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        The Princess Casamassima: A Novel.

      London and New York: Macmillan and Co. 1886 - 3 volumes, octavo (186 × 120mm). Recent full green morocco binding, 5 raised bands, spine decoratively gilt in compartments, spine lettered in gilt, sides ruled in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Some marginal toning of text block, a very good copy. First edition, first impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Princess Casamassima. A Novel.

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1886. - 3 volumes; octavo. Publisher's original dark green cloth with gilt titles to spines, black rule to boards, brown end papers; rough trimmed edges; 2-page adverts at rear of vols. 2 and 3. Inner hinges of vols. 2 and 3 starting but holding strong; Kirbymoorside Library stiker to uppers, partly removed from vol. 1 and 2 revealing another sticker from a 'John Day Bookseller'. Binding a little rubbed and marked, particularly to extremities; corners frayed. Content clean. Pencil ownership. A very good indeed, very serviceable copy, held in a protective green cloth slipcase. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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        The Princess Casamassima

      London: Macmillan, 1886. First edition thus. First one volume edition. Very good or better; no jacket. Cloth showing slight wear to the spine at foot and crown; upper front panel bumped near the gutter. This copy signed and dated by James on a bookplate to the front pastedown; abrasion to the black paper of the FFE opposite, resulting in a small blemish. No other markings or inscriptions. All in all a sturdy, pleasing example of the one volume edition, with the bonus of the great man's signature. Quite nice indeed.

      [Bookseller: John Kehoe, Bookseller ABAA]
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      1886 - Autographes demi-percale violine grand in-octavo à coins (half hard-back percale with corners), dos long insolé (fading spine without raised bands) - pièce de titre sur fond rouge avec filet or (label of title with gilt line on the spine), papier marbré aux plats (cover with marbled paper), tranches non rognées (edges no smooth), envoi autographe manuscrit de l'Auteur à l'encre rouge (author's autograph), sans illustration (no illustration), légères rousseurs (lights redness marks), II+341 pages, 1886 à Paris Bibliothèque des Deux-Mondes - L. Frinzine et Compagnie Editeurs, édition originale (first edition) - (Livre de Référence - reference book : Vicaire - Tome I - Colonne 301), préface de l'auteur (preface of the author) - pièce jointe (piece enclosure) : 1article de journal "Par ci, par là - le musée Barbey d'Aurevilly à Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte" par Georges Dubosc "Chroniques du Journal de Rouen" du dimanche 27 décembre 1925 (article of newspaper), bon état malgré le petit défaut signalé (very good condition in spite of the small defect indicated) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Guimard]
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        The Accused The Accusers : The Famous Speeches of the Eight Chicago Anarchists in court

      Socialistic Publishing Soc. [1886?], Chicago - 3" spine edge tear, spine covering tattered, sun, light tone. Solid copy of this scarce pamphlet, in custom clamshell box. ; Uncommon printing of Haymarket Square Riot defendants' speeches, published to fund their legal efforts and to support their families. Rear cover advertises Nina Van Zandt's publication of August Spies' Auto- Biography and the Socialistic Publishing Society's A Concise History of the Great Trial of The Chicago Anarchists, compiled by Dyer D Lum. All three works were printed in 1886 and 1887. "Workingmen and others who have read the prejudiced and perverted accounts of this great capitalistic trial as given in the corrupt capitalistic press, now have an opportunity to learn the facts as taken from the official record of the trial, as well as from the statements of the condemned men themselves, which they made in their speeches expounding their principles before the court." - from Freedom, A Journal of Anarchist Socialism, October 1887 [England]. A seminal document in radical American politics and justice, carefully preserved in its own custom clamshell box.; 188 pages [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mike's Library]
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      Paris, France: Fonderie typographique Deberny et Cie, 1886. original stiff paper wrappers. Type Specimens. folio. original stiff paper wrappers. (108) leaves. Text in French. Printed on one side only. Over 5,000 samples of typographical vignettes offered for sale by Deberny. Includes national arms, medals, and other symbols of the world's nations at the time. Other subjects include railways, sail and steam ships, carriages, animals, and numerous others. One of the specimen pages includes calendars for 1886. Front wrapper torn at top and fore-edge. Back wrapper chipped at top and bottom edge. Covers soiled. Title chipped at edges. Foxing on title and endpapers; light foxing in text. Three images excised.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        The Curiosities of Ale & Beer:

