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        HISTORIA DE LAS CRUZADAS.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: George C. Baxley]
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        A Travers L'Empire Britannique

      Hachette, Paris 1886 - Two volumes, octavo, folding map; fine copy in later quarter calf. Includes accounts of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria.

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        1886 - 1908 ARCHIVE OF HANDWRITTEN AND TYPESCRIPT LETTERS BACK HOME FROM AN INTELLIGENT, OBSERVANT SENIOR MINER WRITING HOME FROM THE WILDS OF IDAHO AND SOUTH AFRICA AND THE HORRORS OF THE BOER WAR

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

      [Bookseller: M Benjamin Katz FineBooksRareManuscripts]
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        The Larvae of the British Butterflies and Moths Vols I-IX

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

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        The Tartans of the Clans of Scotland etc etc

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

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        Proceedings of the Scientific Meetings of the Zoological Sociey of London for the Year 1886

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

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        Plafond- und Wanddecorationen des XVI. bis XIX. Jahrhunderts

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PAOLO BONGIORNO]
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        Alice's Adventures Under Ground. Being a Facsimile of the Original MS. Book Afterwards Developed Into "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland".

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

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

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

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

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

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        LOS MISERABLES. 5 Tomos.

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Anna Karenina, by Count Lyof N. Tolstoi, in 8 Parts

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

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

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

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        War and Peace

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

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        KRIG OCH FRED (Voina i mir/War and Peace)

      Stockholm, 1886. - 4 volumes. Original dark green cloth. Fine. First Swedish edition of Was and Peace. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ATLAS MANUEL DE BOTANIQUE

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

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        Modern Painters.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEAS ( SEA )

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

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

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

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        THE ADVENTURES OF GIL BLAS OF SANTILLANA

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: John W. Doull, Bookseller (A.B.A.C.)]
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        LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY

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

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        Little Lord Fauntleroy.

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

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        Zo'har.

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

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        Queen of the Pirate Isle, The

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

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        Cruise of the Marchesa to Kamschatka and New Guinea with Notices of Formosa, Liu-Kiu & Various Islands of the Malay Archipelago, Volumes 1 & 2

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

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

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

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        MILLENNIAL DAWN, VOLUME I. THE PLAN OF THE AGES

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

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        Waverly Novels.

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

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        EN ORIENT, RECITS ET NOTES D'UN VOYAGE EN PALESTINE ET EN SYRIE, PAR L'EGYPTE ET LE SINAI, TOME I ET TOME II, 1re PARTIE COMPRENANT L'EGYPTE ET LE SINAI (TOME I), SECONDE PARTIE COMPRENANT LA PALESTINE ET LA SYRIE (TOME II)

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

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        The Round Year

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

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        Bewick Gleanings. Being Impressions from Copperplates and Wood Blocks Engraved in the Bewick Workshop, Remaining in the Possession of the Family Until the Death of the last Miss Bewick, and sold afterwards by the order of her Executors

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

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

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

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        STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE

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

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        Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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

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        The Mayor of Casterbridge:

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

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