simrock, asking to send a copy of his 4th symphony, and on his relationship to the publishing house of C. F. Peters. - Kalbeck no. 572. - Somewhat dust-soiled.

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        Cashel Byron's Profession. A Novel

      [London]: The Modern Press, 1886. First Separate Issue, smaller variant, measuring 23.5 x 14.9 cm. 1 vols. 8vo. Wrapper a little soiled, spine worn and skillfully repaired. In green quarter morocco slipcase with chemise. First Separate Issue, smaller variant, measuring 23.5 x 14.9 cm. 1 vols. 8vo. Originally printed in the April 1885-March 1886 issues of "To-Day", this first edition was printed from the corrected and revised stereos of the original setting for the journal. This is the smaller, variant issue measuring approximately 23.3 x 14.8 cm, and with the preliminary blank leaf bound at the end. Shaw explains the variant this way: 'The size of the bigger copies is due to the fact that they reproduced not only the type but the format of To-day. But the booksellers objected that in this form it occupied too much room to be displayed on their stalls and counters. It was probably cut down as far as the margins would allow to meet this objection' - Laurence. Laurence A3

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        L'EVE FUTURE

      Paris: M. de Brunhoff, Editeur,. 1886. bound in late nineteenth or early twentieth-century full red pebbled morocco, spine panel lettered in gold, inner dentelles, t.e.g. other edges untrimmed, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker, with the original wrappers printed in red and black (illustrated by Aug.-Francois Gorguet) preserved.. A fine copy. (#150130). First edition. A complete version of L'EVE FUTURE was first published in LA VIE MODERNE, 18 July 1885 -- 27 March 1886, and in book form in 1886. "A handsome young lord despairs when his fiancee turns out to be extremely crass -- but a fictional character called Thomas Alva Edison comes to the rescue with an impeccable robot duplicate. Seen as an important contribution to the Symbolist movement, the novel is philosophical, ironic and mockingly contorted." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), pp. 1282-83. "A remarkable work that deserves more attention than it has received. Although it has had little influence in the English-speaking world, it is undoubtedly to be ranked in quality and thought-provoking power with FRANKENSTEIN, EREWHON, and WE." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2259. In reality, Thomas A. Edison invented a now long forgotten talking doll (Eve) with a phonograph in its chest (see EDISON'S EVE by Gaby Wood, 2003). Villiers may well have seen one. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 775. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 735-38. Versins, Encyclopédie de l'Utopie, des Voyages Extraordinaires, et de la Science Fiction, pp. 938- 39. Bollery, Biblio-iconographie de Villiers of Isle-Adam 11. Clouzot 277.

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        Concert d'Été. Poèmes de J. S. Pons - Gravures de Aristide Maillol. Paris, Flammarion 1945. 4to. 148 S. Mit 26 Orig.-Holzschnitten v. A. Maillol. Hellbrauner Maroquinbd. mit kreisrunder, eingelegter rotbrauner Deckelintarsie und stilisierten goldenen Blüten, gehämmerter Kopfgoldschnitt. In Orig.-Halblederkassette. (Signiert R. Meuter, Ascona).

      0 - Eines von 200 numerierten Exemplaren auf Bütten. Aristide Maillol illustriert in 26 Orig.-Holzschnitten die lyrische Erzählung des bedeutenden katalanischen Dichters Josep Sebastià Pons (1886-1962). Gebunden in einem Meistereinband von Roland Meuter, Ascona. Tadellos erhalten. - Guérin 227-252. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Japan Punch, Yoko-Hama, December 1886

      Printed by R. Meiklejohn & Co. Lithographers, Yokohama 1886 - , front cover plus 10 leaves printed on one side only, with English text and satirical illustrations throughout First Edition , edges of covers lightly soiled, creases and occasional light spots but generally clean inside, good condition , original printed paper covers, sewn with green string 36 x 25 cm Paperback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Propos de table de la vieille Alsace EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: R. Engelmann, 1886. Fine. R. Engelmann, Paris 1886, 21,5x28,5cm, relié. - first edition published in 700 copies, ours, one of the copies on Japan, leading copies. Our copy, nominative, has signed a handwritten dedication from the author to E. Lockvoy, Minister for Trade and Industry. Binding half shagreen cherry corners, back with five nerves, flat double underlined gilt, light scratches in flat heads and corners, wrappers preserved and bound in, gilded head. Some scuffs. The book is illustrated with over 400 drawings, layout mimics the marginalia of medieval texts. Rare and nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale parue à 700 exemplaires, le nôtre, un des exemplaires sur Japon, tirage de tête. Notre exemplaire, nominatif, comporte un envoi autographe signé de Emile Reiber à E. Lockvoy, ministre du commerce et de l'industrie. Reliure en demi-chagrin cerise à coins, dos à cinq nerfs, plats soulignés de doubles filets dorés, légères éraflures en têtes des plats et sur les coins, couvertures conservées, tête dorée. Quelques épidermures. L'ouvrage est illustré de plus de 400 dessins, la mise en page imite les marginalia des textes médiévaux. Rare et agréable exemplaire.

