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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Waverly Novels.

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

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

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

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        The Round Year

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Mayor of Casterbridge:

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

      Longmans Green & Co., London 1886 - 12mo. 141 pp. Covers attached to book by 4 long pieces of tape running horizontally around spine, back cover taped so part of it became the spine, spine missing, wear to edges, few nicks, tearing to rear cover, covers browned from tape, last page has long tear, first page and last few pages have some wear to fore-edges. Some offsetting from laid in clippings. Date to front cover changed by hand from 1885 to 1886 by publisher. Comes with slipcase (unoriginal) and homemade (?). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cellar Stories Bookstore]
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        Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

      Longmans Green & Co, London 1886 - This second edition has been rebound, with the original wrapper bound in at the end of the book. Apart from a margin tear to the pre-title page, this book is in very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anne Godfrey]
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        The Bostonians

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Bostonians. A Novel. In three volumes

      Macmillan, London 1886 - 192 x 125mm, turquoise grey sand-grained cloth, spines lettered & ornamented in gilt, ruled in blind at head & tail, covers stamped in blind with double outer rule & single inner rule with rounded corners, dark brown coated endpapers, fore- & tail edges rough-trimmed. Pp.[iv] 244; [iv] 226 + 2pp advertisements; [iv] 232 + 4pp advertisements. Bookplates (of historical interest) on front pastedowns, small circular labels with shelf code on front free endpapers. Cloth of spines partially split; that of vol.1 along both edges. Corners rubbed. One leaf of first volume has thumb-sized loss, affecting text. Inscription on half-title of vol.1, ownership name on half-titles of remaining volumes. Unobtrusive discoloration on lower covers of first two volumes, slight wrinkling of cloth on lower cover of vol.3. Contemporary pencilled note on verso of front free endpaper of first two volumes states: "Issued with cover damaged." The first printing comprised 500 copies; the second (indistinguishable from the first) a further 100 copies. Scarce in any condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Cameron House Books]
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        Projet de canal entre le Don et la Volga. Mémoire à l'appui du projet.

      Georges Chamerot Paris 1886 - Folio (33.7 x 26 cm).Helio-engraved frontispiece, [4] ll., 162 pp. with illustrations in text, 7 plates including 4 maps engraved by Erhard (3 folding). Contemporary dark green morocco-backed marbled boards, spine with raised bands gilt in compartments, gilt lettering to one, marbled endpapers, green silk bookmark. Perfect copy, decoratively bound, of this deep study on a multi-century project, begun under Peter the Great and completed in.1952 thanks to convicts used on the site. Published by the 'Société civile franco-russe d'études du canal du Don au Volga'. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        THE BOSTONIANS. A Novel. In Three Volumes

      Macmillan and Co, London 1886 - Three volumes bound in early but not original plain blue-green cloth lettered in gilt on the spines with no publisher's device; all half-titles present, 2 pages of publisher's advertisements at the end of volume 2 (The four pages of ads at the end of volume 3 mentioned by BAL are not present). A possible remainder binding though it differs from the example sold as lot 76 in THE COSMATOS COLLECTION by Sotheby's in 2005. BAL 10575. Edel A28a. Only 500 copies were published with another 100 copies printed a month later, apparently indistinguishable. BAL notes that there may be a point to distinguish the two printings: the running head on page 31 in the frist volume. In our copy the chapter number is incorrect. Since usually later printings correct errors in earlier printings, this is an argument in favor of the incorrect chapter number indicating the earlier printing, but this is not conclusive. "In The Bostonians Henry James wrote the most considerable American novel of its decade. For all its oppressive detail, there is no other novel of such value and distinction to place on the bookshelf of the late nineteenth century" (Leon Edel, Henry James: THE MIDDLE YEARS, 1963, page 74). This controversial novel of the feminist movement, one of the first American novels to allude to lesbian relationships, was adapted to the screen in 1984 by James Ivory and starred Christopher Reeve as Basil Ransome and Vanessa Redgrave as Olive Chancellor. Small bookplate of author Maurice Baring on the front pastedown of each volume and an odd bookplate with the initials "DMZ" on the front endpaper of each volume. "I wished to write a very American tale, a tale very characteristic of our social conditions, and I asked myself what was the most salient and peculiar point in our social life. The answer was: the situation of women, the decline of sentiment of sex, the agitation in their behalf." --Henry James, on THE BOSTONIANS Light occasional foxing. Front hinge of the first volume cracked before the half-title page, others secure. Cloth splitting or beginning to split at the joint on nearly every cover though all covers are still tight. Very Good and scarce [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Monsieur Parent.

