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        THE COLLECTED WORKS OF DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI.

      Ellis and Scrutton, London 1886 - Four volumes. xlii, 227p; 229-528p; xl, 230p; 233-521p. Bound in half dark blue crushed morocco with marbled sides and endpapers, t.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and panel ornaments Editorial notes by W. M. Rossetti. Colbeck 29; Fredeman 23.13. Edition-de-luxe (first collected edition), limited to 25 large paper copies for subscribers. Paper watermarked J. Whatman. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Grönland - Seine Eiswüsten im Innern und seine Ostküste. Schilderung der zweiten Dickson?schen Expedition ausgeführt im Jahre 1883.

      Leipzig, Brockhaus, 1886 - Gr.8°, XIII, 505 S., m. über 200 Abb., davon 14 Separatbilder (compl.) u. 6 chromolithographierten (teilw. Falt-)Karten (compl.), OLwd. goldgepr. Deckel u. Rücken, marmor. Schnitt, Schmuckvs., Rücken beschienen u. min. fleckig, 1 Karte m. kl. Randriss [jedoch ohne Textverlust], schönes Exemplar. Autorisirte deutsche Ausgabe. Schilderung der Forschungsreise in 10 Kapiteln. Mit Verzeichnis der Abbildungen der im Text gedruckten Holzschnitte. Mit Register. 1300 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Neue Vorlesungen über die Krankheiten des Nervesystems insbesondere über Hysterie (Lectures on the Diseases of the Nervous System, particularly relating to Hysteria).

      Toeplitz & Deuticke, Leipzig und Wien 1886 - TP + [III]-IV = Vorwort + [V]-XI = Inhalt + [1]-357. Tall Octavo. First Edition.A Delicate Wraps Copy of Freud's Translation of His Teacher Charcot's Work on Hysteria - With Freud's Forward and FootnotesFreud studied with Charcot at the Salpetriere from October 1885 to March 1886. While still in Paris, he offered to translate this third volume of Charcot's Lecons sur les maladies du systeme nerveux, which had not yet been published. Freud performed this task so quickly that his German translation, to which he added a preface and footnotes, was published several months before the first French edition, which appeared the next year in 1887. Publisher's original grey wrappers with black printing to the front and rear covers - both inside and out. Wraps lightly chipped in several places with a former owner's signature to the top of the front wrap dated "Wien 1886." The text block is split into five aligned pieces along the spine. Occasionally uncut. Despite the splitting along the spine, this is still a remarkably well-preserved copy of this important early effort by Freud. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Athena Rare Books ABAA]
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        LES ILLUMINATIONS. Notice par Paul Verlaine

      Paris: Publications de La Vogue 1886 - First edition. One of 200 copies, this being number 111 of 170 printed on Hollande paper. Elegantly bound in full red morocco with gilt titles to the spine and simple border and leaf design to the upper and lower board. A fine copy. Considered to be one of the hallmarks of French symbolist poetry, these prose-poems inspired many authors and artists, including the Surrealists, the counter-culture Beat Movement and musicians Bob Dylan, Jim Morrison and Patti Smith. Many were written in London whilst living in self-exile with Verlaine, the relationship coming to an abrupt end when, soon after returning, Verlaine was arrested and imprisoned for firing a shotgun at Rimbaud whilst drunk. The collection is notable for the inclusion of "Marine" and "Mouvement", which are vers libre, the first free verse poems written in the French language. (Connolly, Cyril: 100 Key Books of the Modern Movement.) Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LUCIUS BOOKS (ABA, ILAB, PBFA)]
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        WAR AND PEACE. A Historical Novel.Translated into French by A Russian Lady and From the French by Clara Bell. Revised and Corrected in the United States

      New York William S. Gottsberger 1886 - 6 volumes. First edition in English, First Issue of each volume with the proper dating and Gottsberger imprint to the verso of each title-page. 8vo, publisher’s original brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spines, with black tooled borders and gilt pictorial decorations in all over designs to the covers. 322, [6 ads]; 357, [2 ads]; 321; 270, [10 ads]; ii, 290, [10 ads]; 391. A very pleasing set of this rare survival. The original cloth remains in quite good condition, the hinges are strong and tight, some light edgewear to expected areas of the cloth, the tips and the spine ends just a bit rubbed primarily from shelving, two volumes with a bit more wear to the tips of the spines than the others. Ads comport with those in the copy at Harvard University. RARE FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. A COMPLETE SET OF FIRST ISSUE VOLUMES, ALL IN ORIGINAL BINDINGS AND IN A PLEASING STATE OF PRESERVATION. Tolstoy’s epic of the Napoleonic wars has few peers in world literature; John Galsworthy described it as "the greatest novel ever written." E. M. Forster, in his Aspects of the Novel , declared that "(N)o English novelist is as great as Tolstoy, that is to say, has given so complete a picture of man’s life, both on its domestic and heroic side." Similarly, De Vogüé, the "greatest French authority on Russian literature.remarks that:.’ It is a faithful picture of life: the experience of a traveller thrown among a society new to him--constraint and boredom at first, then curiosity and at last a firm attachment. I admit sotto voce that I know nothing superior to it in any literature.’" War and Peace can be said to stand "at the crucial point where the modern novel begins." Tolstoy’s immediate predecessors in the development of the modern novel were the great French analytical novelists of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Rousseau and Stendhal, who influenced Tolstoy greatly. Tolstoy registered this change in distinguishing his method--the point of view method--from the old dramatic method, such as found in Dostoevsky. Very loosely, the point of view method did not simply relate words and actions of characters, as in the dramatic method, but provided psychological insight as to why characters thought and acted the way they did. "Tolstoy in War and Peace transcends the limit of the novel and does what had previously been done by the epic. Thus War and Peace has to be put in a group not with Madame Bovary, Vanity Fair, or the Mill on the Floss, but with the Iliad, in the sense that when the novel is finished nothing is finished--the stream of life flows on, and with the appearance of Prince Andrew’s son the novel ends on the beginning of a new life." ‘Tolstoy’s original intention was to recount the Decembrist movement which culminated in the revolt of 1825 and was the predecessor to the "back to the people" movement of the seventies and the revolutionary movements that culminated in the communist overthrow of tsarist power in 1917. However, when Tolstoy began to investigate the Decembrist conspiracy, he began to delve deeper into the historical events preceding it. That is, to the French invasion in 1812 and the Russian events leading up to the invasion. Although Tolstoy was interested in the role that the Masons played in opposing tsarist power, these parts were probably made ambiguous by the censors of the time.’ [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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        Croquis Japonais