      London, Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, &c., n.d. , [1886]. An Entertaining History. (Illustrated with over Fifty Quaint Cuts.) ... In Part collected by J.G. Fennell; now largely augmented with Manifold Matters of Singular Note and Worthy Mention by the Author and his Friend J.M. D[ixon]. Large octavo. (252 × 158 mm). Frontispiece, title-page vignette and numerous illustrations to the text which is further enlivened by historiated initials, various head- and tailpieces, cul-de-lampes, and printer's devices. Very good in a Chocolate Porter full morocco binding by the Chelsea Bindery, single gilt fillet to the boards, gilt title, raised bands to the spine, single fillet panels within the compartments, top edge gilt, others uncut. A handsome and very sober presentation, in decided contrast to the content. First Edition. A splendidly and wilfully eccentric collection of beer lore and literature, a typical Leadenhall Press production, motivated by a sprightly and slightly anachronistic antiquarianism.

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        Cashel Byron's Profession. A Novel.

      [London:] The Modern Press, 1886 - Original wrappers. Housed in a green quarter morocco slipcase and chemise. Wrappers spotted and worn. First separate issue, larger untrimmed variant, inscribed by the author. Originally printed in the April 1885-March 1886 issues of "To-Day", this first edition was printed from the corrected and revised stereos of the original setting for the journal. This is the larger, variant issue, with the preliminary blank leaf bound at the beginning. Shaw explains the variant this way: "The size of the bigger copies is due to the fact that they reproduced not only the type but the format of To-day. But the booksellers objected that in this form it occupied too much room to be displayed on their stalls and counters. It was probably cut down as far as the margins would allow to meet this objection" (Laurence). Inscribed by Shaw, "This is the first Issue, which was so tall that the booksellers refused to exhibit it on their counters, as it took too much room. So it had to be cut down. G. Bernard Shaw 26/7/30." Laurence A3. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Cashel Bryon's Profession

      Harper and Brothers 1886 - The first American edition ( while preceded by the English edition, the American edition would appear to be genuinely scarce ) published by Harper and Brothers in 1996. Bound in publishers original wrappers. A very good copy with some even wear and chipping to the blue-green wrappers. Housed in a near fine quarter leather slipcase with five bands and gold titling to the spine. Tipped in is an autographed note in pencil written and signed by Shaw. The note reads ' To Lester. From a nonagenarian, these first fruits of his ------ to half a centurion. Affect. GBS ' Note apparently jotted off between 1946 and his death in 1950 - the period in which the aforementioned label applied. On the verso of the note there is a pen squiggle. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Reluctant Bookseller]
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        BIBLIOTECHINA GRASSOCCIA. Capricci e curiosità letterarie inedite o rare raccolte da F. Orlando e G. Baccini.

