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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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        [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 Â?Ingentes tendat ramos et tempora cingat').

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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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        War and Peace (First American Edition, complete in six (6) volumes)

      William S. Gottsberger, New York 1886 - First Editions, First Printings with all the title-pages dated 1886 and with the proper Gottsberger imprint on versos. A magnificent copy bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's brown cloth. Each book is in great shape. The bindings are tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. The books appear UNREAD. Overall, a spectacular set of this First edition in English housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy Leo Tolstoy First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        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]

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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]

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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..

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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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