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        The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

      Longmans Green & Co., London 1886 - 12mo. 141 pp. Covers attached to book by 4 long pieces of tape running horizontally around spine, back cover taped so part of it became the spine, spine missing, wear to edges, few nicks, tearing to rear cover, covers browned from tape, last page has long tear, first page and last few pages have some wear to fore-edges. Some offsetting from laid in clippings. Date to front cover changed by hand from 1885 to 1886 by publisher. Comes with slipcase (unoriginal) and homemade (?). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cellar Stories Bookstore]
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        Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

      Longmans Green & Co, London 1886 - This second edition has been rebound, with the original wrapper bound in at the end of the book. Apart from a margin tear to the pre-title page, this book is in very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anne Godfrey]
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        The Bostonians

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1886. A Novel in Three Volumes. 3 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, boards panelled in black, black coated endpapers. Spines rolled, slight wear to extremities in places, 1½ inch split at head of vol. 3 front joint, short split to cloth at foot of rear board of same vol., minor marks to boards, vol. 2 rear inner hinge cracked, others sound (hairline cracks to vol. 1 rear inner hinge). W. H. Smith's subscription library labels to front pastedowns, overstamped "sold", no other library marks. Ownership inscriptions of W. V. Paley, 1887, at head of titles; ownership inscription of Oliver L. Zangwill (1913-1987), British research psychologist and the founder of neuropsychology, to vol. 1 half-title, dated 1938. One or two minor spots or marks in the text; overall a very good copy in unrestored cloth. First edition of James's enduringly controversial American novel about ideological conflict in 1870s America. Edel & Laurence state that the first printing was of 500 copies, published 16 February 1886, with a second undifferentiated impression of 100 copies the following month.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Bostonians. A Novel. In three volumes

      Macmillan, London 1886 - 192 x 125mm, turquoise grey sand-grained cloth, spines lettered & ornamented in gilt, ruled in blind at head & tail, covers stamped in blind with double outer rule & single inner rule with rounded corners, dark brown coated endpapers, fore- & tail edges rough-trimmed. Pp.[iv] 244; [iv] 226 + 2pp advertisements; [iv] 232 + 4pp advertisements. Bookplates (of historical interest) on front pastedowns, small circular labels with shelf code on front free endpapers. Cloth of spines partially split; that of vol.1 along both edges. Corners rubbed. One leaf of first volume has thumb-sized loss, affecting text. Inscription on half-title of vol.1, ownership name on half-titles of remaining volumes. Unobtrusive discoloration on lower covers of first two volumes, slight wrinkling of cloth on lower cover of vol.3. Contemporary pencilled note on verso of front free endpaper of first two volumes states: "Issued with cover damaged." The first printing comprised 500 copies; the second (indistinguishable from the first) a further 100 copies. Scarce in any condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Cameron House Books]
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        Projet de canal entre le Don et la Volga. Mémoire à l'appui du projet.

      Georges Chamerot Paris 1886 - Folio (33.7 x 26 cm).Helio-engraved frontispiece, [4] ll., 162 pp. with illustrations in text, 7 plates including 4 maps engraved by Erhard (3 folding). Contemporary dark green morocco-backed marbled boards, spine with raised bands gilt in compartments, gilt lettering to one, marbled endpapers, green silk bookmark. Perfect copy, decoratively bound, of this deep study on a multi-century project, begun under Peter the Great and completed in.1952 thanks to convicts used on the site. Published by the 'Société civile franco-russe d'études du canal du Don au Volga'. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE BOSTONIANS. A Novel. In Three Volumes

      Macmillan and Co, London 1886 - Three volumes bound in early but not original plain blue-green cloth lettered in gilt on the spines with no publisher's device; all half-titles present, 2 pages of publisher's advertisements at the end of volume 2 (The four pages of ads at the end of volume 3 mentioned by BAL are not present). A possible remainder binding though it differs from the example sold as lot 76 in THE COSMATOS COLLECTION by Sotheby's in 2005. BAL 10575. Edel A28a. Only 500 copies were published with another 100 copies printed a month later, apparently indistinguishable. BAL notes that there may be a point to distinguish the two printings: the running head on page 31 in the frist volume. In our copy the chapter number is incorrect. Since usually later printings correct errors in earlier printings, this is an argument in favor of the incorrect chapter number indicating the earlier printing, but this is not conclusive. "In The Bostonians Henry James wrote the most considerable American novel of its decade. For all its oppressive detail, there is no other novel of such value and distinction to place on the bookshelf of the late nineteenth century" (Leon Edel, Henry James: THE MIDDLE YEARS, 1963, page 74). This controversial novel of the feminist movement, one of the first American novels to allude to lesbian relationships, was adapted to the screen in 1984 by James Ivory and starred Christopher Reeve as Basil Ransome and Vanessa Redgrave as Olive Chancellor. Small bookplate of author Maurice Baring on the front pastedown of each volume and an odd bookplate with the initials "DMZ" on the front endpaper of each volume. "I wished to write a very American tale, a tale very characteristic of our social conditions, and I asked myself what was the most salient and peculiar point in our social life. The answer was: the situation of women, the decline of sentiment of sex, the agitation in their behalf." --Henry James, on THE BOSTONIANS Light occasional foxing. Front hinge of the first volume cracked before the half-title page, others secure. Cloth splitting or beginning to split at the joint on nearly every cover though all covers are still tight. Very Good and scarce [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Monsieur Parent.