      Tokio 1886 - [Croquis japonais (Sketches of Japan) - Probably Georges Bigot's Best Known Work in Japan]. 1886, Tokio, small folio (12 1/2 x 18in - 31.6 x 46 cm), paper wraps, string tied, a blank free page before and after the plates, 29 leaves/plates of etchings printed directly on high quality thin cream laid paper. Front and back cover have etchings laid/tipped onto thick gray stiff card board covers. All of the 29 etchings on cream paper are in a recessed area as is characteristic of this printing process. The book is generally described as containing 31 etchings as the cover etchings are included in the total. The image areas of the 29 etchings vary but, except for one, are generally 5 x 7 in or larger. The largest etching (Two Ladies Playing Shuttlecock/Badminton) has an image area of 8 x 10 in (20.5 x 30.6 cm). Georges Bigot's signature ("G. Bigot") is found on 14 plates. A title is etched in manuscript on 18 of the plates. The etchings in this book are: "L'Etudiant - Album" [A Student], "Ecoliers" [School Boys], "Officer," "Soldat" [Soldier], "Matelot" [Sailor], "Fonctionnaire" [Civil Servant], [Student Reading Book], [Two Seated Ladies], "Bonzes" [Two Priest], "Agent de Police" [Policeman], "Servant," "Facteur" [Postman], [Seated Man], [Two Ladies Playing Shuttlecock/Badminton], [Lady Cutting Another Lady's Hair], [Lady Carrying Water From Well], [Lady Washing Cloths], [Lady Eating], "Marchant de Remedes" [Traveling Pharmacist], [Smoking Man in Rain Gear], "Beato" [Groom With Horse], "Jun_iki" [Man in Straw Rain Gear], "Pecheur" [Man Fishing], "Ama" [A Blind Masseuse], "M. de Poissons" [Fish Monger/Merchant], [Man With Basket Cleaning the Road], "M. de Pueta" [Traveling Shoe Merchant/Seller], "Chanteuses des Rue" [Two Street Singers], [View of Pond and Structures], front cover - tipped on etchings of a lady drinking tea and the lettering "Croquis japonais par G. Bigot, 1886, Tokio," back cover - tipped on etching of a street scene. ~ Condition. The 29 plates are in Very Good condition. The front and back covers, each with a tipped on etching, are in Poor condition. The plates show traces of waterstaining in the margin but none intrudes into the image area. The plates are clean and free of tears and well above average for this book. The binding of the book is solid and all string ties are in place. While the front and back covers have a vertical crease approximately one inch in from the edge, the paper is unbroken. These creases are the normal result of the book being opened. The covers are heavily soiled. The front cover has a 4 inch tear at the upper left which extends approximately one inch into the tipped on etching. The bottom right corner of the front cover is broken off (ca 1 x 1 1/2 inch) and there is a scraped area (ca 1 x 2 inch) at the bottom right. There are numerous small tears, abrasions and creases along the edges of the covers. There is evidence of removal of a bookplate on the inside of the front cover. The front blank free page has a manuscript inscription reading "Xmas 1892 from ??? 'g'." ~~ More information, to include digital pictures, available on request. ~~~ Heavy Book. This book will weigh 6 pounds when packed for mailing. Extra postage applies.

      [Bookseller: George C. Baxley]
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        The Seven Lamps of Architecture in one volume and Modern Painters in six volumes including index

      - Kent- George Allen 1886 - A fantasticcollection of two of Ruskin's critical works. Second edition but first complete edition of Modern Painters (1888), and fifth edition of Seven Lamps (1886). Seven Lamps contains a frontispiece and thirteen further plates featuringillustrations drawn by the author, collated complete. Frontispieces to volumes III, IV and Vof Modern Painters, andninety-four further plates in these volumes, collated complete. The plates in volume Vdemonstratetechniques of steel engraving and wood engraving, and this volume also contains illustrations in the text. Binders label of Alfred Wilson successor to J. As. Gilbert and Co, London to front pastedown of The Seven Lamps of Architecture. Seven Lamps complete in one volume, Modern Painters complete in five volumes plus index volume. What became the first volume of Modern Painters (1843), published by Smith, Elder & Co. under the anonymous but apparently authoritative title, A Graduate of Oxford, was Ruskins response to the critics of the art of J. M. W. Turner. Ruskin controversially argued that modern landscape paintersand in particular Turnerwere superior to the so-called Old Masters of the post-Renaissance period. Ruskin maintained that Old Masters such as Gaspard Dughet (Gaspar Poussin), Claude Lorrain, and Salvator Rosa, unlike Turner, favoured pictorial convention, and not truth to nature. He explained that he meant moral as well as material truth. The job of the artist is to observe the reality of nature and not to invent it in a studioto render what he has seen and understood imaginatively on canvas, free of any rules of composition. For Ruskin, modern landscapists demonstrated a superior understanding of the truths of water, air, clouds, stones, and vegetation, a profound appreciation of which Ruskin demonstrated in his own prose. He described works he had seen at the National Gallery and Dulwich Picture Gallery with extraordinary verbal felicity. Travel provided Ruskin with an opportunity to study medieval art and architecture in France, Switzerland and especially Italy. Drawing on these travels, he wrote the second volume of Modern Painters (published April 1846). The volume concentrated more on Renaissance and pre-Renaissance artists than on Turner. It was also a more theoretical work than its predecessor. Ruskin explicitly linked the aesthetic and the divine, arguing that truth, beauty and religion are inextricably bound together: the Beautiful as a gift of God. Ruskin also added third and fourth volumes in later years. Ruskins developing interest in architecture, and particularly in the Gothic revival, led to the first work to bear his name, The Seven Lamps of Architecture (1849). It contained 14 plates etched by the author. The title refers to seven moral categories that Ruskin considered vital to and inseparable from all architecture: sacrifice, truth, power, beauty, life, memory and obedience. All would provide recurring themes in his work. Seven Lamps promoted the virtues of a secular and Protestant form of Gothic. It was a challenge to the Catholic influence of A. W. N. Pugin. Ruskin argued that restoration is destruction; ancient buildings should be preserved, but no attempt should be made to erase the accumulated history encoded in their decay. Condition: In cloth bindings. Externally very sound, shelfwear to the heads and tails of the spines, and some marks to the boards. The hinges of Seven Lamps are slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Very bright and clean, just a few scattered spots, predominantly to the first and last few pages of each volume. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        Croquis parisiens Nouvelle édition augmentée d'un certain nombre de pièces et d'un portrait

