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        ANNA KARÉNINA

      NY: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., (1886) - First Edition in English, in its eight parts, of this internationally beloved classic, translated by Nathan Haskell Dole. A scarce and highly sought after title. An absolutely stunning example. Bound to style in luxurious full Royal Purple oasis morocco leather. Topedge gilt, matching purple marbled endpapers, raised bands, gilt titles with elaborate gilt foliate decoration. Basis of course for the newest film adaptation, directed by Joe Wright and starring Keira Knightly and Jude Law. This exceptional copy, a glorious literary collectible. Another copy presently available with each of the same points, this one in radiant full orange oasis morocco. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mystery Pier Books, Inc.,ABAA, ILAB, ABA]
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        LE COSTUME HISTORIQUE. Types principaux du vêtement et de la parure. Paris, Imprimeurs de l’Institut, 1886.

      - "Petite edition" in 6 voll. Ril. in tela recente, taglio sup. in oro, cm 24x21, 500 tavv di cui 300 in cromolitografia. Ottimo esempl.

      [Bookseller: EDITORIALE UMBRA SAS]
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        Sketches in the Soudan

      R.H. Porter, London 1886 - Grey pictorial boards rather grubby . Some foxing to epps but internally clean. Signed by author to dedication page and by owner neatly on title page. Illustrated with 34 colour plates. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Scrivener's Books and Bookbinding]
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        Lettre autographe signée

      - RIVERA Diego (1886-1957), peintre mexicain. Lettre autographe signée en espagnol. S.l.n.d. 2 p. in-24 au crayon de papier. 2 télégrammes adressés à Mrs Frances Flynn en anglais, 14 octobre 1932 et 20 avril 1930. 1 p. in-4 oblong chacun et une enveloppe autographe. Les deux télégrammes adressés à Mrs Frances Flynn, célèbre galeriste de New York parlent de Detroit et des fresques Detroit industry que Rivera commencera à peindre en janvier 1932 pour le Detroit Institute of Arts (un des plus grands musées des Etats-Unis), fresques majeures dans l¿art du peintre et pour l¿histoire de la peinture américaine. Dans le premier, il parle de son exposition de 1931 à organiser le plus rapidement possible et pour laquelle il indique que chaque peinture doit être vendue 1000 $. La lettre quant à elle parle de jeunes qu¿il est allé voir à Mexico et dont l¿art est intéressant, il souhaite organiser une réunion de travail avec eux. Très rare réunion.

      [Bookseller: Librairie SIGNATURES]
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        Celtic Scotland: A History of Ancient Alban Three Volumes; Volume I: History and Ethnology, Volume II: Church and Culture, Volume III: Land and People [3 Volumes]

      Published by David Douglas, Edinburgh Second Corrected Edition . 3 Volumes Complete. 1886. - Matching hard back binding in publisher's original olive green cloth covers, gilt lettering to the spines, dark green paper end papers. 8vo 9½'' x 6¼'' xviii, 509, i; xx, 510, i; xvi, 530, i [pp]. Ten full-page colour maps. Corners sharp and pointed, without any foxing, spine tips turned-in, spines not faded and in Very Good clean, bright and square condition, clean honest set. Member of the P.B.F.A. SCOTLAND [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA Member]
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        HISTOIRE DE LA VERRERIE ET DE L'EMAILLERIE.

      Alfred Mame et Fils, Tours 1886 - vii, 573p. Illustrated, including four plates in chromolithography by Lemercier. Very large 8vo. In a fabulous binding of full tan crushed morocco with silk endpapers, a.e.g., the spine and covers with many patterns of flowers and trailing vines in gilt and five onlaid colors. The binding color was originally a soft green, as this color is retained on the rear cover only. But for the color variation notes, quite fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: First Folio A.B.A.A.]
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        Romance of the Three Rs, A

      1886. first edition. Reading, WRiting, and ARithmeticA Pegasus to all Little Passengers Aspiring to Run, and Read, or Write"CRANE, Walter. A Romance of the Three Rs. Penned & Pictured by Walter Crane. London: Marcus Ward & Co., Limd., 1886. First 'collected' edition containing Little Queen Anne, and Her Majesty's Letters; Pothooks & Perseverance or the A.B.C. serpent & Square; [and] Slateandpencilvania: Being the Adventures of Dick on a Desert Island. Quarto (8 5/8 x 8 5/8 inches; 219 x 219 mm.). [80] pp. Four color pictorial title-pages, seventy-two full page color illustrations and four monotone illustrations. Publishers pictorial boards decorated in blue and brown. Pictorial end-papers printed in pink. Spine ends a little chipped, light rubbing to board extremities, but still an excellent copy. "Of the three books composing this volume, which can also be had separately, "Slate-And-Pencilvania" appeared last year. It was originally intended to issue them together, but it has not been found practicable to complete the set until now. If my hobby-horses serve in any degree to help little folks over the rough stones of the road to Reading, WRiting, and ARithmetic, or afford pleasant pastime by the way, they will not have been ridden in vain. At any rate, if wishes were horses, this book should be, in the spirit of its cover-device, a Pegasus to all little passengers aspiring to run, and read, or write. Walter Carne, Sept. 1886" (Preface)."The success and historical relevance of the illustrator Walter Crane (1845-1915) came in no small part from his versatility as an artist, writer, and thinker. A member of the London bourgeoisie, Crane was also an active socialist, and his political belief in the cause of fair labor brought to his Fin-de-Siècle illustrations a self-consciously old-fashioned and moralistic aesthetic. Crane had made a name for himself as early as the 1860s as an illustrator of alphabets and nursery rhymes for small children. Later in his career, he combined his whimsical style of children’s illustration with his newer identity as a socialist. Often working in wood block illustrations and incorporating thematic elements evocative of simpler times, he created children’s illustrations with implicit socialist messages. By combining his two most celebrated careers, Crane collapsed the genres into one politicized paradigm, breaking down boundaries of genre and opening political dialogue in new spheres."By 1865 the young Walter Crane, son of the portrait painter Thomas Crane, had already begun a successful career as an illustrator of toy books, beautiful and elaborate publications for small children that had an explosive golden age during the second half of the nineteenth century. Crane, with Kate Greenaway and Randolph Caldecott, was one of their most celebrated illustrators. His career would take many turns, but he would never shed his reputation for his children’s books" (Beinecke Library).Engen, p. 99.

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        Durch Central-Brasilien. Expedition zur Erforschung des Schingú im Jahre 1884.