      Paul Ollendorff 1886 - - Paul Ollendorff, Paris 1886, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Edition originale sur papier courant, il n'a été tiré que 10 Hollande en grands papiers. Reliure à la bradel en plein cartonnage recouvert de papier vert d'eau décoré de motifs de plumes, dos lisse passé orné d'un motif floral doré, date et double filet dorés en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin marine comportant de petites traces de frottements, reliure de l'époque signée à froid de Pierson. Envoi de l'auteur à Paul Bourde. Quelques petites rousseurs. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Bostonians. A Novel

      London and New York; MacMillan and Co.Archibald Constable and Co. 1886, 1886. FIRST SINGLE VOLUME EDITION, 8vo, half-title, 449 + 2 (publishers advertisements). Publisher's binding of maroon cloth over salmon pink boards, titled in two gilt panels to spine, black endpapers. Published in an edition of 5000 copies with 3000 copies (such as this) designed for export; this variant containing the adverts priced in $. There were two other variants in a blue-green cloth noted both with and without the advertisement leaf. Some scattered foxing to first and last gatherings else internally clean, spine has a slight lean, cloth (given the pale colour) is extremely bright and clean. Overall a fine copy. Edel and Laurence A28b. Listed in Modern Library's Top 100 Novels [1998].

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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      New York: MacMillan and Co, 1886 Second Issue and first one volume edition; the first issue was in three volumes and 500 copies were printed; it is rare. This, the one volume edition was printed in an issue of 5000 copies, some in the maroon and pink cloth and some like the present volume, in the dark blue-green binding (May 1886). with very minor wear at spine ends. Bookplate on the front pastedown. Issued in America, this issue precedes the British issue. scattered light foxing to first few leaves; a very good, or better copy.. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Collected Works

      Ellis and Scrutton, London,, 1886. Edited with a preface and notes by William M. Rossetti. 2 volumes in 4, large octavo. Original japon backed blue boards, white paper title label to each spine, pages uncut. Frontispiece portrait of the author to first volume. Small blot to title page of the first part, light crease at corner of the frontispiece, mild browning to the terminal leaves in each volume, tips of the odd board a trifle rubbed, scuff to upper board of the fourth part, spines a little tanned and with the occasional nibble to the heads and tails. An excellent set. First edition, large paper issue. Limited to just 25 copies printed on handmade paper and bound in four parts. With a note in pencil on the front free endpaper dated March 1887 stating this to have been the first set delivered to the publishers and given by one of them - Albert Ellis - to the writer of the note.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Chess Montly

      London: Jas Wade, 1886-1887 iv+380 pages with illustrations, diagrams, tables, and index. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 6 1/4") bound in half brown leather with gilt lettering to spine and blue marbled boards. From the library of Dino Ruggieri. Volume VIII (8). (Betts: 7-25). First edition.The Chess Monthly of Great Britain was one of the first to give properly annotated games. The principal editor, Leopold Hoffer, was helped enormously by having J H Zukertort as co-editor until his death in 1888. There were four regular sections: news, annotated games, problems and endgames. In addition, Hoffer carried on a profoundly bitter feud with his one-time benefactor, Steinitz. This publication should not be confused with The Chess Monthly published in the United States which was short lived from 1857-1862 and edited by Fiske and Morphy.Dino Ruggieri was born in, Pigüé a small city in the Buenos Aires province, October 22, 1921. His parents were both Italians, natives of Porto D'Ascoli. In their early years in Argentina, the Ruggieri?s family lived in the country, located about 45 miles from Pigüé. The family was engaged in agriculture. When Ruggieri was 8, his father purchased a home in Pigüé, where he lived until 2008. In 1938 he was involved in an accident and he was transferred to Buenos Aires for recovery. This was the beginning of his hobby of chess, both as a player over the board and by correspondence, but as well as a major collector of chess materials. After his recovery he became a prominent local chess player and very good representative in postal chess, where he represented Argentina in matches against Italy, Yugoslavia, Holland and other countries. He was using the correspondence with his rivals to offer exchanges. Ruggieri was related to Mr Niemeijer and soon began exchanging materials and making important purchases. He also had frequent contacts with Gregorio Lastra, Normando Ivaldi, Gaspar Soria and Carlos De Veyga, all known collectors of chess. He died in 2009 at the age of 88.Condition:Corners bumped, Ruggieri's stamp to front end paper, some foxing else a very good copy of a scarce item.