      Il Giornale di Erudizione 1886-1905 In - 16 gr. (mm. 183x125), rilegata in 10 volumi, mz. pelle coeva, dorso a cordoni con filetti e tit. oro, conserv. le bross. orig., offriamo la "raccolta completa di tutto il pubblicato", composta da 39 voll. in 30 tomi. Edizione di soli 250 esempl. numer., su carta forte. La maggior parte delle opere sono in prima edizione, altre sono per la prima volta edite integralmente o comunque senza correzione del testo originale. Rara pubblicazione, specie se completa, cosi' composta: - ?Vita di Ferdinando II?, quinto Granduca di Toscana - ?Lo Sconcio Sposalizio?, ottave di Francesco Furino - ?Novella? di P. Fortini (n. 1). - ?Vita di Gio. Gastone I? settimo ed ultimo granduca della R. Casa de' Medici, ?con la Lista dei Provvisionati di Camera, dal volgo detti i Ruspanti? (n. 2). - ?Vita di Cosimo III? sesto Granduca di Toscana - ?Vita del Principe Francesco Maria? già Cardinale di Santa Chiesa - ?Vita del gran Principe Ferdinando di Toscana? (n. 3). - ?Vita di tre Principesse di Casa Medici? - ?Tre Facezie? del Piovano Arlotto - ?Il vecchio preferito?. Scherzo comico di Agostino Coltellini (n. 4). - ?Il Parentado fra la Principessa Eleonora de' Medici e il Principe Don Vincenzo Gonzaga? e i cimenti a cui fu costretto il detto Principe per attestare come egli fosse abile alla generazione. Documenti inediti tratti dal R. Archivio di Stato di Firenze (nn. 5, 6, 7). - ?Altri documenti inediti sul parentado fra la Principessa Eleonora de' Medici e il Principe Don Vincenzo Gonzaga? e i cimenti a cui fu costretto il detto Principe per attestare la sua potenza virile. Tratti dal R. Archivio di Mantova e pubblicati con una nota storica da Giuseppe Conti (nn. 26 - 27). - ?Il libro di Canto e Liuto? (con un'appendice di documenti relativi alla geologia - mineralogia di Reggio e Modena) di Cosimo Bottegari (1554 - 1620). Riproduz. del testo integrale di questo celebre liutista e cantore fiorentino (nn. 22 - 23). - ?Cortigiane del secolo XVI?. Lettere - Curiosità - Notizie - Aneddoti (nn. 24 - 25). - ?Margherita Luisa d'Orleans? Granduchessa di Toscana. Documenti inediti tratti dall'Archivio di Stato di Firenze (nn. 34 - 35). - ?Della Vita e Costumi de' Fiorentini? di Francesco Moneti - ?Trionfo della Lussuria? di Maestro Pasquino - ?I Germini?. Sopra quaranta meritrice (sic) della città di Fiorenza - ?Pronostico alla Villotta? in lingua Pauana (n. 8). - ?Le Giornate delle Novelle de? Novizi? e ?Le piacevoli et amorose Notti dei Novizi? di Pietro Fortini (1500 - 62), il più discusso e il più rappresentativo degli scrittori senesi del secolo (nn. 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21; 28 - 29, 30 - 31, 32 - 33, 36 - 37, 38 - 39) in 6 voll. Esemplare con barbe, molto ben conservato. .

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        The Functions of the Brain

      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. , 1886. Second edition, re-written and enlarged. Octavo. Original dark brown pebble-grain cloth, title gilt to spine, blind panelling to the boards. Illustrations to the text. A little rubbed at the extremities, light toning, else very good. First American, English sheets with cancel title page. First published in 1876, "The book has been almost entirely re-written; a good deal has been added; and not a few modifications have been made" (preface). "Ferrier may be said to have laid the foundations of our knowledge concerning the localization of cerebral function. His book includes his earlier work published in the West Riding Lunatic Asylum Reports" (Garrison & Morton).

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      - Algunas obras del Doctor Francisco López de Villalobos. Publícalas la Sociedad de Bibliófilos Españoles.- Madrid, Imprenta de Miguel Ginesta, 1886; en 4º pergamino rígido de época, 2 h. - 229 pp. - 1 h. - 503 pp. - 6 hojas con listado de los socios. Ejemplar nº 83 de la tirada de 300 en papel de hilo. Palau nº 142238. Colección de Bibliófilos Españoles Primera Epoca XXIV.

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        Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

      London: Longman, Green and Co 1886. [viii]., 141 [verso blank], advert leaf. Original black lettered salmon pink boards, with a red morocco gilt lettered spine. Original endpapers preseved. there are a couple of creases in the cloth, and some rubbing to the edges. Small tear to the margin of p.13, not effecting text. Overall a very good copy of a cornerstone book. 212c . Very Good. 1/4 Morocco. First English Edition. 1886. Small 8vo..

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster Books]
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        The Book of Duck Decoys. Their Construction, Management, and History

      London Jan van Voorst 1886. G+ : in Good condition plus without dust jacket. Some light scattered browning. Relevant newspaper cutting affixed to prelims First Edition Blue/gilt hardback cloth cover with bevelled edges 260mm x 190mm (10" x 7"). 214pp, + ads. Frontispiece and 15 plates, and illustrations in the text.