      Paris, Léon Vanier 1886 - Livre d'occasion 20 x 10,3 cm, plein maroquin noir moderne, dos à quatre nerfs dorés, pièce de titre verte, non rogné, couv. conservées, 168 pp. Parmi les pièces inédites ajoutées à cette seconde édition figure L'obsession (p. 133 et suivantes), pièce dont Edmond de Goncourt est le dédicataire, faisant partie des "Fantaisies et petits coins". Huysmans fréquenta assidûment le Grenier d'Edmond de Goncourt qui l'inspira et pour lequel il éprouva de l'estime. Les deux écrivains correspondirent de 1876 au décès d'Edmond en 1896. Parmi ces lettres, publiées par Pierre Lambert en 1956, la lettre XVI (p. 87) mentionne l'exemplaire que nous proposons envoyé à E. de Goncourt. J.-K. Huysmans fut Président de l’Académie Goncourt de 1900 à 1907. Réf. bibliographiques : Talvart et Place IX, 311. J.-K. Huysmans Lettres inédites à E. de Goncourt; Lettre XVI, p. 87 (Librairie Nizet, 1956) Provenance : Edmond de Goncourt (n°482 au Catalogue de la Vente Goncourt - livres modernes). Condition : Nouvelle édition augmentée en partie originale. L'un des 13 ex. num. du tirage de tête, signés au colophon par Huysmans et Léon Vanier son éditeur, imprimés sur Japon (le nôtre le n°3), outre 13 ex. sur papier Bambou et 13 ex. sur papier à la chandelle. Précieux exemplaire enrichi d'un envoi autographe de l'auteur : "à Edmond de Goncourt / son bien respectueux et dévoué élève et ami / J.-K. Huysmans". Exemplaire complet de l'ex-libris des Goncourt gravé par Gavarni et d'une note manuscrite signée à l'encre rouge d'Edmond de Goncourt précisant la nature du papier de l'exemplaire et son tirage. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Faustroll]
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        Also Sprach Zarathustra

      E. W. Fritzsch, Leipzig 1886 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Croquis parisiens.

      Léon Vanier 1886 - - Léon Vanier, Paris 1886, 9,5x19,5cm, broché. - Deuxième édition, en partie originale, imprimée à 539 exemplaires, un des 500 exemplaires sur papier des fabriques du Périgord. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à (Edouard) Dujardin. Ouvrage illustré, en frontispice, d'un portrait de l'auteur. Une petite déchirure sans manque en tête d'un mors, premier plat partiellement passé, un léger manque marginal sans atteinte au texte page 23, sinon agréable état intérieur. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        THE DECAMERON OF GIOVANNI BOCCACCI NOW FIRST COMPLETELY DONE INTO ENGLISH PROSE AND VERSE BY JOHN PAYNE.

      London 1886 - Three volumes. x, 330p; x, 347p; x, 352p. Illustrated with tipped in etchings. Printed on Japan vellum. Most elegantly bound in full red crushed morocco with moire silk flyleaves, t.e.g., The spines with gilt titles and panel ornaments, the covers with elaborate decorative frames and central ornaments, doblures of blue morocco with gilt-ruled frames and corner ornaments Some surface cracking to the leather at joints, all else fine Japan Paper Edition. Subscription copy No. 1. "Printed by Private Subscription and For Private Circulation Only" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        UNA VISITA Á LAS OBRAS DEL CANAL DE PANAMÁ

      0 - Madrid. Imp. E. Maroto y Hermano. 1886. 22x16 cm. 1 retrato del Marqués del Campo + portada a dos tintas + 1h. dedicatoria + 1h. de materias + 299 págs. 1 mapa plegado de 110 x 22.5 cm. plano general que indica el trazado del canal, y las desviaciones del PRR y las derivaciones, en color. Cubiertas mudas, cosido y preparado para encuadernar. Dedicatoria autógrafa del autor. Falto de dos cuadernillos de la pág. 233 a la pág. 264. Correspondientes a los apéndices, nº 26 y 27, relativos a la correspondencia y Legaciónes de Alemania y Francia. Palau cita 34 apéndices, en realidad son 35. Desde el principio a la página 157 es la relación del viaje desde España a la llegada a Colon, apuntes históricos referentes al descubrimiento, viaje y visitas al trallecto del canal, estancia en la Habana. Ect. el resto de las págs. son los Apéndices. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Curiosities of Ale & Beer: 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].

      London, Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, &c., n.d. [1886] - Large octavo. (252 × 158 mm). 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. 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. 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc.]
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        Der vierte Kongress des Deutschen Schachbundes. Hamburg 1885

      Verlag von Veit & Co, Leipzig 1886 - [ii]+256 pages with diagrams and tables. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/2") bound in original wrappers. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:5220) First edition. The third DSB was conducted in Hamburg with eighteen participants. At the end only one have point separated the winner from the second through sixth place finishers. The first place finish was Isidor Gunsberg with a score of 12. Five contestants were hot on his heals with a scores of 11 1/2. This included Joseph Henry Blackburne, Berthold Englisch, James Mason, Siegbert Tarrasch and Max Weiss. George Henry Mackenzie held sole seventh place with a score of 10. Included in the work is the problem tournament which took place concurrently. Condition: Spine chipped away, wrappers soiled with edge wear and a 1" by 1/2" chip at back edge, some pages still unopened. A good copy a scarce item in original wrappers. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc.]
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        LA PROVINCE A CHEVAL

      E. Plon Nourrit et Cie. Imprimeurs ¿ editeurs, Librairie Plon, Paris 1886 - Folio m. X p. 1 h. 400 p. 2 h. Holandesa piel, nervios, cabecera dorada. - Muchísimas ilustraciones en b/n entre texto y a toda plana. Muy bonito ejemplar. [Mennessier de la Lance I, 325] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Berrocal Libros Antiguos]
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        THE HEPTAMERON. or Tales and Novels of Marguerite Queen of Navarre. Now First Completely Done into English Prose and Verse from the Original French by Arthur Machen.

