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        Madame Bovary. Provincial Manners. Translated from the French Édition Définitive by Eleanor Marx-Aveling.

      London: Vizetelly & Co 1886 - First English edition. 8vo. xxii, 383, (1) pp. Contemporary green half morocco by Otto Schulze & Co. of Edinburgh, matching cloth boards, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered to two panels, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Frontispiece and 4 plates. Translated by the daughter of Karl Marx, with her 16 page introduction.

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        Il Capitale. Critica dell'economia politica.

      Torino, Unione Tipografico-Editrice, 1886. Royal8vo. Bound in a nice later half vellum binding with red title-label to spine with gilt lettering. Gilt ornamentation to spine, forming 6 compartments. In "Biblioteca dell'Economista", Third Series, volume 9. A few very light scattered brownspots, otherwise a very fine and clean copy. 685 pp. [Entire volume: (4), 903, (1) pp.].. First Italian translation of Marx' landmark work, constituting what is arguably the greatest revolutionary work of the nineteenth century. The work proved immensely influential in both communist and fascist circles. Antonio Gramsci, founding member and one-time leader of the Communist Party of Italy (PCI), based much of his theoretical and practical work on the present translation of Marx' work and Ezra Pound read this Italian translation (which is among the most heavily marked annotated volumes in his personal library) and was horrified by the accounts of the exploitation of labor given by Marx which eventually grew into his sympathy for fascism and Mussolini's socialist roots. (Rainey, Textual Studies in the Cantos).The translation was done in nine installments beginning in 1882 but was not published until 1886. The translation, however, remained relatively unknown: "It was difficult in Italy during that period [late 19th century] to obtain Marx's works. With the exception of Cafiero's hard to find summary and some other summarizing pamphlets published by another Southern scholar, Pasquale Martiguetti of Benevent, those Italians who sought to consult Marx were forced (unless they could read the original German) to have recourse to the French translation of the first volume of 'Capital', published in 1875. True, in 1886 Boccardo had published in Biblioteca dell'Economista, an Italian translation of 'Capital', but this was inaccessible to those of modest means." (Piccone, Italian Marxism).The first edition of the work originally appeared in German in 1867, and only the first part of the work appeared in Marx' lifetime.Bert Andréas 154Einaudi (not numbered, between no. 3769 and 3770)Mattioli 2287 (a reprint from 1916)

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        The Christmas Books. Being; A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life and The Haunted Man

      London: Chapman and Hall 1886-7, 1886. 5 volumes, small octavo. Illustrated with engravings by Sir Edwin Landseer, Maclise, Stanfield, F. Stone, Doyle, Leech and Tenniel. Publisher's decorative red cloth with gilt decoration, in the style of the original bindings. These are the first printings of this new edition, taken from the stereotype plates of the original edition, with a statement to that effect in each volume. A lovely fine set with uniform sunning to spines, housed in a custom-made morocco-spined leather clamshell case. A most attractive presentation of an important printing. Eckell [110]. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [254]

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        The Book of Duck Decoys, Their Construction, Management, and History.

      John Van Voorst, London 1886 - x, 214pp + 2pp of advertisements. Original green cloth stamped in gold and black on the front and the spine, and in blind on the back. Frontispiece and several illustrations in b&w and color. Light wear to corners, spine expertly restored in a couple of spots and with a tear along the front panel, internally very clean. A very good copy. ; Quarto [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A New Logical Machine

      Boston: The American Academy of Arts and Sciences,, 1886. [Reprinted from the Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Vol. XXI.] Octavo (242 ×157 mm), pp. 303-307 + 3 blank pages. Sewn as issued in printed stiff paper wrappers. Plate with 2 photographic images of the logical machine. Wrappers split along spine with a couple of tiny chips. Internally in excellent condition Original offprint of Allan Marquand's presentation of his new logical machine to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in November, 1885. A student of Charles Sanders Peirce, Marquand (1853-1924) graduated from Princeton in 1874 and obtained his Ph.D. in philosophy in 1880 from Johns Hopkins University, returning to Princeton in 1881 to teach Latin and Logic. Inspired by the work of W.S. Jevons, during the year 1881 Marquand designed and"constructed a logical machine somewhat similar to the well-known machine of Prof. Jevons, and printed logical diagrams for problems involving as many as ten terms. This earlier instrument and the logical diagrams formed the basis of the machine illustrated on the accompanying plate. The new machine was constructed in Princeton during the winter of 1881-82 by my friend Prof. C. G. Rockwood, Jr., whose mechanical skill and untiring patience gave me invaluable assistance... Like the instrument of Prof. Jevons, and that of Prof. Venn, it is constructed for problems involving only four terms, but more readily than either of those instruments admits of being extended for problems involving a larger number of terms." Martin Gardner, in his work Logic Machines and Diagrams, noted the following: "The machine is a decided improvement over Jevons's. By abandoning the clumsy equational form which Jevons used, Marquand was able to cut down the number of keys to less than half of the 21 keys required on Jevons's model. In addition, the number of steps for feeding each premise to the machine is enormously reduced. A third advantage is that the simplified interior mechanism makes it possible to construct similar machines for more than four terms without enlarging the device to giant, unwieldy proportions. Charles Peirce, in an article on "Logical Machines" (American Journal of Psychology, Vol. 1, November, 1887, p. 165), summarizes these advantages in the following interesting and characteristic manner: Mr. Marquand's machine is a vastly more clear-headed contrivance than that of Jevons. The nature of the problem has been grasped in a more masterly manner, and the directest possible means are chosen for the solution of it. In the machines actually constructed only four letters have been used, though there would have been no inconvenience in embracing six. Instead of using the cumbrous equations of Jevons, Mr. Marquand uses Professor Mitchell's method throughout. 1 There are virtually no keys except the eight for the letters and their negatives, for two keys used in the process of erasing, etc., should not count. Any number of keys may be put down together, in which case the corresponding letters are added, or they may be put down successively, in which case the corresponding combinations are multiplied. There is a sort of diagram face, showing the combinations or logical products as in Jevons's machine, but with the very important difference that the two dimensions of the plane are taken advantage of to arrange the combinations in such a way that the substance of the result is instantly seen. To work a simple syllogism, two pressures of the keys only are necessary, two keys being pressed each time. A cord has also to be pulled each time so as to actualize the statement which the pressure of the keys only formulates. This is good logic: philosophers are too apt to forget this cord to be pulled, this element of brute force in existence, and thus to regard the solvet ambulando as illogical. To work the syllogism with Mr. Jevons's machine requires ten successive movements, owing to the relatively clumsy manner in which the problem has been conceived." A rare early work on logical machines, precursor to the modern computer.