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        The Book of Duck Decoys Their Construction, Management and History, with a Signed Letter from the Author

      John Van Voorst, London 1886 - Bound in the original dark blue bevelled cloth boards. Simple gilt titling and blind stamped tooled decoration to boards and spine. Boards rubbed to extremities with scuffing to corners. Front joint cracked and beginning to split. Wear to top and tail of spine. Illustrated with a frontispiece colour portait of G. Skleton, a decoyman. 31 other illustrations to the text, of which 13 are colour lithographed plates (one double page and one folding). Light foxing throughout. pp 214. Together with a signed letter from the author reading 'Dear Sir, I am very much obliged to you for your kind information about an old decoy near Tamworth. I will find out all about it as far as I can, so as to include it in any future ed. of the Decoy Book. Believe me. Faithfully yours, R. Payne-Gallwey'. The letter is dated February 10th, 1904 and is contained in an envelope addressed and stamped which has been pasted to the reverse of the front free endpaper. Previous owner's neat ink inscription just above the envelope. Images available on request.

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        The Book of Duck Decoys. Their Construction, Management, and History

      Jan van Voorst, London 1886 - 214pp, + ads. Frontispiece and 15 plates, and illustrations in the text. Language: eng G+ : in Good condition plus without dust jacket. Some light scattered browning. Relevant newspaper cutting affixed to prelims Blue/gilt hardback cloth cover with bevelled edges [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        The Book of Duck Decoys

      John Van Voorst, London 1886 - 4to. 1896. c.p. 14 coloured litho plates (2 folding of which one cleanly torn from fold). 214pp + ad lf. Some sporadic foxing. Ink inscription to verso of f.e.p. Good in original dark green cloth gilt. Light wear to corners and top and tail of spine otherwise a near very good, bright copy. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tombland Bookshop]
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        Kritisk förteckning öfver de i Riksmuseum befintliga salmonider.

      . Stockholm, Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademien, 1886. Folio (47.3 x 29.7 cm), 290 pp., 13 tables, six double-sized lithographed plates of which one is brightly coloured. Later blue half cloth over blue marbled boards. Spine with gilt title.* Large paper copy and rare offprint of a magnificent catalogue of Scandinavian salmon in the Natural History Museum in Stockholm, with complete text and all the fine plates. Cat. BM(NH) 4, p. 1,954. Dean II, p. 465..

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg BV]
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        La caza en todos los países y a través de los siglos. 4 tomos en 2 vols. Traducción y adicionada en vista de las más notables obras venatorias y cinegéticas publicadas en España y en el extrangero por Luis de Bustamante y Ríos.

      Barcelona: Elías y Cía., (1886). - Folio. I: 160, 22 hh. II: 296 pp, 2 hh. III: 364 pp, 2 hh. IV: 120 pp, 2 hh. Infinidad de grabados y láminas. Encuadernación editorial: lomo en piel y planos en tela con dorados. Buen estado. Caza menor y mayor, perros y caballos de caza, fiestas cinegéticas, parques, cotos, sitios reales de caza, armas, trajes, arreos de caza, narraciones y aventuras de cazadores, etc. Palau 41683.

      [Bookseller: Librería Antonio Castro-Sevilla]
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        Map of Jersey City and Hoboken, Hudson County N.J

      New York: M. Dripps, 1886. An interesting and very rare map, this from an issue which gives the printer's name. Very rare: there are no copies in the recorded institutional holdings. The area covered by the map extends form North Bergen and the Elysian Fields of Weehawken south to Bayonne, on the west the boundary is the Hackensack River and on the east New York Bay and the Hudson River. As with Dripps' other pocket maps, he is scrupulous about naming public buildings, streets, canals, parks, reservoirs, tunnels and ferry routes. In addition, the Statue of Liberty is located: this dates the map to after 1886, the style of printing and colouring all suggests an actual date shortly afterwards. Little is known of Matthew Dripps beyond his legacy of published maps. Based in New York, Matthew Dripps is now best known for the maps of New York City which he published during the second half of the 19th century, but he also produced large scale maps of most the area surrounding the city as well as a New York State map. Folding hand-coloured lithographic map (38 x 23 1/2 inches), printed by the Boell Photo. Steam Lith. Co. Flattened and matted. Accompanied by the original dark brown sand-grained cloth covers, outer covers blocked in blind, the upper cover with the title 'Dripps' Map of Jersey City' blocked in gilt, 1p. letterpress 'Catalogue of M. Dripps' Maps' tipped onto front pastedown of cover.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Los precursores.