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        Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

      London Longmans 1886 - First edition, Sml. 8vo, bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in full black morocco, gilt, all edges gilt and original paper wrappers bound in; some light spotting to half-title otherwise very clean throughout. One of the author's most enduring works (the other being Treasure Island), Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was an immediate success and helped cement Stevenson's reputation. The work is decidedly 'dark' in classification since it presents a jarring and horrific exploration of various conflicting traits lurking within a single person. The success of the book enjoys longevity in its international acclaim, inspiring countless stage productions and more than 100 films. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Kidnapped

      Cassell, 1886. 1st Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Book Includes fold out sketch map of the cruise of the Brig Covenant and the probable course of David Balfour's Wanderings. Bookplate on front pastedown. Black endpapers. Inscription on title page. Inscription on page 100. Page 101 - 2 cm. square torn from top edge of page. No loss to text. Green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Blind stamped box rule round the upper and lower boards. Corners bumped and small amount of crushing to spine tail. Uncut pages. Some spine lean. No foxing. Tightly bound. Page 40, line 11 "business". Page 64, line 1 "nine o"clock", Page 101, line 10 "Islands". 311 pages plus some pages of advertisements for other Cassell imprints at rear dated 5G 4.86 and 5B 4.86. The earliest imprint apart from the even more scarce copyright. 1st Printing. Item Type: Book. No Dust Jacket. Category: Literature & Literary; Children. Please contact H4o Books if you require images or further information. Inventory No: 003207. .

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        De Angola A Contra-Costa Descripção De Uma Viagem Atravez Do Continente Africano?

      Lisbon: Imprensa Nacional, 1886. First Edition of this account of the important 1884-86 first west to east expedition across South Africa between the coasts of Angola and Mozambique accomplished by Brito Capello and Roberto Ivans. The two Portuguese naval officers mapped a viable commercial route, explored the unknown interior first between the Angola coastline and Huila plain and later through the interior of Quelimane in Mozambique, and conducted important hydrographic and ethnographic and linguistic studies. Capello became governor of Angola (1886-1891) following the publication of the present work, and later became aide-de-camp to King Luis I and King Carlos I of Portugal. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xxvii, 448; xiii, 490. with half-titles. 7 folding maps, 2 folding charts, & numerous wood-engraved plates & text illus. A fine set in contemporary quarter morocco, gilt coronet on upper covers, all edges gilt (small library rubberstamp on titles)

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        MALADIES DU SYSTEME NERVEUX MOELLE EPINIERE LECONS PRFESSEES A LA FACULTE DE MEDECINE - COURS DE PATHOLOGIE EXPERIMENTALE / 2 TOMES / TOMES 1 + 2.

      OCTAVE DOIN 1886 - R240094518: 512 pages + 798 pages - plats et contre plats jaspés - coins frottés - quelques rousseurs sans réelle conséquence sur la lecture - dos à 5 nerfs - titre + auteur + filet + tomaison dorés sur le dos - 9 photos disponibles dont les tables des matières . Recueillies et publiées par M.le Dr.Bourceret. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Coins frottés. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 616.8-Maladies du système nerveux [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE POETICAL WORKS OF PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY

      London: Reeves & Turner, 1886. Second edition, with the notes of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Two volumes. Thick 8vo. Dark blue cloth, with beautifully gilt illustrated covers. Both volumes have an illustrated frontis., with tissue guard. Some wear to spine ends, particularly the head of volume one, which is chipped to page edges; front joint split on volume one (approx. 3 inches at the top, and 1 inch at the bottom), short split to upper joint of volume two, some separation at gutter of a couple of signatures. Noted lawyer Clarence Darrow's copy, with his signature in both volumes, bookplate in volume one, and library stamp in volume two. Clarence Darrow (1857-1938) was best known for his defense of John Scopes in what became known as the Scopes "Monkey" Trial, Eugene Debs, arrested during the Pullman strike, and the Leopold and Loeb murder trial, as well as his work with the American Civil Liberties Union.

