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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.

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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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".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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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        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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        Porträt - Originalzeichnung auf Karton in Kohle von F. Levy, datiert 28.02.1886.

      - Format: ca. 23 x 30 cm. - Sehr schönes Portrait. - Auf Wunsch senden wir gerne eine Kopie per email. -- etwas gebräunt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Steffen Völkel]
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        Professional criminals of America

      New York : Cassell & Co, 1886-01-01. First Edition. Leather Bound. Very Good. Fine binding. Gilt ruled 3/4 leather over publisher's pebbled boards. Rebacked on modern leather. Hardcover. Handsome binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Photographs.433 pages. A late-nineteenth century rogues gallery of America's foremost murderers, bank robbers, con men, forgers, embezzlers, and pickpockets. Written in 1886, Professional Criminals of America contains biographical sketches, including photographs, of some four hundred of the nation's leading criminals. Each profile details the crimes committed and the circumstances leading up to arrest and conviction. Also included are short, informative chapters on criminal methods, executions, opium addiction, fugitives from justice, and prison commutation laws, along with intriguing chapters on mysterious unsolved murders, adventurers and adventuresses, and a list of every prison and state penitentiary in America at the time of publication.

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        [BURIALS AND THE CREMATION OF CORPSES]. Inumazione e Cremazione dei Cadaveri

      Padova: Tip. del Seminario, 1886. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. VERY GOOD. 12mo. 115 pp., complete. Bound in contemporary Italian quarter sheep (spine somewhat worn but completely sound), purple endpapers, nineteen-century paper label on spine (see below). In VERY GOOD ANTIQUARIAN CONDITION, completely unsophisticated. PRESENTATION COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION, very scarce. Ours is apparently the only copy on the market, inscribed or otherwise. In the present volume, Count Alesso Besi discusses interment and cremation of dead bodies, as considered in terms of hygiene and public health, religion, hygiene, economy and emotional sentiment. The most important aspect of the book is its reliance on fact and reason: that while the burial is in accord with teachings of religion, cremation is in direct conflict with human sentiment. Moigne, in the journal "Les Mondes" suggests replacing the ordinary mode of burial with cremation, which aims to convert the scaffolding of human bones in a handful of ashes. The book is further significant not only as a work of scholarship and logic, but because Freemasons in Italy sought to eradicate the crematorium and replace it with burials in cemeteries (SOURCE: La Civilta cattolica. Anno Trigesimosettimo, Vol. IV, della serie decimaterza, p. 342). The present work is not to be confused with a 9-page pamphlet by Ludovico Brunetti of a similar title, printed in Naples in 1881. CENSUS OF KNOWN COPIES: Biblioteca comunale Luciano Benincasa (Ancona), Biblioteca nazionale centrale (Firenze), Biblioteca della Facolta di medicina veterinaria dell'Universita degli studi di Milano, Biblioteca del Monumento nazionale di Praglia (Teolo), Biblioteca antica V. Pinali dell'Universita degli studi di Padova, Biblioteca della Fondazione Ariodante Fabretti (Torino), National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD. A German translation of the present work was printed Regensburg in 1889. REFERENCE: Index-catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon-General's Office (Second Series, 1898, vol. III, p. 9) listed under "Cadaver, Care and Disposal of" (sic). Index medicus (vol. IX, Feb. 1887, p. 101) listed under "Inspection and Disposal of the Dead." PROVENANCE: Presentation inscription from "l'Autore" to the Collegio "Alla Guerce" (Firenze) with their 19th-century armorial stamp on title page (their motto ?'Ingentes tendat ramos et tempora cingat').

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        McQueen's Aquatic Sports, International Sculling Match, Final Heat

      Sprague & Co. 1886 - This 27" x 29 black and white lithograph contains a large view of the race, as well as composites of the athletes. The print contains 1/2", 3/4", and 2" tears along the bottom margin. Staining is present around the margins.

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

      Nevada City, Ca.: Brown & Calkins, Printers, 1886.. 93pp., including single-page map, plus [1]p. index of advertisers. Original printed wrappers. Wrappers worn around edges and soiled. Very clean internally. Very good overall. In a half morocco and cloth box, spine gilt. Interesting land promotional for this agriculturally rich California county. Many woodcuts of strawberries, pears, grapes, and other fruits illustrate this land of opportunity, and the text describes the infrastructure in place to promote prosperous farms. The last forty pages contain advertisements from local merchants, dentists, stables, banks, newspapers, farms and dairies, etc. Not in the Norris Collection and rather scarce. ROCQ 6015. COWAN (1964 ADDITIONS) 489.