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        The Chess Monthly

      Jas Wade, London 1886 - iv+380 pages with illustrations, diagrams, tables, and index. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 6 1/4") bound in three quarter brown cloth with gilt lettering and cream label to spine and cream colored boards. From the library of Dino Ruggieri. Volume VII (7). (Betts: 7-25). First edition. The Chess Monthly of Great Britain was one of the first to give properly annotated games. The principal editor, Leopold Hoffer, was helped enormously by having J H Zukertort as co-editor until his death in 1888. There were four regular sections: news, annotated games, problems and endgames. In addition, Hoffer carried on a profoundly bitter feud with his one-time benefactor, Steinitz. This publication should not be confused with The Chess Monthly published in the United States which was short lived from 1857-1862 and edited by Fiske and Morphy. Dino Ruggieri was born in, Pigüé a small city in the Buenos Aires province, October 22, 1921. His parents were both Italians, natives of Porto D'Ascoli. In their early years in Argentina, the Ruggieri’s family lived in the country, located about 45 miles from Pigüé. The family was engaged in agriculture. When Ruggieri was 8, his father purchased a home in Pigüé, where he lived until 2008. In 1938 he was involved in an accident and he was transferred to Buenos Aires for recovery. This was the beginning of his hobby of chess, both as a player over the board and by correspondence, but as well as a major collector of chess materials. After his recovery he became a prominent local chess player and very good representative in postal chess, where he represented Argentina in matches against Italy, Yugoslavia, Holland and other countries. He was using the correspondence with his rivals to offer exchanges. Ruggieri was related to Mr Niemeijer and soon began exchanging materials and making important purchases. He also had frequent contacts with Gregorio Lastra, Normando Ivaldi, Gaspar Soria and Carlos De Veyga, all known collectors of chess. He died in 2009 at the age of 88. Condition: Ruggieri's stamp to front end paper, some foxing, heavy damage to front cover and spine, hole through front board heal affecting pages through 192, a very good copy of a scarce item. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc.]
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        Fables. Avec Les Figures d'Oudry. Reimpression De l'Edition Desaint et Saillant, 1755 (4 Vols.)

      Levy, Paris 1886 - 4to - over 9¾. Book. 1886 - 1887. With hundreds of engraved plates by Oudry. One of 100 numbered sets on "papier verge de la cuve", with double suite of plates on papier de Chine. Contemporary roan-backed boards, original wrappers bound into each of 4 vols. Some rubbing to binding. Minor foxing and soilage scattered through volumes. Overall very good or better. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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      "Pastime" Office, London 1886 - "Lawn-Tennis./By/James Dwight./[device]/Publishers:/"Pastime" Office, 28 Paternoster Row;/Simpkin, Marshall, & Co., Stationers' Hall/Court, London;/and/Wright & Ditson, Boston, U.S.A." No date (1886). Pages [viii], 94, 8 page catalogue at rear [95-101] , followed by last leaf [102]. Original green cloth, decorated in gilt and black on spine and front board. Original light grey floral endpapers. Some slight wear on spine at hinges; cloth on back board slightly lifting in places. Rear endpaper partially split at inner hinge; previous owner's name pencilled in on dedication page ("John S. Hincks Jnr 23rd Sept 1887") however overall a really quite good copy of this, now scarce, item. The advertisements are particularly attractive. Scans available on request. Please note we only ship by airmail for orders out of UK. Offered by Winchester Antiquarian Books: selling books from a real bookshop since 1990; Our reputation is your guarantee! Please order through ABE for a fast and efficient service. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Legatura in velluto rosso.

      Neapoli, De Angelis, 1886 - Cm.30x22. Contiene: Orationes et Preces pro opportunitate decendae ante benedictionem SS.Sacramenti ex missali et rituali romano depromptae. Neapoli, De Angelis, MDCCCLXXXVI. Pp.53, 6n.nn. Vedi foto allegate. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      [New York: Printed at the Gilliss Brothers & Turnure The Art Age Press 75-79 Fulton Street, 1886] - Whimsical look at Boston courtship in angling metaphors, ranging from the Nova Scotia fisheries to Izaac Walton's gentle art, being the adventures of Mrs. Hackle Brown, widow, as she goes fishing along "the sacred limits of these precincts called the 'Diamond rock,' for here the ladies do all the wooing. Many a dainty rod lands many a foolish fish -- flapping its ineffectual gills, and gasping to its fishy death in the dank weeds at the feet of Izaak's fair disciples." First edition. 8vo. With three illustrations. 63, [1] pp. Cream cloth, side sewn, with a angling fly embedded in front cover (hackles worn away), back cover with tangle of hooks in gilt, minor foxing. Bruns W170 ("Rare") [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Fauntleroy and the Greenaway Girl

