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        THE STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1886. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. One of 1,250 copies issued in cloth. This is the true first edition of the novel that brought Stevenson worldwide fame, an allegory on the dark side of human nature that came to the author in a dream. Our American printing appeared four days before the London edition, which was issued as a paper-wrapped "shilling shocker." Scribner's printed 3,000 copies, issuing 1,250 in a cloth binding and the rest in paperback. Within six months, 40,000 copies had sold. Stevenson biographer Graham Balfour concluded that its appeal to the "moral instincts of the public" was the key to its success. Although published as a sensational thriller, the work has had much deeper resonance with both the public and critics. As DNB notes, the "moral ambiguity and duality in human nature" and "the contrast and conflict between good and evil" are recurring themes in Stevenson's work. "Jekyll and Hyde" has entered the vernacular to describe someone whose personality displays shocking contrasts. There have been countless adaptations and retellings, including sequels, prequels, graphic interpretations, and more than 120 versions for stage and screen. In a short career constantly interrupted by ill health, Stevenson (1850-94) produced an astonishing volume of work; this is one of his most enduring and influential contributions.. 190 x 122 mm. (7 1/2 x 4 3/4"). 4 p.l., 138 pp., [1] leaf (blank), [4] pp. (ads). FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. One of 1,250 copies issued in cloth. Publisher's green cloth, gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Beinecke 346. Spine ends frayed (with a bit of loss), light soil to boards, isolated trivial foxing, but a perfectly agreeable copy with no serious condition issues. This is the true first edition of the novel that brought Stevenson worldwide fame, an allegory on the dark side of human nature that came to the author in a dream. Our American printing appeared four days before the London edition, which was issued as a paper-wrapped "shilling shocker." Scribner's printed 3,000 copies, issuing 1,250 in a cloth binding and the rest in paperback. Within six months, 40,000 copies had sold. Stevenson biographer Graham Balfour concluded that its appeal to the "moral instincts of the public" was the key to its success. Although published as a sensational thriller, the work has had much deeper resonance with both the public and critics. As DNB notes, the "moral ambiguity and duality in human nature" and "the contrast and conflict between good and evil" are recurring themes in Stevenson's work. "Jekyll and Hyde" has entered the vernacular to describe someone whose personality displays shocking contrasts. There have been countless adaptations and retellings, including sequels, prequels, graphic interpretations, and more than 120 versions for stage and screen. In a short career constantly interrupted by ill health, Stevenson (1850-94) produced an astonishing volume of work; this is one of his most enduring and influential contributions.

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        Crime and Punishment

      Vizetelly & Co, 1886. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1886. Third Edition. 456 pages. No dust jacket. Vizetelly's One-Volume Novels XIII. Blue cloth with red and black lettering. Hinges cracked, netting exposed, binding is a little shaky with first 36 pages coming away from spine. Front endpaper possibly removed. Foxing to pages, heavier to outer pages. Faint mark to last text page. Scuffing to green endpapers and pastedowns. Text block edge heavily foxed with some bumps. Tanning and softening to spine. Corners and edges bumped. Light rub wear and marking to boards. Small tears and mild crushing to spine ends.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Hamburg, "Hôtel Hamburgerhof", 4. IV. [1886]. - 8vo. 3 pp. on bifolium. Apparently to the German writer Ludwig Ganghofer, from whom he might want to set a work to music after finishing an operetta which had been offered to him by the composers Adalbert Goldschmidt and Josef Priester. - On headed paper showing a couloured vignette of the opening bars of a couplet from his operetta "Das Spitzentuch der Königin" ("The Queen's Lace Handkerchief"). - In fine condition.

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        Cashel Byron's Profession. A Novel.

      London: The Modern Press, 1886 - Octavo. Original blue wrappers, titles to front cover in red and black. Housed in a dark green cloth chemise in green crushed morocco pull-off case, titles to spine gilt. Slight chipping to spine ends, small loss to foot of front cover at spine, small mark to front cover, foxing to covers, edges, prelims and endmatter, a very good copy in the case with faded spine and slight rubbing to extremities. First separate issue; the smaller trimmed variant with the blank leaf bound at rear. Originally printed in the To-Day journal between April 1885 and March 1886, this edition was printed from the corrected and revised stereos of the original setting for the journal. There is a second larger, variant issue, with the preliminary blank leaf bound at the beginning. Shaw explains the variant this way: "The size of the bigger copies is due to the fact that they reproduced not only the type but the format of To-day. But the booksellers objected that in this form it occupied too much room to be displayed on their stalls and counters. It was probably cut down as far as the margins would allow to meet this objection". Laurence A3a. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Jenseits von Gut und BÖse Vorspiel einer Philosophie der Zukunft

      First Edition. 8vo (215 x 115 mm). vi, [2], 271, [1], pp. A hint of spotting to the title and a few other leaves. Modern half calf over marbled boards, marbled edges, spine ruled and lettered in gilt with green morocco label. A fine copy.   Leipzig, C.G. Naumann. 

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        Gray's New Map of Texas and the Indian Territory

      1886 - This hand colored map is from "The National Atlas, containing Elaborate Topographical Maps of the United States and the Dominion of Canada, with Plans of Cities and General Maps of the World", published by O.W. Gray in 1886.

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        The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

      Hartford, CT: American Publishing Company, , 1886. Octavo (211 x 165 mm). Bound by Stikeman and Co. New York in near-contemporary brown half morocco, spine lettered in gilt, spine gilt to compartments within raised bands, green cloth sides, green endpapers, top edge gilt. Original blue pictorial cloth laid in at rear. Illustrated frontispiece with tissue guard, numerous black and white illustrations in the text. Bookplate to front free endpaper. Spine faded, sympathetic repairs to both hinges, corners slightly rubbed, very slight creasing to the top corner of some pages. A very good copy. A handsomely bound copy of Twain's classic, first published in 1876.

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        Paris, Librería de Garnier Hermanos, 1886.