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        Also sprach Zarathustra I—III (Thus Spake Zarathustra) [bound with] Also Sprach Zarathustra IV & Dionysian Dythrambs First Collected Edition of Zarathustra

      E. W. Fritzsch, Leipzig 1886 - Also sprach Zarathustra I—III (Thus Spake Zarathustra). E. W. Fritzsch, Leipzig, 1886. TP + 1 leaf + 5 – 114 + 2 leaves + 1 – 101 + 2 leaves + 103 + [1] - 119, Octavo. First Collected Edition. Schaberg 45. [bound with] Also Sprach Zarathustra IV & Dionysian Dythrambs with portrait. C.G. Naumann, Leipzig, 1891. Frontispiece (bound in front) + TP + Quote page + 5 – [135] + Half-Title + 3 – 21 + [23] = Inhalt, Octavo. First Edition. Schaberg 58.The complete collected Zarathustra. The first appearance together of the first three parts of Nietzsche's masterpiece, one of the most influential works of German literature.This issue was created by using the first edition sheets, which had previously been issued separately, canceling the title-pages and adding a new volume title to the first part and half-titles to the other two parts. The fourth volume issued in 1891 from a different publisher (it had appeared privately in 1885), is present here in this complete collected edition. The famous first public printing of Nietzsche’s notorious conclusion to Zarathustra. Although printed in 1890 and dated 1891, this book did not see public release until March of 1892 due to legal arguments between Nietzsche’s sister, Elisabeth and the publisher. Elisabeth was worried that the books would all be confiscated as "obscene" – and therefore negotiated until she received a contract from Naumann that protected her against this possibility. Containing the first edition printing of Nietzsche’s poems: Dionysian Dithyrambs. Early twentieth century full red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Former owner’s name boldly inscribed on title page. Scattered pencil notes. Very good. Early twentieth century full red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Former owner’s name boldly inscribed on title page. Scattered pencil notes. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The seven lamps of architecture

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

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        The Princess Casamassima. A Novel

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1886., 1886. 3 volumes; octavo. Publisher's original dark green cloth with gilt titles to spines, black rule to boards, brown end papers; rough trimmed edges; 2-page adverts at rear of vols. 2 and 3. Inner hinges of vols. 2 and 3 starting but holding strong; Kirbymoorside Library stiker to uppers, partly removed from vol. 1 and 2 revealing another sticker from a 'John Day Bookseller'. Binding a little rubbed and marked, particularly to extremities; corners frayed. Content clean. Pencil ownership. A very good indeed, very serviceable copy, held in a protective green cloth slipcase.

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        The Writings of H.W. Longfellow. The works include: Evangeline, The Song of Hiawatha, Birds of Passage, Tales of a Wayside Inn, Voices of the Night, etc., as well as his translation of Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy - Paradiso, Purgatorio, and Inferno. With Bibliographical and Critical Notes

      Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1886, 1886. Large Paper Edition, Limited to 500 copies of which this is No.451. Complete in 11 volumes, large 8vo. Contemprary deep red half morocco by Lauriat of Boston with gilt titles and extra gilt to spines, red cloth boards with gilt rule, grey end papers, top edges gilt. Spines very lightly and evenly sunned. A beautiful set.

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        La petite Roque

      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. Victor-Havard Paris 1886 12x19cm relié

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        A Fishery Imbroglio. Treating of a Question in the Domain of Intersexual Politics. A Sketch

      [New York: Printed at the Gilliss Brothers & Turnure The Art Age Press 75-79 Fulton Street, 1886. First edition. With three illustrations. 63, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Cream cloth, side sewn, with a angling fly embedded in front cover (hackles worn away), back cover with tangle of hooks in gilt, minor foxing. Fishing and the Battle of the Sexes Whimsical look at Boston courtship in angling metaphors, ranging from the Nova Scotia fisheries to Izaac Walton's gentle art, being the adventures of Mrs. Hackle Brown, widow, as she goes fishing along "the sacred limits of these precincts called the 'Diamond rock,' for here the ladies do all the wooing. Many a dainty rod lands many a foolish fish -- flapping its ineffectual gills, and gasping to its fishy death in the dank weeds at the feet of Izaak's fair disciples."

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        A Tangled Tale. By Lewis Carroll

      London: Macmillan, 1886. Second edition (third thousand). With six illustrations by Arthur B. Frost. [12], 153, [1, blank], 1, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Brown morocco, spine gilt in six compartments, covers with an image of dragon in profile in gilt, gilt dentelles, a.e.g., by the Zahn Bindery. With the original red cloth covers bound in. Inscribed by Dodgson in purple ink on the half-title: "May Beringer from the Author. Ap. 15, 1890."The recipient was possibly the daughter of a Mrs. Beringer, probably a friend of Dodgson's to whom he wrote at least one letter in 1892 (Letters of Lewis Carroll II, p. 904, note 1).