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        Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. First Edition, First Issue, wraps.

      Longmans, Green and Co., London, 1886, - STEVENSON, Robert Louis. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. FIRSTEDITION, FIRST ISSUE. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1886. [Date on front cover – 1885 – altered by pen to 1886; Christmas-trade-delayed to Jan 1886]. Pp. (8),[1]-141,(3). Small 8vo, fawn-coloured decorated (in blue) wrapswith red and blue lettering to front cover, blank spine; housed in paper-backed red cloth chemise, full red morocco solander case, gilt lettering andfive raised bands to spine. Prideaux, A Bibliography of the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, 17. Small bookplate of Frederick Locker (1821–1895, English author and bibliophile) to upper fore-corner inside rear cover. Front cover detached but present, small chip to head and tail of spine, else verygood in custom solander case. Scarce. 6,000.00 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Doull, Bookseller (A.B.A.C.)]
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        Pictures of Life And Character from the Collection of "Mr Punch"

      London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co, 1886. Fully illustrated. 3 vols. 4to. Bound from the issue in parts, preserving original wrappers, in three quarter red morocco, spine gilt, a.e.g., for Charles Lauriat, by WIlliam and Herbert Root Of the famous London Bindery Root & Son, with their inscription on the occasion of Lauriat's wedding in 1912. Spine mellowed, faintest traces of rubbing. Fine in cloth slipcase. Presentation Root Binding for Charles Lauriat Collects the best of Leech's work for Punch. This set beautifully bound for and inscribed to Charles Lauriat, the Famous Boston Bookseller: "Bound for Mr. Charles E. Lauriat (Junr) in 1912 (his wedding year) by W. Root & Son. With their heartiest congratulations and best wishes for the happiness and prosperity of himself and his wife. William Root. Herbert E. Root." An attractive and desirable set.

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        Die österreichisch-ungarische Monarchie in Wort und Bild. Auf Anregung und unter Mitwirkung Seiner kaiserlichen und königlichen Hoheit des durchlauchtigsten Kronprinzen Erzherzog Rudolf. 24 Bände.

      Wien: k.k. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei 1886 - 1902.. OHldr. 4°, , mit Farbtafeln und Holzstichen illustriert, 24,. auch als "Kronprinzenwerk" bekannt; Monumentalwerk zur Gesamtdarstellung der Donaumonarchie. Konvolut aus 24 Bd., teilweise gering stockfleckig. Bände: Wien und Niederösterreich (1. Abtheilung Wien, 1886; 2. Abtheilung Niederösterreich, 1888) - Übersichtsband 1. Abtheilung: Naturgeschichtlicher Teil (1887) - Übersichtsband 2.Abtheilung: Geschichtlicher Teil (1887) - Ungarn in 6 Teilen/in 7 Bänden (1888; 1891; 1893; 1896; 1898/1900; 1902) - Oberösterreich und Salzburg (1889) - Steiermark (1890) - Kärnten und Krain (1891) - Das Küstenland (Görz, Gradiska, Triest und Istrien) (1891) - Dalmatien (1892) - Tirol und Vorarlberg (1893) - Böhmen (1. Abtheilung 1894; 2. Abtheilung 1896) - Mähren und Schlesien (1897) - Galizien (1898); - Bukowina (1899) - Bosnien und Hercegovina (1901) - Croatien und Slavonien (Siebenter Band der Länder der St. Stephans Krone; 1902)

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        Philosophy of Wealth: Economic Principles Newly Formulated

      GINN & CO, BOSTON 1886 - gilt lettering on spine, ex-library, usual markings, covers rubbed, corners bumped, DATE PUBLISHED: 1886 EDITION: 235 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief.