      Leipzig. F.A. Brockhaus, 1886. - 4°. 27,4 x 19,7 cm. XII;372, eine Faltkarte Seiten, Vorwort von Karl von den Steinen, In gutem Zustand. das Rückenschild etwas berieben und mit kleinen Randanrissen, der Buchblock sauber und frisch. mit über 100 Text- und Separatbildern von Wilhelm von den Steinen, 12 Separatbildern von Johannes Gehrts, einer Spezialkarte des Schingústroms von Dr. Otto Clauss, einer ethnographischen Kartenskizze und einer Übersichtskarte. Einband mit Marmorpapierbezug, kleinen Leinenecken und Rückenschild, Dreiseitenrotschnitt, Hardcover in Halbleinwand, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leipziger Antiquariat e.K.]
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        Also Sprach Zarathustra

      Leipzig: E. W. Fritzsch, 1886. First Edition. Half Calf. Fine. 8vo, 24 by 16 cm, 9.25 by 6.50 inches. 114, [4], 113, [4], 117 pp. First edition, second issue, in which the first three of four parts of Nietzsche's abstract novel were collected, with new title page printed by C. G. Roder, and published in late 1886. With all points mentioned by William H. Schaberg in "The Nietzsche Canon", p. 218 other than wraps now replaced with very handsome half calf over gray boards binding, and in part three, leaf with Inhalt (table of contents or p. 119) not included. In essence, the parts herein are probably of the first issue other than the addition of half-titles and the like. For instance, the "1" on the bottom of the first page of Part III was weak or non-existent in many copies of its first issue and thus is the case here. Extremely scarce early Nietzsche in any state, owing to the checkered, conflict-ridden publishing history of this and other works by Nietzsche. It was during the issuance of "Also Sprach Zarathustra" that Nietzsche had a complete falling out with his publisher, Ernst Schmeitzner, who issued the first three installments of the work separately between 1883 and 1884, before going bankrupt in 1886. Fritzsch, who had published for Nietzsche earlier, ended up buying up the full Nietzsche catalog and stock from Schmeitzner and was the first to issue the three parts together in 1886. (The fourth and final installment of "Zarathustra" was first distributed in May 1885 (45 copies) but was not issued to the public until March 1892.) Other than one small stain on rear cover and a light scuff here or there, the half calf over boards is in fine condition. A few minor chips on original title page, and since all leaves were not cut even, there are inevitable tiny closed tears or chips on those leaves that protrude ever so slightly more than the others. Some browning of leaves, most pronounced on the title. Otherwise tight and clean.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        High Life and Towers of Silence

      London: Sampson Low, Marstion, Searle,& Rivington 1886, 1st Edition. () xii,195,25pp. Near fine. Original Green decorated cloth. Frontis port. Of Edouard Cupelin. 7 full page illustrations. Overall a very attractive clean copy in the prefered decorated binding. Neate 446 Early Mountaineering classic by a women..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        The Mysteries of Magic: A Digest of the Writings of Eliphas Levi

      George Redway, London 1886 - Blue cloth gilt lettered on spine with gilt "pentacle of Faust" on front panel. 349 pp with 16 pp of ads. Superb copy with edgewear only. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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        Israfel Letters Visions and Poems

      E. W. Allen, London 1886 - Very good, with darkened spine, and soiled bevelled boards. Prev. owner name, and bookseller stamp on ffep. Presentation copy, inscribed " M A More from the author 1889 " but without a signature. Very scarce thus. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
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        Stammtafeln des Adels des Grossherzogthums Baden. Ein neu bearbeitetes Adelsbuch von E. von der Becke -Klüchtzner].

      [Weber und Kölblin 1886]. - FL0410 36, 5 cm x 28,5 cm. Neuerer schwarzer Halbleinenband mit Resten eines handschriftlichen Rückenschildes. Auf der Vorwortseite mit einem Bibliotheksstempel und Signaturen, keine weiteren Kennzeichnungen. Titelei FEHLT! Seiten 5-631 , teilweise mit a- und b-Nummern. Seiten 5-54 und Seiten 589-631 aufwendig vom Restaurator wiederhergestellt - teils mit kleinen Buchstabenverlusten. Diverse kleine Einrisse auf weiteren Seiten ausgebessert. Handschriftliche Ergänzungen auf den Seiten 146, 195, 276, 277, 278, 280, 387, 453, 460, 506 und 571. Geringer Textverlust auf S. 114 durch eine Seitenverklebung. Geringe Anzahl von Seiten mit kleineren Stockflecken. Sonst gutes Expl. Mit schwarz und rot gedruckten Wappen der jeweiligen Adelsgeschlechter, reich verziert mit Vignetten (teils figürliche Darstellungen). Umfangreiches Adelsregister mit Stammbäumen, alphabetisch geordnet mit Angaben von Konfessionen, Berufen, Sterbegründen (erlittene Verletzungen), Erhalt von Wappen und Adelstiteln, Beförderungen und militärischen Rängen. 4000

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat und Buchhandlung Carl Wegner]
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        LA CAZA EN TODOS LOS PAÍSES Y A TRAVÉS DE LOS SIGLOS (4 vols.)

      Elías y Cía, Barcelona 1886 - Historia de la caza mayor y menor, perros y caballos de caza, fiestas cinegéticas, parques, cotos, sitios reales de caza, armas, trajes, arreos de caza, coches, trenes, legislación, bellas artes, industria, narraciones y aventuras de cazadores, etc., etc. Barcelona, Elías y Cía Editores, [1886]. Folio M. Lomos en piel bellamente decorados con hierros románticos, planos decorados con motivos cinegéticos en color oro sobre fondo rojo . 4 vols. en 2 estuches de dos senos cada uno. Cortes tintados en rojo. VOLUMEN 1º: - Introducción, VIII p. "Historia general de la caza". 160 p., 2 h. de índice, 21 láminas a toda plana fuera de texto, algunas de ellas dobles e infinidad de grabados entre texto. / VOLUMEN 2º: - "Caza mayor y menor", 296 p., 2 h. de índice. 19 láminas a toda plana fuera de texto, algunas de ellas dobles e infinidad de grabados entre texto. / VOLUMEN 3º: - "Caza mayor y menor". 364 p., 2 h. de índice, 27 láminas a toda plana fuera de texto, algunas de ellas dobles e infinidad de grabados entre texto. / VOLUMEN 4º: - "Caza mayor y menor". 120 p., 2 h. de índice, 15 láminas a toda plana fuera de texto, algunas de ellas dobles e infinidad de grabados entre texto. Junto a este tomo esta el libro de LA PESCA en todos los paises. 2ª parte de LA CAZA escrita igualmente por el Capitán Robert Campwell. Barcelona, A. Elias y Cª. 138 p., 1 h., 13 láminas dobles y muchísimas láminas e ilustraciones entre el texto. - Escrita a dos columnas. Bonitas capitulares al comienzo de cada capítulo. Obra única en su género escrita por el Capitán Robert Campwell y traducida del inglés y adicionada de las más notables obras venatorias y cinegéticas publicadas en España y en el extranjero por D. Luis de Bustamante y Ríos. Los cuatro volúmenes tienen infinidad de magníficas ilustraciones entre texto, muchas a toda plana y otras a doble plana. Es una obra monumental no superada aún en su género. Espléndido ejemplar con restauraciones y ligeras imperfecciones sobre hojas secundarias que no afectan al texto. Muchas de las láminas dobles están escartivanadas al centro, con lo cual el libro las conserva espléndidamente. Dedicatoria manuscrita del antiguo poseedor. [Palau 41683; Huagón 52. Castellano 277]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Berrocal Libros Antiguos]
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        Bar Harbor Mt. Desert Island Maine.