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        The Attack On The Mill And Three Sketches Of War

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. ca1894. Hardcover. A just about Fine First Edition in original cloth in the rare dust-jacket, only minute traces of use. In the elusive, original slip-case with paper label attaced, split in areas. Not dated but referenced in the Annual American Catalogue 1886-1900 as 1894, penciled Christmas inscription from [18]98; From the original L'Attaque du moulin, originally published in French in 1880 and performed as drame lyrique in four acts by the French composer Alfred Bruneau in 1893.?"In Paris, everything's for sale: wise virgins, foolish virgins, truth and lies, tears and smiles." .

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        For the Old Land: A Tale of Twenty Years Ago

      M H Gill - 1886. Hardcover. 188pp. Twenty two illustrations. Illustrated boards, some shelf wear. Pages shaded, some foxing. Extremely rare in this condition. Preserved in a solander box. Keywords: Irish literature, folklore. First edition copy. . . . Free Shipping Worldwide. Books ship from the US and Ireland . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Walden With an Introductory Note by Will H Dircks

      London: Walter Scott, 1886. First English edition, Camelot Classics series. 336 (+8 ads) pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Blue cloth, paper spine label. Extremities bumped, chip to head of spine, minor soiling to boards. Very Good.

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        The Copper Queen: A Romance of To-day and Yesterday

      London: Ward and Downey, 1886. First edition, with half-titles. [i-vi], [1]-288; [i-iv], [1]-271[-272]; [i-iv], [1]-288 pp. 3 vols. 8vo. Bound in full blue morocco, covers with ruled border in blind, the author and title lettered in gilt at the center of each upper cover, spines tooled in gilt and blind, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. by Blunson & Co. Spines lightly toned, near fine. Blanche Roosevelt (1853-1898), née Blanche Roosevelt Tucker, descended from the Roosevelt clan (and thus a cousin of both presidents) and the Tuckers of Virginia, was the daughter of a Wisconsin state senator. An acclaimed soprano, she sang with the D'Oyly Carte Opera in London and New York performances of H.M.S. Pinafore and The Pirates of Penzance. She retired from the stage and wrote an acclaimed biography of Gustave Doré and several novels "of To-day" - dealing with Americans in Europe and the musical stage - including Marked "In Haste" (1883), Stage-Struck; or, She would be an Opera Singer (1884), Hazel Fane (1891), and The Copper Queen. Beginning in 1884, she was one of Maupassant's mistresses, when he was at the height of his literary powers. She died in London in 1898 following a carriage accident in Monte Carlo. The Copper Queen begins with a high stakes poker game in a thunderstorm on a westbound Union Pacific train from Chicago, introducing Ythan Florestan (who donates his winnings to a hospital at San Francisco), before returning to Chicago, where Wyoming heiress Enilda Rozen is being educated at the Well-born Seminary, a finishing school. The action ranges from Laramie to London by way of the Chicago trading floor, a charming old house on West Tenth Street in New York City, Ascot, and Covent Garden, with a loyal and spunky servant girl, English and European aristocrats, an air of money and ease against the backdrop of newly-created western mineral fortunes - and a scandalous murder trial. Uncommon and finely bound.

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        "Bruckmann Pfeife rauchend" originales Aquarell auf braunem Papier ca.25x34cm; am unteren rechten Blattrand monogrammiert und datiert "(18)90"[Papierbedingt leicht wellig.]

      . Blatt aus dem Album/Gästebuch (aus den Jahren 1886 - 1898) der Münchner Mittwochsgesellschaft, die der Verleger Hugo Bruckmann (1863 - 1941) im Zentral-Cafe Ungerer, Dachauer Str. 9 gegründet hatte. Unter den Mitgliedern waren neben Scheuermann und Bruckmann der Verleger Edgar Hanfstaengl (1842-1910), die Maler August Leonhardi (1867 - 1931), Anton Mangold (1863 - 1907) und Moritz Röbbecke (1857 - 1916), Winfried von Miller (1854 - 1925) und Otto Seitz (1846 - 1912)..

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        Album of Twelve Original Watercolours of Ladakh, with a Later Watercolour View of Rochefort, France].

      1886 - Ca. 1886. Oblong Folio (28x37,5 cm). 5 leaves. Thirteen watercolours mounted on recto and verso of the card album leaves, including eight larger ones, ca. 17,5x25 cm (7x10 in) or slightly smaller, and five smaller ones, ca. 12,5x17,5 cm (5x7 in). All watercolours captioned in ink on the lower margins of the album leaves, all but one are signed "CBT" and dated 1886 and 1909 in the lower left or right corners of the drawings. Manuscript title of the album on the first free endpaper "C.B. Templer. Octr. 1928. Exmouth. With sketches dating from 1886." With a large cabinet portrait photo ca. 20x15,5 cm (7 ¾ x 6 in), captioned "Charles Johann" [?] in the right lower corner, mounted on the front pastedown. Period black half sheep with green pebble-grain cloth boards. Expertly rebacked in style, card mounts slightly age toned, otherwise a very good album. An album of interesting watercolours of Ladakh (now a part of the Jammu and Kashmir State, India) executed by Major C.B. Templer of the Indian Army, 19th Regiment of Bengal Lancers (Fane's Horse). He served in India in 1880-1893 and took part in the second Mirazai Expedition of 1891. During his service with the 19th Lancers Templer participated in the horse races and was the first holder of the Indian Grand National Trophy (Some reminiscences of Indian Sport// The Field, The Country Gentleman's Newspaper, Christmas 1922, p. 5). After the end of his career Templer lived in Execliff (Exmouth), actively travelled around Europe and also visited South Africa. The album includes eleven accomplished watercolours made in Ladakh in 1886, during Templer's time in the Indian Army, including a view of "Leh, capital of Ladakh" with the Leh Palace in the centre and the Ladakh mountain range in the background, a panorama of a "Tartar Camp" near Ladakh with tents made of woolen blankets, portraits of a Buddhist Lama with the prayer wheel, Ladakh shepherd "Bipari, trader in sheep's wool," and of a woman coolie. Five watercolours depict local animals, with expressive notes by Templer: "Ladakh Transport!! Yak, goat & sheep," "Spiti Pony. Very hard, never shod!! Feet as hard as iron!!," "Fighting Cock!," "Watch dog - Guards the sheep, goats &c., protected by iron collars against Leopards, wolves &c.," "Kyang - wild horse of Ladakh." Another drawing shows the grave of Templer's charger Sweetheart somewhere in the Ladakh hills, with a note: "She was with me for 18 years, was my Charger and won me eleven races!! She was perfection in every way!!" There is also a beautiful view of snow covered peaks of the Himalayas taken from the Narkanda mountain station near Simla. The last watercolour dated 1903 depicts a small bridge & stream at Rochefort, France. Overall a beautiful illustrative account on Ladakh. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Copper Queen: A Romance of To-day and Yesterday