      0 - Características: Pasta dura en ½ piel y tela editorial. Esta algo fatigado de las pastas y el lomo ha tenido algunas reparaciones. Con letras y rayados dorados para su lomera. La pasta superior está un poco lastimada de su orilla lateral. Cantos ligeramente manchados. Con sello del poseedor original. Diccionario de la Lengua Castellana: 1063 p. Diccionario de sinónimos de la Lengua castellana: 208 p. Diccionario de la rima: 171 p. (31 x 24). Peso: 4.750 kgrs. La librería ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 25%. El precio original de este ejemplar era de 242.85 EUR

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        Carriers' Union New Year's Address: January 1, 1887. Broadside request for tip

      [New York], 1886. An elegantly engraved large broadside address published as a greeting to New York newspaper readers, serving as a subtle request for a tip for the city's newspaper carriers, while also highlighting many of the major news events of the day, most notably the dedication of the Statue of Liberty.These New Year address broadsides were greetings that newspaper delivery boys gave to their customers on the first day of the year. Subscribers would then reward the carriers for their year of faithful delivery with a New Year's tip. Tipping is thought to have begun in British taverns and coffee houses of the 17th century, when patrons would place money in a bowl marked "to insure promptitude" or T.I.P. Tipping wasn't enthusiastically accepted by Americans. By the 1890s, shortly following the date of this broadside an anti tipping movement was started by those who thought it opposed to American ideals in that it encouraged financial dependency in a lower servile class. The New York Times weighed in against tipping in 1897, noting its origins in Europe as a minor annoyance, and its transformation into "blackmail". Although 6 states eventually passed anti tipping laws, they didn't hold up in court, and by 1926 tipping was a firmly entrenched American custom.This broadside couches its request for a tip for the carriers in a subtle and elegant way. There is no direct request for money, just a gentle reminder of the many important events which occurred in the previous year, all faithfully delivered to subscribers all year long. The noteworthy New York event of the year was the dedication of the Statue of Liberty, which took place on October 28, 1886. The broadside heralds the statue finally standing on its pedestal in New York harbor, praises the work of the American Committee which raised financial support, and thanks France: "Bartholdi's noble gift at last in perfect beauty stands, Complete in symmetry as from a master workman's hands ... The Republic of the New World greets its sister o'er the sea, We'll ne'er forget her noble gift -- "Statue of Liberty".Additional American events include: the fleeing of New York's "Doodle Aldermen" for Canada, the Apache wars and the capture of Geronimo, the sinking of the "Oregon", the Charleston earthquake, the yacht "Mayflower" as victorious defender of the sixth America's Cup against the Scottish challenger "Galatea", and the recently deceased New Yorkers including Tilden, David Davis, Seymour and Gough.International news events include "the unsettled state of Ireland" ("Old England soon must loose her grip, the land shall yet be free") and a prediction of the upcoming world war in verse citing Bulgaria's troubles "beneath the Russian heel" and the state of European nations, "with jealousies and hatreds deep all Europe seems ablaze, Intrigue and plot and counterplot to us seem devious ways..."Text printed in blue in two columns, and in one column for the final paragraph. The last line of text within wreath reads "Copyright, 1886". The text, with headline printed in a variety of fonts, encompassed within an ornate engraved border decorated with large shell motifs, cupids and allegorical figures. 18 1/2 x 24". Extensive splitting along folds, repaired with archival document repair tape on verso. The New York Historical Society Broadsides collection holds 9 similar New Year's addresses for the years 1836, 1861 to 1863, 1856 and 1857, and 1872, 1873 and 1878; but not for 1886. OCLC: 32753446 locates only one copy of this broadside (a variant border), at Brown University. Note: shine on image from protective mylar.

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        PROCEEDINGS OF THE UNION OF AMERICAN HEBREW CONGREGATIONS, VOLUME II 1880-1885 [COMPLETE FOR THESE 6 YEARS]

      Cincinnati], Union Of American Hebrew Congregations(1886). 1st edition. Later paper wrappers, in custom protective box. 4to. Pages 827-1867, of ongoing count (1040 pages this volume) ; 25 cm. Singerman S386. Massive tome detailing internal debates and struggles of American Reform just months before the Pittsburgh Platform. Includes tables and charts. "The attempted assassination of James Abram Garfield, President of the United States is one of the most deplorable acts in the history of the American Republic, and I recommend that this Council give expression to the great sorrow and heartfelt sympathy that we all feel over the calamity and misfortune that befell the noble Chief Magistrate of this truly glorious republic. May the spirit of Jehovah prevail in your deliberations. " The Proceedings were published annually from 1873 through the 1950s. The Union of American Hebrew Congregations, which became the Union for Reform Judaism in 2003, "is the congregational arm of Reform Judaism in North America, founded in 1873 by Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise. It is served by the Central Conference of American Rabbis" (Wikipedia 2017) . SUBJECT(S) : Reform Judaism, UAHC, Congresses. OCLC lists 6 holdings worldwide. Lacks a few pags. Significant edgewear and toning to pages. Final page of index, consisting of 10 lines, in facimile. Box has library markings, text is clean. Good Condition Thus. (AMR-19-9A)

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        Madame Bovary

      Vizetelly & Co, London 1886 - Octavo: [2, publisher's ad], [i-vii], viii-xxii, 383; complete with the frontispiece and four illustrations. Original publisher's blue-green cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine, gilt borders and center gilt cherub motif framing the title; publisher's blind stamp on rear cover. A Very Good copy that has not been worked on, with wear at the spine ends, some loosening of the text block, and toning/foxing to some of the early and late pages. Otherwise a fairly clean, attractive copy internally (and priced competitively with the other copies in cloth).Flaubert's Emma Bovary rapidly gained notoriety for seduction and suicide following the novel's release and surrounding obscenity lawsuit in 1857. It would take another thirty years before the English edition of Flaubert's masterwork was translated and brought to Britain by Eleanor Marx-Aveling, daughter of Karl Marx, who aimed to give the English "a chance of reading? and seeing for themselves whether there is even the slightest foundation for this charge of immorality" (xii). Today, the novel is considered a masterpiece. "Madame Bovary is first and foremost a major milestone in the development of modern and, eventually, modernist fiction, as it introduced or intensified such developments as authorial 'impersonality', free indirect narration and a willingness to delve thematically into the banality and vulgarity of contemporary life" (Sayeau). Very Good. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Carriers' Union New Year's Address: January 1, 1887. Broadside request for tip

