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        Madame Bovary

      London: Vizetelly & Co, 1886. First English Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First English language edition. Very Good with cloth rubbed at rear cover and extremities, with spine ends a bit bruised, spine cloth darkened. Inner hinges repaired. Pages toned with scattered foxing to prelim and terminal pages. A rather sharp copy, in nicer shape than commonly found. The author's debut novel, a breakthrough in the craft of literary narration that helped create the modern novel.

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        Histoire des Seljoucides du Kerman, Iraq, Asie-Mineure (THREE VOLUMES).

      E. J. Brill, Leiden 1886 - Volume I: xxvi (introduction, additions & corrections in French with some Persian text), [1], 211 pp., of Persian text, index / Volume II: L, (introduction in French by Houtsma), 312 pp., of Arabic text / Volume III: [1 French text by Houtsma], 328 pp., of Turkish text, contemporary half-calf with marbled boards, lightly rubbed, title gilt & labelled on raised spine consisting of seven compartments, corners bound in leather, original wrappers preserved, blind stamps on titles & several leaves, a presentation set by Mrs. Miles to Bath Public Library as shown on book plate verso front covers, set in very good condition, from the series "Recueil de Textes Relatifs à l’Histoire de Seldjoucides", 1886-1891. Rare and beautiful set. This is a very comprehensive work on the general history of the Seljuk dynasty. Houtsma presented their history to Europeans based on original Persian, Arabic and Turkish sources. The first volume covers the history of the Seljuks in Persia based on an original manuscript by Muhammed Ibrahim, kept in Berlin. It is accompanied by an alphabetical index, historical and philosophical notes. The second volume covers the history of the Seljuks in Iraq, based on an original Arabic manuscript by Imad ad-Din al-Khatiba al-Baghdadi, kept in Oxford and Paris. The third volume covers the Seljuk history in Asia Minor from the death of Kilig Arslan (1192 AD) until 1225. The text was based on a Turkish manuscript by Nasir al-Din Ibn Bibi, kept in Leiden and Paris. The Seljuk Empire was an early medieval Turko-Persian empire, originating from the Qynyq branch of the Oghuz Turks. It controlled a vast area stretching from the Hindu Kush to eastern Anatolia and from Central Asia to the Arab Gulf. From their homelands near the Aral Sea, the Seljuks advanced first into Khorasan and then into mainland Persia before eventually conquering eastern Anatolia. The Seljuk Empire was founded by Tughril Beg in 1037 after the efforts by the founder of the Seljuk dynasty, Seljuk Bey, in the first quarter of the 11th century. Seljuk Bey's father was in a high position in the Oghuz Yabgu State, and he gave his name to both the state and the dynasty. The Seljuks united the fractured political scene of the Eastern Islamic world and played a key role in the first and second crusades. They also played an important role in the development of the Turko-Persian tradition, even exporting Persian culture to Anatolia. The settlement of Turkic tribes in the north western peripheral parts of the empire, for the strategic military purpose of fending off invasions from neighbouring states, led to the progressive Turkicization of those areas. Size: 8vo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sylvie. -

      Librairie L. Conquet 1886 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-12. XXIV-134 pp. Sous étui bordé. Reliure de l?époque maroquin cerise, large encadrement floral doré sur les plats. Dos à nerfs orné du même décor. Toutes tranches dorées. Doublures de maroquin bleu roi avec guirlande de roses, filets et roulette dorés en encadrement. Gardes de soie rose brochée de motifs floraux, doubles gardes de papier tourniquet. Couverture conservée. Reliure signée CHAMBOLLE-DURU. Jolie édition pour bibliophiles, ornée par Edouard RUDAUX de 42 délicates gravures à l?eau-forte. Préface par Ludovic Halévy. Luxueuse reliure de Chambolle-Duru. TIRAGE LIMITÉ à 1 000 exemplaires numérotés. Un des 825 exemplaires imprimés sur vélin fin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Riva del Garda.

      Acquarello in colore d'epoca su carta forte, cm 36 x 52,5 (il foglio), firmato e datato 1886 in basso a destra. Restaurato al margine superiore fino a due terzi della verticale del foglio, ma con restauro molto ben eseguito e affatto visibile. Di ottima mano e in bella coloritura bellissima e ampia veduta d'insieme, con il lago, il paese e figure in primo piano. Buono lo stato di conservazione.

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        Strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

      London: Longmans, Green, 1886. [8], 141, [3]pp. 175 x 116 mm. 20th century half cloth, cloth boards, hinges cracking; original printed front wrapper bound in. Light toning, wrapper a bit soiled, but very good. First edition, first issue, with the date changed to "1886" on the front wrapper. Stevenson's classic tale of "split" or multiple personality. Prideaux 17.