      Ward and Downey, London 1886 - Blanche Roosevelt (1853-1898), née Blanche Roosevelt Tucker, descended from the Roosevelt clan (and thus a cousin of both presidents) and the Tuckers of Virginia, was the daughter of a Wisconsin state senator. An acclaimed soprano, she sang with the D'Oyly Carte Opera in London and New York performances of H.M.S. Pinafore and The Pirates of Penzance. She retired from the stage and wrote an acclaimed biography of Gustave Doré and several novels "of To-day" - dealing with Americans in Europe and the musical stage - including Marked "In Haste" (1883), Stage-Struck; or, She would be an Opera Singer (1884), Hazel Fane (1891), and The Copper Queen. Beginning in 1884, she was one of Maupassant's mistresses, when he was at the height of his literary powers. She died in London in 1898 following a carriage accident in Monte Carlo.The Copper Queen begins with a high stakes poker game in a thunderstorm on a westbound Union Pacific train from Chicago, introducing Ythan Florestan (who donates his winnings to a hospital at San Francisco), before returning to Chicago, where Wyoming heiress Enilda Rozen is being educated at the Well-born Seminary, a finishing school. The action ranges from Laramie to London by way of the Chicago trading floor, a charming old house on West Tenth Street in New York City, Ascot, and Covent Garden, with a loyal and spunky servant girl, English and European aristocrats, an air of money and ease against the backdrop of newly-created western mineral fortunes - and a scandalous murder trial.Uncommon and finely bound. Bound in full blue morocco, covers with ruled border in blind, the author and title lettered in gilt at the center of each upper cover, spines tooled in gilt and blind, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. by Blunson & Co. Spines lightly toned, near fine [i-vi], [1]-288; [i-iv], [1]-271[-272]; [i-iv], [1]-288 pp. 3 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        LE DESESPERE

      NOUVELLE LIBRAIRIE A. SOIRAT 1886 - RO20176649: 430 pages - 1er plat desolidarisé - ouvrage desolidarisé au dos. In-12 Broché. Etat d'usage. 1er plat abîmé. Dos abîmé. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 840.08-XIX ème siècle [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Japanese and English dictionary and English Japanese dictionary . Third edition

      Z. P. Maruya & Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Yokohama, [et al.] 1886 - Third and best edition; 8vo, pp. [2], xxxiii, [1], 962, [2]; parallel title in Japanese, sectional title at leaf 97-2 (Part Second. English and Japanese Dictionary, containg the most important English words, with numerous examples); text in double column, original quarter brown morocco, gilt-lettered spine; joints cracked; a good copy, but retaining the original and clearly very rare (if not unique) canvas dust jacket printed in red; old Japanese ticket of Sheishibunsha, printer, copperplater and binder, Tokyo, on front pastedown. The dust jacket, never seen by any Japanese dealer or librarian that I've consulted, is unusual in that it is a jacket of Western design and distinctly different from the Japanese fukuro (sleeve or sheath) often seeen on 19th-century Japanese books. I can't say this is the first Western-designed jacket made in the East but it certainly has to rank as among the earliest extant. The front panel repeats the design of the title page but within a ruled border with fleurs- de-lys in the corners, and the spine, with red rules simulating spine bands, is in 5 compartments, with red lettering printed in 3. The inside of the jacket contains pockets of marbled paper into which the covers of the dictionary are meant to slip.The dictionary itself is arranged phonetically according to the Roman alphabet, followed by the pronunciation in Katakana and the Chinese characters. With the exception of Medhurst's small vocabulary issued at Batavia in 1830, Hepburn's work was the first true Japanese - English dictionary (first edition 1867) to be sold in Japan. In the third edition, published in 1886, Hepburn adopted a new system for romanization of the Japanese language developed by the Society for the Romanization of the Japanese Alphabet (R majikai). This system is widely known as the Hepburn romanization because Hepburn's dictionary popularized it. This is Hepburn's final text. Later editions were mere reprints. Hepburn (1815-1911), an American Presbyterian medical missionary, was among the earliest in Japan after the opening of its borders in 1859, and subsequently became one of Japan's leading citizens, operating for many years a dispensary, and playing a prominent role in medical education there. He also compiled a dictionary, the first comprehensive Japanese-English dictionary by a westerner, and a standard work for better than 50 years. It was first published in Shanghai by the American Missionary Press in 1867. Zaunmuller cites the 1903 [i.e. seventh] edition only; no copy of any edition in Cordell. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Mondnacht" originales Aquarell auf braunem Papier ca. 25x34cm; verso handschriftlich signiert; um 1890 [ Das stimmungsvolle Blatt mit kleineren Randläsuren.]