      Schloß Wittingau, 21. IV. 1886. - 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. Mit eh. adr. Kuvert. An den Redakteur Edgar von Spiegl (1833-1908): "Obwohl sich das Extrablatt selten mit Leitartikeln befaßt, sehe ich mich dennoch verpflichtet, in Anbetracht der freundlichen, guten Dienste, welche obiges Blatt der 'Götterdämmerung' geleistet, dasselbe mit einem Leitartikel zu belästigen. Mein leader ist 'von einer besondern Rain', er muß in Einer Dämmerung zu Stande gebracht werden, braucht nicht alsogleich in Druck zu kommen, im Gegentheil, je länger er liegt, desto besser wird er, ist nicht so schön wie Minerva oder Hebe, aber treffender als Diana 'im herabgekommenen Olymp' [.], er ist sehr gewichtig, bei 4 K, u. dennoch ungenießbar, wenn nicht die löbl. Redaction eine Sauce dazu gibt, was derselben wohl ein Leichtes sein dürfte; dagegen vertragt er kein Dementi, ist gar nicht politischen Inhaltes u. zieht nie eine Ehrenbeleidigungsklage nach sich [.]". - 1850 in die österreichische Armee eingetreten, machte Schwarzenberg 1850 die Schlacht bei Solferino mit; nach Friedensschluß beendete er seine militärische Laufbahn und "engagierte sich fortan in der Politik, in der er - anders als sein Vater - strikt konservative Positionen vertrat. Seit 1867 Mitglied des böhmischen Landtags, unterzeichnete Schwarzenberg als Mitglied des Herrenhauses 1879 die staatsrechtliche Verwahrung" (ÖBL XII, 12). 1888 übernahm er als achter Fürst zu Schwarzenberg die Leitung der Primogenitur. - Mit gepr. Briefkopf von Schloß Wittingau.

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        Pearls and Pearling Life

      London: George Bell and Sons 1886. 330, [10 adverts] pp., tinted frontispiece and two other fulll page plates, 7 chromolithographs and a folding map. The very scarce original edition, bound in a modern brick coloured morocco, with marbled boards. Repairs to the inner margins of the frontis and title page. A gift inscription on the verso of the frontispiece is to 'Mrs William H. Bliss | 525 Park Avenue, | New York, N.Y | from Mr Nash of | Black, Starr & Frost. ' Black, Starr and Frost are the oldest jewellers in America. There is also a later armorial bookplate of 'Farnham of Quorndon'. A very scarce work, notable for the beautiful chromolithographs of pearls. Streeter also produced works on Precious Stones, Diamonds and Gold . Very Good. Half Morocco. First Edition. 1886. 8vo..

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster Books]
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        ALS - Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift.

      . London 24.IX.1886. 4 Seiten 8°. Mit blau gedrucktem Briefkopf.. Henry Maudsley (1835-1918), englischer Psychiater, seinerzeit der bedeutendste Vertreter seines Faches in Großbritannien. - An den englischen Neurologen und Naturforscher Henry Charlton Bastian (1837-1915), dem er für die Übersendung "of your learned treatise" (vermutlich "Paralyses, Cerebral, Bulbar and Spinal") dankt. - - "... How glad I am that I am not immortal! That is what it has made me feel, since it has shown me how many things I should have to go on to learn, were I gifted with that fatal curse . - - Why such a villainous type, odious to the eyes of gods and men? You might, by a malignant metempsychosis, have been transmigrated into a Yankee - the most offensive animal in creation - to have selected such a type. - - Of course I have not yet read the book - have only looked into it here and there - but I have seen enough to beget a hope that it will clarify the confusion in which I at present am with regard to 'centres' and 'centres', motor and other-kinded in the convolutions. High metaphysical creations I should be apt to call such 'centres' ."

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        NOTABLE ETCHINGS OF AMERICAN ARTISTS

      New York: White, Stokes, & Allen, 1886. 65 pages of Text; 10 Tissue Guarded Plates; Black Cloth with Elaborate Bright Gilt Decorations and Lettering, Gilt Lettering on Spine; #615 of Publisher Signed Cloth Edition; Beveled Boards; Top Edge Gilt; Decorated Endpages; NEAR FINE; Clean, No Names or Marks; Sound Tight Binding; Beautiful Gift Quality!. Signed by Publishers. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

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        Liberia: The America-African Republic. Being some impressions of the climate, resources, and people, resulting from personal observations and experiences in West Africa

      Edward O. Jenkins' Sons, New York 1886 - 107 pages plus an ad; with a number of engravings in the text. With an introduction by G. W. [George Whitefield] Samson critical of the U.S. government's failure to assist the former slaves who settled in Liberia with few resources. Stewart was born a free black in antebellum South Carolina, attended college, was ordained a minister of the African Methodist Episcopal church, passed the bar, and held a never-ending string of influential positions in whatever community he found himself in. This book was written based on his experiences in Liberia as a professor in the early 1880s. He offers a history of the country, from its earliest founding as a colony for former slaves and free American blacks. Stewart was skeptical about Liberia's chances without support from the United States or some other power. He was equally critical of white attitudes, observing that God 'has stationed the climate there [in Tropical Africa] as a gloomy, watchful sentinel, with special orders against white men (p. 44).' The bad climate (which occupies several chapters of the book), caused much suffering among the residents of Liberia, but at least white men stayed away. Stewart also writes extensively on the relationship between 'Liberians' (American blacks and former slaves who relocated to Africa) and the native peoples they were displacing. He observed that many Liberians adopted Southern attititudes for work, believing the native Africans should do it (p.72). The solution would be 'fusion' between the natives and the American new-comers (p. 83). He concludes that the best hope for Liberia is the spread of Christianity. An important and widely-cited book, by a leading African American stateman and activist of the 19th century. Uncommon in commerce; many holdings in WorldCat, very few east of the Mississippi. A lovely copy in the publisher's original blue boards. Minor wear to extremities; previous owner's address stamp on rear pastedown, else a fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Comprehensive Atlas and Geography of the World