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        Autograph Letter, Signed, from Frances Willard, Politely soliciting funds from Mrs. Wallace

      Evanston, Ill, 1886. 1p. on WNCTU stationery. With the original envelope. 1 vols. Old fold lines. Minor wear. Near fine. 1p. on WNCTU stationery. With the original envelope. 1 vols. Letter written by Frances Willard to Mrs. Wallace, indicating that she has asked Dr. Bushnell to "call on you and hoped you might help us out on current expenses. She has come by my request, wholly on faith and I want to make that 'materialize' in the form of 'current expenses.'" Willard was prominent in both the suffrage and temperance movements, and was influential in the passage of the 18th and 19th amendments (prohibition and votes for women, respectively); she also helped found the Woman's Christian Temperance Union in 1874. Willard's platform of "Home Protection" as the premise behind suffrage was designed to appeal to women everywhere. She held that if a woman had the right to vote, she could better protect her home and family and improve society.

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        THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE

      New York: Henry Holt, 1886. Hardy, Thomas. THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1886. Original mustard yellow cloth decorated in black. First American Edition issued as No. 191 in Holt's "Leisure Hour Series" and published simultaneously with the London two-volume edition. This was Hardy's tenth novel and last of his books to be published in America by Henry Holt. In our experience, one of the more difficult of the later Holt titles to find. This is a NEAR FINE copy, bright and virtually unworn, with a line of soil near the fore-edge of the front cover which extends to a portion of the top edge. Purdy p. 53. Quarter morocco vintage slipcase.. First American Edition. Near Fine.

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        De Angola A Contra-Costa Descripção De Uma Viagem Atravez Do Continente Africano

      Lisbon: Imprensa Nacional, 1886. - 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xxvii, 448; xiii, 490. with half-titles. 7 folding maps, 2 folding charts, & numerous wood-engraved plates & text illus. A fine set in contemporary quarter morocco, gilt coronet on upper covers, all edges gilt (small library rubberstamp on titles). First Edition of this account of the important 1884-86 first west to east expedition across South Africa between the coasts of Angola and Mozambique accomplished by Brito Capello and Roberto Ivans. The two Portuguese naval officers mapped a viable commercial route, explored the unknown interior first between the Angola coastline and Huila plain and later through the interior of Quelimane in Mozambique, and conducted important hydrographic and ethnographic and linguistic studies. Capello became governor of Angola (1886-1891) following the publication of the present work, and later became aide-de-camp to King Luis I and King Carlos I of Portugal. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de l'art byzantin considéré principalement dans les miniatures. Édition française originale, publiée par l'auteur, sur la traduction de M. Trawinski, et précédée d'une Préface de M. A. Springer, I-II. [TWO VOLUMES].

      Paris, Librairie de l'Art, Jules Rouam & London, Gilbert Wood, 1886-91. - Two volumes bound in one. Royal quarto. Pp. 202, (2), 8 publisher's catalogue, plus 4 full- or double-page plates, 22 illustrations to text; 184, with 13 illustrations to text, some about full-page. Illustrated head- and tail-pieces, large decorative initials. Hardcover, bound in contemporary quarter shagreen and marbled boards, spine in compartments between raised band, a little chafed, gilt lettering, French Vellum corners, cloth inner hinges, marbled endpapers, sprinkled edges, very few worm holes at foot of spine with some worming evidence at foot of inner hinge. Handsome, wide-margined copy, in overall fine condition. ~ First French edition. An unnumbered copy from a limited edition of 500 copies only.

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        RECONNOITRING CENTRAL ASIA: Pioneering Adventures in the Region Lying Between Russia and India.

      AN EARLY PRIMARY RESOURCE BY A BRIT London 1886, - Swan. Green pictorial cloth, very good, 421p.,6 b.w. plates, bibliography, 3rd. edition. Yakushi M100.RAREFIRST EDITION Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Kokokan Gayo

      Okura Magobe Meiji 19 [1886] - 4 volumes complete. Original covers but lacking title plates. Black and white woodblock printing. Chinese binding. Small stains on most pages. Unpaged. Otherwise plates in very good condition and clear. Text in Chinese. Original slipcase. Numerous Chinese artists contributed to the preface. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        La photographie - Traité théorique et pratique EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1886. Fine. Gauthier-Villars, Paris 1886-1888, 16,5x24cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Rare first edition. Binders to open bradel made paper, as exhibits black morocco, modern bindings signed Goy & Vilaine. Our copy contains many photographs from the four on strong paper frontispiece and two in a fold. Book illustrated with many figures in-black text and color spectrum. Some foxing mainly affecting the top and bottom sheets of each volume. Copy pleasantly established. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale rare. Reliures à la bradel en plein papier à la cuve, pièces de titre de maroquin noir, reliures modernes signée Goy & Vilaine. Notre exemplaire comporte bien les quatre photographies tirées sur papier fort dont deux en frontispice et une dépliante. Ouvrage illustré de nombreuses figures in-texte en noir et un spectre des couleurs. Quelques rousseurs affectant surtout les premiers et derniers feuillets de chaque volume. Exemplaire très agréablement établi.