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

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        A Japanese and English dictionary and English Japanese dictionary Third edition

      "Tokyo, Yokohama, [et al.]": "Z. P. Maruya & Co., Ltd.". 1886. "Third and best edition; 8vo, pp. [2], xxxiii, [1], 962, [2]; parallel title in Japanese, sectional title at leaf 97-2 (Part Second. English and Japanese Dictionary, containg the most important English words, with numerous examples); text in double column, original quarter brown morocco, gilt-lettered spine; joints cracked; a good copy, but retaining the original and clearly very rare (if not unique) canvas dust jacket printed in red; old Japanese ticket of Sheishibunsha, printer, copperplater and binder, Tokyo, on front pastedown. The dust jacket, never seen by any Japanese dealer or librarian that I've consulted, is unusual in that it is a jacket of Western design and distinctly different from the Japanese fukuro (sleeve or sheath) often seeen on 19th-century Japanese books. I can't say this is the first Western-designed jacket made in the East but it certainly has to rank as among the earliest extant. The front panel repeats the design of the title page but within a ruled border with fleurs- de-lys in the corners, and the spine, with red rules simulating spine bands, is in 5 compartments, with red lettering printed in 3. The inside of the jacket contains pockets of marbled paper into which the covers of the dictionary are meant to slip. The dictionary itself is arranged phonetically according to the Roman alphabet, followed by the pronunciation in Katakana and the Chinese characters. With the exception of Medhurst's small vocabulary issued at Batavia in 1830, Hepburn's work was the first true Japanese - English dictionary (first edition 1867) to be sold in Japan. In the third edition, published in 1886, Hepburn adopted a new system for romanization of the Japanese language developed by the Society for the Romanization of the Japanese Alphabet (R majikai). This system is widely known as the Hepburn romanization because Hepburn's dictionary popularized it. This is Hepburn's final text. Later editions were mere reprints. Hepburn (1815-1911), an American Presbyterian medical missionary, was among the earliest in Japan after the opening of its borders in 1859, and subsequently became one of Japan's leading citizens, operating for many years a dispensary, and playing a prominent role in medical education there. He also compiled a dictionary, the first comprehensive Japanese-English dictionary by a westerner, and a standard work for better than 50 years. It was first published in Shanghai by the American Missionary Press in 1867. Zaunmuller cites the 1903 [i.e. seventh] edition only; no copy of any edition in Cordell. "

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        Picturesque Atlas of Australasia Vol II

      The Picturesque Atlas Publishing Company, Limited, Sydney, Melbourne, London and Springfield (Mass), 1886, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st Edition530 pages (complete). A very heavy, very handsome, wonderful atlas of Australia. More often found in State and university libraries this is a RARE copy for SALE. This atlas was the first to be so intentful and determined to survey the continent as comprehensively and culturally explicitly as possible. A strong, venerable and dignified volume with over 800 wonderful wood cut engravings. In general good condition. Quarter bound in leather. The board cover is scuffed, stained from storage and worn. The gilt printing is bright and bold. The leather corners are worn but intact. The spine is worn and cracked but is smart and stately. The six gilt decorative blocks are clear. The binding is as muscular as a sheep-hand. The covers are strong, very firm and healthy. The papertrims have gilt edging that is a little worn but otherwise fresh. The ash front and end papers are whole with some storage markings. There is mild foxing throughout the atlas. The frontis protective sheet is whole but has some foxing. The pages of text are clear and confident. The illustrations are complete and utterly wonderful and finely detailed. The maps are clean, very clear, sharp and absorbing. The coloured maps are bright, fresh and sure. The pages are very firm against the spine. The contents of this volume are: Towns of Victoria; Historical Sketch of Queensland; Topography of Queensland; Historical Sketch of Southern Australia; Descriptive Sketch of Southern Australia; Historical Sketch of Western Australia; Descriptive Sketch of Western Australia; Historical Sketch of Tasmania; Descriptive Sketch of Tasmania. Major maps are: Victoria ; Queensland; South Australia, and Northern Territory of South Australia; Western Australia; General Map of Australia; Tasmania. The unbound railways and telegraph maps are absent. An ambitious and engaging book. fk Quantity Available: 1. Category: Collectables; Maps; Atlases; Inventory No: aovh.

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        DEMOS

      1886. A Story of English Socialism. In Three Volumes. London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1886. Original brown cloth decorated in dark brown. First Edition of Gissing's third novel to be published, which consisted of 750 copies.~By the time Gissing wrote DEMOS he was no longer a socialist. He gave no encouragement to optimistic hopes for popular government, whose critic he had become. By 1886 Gissing's working-class was anarchic, illiterate, befuddled, bestial, incapable of education (either by self-help or state-help), and motivated by greed and envy of the rich and the powerful. [S&C] ~DEMOS was a popular novel, published a month after the Trafalgar Square Riot of 8 February 1886 had awakened the public's fear of "the mob"; it was the first of his writings to achieve much in the way of success, going into a second edition (one volume) the same year. This was also the first of five novels to be published by Smith Elder who, by buying Gissing's copyrights outright, profited notoriously while passing along very little to the author. DEMOS was the only Gissing novel to have been published anonymously -- "both to attract the curiosity of potential readers (most of whom would not have heard of Gissing) and to emphasize the novel's controversiality" [Halperin].~This set is bound identically to the "a" (earliest) copy described by Coustillas -- with (on the spines) a comma after "Smith" and a round-topped ampersand. This is a very good-plus set, with very little external soil or wear (just a few small nicks and marks); at an early date the original endpapers were covered by other ones. Though George Gissing did not become one of the "giants" of Victorian fiction, he is nonetheless today regarded as the master of late-Victorian realism. Coustillas A3.1.a; not in Sadleir; Wolff 2544; Collie A4a; Spiers & Coustillas G1. Provenance: with the penciled signatures of noted bibliographer Walter E. Smith.