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

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        The Sporting Fish of Great Britain with Notes on Ichthyology. Illustrated by Sixteen Lithographs of Fish in Gold, Silver, and Colours.

      London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1886. (10) + 185 s. 16 litografier av fisker i gull, sølv og farger. Priv. håndb. grønt helskinnbd. med fem opph. bind. Ryggdekor i gull. Bordyre i gull på for- og bakperm. Helt gullsnitt. (Sign. Asprey & Co). Sprukket i ytre fremre fals

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        Kritisk förteckning öfver de i Riksmuseum befintliga salmonider

      Stockholm, Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademien, 1886. Folio (47.3 x 29.7 cm), 290 pp., 13 tables, six double-sized lithographed plates of which one is brightly coloured. Later blue half cloth over blue marbled boards. Spine with gilt title.l Large paper copy and rare offprint of a magnificent catalogue of Scandinavian salmon in the Natural History Museum in Stockholm, with complete text and all the fine plates. Cat. BM(NH) 4, p. 1,954. Dean II, p. 465.

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        Treasure Island (Illustrated Edition)

      Cassell & Company. Hardback. Good. London: Cassell, 1886 Thirteeth thousand.8vo. Decorative red cloth with illustration of sextant, compass and telescope. Illustrated throughout with 25 lovely black and white plates. Illustrated half-title page with tissue guarded Facsimile Chart of Treas

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        Reminiscences of the North-West Rebellions (with scarce dust jacket)

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

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        Notable Etchings by American Artists

      New York: White, Stokes & Allen. 1886. First. First edition. Folio. Very good in dark blue cloth covered beveled boards with elaborate gold stamping, top edge gilt, wear at the spine ends and corners, scuffing on the boards, the frontispiece, title page and table of contents page are detached but present and have some chips along the foredges. Ten plates with tissue guards and a page of comments by the author, all in fine condition. Number 311 of the cloth bound edition, signed by the publisher. Artists represented are F.L. Gerome Ferris, Frederick W. Freer, Kruseman van Elten, James F. Calahan, Frank M. Gregory, Leroy M. Yale, Joseph F. Sabin, W. H. Shelton, Charles Volkmar, W. St. John Harper. .

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        Israfel Letters Visions and Poems

      London: E. W. Allen, 1886. Very good, with darkened spine, and soiled bevelled boards. Prev. owner name, and bookseller stamp on ffep.. Presentation copy, inscribed " M A More from the author 1889 " but without a signature. Very scarce thus.. Inscribed By Author. First Printing of the First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket ( as Issued ).

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        Kidnapped Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751

      Cassell & Company, Limited, 1886. First Edition, First Printing. Slipcased. Good++/Very Good. First Edition 1886 stated in gilt stamp on slipcase spine. First edition, first issue. Blue silk with gilt lettering to spine, double protected in separate dark blue cloth hardcover wrapper, the whole in a sturdy felt-lined cloth slipcase, in Very Good+ condition, some shelf-wear and discoloration to slipcase. Black coated endpapers, blind bookseller stamp on FFEP, W.H. Smith & Son, London. Spine is darkened, rubbed at tail/head and hinges, binding firm with slight cocking and loosening at hinges, minor crack at front and back endpaper, missing possible rear free endpaper; corners bumped, front lower corner gently crushed; slight shelf-wear to boards; all around edges tanned and dust-soiled, deckle fore-edge; some foxing to title page and preliminaries, viii, 311 pages, gently age-toned, with clear text-block, some brown spotting to a few margins. Size=12mo, measuring 7.5"x5" (19x12.5cm). Frontispiece fold-out color map of the journey tipped-in at half-title page, showing some foxing and tiny creases, now under glassine, entitled: "Sketch of the Cruise of the Brig Covenant. And the probable course of David Balfour's Wanderings." Publisher's ads at end, 5.G.4.86 and 5.B.4.86. Scarce slipcased edition.