      Portland, ME 1886 - Two-stone lithograph. Few marginal mends; small duplicate stamp lower right margin; excellent to fine of this kind. A rare and beautiful view of Bar Harbor and Mt. Desert Island, evoked at the time when it was a favored summer resort of the elite of the Gilded Age. It was only one of three views of the area produced in the 19th century according to Reps and the only one published in Maine. Bar Harbor¿s sprawling hotels, clubs and mansions are prominently seen in the view, which depicts the town from the south from above Bar Island. The view also effectively portrays the town¿s dramatic natural setting with its promontory-like location and with Cadillac Mountain in background. There are, in addition, charming period details such as a locomotive chugging near the top of the mountain and an arriving paddlewheel ferry fully laden with passengers. G.W. Morris was a Portland publisher of books, postcards and other images depicting the many charms of northern New England. Reps attributes to him just the present view and one of Peak¿s Island, Maine, also printed by George Walker and issued in 1886. Walker¿s firm was established in 1882 and operated well into the 20th century. An advertisement in the 1882 Boston Business Directory describes the company as ¿publishers and lithographers,¿ doing ¿engraving in all its branches, map engraving and photo-lithographing.¿ Among other things, Walker issued an important atlas of Massachusetts, separate maps of Boston and its metropolitan area, and birds-eye views of tourist destinations such as Bar Harbor, Edgartown, and Lake Sunapee. This example of the view has a most interesting history. Apparently it was one of the copies deposited for copyright with the Library of Congress and was de-accessioned in recent years as a duplicate. The duplicate stamp is visible in the lower right corner, and with a lens one can just make out traces of the original deposit stamp. Reps, M.Views and Viewmakers, #1180 lists four examples of the view (Library of Congress, Bar Harbor Historical Society and elsewhere). OCLC #5447748 identifies two additional examples at the University of Illinois and Penn State.

      [Bookseller: Martayan Lan, Inc]
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        Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out. A Sequel to "Little Men"

      Boston: Roberts Brothers 1886 - 12mo., green cloth with blindstamped cover design lettered in gilt. First edition, first state, with sheets bulking 1 16th inches. (BAL 211). From the library of Maxwell Steinhardt, with the New York philanthropist, lawyer, and bibliophile's bookplate on the front pastedown, which was designed by the noted artist Rockwell Kent. A lovely copy of a literary classic with a distinguished provenance [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        Pompei. Dipinti murali scelti. Insieme a: Nuovi scavi casa dei Vetii. Appendice ai dipinti murali.

      Richter e C.,, Napoli, 1886 - Due cartelle di cm. 60. La prima: pp. x, 20 + 20 tavole f.t.; la seconda: frontespizio illustrato, pp. (10) di testo esplicativo, una pianta a piena pagina + 8 tavole f.t. Cartelle edit. in tela con decorazioni policrome e titoli al piatto anteriore. Brossura originale con titoli a stampa preservate all'interno. Poche tracce d'uso esterne, peraltro in ottimo stato di conservazione. Celebre ed affascinante pubblicazione che riproduce con tecnica di stampa di eccellente qualità i dipinti murali pompeiani scoperti nei due secoli precedenti. Le tavole sono incise da Vincenzo Loria e stampate dallo stabilimento tipografico Richter & C. Il risultato ottenuto ebbe i giudizi più lusinghieri dai critici dell'epoca ed in effetti è sorprendentemente efficace. Dall'introduzione del primo volume: "L'esecuzione. é la più accurata e la più splendida, che possa desiderarsi. Le tinte non sono quelle sciupate dall'aria, dal sole e dalle intemperie, ma rendono i toni caldi e vivaci, che brillano sulle pareti di Pompei, appena rimesse a luce; e così anche le lacune vennero coscienziosamente supplite. Il testo è scritto dall'architetto ingegnere Edoardo Cerillo. Egli illustrando con molta dottrina gl'infiniti particolari di quelle decorazioni, e ricercando con grande acume l'unità organica delle varie composizioni, ha pienamente giustificata la fiducia in lui riposta dall'editore. Infatti, trattandosi in massima parte di pitture architettoniche, il difficile compito non poteva essere adempiuto meglio che da un architetto, il quale ha, come lui, un senso squisito dell'arte ed è versato negli studii dell'antichità classica.". Estrememente raro a reperirsi completo dell'appendice che spesso manca o viene addirittura ignorata dalle schede bibliografiche. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Arabian Nights ( Complete in 6 Volumes )

      London: Waterlow & Sons, 1886. Collation, vol 1:xxiii[1]476pp, vol 2:iv+516pp, vol 3:viii+510pp, vol 4:iv+514pp, vol 5:iv+516pp, vol 6:[2]486pp. vols 1&2 photographic frontis of Mr & Mrs Burton. Bound in original green publishers cloth, gilt title lettering and design on spines and top boards, top gilt edges, others rough. Bindings have had some restoration work on head and tail of spines, all bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, some dust marking or spotting to first and last few pages of each volumes. Pages in good very good condition throughout. A very good well bound set.Books measure 15x23cms.A56. Lady Burton's Edition of Her Husbands. Decorative Cloth. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        Fromont jeune et Risler aîné. Pièce en cinq actes tirée du roman de Alfonse Daudet.

      Calmann-Lévy, Paris 1886 - Daudet, Alfonse et A. Belot. Fromont jeune et Risler aîné. Pièce en cinq actes tirée du roman de Alfonse Daudet. Paris, Calmann-Lévy, 1886. in-12. 2 ff.n.ch., 135pp. Broché. Non rogné. Quelques marges brunies. Edition originale de cette pièce basée sur le roman de Daudet du même nom publié en 1874. Un des 25 ex. Num. sur Hollande [seul grand papier]. VICAIRE 111, 46. TALVART et PLACE no. 19J. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Guilty River. Arrowsmith's Christmas Annual 1886.