      Privately Printed. 1886 - FIRST EDITION of this translation. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.8 inches). Portrait frontis of Marguerite of Navarre plus 8 fine etchings by Leopold Flameng. A fine copy in a full contemporary fine leather binding of full brown morocco, by Kaufmann. Spine with raised bands ,each with gilt rule. Compartments lettered and fully decorated with elaborate gilt floral design. Single gilt ruled border on both of the boards with highly decorative corner designs in gilt. Board edges double ruled in gilt. Inner boards with decorative corner tooling and double ruled border with off-white paper in the central panels. All edges gilt. A fine copy in a beautiful fine leather binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        CASHEL BYRON'S PROFESSION A Novel

      The Modern Press 1886 - First edition, variant issue with the blank leaf bound at the rear. Original blue wrappers printed in red and black. With the author's long signed inscription to the title page dated 1921 giving interesting bibliographical information regarding the printing of the first impression and of the writing of this book. Contents a little crumpled, spine worn, residue of label removed from upper wrapper, some staining. Only a good copy. Housed in a black cloth box. The author's first novel, which incorporates Shaw's twin obsessions of boxing and social integration (Cashel Byron is a prize fighter who tries to woo an aristocrat). Lawrence A3 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        Protection or Free Trade:

      New York: Henry George & Co.,, 1886. An Examination of the Tariff Question with Especial Regard to the Interests of Labor. Octavo (185 x 117 mm). Original brown diagonally ribbed cloth, titles to spine gilt, double frames and floral centrepiece to boards in blind, top edge brown, pale yellow-green floral endpapers. Small blue ink mark to rear pastedown. Spine ends and corners a bit bumped and rubbed, boards slightly scuffed, edges of text block uniformly browned. An excellent copy. First edition. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on front flyleaf: "To H. W. Brown with regards of Henry George May/86." In Protection or Free Trade, Henry George (1839-97) argues for free trade as vastly preferential to protectionism. He "places the free trade argument in a contemporaneous context, viewing protectionism as a form of taxation on the working man, but also as an integral part of the economic and social establishment of his time" (Bryson, The Economics of Henry George, p. 87).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        La Française du siècle. Modes. Moeurs. Usages.

      - Paris, Quantin, 1886. In -8 grande, pp. XVI-373-(2) con numerose illustrazioni a colorinel testo e 10 tavole fuori testo protette da velina di Albert LYnch incise all'acquaforte da E. Gaujean. Brossura editoriale a risvolto illustrata a colori contenuta in cartella editoriale in cartone rigido con ornamenti goffrati in oro con doppia fascia di stoffa con titolo in oro al piatto sup. e al dorso. Edizione originale. Ottimo esemplare. Carteret IV-384;Colas 2948; Vicaire VII-924. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        (1) Résultats de l’application de la méthode pour prévenir la rage après morsure. (2) Note complémentaire sur les résultats de l’application de la méthode pour prévenir la rage après morsure

      Paris, 1886. <p>Pasteur, Louis (1822-95). (1) Résultats de l&#146;application de la méthode pour prévenir la rage après morsure. Offprint from Comptets rendus des séances de l&#146;Académie des Sciences 102 (1886). 13pp. Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1886. 270 x 221 mm. Original printed wrappers, small chip in one corner of front wrapper. (2) Note complémentaire sur les résultats de l&#146;application de la méthode pour prévenir la rage après morsure. Offprint from Comptets rendus des séances de l&#146;Académie des Sciences 102 (1886). 4pp. Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1886. 270 x 221 mm. Original printed wrappers. Very good.</p> <p>First Editions, Offprint Issues. Two of Pasteur&#146;s further communications on his rabies vaccine, following his landmark 1885 paper reporting his successful administration of the vaccine to two young boys who had been bitten by rabid dogs. No. (1), written after Pasteur had administered the treatment to 350 patients, gives brief case histories of 20 of these patients and calls for the establishment of a institute for rabies vaccination. No. (2) updates the results of the previous paper and breaks down the number of persons treated by nationality. &#147;Pasteur&#146;s papers describing his rabies vaccine, and the results he attained with it gave further proof of the value of attenuated virus as a protective inoculum against infective diseases in man and animals. This is considered Pasteur&#146;s greatest triumph. A grateful public subscribed two and a half million francs and made possible the erection of the Institut Pasteur&#148; (Garrison-Morton 5483, citing these papers along with the 1885 paper and one other).</p>

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        A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year : Souvenir of the Colonial and Indian Exhibition

      Berlin: W. Hagelberg, 1886. Colour printed card, 115 x 166 mm., with pull-out tab which opens a booklet of eight black & white scenes with captions; a little creasing, and one view with a short tear, otherwise in very good condition. An ephemeral curio. Very scarce Christmas souvenir of the Colonial and Indian Exhibition of 1866, depicting scenes from the Empire including two scenes featuring Australian Aborigines: "Family of Victorian Aboriginals in Native Hut" and "South Australian Forest Scene". Following the appearance of the first Christmas card in 1843 in England, Victorian society enthusiastically embraced the new fashion of exchanging cards. Souvenir cards such as this were collected for ladies&#39; albums, and it is because of that hobby that these ephemeral curios have survived. This rare example was printed by Wolff Hagelberg, one of Europe&#39;s leading fine art printers. Hagelberg owned a large colour printing company in Berlin which published books and a vast range of postcards and greeting cards. This example, produced specifically for sale at the Exhibition in South Kensington, would have been handled by his London representative, A. Angermann. Early Christmas cards are very rare and highly sought-after, particularly any that illustrate Australian images.

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        Anna Karenina

      Thomas Crowell, 1886-01-01. Hardcover. Good. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1886. 773 p. + (4). First edition with publisher&#39;s monogram on title page and 1886 listed on copyright page; early issue with six titles listed by the same author. In Good condition. Pages show marking in pen and pencil. Pen notation to front free end paper; ink blot to rear free end paper. Front hinge tender and started. Cloth shows edge wear, rubbing and faint staining. Darkening to spine panel, with light loss at bottom end of spine. Rubbing to corners. A solid copy.

