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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).

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        The Bostonians. A Novel in Three Volumes.

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1886 - 3 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, boards panelled in black, black coated endpapers. Spines rolled, slight wear to extremities in places, 1½ inch split at head of vol. 3 front joint, short split to cloth at foot of rear board of same vol., minor marks to boards, vol. 2 rear inner hinge cracked, others sound (hairline cracks to vol. 1 rear inner hinge). W. H. Smith's subscription library labels to front pastedowns, overstamped "sold", no other library marks. Ownership inscriptions of W. V. Paley, 1887, at head of titles; ownership inscription of Oliver L. Zangwill (1913-1987), British research psychologist and the founder of neuropsychology, to vol. 1 half-title, dated 1938. One or two minor spots or marks in the text; overall a very good copy in unrestored cloth. First edition of James's enduringly controversial American novel about ideological conflict in 1870s America. Edel & Laurence state that the first printing was of 500 copies, published 16 February 1886, with a second undifferentiated impression of 100 copies the following month. Edel & Laurence A28; Supino 28.1.0. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Freddi]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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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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        The Kilima-Njaro Expedition. A Record of Scientific Exploration in Eastern Equatorial Africa and a General Description of the Natural History, Languages, and Commerce of the Kilima-Njaro District

      London Kegan Paul Trench & Co 1886. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed and bumped. Spine with end wear and neat repair to head. Joint wear to lower board. Fore edge to frontispiece map chipped and some minor foxing to eps otherwise contents G+. Heraldic bookplate of Frances Louisa Swayne First Edition Red hardbackillustrated cloth cover 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 572pp + 36pp catalogue. Six maps and over 80 illustrations by the author.

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        Die Österreichisch-Ungarische Monarchie in Wort und Bild - Auf Anregung und unter Mitwirkung weiland Seiner kaiserlichen und königlichen Hoheit des durchlauchtigsten Kronprinzen Erzherzog Rudolf - 24 Bände. I: Wien, II: Übersichtsband - 1. Abteilung, III: Übersichtsband - 2. Abteilung, IV: Niederösterreich, V: Ungarn Band I., VI: Oberösterreich und Salzburg, VII: Steiermark, VIII: Kärnten und Krain, IX: Ungarn Band II, X: Küstenland, XI: Dalmatien, XII: Ungarn Band III, XIII: Tirol und Vorarlberg, XIV: Böhmen 1. Abteilung, XV: Böhmen 2. Abteilung, XVI: Ungarn Band IV, XVII: Mähren und Schlesien, XVIII: Ungarn Band V 1 Abteilung, XIX: Galizien, XX: Bukowina, XXI: Ungarn Band V - 2 Abteilung, XXII: Bosnien und Herzegovina, XXIII; Ungarn Band VI, XXIV: Länder der St. Stephanskrone.

      Wien, Verlag der kaiselich-königlichen Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1886 - 1902.. Erstauflage, EA 326, 328, 256, 360, 528, 604, 412, 508, 658, 372, 352, 604, 600, 618, 680, 602, 730, 446, 890, 532, 482, 516, 598, 594 Seiten Gr. 8°, Leinen. ornamentale Goldprägung, zahllose Abbildungen, kleines Exlibris, 587 litrarische Beiträge und 4529 Illustrationen, 6 Bände Ungarn sowie Band Croazien - Slowenien grünes Leinen, zwei Übersichtsbände graues Leinen, alle anderen Bände rotes Leinen, Kanten etwas berieben, sonst alle 24 Bände Zustand

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        Die Österreichisch-Ungarische Monarchie in Wort und Bild. - Auf Anregung und unter Mitwirkung Seiner kaiserlichen und königlichen Hohreit des durchlauchtigsten Kronprinzen Erzherzog Rudolf. [Spätere Bände:] Auf Anregung . Kronprinzen Rudolf begonnen, fortgesetzt unter dem Protectorate der Gräfin Stephanie Lonyay, geborene Prinzessin von Belgien . - 20 Teile in 22 (von 24) Bänden.,