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        Racing and stepple-chasing EDITION ORIGINALE

      London: Longman, Green, 1886. Fine. Longman, Green, London 1886, Pet. in 4 (13,5x19cm), 419pp., relié. - First edition, limited to 250 copies; illustrated with 58 figures, in and Inserts by Sturgess, including a frontispiece in color. Published by the Badminton Library, famous edition dedicated to sports. Half morocco chocolate corners Bickers signed in London. Back tooled raised. Nets on the boards. Gilt edges. very nice copy. History and current horse racing, obstacle boards and cross. Bookplate engraved with the arms. Thomas Stanton. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, limitée à 250 exemplaires ; illustrée de 58 figures, in et hors-texte par Sturgess, dont un frontispice en couleurs. Edité par la Badminton Library, fameuse édition dédiée aux sports. Demi Maroquin chocolat à coins signé de Bickers à Londres. Dos à nerfs orné. Filets sur les plats. Tranches dorées. très bel exemplaire. Histoire et actualité des courses de chevaux, courses d'obstacles et cross. Ex-libris gravé aux armes. Thomas Stanton.

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        Le Whist à trois, ou Mort

      Paris, A. Lahure, Imprimeur-Editeur, 1886. 4to. menor; 204 pp., con ilustraciones entre el texto. Encuadernación original en tela verde estampada.

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        Historia del conflicto de las Carolinas. Prueba del derecho de soberanía que sobre ellas posee España y demostración de la trascendencia que tiene la mediación del Papa

      Madrid, Imprenta y fundición de Manuel Tello, 1886. 4to.; XXIX-428 pp. Encuadernación moderna en media tela.

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        THE POETICAL WORKS OF PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY.

      Reeves & Turner, London 1886 - Second edition, with the notes of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Two volumes. Thick 8vo. Dark blue cloth, with beautifully gilt illustrated covers. Both volumes have an illustrated frontis., with tissue guard. Some wear to spine ends, particularly the head of volume one, which is chipped to page edges; front joint split on volume one (approx. 3 inches at the top, and 1 inch at the bottom), short split to upper joint of volume two, some separation at gutter of a couple of signatures. Noted lawyer Clarence Darrow's copy, with his signature in both volumes, bookplate in volume one, and library stamp in volume two. Clarence Darrow (1857-1938) was best known for his defense of John Scopes in what became known as the Scopes "Monkey" Trial, Eugene Debs, arrested during the Pullman strike, and the Leopold and Loeb murder trial, as well as his work with the American Civil Liberties Union. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Game of Logic

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1886. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition with 1886 listed on the copyright page. Very Good+, lacking the accompanying envelope and markers. Light staining to cloth at edge of front cover, light abrasions to at spine. Previous owner bookplate to front paste down, with "Received Nov. 23, 1886" written on half-title page. This first edition was rejected by Carroll as it did not meet his high standards, though he did allow an estimated 50 copies to be sold in America. An edition deemed suitable was published in 1887. A lovely and rare item, housed in a custom cloth slip-case.

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        The Bostonians. A Novel. In Three Volumes

      Macmillan and Co., London 1886 - Macmillan and Co., London, 1886. Three volumes. [iv], 244; [iv], 226; [iv], 232, [4] pp. The title page of Volume II is stamped: WITH THE PUBLISHER'S COMPLIMENTS. The three-decker first edition, which precedes the one volume edition, is truly rare: only 500 copies were printed, and then another 100 copies a month later. There are no identifiable distinctions between the two. James' satirical novel of the feminist movement, and one of the first American novels to allude to lesbian relationships. The novel was not well received in Boston. Volume I: Corners bumped on outer leaves, half-title and final pages lightly foxed, and the fore-edge of the half-title page chipped. Volume II: Corners bumped on outer leaves, half-title and final page of text chipped. Volume III: Corners bumped on outer leaves; some chipping along the edges of the four-page publisher's catalogue bound at back. Bound by Gray Parrot in three-quarter brown morocco, with green linen cloth, in the spirit of the period. The binding is in Fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Sketch of the Career of Richard F. Burton collected from "Men of Eminence", from Sir Richard and Lady Burton's own works; from the press; from personal knowledge, and various other reliable sources