      (N.p. c. 1886) - A signed original drawing in ink over pencil by Birch, who is best known for illustrating Burnett’s classic work for children, Little Lord Fauntleroy, published in 1886. Fauntleroy is immediately recognizable in his plumed hat and lace-trimmed velvet suit, standing near a little girl in a costume typical of Kate Greenaway’s illustrations. Above is a scroll saying "Wishes," and a wishbone. This drawing never appeared in the book. The artist has erased and drawn over the original outline of the girl’s figure. On the back the words "The Birch Boy and the Greenaway Girl" are crossed out and replaced with "Fauntleroy and the Greenaway Girl." On wove paper, 17 by 19 inches, matted. Slight chipping to top edge, else fine. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        SALAMBO. Translated by J.S. Chartres. [also known as Salammbo].

      Vizetelly & Co.,, Paris 1886 - Flaubert, Gustave. SALAMBO. Translated by J.S. Chartres. [also known as Salammbo]. London: Vizetelly & Co., 1886. First English edition, & First Edition in English (a different English translation was published by Saxon in the same year). 8vo., pp xvi + 360 + 24 adverts at rear. Rust boards with gilt titling & decorations to spine & upper board, blind-stamped decoration & borders to lower board, title in black within gold decoration. Pale blue endpapers. Tissue-guarded portrait of the author etched by Bocourt. Text block clean & free of blemish, a couple of preliminaries including the half title slightly darkened as always. An exceptionally bright fresh copy. Seldom seen as such. Vizetelly published Madame Bovary in the same format. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Salammbo [also known as Salambo]

      Saxon and Company, London 1886 - First English edition (a different English translation was published by Vizetelly in the same year). Translated (here described as "Englished") by M. French Sheldon. Small, contemporary owner name on the title page, some scattered foxing to the text, else a fine copy. An exotic novel of ancient Carthage that belongs in the second rank of the author's work behind *Madame Bovary*. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        A Monograph of the Genus Crocus.

      - London, Dulau and Co., 1886. 4to (310 x 250mm). pp. viii, 326, xx , (10), with 1 double page coloured map, 81 fine handcoloured lithographed plates after drawings by the author and numerous woodcut vignettes of views. Contemporary olive green morocco, covers with gilt border and fleurons at corners, richly gilt spine in 6 compartments, gilt edges, inner dentelles (lower corners a bit pumbed). A beautifully bound copy of the finest work ever published on the Genus Crocus. "George Maw (1839-1912) was the industrious author and illustrator of his great 'Monograph of the Genus Crocus' (1886). A many-sided and remarkable man, Maw was not a botanist by profession but a chemist and geologist, a manufacturer of encaustic tiles at Broseley, Staffs. His monograph, the result of ten years of inquiry, was the most complete work of its kind that has been published on any genus. The plates of this work are marvels of comprehensive detail and put to shame those of many more skilled draughtmen. From a botanical point of view this work is a landmark."(Blunt & Stearn p. 277 & 279). Maw collected in the Near East and North Africa. Plate 17 was never published.An interesting association copy. On free endpaper the following has been written: "To Charles Maw from his affectionate cousin. The author. Benthall, Kenley Surrey Oct. 1886"Nissen BBI, 1316; Stafleu & Cowan 5721. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        New South Wales. Railway Bridges Inquiry Commission. Report to the Royal Commission . to inquire into the stability of certain iron bridges . together with minutes of evidence, diagrams and appendices.

      - Sydney, Govt. Printer 1886. Foolscap folio half calf (rebacked); 74,[2],144pp, 51 plates, including four original photos of locomotives, diagrams &c (many folding); extra illustrated with 18 original photos of bridges (one double page and three quite long panoramas). Some spots and a minor defect in the gutter of one leaf. A good report, rare enough in any shape, this is one of few special copies made up for those close to the commission - this was M.B. Halligan's, the draftsman to the commission, presented to him by the President, G.A. Morell. These extra photographs are mounted on light card with printed descriptions, one (folded to double page) is a large and much earlier photo of the Menangle Bridge under construction in 1863 (the first large railway bridge constructed in New South Wales). This is paired with a contemporary panoramic view of the bridge. The Commission was sparked by a vitriolic exchange between the engineer in charge of the lines, George Cowdery who was repairing bridges he regarded as defective, and the Engineer-in-Chief John Whitton, who not only considered the bridges safe but claimed that Cowdery's reriveting was 'injurious' to the stability of the bridges. With public safety and confidence at stake four of the country's most expert engineers were called in - Morell, Kernot, Courtney and Warren - who then embarked upon extensive inspections and testing of bridges throughout the state. Their findings were reasonably comforting: the public could feel confident that the bridges weren't going to collapse - the defects were relatively minor - and in a series of specific reports they deal with each bridge and gave general instructions for administration and maintenance. Neither Cowdery nor Whitton emerged completely in the right; they both had their knuckles gently rapped and were more or less told to grow up and work together more responsibly. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Richard Neylon]
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      Samson Low 1886 - First English edition. Original pictorial cloth with gilt titles to spine and upper cover. All edges gilt. AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed on the half title "A monsieur James Young / hommage de l'auteur / Jules Verne / Amian, Juin 1902" A very good copy that has tender hinges and split to the front joint. Verne presentations are particularly rare in the English editions [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        Petit Mois de Sainte Joseph. Together with: Petit Mois du Sacré-Coeur and Petit Mois de Marie.