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

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

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        Territory of Montana

      1886 - This 1886 map of the Montana Territory shows major railroads, rivers, towns, and topographic detail. Decorative ivy border, and nice colorful detail. This is framed with a cherry wood burl frame, a gray fabric mat, a black ornate fillet a marble paper wrapped liner and a beige inner mat.

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        Floating Flies and How to Dress Them

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington [Printed by the Chiswick Press], 1886. Large paper edition, on handmade paper, one of 100 copies for England. Title page printed in red and black. With 10 hand-colored lithographic plates of flies, showing 90 specimens, and other text illustrations. Pp. [10], 136, [1, publisher's ads]. 1 vols. 8vo (9 3/4 x 6 3/8 inches). Publisher's half brown morocco and cloth, gilt lettered spine and cover, patterned endsheets, t.e.g., others uncut. Very slight edgewear. With the bookplates of Francis D. Bland (his neat ink signature at head of title), Henry Siegel, and another. The first book by Frederic M. Halford, universally acknowledged as the founder of modern dry fly angling. In An Angler's Autobiography, Halford referred to this book as the result of several years' collaboration with G.S. Marryat, respected as the greatest angler of his day but who ultimately declined to use his name in the published book. "R.B. Marston, whose firm Sampson Low were the publishers, arranged for tantalizing advertisements to appear from time to time in The Fishing Gazette announcing that publication was imminent ... The result was that by 17 April [1886] the whole of the de luxe edition (100 copies on large paper at thirty shillings) had already been sold out before publication" (Hayter). With notable American provenance: from the library of sporting bookseller and Derrydale bibliographer Col. Henry Siegel.

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        The Curiosities of Ale & Beer.

      London: Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press - Circa. 1886. 6 ½ in. x 10 in. 449 pp. plus two pages of ads. Illustrated "with 50 quaint cuts." Vellum spine with gilt leather title label. Dark grey paper covered boards. Cover corners show some wear. Otherwise a well-preserved copy of a scarce book. Weight is 3.5 lbs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        For Love and Bears. A description of a recent hunting trip with a romantic finale. A True Story. By "James Daly" - profusely illustrated by pencil sketches also a cabinet photograph of Grace Horton

      Chicago: Frank S. Gray, Publisher. McCormick Block, 1886. First edition. Illustrated with original albumen photograph, numerous facsimiles, maps, illustrations in text, music. Duplicated typewriting, printed rectos only. 139, [6, ads] ff. 1 vols. 4to. Original tan printed wrappers, stapled. Spine defective, covers detached. Small closed tears in title (no loss), some soiling, a very good copy of a fragile book. Dark green cloth folding box and chemise. 'The Original MSS' Account of a hunting trip after deer and bear in the Pend d'Oreille region of Idaho, with humorous aspects, including its presentation on the cover as "The Original MSS" as rejected by Messrs Harper Century Scribner, with a letter (on letterhead) declining to publish a work "so representative of the 'rowdy west'." Samuel Clemens is universally regarded as a pioneer in being the first author to have a manuscript typed on a typewriter (Life on the Mississippi, 1882). Yet he was not the only one. In addition to its place in Western Americana and sporting history, For Love and Bears is of interest for demonstrating how quickly the notion of a typewritten "original manuscript" took hold, and in being an early example of a published work with the appearance of a typescript. Howes states that the author was Frank S. Gray; James Daly is noted in Wright III (1383) as author of The Little Blind God on Rails. A Romaunt of the Gold Northwest (Chicago, 1888), but the present work is not cited there. Decidedly uncommon. ABPC records only a rebound copy in 1992.

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        A Text Book Of Naked Eye Anatomy Being An Accompanying Text To Masse's Plates

      Balliere Tindall And Cox, 1886. Hardcover. Acceptable/No Dustjacket. 1886. 461 pages. No dust jacket. Marbled boards half bound brown leather, raised ribs and gilt to spine. 113 plates, not counted. Marbling to text block edge. Light tanning and foxing to text pages, heavier to text block and end papers. Hinges cracked, block separated from binding. fep's, at both ends, detached but appear complete. Hinge cracked near center with pages detached. Naval History Museum ink stamps to rear of plates. A good reading copy. Heavy rubbing to boards and spine. Price recently reduced!!!

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        The Christmas Books. Being; A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life and The Haunted Man

      London: Chapman and Hall 1886-7, 1886. 5 volumes, small octavo. Illustrated with engravings by Sir Edwin Landseer, Maclise, Stanfield, F. Stone, Doyle, Leech and Tenniel. Publisher's decorative red cloth with gilt decoration, in the style of the original bindings. These are the first printings of this new edition, taken from the stereotype plates of the original edition, with a statement to that effect in each volume. A lovely fine set with uniform sunning to spines, housed in a custom-made morocco-spined leather clamshell case. A most attractive presentation of an important printing. Eckell [110]. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [254]

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        Pearls and Pearling Life.

      London: George Bell and Sons, . First edition. 1886 - Pp. i-xvi, (1), 17-329, (1); tinted frontispiece, 7 fine full-page chromolithographs shells and pearls, 1 folding map, 2 tinted full page plates, 11 text-figures. Contemporary full tree-calf leather, spine with 5 raised bands lettered in gilt on a black morocco author/title label in one compartment and with elaborately blind-stamped gilt decorations in the other 5 compartments, the borders of the front and rear covers are decorated in lacey gilt, elaborated gilt turn-ins also border the French marbled endpapers, 8vo. A finely bound copy of an interesting work on all aspects of the pearl industry in the later 19th century. The tinted frontispiece illustration is in fine color facsimile and is expertly mounted (see photo). From the library of South African author, Morris J. Cohen, with his custom color bookplate on the front endpaper. Foxing to the blank front and rear endpapers only, light age toning to some text pages, the fine chromolithograph plates and other illustrations are bright and clean; a tight copy with no signs of use in near fine condition.