      [New York], 1886. An elegantly engraved large broadside address published as a greeting to New York newspaper readers, serving as a subtle request for a tip for the city's newspaper carriers, while also highlighting many of the major news events of the day, most notably the dedication of the Statue of Liberty. These New Year address broadsides were greetings that newspaper delivery boys gave to their customers on the first day of the year. Subscribers would then reward the carriers for their year of faithful delivery with a New Year's tip. Tipping is thought to have begun in British taverns and coffee houses of the 17th century, when patrons would place money in a bowl marked "to insure promptitude" or T.I.P. Tipping wasn't enthusiastically accepted by Americans. By the 1890s, shortly following the date of this broadside an anti tipping movement was started by those who thought it opposed to American ideals in that it encouraged financial dependency in a lower servile class. The New York Times weighed in against tipping in 1897, noting its origins in Europe as a minor annoyance, and its transformation into "blackmail". Although 6 states eventually passed anti tipping laws, they didn't hold up in court, and by 1926 tipping was a firmly entrenched American custom. This broadside couches its request for a tip for the carriers in a subtle and elegant way. There is no direct request for money, just a gentle reminder of the many important events which occurred in the previous year, all faithfully delivered to subscribers all year long. The noteworthy New York event of the year was the dedication of the Statue of Liberty, which took place on October 28, 1886. The broadside heralds the statue finally standing on its pedestal in New York harbor, praises the work of the American Committee which raised financial support, and thanks France: "Bartholdi's noble gift at last in perfect beauty stands, Complete in symmetry as from a master workman's hands ... The Republic of the New World greets its sister o'er the sea, We'll ne'er forget her noble gift -- "Statue of Liberty". Additional American events include: the fleeing of New York's "Doodle Aldermen" for Canada, the Apache wars and the capture of Geronimo, the sinking of the "Oregon", the Charleston earthquake, the yacht "Mayflower" as victorious defender of the sixth America's Cup against the Scottish challenger "Galatea", and the recently deceased New Yorkers including Tilden, David Davis, Seymour and Gough. International news events include "the unsettled state of Ireland" ("Old England soon must loose her grip, the land shall yet be free") and a prediction of the upcoming world war in verse citing Bulgaria's troubles "beneath the Russian heel" and the state of European nations, "with jealousies and hatreds deep all Europe seems ablaze, Intrigue and plot and counterplot to us seem devious ways..." Text printed in blue in two columns, and in one column for the final paragraph. The last line of text within wreath reads "Copyright, 1886". The text, with headline printed in a variety of fonts, encompassed within an ornate engraved border decorated with large shell motifs, cupids and allegorical figures. 18 1/2 x 24". Extensive splitting along folds, repaired with archival document repair tape on verso. The New York Historical Society Broadsides collection holds 9 similar New Year's addresses for the years 1836, 1861 to 1863, 1856 and 1857, and 1872, 1873 and 1878; but not for 1886. OCLC: 32753446 locates only one copy of this broadside (a variant border), at Brown University. Note: shine on image from protective mylar.

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        Psychology; or, the Science of Mind.

      D. Appleton and Company 1886 - xxxvi, 320, 4 pp. Frontcover and spine slightly soiled, extrimities rubbed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journal of Botanical Specimens, Containing New Zealand and South Pacific Ferns Specimens.

      New Zealand, Australia, South Pacific, circa 1886- Nineteenth Century album containing numerous fern specimens harvested by an especially artistic plant collector, uniquely displayed in 31 colourful motifs, with manuscript captions in a fine hand identifying them by scientific Latin names. Several specimens are very large. Qto. 31 pages. Maroon leather boards titled "New Zealand Ferns" and bordered in gilt, with original satin endpapers, gilt edged heavy art cardstock leaves. Volume measures approximately 26 x 31 x 7 cm. Minor wear to boards, otherwise very good condition, a pleasing volume in which is presented a bountiful collection in artistic arrangements. The collector or botanist who created this lovely herbarium has yet to be identified, however further investigation may find it to be Mrs. Frederica Bell, wife of Tom Bell (1839-1929), an important historical New Zealand figure known as King of the Kermadecs. A substantial selection of ferns native to New Zealand, Australia, and South Pacific islands, is presented in uncommonly artistic and elegant arrangements by a nineteenth century botanical enthusiast. following are a few examples of the specimens found within: Cyathea dealbata - also known as the silver tree-fern, or silver fern or as ponga (from Maori kaponga or ponga), a species endemic to New Zealand, which is a symbol commonly associated with the country both overseas and by New Zealanders themselves. The earliest use of the silver fern as an official national symbol was by the New Zealand Army during the Second Boer War; Adiantum affine - attributed to German botanist, plant taxonomist, and pharmacist Carl Ludwig Willdenow who was a founder of phytogeography; Pteris incisa [Histiopteris incisa] - which was described as a genus not long before in 1875. Nicknamed the bat's wing fern, water fern or fern mata, it is found in Australia, New Zealand and in other South Pacific islands region; Dicksonia squarrosa - endemic to New Zealand forests and commonly called wheki or rough tree fern; Gleichenia - a genus restricted to New Caledonia in the South Pacific is displayed together with a lovely sprawling specimen of Cunninghamii identified by English botanist and explorer Allan Cunningham during his extensive collecting expedition to Australia from 1816 to 1831; Hypolepis millefolium - the thousand-leaved fern identified by William Jackson Hooker in 1852; Hymenophyllum Scabrun - attributed to Sir John Herschel and described in Edward Lowe's "New and rare Ferns" published in 1871. The Hymenophyllum is named for its fronds of very thin translucent tissue, which limit its growth to only very humid areas; Lomaria lanceolata - prolific in New Zealand, also native to Australia, possibly also Fiji, Samoa and Tahiti, common in damp forests, especially along stream banks; Asplenium gracillimum - here erroneously identified as Asplenium bulbiferum, which is common today and even more common from this era. Both are native to New Zealand and Australia, the Asplenium gracillimum producing fewer bulbils and having more widely set frond segments. Earlier literature refers to the Australian plants as Asplenium bulbiferum s.sp. gracillimum; Pellaea rotundifolia - the button fern; Nephrodium velutinum; Trichomanes reniforme in a lovely mauve shade - better known as the kidney fern, which has since been re-classified as Hymenophyllum nephrophyllum.. Manuscript.