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        Handbuch des Französischen Civilrechts.

      Freiburg i. Br., Ernst Mohr's Verlag, 1886.. 7., verm. u. bis auf die neueste Zeit fortgef. Aufl. Hrsg. von Heinrich Dreyer. 4 Bde. 8vo. (I:) XXVI, 631; (II:) X, 709; (III:) VI, 546; (IV:) X, 670 S. Prächtige, originale Halbledereinbände mit reicher Goldprägung, Lederecken und Buntpapierbezug sowie schönem Rotschnitt. (alter Namenszug auf Tb.).. Erste systematische, wissenschaftliche Darstellung des französischen Rechts hat der Heidelberger Jurist Zachariä entworfen. Das Werk wurde bald ins Französische übersetzt. - Carl Salomo Zachariä von Lingenthal (1769-1843), berühmter Rechtsprofessor an der Universität Heidelberg, war massgebend beteiligt, dass Heidelberg im frühen 19. Jahrhundert zur führenden deutschen Rechtsfakultät aufstieg. Eine besondere Leistung vollbrachte Zachariä mit der Darstellung des gesamten französischen Zivilrechts. Selbst in Frankreich, wo eine systematische Darstellung des eigenen Zivilrechts seit langem ein grosses Desiderat war, wurde das Werk hoch geschätzt und vielfältig benuttzt. Autor und Werk nahmen grossen Einfluss im Geltungsbereich des Code civil. Im Jahre 1808 schließt Zachariae sein Vorwort zur ersten auflage mit den pathetischen Worten ab:" Hier, wo ich Frankreichs Berge liegen sehe, musste der Gedanke, auch Frankreichs Rechte kennen z lernen, von selbst in mir entstehn." Gemäß seiner Profession und der Zeit baut Zachariä das Werk rechtsvergleichend zum Ius Romanum auf: "...habe ich auf das Verhältnis aufmerksam gemacht, in welchem das Französische zu dem Römischen steht." Die sechste Auflage wird erstmals von Puchekt überarbeitet. "Es gibt Werke, die nur älter werden, aber nie veralten", beginnt Puchelt seine Vorrede. Ernst Sigismund PUCHELT (1820-1885) studierte an der Universität Heidelberg und promovierte dort im Jahre 1842. 1849 schlug Puchelt eine juristische Laufbahn in Staatsdiensten ein und war in verschiedenen Ämtern tätig: 1849 in Wertheim als Bezirksassessor, seit 1851 Assessor am Hofgereicht in Konstanz, seit 1852 an das zu Bruchsal. Im Jahre 1856 wurde er zum Hofgerichtsrat befördert und war seit 1871 Präsident der juristischen Prüfungskommission in Karlsruhe. Im gleichen Jahr wurde er an das Bundes-, das spätere Reichs-Oberhandelsgericht berufen. Ab dem 1. Oktober 1879 war Puchelt am Reichsgericht im 1. Strafsenat tätig, später im 2. (rheinischen) Zivilsenat. Seine literarische Tätigkeit wird gerühmt durch die Verbindung wissenschaftlicher Kommentierungkunst mit praktisch-richterlicher Erfahrung.

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        Les aventures de Huck Finn. L'ami de Tom Sawyer

      Original French edition, rare, illustrated with numerous woodcuts in-text. Translation by William Hughes.Binding half period sheepskin burgundy. Back with nerves decorated with five florets. "Lycée Montaigne" tail. Friction. Covers illustrated creams retained. A. Hennuyer Paris 1886 [S.d] Pet. in-4 (18,5x23,5cm) relié

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        Les cantilènes

      Edition running on paper, it was shot in Holland 12 major papers. Bound in full burgundy morocco Jansenist back on four bands, triple gilt frames on the guards, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, blankets and worn spine preserved, all golden, elegant binding signed Georges Crette slices. Autograph signed by the author composer and music teacher Gaston Vallin. Provenance: Library Simonson Raoul and Jean Lebrun with their bookplate pasted on the back of the first flat binding. Beautiful specimen well established. Léon Vanier Paris 1886 12x19cm relié

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        Monsieur Parent

      Edition on current paper, it was shot in Holland 10 major papers. Binding to bradel open cardboard covered with green paper decorated with feather patterns, smooth spine faded with a gold floral motif, date and double fillet golden tail, part of title grief navy with small traces of water friction, contemporary binding signed cold Pierson. Sending the author Paul Bourde. Some minor foxing. Paul Ollendorff Paris 1886 11,5x18,5cm relié