      Limoges Dalpayrat et Depelley (1886) - Three 16mo. volumes, each with an engraved frontispiece of Christ on the Cross. 124; 124; 124pp. The text blocks are bordered on two sides by engraved devices with a floral and animal motif. The first and third volumes are beautifully bound in blue morocco with strips of red onlay to both boards, while the second volume is in brown morocco with blue onlays. The boards and dentelles bear intricate gilt-tooled decorations, and the spines are ornamented with gilt floral devices in four compartments; a fifth compartment is lettered in gilt. The blue or red endpapers are printed with patterns in gold. Very fine. A.e.g. Housed in a black hardshell case fitted with a cloth-lined tray consisting of three compartments, one for each book, with a rope border; the underside of the box's cover is cloth lined as well, and padded. Box with a push-button clasp and thin gilt border to top cover. Some slight chipping to edges and corners of box, else a handsome accompaniment to these lovely volumes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        The Mystery of a Hansom Cab. A Sensational Novel ("A startling and realistic story of Melbourne social life")

      The Hansom Cab Publishing Company, London [no date]. 'Two Hundred and Twenty-Fifth Thousand' - and early English issue (there were in total thirteen impressions of this first English edition), retaining the original pictorial paper wrappers. 230pp plus inner wrapper adverts for D.W.D.Whisky and Eau D'ambert, plus further ads for Imperial Grenade and Liebig Company's delightful sounding 'Extract of Meat'. Wrappers a little nicked and creased, and chipped at head and base of spine. Quite a bright copy. The author's first book, a detective classic originally self-published in Australia in 1886 and published in the UK the following year. It eventually sold well over 500,000 copies worldwide and is claimed to have been an inspiration for Conan Doyle's 'A Study in Scarlet' (Conan Doyle was somewhat dismissive of it, but Hume's book still outsold his significantly).. Soft cover. Very Good.

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        John Dunn, Cetywayo, and the Three Generals

      Pietermaritzburg: Printed by the Natal Printing & Publishing Company (Limited),, 1886. Edited by D.C.F. Moodie. Pietermaritzburg, Natal, May, 1886. Octavo (208 × 130 mm). Near contemporary black skiver-backed green linen boards. Rubbed at the extremities, the corners and fore-edges through, spine scuffed and chipped at the head, browned and spotted throughout, last leaf crudely repaired, and a couple of other leaves with minor stamp-paper repairs, about very good. First edition. Uncommon, not on BLPC, COPAC has copies at Oxford and Cambridge only, well-represented in South Africa on OCLC with ten copies, but just 6 in the US. This copy with the ownership inscription of Harriet Colenso, eldest daughter of John William Colenso, the first bishop of Natal. Her "devoted support" (ODNB) for him during his life had earned her her best-known Zulu name uDhledhlwe - walking stick - and on his death in 1883, Harriet "became the acknowledged family leader" and inheritor of his rôle as the leading European advocate of the rights of the Zulu people. "Radical historians are impatient of white missionaries, and it is disconcerting for the Church of the Province of South Africa, so vigourously critical of twentieth-century apartheid, to recall what was shabby in the way the Colensos were treated earlier. In addition, current political perspectives blur the image of the Colensos, especially Harriette: Zulu loyalists appear reluctant to recognize the role of a white woman in fostering Zulu nationality. On the other hand, opponents of political movements based on ethnicity are uneasy about the way the Colensos praised Zulu national identity. In their own view the Colensos were simply loyal to their father's memory and his commitment 'to love righteousness and deal justly'." Dunn's work is a self-justificatory account of events surrounding the Anglo-Zulu War. Known as the "White Chief of the Zulu,." after the annexation of the country by the British, his kraal Emangete was recognised as a native reserve. The tone of the piece can be inferred from comments in the Editor's Preface - Bulwer, " … the hesitant and timid tool of a set of vacillating, invertebrate, weak-kneed and unprincipled political poltroons…;" " … a Liberal Government under Gladstone, who seemed and seem to revel in heartlessly abandoning devoted loyalists." Dunn was requested to deliver Bulwer's ultimatum to Cetewayo but refused, a copy was left with him however and the text is reprinted here in full. Mendelssohn draws attention to the less controversial aspects of the book; "there is a great deal of information in the volume, and the notes on the sport of the country, and the instructions to hunters, are particularly interesting" with which Czech concurs noting "two chapters on his hunts after buffalo, rhinoceros, hippo, lion, kudu, and various other antelopes, and also an interesting section of hunting bushbuck and other game with Zulu chief Cetywayo." Rarely encountered, and here with a superb provenance.