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        Dossier relatif à Léopold Goirand, député des Deux-Sèvres de 1887 à 1898 [ Contient : ] : 3 Lettres autographes signées de Léopold Goirand (dont tres intéressante lettre notée "confidentiel" datée du 1er août 1886 : "Il ne faut pas nous dissimuler que nous avons surtout succombé sous l'action des [ .] subalternes qui ont raccolé les électeurs et les ont convaincus au cabaret. A cette organisation il faut répondre par une organisation similaire [ . ] En mon absence vous pourriez me rendre un service ce serait de trouver à Melle quelqu'un d'intelligent et d'actif (je crois que Marcel Guiochon ferait notre affaire). Voici quelle serait sa mission. Il irait dans chaque commune et s'informerait auprès de nos correspondants dont je vous envoie ci

      1886 - Dossier relatif à Léopold Goirand, député des Deux-Sèvres de 1887 à 1898 [ Contient : ] : 3 Lettres autographes signées de Léopold Goirand (dont tres intéressante lettre notée "confidentiel" datée du 1er août 1886 : "Il ne faut pas nous dissimuler que nous avons surtout succombé sous l'action des [ .] subalternes qui ont raccolé les électeurs et les ont convaincus au cabaret. A cette organisation il faut répondre par une organisation similaire [ . ] En mon absence vous pourriez me rendre un service ce serait de trouver à Melle quelqu'un d'intelligent et d'actif (je crois que Marcel Guiochon ferait notre affaire). Voici quelle serait sa mission. Il irait dans chaque commune et s'informerait auprès de nos correspondants dont je vous envoie ci inclus la liste de lui désigner 2 ou 3 agents intelligents et actifs qui auraient pour mission de voir les électeurs qu'ils peuvent connaîte et d'arriver à les convaincre et à la faire voter. [. ] Je crois qu'on pourrait provisoirement verser à chacun de ces agents par exemple 10 f. et leur donner un bon de 10 f. à recevoir chez Giochon en cas de succès de ma candidature. [ . ] Cette organisation devra être faite aussi discrètement que possible [ souligné ] les fonds ne devront être remis que vendredi seulement [ souligné ]. L'action des agents ne devra commencer que Samedi dans la journée et se continuer dimanche [ . ] M. Aymé se figure qu'il nous écrasera par son argent [ . ] je ne reculerai devant aucun sacrifice, aucun, entendez le bien, et dites les bien à Le Giochon [.] Votre rôle dans tout ceci, mon Cher Amin c'est celui d'inspirateur que je vous prie de prendre : vous comprenez que je ne peux écrire à M. Giochon dans ce détail tout ce qu'on peut faire, c'est pour cela que je vous écris à vous, vous priant de vouloir bien interpréter et compléter ma pensée") ; Une lettre signée de deux libraires Mellois, Alexandre Vincent et M. Junin, adressée à Léopold Goirand le 2 septembre 1886 [Ils souhaitaient créer un journal soutenant les intérêts libéraux à Melle et s'inquiètent : "Le jour où nous établissions le devis de nos frais d'installation, nous avons appris, par hasard, qu'une imprimerie et un journal allaient, par vos soins, Monsieur, être fondés à Melle") ; Extrait du journal Le Parlement illustré numéro du 1er avril 1888 consacré à Léopold Goirand ; Le réveil des Campagnes. Journal Républicain indépendant des Deux-Sèvres 1ère Année n°8 du 1er novembre 1891 [avec corrections typographiques, on y évoque Léopold Goirand ] ; 4 tracts politiques dont un de Goirand (1889), un autre de Aymé de la Chèvrelière, d'autres plus tardifs d'autres politiciens ; La Future Chambre 1889 : Aymé de la Chèvrelière ; L'Union Mellois Organe Républicain libéral de l'Arrondissement de Melle 2e année n° 5 du jeudi 2 Février 1899 ; Le Réveil des Campagnes. Journal Républicain indépendant des Deux-Sèvres 2 numéros du 1er novembre 1891 et du 13 décembre 1891 Fondateur de la Gazette du Palais, Léopold Goirand fut député des Deux-Sèvres de 1887 à 1898 puis sénateur de 1906 à 1920. Très intéressant dossier, avec une incroyable L.A.S. détaillant les dessous des élections ! Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Ferrovia Ivrea - Aosta. Direzione tecnica governativa d'Ivrea. Album - Ricordo della inaugurazione della linea effettuata il 4 luglio 1886

      F. Casanova libraio, Torino 1886 - In 4, cm 22,5 x 32, pp. 20 con una grande carta in litografia a colori raffigurante il percorso piu' volte ripiegata (cm 31,5 x 173). Tutta tela coeva con fregi a secco ai piatti e dicitura in oro al piatto anteriore. La carta, disegnata dall'Ing. G. F. Ferraria, una volta interamente aperta, forma un angolo di 90o, riproducendo l'andamento della linea e riporta in modo fedele, sia l'andamento orografico che i paesi, sia quelli Âpresenti sul percorsoÂche quelli circostanti. Raro documento celebrativo dell'apertura di questa tracciato. Il testo, dopo una serie di informazioni generali sulla regione, si dilunga nelÂdescrivere tutti i paesi attraversati, i vari ponti e viadotti. In fine nelÂterzo capitolo, viene data una descrizioni della rimanente parte della valle, alle spalle di Aosta,Ânon ancora raggiunta dalla ferrovia, sino alÂpiede della terrazza di Courmayeur, dove veniva ipotizzato l'inizio della galleria d'accesso al M. Bianco ITA

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        Francisco Pacheco : sus obras artísticas y literarias : Introducción é historia del libro De descripción de verdaderos retratos de ilustres y memorables varones : que dejó inédito § Libro de descripción de verdaderos Retratos, de ilustres y memorables varones por Francisco Pacheco en Sevilla 1599