      London: Waterlow & Sons, 1886. First edition. An expansion of the extremely rare "Sketch By An Old Oxonian" of 1880. Photographic frontispiece portrait of Burton by Kingsbury & Notcutt, Woodbury-print by Waterlow & Sons. [iv], 96 pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Original glazed black boards with Burton's signature stamped in gilt, black cloth spine. Spine repaired, flyleaves darkened, still a very good copy of a fragile book. First edition. An expansion of the extremely rare "Sketch By An Old Oxonian" of 1880. Photographic frontispiece portrait of Burton by Kingsbury & Notcutt, Woodbury-print by Waterlow & Sons. [iv], 96 pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. WIth superb Woodburytpe portrait. The second attempt at a biography of the legendary explorer, linguist, and author Richard F. Burton, utilizing the contents of a short "Sketch" by Richards, Burton's closest friend at Oxford (published in 1880 and unobtainably rare), with new material bringing his life up to 1886 (Burton died in 1890). Contradicting Burton's own later accounts of his unpopularity, Richards wrote that Burton was "brilliant, rather wild, and very popular," at Oxford, adding however that "none of us foresaw his future greatness." The book at hand contains a 47-page biography and various appendices including a 13-page autobiography written around 1856. It was followed by a full-fledged treatment by Francis Hitchman the following year. An historic, scarce, and curious volume, a prelude to the vast eruption of Burton studies and biographies which was to follow, and which shows no signs of diminishing. Penzer pp. 304-6 ("rare")

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        Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, the Astronomer-Poet of Persia

      Boston & London: Houghton Mifflin and Company [&] London: Bernard Quaritch, [1886?]. Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald with an Accompaniment of Drawings by Elihu Vedder. Square folio. Original brown cloth over bevelled boards, gilt lettered spine and front cover, elaborate Art Nouveau design in gilt on front cover, top edges gilt, dark slate-green coated endpapers. Frontispiece, decorative title page, colophon, dedication, divisional title, 48 plates illustrating the text, 3 pages of notes within decorative borders (a total of 56 plates complete). Inner joints strengthened, small abrasion to spine, a few marks to covers, ownership inscription on recto of frontispiece, some foxing, otherwise a very good copy. Early printing of the Vedder edition, the first to carry the name of Bernard Quaritch as co-publisher; originally published in an edition dated 1884. Potter, in his bibliography of the Rubáiyát, mentions an issue of the first edition with the Quaritch imprint but does not enlarge on whether or not it is dated. Elihu Vedder (1836?-1923) was an American Symbolist artist who trained in New York, Paris, and Italy and became friends with authors such as Herman Melville and Walt Whitman. Strongly influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites, as well as the mysticism of William Blake and W. B. Yeats, Vedder became known for his allegorical paintings of women and was also commissioned to produce glassware and sculptures for Tiffany. The first edition of this Rubáiyát was so popular that it sold out in six days, and it made Vedder's name as a leading American illustrator. "When Houghton Mifflin commissioned Elihu Vedder to illustrate The Rubáiyát, they employed an artist with a rich sense of classical interpretation. Vedder spent 11 months in Rome fulfilling the commission, producing monochrome illustrations in a Greco-Roman style, which caused the London journal Athenaeum to describe Vedder as the latest follower of Michelangelo. Nonetheless, the Grove Art Online encyclopaedia comments on the Vedder drawings as 'some of the earliest examples of Art Nouveau in America'... Houghton Mifflin reissued the Vedder Rubáiyát in different formats in 1886. New editions and reprints continued into the 1920s" (Martin & Mason, The Art of Omar Khayyam: Illustrating Fitzgerald's Rubaiyat, 2007).

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        Three Years of Arctic Service

      London: Richard Bentley and Son,, 1886. An account of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition of 1881?-84 and the attainment of the Farthest North. With nearly one hundred illustrations made from photographs taken by the party, and with the official maps and charts. 2 volumes, octavo (239 × 165 mm). Recent dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Original cloth bound at rear. Frontispiece to each, 41 plates, 81 illustrations in text, and 6 maps, 3 which are folding. Lacks final map in Volume II, "North Polar Regions". Otherwise an excellent set. First edition of Greeley's account of the expedition he led into the Canadian Arctic, attractively bound.