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        Le Canal De Panama l' Isthme Américain Explorations; Comparaisons Des Tracés Étudiés Négociations; Etat Des travaux.

      Librairie Hachette, Paris 1886 - Un volume de 396 pp.- reliure en demi-chagrin à coins rouge, de Charles Magnier. dos à nerfs orné; titre doré. Un coin lég. émoussé. Ouvrage contenant une grande carte de l' isthme colombien, un plan panoramique du canal de Panama supposé achevé, un tableau synoptique des divers projets dressés spécialement par Lucien N B Wyse; et 90 gravures sur bois. L. Wyse était commandant des expéditions envoyées au Darien, à San Blas, au Nicaragua et à Panama en 1876-77 et 78; chargé de missions en Amérique en 1879-80-81-84 et 85; auteur du traité définitifde concession accordé à Bogota par le gouvernement colombien; du contrat passé à New-York avec la compagnie du chemin de fer de Colon au Pacifique ainsi que du projet de canal interocéanique adopté par le Congrès international de Paris de 1879 en cours d' execution, etc.etc. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les cantilènes.

      Léon Vanier 1886 - - Léon Vanier, Paris 1886, 12x19cm, relié. - Edition originale sur papier courant, il n'a été tiré que 12 Hollande en grands papiers. Reliure en plein maroquin janséniste bordeaux, dos à quatre nerfs, triples encadrements de filets dorés sur les gardes, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos défraîchi conservés, toutes tranches dorées, élégante reliure signée de Georges Cretté. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur au compositeur et professeur de musique Gaston Vallin. Provenance : des bibliothèques Raoul Simonson et Jean Lebrun avec leurs ex-libris encollés au verso du premier plat de reliure. Bel exemplaire parfaitement établi. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Exploration dans la presqu'île malaise (royaume de Pérak & de Patani)

      Imprimerie générale A. Lahure 1886 - reliure demi cuir, pièce de titre, couvertures et dos conservées. Présent en Malaisie en 1884-1885, J. de Morgan (ancien élève de l’école des mines) s'occupe de l'exploitation de mines d'étain. A la demande des autorités britanniques, il explore le pays pour faire une carte et une étude géologique. Il en profite pour rassembler des collections de papillons, mollusques et herbes. Il étudie aussi les moeurs des tribus locales, et leurs langues. Sa mission est un échec financier personnel, mais il publie largement ses découvertes et devient officier des Palmes académiques. L'ouvrage est découpé en plusieurs parties avec des pagination indépendantes : historique de la presqu'île malaise (16p + 1 carte) - journal de voyage (72p) - linguistique (48p) - l'âge de la pierre polie dans la presqu'île malaise (4p) - ethnographie, Négritos de la presqu'île malaise (74p en plusieurs parties, extraits de "l'homme" journal des sciences anthropologiques, desins et cartes dans le texte) - E. Simon, arachnides recueillis par de Morgan (18p) - molluques terrestres & fluviatiles du royaume de Pérak (80p + 7pl gravées) - R. Zeiller, botanique, fougères recueillis par de Morgan (12p) - note sur la géologie et sur l'industrie minière (80p + 3pl) - rapport sur les mines d'étainde la vallée de Klian Lalang (44p + 1carte). Bon état malgré les tranches des plats frottées, coins usés, reliure solide.

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        The Cruise of Her Majesty's Ship "Bacchante". 1879-1882. Compiled from The Private Journals, Letters, and Note-Books.

      Lond. Macmillan and Co. 1886. - 2 Vols. Gr.8°. XXVIII, 675; XII, 804 Seiten mit zahlr. Illustr. Tafeln. Farbige Faltkarte. Lwd. Goldschnitt. Titel in Golddruck. Gute Exemplare. Vol.I - The West and the South. The Mediterranean, Teneriffe, West Indies, Bermudas, Vigo, Ferrol, St. Vincent, The Plate, Falkland Islands, Cape of God Hope, Australia, Fiji.; Vol. II - The East. Japan, China, Straits Settlements, Cylon, Egypt, Palestine, The Mediterranean.

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        The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray

      Smith, Elder & Company, London 1886 - First collected edition. Twenty-two volumes with two additional, uniform 1886 volumes, *Miscellaneous Essays* and *Contributions to Punch*, making 24 volumes in total. Very good in three-quarter blue leather with marbled paper covered boards, five raised bands, top edge gilt, leather has a few scattered scuffs at the spine ends and on some of the raised bands, light wear at the corners; Volume One has some glue residue on the front endpaper. A nice set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Original photograph.