      Seville, Imp. de E. Rasco, 1886. Two volumes (31.5 and 37 cm), I: 104, lxxix (9) pp., including 1 tipped-in colour plate. II: [214] pp., including 94 tipped-in colour plates. "Nota para la colocacion de los retratos" tipped onto endpaper. Harmonious leather bindings. - Photolithographic reproduction of the manuscript Libro de retratos (Biblioteca de la Fundación Lázaro Galdiano. Signatura: M 6-1; Inventario: 15654), together with a commentary by the scholar and owner of the manuscript for some 40 years, José María Asensio y Toledo (previously published at Seville in 1867). The manuscript contains fifty-six bust portrait drawings in black and red chalk and grey wash and forty-four "elogios", short biographies, written by Pacheco or other writers, in honour of contemporary, "illustrious and memorable" men. The subjects portrayed are all Spanish with the exception of the Flemish painter Peter de Kempeneer; work on the book probably began late in sixteenth century (the frontispiece is dated 1599). On the methods and techniques of reproduction used in this facsimile (produced 1881-1884), see Juan Carrete Parrondo, "El Libro de retratos de Pacheco" in Goya 193-195 (July-December 1986), pp.168-173. Marta Cacho Casal, "The 'true likenesses' in Francisco Pacheco's Libro de retratos" in Renaissance Studies, volume 24 (2010), pp.381-406. ¶ Ink stamp on first leaf on each volume: Manuel de la Puente y Cueva | Sevilla. Hinges of volume II reinforced, endpapers discoloured. Francisco Pacheco : sus obras artísticas y literarias : Introducción é historia del libro De descripción de verdaderos retratos de ilustres y memorables varones : que dejó inédito;(31.5 cm), 104, lxxix (9) pp., including 1 tipped-in colour plate. "Nota para la colocacion de los retratos" tipped onto endpaper. Contemporary leather-backed boards. - Originally issued at Seville in 1867 (Litografía y Libreria Española y Extrangera de José M.a Geofrin). ¶ Ink stamp on first leaf: Manuel de la Puente y Cueva | Sevilla.Libro de descripción de verdaderos Retratos, de ilustres y memorables varones por Francisco Pacheco en Sevilla 1599;(37 cm), [214] pp., including 94 tipped-in colour plates (title-page and portraits). "Nota para la colocacion de los retratos" tipped onto endpaper. Contemporary leather binding. - Facsimile of the painter Francisco Pacheco's manuscript book of portrait drawings and eulogies (Madrid, Museo Lázaro Galdiano, Inv. 15654). ¶ Ink stamp on first leaf: Manuel de la Puente y Cueva | Sevilla. Hinges reinforced, endpapers discoloured.

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        35 Mois de Campagne En Chine, Au Tonkin

      Paris, 1886. Paperback. UsedGood. 35 Mois de Campagne En Chine, Au Tonkin Some dust/dirt on page edges from long-term storage.

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        Racing and Steeple-Chasing ... [Volume 4 of The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes]

      London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1886. Large 8vo. (9 3/8 x 7 1/8 inches). Numerous illustrations, including one coloured plate, all after J. Sturgess. Extra-illustrated with 53 original drawings by the artist. Number 25 of 250 large paper copies. Contemporary red morocco by Rivere & Son, arms of the Dukes of Beaufort on both covers enclosed by a single fillet with stirrups and hunting horns at corners and with a motif of horse shoes in the outer panel, spine with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second and third, the others with sporting motifs in each compartment, gilt inner dentelles, blue paper endpapers, top edges gilt, other uncut, within a cloth slipcase.Rare large paper copy, beautifully bound by Riviere and extra-illustrated with original drawings by Sturgess for illustrations within the book.Dedicated to the Prince of Wales, The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes, was a sporting and publishing project conceived and founded by Henry Somerset, 8th Duke of Beaufort (1824 - 1899). Between 1885 and 1896, it developed into a series of 28 separately-published sporting books which aimed to cover comprehensively all the major sports and pastimes, with some additional volumes on new sports (including football and motoring) published subsequently. The work was issued in three forms: a standard trade edition bound in cloth, a deluxe edition identical to the trade edition but bound in half morocco, and the present large-paper deluxe edition limited to 250 numbered copies.Sturgess was a noted hunting and racing artist who worked mainly for the Illustrated London News between 1875 and 1885, and exhibited widely in the London galleries, including the Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Hibernian Society in Dublin. His lively original illustrations, however, are seldom encountered.A lovely, unique copy of a noted sporting book.

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        THE POETICAL WORKS OF HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW (6 Volumes)

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin & Co, 1886. Full Leather. Very Good binding. Quarto. An attractive set of Longfellow, in six quarto volumes; flexible brown boards with gilt rule to the perimeters and "Longfellow" stamped in gilt to the front board of each volume; with gilt ruled bands and discreet numbering. With marbled endpapers and all edges gilt. Engraved illustrations, and charming titling. A very restrained and handsome set. Very Good binding.

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        Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1886. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 138 pp. + 4 ads. First American edition, first printing; precedes the London edition by four days. Publisher's dark green cloth stamped in gilt, top edge gilt. Near Fine, with shallow loss to cloth at spine ends, rubbing at corners, slight darkening to spine, light scuffing to rear cover and a small, faintly discolored patch at the top of the spine. Previous owner name and date to first blank sheet, pages toned. A rather sharp copy. Charles Scribner's Sons issued 1,250 copies in cloth as such, and 3,000 in wraps.

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        A Texas Cowboy: Or Fifteen Years On The Hurricane Deck Of A Spanish Pony, Taken From Real Life

      THE ORIGINAL 1886 EDITION, published by Rand, McNally. NOT A REPRINT. Pictorial gilt-stamped cloth: xii, [13] 347+ 5pp of advertisements; color frontis, portrait of the author; two full-page illustrated advertisements [separate from the 5pp of ads], one for the Colorado Short Line / Missouri Pacific Railway and the other for Colgate & co's Cashmere Bouquet Perfume. Some shelfwear and wear at the extremities; covers somewhat rubbed but not severely; rear hinge broken; a few signatures a bit shaken. Jenkins Basic Books 185C [A variant of the 2nd edition]; Adams Burrs 360; Adams Six-Guns 2032; Adams Herd 2077; Dobie p119; Graff 3804; "The first and best - cowboy autobiography." Howes S518.