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        A Commentary om the New Testament. Translated into Telugu. Vol. II: St. Luke and St. John

      Madras Society für Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1886.. Gr.-8vo. Priv.-HLwd. mit montiert. Papierrückenschild. 491 S. Einband berieben u. etwas bestoßen; teils etw. stockfleckig; Vorsatzblatt wurde entfernt.. Lt. KVK kein Exemplar nachweisbar. Telugu ist eine weit verbreitete südindische Sprache. Das Buch wurde wahrscheinlich in Indien von einem deutschen Missionar benutzt.

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        La petite Roque EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Victor-Havard, 1886. Fine. Victor-Havard, Paris 1886, 12x19cm, relié. - Original edition. Binding to bradel, smooth back, morocco as Exhibit burgundy Russia, dishes covered with handmade paper, covers and spine lightly irradiated preserved, elegant binding pastiche signed T. Boichot. Signed autograph of the author journalist Philippe Jourde. Some small bites without gravity. Nice original in a pretty pastiche binding. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure à la bradel en plein cartonnage recouvert de papier à la cuve glacé, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin de Russie bordeaux, couvertures et dos légèrement insolé conservés, élégante reliure pastiche signée de T. Boichot. Envoi autographe signé de Guy de Maupassant au journaliste Philippe Jourde. Quelques petites piqûres sans gravité. Agréable exemplaire établi dans une jolie reliure pastiche.  

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        La vie juive, Préface de Zadok-Kahn

      Monnier, Brunhoff et Cie Paris 1886 - Edition originale; reliure mi-maroquin vert à coins, dos avec pièce de titre rouge, dos décoloré, filet d'or le long du dos et des coins, gardes marbrées, tête d'or, non rogné; couverture conservée mais en mauvais état avec manques: en partie déchirée avant la reliure elle a été contrecollée pour permettre la reliure; exemplaire sur grand papier: un des 50 ex. sur Japon ici N.29, signé par l'éditeur; intérieur en très bon état avec toutes les gravures d' Alphonse Lévy, certaines en double état; [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "A new map of the River Thames, from Thames Head to London, (on a scale of two inches to a mile) from entirely new surveys combined with guides giving every information required by the tourist, the oarsman, and the angler"

      Oxford: "Taunt & Co.; London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co., n.d.". [1886]. "Fifth edition, 8vo, pp. xi (illustrated ads, including pastedown and front free endpaper), 220, 63 (illustrated ads, including rear free endpaper and pastedown); mounted original photograph frontispiece of Taunt's houseboat, another original mounted photograph of camping out by the riverside, folding map, full-page map, large folding table of distances, 96 small original photographs (each approx. 1¼"" x 2"") mounted on 32 double-page maps and 1 plate; tipped in between the final page of text and the first page of ads is a printed bifolium ad on blue paper for Old Father Thames as written and published by Taunt; a very good, sound, and bright copy in original terracotta cloth stamped in black and gilt. First published in 1872, each subsequent edition was more fully illustrated with maps and photographs. This fifth edition is the penultimate, with one less map than the last edition of 1897. "

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        La Vie Populaire : année 1886 complète EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: La vie populaire, 1886. Fine. La vie populaire, Paris 3 Janvier au 30 Décembre 1886, 24,5x33cm, relié. - First edition of this illustrated magazine bi-weekly serials are engaged in unpublished, are previously published texts of the most illustrious writers of the late siècle.bindings half shagreen cherry back with five nerves decorated with blind fillets with small traces of friction, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, first illustrated cover boards preserved bindings of époque.Riches literary contributions including those of F. spinetoevsky with "Crime and Punishment" and " Memories of the House of the Dead ", G. de Maupassant whose" Mr. Parent ", A. Villiers de l'Isle Adam, T. de Banville, P. Loti with" Iceland Fisherman "and" a novel spahi "E. Zola, P. Arena, E. and J. de Goncourt with" Lady Gervaisis "A. Assollant Champfleury, O. Mirbeau, E. Goudeau, E. Dujardin, C. Mendes with" Zo'har " E. Renan "The Abbess of Jouarre ... Nice and rare set despite a few minor foxing. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de cette revue bi-hebdomadaire illustrée livrant en feuilletons soient des inédits, soient des textes précédemment publiés des auteurs les plus illustres de cette fin de siècle. Reliures en demi chagrin cerise, dos à cinq nerfs orné de filets à froid comportant de petites traces de frottements, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, premiers plats de couverture illustrés conservés, reliures de l'époque. Riches contributions littéraires dont celles de F. Dostoïevski avec "Le crime et le châtiment" et "Souvenirs de la maison des morts", G. de Maupassant dont "Monsieur Parent", A. Villiers de l'Isle Adam, T. de Banville, P. Loti avec "Pêcheur d'Islande" et "Le roman d'un spahi", E. Zola, P. Arène, E. & J. de Goncourt avec "Madame Gervaisis", A. Assollant, Champfleury, O. Mirbeau, E. Goudeau, E. Dujardin, C. Mendès avec "Zo'har", E. Renan "L'abbesse de Jouarre... Agréable et rare ensemble malgré quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité.