      Wien, k.k. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei,, 1886-1902. - mit insges. 18 Farbtafeln u. 4510 Holzstichillustrationen im Text, Einband etwas berieben, Kapitale etwas bestossen, Bibl.Ex. in guten und sauberen Zustand. Es fehlene die Bände Steiermark und Ungarn 1; -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bände: Wien (VIII, 326 Seiten, 1886) - Übersichtsband 1.Abtheilung: Naturgeschichtlicher Teil (VI, 328 Seiten, 1887) - Übersichtsband 2.Abtheilung: Geschichtlicher Teil (VIII, 256 Seiten, 1887) - Niederösterreich (VIII, 360 Seiten, 1888) - Ungarn in 6 Teilen/in 7 Bänden (Ungarn 1 fehlt; XII, 658 Seiten, 1891; XII, 604 Seiten, 1893; IX, 602 Seiten, 1896; IX, 446 Seiten, 1898; IX, 482 Seiten, 1900; XII, 598 Seiten, 1902) - Oberösterreich und Salzburg (XII, 604 Seiten, 1889) - Kärnten und Krain (X, 508 Seiten, 1891) - Das Küstenland (Görz, Gradiska, Triest und Istrien) (IX, 372 Seiten, 1891) - Dalmatien (VII, 352 Seiten, 1892) - Tirol und Vorarlberg (XII, 600 Seiten, 1893) - Böhmen in zwei Bänden (618 Seiten, 1894 ; XVIII, 680 Seiten, 1896) - Mähren und Schlesien (XIV, 730 Seiten, 1897) - Galizien (XVI, 890 Seiten, 1898); - Bukowina (VIII, 532 Seiten, 1899) - Bosnien und Hercegovina (IX, 516 Seiten, 1901) - Croatien und Slavonien (X, 594 Seiten, 1902) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Die Österreichisch-Ungarische Monarchie in Wort und Bild, häufig auch nach dem Initiator als "Kronprinzenwerk" bezeichnet, ist ein überaus reich mit Holzstichen (Xylographien) illustriertes Monumentalwerk zur Gesamtdarstellung der Donaumonarchie. Eine große Zahl an Wissenschaftlern verfaßte die 587 textlichen Beiträge, und nahmhafte Künstler der Monarchie trugen zum reichen Buchschmuck des Werkes bei. Vgl. Nebehay/Wagner Bd. II,459. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 28000 4°, Halbledereinband mit Goldprägung am Rücken, typisch mamoriertes Dackpapier [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Die Österreichisch-Ungarische Monarchie in Wort und Bild - Auf Anregung und unter Mitwirkung weiland Seiner kaiserlichen und königlichen Hoheit des durchlauchtigsten Kronprinzen Erzherzog Rudolf - 24 Bände., I: Wien, II: Übersichtsband - 1. Abteilung, III: Übersichtsband - 2. Abteilung, IV: Niederösterreich, V: Ungarn Band I., VI: Oberösterreich und Salzburg, VII: Steiermark, VIII: Kärnten und Krain, IX: Ungarn Band II, X: Küstenland, XI: Dalmatien, XII: Ungarn Band III, XIII: Tirol und Vorarlberg, XIV: Böhmen 1. Abteilung, XV: Böhmen 2. Abteilung, XVI: Ungarn Band IV, XVII: Mähren und Schlesien, XVIII: Ungarn Band V 1 Abteilung, XIX: Galizien, XX: Bukowina, XXI: Ungarn Band V - 2 Abteilung, XXII: Bosnien und Herzegovina, XXIII; Ungarn Band

      Wien, Verlag der kaiselich-königlichen Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1886 - 1902. - 326, 328, 256, 360, 528, 604, 412, 508, 658, 372, 352, 604, 600, 618, 680, 602, 730, 446, 890, 532, 482, 516, 598, 594 Seiten ornamentale Goldprägung, zahllose Abbildungen, kleines Exlibris, 587 litrarische Beiträge und 4529 Illustrationen, braunes Leinen, alle 24 Bände in gutem tadellosen Zustand Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 15550 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Architectural History of the University of Cambridge and of the Colleges of Cambridge and Eton [Signed, Limited �Large Paper Edition.� ] (4 Volumes, Complete)

      Cambridge at the University Pres, 1886. Hardcover. VeryGood.