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        Recent Locomotives - Illustrations, with Descriptions and Specifications and Details, of Recent American and European Locomotives, reprinted from the Railroad Gazette, Enlarged Edition, including a chapter on compound locomotives

      The Railroad Gazette, New York 1886 - The book has been recently rebound in green cloth, with gilt titles to the spine, and has new endpapers. The fragile title page has been laid onto a heavy tissue paper to reinforce it, and several pages have had their edges repaired with tissue paper - the binder has made a very good job of repairing the book. There are some grubby marks and creases to the pages, but generally the book is in good/very good condition. Extremely scarce in this original edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MÉMOIRES, Documents et Écrits divers laissés par le Prince de Metternich, Chancelier de Cour et d'État, publiés par son fils le Prince Richard de Metternich, classés et réunis par M. A. de Klinkowstr?m.

      Plon, Nourrit, Paris 1886 - 8 vol. in-8 de XIV 1 f.n.ch. 372 pp., VII 545 pp., XV 631 pp., VIII 610 pp., XV 678 pp., XI 715 pp., VII 662 pp. et XI 722 pp., demi-chagrin à coins de l'époque, dos à nerfs richement orné, pièces de titre, couvertures conservées (reliure de Magnier). Bel exemplaire orné d'un portrait en frontispice et de deux fac-similés, provenant de la bibliothèque du Comte de Thannberg (ex-libris). Première partie : Depuis sa naissance jusqu'au congrès de Vienne (1773-1815) - deuxième partie : Ere de paix (1816-1848) - troisième partie : Période de repos (1848-1859). Mission à Berlin, Ambassade d'Autriche à paris, les évènements de 1814 et 1815 et enfin documents de son activité diplomatique, capitaux pour l'histoire de la Restauration et de la Sainte-Alliance (Tulard 1017 - Bertier de Sauvigny 726).

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        Therese Raquin

      Vizetelly & Co. 1886 - First edition in the English language. "TRANSLATED WITHOUT ABRIDGMENT FROM THE LATEST FRENCH EDITION". 254 pages novel total, with additional 26 pages at back listing "Vizetelly & Co.'s New Books and New Editions" publisher's catalogue. "Illustrated with 16 page engravings, from designs by Castelli", including title page and frontispiece with tissue guard. Hardcover, bound in contemporary blue-green crushed morocco with marbled boards, five raised bands, gilt stamped titles and botanical ornaments in each spine compartment. Marbled endpapers and gilt top edges. In very good condition. Binding and hinges are intact and firm (signs of professional binding repair at top of spine) ; contents are clean and bright with no signs of prior ownership. Light rubbing to joints and corners, otherwise fine. See photos. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1886. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 138 pp. + 4 ads. First American edition, first printing; precedes the London edition by four days. Publisher's dark green cloth stamped in gilt, top edge gilt. Near Fine, with shallow loss to cloth at spine ends, rubbing at corners, slight darkening to spine, light scuffing to rear cover and a small, faintly discolored patch at the top of the spine. Previous owner name and date to first blank sheet, pages toned. A rather sharp copy. Charles Scribner's Sons issued 1,250 copies in cloth as such, and 3,000 in wraps.

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        LA CELLULE recueil de cytologie et d'histologie génerale Tome III

      Typ. de Joseph van In / AUG. PEETERS/ H. ENGELCKE, LIERRE /LOUVAIN/ GAND 1886 - Libro en aceptable estado, aunque rozado y fatigado, con manchas en algunas páginas (sobre todo en los grabados), encuadernado en pasta española, en lengua francesa, con sellos del anterior propietario, con algunas anotaciones en lápiz. Se trata del tomo III de la publicación de Citología e Histología La Cellule. En este tomo se encuentran concretamente los trabajos siguientes: La Cytodiérèse de l'oeuf de J.B. Carnoy; Étude sur la constitution cellulaire de la fibre nerveuse de L. Gedoelst; Conférence donnée á la société belge de Microscopie, con un apéndice de J.B. Carnoy; le Nucléole des Spirogyra de A. Meunier; Observations cytologiques sur les éléments séminaux de la Scolopendra Morsitans et du Lithobius fortificatus deA. Prenant; Etudes sur la coagulation du sang dans un cas de Purpura de J. Denys. 461 páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE NATIONAL FUNERAL DIRECTORS' OFFICIAL TEXT BOOK

      Chicago: Donohue & Henneberry. Good+. 1886. First Edition. Hardcover. "A DICTIONARY OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCE WITH A CONCISE EXPLANATION OF THE VARIOUS SUBJECTS AND TERMS O F PHARMACY, ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY, SO FAR AS THEY APPLY TO THE PRESERVATION OF THE HUMAN BODY, WITH ALL THE METHODS IN USE FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE DEAD THROUGHOUT THE WORLD". Black publishers cloth with slightly faded gilt title. Rubbed spine ends and front corners. Decorative endpapers. 6 full-page chromolihographic plates including frontispiece and many b/w drawings. Interior of text is tight, clean & intact. Very scarce early text on this profession. Mortician, embalming, Medical. ; olor Plated; 8vo; 575 pages; Signed by Illustrator .

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        Five contemporary pamphlets bound in One: 1. La Question Riel. (Joseph Adolphe Chapleau). 2. Discours sur la Question Riel, pronounce le 22 Mars, 1886, a la Chambre des Communes par L'Honorable S.D. Thompson, Ministre de la Justice, Ottawa. 3. Discoursde l'Honorable M. Chapleau a l'occasion de la motion faite a la Chambredes Communes, le 11 Mars, 1886, pour blamer le government d'avoir permis l'execution de Riel. 4. Riel. Response a Monsieur J.A. Chapleau. (Ernest Tremblay). 5. Le Cas de Louis Riel, condamne et execute pour haute Trahison. Rapport de Sir Alexander Campbell.