      Imprenta de "La Voz de Galicia"., La Coruña. 1886 - Biblioteca Gallega. 1ª edición. 274 págs. Prólogo del autor.Puntas en pergamino. Nueva encuadernación en media piel conservando las cubiertas originales. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Librería Mareiro]
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      NEW YORK CITY NY 1886 - On offer is an original typed letter signed [TLS] dated The Society for Ethical Culture, NY, April 14, 1886, 1-1/2 pages by Felix Adler (1851-1933) Jewish rationalist intellectual, popular lecturer, religious leader and social reformer who founded the Ethical Culture movement. Although not mentioned by name this was written to Douglas Volk, the American artist noted for his famous portrait of Abraham Lincoln that was used for the postage stamp. Also of note this letter comes on the heels of Volk's founding of the Minneapolis School of Fine Art, Minnesota (now the Minneapolis College of Art and Design) and served as its director until 1893. Adler writes: "My Dear Friend: I must send you a few lines even if they be brief and printed in the stiff letters of the typewriter which you must excuse. I want to tell you simply how dear your kind words are to me and how I treasure and shall always treasure your precious friendship. I am glad to learn that your first days in Minneapolis have been spent in bright sunshine and I trust it may be a favorable augury for the near and distant future. You have indeed a great work before you and it must cheer and inspire you to feel that you are to plant your great and holy art in virgin and fruitful soil. I shall follow your progress with constant and undeviating sympathy, you may be sure, and I trust you will not fail to keep me informed even of every little thing that occurs in your life, of every little sign of progress and of every disappointment, for these too, of course, will not be wanting. With kindest and sincerest good-wishes from all of us to all of you, and especially to you your friend Felix Adler." BIO NOTES: At the age of twenty-four, Adler founded the New York Society for Ethical Culture in 1876. His sermon on May 15, 1876 is considered to be the date on which the religion he called Ethical Culture was established. His lectures before this society on Sundays in New York were well known and attended, and were routinely reported on in the New York Times. Adler's belief in deed rather than creed led his society to foster two innovative projects. In 1877 the NYSEC sponsored Visiting Nursing, where nurses, and doctors if necessary, visited the homebound sick in poor districts. This service was eventually incorporated into the New York City health system. A year later, in 1878, a Free Kindergarten was established as a tuition-free school for working people's children. It evolved over time into the Ethical Culture Fieldston School. In 1902 Adler was given the chair of political and social ethics at Columbia University, which he held until his death in 1933. VG. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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        Hijos de Sevilla, señalados en Santidad, letras, armas o dignidad. Anotados y corregidos por la Redaccion del Archivo Hispalense. 2 Volúmenes

      El Orden, Sevilla 1886 - holandesa tela bien conservada . . 828 págs.

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        Les tours de La Rochelle. Edition illustrée de quinze gravures à l'eau-forte.

      - La Rochelle, C. Charnier libraire-éditeur, 1886. Petit in-folio 18 pages & 15 gravures. Reliure demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos à faux nerfs orné, petits défauts d'usage. 15 gravures en hors-texte protégées par une serpente. Tirage limité à 100 exemplaires, un des 80 sur papier de Hollande contenant les gravures avec la lettre. Rare

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        Songs of Sleepy Hollow and Other Poems [Signed]

      G.P. Putnam's Sons, The Knickerbocker Press, New York 1886 - This is a wonderful, historical copy of Stephen Henry Thayer's copy of Songs of Sleepy Hollow and Other Poems. Deckled page edges. Small spot where sticker has been removed on inside front end page. Loose title page at front. This copy is signed by author Thayer with an inscription to Johnson M. Mundy who was a sculptor born near New Brunswick, N.J. in 1831. Mundy executed a statue place on the Soldiers' monument in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Tarrytown, by the Grand Army verterans in 1890, for which he offered his services free, and the heroic statue of Washington Irving, completed in 1891, which represented the author seated in an arm-chair. The Irving statue was executed almost wholly through his sense of touch since he had become almost blind by 1883. This is an 1886 First Edition, first printing that Thayer signed and inscribed to Mundy in 1892, the year after the Irving statue was completed. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Cinderella and the two gifts