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        Madame Bovary

      London: Vizetelly & Co, 1886. First English Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First English language edition. Very Good with cloth rubbed at rear cover and extremities, with spine ends a bit bruised, spine cloth darkened. Inner hinges repaired. Pages toned with scattered foxing to prelim and terminal pages. A rather sharp copy, in nicer shape than commonly found. The author's debut novel, a breakthrough in the craft of literary narration that helped create the modern novel.

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        Proceedings of The London Mathematical Society. 1st Series: Volumes 18 - 35 from Nov 1886 to Jan 1903 including the Complete Index of all the Papers Printed in the Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society Vols 1-30.

      Hodgson, London 1886 - Set of 20 Vols, an early run of the proceedings of this famous learned society, red embossed cloth with gilt lettering to spines, from a Cambridge college library with 3 small labels on each spine and College Library label to endpaper, all clean internally, some volumes have light wear to extremities, some have folding tables, anice set in good condition, scarce [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cashel Byron's Profession.

      London: The Modern Press,, 1886. A Novel. 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".

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        There is No Natural Religion

      Quaritch, London 1886 - No. 40 of 50 copies, signed by Muir. William Muir facsimile. Preface leaf and 21 plates, all hand colored save for On Homer's Poetry. 1 vols. 4to. Muir Facsimile. Includes the title-page and All Religions are One, and Muir's own version of the missing plate b5. The "Preface," dated 1886, indicates that the facsimile is based on plates "in the British Museum [copy A] and from some papers in my own possession [copy L]."The last leaf of the facsimile is the single page On Homer's Poetry. Bentley, Blake Books, 249g Printed wrappers. Some splitting and marginal chipping, internally fine. Brown morocco backed folding case William Muir facsimile. Preface leaf and 21 plates, all hand colored save for On Homer's Poetry. 1 vols. 4to [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

      Longmans, Green, London 1886 - [8], 141, [3]pp. 175 x 116 mm. 20th century half cloth, cloth boards, hinges cracking; original printed front wrapper bound in. Light toning, wrapper a bit soiled, but very good. First edition, first issue, with the date changed to "1886" on the front wrapper. Stevenson's classic tale of "split" or multiple personality. Prideaux 17. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Freemasonry

      May 20, 1886. A spectacular piece, an elaborate engraved vellum document, one page, 19" x 24", New York, May 20, 1886 being a Masonic certificate granted unto Master Mason Edward B. Harper. The certificate is officially a history of the member's service to date and is titled as such: "MASONIC REGISTER AND HISTORY OF BRO. EDWARD B. HARPER F. & A. M. RAISED TO THE SUBLIME DEGREE OF MASTER MASON, FEB. 17, 1864". Here we find that Edwards, born in Dover Delaware in 1842, was initiated as an apprentice in 1864. He had been a member of the Union Lodge (No. 121) in Philadelphia in 1871. This document certifies that he was then a member of the Crescent Lodge in New York (No. 402). A stunning piece of artwork, the base of which is an engraving by the noted John Sartain (1808-97) of Philadelphia. The engraving had been printed by his brother Henry Sartain and published by Wellington Jones & Co. of Philadelphia. Interestingly both brothers are Master Masons as well and add "33°" after their names in the credits. The engraving, which of course is dripping in Masonic symbolism, is a visual treat: elaborately embellished with gilt accents to the lettering, a sharp albumen photograph of Harper at center, and elaborate hand lettering and decorations. One of the finest pieces of Masonic paper we have encountered, the piece qualifies as a piece of fine art and as folk art. Bears light folds, a few very minor pin holes, some minor toning at bottom margin, else very fine with excellent contrast and sharpness to the engraving and albumen.

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        RECORDER'S COURT DOCKET, CITY OF PHOENIX, ARIZONA TERRITORY, 1885 - 1886

      City of Phoenix, Arizona Territory, Phoenix, Arizona Territory 1886 - Original ledger specifically manufactured for the City of Phoenix, Arizona Territory Court system by C. S. Crocker & Co., San Francisco, California. Burgundy leather spine with gold print; black boards and leather corners. 452 pages, of which 450 have significant handwritten entries. Tome dimensions: 12-1/2 inches by 18 inches by 2-1/4 inches. Alphabetized defendant's list at beginning of tome. 450 pages of various law-breaking acts, from drunkenness to vagrancy to breaking the peace with pistols. Intriguing array of violent and nonviolent offenses. Tome condition: very good; leather spine strong and intact, some light wear; internal pages are clean, bright, and amde of heavy-bound paper; marbled endpapers. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE "SPIRIT PREVAILS": CONTAINING THE REVELATIONS, ARTICLES AND LETTERS WRITTEN BY JOSEPH MORRIS