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        Croquis parisiens

      Second edition, partly original, printed in 539 copies, 500 copies of a paper mill in Périgord. Precious autograph signed by the author (Edouard) Dujardin. Illustrated book, frontispiece, a portrait of the author. Without missing a small tear at the top of a joint first flat part past, a slight lack marginal achieved without the text on page 23, otherwise good condition inside. Léon Vanier Paris 1886 9,5x19,5cm broché

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        EL PARAISO PERDIDO

      . LIII+293 pp. 36 cm. Ilustrado con 50 láminas fuera de texto con grabados b/n sobre boj de Gustavo Doré. Nueva traducción del inglés, anotada y precedida por la vida del autor por don Cayetano Rosell. Contenido: Narra la epopeya de Adan y Eva, el Árbol del Bien y del Mal, la intervención del Demonio, su caída en el pecado y la expulsión del Paraíso. (lig. peladas en puntas cubierta y pie lomo leve rozado y con leve roto) (GASTOS DE ENVÍO INCLUIDOS EN EL PRECIO, para España, pago por transferencia previa) . NOVELA EPICA BRITANICA EPOPEYA HISTORIA SAGRADA BIBLIOFILIA 60036 ZE-6B Tela grabada, estampada en oro, con lomo en piel con nervios

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        LES ILLUMINATIONS. Notice par Paul Verlaine

      Paris: Publications de La Vogue. 1886. First edition. One of 200 copies, this being number 111 of 170 printed on Hollande paper. Elegantly bound in full red morocco with gilt titles to the spine and simple border and leaf design to the upper and lower board. A fine copy. Considered to be one of the hallmarks of French symbolist poetry, these prose-poems inspired many authors and artists, including the Surrealists, the counter-culture Beat Movement and musicians Bob Dylan, Jim Morrison and Patti Smith. Many were written in London whilst living in self-exile with Verlaine, the relationship coming to an abrupt end when, soon after returning, Verlaine was arrested and imprisoned for firing a shotgun at Rimbaud whilst drunk. The collection is notable for the inclusion of "Marine" and "Mouvement", which are vers libre, the first free verse poems written in the French language. (Connolly, Cyril: 100 Key Books of the Modern Movement.)

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        A Selection of the Works of J. H. Round

      Various - 7 volumes. 8vo's. Various paginations. Bound in uniform 1/2 green morocco by H. Sotheran. T.E.G. Fading to spines. Occasional internal spotting. Various publication dates from 1886-1911. Includes: Early Life of Anne Boleyn, Peerage and Pedigree (2 Volumes), Geoffrey de Mandeville, Feudal England, The Commune of London, and The King's Sergeants and Officers of State. Medieval History Interest. Contact for further details. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Liberia: The America-African Republic. Being some impressions of the climate, resources, and people, resulting from personal observations and experiences in West Africa

      New York: Edward O. Jenkins' Sons, 1886. First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Near Fine. 107 pages plus an ad; with a number of engravings in the text. With an introduction by G. W. [George Whitefield] Samson critical of the U.S. government's failure to assist the former slaves who settled in Liberia with few resources. Stewart was born free in atnebellum South Carolina, attended college, was ordained a minister of the African Methodist Episcopal church, passed the bar, and held a never-ending string of influential positions in whatever community he found himself in. This book was written based on his experiences in Liberia as a professor in the early 1880s. He offers a history of the country, from its earliest founding as a colony for former slaves and free American blacks. Stewart was skeptical about Liberia's chances without support from the United States or some other power. He was equally critical of white attitudes, observing that God 'has stationed the climate there [in Tropical Africa] as a gloomy, watchful sentinel, with special orders against white men (p. 44).' The bad climate (which occupies several chapters of the book), caused much suffering among the residents of Liberia, but at least white men stayed away. Stewart also writes extensively on the relationship between 'Liberians' (American blacks and former slaves who relocated to Africa) and the native peoples they were displacing. He observed that many Liberians adopted Southern attititudes for work, believing the native Africans should do it (p.72). The solution would be 'fusion' between the natives and the American new-comers (p. 83). He concludes that the best hope for Liberia is the spread of Christianity. An important and widely-cited book, by a leading African American stateman and activist of the 19th century. Uncommon in commerce; many holdings in WorldCat, very few east of the Mississippi. A lovely copy in the publisher's original blue boards. Minor wear to extremities; previous owner's address stamp on rear pastedown, else a fine copy.