      Ottawa. Queen's Printer. 1885 & 1886. - 22cm, first editions, 67, 54, 39, 80 & 13pp., leaves browned, three-quarter blue morocco, pebbled blue cloth, raised bands,former owner's stamps on each pamphlet, near fine. (cgc) A series of pamphlets on the Northwest Rebellion of 1885 and the executing of Louis Riel on the charge of high treason. J.A. Chapleau was the Secretary of State in the Macdonald Government, and was blamed, along with John A. Macdonald, by Quebecers for the execution of Riel. Scarce publications,rarely seen as a collection, on a still controversial subject. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Collected Works Of Dante Gabriel Rossetti (Complete In Two Volumes, In Fine Full Leather Binding)

      Ellis And Scrutton, London 1886 - Xlii, 528; Xl, 513 Pp. Both Volumes Bound In Full Morocco, Five Bands, Gilt Spine Lettering, All Covers With Four Gilt Art Neauveau Designs Which Are Exactly The Same As Those On The Cloth Covers, Using Same Stamp As Was Used For The Issue In Cloth; Original Cloth Covers And Spines And Decorative Endpapers Bound In At Rear, Showing No Wear Or Fading. All Edges With Two Fine Gilt Rules; Elaborate Gilt Turns; Marbled Endpapers. Slight Fading To Spines And Edges; Slight Browning To Edges Of The Marbled Endpapers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historia de las Cruzadas. Traducida de la última edición por G. A. Larrosa y M. Aranda. Edición ilustrada por Gustavo Doré.

      - Barcelona, Montaner y Simón, 1886-1887, 2 tomos, encuadernación editorial en tela roja y lomos en piel, estampaciones doradas en los planos superiores, lomos cuajados, 2 h. + 536 págs. + 50 láminas = 2 h. + 431 págs. + 50 láminas.

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        Kidnapped: Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the year 1751

      First edition, first issue. Colored frontispiece fold-out map. 17 pages of ads dated "5G.4.86" and "5B.4.86". Original gilt stamped red cloth (spine ends a bit frayed; spine darkened; rubbing; cocked); black coated endpapers. Good-very good. Bookseller's blindstamp on the front free endpaper. Beinecke 378. Prideaux p. 46-48.

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        PAZZI ED ANOMALI

      S. Lapi editore, 1886. ITALIANO 0,86 Volumetto di morbida brossura e copertina di leggero cartocino lievemente ingrigito e strappato all'angolo inferiore con piccolissima fioritura. Dorso stanco e lievemente logoro. Pagine ai 3 tagli irregolari e più corte quella del frontespizio ed alcune del primo capitolo: presente leggera scollatura di queste. Il libro termina alla pagina numero 80 che non è quella culminante. USATO

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        Illustrated Handbook Of Victoria, Australia. Colonial And Indian Exhibition, London. 1886.

      Melbourne, John Ferres, Government Printer, Circa 1886.. First Edition; Lge 8vo; pp. 108, profusely illustrated with [69 pages] b/w illustrations [engravings]; 4 of which are folding, fold map of Victoria showing position of State schools, bound in contemporary red hard-grain morocco, raised bands, richly gilt, all edges gilt, gilt inner dentelles, title lettered in gilt on spine. Complete as issued without the plate, "Interior of St. Paul's new Church of England cathedral", a very good copy. Ferguson 17078. Handbook of facts, figures and illustrations specially prepared for the 1886 exhibition in London for the promotion of the colony of Victoria, covers history and the future as seen in 1886 including agriculture, railways, education and religion. Nice 1886 b/w illustrations of many public buildings and maps including fold-out illustration of the Victorian Navy, which appears to consist of the HMVS Nelson, HMCSS Victoria, Cerberus and a torpedo boat either the Lonsdale or Nepean, Houses of Parliament, International Exhibition Buildings, General Post Office, Melbourne water supply [Yan Yean Reservoir]. Full page illustrations of City Brewery, Grand Stand MCG, Parkside Ironworks, Gun-boat Victoria, Carlton Brewery, Melbourne Docks, St. Pauls New Church, Wilson Hall and New Medical School buildings at Melb. Uni., New and Old Prince's Bridges, Switch-Room, Victorian Telephone Exchange Company includes relevant cut out of Herald newspaper article 1937. Large foldout map of State Schools throughout Colony. Interesting 10 pages written about Victoria as a wine producing country.

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        LEIPZIGER STUDIEN ZUR CLASSISCHEN PHILOLOGIE vol. I anno IX

      VON S. HIRZEL, 1886. INTERLINGUE 0,2 Brossura editoriale morbida, con titoli neri, ingiallita e con strappetto al dorso e lievi segni di usura ai bordi, pagine con bruniture da fattore tempo, con lieve fioritura ed alcune gore, tagli non rifilati, in latino e greco USATO

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        Alice's Adventures Under Ground. Being a Facsimile of the Original MS. Book Afterwards Developed Into "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland".

      London and New York: Macmillan and Co., 1886 - Octavo. Original red cloth, gilt titles to spine and front board, boards with triple gilt rules, gilt centrepiece to lower board, gilt edges. With the dust jacket. Extremities lightly rubbed and sunned, free endpapers browned at inside margin. A very good copy in the jacket with small chips to head and tails of spine and upper edge. With 37 illustrations by the author in the text. First and only edition, one of 5,000 copies printed of this facsimile of the first draft of Alice's Adventures in the author's hand (about 12,700 words compared to more than 26,700 in the published version), with his own illustrations, the later issue with white endpapers, apparently consisting of remainder sheets put into covers perhaps as late as 1931. Williams–Madan–Green–Crutch 194. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le Scapin N° 1 - 9; 2e Serie, Jg. 1886. Mit beigebundenen Umschlägen; es fhelt bei N° 8. Gebunden.

      Paris: M. Soiart 1886 HLWd., 254 Seiten, kl. 8°, mit Lederschildchen auf Rücken; gemusterte Bezugsdecken. Einband etwas berieben und abgegriffen, Kanten und Ecken etwas beschabt, Rückenschildchen teilweise abgeblättert. Seiten stellenweise unscheinbar beschmutzt bzw. altersgebräunt, sonst sehr guter Zustand. Selten.