      [Weimar, 1886]. - 100 x 149 mm on cardboard. The picture by Louis Held, Weimar, shows Liszt in the study of his house at Weimar. Signed on the reverse by his housekeeper. - Somewhat spotty and silverish. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Harper's Young People (33 single issues, 1886 and 1888)

      New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers. (1886; 1888). First. Periodical Magazine. Stitched wrappers. Two consecutive issues from November, 1886 and a near-consecutive run of 31 issues from February-October, 1888. All but four in the original turquoise printed outer wrappers with the subscriber's small name and address label on the front wrap. Includes an 1887 index printed on one uncut octavo sheet. Scattered soiling and chipping to the edges of the wraps, some are split along the spine folds, a few issues lack the rear wrap, very good. A nice collection of Harper's weekly children's magazine, celebrated for publishing the work of America's best illustrators and writers of young adult fiction. Included in this set are the first printed appearances of: "The Three Fortunes" and "The Princess on the Glass Hill," written and illustrated by Howard Pyle, "Five Shares in the Fresh-Air Fund" by James Otis, Rosina Emmet Sherwood's illustrations of "Von Nipkin's Defeat" by Boudinot Colt, and W.A. Rogers illustrations (including the front cover) of "Buster Bill" by May Cooper. The set also includes many other illustrations by Rogers, one front cover illustration by Frederick Stuart Church: "Mr. Bear Had Hearkened Too Long to Evil Counsel," and serialized stories by Kirk Munroe, William O. Stoddard, and others. A scarce set seldom found in the original wrappers. .

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      1886 - THOREAU, Henry David. WALDEN. With an introductory note by Will H. Dircks. (The Camelot Classics series). London: Walter Scott, 1886. First British edition, first printing. 16mo., red cloth-covered boards; xxviii + 336pp. + ads. Two ink signatures at flyleaf, one from 1978 and on 1888. Cloth just beginning to split at upper hinge and worn at spinal ends and slightly soiled overall. This is a very good copy of an uncommon edition. (Borst A22a)

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      London Longmans, Green, and Co. 1886 - First edition, first issue. 8vo, in the original printed wrappers with the date on the bottom of the upper cover changed manually in the publisher's hand. Now housed in a fine morocco backed foldover case, the spine panel beautifully decorated in gilt, rounded and with raised bands. [viii],141, ads. A very good copy. Some evidence of old damp at the edges of the wrappers and to some of the final leaves, expert, unobtrusive and highly sympathetic refurbishment to spine panel, internally quite clean and overall, well preserved. THE TRUE FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. THIS COPY IN THE ORIGINAL PRINTED WRAPPERS WITH DATE CHANGE IN PEN AND EXECUTED BY HAND. Copies in the original wrappers are extremely difficult to obtain. Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh and began studying law at Edinburgh University. He was admitted advocate in 1875, but decided to become a writer. Stevenson was fascinated by Edinburgh street life and developed a Bohemian lifestyle. He soon began travelling due to ill health, in search of a place where he could feel better. After travelling extensively, by 1884, he had also published a good deal. His first two books--Treausre Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde brought him fame. "The theme of dualism and the Doppelgänger recurs in his work, as does an admiration for morally ambiguous heroes or anti-heroes." [Oxf Compan to Lit] These themes are particularly true for this well-known story. Dr. Jekyll, a physician cognizant of the duality of good and evil in his personality and intrigued with the idea of developing these sides separately, into different people, discovers a drug that will help him do so. His alter-ego is called Mr. Hyde and is pure evil, gradually taking over the other side of his personality. Dr. Jekyll eventually loses control of the two sides and is forced to deal with the consequences. "Jekyll and Hyde" is one of Stevenson's most collectible titles. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

      London Longmans, Green, and Co. 1886 - First Edition of Jekyll and Hyde in the Original Wrappers STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1886. First English edition. Octavo (6 15/16 x 4 5/8 inches; 176 x 117 mm). [8], 141, [1, blank], [1, ads], [1, blank] pp. Original buff paper wrappers printed in blue and red. With the 1885 date on the front wrapper altered in ink to 1886 [as always]. Ads for Longman’s Magazine on inner front wrapper and ads for G.J. Whyte Melville’s works on inner rear wrapper. Some chipping and flaking to the spine and edges. Back wrapper detaching at the bottom two inches along the spine, but still secured. A small dampstain runs along the bottom edge of back wrapper and final leaf of ads, and wraps around to bottom part of spine and slightly to front wrapper. A small black stamp to back wrapper. Wrappers a bit browned and slightly creased, but complete. Internally very clean. Overall, an excellent copy of this fragile item which is usually found rebacked and in poor condition. In a custom full morocco clamshell. Published on January 9, 1886, four days after the American edition (which was published by Charles Scribner’s Sons on January 5). "It had been intended to publish this book in December, 1885. But, according to Mr. Charles Longman in Balfour’s Life, when it was ready the bookstalls were already full of Christmas numbers, etc., and the trade would not look at it" (Beinecke). Beinecke 349. Prideaux 17. HBS 66095. $6,000 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        KIDNAPPED: Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751.