      Paul Ollendorff 1886 - - Paul Ollendorff, Paris 1886, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Edition originale sur papier courant, il n'a été tiré que 10 Hollande en grands papiers. Reliure à la bradel en plein cartonnage recouvert de papier vert d'eau décoré de motifs de plumes, dos lisse passé orné d'un motif floral doré, date et double filet dorés en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin marine comportant de petites traces de frottements, reliure de l'époque signée à froid de Pierson. Envoi de l'auteur à Paul Bourde. Quelques petites rousseurs. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Bostonians. A Novel

      London and New York; MacMillan and Co.Archibald Constable and Co. 1886, 1886. FIRST SINGLE VOLUME EDITION, 8vo, half-title, 449 + 2 (publishers advertisements). Publisher's binding of maroon cloth over salmon pink boards, titled in two gilt panels to spine, black endpapers. Published in an edition of 5000 copies with 3000 copies (such as this) designed for export; this variant containing the adverts priced in $. There were two other variants in a blue-green cloth noted both with and without the advertisement leaf. Some scattered foxing to first and last gatherings else internally clean, spine has a slight lean, cloth (given the pale colour) is extremely bright and clean. Overall a fine copy. Edel and Laurence A28b. Listed in Modern Library's Top 100 Novels [1998].

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        THE BOSTONIANS

      New York: MacMillan and Co, 1886 Second Issue and first one volume edition; the first issue was in three volumes and 500 copies were printed; it is rare. This, the one volume edition was printed in an issue of 5000 copies, some in the maroon and pink cloth and some like the present volume, in the dark blue-green binding (May 1886). with very minor wear at spine ends. Bookplate on the front pastedown. Issued in America, this issue precedes the British issue. scattered light foxing to first few leaves; a very good, or better copy.. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Collected Works

      Ellis and Scrutton, London,, 1886. Edited with a preface and notes by William M. Rossetti. 2 volumes in 4, large octavo. Original japon backed blue boards, white paper title label to each spine, pages uncut. Frontispiece portrait of the author to first volume. Small blot to title page of the first part, light crease at corner of the frontispiece, mild browning to the terminal leaves in each volume, tips of the odd board a trifle rubbed, scuff to upper board of the fourth part, spines a little tanned and with the occasional nibble to the heads and tails. An excellent set. First edition, large paper issue. Limited to just 25 copies printed on handmade paper and bound in four parts. With a note in pencil on the front free endpaper dated March 1887 stating this to have been the first set delivered to the publishers and given by one of them - Albert Ellis - to the writer of the note.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Chess Montly

      London: Jas Wade, 1886-1887 iv+380 pages with illustrations, diagrams, tables, and index. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 6 1/4") bound in half brown leather with gilt lettering to spine and blue marbled boards. From the library of Dino Ruggieri. Volume VIII (8). (Betts: 7-25). First edition.The Chess Monthly of Great Britain was one of the first to give properly annotated games. The principal editor, Leopold Hoffer, was helped enormously by having J H Zukertort as co-editor until his death in 1888. There were four regular sections: news, annotated games, problems and endgames. In addition, Hoffer carried on a profoundly bitter feud with his one-time benefactor, Steinitz. This publication should not be confused with The Chess Monthly published in the United States which was short lived from 1857-1862 and edited by Fiske and Morphy.Dino Ruggieri was born in, Pigüé a small city in the Buenos Aires province, October 22, 1921. His parents were both Italians, natives of Porto D'Ascoli. In their early years in Argentina, the Ruggieri?s family lived in the country, located about 45 miles from Pigüé. The family was engaged in agriculture. When Ruggieri was 8, his father purchased a home in Pigüé, where he lived until 2008. In 1938 he was involved in an accident and he was transferred to Buenos Aires for recovery. This was the beginning of his hobby of chess, both as a player over the board and by correspondence, but as well as a major collector of chess materials. After his recovery he became a prominent local chess player and very good representative in postal chess, where he represented Argentina in matches against Italy, Yugoslavia, Holland and other countries. He was using the correspondence with his rivals to offer exchanges. Ruggieri was related to Mr Niemeijer and soon began exchanging materials and making important purchases. He also had frequent contacts with Gregorio Lastra, Normando Ivaldi, Gaspar Soria and Carlos De Veyga, all known collectors of chess. He died in 2009 at the age of 88.Condition:Corners bumped, Ruggieri's stamp to front end paper, some foxing else a very good copy of a scarce item.