      Bristol: J. Arrowsmith 1886 - First edition, 12mo., cover title, stiff paper colour wrappers bound in, bound by Stikeman & Co. in brown half morocco ruled in gilt over marbled boards, spine ruled and lettered in gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, on the whole internally clean, a fine set. Sadleir 592; Parrish, pp. 120-121; Wolff 1374. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Durch Central-Brasilien. Expedition zur Erforschung des Schingu im Jahre 1884.

      Brockhaus, Leipzig 1886. - XII, 372 Seiten mit 16 (2 gefalteten) Tafeln, 3 gefalt. Tabellen, 3 (2 gefalt.) teilkolorierten Karten u. ca. 100 Holzstichabbildungen. 4°. Rotes Leinen mit Goldprägung. Leichte Gebrsp. Etwas berieben, Rücken verblichen. Innen teils etwas gebräunt u. stockfleckig. 1 Karte leicht eingerissen. Im Ganzen schönes, dekoratives Exemplar. Selten. - Ausführlicher Bericht über v.d. Steinens erste Reise an den Xingu, bei der der erste Kontakt zu den bis dato unbekannten Bakairi- und Kustenau-Indianern entstand.

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        HISTORIA DE LAS CRUZADAS.

      - Traducida de la útima edición por G. A. Larrosa y M. Aranda. Barcelona, Montaner y Simón, 1886-87, 28x38, 2 tomos: I- 2 hojas. 536 págs. II- 431 págs. lustrado con 100 láminas con grabados de Gustavo Doré. Preciosa encuadernación editorial con la lomera en piel cuajada con dorados, planos en tela con adornos modernistas en oro, contratapa de tomo I con alguna ligera manchita , y pequeño desperfecto restaurado en borde de lomera sin importancia. (52052).

      [Bookseller: Librería J. Cintas]
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        The Japan Punch (June 1886)

      R. Meiklejohn & Co., Yokohama 1886 - [Important Early English Language Satirical Periodical Published in Meiji Japan]. June 1886 issue, newspaper type format (9 3/4 x 13 1/2 in - 24.5 x 34.8 cm), string tied, lithograph printing on thin laid paper, illustrated cover and 10 pages with no back cover, as issued. Numerous satirical drawings with commentaries by Wirgman relevant to foreign residents in Meiji Japan. ~ Condition. The periodical is in Very Good+ condition. The paper is supple and shows very little aging. String ties and bindings are tight. No significant staining or foxing. Light creases along the edges. Overall, condition is far above average. ~~ More information, to include digital pictures, available on request.

      [Bookseller: George C. Baxley]
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        1886 - 1908 ARCHIVE OF HANDWRITTEN AND TYPESCRIPT LETTERS BACK HOME FROM AN INTELLIGENT, OBSERVANT SENIOR MINER WRITING HOME FROM THE WILDS OF IDAHO AND SOUTH AFRICA AND THE HORRORS OF THE BOER WAR

      COUR D'LENE IDAHO JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA 1886 - On offer is a sensational archive of 18 multi page letters, most handwritten and some typescript, from Jim Miller to his mother and sister. Mr. Miller was a senior gold and silver miner who had worked in the western United States and in Africa mostly. The letters, some on company letterhead, date from 1886 to 1908 and each are several pages long and diary-like having great content. Mr. Miller is an intelligent and charismatic writer detailing his work and adventures and the archive is especially rich regarding his times working for one of the largest mining operations in Southern Africa during the Boer War. He has many, many striking insights, observations and comments regarding the conflict. Here are some snippets: "I started out in the summer on a prospecting trip got so far into the mountains that I didn't know where I was, went all by guess had no idea where I would come out and cared less. Came out finally at Lewistown on the line of Washington and Idaho Territory after traveling about five hundred miles over the toughest part of the territory. Had no particular place to go so I came to the Cour D'lene to seek my fortune. The town of Wardner is less than a year old and has over one thousand inhabitants and still increasing. The biggest mines that have ever been found in Idaho are supposed to be those that worked in and around Wardner. This country is well represented by Black Hillers, the town is named after one of them. It is safe to say that one half of the people in the Cour D'lene country are from the hills. The first one that I have met since I left the hills was in Wardner. This is about like all other mining camps the principle business places are saloons and gambling halls with a few stores. The English papers would lead one to believe that British and Boer have shook hands and agree to be friends, that day will never come. When the Boer prisoner returns to his farm and finds only the remains of his house what was once his happy home, it will take years and years if ever they do, forget the useless destruction of their homes. He is going to invite you to spend the summer with them and they would take a trip through the national park. I would like to have you go and I will pay all expenses. It will be your first chance to visit the western country and maybe George might invite you to stop at Denver, the only city in the west. Labour troubles both white and black strikes are the order of the day. If it was not for the Martial law one would not know that the country was in a state of war, although there are plenty of columns moving about this district, about all they seem to do is travel back and forth over the same road. It is reported that all the Boer leaders are being wined and dined by the British at various centers entertained at the expense of the British taxpayer. Rumor, there is a possibility of a general surrender under the terms offered, anxious for peace before the coronation. This is a much larger mine then I was on in the states. It is now the third largest gold producing mine in Africa provided we get sufficient native labour it will be the largest Gold Producing Mine in the world, we employ 500 white men and 3000 native. When the reports of the San Francisco disaster reached Johannesburg there were many anxious people waiting telegrams from Fathers Mothers Sisters or Brothers who were living in or near the city. I know the part that was destroyed really better than I know Joliet. Have been in Spokane four weeks trying to settle up some business. The Superintendent at the mines is more despised than Cleveland and he is considered the meanest man in the United States. The Sup has to have a body guard. I intend to start for Lewiston Idaho tomorrow expect will have a time getting there as the streams are rising very fast. The snow has been very heavy in the mountains this winter. We started to unwater the mine, pumping and hauling at the rate of one million gallans per 24 hours, I am unable to say how lon [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Larvae of the British Butterflies and Moths Vols I-IX