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        Pepper & Salt, or Seasoning for Young Folk

      1886. first edition. One Must Have a Little Pinch of Seasoning in this Dull, Heavy Life of Ours"PYLE, Howard. Pepper & Salt, or Seasoning for Young Folk. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1886. First edition. Large quarto (11 1/8 x 8 1/2 inches; 282 x 215 mm.). [2] xiv, 122, [2, advertisements] pp. Pictorial title-page printed in red and black and seventy-five black and white illustrations.Publishers tan cloth pictorially decorated in red and black. A very fine copy. The tales and Poems are: The Skillful Huntsman; Claus and his wonderful staff; How Dame Margery Twist saw more than was good for her; Clever Peter and the two bottles; Hans Hecklemann&#39;s luck; Farmer Griggs&#39;s boggart; The bird in the linden tree and The apple of contentment.In Salt & Pepper, Howard Pyle writes in a &#39;Court-Jesterish&#39; manner - meaning for them to be read out loud&#133;and the superb black and white illustrations will keep the children amazed (and the adults too!)"&#133;So, here I&#39;ll sit; and perhaps when you have been good children, and have learned your lessons or done your work, your mother will let you come and play a little while with me. I will always be ready and waiting for you here, and I will warrant your mother that I will do you no harm with anything that I may tell you. If I can only make you laugh and be merry for a little while, then my work will be well done, and I will be glad in the doing of it. And now give me my cap and bells again, for my wits are growing cold without them; and you will be pleased to reach me my bauble once more, for I love to have him by me. Will you be seated? And you, over there, seat the baby on the grass! Are you ready? Vey well; then I will tell you a story, and it shall be about "The skillful Huntsman." (Preface).Howard Pyle (March 5, 1853 &#150; November 9, 1911) was an American illustrator and author, primarily of books for young people.BAL, 16381

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        NATURWISSENSCHAFTLICHE RUNDSCHAU. Wöchentliche Berichte über die Fortschritte auf dem Gesamtgebiete der Naturwissenschaften. KONVOLUT folgender kompletter aufgebundener Jahrgänge: 1. Jahrgang 1886 / 2 Jahrgang 1887 / 3. Jahrgang 1888 / 5. Jahrgang 1890 / 6. Jahrgang 1891 / 7. Jahrgang 1892 / 8. Jahrgang 1893 / 9. Jahrgang 1894 / 12. Jahrgang 1897 / 13. Jahrgang 1898

      Braunschweig Vieweg Verlag 1886-1898. 10 komplette Jahrgänge, Halblederbände der Zeit, 4°, Exemplare gestempelt; Einzelbände auf Anfrage.

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        SCIENTIFIC ROMANCES: [FIRST SERIES]

      London: Swan Sonnenschein, Lowrey & Co.,. 1886. Octavo, pp. [1-3] 4-229 [230: blank],. original maroon cloth, front panel stamped in gold and ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, t.e.g., brown coated endpapers.. Cloth a trifle sunned and just a bit rubbed at head of spine panel. and corner tips, a very good copy. (#90535). First edition, the rare first issue with cancel title leaf, earliest binding with no star on spine panel and publisher&#39;s monogram at bottom of same. A collection of five science essays and stories first published by Sonnenschein in as five separate paperbound booklets between 1884 and 1886 and subsequently collected in a single clothbound volume published in 1886. C. H. Hinton was concerned with finding ways of expanding the mind beyond the confines it had been taught to accept as final. His interest in the fourth dimension was the outcome of this search. In the famous analogy, pioneered by Hinton himself in A PLANE WORLD (1886) and by Edwin A. Abbott in FLATLAND (1884), a being of two dimensions would not be able to perceive a three dimensional object, such as a cube, and would perceive it in two dimensions only, as a square. In the same way, a man is not able to perceive any four dimensional objects, and if any are encountered, he explains them in terms of the familiar three dimensions. Hinton&#39;s fate was to be the inspiration for other men. His SCIENTIFIC ROMANCES provided ideas that may have influenced the early work of H. G. Wells and his speculations on multi-dimensionality inspired the more famous speculations of P. D. Ouspensky. See Rudy Rucker, "Life in the Fourth Dimension: C. H. Hinton and His Scientific Romances," Foundation 18 (January 1980), 12-18. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1-98 and (2004) II-530. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1097. Locke, Voyages in Space (2011) V367. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, pp. 5-6 and 137. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 29. Bleiler (1978), p. 100. Reginald 07231. See Topp IX, pp. 98, 100, and 105.

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        Seltene Liebig-Bilder-Serie (unvollständig): Sanguinetti Nr. 185: La Lessive de M.lle Suzette.

      Liebig, 1886.. ( Liebig-Bilder-Serie in Chromolithographie gedruckt, teils unter Verwendung von Gold und Silber. Bildgröße 10 x 7 cm: Katalognummer und Erscheinungsjahr nach dem Katalog von Sanguinetti: Hier eine seltene, unvollständige Serie, die nicht in Deutschland erschienen ist - mit französischem Text bzw. Werbetext " Extrait de Viande Liebig ". Leider kein Einzelbildverkauf möglich. ) Hier die Serie Nr. 185: " La Lessive de M.lle Suzette " aus dem Jahrgang 1886. ( Diese Serie ist nur in Frankreich erschienen / italienischer Titel hierzu: " Vasca dei Bambini " ). Von den 6 erschienenen Bildern liegen hier 5 Bilder vor: " Bild b: L'eau est elle bonne? Pas-assez salee! / Bild c: Mieux vaudrait nager dans l'opulence. / Bild d: Craint L 'humidite! / Bild e: Une mauvaise farce. / Bild f: Attention, voici la tempete. ". Die Bilder mit teils leichteren Gebrauchsspuren ( im weißen Außenrand teils gering fleckig, teils gering berieben, wenige Ecken gering bestoßen, Rückseiten teils etwas fleckig, 3 Rückseiten etwas beschädigt. - außerordentlich selten - ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ).

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        Liebig-Bilder-Serie: ( Veritable Extrait de Viande Liebig ): Sanguinetti-Nummer 176: Images a chercher 1.

      Liebig, 1886.. ( Liebig-Bilder-Serie in Chromolithographie gedruckt, teils unter Verwendung von Gold und Silber. Bildgröße 10 x 7 cm: Katalognummer und Erscheinungsjahr nach dem Katalog von Sanguinetti ermittelt: Serie in französischer Sprache ): Hier die Serie Nummer 176: " Images a chercher 1 " aus dem Jahrgang 1886 ( Serie ist nur in Frankreich erschienen / italienischer Titel: " Indovinelli 1 " ). Gezeigt werden: " Mon chapeau etait la, il n'y est plus, cherchez-le! /On ma chipe mon lievre, cherchez le! / On m'a vole mon pate, ou peut-il etre? / Azor est perdu - Cherchon-le! / Cherchez le paraplute et le sac de nuit de ma femme. / Ou est la longue-vue de commandant? ". Zusammen 6 Bilder, teils mit Gebrauchsspuren ( gering fleckig, leicht berieben - 2 Bilder im Außenrand auch etwas stärker fleckig, hiervon auch bei einem Bild 1 Ecke leicht angeknickt. Rückseiten teils etwas fleckig ). - außerordentlich selten - ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ).