      Cassell & Company, Limited, London 1886 - Correct First Edition, First Issue. Frontispiece fold-out map. 8vo., original gilt stamped green cloth, viii, 311, (1), (16)pp. ads dated "5G.4.86". black coated endpapers. Beinecke 378. A very good copy showing moderate use. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        KIDNAPPED; BEING Memoirs Of The Adventures Of David Balfour IN THE YEAR 1751: How he was Kidnapped and Cast away; his Sufferings in a Desert Isle; his Journey in the Wild Highlands; his Acquaintance with ALAN BRECK STEWART and other notorious Highland Jacobites; with all that he Suffered at the hands of his Uncle, EBENEZER BALFOUR OF SHAWS, falsely so-called: Written By Himself, and now set forth BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON.

      Cassell and Company., London: 1886 - London: Cassell and Company. 1886. Small 8vo. 1st edition, 1st issue. 311pp + [1, with advertisement for Treasure Island]. Folding map, coloured in outline (with some light and trivial scattered foxing along perimeter of paper edges). Bound without the additional 16pp. of advertisements. Rebound by Bayntun Riviere in a deluxe scarlet calf binding, with contrasting labels, decorated spine compartments, dated at foot of the spine. Patterned endpapers. All edges gilt. Fine and clean copy. Comes with fitted slipcase. First edition, 1st issue: ""business" instead of "pleasure" on page 40, line 11; "nine o'clock" instead of "twelve o'clock" on page 64, line 1; "Long Islands" instead of "Long Island" on page 101, lines 9/10. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The

      Longmans, Green, London 1886 - Small, slim 8vo: [8],141,[1]pp, printed by Spottiswoode and Co, New-Street Square, London. Late nineteen-century maroon cloth, spine lettered and tooled in gilt, brown end papers, all edges marbled, bound without the final advertisement leaf (as often) for the second edition of "A Child's Garden of Verses." Fine, save for light rubbing to joints. First British Edition, published 9 January 1886 (four days after the U.S. edition) in both salmon-colored cloth and beige paper wrappers. Our copy is probably a bind-up, in period cloth, of the paperbound issue. Handsome bookplate of James J. Waring affixed to front paste down (Waring, first full-time professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, donated books from his personal collection that became the basis of the University's Waring History of Medicine Collection). Prideaux 17. Haycraft Queen Cornerstone. Stevenson's novella, the "prototype of all stories of multiple personality, transformation and possession" (Encyclopedia of Science Fiction), deals with Dr. Henry Jekyll's attempts to isolate man’s dual nature. The tale "is not simply a gruesome story of ghastly deeds in the fog-bound streets of Victorian London, but also an unsettling study of the unstable nature of social and psychological identity. . . . In presenting Jekyll and Hyde as two aspects of the same person, as inseparable and mutually dependent personalities within the same mind and body, the transformation represents a potent dramatisation of the masks worn by members of respectable Victorian society to hide the hypocrisy that was always present in their everyday lives. . . . The novel [also taps] into a deeper source of fin de siècle anxiety regarding the fear of racial degeneration, calling into question the very nature of social behaviour by enacting the return of the repressed savage which, it implies, is still present in every one of us. . . . To Victorian readers, such a suggestion carried an especial resonance. Since the late 1850s, Darwin’s formulation of the origin of mankind not by divine providence, but through the more haphazard process of natural selection had posed a serious challenge to the idea of humanity as a race set apart from the brutes, by suggesting that its development was governed by the same laws as that of apparently lesser creatures. . . . The use of a fantastic metamorphosis to dramatise a return of the repressed in order to emphasise the unstable and transient nature of dominant notions of civilized behaviour and conventions is also a fundamental characteristic of the gothic revival in late-Victorian literature—and Stevenson’s novella is regarded as a central text in the study of that movement." (Literary Encyclopedia) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      Cassell & Company, Limited, London 1886 - Original green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Folding frontispiece map. First Issue of Stevenson's classic with the following points: page 40, line 11-- "business"; page 64, line 1-- "nine o"clock"; page 101, line 10-- "Islands"; as well as the rear ads dated "5.G.4.86" and "5.B.4.86." Small bookseller's blindstamp to the top of the front free endpaper. Mild foxing to preliminaries; hinges neatly repaired. Binding slightly cocked. Very Good copy of this classic [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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