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        The Chess Monthly

      Jas Wade, London 1886 - iv+380 pages with illustrations, diagrams, tables, and index. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 6 1/4") bound in three quarter brown cloth with gilt lettering and cream label to spine and cream colored boards. From the library of Dino Ruggieri. Volume VII (7). (Betts: 7-25). First edition. The Chess Monthly of Great Britain was one of the first to give properly annotated games. The principal editor, Leopold Hoffer, was helped enormously by having J H Zukertort as co-editor until his death in 1888. There were four regular sections: news, annotated games, problems and endgames. In addition, Hoffer carried on a profoundly bitter feud with his one-time benefactor, Steinitz. This publication should not be confused with The Chess Monthly published in the United States which was short lived from 1857-1862 and edited by Fiske and Morphy. Dino Ruggieri was born in, Pigüé a small city in the Buenos Aires province, October 22, 1921. His parents were both Italians, natives of Porto D'Ascoli. In their early years in Argentina, the Ruggieri’s family lived in the country, located about 45 miles from Pigüé. The family was engaged in agriculture. When Ruggieri was 8, his father purchased a home in Pigüé, where he lived until 2008. In 1938 he was involved in an accident and he was transferred to Buenos Aires for recovery. This was the beginning of his hobby of chess, both as a player over the board and by correspondence, but as well as a major collector of chess materials. After his recovery he became a prominent local chess player and very good representative in postal chess, where he represented Argentina in matches against Italy, Yugoslavia, Holland and other countries. He was using the correspondence with his rivals to offer exchanges. Ruggieri was related to Mr Niemeijer and soon began exchanging materials and making important purchases. He also had frequent contacts with Gregorio Lastra, Normando Ivaldi, Gaspar Soria and Carlos De Veyga, all known collectors of chess. He died in 2009 at the age of 88. Condition: Ruggieri's stamp to front end paper, some foxing, heavy damage to front cover and spine, hole through front board heal affecting pages through 192, a very good copy of a scarce item. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc.]
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        Fables. Avec Les Figures d'Oudry. Reimpression De l'Edition Desaint et Saillant, 1755 (4 Vols.)

      Levy, Paris 1886 - 4to - over 9¾. Book. 1886 - 1887. With hundreds of engraved plates by Oudry. One of 100 numbered sets on "papier verge de la cuve", with double suite of plates on papier de Chine. Contemporary roan-backed boards, original wrappers bound into each of 4 vols. Some rubbing to binding. Minor foxing and soilage scattered through volumes. Overall very good or better. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Lawn-Tennis

      "Pastime" Office, London 1886 - "Lawn-Tennis./By/James Dwight./[device]/Publishers:/"Pastime" Office, 28 Paternoster Row;/Simpkin, Marshall, & Co., Stationers' Hall/Court, London;/and/Wright & Ditson, Boston, U.S.A." No date (1886). Pages [viii], 94, 8 page catalogue at rear [95-101] , followed by last leaf [102]. Original green cloth, decorated in gilt and black on spine and front board. Original light grey floral endpapers. Some slight wear on spine at hinges; cloth on back board slightly lifting in places. Rear endpaper partially split at inner hinge; previous owner's name pencilled in on dedication page ("John S. Hincks Jnr 23rd Sept 1887") however overall a really quite good copy of this, now scarce, item. The advertisements are particularly attractive. Scans available on request. Please note we only ship by airmail for orders out of UK. Offered by Winchester Antiquarian Books: selling books from a real bookshop since 1990; Our reputation is your guarantee! Please order through ABE for a fast and efficient service. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Legatura in velluto rosso.