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        USI E COSTUMI ANTICHI E MODERNI DI TUTTI I POPOLI DEL MONDO Narrati e descritti.

      Roma, Perino, 1886. In-8 gr., 4 voll., cartonato edit. figur., pp. (4),384; (4),768 (numeraz. continua); (4),352; (4),184,88,48; con 4 belle antiporte figur., litografate a colori. I voll. sono molto ben illustrati (come da Indice) da 179 affascinanti tavv. f.t. in litografia di cui 149 a colori e 30 in b.n. L'opera è cosi' composta: Europa (2 voll.), con 95 tavv. - Asia, con 44 tavv. - Africa, America e Oceania, con 40 tavv. Esemplare ben conservato.

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        Scene in Geronimo's Camp No. 174

      Tombstone, AZ: C. S. Fly, Portrait and Landscape Photographer, 1886. No Binding. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. One of the most recognizable images of Geronimo and one of the few taken before his surrender; this photo depicts Geronimo with his brother-in-law Yanozha, son Chappo, and Yanozha's half-brother Fun. The photographer, Camillus Sydney Fly, ran a studio Tombstone where he was witness to a number of other iconic events. This image has since been popularized on a t-shirt with the caption "The Original Homeland Security: Fighting Terrorism since 1492." Cabinet card is worn on edges and toned overall, some spotting to the card on both sides but print does not have any major defects. Label on verso.

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        Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1886 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Robert Louis Stevenson on a laid in signature. An attractive copy in the publisher's original green cloth. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A sharp copy with an acetate dustjacket SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Stevenson First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Bostonians

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1886. A Novel. In Three Volumes. 3 volumes, octavo. Original dark blue-green fine-bead-grain cloth, double-rule border and curved-edge panel in black on front cover and in blind on rear cover, lettering and publisher's device in gilt and decorative rules at top and bottom in black on spines, brown-coated endpapers, all edges untrimmed. Housed in a dark blue cloth flat back box made by the Chelsea Bindery. Spine ends just very lightly rubbed, contents firm, clean and fresh: a fine copy in exceptional state. First edition, presentation copy to his friend Henrietta, Countess of Airlie, inscribed by the recipient on the half-title of each volume: "H Blanche Airlie from the author 1886" (vol. 1); "H Blanche Airlie 1886" (vol. 2); and "H Blanche Airlie from the Author" (vol. 3). Henrietta Blanche (née Stanley), Countess of Airlie (1830?-1921) married Sir David Graham Drummond Ogilvy, 5th Earl of Airlie, in 1851. As a result of her marriage she was styled Countess of Airlie; her married name was Ogilvy. She and her husband were friends of the author; the family archive contains correspondence that indicates Henry James saw them both in London and on visits to Scotland. The Countess of Airlie was grandmother of Clementine Churchill and great grandmother of the famous Mitford sisters. Edel & Laurence state that the first printing was of 500 copies, published 16 February 1886, with a second undifferentiated impression of 100 copies the following month.

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        Le Venerable Serviteur de Dieu Le Pere Janvier-Marie Sarnelli

      Jules Vic, Paris, France 1886 - French Language Text. Binding is tight. Stamps to title page. Sticker on front paste down. Pages have some foxing. No other marking or writing noted in book. Book is half bound leather (spine and tips of boards) with brown marbled paper sides. Paper label on spine. Text block and gutters are firm. Boards and spine have surface rub and edge rub. 285 pages.; 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Am Brenner.

      o. O., 1886 - OLithographie. o. O., 1886. ca. 30 x 44 cm. ca. 38,5 x 51 cm. Leichte Gbrsp.

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        fantaisies décoratives-documents pour servir à la décoration des faiences,meubles,tissus,bijoux,apts,etc.

      - Paris,lib de l'art,ed Rouam,1886,grand folio(46x32). Port folio imprimé et décoré,bleu. 48 planches représentant 200 motifs imprimés or et couleurs sur papier de chine par C gillot. Etat moyen,taches de rousseurs,mouillures.Néanmoins,bel ensemble avec de nombreux animaux représentés(chats,poissons,oiseaux,etc). La richesse et la recherche effectuées sur ces planches en font un ensemble précieux pour l'amateur d'art et de décoration. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Grundzüge der anatomischen und klinischen Chemie. Analecten für Forscher, Aerzte und Studierende von Ludwig J.W. Thudichum.