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        A Texas Cow-Boy or, Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Pony

      Chicago, IL: Rand McNally and Co. , 1886. 2nd Edition 2nd Printing. Hardcover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Adventures of the Pinkerton agent, one of the first to use the technique of going undercover. The Pinkertons tried several times to suppress the publication of Siringo's memoirs. Second edition, second issue. The second edition is sought after because it contains an additional 30 pages of text. In addition there are pages at the front and rear with advertisements and a color illustration. Original boards are rubbed on edges, corners bumped and frayed, pictorial gilt still bright. Binding has been resewn. Howes S-518 Reese Six-Scores 99. Three copies in OCLC.

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        [series title:] Austen's Novels:

      London: Richard Bentley & Son, , 1886?-1892. Sense and Sensibility; Pride and Prejudice; Mansfield Park; Emma; Northanger Abbey & Persuasion; Memoir by J. E. Austen Leigh (which includes Lady Susan and The Watsons). 6 volumes, octavo (183 × 120 mm). Early 20th century red half crushed morocco, decorative gilt spines, red cloth sides, top edges gilt, pink marbled endpapers. Engraved frontispieces with scenes from the novels, engraved portrait frontispiece of Jane Austen in the Memoir. Front hinge of Northanger Abbey volume split but firm. A very handsome set; apparently a reprint of the Steventon edition of 1882 and rather scarce: both Keynes and Gilson report having "not seen this".

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        [MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL OF A TEENAGE GIRL LIVING IN A SMALL SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS SETTLEMENT NEAR THE GULF COAST, 1886 - 1889]