      Boussod, Valadon et Cie 1886 - petit in-plano (29 x 39 cm), livre en feuillets, sous chemise cartonnée rempliée et fermée par un ruban blanc, dos en toile grise, 34 feuillets non numérotés, suite de planches gravées reproduisant le texte en anglais et les illustrations en couleur et en noir et blanc de Edouard de Beaumont ; toile et coins un peu usés, mors fendus sur une dizaine de centimètres, bord des pages légèrement bruni, très bel exemplaire. Beaumont Edouard de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        (London Suburbs)

      London: , 1886. [Belgravia, Chelsea, Pimlico, Battersea Park] Size: 495 × 345 mm. Lithograph with original colour. Slight restoration to central fold, and top tip of the right corner missing but in excellent overall condition. Plate 22 from Bacon's 'New Large - Scale Atlas of London and Suburbs'. A detailed and interesting map of this fashionable area of London. Railways prominent.

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        Liberia: The Americo-African Republic. Being Some Impressions of the Climate, Resources and People, Resulting from Personal Observations and Experiences in West Africa

      New York: Edward O. Jenkins Sons. 1886. First. First edition. Octavo. 107pp., illustrations. Bound in modern quarter calf and gray paper over boards with black morocco spine label gilt. The very edge of the front fly has been archivally strengthened, affecting one letter in the inscription, a light dampstain in the bottom corner of the text block, still a handsome, very good copy of a rare book. Inscribed by the author to the wife of African-American journalist T. Thomas Fortune: "To Mrs. Carrie Fortune, Yours very truly, T. McCants Stewar[t]. Feb. 13th, '86". Thomas McCants Stewart (also known as T. McCants), born in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1853, was an exceptional 19th Century African-American. As a lawyer, minister, emigrationist, writer, and lecturer, his life intersected with many of the best-known figures of antebellum and Reconstruction America: Booker T. Washington, T. Thomas Fortune, and Francis J. Grimke, to name a few. His biography was bound up with the history of black life in Charleston, the early years of Howard University, immigrationist ventures in Liberia, and the development of the Bethel A.M.E. Church in New York City. His portrait appeared in the landmark book meant to illustrate the progress of the race: Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising by Rev. William J. Simmons (Cleveland, Ohio: George M. Rewell & Company, 1887). He has been the subject of a fairly recent biography: African-American Odyssey: The Stewarts, 1853-1963 by Albert S. Broussard (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1998). T. Thomas Fortune was the foremost African-American journalist of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Using his editorial position at a series of black newspapers in New York City, Fortune established himself as a leading spokesman and defender of the rights of African-Americans in both the South and the North. He married Carrie C. Smiley in the late 1870s, but the marriage dissolved in the early 1900s (two children, Jessica and Frederick, survived to adulthood). An exceptionally uncommon title, inscribed copies are rare. We've had one other, inscribed to a relative the day before this copy was inscribed. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        L'esprit allemand. Etude d'après la langue et les proverbes avec la traduction de plus de 1200 proverbes allemands.

      E. Giraud & Cie 1886 - - E. Giraud & Cie, Paris 1886, 12,5x19,5cm, relié. - Deuxième édition en partie originale car augmentée d'un supplément sur l'instruction publique en Allemagne et en Russie, un des 25 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers avec 25 Japon. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline sapin à coins, dos lisse orné d'un fleuron central doré, date et double filet dorés en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin chocolat comportant quelques éraflures, plats de papier marbré, couvertures conservées, tête dorée, reliure signée de A. Mertens. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Léon Cladel. Tampons imprimés de l'Université populaire du Faubourg Saint-Antoine en marges de plusieurs pages de notre volume, numérotation à la plume de classement de bibliothèque également en marges de certaines pages. Rare et agréable exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        History of the Church of God, From the Creation to A.D. 1885; Including Especially the History of the Kehukee Primitive Baptist Association.