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        A Sketch of the Career of Richard F. Burton

      London: Waterlow & Sons Limited,, 1886. Collected from "Men of Eminence;" from Sir Richard and Lady Burton&#39;s own Works; from the Press; from Personal Knowledge, and Various other Reliable Sources. Octavo. Original black cloth-backed glazed boards with "autograph" printed in gold. Mounted Woodburytype portrait frontispiece. A little rubbed and the boards creased, light browning, some foxing, mainly front and back, but overall very good. Second, revised edition of the first life of Burton, first published in 1880.

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        Harriet The Moses Of Her People

      Geo. R. Lockwood & Son, 1886. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. New York: Published for the author by Geo. R. Lockwood and Sons, 1886. 149 p. Brown cloth with ornate gilt lettering. Near Fine condition. Clean, bright pages and sharp gilt lettering. A bit of foxing here and there, a few stray finger smudges, hinge at pg. 11 a little free, else fine. Former owner&#39;s name and date of Sept. 26th, 1887 on second endpaper in light pencil, could be very easily erased if so desired. An excellent copy.

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        Anna Karenina

      Thomas Y. Crowell and Co. New York, 1886. Hardcover. Very Good. 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&#39;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&#39;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.

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        A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year : Souvenir of the Colonial and Indian Exhibition

      W. Hagelberg, Berlin 1886 - Colour printed card, 115 x 166 mm., with pull-out tab which opens a booklet of eight black & white scenes with captions; a little creasing, and one view with a short tear, otherwise in very good condition. An ephemeral curio. Very scarce Christmas souvenir of the Colonial and Indian Exhibition of 1866, depicting scenes from the Empire including two scenes featuring Australian Aborigines: "Family of Victorian Aboriginals in Native Hut" and "South Australian Forest Scene". Following the appearance of the first Christmas card in 1843 in England, Victorian society enthusiastically embraced the new fashion of exchanging cards. Souvenir cards such as this were collected for ladies' albums, and it is because of that hobby that these ephemeral curios have survived. This rare example was printed by Wolff Hagelberg, one of Europe's leading fine art printers. Hagelberg owned a large colour printing company in Berlin which published books and a vast range of postcards and greeting cards. This example, produced specifically for sale at the Exhibition in South Kensington, would have been handled by his London representative, A. Angermann. Early Christmas cards are very rare and highly sought-after, particularly any that illustrate Australian images.

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        War and Peace (Six Volume Set)

      Gottsberger, 1886-01-01. Paperback. Acceptable. First American edition, extremely scarce issue in wraps. New York: William S. Gottsberger, 1886. Three volumes in six. (First set: Before Tilsit) 322 pp. [1 ad]; 357 pp; (Second set: The Invasion) 321 pp.; 270pp. [9]; (Third set: Borodino) 290 pp. [4], 391 pp. [6]. 1st American Edition, 1st printing with dated title page and the publisher&#39;s imprint on all copyright pages. Wrappered (paperback) issue. This issue is mentioned in Bowker&#39;s The Annual American Catalogue of 1886, pg. 176. Follows a British edition by Vizetelly which omitted certain passages. Translated from the French edition by Clara Bell. Condition: Fair to poor condition. All six volumes are present with complete text blocks but all of the spines and some of the end papers (including some ads) and wraps are missing. Given the extremely fragile nature of these volumes, this is not too surprising. A previous owner numbered the volumes on their first remaining page in pencil. Text blocks are actually clean and in not in too bad of shape. Bindings often loose at ends. Volumes one and four are missing their wraps entirely. Volume two has a back cover. Volume six has front cover, creased and torn Volume two has a front cover. Volume three has both front and back covers and a bit of its spine. An exceptionally scarce first wrappered issue of the first complete English-language translation of Tolstoy&#39;s masterpiece. They are largely identical to the hardcover issue, as far as we can tell, but with different bindings; originally they retailed separately for 50 cents each. We have not yet been able to find any evidence of any other surviving sets of this issue, institutionally or for sale. We have opted to leave the volumes completely unrestored and partially disbound, as we purchased them, leaving rebinding options up to the buyer.

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        Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Life of Longfellow) with Extracts from his Journals and Correspondence (Large Paper edition - 3 volume set)

      Boston, MA: Ticknor and Company. Very Good+. 1886. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This is the Large Paper Edition, limited to 300 copies, twenty-five of which are reserved for England. This copy is #5 - for America. Three Volume Set. This set includes three handwritten and signed letters by Samuel Longfellow to the publisher (Ticknor) regarding possible changes to be made for either an updated edition or a new edition of the book. It is likely that this set was the property of the publisher as a working copy. The set is in overall Very Good+ condition and was likely issued without dust jackets. The covers of the books have some edge wear and rubbing along with some ground-in dirt. Volume two has had the front spine joint professionally repaired where it had cracked. The text pages are clean and bright. The foredge and bottom edges of the book are untrimmed. The front inner hinge of Vol. One is cracked. The inner hinge of vol. two has been repaired. Two of the letters have been tipped-in and one letter and a lithograph portrait of H.W. Longfellow have been laid-in. This is a unique copy which shows the true effort put into the detail (almost to the point of nitpicking) of a book so lovingly compiled. Samuel Longfellow was the younger brother of H.W. Longfellow and a clergyman and hymn writer in his own right. ; Signed by Editor .