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        LA CAZA EN TODOS LOS PAÍSES Y A TRAVÉS DE LOS SIGLOS. Historia de la caza, caza mayor y menor, perros y caballos de caza, fiestas cinegéticas, parques, cotos, sitios reales de caza, armas, trajes, aventuras de cazadores, etc. (4 vols.)

      - Barcelona, [1886]. 4 Vol. Folio M. Lomos en piel bellamente decorados con hierros románticos, planos decorados con motivos cinegéticos dorados sobre fondo rojo. Cortes tintados en rojo. Dos estuches de dos senos cada uno. Vol I- VIII p., 160 p., 2 h. de índice, 21 láminas a toda plana, algunas de ellas dobles y a color. / Vol II: 296 p., 2 h., 19 láminas a toda plana, alguna de ellas dobles y a color. / Vol III: 364 p., 2 h., 27 láminas a toda plana, algunas de ellas dobles. / Vol IV: 120 p., 2 h. de índice, 15 láminas a toda plana fuera de texto, algunas de ellas dobles. Dentro de este volumen se ha añadido el libro "LA PESCA en todos los paises". 2ª parte de LA CAZA escrita igualmente por el Capitán Robert Campwell. Barcelona, A. Elias y Cª. 138 p. 1 h. 13 láminas dobles y muchísimas láminas e ilustraciones entre el texto. - Obra única en su género. Traducida directamente del inglés y adicionada en vista de las más notables obras venatorias y cinegéticas publicadas en España y en el extranjero por D. Luis de Bustamante y Ríos. Los cuatro volúmenes tienen infinidad de magníficas ilustraciones entre texto, muchas a toda plana y otras a doble plana. Es una obra monumental no superada aún en su género. Espléndido ejemplar con restauraciones y ligeras imperfecciones sobre hojas secundarias que no afectan al texto. Muchas de las láminas dobles están escartivanadas al centro, con lo cual el libro las conserva espléndidamente. Dedicatoria manuscrita del antiguo poseedor. [Palau 41683; Huagón 52; Castellano 277] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The History of Salt Lake City and Its Founders

      Salt Lake City: Edward W. Tullidge, c. 1886. Early edition. Hardcover. viii, [3]-896, 28, 151pp. Small thick quarto [24.5 cm] 3/4 brown leather with pebbled brown cloth covered boards. Good only. The extremities are rubbed, and the underlying boards are exposed along the edges. The front free endsheet is absent, and the second front flyleaf is torn. The inside margins of the front pastedown, and front and rear flyleaves have been taped. The engravings are lightly offset on the surrounding pages. There are a couple of small paper repairs on p. 313. Frontis engraved portrait of Brigham Young, plus thirty-one additional steel engraved portraits of prominent Utah men. Flake 9038a. Howes T409. With the Appendix, History of Salt Lake City Journalism. Subjects covered include Review of Judge Drummond's Course in Utah, The Pioneer Jubilee, Correspondence Between Governor Young and Colonel Alexander, Buchanan Coerced by Public Sentiment into Sending a Commission of Investigation, Reflections Upon the Utah War, Mormon Service On the Overland Mail Line, Great Mass Meeting of the Citizens to Protest Against the Conduct of Governor Harding and Judges Waite and Drake, Dr. Newman's Evangelical Crusade Against Mormon Polygamy, and much more.

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        The Game of Lawn Tennis

      Thos. De La Rue & Co, 1886. Hardcover. Fair/No Dustjacket. 1886. 60 pages. No dust jacket. Green cloth boards with gilt titling on front and spine. Front hinge is cracked exposing the binding netting but text block still firm. Moderate tanning throughout, particularly to the text block edge with foxing to some of the pages, particularly the title page and front endpaers. Inscription to the back of the ffep. Bright boards with light surface rubbing and wear. Light edge rubbing, scuffing and wear with light corner bumping. Moderate bumping to the edges of the front board. Light wrinkling to the front board.