      Gilbert Beebe's Sons, Publishers, c.1886, - Gilbert Beebe's Sons, Publishers, Middletown, NY, c.1886, 8vo., cloth, (xxiv,1008,2)pp., frontis. portrait. Badly worn & torn cloth, detached spine, cracked inner hinges, shaken with some binding visible between some signatures, still holding together, so poor, reader, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Harry Alter]
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        Nos oiseaux

      - Paris, H. Launette et Cie, 1886 5 volumi in 4° grande (37 x 28 cm), raro esemplare dell’edizione “gran luxe” in fogli sciolti raccolti in 5 cartelle editoriali con dorsi e angoli in tela granata, pp. XII, 90 di testo ornate di testatine e iniziali colorate, 118 fogli non numerati ornati da composizioni (testate, culs-de-lampe e 20 tavole a piena pagina ritoccate a mano) tratte dagli acquerelli di H.Giacomelli. Dell’edizione “gran luxe” furono tirate 525 copie, ma solo 325 ritoccate a mano (Vicaire, VII) e di queste solo 25 in fogli sciolti nelle cartelle originali dell’editore. Très rare exemplaire de l’edition “gran luxe” en feuilles recueillis en 5 chemises 1/2 toile grenat, retouchés à la main (25 seuls) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Bozzi]
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        Dictionnaire d?Agriculture. Encyclopédie agricole complète. Ouvrage illustré d?un grand nombres de gravures. 4 Volumes complets.

      Librairie Hachette 1886-1892, Paris, - XV- 944 + 1052 + 1052pages, + 1108 pages, Cachet de bibliothèque. demi-parchemin, titre au dos manuscrit. Reliures de bibliothèque.

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie du Varis]
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        The Works.

      San Francisco: The History Company, 1886 - 39 vols., octavo. Recent tan morocco, spines gilt in compartments, light and dark brown morocco labels, marbled endpapers, floral roll to boards and all edges gilt. Light toning to contents. An excellent set. Maps, many of which are folding, engravings & plates. First edition, the complete set of what is still considered by historians to be the most important single source of early Western American history. "Colossal co-operative undertaking; nothing approaching it has ever been attempted in this country" (Howes). Although the first title-page is dated 1886, the set was published 1883-90. Vols. 11 and 33 were published by A. L. Bancroft & Company. Sets were originally offered in a variety of bindings, but the expense of binding so many volumes was such that purchasers usually opted for the cloth or cheaper leather bindings. This set has been finely rebound in handsome brown morocco. Cowan: p. 33; Graff: 155; Howes I: B-91; Howes II: B-87; Zamorano Eighty: 3.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      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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        Nord Contre Sud

      Hetzel 1886 - Nord contre Sud Voyages extraordinaires par Jules Verne édition Hetzel Bibliothèque d'éducation et de récréation J. Cartonnage aux deux éléphants vert foncé. Première édition illustrée par 85 dessins de Bennet plus une carte, 416 pages plus catalogue DS en fin d’ouvrage attestant bien d’une première édition originale, ouvrage non restauré avec des ors éclatants. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: PSW Livres Anciens]
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        L'Epave du Cynthia

      Hetzel, Paris 1886 - Grand in-8 (249 x 175 mm), 266 pp. - 6 ff. catalogue, cartonnage percaline éditeur rouge, bannière verte, tranches dorées. Illustré par GEORGE ROUX d'un frontispice, 22 hors-texte, une vignette de titre et une vignette d'en-tête. Catalogue "DG" de 6 ff., avec les "Nouveautés pour 1886 - 1887". (quelques défauts sur les coiffes, coins émoussés, gardes fendues, quelques cahiers en partie déreliés, nombreuses rousseurs). // Tall octavo (249 x 175 mm), 266 pp. - 6 ff. catalog, editor red buckram, green bands, gilt edges. Illustrated by GEORGE ROUX with a frontispiece, 22 plates, a vignette on title and an heading vignette. Hetzel catalog "DG", 6 ff., "Nouveautés pour 1886 - 1887". (some defects on top and bottoms of spine, corners used, end-papers cracked, some leaves partly disbound, numerous spots).

      [Bookseller: H. PICARD ET FILS, founded 1860]
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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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      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]

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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.

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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..

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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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