      San Francisco: Printed by J. A. Dove for Geo. S. Dove & Company, 1886. FIRST EDITION. Written by the founder of a Mormon sect known as Church of the Firstborn, this work contains the revelations Joseph Morris reported receiving from the Seventh Angel of the Book of Revelations in 1857. Morris (1824-62) wrote letters (included here) to Brigham Young, informing him of his calling to be a prophet and the revelations he had received, but received no reply. Preaching of an imminent Second Coming, Morris gathered about 500 followers, who by 1861 had come together at Kingston Fort, Utah, to await the end of days. When several dates predicted for the Second Advent came and went without incident, some disillusioned adherents tried to leave the fort, but were pursued, returned, and imprisoned. These actions gave the Mormon church the legal grounds needed to put a stop to the Morrisite movement. When Morris refused a federal court order to release those he was holding prisoner, the territorial militia was sent in to enforce it and to free the captives. In the siege and skirmish that followed, known as the Morrisite War, Morris was killed and the sect disbanded. The father and son printer and publisher team who produced this work were former Morrisites who settled in San Francisco after the sect scattered, and who kept their beliefs in Morris alive. In his preface, George Dove notes that the letters Morris sent to Young "contained many new principles which have been made use of by the leaders of the old [i.e, LDS] Church whenever they had an opportunity to present them to the saints [i.e., church members] as new truths which had been retained until wisdom dictated that they should be made known." The Doves reestablished the Church of the Firstborn in San Francisco in 1876, and continued to proselytize for their fallen prophet for 35 years, though with little success.. 237 x 150 mm. (9 1/4 x 5 7/8"). iv, 684 pp. FIRST EDITION. Contemporary sheepskin, rebacked preserving most of original backstrip, raised bands, two (original) black morocco labels, new endpapers.Flake/Draper 5575. Leather worn away at corners and rubbed along bottom edges, boards somewhat soiled, marked, and abraded, but the restored binding entirely sound. Leaves faintly browned at edges because of lower quality paper, but a very good copy internally, generally clean and quite smooth and fresh.Written by the founder of a Mormon sect known as Church of the Firstborn, this work contains the revelations Joseph Morris reported receiving from the Seventh Angel of the Book of Revelations in 1857. Morris (1824-62) wrote letters (included here) to Brigham Young, informing him of his calling to be a prophet and the revelations he had received, but received no reply. Preaching of an imminent Second Coming, Morris gathered about 500 followers, who by 1861 had come together at Kingston Fort, Utah, to await the end of days. When several dates predicted for the Second Advent came and went without incident, some disillusioned adherents tried to leave the fort, but were pursued, returned, and imprisoned. These actions gave the Mormon church the legal grounds needed to put a stop to the Morrisite movement. When Morris refused a federal court order to release those he was holding prisoner, the territorial militia was sent in to enforce it and to free the captives. In the siege and skirmish that followed, known as the Morrisite War, Morris was killed and the sect disbanded. The father and son printer and publisher team who produced this work were former Morrisites who settled in San Francisco after the sect scattered, and who kept their beliefs in Morris alive. In his preface, George Dove notes that the letters Morris sent to Young "contained many new principles which have been made use of by the leaders of the old [i.e, LDS] Church whenever they had an opportunity to present them to the saints [i.e., church members] as new truths which had been retained until wisdom dictated that they should be made known." The Doves reestablished the Church of the Firstborn in San Francisco in 1876, and continued to proselytize for their fallen prophet for 35 years, though with little success.

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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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        Memoirs.