      London : The Ray Society, 1886 The complete set of this work in 9 volumes in the original Ray Society decorative cloth bindings with top page edges gilt. With 164 colour printed plates. This painstaking work was published over the years 1886-1901, beginning with H T Stainton as the editor, and then, when he died, Geo Porritt. The set was originally owned by the Glasgow and Andersonian Natural History and Microscopical Society - a Society set up in 1885 to further understanding of natural history. As such there are some library markings, but they are generally unobtrusive. Vols I-IV have slight marking to the middle of the spine where a library label would have been pasted. These 4 volumes have some fading to their spines but the boards - as in all the volumes are bright and clean. All the volumes have the Ray Society title and then the volume title. They have all got library labelling to the front pastedowns and some have some discolouration to the fep. There is a small ink number to the rear of the title pages. The condition of the text and plates is very good. Vol I, 1886, 202 pp text; 17 plates with descriptions; Ray Society notes 30pp; stitching visible at pages 145 and 161; spine some pulling and slight cloth split at the spine top; plates have small oblong stamp to rear. Vol II: 1887; text 169pp; 18 plates; Ray Soc notes 30pp; slight spine fade and some pulling. Vol III: 1889; text 79pp; 18 plates; Ray Soc notes 31pp; small oblong stamps to rear of plates. Vol IV: 1891; text 115pp; 16 plates; Ray Soc notes 31pp; some browning to Ray Soc title page; some fraying to rear endpaper. Vol V: 1893; text 90pp; 17 plates; Ray Soc notes 32pp; slight pulling to spine; small dent to outer edge front board; pencil ticks againt Ray Soc publications list. Vol VI: 1895; text 140pp; 19 plates; Ray Soc notes 30pp. Vol VII; 1897; text 176pp; 22 plates; Ray Soc notes 30pp; slight dent in front board at edge. Vol VIII: 1899; text 120pp; 20 plates; Ray Soc notes 31pp; small dent in front board. Vol IX: 1901; text 419pp; 17 plates; Ray Soc notes 31pp; slight pulling to spine; small dent to outer edge front board. A nice set.

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        The Tartans of the Clans of Scotland etc etc

      W.& A.K. Johnston, Edinburgh 1886 - Folio. Unpaginated. Coloured frontis, double page coloured map and 72 coloured plates of Tartans - all as called for. Original decorative cloth, soiled and with extremities rubbed with some wear. Front inner hinge cracked. A little marginal staining front and back ( not affecting plates). Some of the tissue guards have their lower corners torn away. A sound and servicable copy. Extra postage at cost will be required. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Proceedings of the Scientific Meetings of the Zoological Sociey of London for the Year 1886

      London The Zoological Society of London 1886. G+ : in Good condition plus. Ex lib with single library stamp to title page and in library binding. Spine sunned. Covers lightly rubbed. Heraldic bookplate to front pastedown. Contents clean and bright. Original paper covers bound in to the rear First Edition Blue hardback cloth cover 240mm x 180mm (9" x 7"). xvii, 716pp + ads. Sixty plates, including many finely hand-coloured lithographs by J G Keulemans, J G Smit, W Purkiss et al. Lithography by Mintern Bros. Many fine hand-coloured plates of mammals, birds, butterflies and reptiles.

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        Plafond- und Wanddecorationen des XVI. bis XIX. Jahrhunderts

      Eduard Hölzel, Wien 1886 - Half-cloth over heavy cardboard portfolio of the period. String-ties have been added, and taped on inside of front board. Complete in six parts with original wrappers and "Prospect" for each part. Illustrated with 24 captioned chromolithographs in vibrant colors of ceiling- and wall decorations from the 16th - 19th centuries by various Austrian architects (* see below). Each plate accompanied by text on separate leaves. "Herausgegeben von Eduard Hölzel's Kunstanstalt und Bildhauer Reinhold Völkel in Wien. Chromolithographien nach Entwürfen und Aufnahmen hervorragender österreichischer Künstler." Printed label and written inventory number on front board. Age wear, scuffing and some staining on boards. Pulling and minor closed tears to wrappers, some repaired with gray tape on fore-edge. Stamp of "Mährisches Gewerbe Museum in Brünn" on title-page and all wrappers. Text in German. Portfolio, wraps, and prospect pages in fair, chromolithographs and text pages in very good condition. Complete with plates in brilliant colors. * Architects: Heinrich Adam, Johann Deininger, Rudolf Feldscharek, Fellner & Helmer, Heinrich Freiherr v. Ferstel, Hermann Giesel, Theophil Ritter v. Hansen, Carl Freiherr v. Hasenauer, Hermann Herdtle, Friedrich König, Max Kropf, Franz Lefler, Franz Ritter v. Neumann jun., Friedrich Schachner, Friedrich Schmidt, Franz Segen-Schmidt, Camillo Sitte, Joseph Storck, Ludwig v. Vintschger, Reinhold Völkel, Richard Völkel, Alexander v. Wielemanns [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Isotta Guttadauro ed altre Poesie con disegni di Vincenzo Cabianca, Onorato Carlandi, Giuseppe Cellini, Enrico Coleman, Mario de Maria, Cesare Formilli, A. Morani, A. Ricci, G.A. Sartorio. Roma, nel dì di Natale 1886.

      1886 - Roma, nel dì di Natale del 1886. PRIMA EDIZIONE di 1500 esemplari. In 4to (cm. 24,59); mezza pelle a 5 nervi; titolo e fregi in oro; copertine originali conservate; pp. 293, (3). Con 22 tavole allegoriche fuori testo. Applicata una busta autografa con sigillo del Poeta: "ad Augusto Turati (da Gabriele D'Annunzio) 21 XII 1927". Axs [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Christmas Books. Five Volumes in RIVIERE Matching Full Leather Bindings.

      Chapman & Hall,, London, 1886-1892 - CONTENTS: 1- A Christmas Carol. In Prose.being a Ghost Story of Christmas.1892.; 2- The Chimes: a Goblin Story.1892.; 3- The Cricket on the Hearth. a Fairy Tale of Home. 1890. 4-The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain. 1887; 5-The Battle of Life. a Love Story. 1886. Half-Title present in all five volumes. BINDING: The five volumes are bound by RIVIERE in matching half leather over marbled boards with five raised bands, gilt lettering to spines, matching marbled endpapers and top edges gilt. CONDITION: Scuffing to spines and edges; outer hinges starting to crack (but all covers firmly attached), one page crudely opened with a small loss (well away from the text); occasional light foxing, otherwise a very good, tight, clean & attractive set. Size: 6 3/4 X 4 1/4 Inches. (17 X 10.5 Cms.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Inauguration of the Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World By the President of the United States on Bedlow's Island, New York, Thursday, October 28, 1886

      New York, 1886. 8vo, original publisher's green cloth. Small red paint stains to lower front cover. Top edges gilt, partially unopened. Original engraved invitation with image of the Statue of Liberty bound in, inscribed and signed by Richard Butler, Secretary of the American Committee, to George R. Turnbull, Second Vice President of the Guarantee Trust. The proceedings of the inauguration of Auguste Bartholdi's statue commemorating the alliance between France and the United States, including the poem "The Bartholdi Statue" by John Greenleaf Whittier. The colossal neo-classical sculpture stands in New York Harbor and was the first glimpse of American seen by the arriving immigrants, which it welcomed. . Inscribed By Richard Butler to George Trumbull. Cloth. Fine. 8vo.