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        VON WUNDERLAND ZU WUNDERLAND. LANDSCHAFTS- UND LEBENSBILDER AUS DEN STAATEN UND TERRITORIEN DER UNION

      Leipzig: T.O. Weigel, 1886-1887.. [3],25 leaves and twenty-five plates; [1],25,[1] leaves and twenty-five plates. Collotype plates mounted on grey card with printed borders and caption. Large folio. Original publisher&#39;s red pictorial cloth, a.e.g. Corners worn, extremities bumped and rubbed. Slight staining to front cover, affecting two letters of title. One or two plates with small marginal tears or minor soiling, but generally bright and fresh internally. Very good. A handsome pictorial work on the United States, primarily composed of views of the American West, drawn by German artist Rudolf Cronau (1855-1939). There are several views in California (including the interior of a Chinese restaurant, and a coach and six driving through the base of redwood tree), views of Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, New York (including street scenes and a view of Niagara Falls), Washington and more. Besides the handsome views, there are portraits of American Indians, including the famous portrait of Sitting Bull. Cronau traveled to America in 1881 on assignment for the journal DIE GARTENLAUBE. He sent back articles on New York, Baltimore and Washington, and then journeyed to Minneapolis where he voyaged down the Mississippi River to Cairo, Illinois. He continued on to the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in Dakota Territory where he met Sitting Bull and other Native American leaders and drew their portraits. He then traveled to Yellowstone Park, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and San Francisco. In the winter of 1881-1882 Cronau explored Florida and Louisiana, and then in the summer back west to Oregon and on to Texas. In all he wrote twelve articles for DIE GARTENLAUBE. He was to have continued on to South America, but his health forced him to return to Germany late in 1882, and during the next five years or so wrote and illustrated his three celebrated travel books, including the present work. An attractive copy.

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        THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JOSEPH F. HESS, THE CONVERTED PRIZE-FIGHTER. A BOOK OF THRILLING EXPERIENCES AND TIMELY WARNINGS TO YOUNG MEN. DEDICATED TO THE CAUSES OF TOTAL ABSTINENCE AND RELIGION

      [E.R. Andrews, Printer], 1886, 1886. 21 cm. in orange pictorial wrappers with image of Joseph Hess on front wrapper. iv p., [3] - 140 pp. Born in 1851 in Buffalo, New York, this is the story of Joseph Hess, his wild and reckless ways and then how he found redemption. Chapters discussing Hess&#39; entire life, beginning with his birth and eventually onto his salvation. Stories about his schooling, first use of tobacco and liquor, prison time, his marriage, his first fight, his father&#39;s death, how his children disowned him, meeting Frances E. Willard, a stage trip through Utah Valley, Black Rock Canyon, fights in the dance halls, fighting for liquor, various saloons, training "Billy" Baker, starting-up of his saloon and gambling room, etc. resolving to drink no more, and finally turning his life over to God. In the introduction, Hess says, "I hope that many young men who have not yet taken their first downward step, may take warning from this story of what was for many years a ruined, but which is not by the Grace of God a redeemed life." Six Guns says, "Rare." Minor chipping to wrapper edges. Interior clean. Wonderful stories of a real rebel-rouser.

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        Ueber das Stoffwechselproduct des Pyridins

      Leipzig: Hirschfeld, 1886. <p>His, Wilhelm, Jr. (1863-1934). Ueber das Stoffwechselproduct des Pyridins (Arbeiten aus dem Laboratorium für experimentelle Pharmakologie zu Strassburg). 8pp. Leipzig: J. B. Hirschfeld, 1886. 235 x 157 mm. Original printed wrappers, creased vertically, a little darkened at edges. Very good. Presentation Copy, inscribed by His to Carl Ludwig (1816-95) on the front wrapper: &#147;Herrn Prof. Ludwig als Zeigen der Dankbarkeit und Verehrung, vom Verf.&#148; Stamps of the Ludwig Collection and of Lewis Hill Weed (1886-1952).</p> <p>First Edition, preceding the paper&#146;s publication in the Archiv für experimentelle Pathologie und Pharmakologie 22 (1887). While a medical student at the University of Strasbourg, His discovered the body&#146;s ability to methylate organic compounds when he isolated N-methyl-pyridinium hydroxide from the urine of dogs that had been dosed with pyridine acetate. The son of noted anatomist and embryologist Wilhelm His Sr. (1831-1904), the younger His went on make a notable contribution to cardiology with his discovery in 1893 of the &#147;bundle of His,&#148; a specialized tissue in the heart that helps synchronize contraction of the cardiac muscles (see Garrison-Morton 836). He was one of the first to recognize that the heartbeat originates in the individual cells of heart muscle.</p> <p>His presented this copy of his paper to Carl Ludwig, the first professor of physiology at the University of Leipzig and founder of the physiological institute that now bears his name. His was working in Ludwig&#146;s laboratory at the time he made his discovery of the bundle of His. This copy was later owned by neuroanatomist Lewis H. Weed, director of the Johns Hopkins Medical School from 1929-46; Weed discovered the origin of the cerebrospinal fluid and mapped its circulation (see Garrison-Morton 1439). Jeffrey, Machines in Our Hearts, ch. 1. &#147;Conjugation: Acetylation, Methylation.&#148; Xenobiotic Metabolism. Bioanalytical Systems, Inc., 2000. Web. Accessed 24 Apr. 2014.</p>

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        The Mystery of a Hansom Cab. A Sensational Novel ("A startling and realistic story of Melbourne social life")

      The Hansom Cab Publishing Company, London [no date]. &#39;Two Hundred and Twenty-Fifth Thousand&#39; - and early English issue (there were in total thirteen impressions of this first English edition), retaining the original pictorial paper wrappers. 230pp plus inner wrapper adverts for D.W.D.Whisky and Eau D&#39;ambert, plus further ads for Imperial Grenade and Liebig Company&#39;s delightful sounding &#39;Extract of Meat&#39;. Wrappers a little nicked and creased, and chipped at head and base of spine. Quite a bright copy. The author&#39;s first book, a detective classic originally self-published in Australia in 1886 and published in the UK the following year. It eventually sold well over 500,000 copies worldwide and is claimed to have been an inspiration for Conan Doyle&#39;s &#39;A Study in Scarlet&#39; (Conan Doyle was somewhat dismissive of it, but Hume&#39;s book still outsold his significantly).. Soft cover. Very Good.