      1886 - Two volumes. Steel engraved portrait frontispiece and 4 other portraits, 15 folding maps. Second edition, revised and corrected. 8vo., cross-grained green cloth, lettered in gilt. New York, D. Appleton and Company. Inscribed on the second front free endpaper 'Rt: Hon: Joseph Chamberlain. With the cordial regards and appreciation of Geo. W. Childs Philadelphia March 1. 1888'. Bookplate of Joseph Chamberlain to the front pastedown of both volumes. Loosely inserted a 3 page ALS from Sherman to Chamberlain, on a single piece of ruled paper, folded, headed'5th Avenue Hotel, New York, Feb 11. 1888', which begins 'So delicate a complaint as contained in your note of the 9th and from such a source comes with a peculiar charm to an old soldier who believes in the brotherhood of man. Especially when we drink from the same fountain of literary and scientific knowledge.', and goes on to talk about Chamberlain's stay in Washington, expresses regret at a disappointment, then talks about relations between England and America, how they have improved by better methods of communication. The letter frayed at the edges, with some small loss, not affecting the text, one small repair to the lower edge,several folds. Sherman, whom Basil Liddell Hart called 'the first modern General', was a brilliant and combative military strategist, with many victories to his name in the American Civil War, of which in these memoirs he gives a lengthy first hand account. Credited with the concept of total war, even the pugnacious Sherman admitted after receiving the Confederate surrender 'I confess, without shame, I am sick and tired of fighting'. Chamberlain was in America for five months from late 1887 to March 1888, mediatingover long standing disagreements between America and Canada over fishing rights in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. He travelled widely in both countries, and also met the woman who was to be his third wife. George W. Childs was a newspaper publisher and owner, whose Philadelphia Public Ledger was very successful. Childs and Sherman knew each other well, the Ledger being a strong supporter of the Union cause. He was a generous philanthropist and a good friend to Ulysses S. Grant, helping the dying Grant to finish his memoirs in order to ensure security for Grant's family, a task to which Sherman contributed. Some very slight wear to the covers, a very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        La Mer.

      Paris, 1886 - Plein maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs ornés de pointillés dorés, fleurons dorés dans les caissons, double filet doré avec fleurons d'angle, tête dorée, bande de maroquin rouge ornée d'un filet doré encadrant les contreplats, couvertures conservées, sous étui. [SAN REMO]. Edition originale. Tirage limité à 500 exemplaires. Un des dix exemplaires de tête sur papier impérial du Japon.Impression en rouge et noir.Exemplaire enrichi de deux feuillets manuscrits signés par Richepin : le premier à un confrère au sujet d'un extrait d'une pièce à paraître dans l'Illustration; le second, billet amical pour une inviation à dejeuner, tous deux contrecollés au dos du second feuillet blanc. Avec un envoi autographe signé à Madame la Comtesse. La suite du nom a été gratté.La table des matières normalement placée en début d'ouvrage se trouve entre les pages 360 et 361. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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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        Old London [with letterpress by Alfred Marks].

      Society for Photographing Relics of Old London, 1875 - 1886. - Folio [470 x 360mm] 2 portfolios. 14pp descriptive letterpress printed rectos only, 120 carbon photographic prints mounted on blue card with printed titles, dates and publication details. Originally published in annual parts of 6 photographs [1875 ? 1878], then 12 photographs [1879 ? 1886]. Also included is an 11-page manuscript alphabetical index to the subjects of the photographs. Original sheep backed cloth portfolios, lacking most of the cloth ties and a little worn on the spines, letterpress leaves a little frayed. Old damp stains to the bottom right hand corner of most of the card mounts, well away from the photographic images but often affecting the printed titles. This has left a discolouration to that section of the mount, rarely more than a triangular section entering 80mm into the card, but in many cases it has led to a denaturing and subsequent weakness of the affected section. It is possible that this copy belonged to Alfred Marks as the initials AM and a number appear on all except 15 of the 120 mounts. The numbers are not the same throughout, but are consecutive with each issued part and may relate to the subscriber number issued for each part. They are numbered as follows: 13 ? 18 AM 9; 21, 22 & 24 AM 22; Part 5 [25 ? 36] AM 1; Part 6 [37 ? 48] AM 33; Part 7 [49 ? 60] AM 44; Part 8 [61-72] AM 72; Part 9 [73 ? 84] AM 9; Part 10 [97 ? 108] AM 46; Part 11 [109 ? 120] AM 25. The Society for Photographing Relics of Old London originated in the wish of a few friends to have a record of the Oxford Arms in Warwick Lane, threatened in 1873 and demolished in 1878. Negatives were made by Alfred and John Bool of Albany Street and these were distributed among subscribers in 1875. Letters leading to the formation of the Society appeared in The Times in 1875. Initially they were issued without letterpress but in 1881 Alfred Marks wrote descriptive text for those issued up to that date and continued to produce text from then to the end of the series. For details of all the buildings portrayed, plus an introductory essay see: Old London, Photographed by Henry Dixon and Alfred and John Bool for the Society for Photographing Relics of Old London, by Graham Bush. Academy Editions, 1975. A copy of which included with this item. Due to the protracted publishing history, complete sets of this beautiful series of photographs of a vanished London are understandably scarce and it is poorly represented in institutional collections. Copac lists The British Library as the only U.K. location; it is held in whole or in part by a number of U.S. libraries. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc. ]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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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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