      Sharpsburg & San Patricio County, Tx. 1886-1889.. Approximately 140pp. of manuscript journal entries plus thirty pages of various unrelated manuscript material. Contemporary cloth ledger, 12 x 7 1/4 inches. Some dampstaining to covers, binding tender, with a small portion of backstrip lacking, some leaves detached ot starting. Overall, good condition. A wonderful manuscript journal written by Mary Abigail (Abbie) Moore, early resident of Sharpsburg, Tx., located near present-day Odem in south central San Patricio County (currently part of the greater metropolitan area of Corpus Christi). The diary is composed mostly of daily manuscript entries, with some school notes, ledger payment notations, original stories and poetry, and with some pages towards the end likely in a different hand, and dated to 1891. Abbie writes her journal entries in pencil and various colors and types of ink, including pink ink, which she likes very much. She signs her name twice in the book, both instances as "Abbie Moore." Mary Abigail (Abbie) Moore was born in Texas on Oct. 20, 1868. Other than an appearance in the 1880 United States Federal Census, where she is recorded in "Precinct 2, San Patricio, Texas," and a family tree on ancestry.com recording her birth and death dates, nothing is known of Abbie apart from this journal. In this manuscript, we learn that during her late teenage years, Abbie was forced to live with Sidney and Mary Borden in Sharpsburg, Tx. after her own father fell ill. The journal begins Sept. 1, 1886, with Abbie arriving in town "at the residence of Mr. S. G. Bordens about ten A. M." Sidney Gail Borden founded the river port of Sharpsburg in the early 1870s. He operated a general store, grist mill, cotton gin, and grape vineyards, as well as helping plot and sell land within the town. Sharpsburg, at its height, claimed over 300 residents before slowly devolving into a ghost town by the 1920s. At the time of this journal's writing, about fifty people called Sharpsburg home. Abbie writes in a clear hand, with a confident voice, and her journal is honest, poignant, and often funny. Several times she mentions how much she laughs, commenting on Sep. 14, 1886, "whoever heard of two or three women being together and not laughing." Her writing evokes both the town in which she lives and the people with whom she struggles during a very interesting time in the development of the state of Texas. She mentions numerous people by name, often first and last names, including D. C. Rachal and his wife. The Rachal family was active in business with the Bordens in Sharpsburg during the 1880s, partnering together in shipping concerns, a cotton gin, and real estate. Most journal entries detail the basic daily activities one would expect of a country girl in a small town in Texas in the 1880s: cleaning house, making soap, baking bread and pies, watching after children, attending local dances and parties, reporting on the weather, churning butter, sewing or making clothes, sharing the gossip of customers encountered at the general store, and so much more. One night she declares that she will not write much for that day, since she is tired, and "the mosquitoes are having a concert or something of the kind tonight and I do not want to interrupt them." Such an example is indicative of Abbie's sense of humor, and her ability to turn a humorous phrase. Another humorous entry occurs on Oct. 6, when "the pigs got in the milk box and ruined all the cream and milk." There are numerous entries mentioning the passing away of family, friends, or locals, including deaths by snake bite, suicide, and falls. On Nov. 1 1886, she writes, "Mrs. B is home her sisters baby was dying when she left." Then, the next day: "This is election day. The baby is dead. Mrs. B is up there." Unfortunately, this is not the only entry to mention the death of a child. On July 22, 1887, Abbie writes: "I'm now going from a funeral a little mexican boy was snake bit he died last night. A mexican was killed a few days ago by falling from a windpump he had been dead several hours when found." She travels several times from Sharpsburg to the town of San Patricio, and also reports of going to other Texas towns such as Corpus Christi, Ingleside, Sinton, and Mineral City, and writes of other townsfolk who've journeyed to "Sanantonio" and Beeville. While on a camping trip to Ingleside during the summer of 1887, where she walked on the beach and swam in the Gulf of Mexico, Abbie writes: "I think it is so charming. I'm so in love with Ingleside I think I would like to make my home here....Oh! It is just delightful I feel so happy and so free. I think the scenery is just beautiful I'm now sitting under a sweet bay tree writing...." Typical for a heady teenager in a small town, Abbie was boy crazy, but not impulsive, and often self-deprecating. After receiving a letter from a suitor who says he dreams of her, Abbie writes, "I think I would dream of ugly things too if I had to sleep in that gin alone." In a striking entry on April 28, 1887, when offered a house and ten acres by Mr. Borden if she marries his first choice for a husband, she comments: "I'm almost in the notion of doing it not thinking of marrying but of taking the baby and brother John and start me a farm. I think it would be so nice to be independent. But I do not want to marry I just want to support myself and I will be happy." The last few pages of her journal contain an eighty-four line rhyming poem entitled "Boys of Sharpsburg," co-authored with her friend Mollie, and ends with: "The girls of Sharpsburg are hard to beat / And to talk to one the boys think a treat / They will live long and happy lives / If they can get some of them for wives." This humorous poem is one of several presumably original poems populating the last portion of the journal, with titles such as "Red White and Blue," "Cash Sweet Cash," "Rosewood Casket," "Our Willie," and "To my Ideal Hero." These poems follow a few short prose works, also presumably original, entitled "Society," "A Flea's Story," and "Symptoms of a Boy in Love." A very brief snippet of a handful of other interesting journal entries are as follows: 1) Feb. 14, 1887: "Mrs. Borden went to Sanpatricio today a darky by the name of Moses Sot played the violin very near all day." 2) Feb. 27, 1887: "We went to san Patricio today Mrs. Borden took me to the convent and to church I never saw any sisters before today I think they are very nice." 3) May 28, 1887: "Doctor Handly is dead it is supposed he committed suicide he was found dead near the powder house in Corpus." 4) June 30, 1887: "We did very well then until we got to a tank this side of Mr. Rachals we all drove in to water the horses when the wagon got in just a little ways the girls jumped out the mexican drove in farther the horses would not pull out the mexican got out he could not manage them and Mr. Borden pulled off his boots rolled up his pants and went in and got them out." 5) Aug. 8, 1887: "I have not seen Alf since our talk until tonight he is very cool toward me and looks as if he was dreaming of the future I guess he is thinking of business poor fellow I hope no one will ever tell anything worse on him than telling he dances with the mexican girls I did not know it was any secret but because it was in Kates presence he was insulted." 6) Sept. 25, 1887: "Today is sunday it has rained most of the day. I have spent the whole day in reading a novel title Doris it is very interesting but I might of spent the day in something more important." 7) Feb. 25, 1888: "When they all came from singing Drue read some poetry to Joe and Charly it was that piece we composed about boys of Sharpsburg. I think Joe got real mad about it." 8) Apr. 29, 1888: "Sula and Joe came here for dinner today we went to mexican church...We saw a mexican couple married There was quite a number of white folks there." 9) Oct. 25, 1888: "I got a letter from home this evening. They are talking of starting a literary society down there. I took a good cry tonight. I had been feeling like crying all day but had not give way until tonight. I fixed Mac's bed and then I told him to see if it was not more comfortable than it was. He said, well I knew if anyone could make it so you could. It was spoken so kindly and I was thinking of home too and I could not bear it any longer so I just took a good hearty cry. I received my future husbands photograph this evening he is very good looking." It is unclear whether this last sentence is sarcasm, hyperbole, or historical fact. 10) December 1, 1888: "John is here today. I fixed up a bed in the upper story this evening I put up a notice in a room it was something like this, No smoking chewing or dipping snuff in this room. Please do not burn lamps without chimneys. Persons occupying this room are expected to repair all damages done by them. I put John there to sleep I heard them laughing after they went I guess they are going to play some trick. I would just like to know what kind of a boy [he] is. I wonder what he thinks of me." 11) March 3, 1889: "Girls nowadays are not as they were in days gone by. The reason of this I cannot tell, but I'm very sorry it is so...They spend their time in studying fashion news, dressing, trying to catch beans and ball going. They are always endeavoring to get on the good side of the old man (as they term it) and get him to buy them a new dress...Girls I do not wonder at our brothers seeking pleasure away from home for they do not find it at home. But let us try and do better. Let us think of something higher and nobler than dressing and catching beans." Laid into the journal are several leaves of letters or parts of writing, including one letter dated April 14, 1953, addressed to "M. A. Finch" in Yoakum, Tx. on the envelope, with the letter beginning, "Dear 'Miss Abbie.'" Presumably, this was Mary Abigail Moore's married name. She passed away less than a month after the date of this letter, on May 11, 1953. This journal of a young lady in Texas is a wealth of information on daily life near the Gulf Coast in the latter part of the 19th century, and deserves to be preserved and scrutinized by collectors of women's history or Texas manuscripts, gender studies scholars, and researchers of Texas social history in the 19th century, among others. Journals and diaries of Texas women in the 19th century rarely survive, and are extraordinarily rare, especially from the Gulf Coast region. It is an outstanding document, notable for chronicling the active daily life of a young Texas teenager from a town that no longer exists. 1880 United States Federal Census; Census Place: Precinct 2, San Patricio, Texas; Roll: 1325; Family History Film: 1255325; Page: 381A; Enumeration District: 129. Anthony Moore Family Tree, Ancestry.com.

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        Merlin Roman en Prose du XIIIe Siècle. Publie avec la Mise en Prose du Poème de Merlin de Robert de Boron d'après le Manuscrit Appartenant à M. Alfred H. Huth par Gaston Paris et Jacob Ulrich

      Paris: Firmin Didot et Cie, 1886. First edition, one of 100 copies on J. Whatman Turkey Mill. [viii,], xci, [i], 280; [iv], 308, [2] pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Full citron morocco, gilt-decorated with an all-over diapered pattern of repeating tulip fleur-de-lis, spines gilt in 6 compartments, t.e.g., by Rivière. Spines darkened, lacking the Huth leather bookplate in volume 1. Huth's Copy, the Dedication Copy The dedication copy - Alfred Huth supplied the 13th century French manuscript from which this volume was based.

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