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        Pepper & Salt, or Seasoning for Young Folk

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1886. - "One Must Have a Little Pinch of Seasoning in this Dull, Heavy Life of Ours"PYLE, Howard. Pepper & Salt, or Seasoning for Young Folk. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1886. First edition. Large quarto (11 1/8 x 8 1/2 inches; 282 x 215 mm.). [2] xiv, 122, [2, advertisements] pp. Pictorial title-page printed in red and black and seventy-five black and white illustrations.Publishers tan cloth pictorially decorated in red and black. A very fine copy. The tales and Poems are: The Skillful Huntsman; Claus and his wonderful staff; How Dame Margery Twist saw more than was good for her; Clever Peter and the two bottles; Hans Hecklemann's luck; Farmer Griggs's boggart; The bird in the linden tree and The apple of contentment.In Salt & Pepper, Howard Pyle writes in a 'Court-Jesterish' manner - meaning for them to be read out loud and the superb black and white illustrations will keep the children amazed (and the adults too!)" So, here I'll sit; and perhaps when you have been good children, and have learned your lessons or done your work, your mother will let you come and play a little while with me. I will always be ready and waiting for you here, and I will warrant your mother that I will do you no harm with anything that I may tell you. If I can only make you laugh and be merry for a little while, then my work will be well done, and I will be glad in the doing of it. And now give me my cap and bells again, for my wits are growing cold without them; and you will be pleased to reach me my bauble once more, for I love to have him by me. Will you be seated? And you, over there, seat the baby on the grass! Are you ready? Vey well; then I will tell you a story, and it shall be about "The skillful Huntsman." (Preface).Howard Pyle (March 5, 1853 &#150; November 9, 1911) was an American illustrator and author, primarily of books for young people.BAL, 16381 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, TRANSMITTING A REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE RELATIVE TO THE FRONTIER LINE BETWEEN ALASKA AND BRITISH COLUMBIA

      Government Printing Office, 1886., 1886. First edition. 8vo. Senate Executive Document No. 143, 49th Congress, 1st Session, May 17, 1886. Hardcover binder with titles stamped in gold gilt on the front cover, 20 pp., 5 folding maps at the rear. An uncertainty exists as to the location of the frontier line between Alaska and British Columbia, as defined by the treaty of cession with Russia of March 30, 1867. Due to the importance of the subject, the president requests that a provision be made by law for a preliminary survey of the boundary line in question by the U. S., in order that the information necessary for the basis of a treaty between the U. S. and Great Britain may be obtained. A sum of $100,000 is appropriated for the expenses of making the survey. The four maps are: MAP 1: 30" x 37" color map of Alaska and adjoining Territory which includes Eastern Siberia and the Aleutian Islands; MAP 2: 24"x 19" black and white chart showing part of the coast of N. W. America; MAP 3: 11" x 7" tinted map of the Portland Canal and the Observatory Inlet; and MAP 4: is a 22" x 23" black and white map of Revilla Gigedo Channel in south east Alaska. All four maps are in fine, unused condition. A fine copy.

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        The Perfumed Garden of the Cheikh Nefzaoii, a Manual of Arabian Erotology (XVI Century).

      Cosmopoli. 1886. Kama Shastra Society of London and Benares.. First time this work has appeared in the English language. Hardcover 20th century half green morocco over green cloth, raised bands, gilt spine decorations, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. A near fine copy in a handsome binding, pages lightly yellowed. Burton, Richard (translator). Revised and corrected translation, "For private circulation only" xiv, 236 pp. 12mo.

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        Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Authorized Edition.

      New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1886 - True First Edition of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" in the Scarce Original Wrappers STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Authorized Edition. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1886. First edition. (This American edition preceded the English edition by four days, but used the Longmans sheets). Small octavo. [8], 138, [2, blank], [14, advertisements] pp. Original printed yellow wrappers, just slightly skewed. Spine repaired, with about a quarter inch of loss to the bottom. A nice copy of a book that usually shows up in poor condition. Housed in a black cloth clamshell case with black morocco labels lettered in gilt on spine. This "Authorized" American edition was published on 5 January 1886&#151;four days before the London edition (Longmans had intended to publish in December 1885, but delayed publication until January, as it feared the book would be lost in the Christmas rush). Even though Scribner&#146;s issued 3,000 copies in wrappers and 1,250 copies in cloth, the copy in wrappers is much scarcer since it's more fragile and most likely not saved. The story of how Stevenson came to write this classic tale is by now well known: He was one night in the middle of a nightmare when Fanny, alarmed by his disturbance, woke him. Louis complained with irritation that she had interrupted a &#145;fine bogy tale.&#146; Seizing his pen the following day he began to write down the story he had dreamed. Initially it was the Gothic horror of the story that excited him, and he produced a first draft at great speed, reading the story triumphantly to Fanny when he finished. But Fanny wasn&#146;t happy with the story. She felt that it could be more than a Poe-like crawler, that it could be more morally pointed than Louis had fashioned it. Certainly in this case it can only be said that her comments did the story and Louis considerable good. Angrily the first draft was cast into the fire and he started again, this time producing the version of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde that we know (Calder). Beinecke 346. Prideaux, 17, p. 45. HBS 67112. $7,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1886 First edition, first issue, with the publication date on the front wrapper corrected in blue ink as called for, with 1 leaf of publisher&#39;s advertisement at the rear of the text. Publisher&#39;s light beige paper wrappers, lettered in red and blue, front panel decorated in blue. Very good, with some wear and short tears to the extremities, light soiling and rubbing to the otherwise fresh wrappers, minor nicks to the fore edge of the front wrapper, some creasing and chipping to the spine, a few minor archival repairs to the spine, former owner Thomas B. Lockwood&#39;s black leather bookplate to the half-title, otherwise bright and fresh pages. A clean and attractive copy of the scarce first issue of the first English edition, with excellent provenance. Housed in a custom folding box, with red cloth boards over red quarter calf spine, four raised bands and gilt lettering to the spine. Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde tells of London lawyer Mr. Utterson&#39;s investigation of the peculiar relationship between the respectable Dr. Jekyll and the villainous Mr. Hyde, who are actually the two split personalities of one man. Today, it remains an archetypal text about man&#39;s internal conflict between good and evil. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was prepared for publication in December 1885, but Longmans delayed its release until January 1886 so that the "shilling shocker" did not get lost among the many Christmastime publications that lined the shelves at local bookstores. First issues of the first English edition, including this copy, bear the original 1885 publication date (hand corrected to 1886) on the front wrapper. This copy was previously owned by Thomas B. Lockwood (1873-1947), a prominent businessman and rare book collector from Buffalo, New York. An avid bibliophile, Lockwood was a major benefactor for the libraries at University at Buffalo, and their main library bears his name in commemoration. At the library&#39;s dedication, Lockwood donated his extensive collection of rare books, which remains a highlight of the library&#39;s special collections.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

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