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        LOS MISERABLES. 5 Tomos.

      0 - Versión de J. A. R. ( Juan Alonso del Real). Barcelona. R. Salvatella, Edit. Tip. J. Aleu. s/f. (1886 ?) 26x18 cm. T. I, Fantina. Cubierta grabada + 322 págs. + 4 láms. * T. II, Cosette. Cubierta grabada + 288 págs. + 5 láms. * T. III, Mario. 260 págs. + 4 láms. * T. IV, El Idilio. 388 págs. + 4 láms. * T. V, Juan Valjean. 318 págs. 4 láms. grabados Xilográficos en el texto, y las láminas grabadas Litográficamente y a color son de Labarta. el tomo 2º nuestro, contiene una lám. mas (5) de las anunciadas en el índice (4). En total 23 grabados. Portadas a dos tintas, los 5 tomos encuadernados en 2 volúmenes. Holandesa piel época, nervios. Sellos de tampón del antiguo propietario en las portadas. # literatura ilust. G. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        ANNA KARÉNINA. In Eight Parts. Translated by Nathan Haskell Dole.

      Thomas Y. Crowell and Co., New York 1886 - Tolstoy, Leo. ANNA KARÉNINA. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell and Co., 1886. True First Edition, Early Issue. In Eight Parts. [publisher's monogram on the title-page]. Translated by Nathan Haskell Dole. Publisher's, original dark brown cloth [the book was issued in blonde brown, blue, & green, with no established priority), spine & the front panel gilt with gilt Imperial House of Romanov seal, light green leaf-designed endpapers. 8vo., 773 pp. with the four pages of advertisements. Six titles without Anna K listed on the page facing the title page. First printing, early issue of the First American Edition, & First English Language Printing preceding the First British Edition. A very good or better bright example with some minor wear at the spine head; contents clean & free of blemish. A very, very nice copy of this uncommon early issue of this literary classic which was first published serially in the original Russian in 1873 & first published in book form, Moscow, 1878. [Line, p. 36]. Custom collector's embossed slipcase in fine condition. A curious bibliography, the page facing the title page shows a printed list of books by Tolstoi "available" from Crowell, including Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth; Ivan Ilyitch; My Religion; My Confession; What to Do?, & The Invaders; Childhood was published separately by Crowell 1886, Ivan Ilyitch 1886, My Religion [Trans. as "What I Believe"] published by Crowell in 1885, Three titles: My Confession, What to Do, & The Invaders were all published in 1887 & it is likely that Crowell anticipated publication of these titles. Post 1887 titles do not appear on this list & of the dozen or more copies examined, all had this listing format, generally recognized as the correct first edition format for an early issue - it is likely that the very first issue had no later titles, only the titles printed. Either way, the book is quite uncommon especially in nice condition as copies offer for sale are generally quite used & show considerable wear. Ads at rear include a list of Russian translations from Crowell including Crime and Punishment [1886, no blurbs shown] Injury and Insult and Recollections of a Dead-House [shown as 'in press', not yet published, but although published in London 1886, no Crowell edition located, no blurbs/reviews shown], Anna Karenina [1886, two reviews], My Religion, published as What I Believe in 1885 by Crowell [New York Sun review], Childhood Boyhood Youth, Crowell 1886, three reviews, Gogol's Taras Bulba [Crowell 1886, two reviews], St John's Eve, [Crowell 1886, no reviews], also Tchernuishevsky's A Vital Question [Crowell 1886] with three reviews & Dupuy's Great Masters of Russian Literature [1886] with one review; Full page advertisements for Joseph Roux's Meditations of a Parish Priest with a blurb from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine; a full page ad for Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment, published by Crowell October 1886, & showing blurbs from the Sept 1886 Harper's Weekly, Boston Traveller & undated ads from The Athenaeum & The Spectator. The final page ad for The Marquis of Peñalta by Don Armando Palacio Valdes with one long review from Harper's Monthly. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Anna Karenina

      Thomas Y. Crowell and Co. New York 1886 - New York: Thomas Crowell, 1886. viii, 5-773, (i), 5 pages of adverts. First Edition in English language, First Printing. Likely First Issue. Precedes all other English translations. While no established priority exists for this title, the general consensus is that the other Tolstoy titles listed opposite the title page are points of issue. The fewer titles listed, the earlier the issue is believed to be. The earliest other examples we've been able to locate have only three titles listed opposite the title page. Of these three titles, My Religion is listed priced at $1.00, which an October 1886 issue of Publisher's Weekly states that Crowell had just reduced the price to that amount. This statement dates the copy with three titles to the later part of 1886. Slightly more common than this example, are those with six titles listed, some of which were published in 1887. As for the color of the cloth, there is no established priority. Crowell issued it in dark brown, blue and green, but it is interesting to note that the copy with only three titles is also in brown cloth. The five pages of ads at the rear of this volume are quite interesting as well. Apparently, later issues had four pages of ads initially, and then subsequent issues and printings had varying page counts. This copy is in about Very Good condition, with original end papers unrestored and apparently unaltered. Chipping to the head and tail of spine, bumped corners, light edge wear and scratching and rubbing to covers. Light wear to side of page block. Front hinge is a bit tender. Name of previous owner barely noticeable on front free end paper, but also penned on first blank page. Light evidence of erased pencil also on first blank page. Pages lightly age tones, but in general bright and no foxing. In general a very nice copy. Extremely rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Anna Karenina, by Count Lyof N. Tolstoi, in 8 Parts

      Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., New York 1886 - Green cloth, gilt, viii, 5-773 pp., frontis., illus.; 20 cm. Gilt-stamped seal on front board. Top edge gilt. Frontispiece with tissue guardsheet. Translated from the Russian. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Light shelfwear to boards (tips and caps mildly worn), age toning. The first English-language edition of what is arguably the finest novel ever written. The exact impression is uncertain; "Copyright, 1886" is printed on the Copyright page with no subsequent printings noted. Other points of interest: there is no list of Tolstoy works in the front and there are no ads in the back; the copy has two title pages, one with red type (a cancel tipped into the gutter). One can say with certainty that it is a very early impression of the First American edition and its first appearance in the English language. Moreover, there are no indications that this copy was printed later than 1886, so it is a good candidate as a first impression (and indeed came with a cache of books from the Santa Barbara region that included the first Crowell printing of Crime & Punishment). Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ANNA KARÉNINA. In Eight Parts. Translated by Nathan Haskell Dole.

