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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.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Little Lord Fauntleroy.

      New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1886. - First Edition, First Issue. With 26 illustrations after Reginald B. Birch. Finely bound in dark brown full morocco with raised bands and gilt titles to spine; gilt inner dentelle, marbled end papers; all edges gilt. Publisher's original pictorial upper board and spine bound in at end. A fine copy of this author's first children's novel. The accompanying illustrations by Reginald Birch set fashion trends and Little Lord Fauntleroy also set a precedent in copyright law when in 1888 its author won a lawsuit against E. V. Seebohm over the rights to theatrical adaptations of the work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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        Zo'har.

      Charpentier |& Cie 1886 - - Charpentier & Cie, Paris 1886, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, il n'est pas fait mention de grands papiers. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à José Maria de Heredia. Quelques petites rousseurs affectant essentiellement les gardes. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Queen of the Pirate Isle, The

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1886. - A Presentation CopyIn the Incredibly Rare Original Printed Dust JacketGREENAWAY, Kate (artist). HARTE, Bret. The Queen of the Pirate Isle. Illustrated by Kate Greenaway. Engraved and Printed by Edmund Evans. London: Chatto and Windus, 1886. First edition, binding A. Presentation Copy from the Author to Lady Alfred Paget signed and dated London December 2d, 1886. Octavo (8 1/2 x 6 1/4 in; 216 x 159 mm). 58 pp. Color frontispiece and twenty-seven text illustrations in color by Kate Greenaway. All edges gilt. Publisher's original tan cloth, covers pictorially decorated in colors (the front cover with the illustration from page 13, the lower cover with the illustration from page 16), all edges gilt. Cloth a little bit soiled, lower corner of rear board with small loss of cloth. In the incredibly rare original gray paper pictorial dust jacket, printed in brown. The jacket has been miraculously and almost invisibly backed by the master book restorer, Bruce Levy. A spectacular presentation copy, as rare as can be in the original dust jacket.Of the twenty-four copies to come to auction within the last thirty-six years only four were in Binding A, only one possessed the dust jacket, and not a single one was signed."Mr. Bret Harte has written a children's Christmas book, with the alluring title of "The Queen of the Pirate Isle," which will be illustrated by twenty-five [28] drawings by Miss Kate Greenaway, printed in colors in the text. The result of this combination of one of the most English of artists with one of the most American of authors will be awaited with unusual interest" (The Nation, Vol. 43, No. 1102, August 12, 1886, p. 138).The Queen of the Pirate Isle is a short story set in and around a mining camp in gold-rush California - a milieu that features in almost all of Bret Harte's work. The four young protagonists - imaginative Polly (the "Queen"), her cousin Hickory Hunt, their Chinese "page" Wan Lee, and neighbor-boy Patsey - are all children, have extremely vivid imaginations, and Harte relates their adventures playing pirate - in fantasy, dream, and reality.Bret Harte lived in London from the 1880s through his death in 1902. Lady Alfred Paget, née Cecilia Wyndham (1830-1914) "a woman of remarkable intellectual powers" (NY Times obituary, May 4, 1914), was a lady in waiting to Queen Victoria (who was godmother to one of the Paget children), and owned Chateau Garibondy on the Riviera in the south of France where she entertained royalty and the intellectual cream of Great Britain. She likely met Harte at one of his popular London lectures, always attended by a distinguished audience.BAL 7337. Sharnhorst 902. Schuster and Engen 165.1f. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Cruise of the Marchesa to Kamschatka and New Guinea with Notices of Formosa, Liu-Kiu & Various Islands of the Malay Archipelago, Volumes 1 & 2

      John Murray, London 1886 - [Well Illustrated 2 Volume Set Chronicling a 2 Year Voyage Throughout the Far East, Many Maps and Plates]. 2 hand-colored lithographed frontispieces (birds), 14 maps (most are colored - some are folding), 28 full page black and white plates and 85 woodcut text illustrations (majority in volume 2), 8vo, Volume 1 - xix, 284 pp, Volume 2 - xvii, 399 pp, 8vo (6 3/4 x 9 in), beveled edges, gilt spine lettering, covers with gilt cursive lettering and a circular vignette with a ship in the middle surrounded by leafy branches. The account of a British natural history expedition (focus on birds - ornithology) aboard a 420 ton auxiliary screw schooner yacht Marchesa from January 1882 through April 1884. The Marchesa visited Formosa, Ryukyu Islands, Japan, Kamchatka, Bering Islands, Sulu Islands, British North Borneo, Lubuan and Brunei, Batavia, Celebes, the Moluccas, New Guinea and Amoboina, Banda and the Aru Islands. Includes a comprehensive section on "Liu-Kiu" (Ryukyu Islands - Okinawa) in volume 1. ~ Condition. The books are in Very Good condition. Edges have wear, head and foot of the spine are soft and corners lightly bumped. Heavy foxing on early and late pages, including the frontispiece and title page, of each book. Foxing along the outside edges. Internally very clean and free of foxing and staining. Both volumes leaning slightly. Name signed on each title page (dated 1887). ~~ More information, to include digital pictures, available on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: George C. Baxley]
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        Millennial Dawn Vol. 1 The Plan of the Ages