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        Histoire de l'art byzantin considere principalement dans les miniatures. Edition francaise originale, publiee par l'auteur, sur la traduction de M. Trawinski, et precedee d'une Preface de M. A. Springer, I-II. [TWO VOLUMES].

      Paris, Librairie de l'Art, Jules Rouam & London, Gilbert Wood, 1886-91.. Two volumes bound in one. Royal quarto. Pp. 202, (2), 8 publisher's catalogue, plus 4 full- or double-page plates, 22 illustrations to text; 184, with 13 illustrations to text, some about full-page. Illustrated head- and tail-pieces, large decorative initials. Hardcover, bound in contemporary quarter shagreen and marbled boards, spine in compartments between raised band, a little chafed, gilt lettering, French Vellum corners, cloth inner hinges, marbled endpapers, sprinkled edges, very few worm holes at foot of spine with some worming evidence at foot of inner hinge. Handsome, wide-margined copy, in overall fine condition. ~ First French edition. An unnumbered copy from a limited edition of 500 copies only..

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        Monumentos arquitectónicos de España.

      Madrid, Calcografía Nacional, 1859[-1886]. - 89 instalments. 1mo (74.5 x 60 cm). With 280 lithographed and engraved plates, including 58 chromolithographs, 12 tinted lithographs and several printed in a single colour. Text in Spanish and French in parallel columns, with decorated chromolithographed initials. Each instalment in its original publisher's printed palladian blue paper wrapper. First edition, in its 89 original instalments, of a monumental series giving an overview of classical Spanish architecture, heavily influenced by Spain's Islamic past. Besides accompanying text in Spanish and French, each part contains 2 to 4 very large plates giving views, plans and details of the architectural monuments and its artistic decorations and ornaments, all of great artistic quality. The monuments include: the Mosque of Cristo de la Luz, the Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes, the Mosque of Tornerías, the Complutense University of Madrid, the Alhambra Complex, the Santiago Archpriestal Church in Villena, etc. Even the architectural styles of "Christian" buildings like cathedrals and churches, are heavily influenced by Islamic architecture, this symbiosis of Christian and Islamic architecture is known as the Mudéjar style. The text accompanying the plates is divided over several non-consecutive instalments, occasionally skipping instalments or combining texts, so production of the instalments could happen simultaneously. Several copies are found with the chapters and accompanying plates bound following the correct order of the texts instead of the order of the original instalments. Nonetheless the publishing took decades and was for a long time put on hold and later continued under the direction of José Gil Dorregaray, whose dead in 1882 would lead to the end of the series in 1886, leaving several of the texts unfinished. With embossed library stamp on plates. The text and plates with some foxing, but otherwise good. Most of the wrappers are separated along the spine and have some small tears along the edges, but are also still good. Calcografía Nacional: Cat. General II (2004), pp. 578-613, nos. 4774-5038 (listing all illustrations and artists); Cat. lib. Clarence H. Clark (1888), pp. 1038-1046 (giving descriptions of texts and plates); Palau 179936; not in Atabey; BAL; Blackmer; Millard, Italian and Spanish Books. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Raphaël, Pages De La Vingtième Année. Dix Compositions Par Ad. Sandoz Gravées à l'Eau-forte Par Champollion

      Maison Quantin, Paris 1886 - Edition publiée par les soins de la Société propriétaire des Oeuvres de Lamartine. Un volumes in-octavo de (6), 292 pages, illustré de dix compositions en noir hors texte protégées par des serpentes de Sandoz; quelques infimes rousseurs en marges des gravures et en gouttière. Reliure de l'époque signée de Joly, en plein maroquin vert-bronze, triples filets d'encadrement dorés sur les plats, doubles filets sur les coupes, dentelle intérieure dorée, gardes de papier polychrome à la cuve façon plumes de paon. Dos à 5 faux nerfs très richement orné de caissons chargés de fleurons losangés, de filets de palmettes, le tout dorés. Titre en tête dorés. Tiré à 1100 exemplaires, n° 417. Size: In-8 (16.5 x 23.5 cm) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Great Cathedrals of the World. 2 vols.

      Haskell & Post, Boston, 1886, - ALLEN, Fred H. The Great Cathedrals of the World. One Hundred and Thirty Full-Page Plates, executed in photogravure; with explanatory and descriptive text. [In Two Volumes]. Boston : Haskell & Post, (1886). Pp 308. Large folio, brown pebbled cloth with original wrappers bound in, leather labels to spines. Light wear to outer hinges, else vg. the set for 900.00 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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