      Thomas Y. Crowell and Co., New York 1886 - Tolstoy, Leo. ANNA KARÉNINA. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell and Co., 1886. True First Edition, Early Issue. In Eight Parts. [publisher's monogram on the title-page]. Translated by Nathan Haskell Dole. Publisher's, original dark brown cloth [the book was issued in blonde brown, blue, & green, with no established priority), spine & the front panel gilt with gilt Imperial House of Romanov seal, light green leaf-designed endpapers. 8vo., 773 pp. with the four pages of advertisements. Six titles without Anna K listed on the page facing the title page. First printing, early issue of the First American Edition, & First English Language Printing preceding the First British Edition. A near fine exceptionally bright example which would be a spectacular copy would it not be for some minor bumping & soiling to the outside front margin of the back cover which has been expertly retouched by our conservator. Contents clean & free of blemish. A very nice copy of this uncommon early issue of this literary classic which was first published serially in the original Russian in 1873 & first published in book form, Moscow, 1878. [Line, p. 36]. Custom clamshell collector's clamshell case in fine condition. A curious bibliography, the page facing the title page shows a printed list of books by Tolstoi "available" from Crowell, including Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth; Ivan Ilyitch; My Religion; My Confession; What to Do?, & The Invaders; Childhood was published separately by Crowell 1886, Ivan Ilyitch 1886, My Religion [Trans. as "What I Believe"] published by Crowell in 1885, Three titles: My Confession, What to Do, & The Invaders were all published in 1887 & it is likely that Crowell anticipated publication of these titles. Post 1887 titles do not appear on this list & of the dozen or more copies examined, all had this listing format, generally recognized as the correct first edition format for an early issue - it is likely that the very first issue had no later titles, only the titles printed. Either way, the book is quite uncommon especially in nice condition as copies offer for sale are generally quite used & show considerable wear. Ads at rear include a list of Russian translations from Crowell including Crime and Punishment [1886, no blurbs shown] Injury and Insult and Recollections of a Dead-House [shown as 'in press', not yet published, but although published in London 1886, no Crowell edition located, no blurbs/reviews shown], Anna Karenina [1886, two reviews], My Religion, published as What I Believe in 1885 by Crowell [New York Sun review], Childhood Boyhood Youth, Crowell 1886, three reviews, Gogol's Taras Bulba [Crowell 1886, two reviews], St John's Eve, [Crowell 1886, no reviews], also Tchernuishevsky's A Vital Question [Crowell 1886] with three reviews & Dupuy's Great Masters of Russian Literature [1886] with one review; Full page advertisements for Joseph Roux's Meditations of a Parish Priest with a blurb from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine; a full page ad for Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment, published by Crowell October 1886, & showing blurbs from the Sept 1886 Harper's Weekly, Boston Traveller & undated ads from The Athenaeum & The Spectator. The final page ad for The Marquis of Peñalta by Don Armando Palacio Valdes with one long review from Harper's Monthly. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        War and Peace

      Gottsberger 1886 - The first two volumes, published in one book, of the six volume set of the first US edition of this classic. 1886 on title page. This is the first two volumes that were published, followed by four more to complete the entire work. Housed in a collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        ATLAS MANUEL DE BOTANIQUE

      BAILLIERE 1886 - R300001381: 400 pages illustrées de nombreuses aquarelles dans le texte. Titre et éditeurs dorés. Fleuron argentés. 200 planches comprenant 3250 figures dessinées par riocreux, cusin, nicolet, chevrier, chediac, etc. In-4 Relié. Bon état. Couv. partiel. décollorée. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 580-Botanique [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Modern Painters.

      New York. John Wiley and Sons. 1886. - Illustrated throghout with plates after engravings, sepia-tones, drawings, charts, vignettes, etc. 5 volumes complete as issued. 8vo. Attractively bound in 3/4 green calfskin and marbled boards. Gilt ruled spine compartments with gilt tooled emblematic motifs. Gilt tooled raised bands. Gilt titles. Marbled edges and endsheets. Some very mild rubbing to spines. A Fine, bright, crisp set.Featured Art. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, Ltd. ABAA , ILAB]
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        Über Terrain-Curorte zur Behandlung von Kranken mit Kreislaufs-Störungen, [.] insbesondere als Winter-Stationen in Süd-Tirol. (Meran-Mais, Bozen-Gries, Arco).

      Leipzig, F. C. W. Vogel, 1886. - 4to. IV, 75, (1) pp. With 2 folding maps with coloured borders. Contemp. marbled half calf with double giltstamped labels to gilt spine. Gilt top. Marbled endpapers. First edition; inscribed copy. A groundbreaking work, responsible for a turnaround in therapeutic theory (cf. Hirsch/Hübotter). - Fine, large maps of the environs of Bozen and Merano. Inscribed by the author to Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria and brother of Empress Elizabeth of Austria. A fine copy with the shelfmark label of the library of Karl Theodor's father, Duke Max in Bavaria (1808-88). Waller 6964. Hirsch/Hübotter IV, 413. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEAS ( SEA )

      Sampson Low Marston and Company Limited, London - Published in London, title page undated, rear list of Jules Verne publications by Sampson Low give "North against South" & The Clipper of the Clouds" as the last published books, both these works were printed in 1886-1887, I would estimate that this edition is no later in date than 1888. Book is bound in the Deluxe binding with bevelled edged boards, page edges gilded all-round, titled and decorated in gilt to the spine and upper board; this is a fully illustrated edition with over 100 full page illustrations. Cover has some mild fraying and rubbing with small splits to the cloth at spine ends, some of the gatherings are standing a little proud else covers are in very good clean condition, internally old ownership inscription to front endpaper dated 1913, a couple of small marks to page edges else contents generally nice and clean and virtually free of foxing. A HANDSOME CLEAN EXAMPLE OF THIS EARLY FULLY ILLUSTRATED BRITISH EDITION [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillana. Rendered into English by Henri Van Laun

      Edinburgh: William Paterson, 1886 - No. 26 of 75 copies on Whatman's paper with proofs of the plates in two states. 3 vols., 4to. Frontispiece to each volume and 18 etched plates by Lalauze, each on INDIA PAPER in two states. Contemporary full brown morocco, gilt. t.e.g. Fine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE ADVENTURES OF GIL BLAS OF SANTILLANA