      ZION'S WATCH TOWER, PENNSYLVANIA 1886 - One of the rarest books in the Jehovah's Witnesses. The Foundation BOOK for all the others to come. helping hand - Special Issue of Zions Watch Tower Vol VIII No 3, 4, 5 - 1886 - For Bible Students On rear of title page: To the King of Kings and Lord of Lords: In the interest of his consecrated "Saints," waiting for the adoption, and of "All that in every place call upon the Lord" - "The household of faith" and of the groaning creation traveling and waiting for the manifestation of the Sons of God, this work is dedicated. Good condition for paper back. Missing back cover. Free endpaper torn, chipped. Pages browned. Front cover detached but in place. Browning to edges. Although condition is poor any paperback of any subject of this era is extremely scarce. The fact it is the first book of the Jehova's Witness, it is highly scarce. DATE PUBLISHED: 1886 EDITION: FIRST ED 352 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        MILLENNIAL DAWN, VOLUME I. THE PLAN OF THE AGES

      Zion's Watch Tower, Pittsburgh 1886 - In very good+ condition internally. Light cover wear, but attractive and clean. The fold-out Chart of the Ages is also in great, clean condition. No marks, no writing or names. ; Sixtieth thousand stated on the title page, which is an extremely early printing. A very rare, very early Jehovah's Witness item in wonderful condition! This will be packed with great care and insured within the U. S. Photos available upon request. Original dark green cloth with gold spine titling. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 352 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Story Shop]
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        Waverly Novels.

      Adam & Charles Black, Edinburgh 1886 - Octavo, 25 volumes. Three quarters leather over marbled boards, 5 raised bands. Gilt tooling to the spine, marbled endpapers. In near fine condition. A very attractive set. The Waverly Novels are comprised of: Waverly, John Mannering, The Antiquary, Rob Roy, Old Mortality, Black Dwarf and Legend of Montrosity, Bride of Lammermoor, Heart of Mid-Lothian, Ivanhoe, The Monastery, The Abbot, Kenilworth, The Pirate, The Fortunes of Nigel, Peveril of the Peak, Quentin Durward, St. Ronan's Well, Red Gauntlet, The Betrothed, The Talisman, Woodstock, The Fair Maid of Perth, Anner of Geierstein, Count Robert of Paris, Castle Dangerous and Surgeon's Daughter and Highland Widow.A beautiful set. "Scott's influence as a novelist was incalculable; he established the form of the historical novel, and the form of the short story" (Drabble, 879).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        EN ORIENT, RECITS ET NOTES D'UN VOYAGE EN PALESTINE ET EN SYRIE, PAR L'EGYPTE ET LE SINAI, TOME I ET TOME II, 1re PARTIE COMPRENANT L'EGYPTE ET LE SINAI (TOME I), SECONDE PARTIE COMPRENANT LA PALESTINE ET LA SYRIE (TOME II)

      Librairie Catholique de l'Oeuvre de Saint-Paul 1886 - RO40086943: 310 pages pour le tome I, et 352 pages pour le tome II. Illustrés de nombreuses photo-gravures en noir et blanc sur planches hors texte. Auteur, titre, tomaison et motifs (caissons) dorés sur le dos. Filets dorés sur les plats. Ouvrages de bibliothèque avec codes collés sur les dos, annotations et petits tampons en pages de titre. Tome I: Le départ. En wagon. Marseille. En mer. La première nuit à bord de la Seyne. Tome II: Au Sinaï. Le Sinaï traditionnel. Le Sinaï de l'Exode. Départ du Sinaï. Retour. De Suez à Jaffa. Bethléem. In-Folio Relié cuir dos-coins. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos à nerfs. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 956-Moyen et Proche Orient [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Round Year

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company 1886 - 8vo., green cloth lettered in gilt; top edge gilt; with a touch of rubbing to the extremities. First edition. A presentation copy, inscribed: "To Mrs. Gilder, with dear regards of the author, Edith M. Thomas, Jan 16th, 1887," below which she has penned an 18-line poem, starting "Lady of the fair estate." Helena Gilder, the wife of longtime Century Magazine editor Richard Watson Gilder, who published many of Thomas's poems in his magazine, served as an occasional model and was the unrequited love of the painter Winslow Homer; with R. W. Gilder's library bookplate on the front free endpaper [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        Bewick Gleanings. Being Impressions from Copperplates and Wood Blocks Engraved in the Bewick Workshop, Remaining in the Possession of the Family Until the Death of the last Miss Bewick, and sold afterwards by the order of her Executors

      Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Andrew Reid, 1886. Small Paper Copy No. 154 signed by Julia Boyd. xxiv (ii) 108 (Life) (ii) 104 (Wood Block prints and notes) LIII (Copperplates). Illustrated throughout, including frontis portrait and facsimile letter from Bewick. The 53 full-page images were pressed from the original copperplates of Thomas Bewick. Bound by "A. Reid, Newcastle" in three-quarter black leather over dark green leather. Light shelfwear. Previous owner's bookplate on front endpapers otherwise clean throughout. Card dated 1920 with "Best Wishes" of N. Lawson Lewis, former Secretary of Rowfant Club, inserted. Barking Dog Books and Art LLC has been an independent bookseller online since 2002. Orders are processed promptly, carefully packed, and shipped with delivery confirmation.. Signed by Editor. Limited Edition - Numbered. Full Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Bewick, Thomas. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Sub-Mundanes; Or, The Elementaries of the Cabala: Being The History of Spirits, Reprinted from the Text of the Abbe de Villars, Phsyio-Astro-Mystic.

      Privately Printed for Subscribers, Bath 1886 - 1 of 250 copies. From the library of Dr. C.B. Farrar with his bookplate. Tall 8vo., rebound in modern tan cloth, 136pp. Fine. With an added titlepage reading "The Count of Gabalis; or, The extravagant mysteries of the Cabalists exposed, in five pleasant discourses on the secret sciences. Done into English by P.A. Gent. ." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: David Mason Books (ABAC)]
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        STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1886. First U.K. and first hardcover edition., 1886. Preceded by the U.S. edition published four days earlier in the same year. A fine, bright, square copy of a book that seldom appears on the market. A classic of English literature and one of the greatest of all masterpieces of psychological and moral horror. The good doctor makes out his mysterious will advising his lawyer that in the event of his death all his possessions should pass into the hands of his "friend and benefactor Edward Hyde." Clute and Nicholls eds., THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCIENCE FICTION, page 1165 say, ".... a Faustian moral fable which takes the form of a tale of mystery and horror. It precedes Oscar Wilde's THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY (1891), which in some respects resembles it, by five years, and is the prototype of all stories of multiple personality, transformation and possession; in some respects it is also a tale of drug dependency." Housed in a green quarter leather and cloth clamshell case with raised bands on the spine and titles stamped in gold gilt. A Haycraft/Queen Cornerstone mystery. An exceptional copy.

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        Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1886. Octavo. Original peach cloth, publishers' device and lettering to front side in black, floral patterned endpapers. Contemporary ownership inscription to half-title, 1 page of publishers' advertisements at end. Minor wear to head and tail of spine, some light rubbing to boards, slightly shaken, ghosting of bookplate to front free endpaper, internally clean and bright, a very good copy. First London edition, casebound issue which appeared a week after the wrappered state. The American edition was published four days before the London edition on 5 January 1886. Longmans had intended to publish in December 1885, but delayed publication until January, as they feared the book would be overlooked by readers during the Christmas rush.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Mayor of Casterbridge:

      London: Smith, Elder & Co.,, 1886. The Life and Death of a Man of Character. In Two Volumes. 2 volumes, octavo. Near contemporary blue half morocco by Zaehnsdorf, spines gilt in compartments, light blue cloth sides, marbled endpapers, ruling to boards and top edges gilt. Bookplate of William Saunders, dated 1904, to each front pastedown, and bookplate of E. Hubert Litchfield to each free endpaper. Endpapers tanned from turn-ins, contents a little toned, occasional light spots. An excellent set. First edition in book form. The novel was originally published in weekly instalments in both the Graphic and Harper's Weekly from 2 January to 15 May 1886, in a bowdlerized text. It was published in book form on 10 May 1886 in a small print run of 758 copies, of which only 650 were bound. Smith, Elder was not without some misgivings about the storyline; their reader James Payn reported that "the lack of gentry among the characters made it uninteresting."

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        ALS ("Dr. Koch").

      Berlin, 12. II. 1886. - 8vo. 1 p. on double leaf. With autograph envelope. To the Erlangen pharmacologist Wilhelm Filehne, regarding his desire to conduct research at Koch's institute during the summer months. - Wilhelm Filehne was Rudolf Virchow's assistant in 1868 and later that of Ludwig Traube. In 1886 he became professor of pharmacology in Breslau.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

      London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1886 - Octavo. Original buff wrappers printed in red and blue. Housed in a brown cloth drop down box with brown morocco title label to spine gilt. Corners of wrappers very lightly bumped, backstrip renewed to style, a little rubbed and modestly marked. A very good copy. First English Edition First Issue. This state in wrappers preceded the casebound issue by a week or so. The first issue is identified by the ink correction of the date on the upper wrapper. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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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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        THE BOSTONIANS

      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]

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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]

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        Lawn-Tennis

      "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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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