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        Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

      First Edition of Jekyll and Hyde in the Original WrappersSTEVENSON, Robert Louis. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1886.First English edition. Octavo (6 15/16 x 4 5/8 inches; 176 x 117 mm). [8], 141, [1, blank], [1, ads], [1, blank] pp.Original buff paper wrappers printed in blue and red. With the 1885 date on the front wrapper altered in ink to 1886 [as always]. Ads for Longmanís Magazine on inner front wrapper and ads for G.J. Whyte Melvilleís works on inner rear wrapper. Some chipping and flaking to the spine and edges. Back wrapper detaching at the bottom two inches along the spine, but still secured. A small dampstain runs along the bottom edge of back wrapper and final leaf of ads, and wraps around to bottom part of spine and slightly to front wrapper. A small black stamp to back wrapper. Wrappers a bit browned and slightly creased, but complete. Internally very clean. Overall, an excellent copy of this fragile item which is usually found rebacked and in poor condition. In a custom full morocco clamshell.Published on January 9, 1886, four days after the American edition (which was published by Charles Scribnerís Sons on January 5). ìIt had been intended to publish this book in December, 1885. But, according to Mr. Charles Longman in Balfourís Life, when it was ready the bookstalls were already full of Christmas numbers, etc., and the trade would not look at itî (Beinecke).Beinecke 349. Prideaux 17.HBS 66095. $6,000

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        Atlas mit Zeichnungen der alten Hermannsfeste mit seinem hohen Hermannturm in der Stadt Narva. Mit begleitendem Text (Titel und Text auf Russisch).