      - Berlin, Verlag von August Hirschwald, 1886, 8°, VIII, 348 pp., Halbledereinband der Zeit; St.a.Tit. First Edition! - "This is among Thudichum's most important books" Drabkin - - Vorwort: "Indem ich den Lesern einige, wie ich glaube, wichtige Resultate vieljähriger Arbeiten vorlege, habe ich keine nähere Erklärung über die bei ihrer Ermittlung beobachteten wissenschaftlichen Grundsätze zu machen, welche nicht aus der Natur des Werkes hervorgingen oder in demselben nicht näher begründet wären. Es kann keinem Zweifel unterliegen, dass ehe die von mir abgehandelten Gegenstände vollständig erledigt sind, jeder Versuch zur practischen Verwendung der biologischen Chemie in der Heilkunst nur geringe Erfolge haben wird. Diese practische Verwerthung ist aber wieder an sich die Bedingung der Entdeckung von Heilmitteln, deren Nothwendigkeit für die Sicherheit und normale Dauer des menschlichen Lebens weder durch sogenannte Verhütung von Krankheiten im Sinne der öffentlichen Gesundheitslehre, noch durch Hervorbringung künstlicher Immunität durch Impfung modificirter Krankheiten auch nur zweifelhaft gemacht werden kann. Die Entwicklung der Bacteriologie hat zur Ausbreitung dieses sowohl populären als wissenschaftlichen Verlangens auch in Kreisen Veranlassung gegeben, welche sich sonst um die Behandlung der Krankheiten zu bekümmern nicht veranlasst sahen. Somit fordere ich als Theil des Zusammenwirkens aller angezogenen Zweige der Wissenschaft eine ausgiebige Pflege der Chemie auf dem ganzen durch den Titel angedeuteten Gebiete. - Der Titel selbst nun ist sorgfältig gewählt, um Materien und Methoden von denen der gewöhnlich sogenannten physiologischen Chemie zu unterscheiden. Er macht daher auf grössere Genauigkeit, aber keineswegs auf Neuigkeit Anspruch, indem die darin gebrauchten Adjective sowohl von französischen als englischen Schriftstellern auf den Titeln ihrer Werke wiederholt benutzt worden sind. - Viele der besten Anatomen der letzten hundert Jahre haben die chemische Zusammensetzung des todten Körpers als Theil der anatomischen Wissenschaft nicht nur betrachtet, sondern in ihren Werken geradezu abgehandelt. Dass sie Secrete und Excrete als Theile des todten Körpers ansahen war eine logische Folge ihres wissenschaftlichen Vorgehens. Auch die Verfasser von Werken über mikroskopische Anatomie hielten es meistens für passend, ihren Darlegungen die chemische Betrachtung der Gewebe, wenn nicht einzuflechten, doch vorauszuschicken. Somit glaube ich, durch Hinweisung auf die Praxis vieler bedeutender Männer, einer weiteren Rechtfertigung dieses Theils meines Titels enthoben zu sein. - Sodann habe ich das Werk in Analecten abgefasst in der Absicht, hauptsächlich das neue, nöthige Gute, das Bekannte aber nur zur Herstellung des Zusammenhanges beschreiben zu müssen. Denn warum sollte man den Umfang eines Werkes vergrössern, oder die Geduld und Mittel eines Lesers auf die Probe setzen durch Darstellung von Gegenständen, welche in jedem besseren Lehr- oder Handbuch der allgemeinen Chemie genügend auseinandergesetzt sind. Auch ohne diese Beigaben werden Leser und Forscher genug Stoff zum Nachdenken oder Nacharbeiten in der Mehrzahl der Capitel dieses Werkes finden. - Wenn der eigentlich klinischen Chemie ein viel geringerer Raum gelassen ist, als ihr Inhalt zu füllen erlaubt, so wird man das der Nothwendigkeit zu Gute halten, fundamentale anatomische Thatsachen zunächst festzustellen. Der tägliche Bedarf des Berufes drängt auch mich zur practischen Behandlung der Wissenschaft, und ich habe auch in Betreff dieser eine nicht unbeträchtliche Menge wichtiger Thatsachen zu meiner Verfügung. Im Falle nun Zeit und Umstände es mir gestatten, werde ich diesem Bande etwa innerhalb Jahresfrist einen zweiten folgen lassen und in demselben die Erörterung der übrigen Hauptfragen der anatomischen zugleich mit einer ausführlicheren Darlegung der Grundzüge der klinischen Chemie verbinden. - Ich habe soviel wie möglich Principien und Resultate zu . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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