      Edinburgh: William Paterson, 1886. n. Hardcover. 248 x 165 mm (9 3/4 x 6 1/2"). Three volumes. Translated by Henri Van Laun, with an introduction, notes, and a life of the author. QUITE PLEASING THREE-QUARTER VELLUM over sturdy textured cloth boards BY TOUT (stamp-signed on verso of front free endpaper), flat spines heavily gilt in compartments in antique style featuring large and intricate central fleuron, three brown morocco labels on each spine, marbled end papers, gilt tops. Title vignettes and 21 fine etched plates (including frontispiece portrait in first volume) by Adolphe Lalauze. Large, attractive engraved bookplate of Hilda Leyel signed "A M H 1940" in each volume. Top corners of volume I slightly bumped, turn-ins a little spotted (trivial spots and superficial marks elsewhere to covers and spines, particularly to the labels), otherwise an excellent set, with no significant wear, and with the gilt still bright and attractive. Slight offsetting from plates, but very fine internally. This is a finely bound, well printed, and attractively illustrated edition of Le Sage's great satirical picaresque romance, which appeared originally in 1715-35. The very appealing plates here are characterized by rich and charming details of personal adornment, household furnishings, and objects from everyday life, and the interiors especially have a design, depth, and realism that are impressive. Lalauze (1838-1906) was a major figure in what Ray describes as a revival of etching as an art form in France. This revival was partly stimulated by the founding of an etcher's society, and the renewed interest in etching was carried into book illustration by a number of publishers who specialized in luxury editions. Executed by a first-rate binder, our set in elaborately gilt vellum with morocco labels is unusual in design and at the same time unusually pleasing. Previous owner Hilda Leyel (1880-1957) was a noted herbalist and devoted student of Nicholas Culpeper's 17th century work on medicinal plants, which she used as a source for her book, "The Magic of Herbs," publisihed in 1926.

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        Three Years of Arctic Service : An Account of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedit ion of 1881-84 and the Attainment of the Farthest North. in 2 vols. signe d and inscribed by Peary.

      Charles Scribners Sons, New York, 1886, - [PEARY, Robert E., association copy]. GREELY, Adolphus W. Three Years of Arctic Service : An Account of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition of 1881-84 and the Attainment of the Farthest North. With nearly one hundred illustrations made from photographs taken by the Party, with the official maps and charts. In two volumes. NY: Charles Scribners Sons, 1886. I: Pp. [i]-xxv,(1),[1]-428, port. frontis., + 16 p. of plates and 5 maps; II: (2),[i]-xii,(2),[1]-444, frontis., + 25 p. of plates and 3 maps to text (one folding), and one folding map in pocket at rear. Illustrated Large 8vo, pictorial blue cloth with metallic lettering to front and spine, and red title block to spine, bevelled edges. The author's chronicle, based largely on his diaries kept at the time - "fearing [threats of] exaggeration" from hindsight reporting - of the disastrous expedition of which he was a member, an exploratory mission in search of the North Pole in the early 1880s. Mapping extensively the relatively unknown northwest coast of Greenland, and crossing Ellesmere Island, Greely's party reached farther north than any exploratory part had previous. The party became stranded, and ran into difficulty when several relief ships were unable to reach them. When the Greely party was finally rescued, the few that had survived starvation and exposure were themselves near death. What makes this set particularly of interest, is the subsequent owner. Prior to the Peary Expedition of 1909, which ultimately reached the North Pole, Peary's group was responsible for stocking the ship for the momentous journey. In outfitting the ships, they lamented the lack of books and other mind-occupying activities on board the Roosevelt for the company to indulge in. Peary, in his book The North Pole: Its Discovery in 1909 Under the Auspices of the Peary Arctic Club, remarks that: "Many friends of the expedition who could not send cash sent useful articles of equipment, for the comfort or amusement of the men. Among such articles were a billiard table, various games, and innumerable books. A member of the expedition having said to a newspaper man, a short time before the Roosevelt sailed, that we had not much reading matter, the ship was deluged with books, magazines, and newspapers, which came literally in wagon loads. They were strewn in every cabin, in every locker, on the mess tables, on the deck - everywhere. But the generosity of the public was very gratifying, and there was much good reading among the books and magazines." - (from "The North Pole", Peary, Dover 1986, p. 18). The Greely set was a donation to the crew of the Roosevelt, "with the compliments of Charles Scribners Sons" (inked to the head of the title page of the second volume). Though the set did not accompany Peary to the North Pole (oddly enough), it remained on board the Roosevelt until the party returned from the Pole, and sailed back to Newfoundland, arriving in the port town of Battle Harbour on the 13th of September, 1909, before heading onto New York one week later. The Greely set was given by Peary to a Dr. Grieve, upon their arrival in Battle Harbour, from where Peary wired the New York Times announcing his attainment of the North Pole. Peary's signature appears on the verso of the frontispiece of the second volume, wherein he inscribed the set to the resident of Battle Harbour as such: "To Dr. Grieve With compliments of R.E. Peary, U.S.N. Battle Harbor Sept. 14, '09" New endpapers, lightly rubbed, some light wear to the outer hinges of the second volume, minor edge-bumping, very minor wear to bottom edge, faint marginal browning with very sparse pencilled marginalia, else a very nice set with important Arctic historical connotations. Signed and inscribed by Robert E. Peary verso the frontispiece of volume 2. 3,000.00 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY

      New York: Scribner's, 1886 Burnett, Frances Hodgson. LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY. New York: Scribner's, 1886. First Edition First Issue, Quarto, 210pp + 14 Ads. 26 illustrations by Reginald Birch. Decorative blue-gray cloth stamped in black & orange-red. Custom cloth slipcase with gilt-lettered leather spine label. A very good copy showing light use - rear hinge neatly strengthened, original brown endpapers - the front pastedown with Mary Hall's young signature, a decorative postcard & small sticker pasted to the ffe. Text block clean, without marks, under-linings & other young meanderings - a neatly written single line on the bottom of the back pastedown - "not to be taken away". Light rubs at the extremities, surface wear & tiny tears at the spine ends. First State of the First Edition. BAL #2064, with the De Vinne Press device on p. 210, & fourteen pages of ads at rear - [a couple of ad page with vertical creases]. A Merle Johnson High Spots of American Literature." - "The joys and woes of a poor little rich boy of the mauve decade; loathed by all the now grown men whose mothers, influenced by the book, clothed them in plush suits and wide white collars" Grolier American One-Hundred, #89: "...De Vinne, with his exacting standards, could not print fast enough to meet the demand, and the book had to be transferred to J.J. Little & Co., whose imprint then appears at the foot of the copyright page.." An extraordinary publishing triumph in its day. "It does not do to say merely that Little Lord Fauntleroy was a great success. It caused a public delirium of joy. It has the Cinderella charm and something else. Young and old laughed and thrilled and wept over it together. Thousands of adoring mothers put their suffering little boys into clothes exactly like Fauntleroy's in the illustrations.." - Authors Today and Yesterday, edited by Stanley J. Kunitz. Custom Slipcase With Gilt Lettered Leather. 1st Edition.

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