      Narva, 1886.. Atlas 44 x 65 cm. Texthefte 35 x 22.5 cm bzw. 38 x 26.5cm Atlas: 2 Bll., 13 Tafeln; Texthefte: 10 Bll.; 13 Bll. Mit 13 Tafeln mit 40 Original-Aquarellen. Lose in Original-Halbleder-Flügelmappe mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel.. Prachtvoller russischer Manuskript-Atlas über die mittelalterliche Hermannsfestung (Hermanni linnius) in Narva (Estland). Sie liegt am Ufer des Flusses Narva. Die Festung wurde gegen Mitte des 13. Jahrhunderts von den Dänen gegründet, 1345 von ihnen mitsamt Narva und Ostestland an den Deutschen Orden verkauft. Nach dessen Auflösung war sie von 1558-1704 in schwedischem, danach in russischem Besitz. Wie der Großteil Narvas wurde sie im Zweiten Weltkrieg fast vollständig zerstört. In der inzwischen restaurierten Festung befindet sich heute ein Museum. - Der Atlas des russischen Ingenieurs Colonel Oprits (der sowohl für den Atlas wie den Text verantwortlich zeichnet) gibt mit seinen ausgezeichneten Aquarellen einen umfassenden Überblick über die Struktur und den Bau der Festung einschließlich des Turmes sowie der Umgebung. Die detaillierten Pläne der verschiedenen Stockwerke geben einen einzigartigen Überblick über die Festung vor ihrer Zerstörung. - Die beiden Texthefte sind ebenfalls Manuskripte in sauberer russischer Handschrift. - Das Werk ist handschriftlich dem Großfürsten Wladimir Alexandrowitsch (1847-1909) gewidmet. - Mit dem Exlibris von L. M. Savelova. - Flügelmappe mit lädiertem Rücken und Bezugsfehlstellen, Deckel leicht berieben und fleckig, Widmungsblatt mit Bräunung durch darüberliegendes Textheft, Titel und Widmung etwas gebräunt, die Tafeln sauber. Insgesamt sehr gut erhalten. Russia - Manuscript drawings of 13th century Narva. OPRITS, Colonel (compiler). (Atlas of drawings of the old Hermeister Castle with its high Hermann tower in the city of Narva with an accompanying explanatory text. Narva (Estonia) 1886. Atlas portfolio in imperial folio (440×650 mm), text 350×225 and 380×265 mm. Printed title, printed dedication leaf to Prince Vladimir Alexandrovich (brother of czar Alexander III), 13 sheets with 40 drawings of original architectural drawings in black ink and numerous colours (each 430×630 mm), together with two text booklets with descriptions, all text in Russian, one with 16 pp. of explanatory text, and a longer, but probably earlier, version of the text, with 26 pp., including 2 blanks, no title-page. Original gilt decorated green cloth with green leather spine, spine somewhat damaged, covers partly worn and rubbed, lacking ties, some flaps with tears. Armorial bookplate of Russian noble woman L. M. Savelova. Fine and detailed architectural colour drawings of the mediaeval Estonian castle in Narva which comprises 40 plans, sections and elevations of the castle, including a general plan that includes the surroundings (within about 500 metres) and part of the Ivangorad Fortress across the river. The Narva castle or Hermann castle (Hermanni linnus) is in the city of Narva on the Estonian side of the Narova river, which forms the border with Russia. The castle was severely damaged by bombing in WWII and this atlas presents an imporant historical source as well as these splendid drawings. Compiled by colonel Opritz, a Russian military engineer, who is mentioned on both the printed title-page and the manuscript one. The drawings comprise 40 plans, sections and elevations of the castle, including a general plan that includes the surroundings (within about 500 meters) including part of the Ivangorad Fortress across the river. Provenance: L. M. Savelova. Could be related to L.M. Savelova, perhaps related to Leonid Mikhailovich Savelov, a genealogist of Russian nobility. An atlas of thirteen loose sheets containing 40 exquisite color scale drawings of the thirteenth-century Narva Castle or Hermann Castle (Hermanni Linnus) as it is usually called, in the city of Narva on the Estonian side of the Narova River, which forms the border with Russia. There are several plans of the different floors, sections and elevations, all superbly hand-colored and with scales. Since the castle was severely damaged by bombing in the Second World War (the top of the main tower was completely destroyed and many walls were reduced to rubble), the present atlas provides not only stunning architectural drawings, but also an essential historical source giving extremely detailed views of every part of the castle before the destruction and restoration. The overview map includes parts of the city walls and parts of the ca. 1500 Ivangorod Fortress on the Russian side of the river. The drawings are preceded by two letterpress sheets in the same format with the title (which also appears on the front of the portfolio), contents and dedications. The manuscript book with the accompanying text is formally lettered as though intended for lithographic reproduction, but it is lettered and written in black and one can still see traces of pencil guide lines for the text and pencil outline drawings for the title-page lettering. The other version of the text is similar but with a decorative border and without a title-page, and each version includes passages not in the other. That without a title-page is probably an earlier version, shortened and revised for the final version. The manuscript title for the text and the printed title-page for the atlas both mention the compiler, a military engineer, Colonel Oprits. Since it is dedicated to Prince Vladimir Alexandrovich (1847-1909), brother of Czar Alexander III and son of the murdered Czar Alexander II, it may have been produced for presentation to him in hope of funding. We have found no other source referring to the castle by the name Hermeister Castle (in Russian Germejsterskago).

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        Beautiful large black and white mounted photograph of ?part of crowd assembled to see the first decorations of the Tomb?