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        New Zealand and South Pacific Ferns

      New Zealand, Australia, South Pacific, circa 1886-1890. Nineteenth Century album containing numerous fern specimens harvested by an especially artistic plant collector, uniquely displayed in 31 colourful motifs, with manuscript captions in a fine hand identifying them by scientific Latin names. Several specimens are very large. Qto. 31 pages. Maroon leather boards titled "New Zealand Ferns" and bordered in gilt, with original satin endpapers, gilt edged heavy art cardstock leaves. Volume measures approximately 26 x 31 x 7 cm. A pleasing volume in which is presented a bountiful collection in artistic arrangements. The collector or botanist who created this lovely herbarium has yet to be identified, however further investigation may find it to be Mrs. Frederica Bell, wife of Tom Bell (1839-1929), an important historical New Zealand figure known as King of the Kermadecs. It is interesting to note that the Whanganui Regional Museum holds an album presented in the same manner, with manuscript captions in a like hand, perhaps the same hand as it is somewhat unordinary, and contained in a binding of consistent description to the present volume. The album held by the museum is titled "New Zealand Ferns. Mrs. Tom Bell, 1886." While it is not confirmed whether Mrs. Bell compiled the album or it was gifted to her, it is certainly conceivable that she was its creator. The best recorded and most successful attempt at cultivating Raoul Island (Sunday Island, Rangitahua), was made by the Bell family, who lived there for over three decades from 1877 to 1913 and who kept diaries of their adventures. Tom (originally from Yorkshire) and Frederica married around 1866 and had ten children, one of whom. One of their eldest sons, Roy, made a name for himself as a botanist, as a photographer, and for his knowledge of birds, particularly on the island. It is quite likely that he learned much about botany from his mother Frederica who was born into a Lancashire family of farmers. Tom had previously tried his hand as a gold miner, drapery business owner, and hotelier. Frederica was the one with plant knowledge and agricultural experience, and thus surely played a critical role in the family's legacy of cultivating Raoul Island. A visitor to the island in the late 1880s recorded at least 54 species of exotic plants being cultivated by the Bells, some of which included pawpaw, guava, pineapple, pomegranate, mango, sugar cane, six varieties of taro, fourteen types of bananas, date palm, several vegetables including kumara, as well as Norfolk pine, and even coffee and Havana tobacco! [The latter was a gift from a former Governor of New Zealand and friend of Tom Bell.] Indeed their farming endeavours gained high repute, and from 1889-1892 a New Zealand Government Settlement Scheme resulted in four families and eight individuals arriving on Raoul to establish gardens for the provision of fruit and produce to the New Zealand mainland. A substantial selection of ferns native to New Zealand, Australia, and South Pacific islands, is presented in uncommonly artistic and elegant arrangements by a nineteenth century botanical enthusiast. The specimens have been remarkably well preserved and retain their natural hues of deep mauve, camouflage sage, brilliant silver, vibrant gold and yellows, rich burgundies and hints of orange. Their delicate textures remain intact, and occasionally feature naturally defined borders and perfectly aligned sori affixed to some of the leaves, as only mother nature can perfect. A most aesthetically pleasing botanical work, following are a few examples of the specimens found within: •Cyathea dealbata - also known as the silver tree-fern, or silver fern or as ponga (from Maori kaponga or ponga), a species endemic to New Zealand, which is a symbol commonly associated with the country both overseas and by New Zealanders themselves. The earliest use of the silver fern as an official national symbol was by the New Zealand Army during the Second Boer War •Adiantum affine - attributed to German botanist, plant taxonomist, and pharmacist Carl Ludwig Willdenow who was a founder of phytogeography •Pteris incisa [Histiopteris incisa] - which was described as a genus not long before in 1875. Nicknamed the bat's wing fern, water fern or fern mata, it is found in Australia, New Zealand and in other South Pacific islands region. •Dicksonia squarrosa - endemic to New Zealand forests and commonly called wheki or rough tree fern •Gleichenia - a genus restricted to New Caledonia in the South Pacific is displayed together with a lovely sprawling specimen of Cunninghamii identified by English botanist and explorer Allan Cunningham during his extensive collecting expedition to Australia from 1816 to 1831. •Hypolepis millefolium - the thousand-leaved fern identified by William Jackson Hooker in 1852 •Hymenophyllum Scabrun - attributed to Sir John Herschel and described in Edward Lowe's "New and rare Ferns" published in 1871. The Hymenophyllum is named for its fronds of very thin translucent tissue, which limit its growth to only very humid areas. •Lomaria lanceolata - prolific in New Zealand, also native to Australia, possibly also Fiji, Samoa and Tahiti, common in damp forests, especially along stream banks. •Asplenium gracillimum - here erroneously identified as Asplenium bulbiferum, which is common today and even more common from this era. Both are native to New Zealand and Australia, the Asplenium gracillimum producing fewer bulbils and having more widely set frond segments. Earlier literature refers to the Australian plants as Asplenium bulbiferum s.sp. gracillimum. •Pellaea rotundifolia - the button fern •Nephrodium velutinum •Trichomanes reniforme in a lovely mauve shade - better known as the kidney fern, which has since been re-classified as Hymenophyllum nephrophyllum

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        Obras completas. Vertidas al castellano por Don Jacinto Labaila. Magnifica edicion esplendidamente ilustrada con bellisimas cromolitografias. 6 Volumenes

      Terraza Aliena y Cia, Valencia 1886 - tela estampada negra y dorada bien conservada, leves pérdidas en lomera cromolitografías, hojas tostadas. . 4626 págs.

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        Il viaggio della Jeannette e la Spedizione Greely

      Milano, Treves, 1886, 4¡ tutta tela originale rossa con fregi in oro, pp. 422 con numerose illustrazioni n.t. Bella copia.

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        Jo's Boys, And How They Turned Out. A Sequel to "Little Men"

      Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1886 - First Edition, first state. Original cloth; bookplate; contemporary gift in scription; very good plus in a custom morocco slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Robur le conquérant. Un billet de loterie. Frritt - Flacc

      First collective edition. A double volume, catalog DF, with the novelties for the year 1885/1886. One of the few volumes bearing the date on the title page. Illustrated with 87 drawings by Benett and Roux.Cartonnage of publisher to the two elephants of the 3rd type. Red Percaline. A. Lenègre bookbinder. Plate of Souze.Beautiful first plate. Second flat in good condition. Back to the golds a little dull. Corners and heads slightly rubbed. Soft head cap. Fresh paper, with almost nonexistent foxing. Beautiful copy.A novel of anticipation in which three members of an aeronautical club are abducted for a voyage aboard a flying machine worthy of the Nautilus. Jules Verne will give a later sequel to this novel in the title: Master of the World . Hetzel Paris 1886 Grd. in-8 (17,5x27,8cm) 220 ; 198pp. relié

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