      Mounted Photograph, 17? x 14.75?, front and verso. Verso contains an advertisement for ?Fine Cemetery Work?. New York, New York, circa May 31, 1886. Slight yellowing. Fine Condition.The caption, in full, reads, ?[handwritten] Grant, Ulysses Simpson. Funeral. / [typed] View Just In Front of Gen. Grant?s Tomb. / Riverside Park, New York. / Showing part of crowd assembled to see the first decorations of the Tomb, May 31, 1886.?Grant?s funeral procession ?" on August 8, 1885 ?" was seven miles long as it wound its way through New York City. It is interesting to note that of his four pallbearers, two were generals for the Union (Philip Sheridan and William Tecumseh Sherman), and two for the Confederacy (Simon Bolivar Bucker and Joseph Johnston). Grant was actually initially laid to rest in a temporary tomb in Riverside Park, depicted in this photograph. He was buried in his final resting place, Grant?s Tomb, twelve years later after the then-largest public fundraising campaig

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        A Lecture on Bookbinding as a Fine Art. Delivered before the Grolier Club, February 26, 1885

      1886. New York, Grolier Club, 1886. 36pp + 63 plates in b/w. 4to. Original three quarter beige cloth and boards. (soiled). One of 200 copies on Holland Paper. Printed by the De Vinne Press. The 63 photographic plates of bindings include early, crudely-stitched 16th century bindings, those that are elaborately inlaid and gilt, bindings in silver, and a medieval chain library. A prolific book collector himself, Hoe&#39;s speech discusses each plate in detail, the books represented probably taken from his own collection which was sold in New York in 1911/1912 and which was the largest private library ever sold in America. The sale brought nearly two million dollars.

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        Technische Studien fur Pianoforte -Technical Studies - Vols. I-VI & Vols. VII-XII [DELUXE HARDCOVER RE-BINDINGS]

      J. Schuberth & Co., Leipzig 1886 - This is a glorious hardcover re-binding (in two large volumes) of the 1886 edition of Franz Liszt's legendary twelve volumes of technical studies (composed between 1868 and 1880), offering a comprehensive overview of late-19th-century piano virtuosity and the path to attaining it. This copy was restored in 2005 - to the exent possible - by master bookbinders Wilton Wiggins and Douglas Lee, at their Santa Fe, New Mexico studio "Twelfth Night West". [Note: A few of the 12 volumes give one Professor A. Winterberger as Editor.] CONTENTS: See accompanying scan of the Table of Contents (text in German only - though a couple volumes also contain an English translation). 170 pages & 239 pages. CONDITION: My Fine grading is for the rebindings, which are bright, tight, square, and unmarked, with no apparent shelf-wear. The unmarked score pages range from Good to Fine. Volume by volume: (1) edges repaired with near-invisible library archival tape, two outer edge-tear repairs, tiny corner chips (none intruding on the printed areas); (2) excellent, with a few small margin spots and tiny corner chips; (3) excellent, with some tiny corner chips; (4) ***an original printing error unfortunately substitutes an inverted publisher's catalogue page for a score page - otherwise very good, with a small water-spot in the bottom margin on a few pages; (5) excellent; (6) excellent, with discoloration on the bottom edge of the last couple pages; (7) substantial damage to the first several page edges - now repaired with archival tape; (8) a few more tape-repaired edges, the rest excellent; (9) excellent; (10) excellent; (11) excellent until last page, which has an archival tape repair in the inside margin; (12) very good, with a few small spots in outer margins, and discoloration at the upper right corners. NOTE: Because of the weight (ca. 9 pounds), additional shipping charges will apply and will be requested at the time of ordering. [For international orders, only Priority International shipping is available, requiring an additional $55.00 to most countries.] Given its value, I will insure the package at my own expense. Size: 10.75" x 13.5" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cameron-Wolfe Booksellers]
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        Liebig-Bilder-Serie: ( Veritable Extrait de Viande Liebig ): Sanguinetti-Nummer 178: La Demande en Mariage.

      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 178: " La Demande en Mariage " aus dem Jahrgnag 1886 ( Serie ist nur in Frankreich erschienen / italienischer Titel: " La Domande di Matrimonio " ). Gezeigt werden: " Les deux rivaus / L'Embarras du choix / Preference justifee / Droits conquis. / Bien! C'est du veritable Liebig. / Le Liebig a contribue a la gloire du vainqueur. " Zusammen 6 Bilder. Von insgesamt guter Erhaltung. - außerordentlich selten - ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ).

      [Bookseller: Buchhandlung & Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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