      Neapoli, De Angelis, 1886 - Cm.30x22. Contiene: Orationes et Preces pro opportunitate decendae ante benedictionem SS.Sacramenti ex missali et rituali romano depromptae. Neapoli, De Angelis, MDCCCLXXXVI. Pp.53, 6n.nn. Vedi foto allegate. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: CASELLA STUDIO BIBLIOGRAFICO ALAI-ILAB]
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        A Fishery Imbroglio. Treating of a Question in the Domain of Intersexual Politics. A Sketch

      [New York: Printed at the Gilliss Brothers & Turnure The Art Age Press 75-79 Fulton Street, 1886] - Whimsical look at Boston courtship in angling metaphors, ranging from the Nova Scotia fisheries to Izaac Walton's gentle art, being the adventures of Mrs. Hackle Brown, widow, as she goes fishing along "the sacred limits of these precincts called the 'Diamond rock,' for here the ladies do all the wooing. Many a dainty rod lands many a foolish fish -- flapping its ineffectual gills, and gasping to its fishy death in the dank weeds at the feet of Izaak's fair disciples." First edition. 8vo. With three illustrations. 63, [1] pp. Cream cloth, side sewn, with a angling fly embedded in front cover (hackles worn away), back cover with tangle of hooks in gilt, minor foxing. Bruns W170 ("Rare") [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Fauntleroy and the Greenaway Girl

      (N.p. c. 1886) - A signed original drawing in ink over pencil by Birch, who is best known for illustrating Burnett’s classic work for children, Little Lord Fauntleroy, published in 1886. Fauntleroy is immediately recognizable in his plumed hat and lace-trimmed velvet suit, standing near a little girl in a costume typical of Kate Greenaway’s illustrations. Above is a scroll saying "Wishes," and a wishbone. This drawing never appeared in the book. The artist has erased and drawn over the original outline of the girl’s figure. On the back the words "The Birch Boy and the Greenaway Girl" are crossed out and replaced with "Fauntleroy and the Greenaway Girl." On wove paper, 17 by 19 inches, matted. Slight chipping to top edge, else fine. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        SALAMBO. Translated by J.S. Chartres. [also known as Salammbo].

      Vizetelly & Co.,, Paris 1886 - Flaubert, Gustave. SALAMBO. Translated by J.S. Chartres. [also known as Salammbo]. London: Vizetelly & Co., 1886. First English edition, & First Edition in English (a different English translation was published by Saxon in the same year). 8vo., pp xvi + 360 + 24 adverts at rear. Rust boards with gilt titling & decorations to spine & upper board, blind-stamped decoration & borders to lower board, title in black within gold decoration. Pale blue endpapers. Tissue-guarded portrait of the author etched by Bocourt. Text block clean & free of blemish, a couple of preliminaries including the half title slightly darkened as always. An exceptionally bright fresh copy. Seldom seen as such. Vizetelly published Madame Bovary in the same format. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Salammbo [also known as Salambo]

      Saxon and Company, London 1886 - First English edition (a different English translation was published by Vizetelly in the same year). Translated (here described as "Englished") by M. French Sheldon. Small, contemporary owner name on the title page, some scattered foxing to the text, else a fine copy. An exotic novel of ancient Carthage that belongs in the second rank of the author's work behind *Madame Bovary*. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        A Monograph of the Genus Crocus.

      - London, Dulau and Co., 1886. 4to (310 x 250mm). pp. viii, 326, xx , (10), with 1 double page coloured map, 81 fine handcoloured lithographed plates after drawings by the author and numerous woodcut vignettes of views. Contemporary olive green morocco, covers with gilt border and fleurons at corners, richly gilt spine in 6 compartments, gilt edges, inner dentelles (lower corners a bit pumbed). A beautifully bound copy of the finest work ever published on the Genus Crocus. "George Maw (1839-1912) was the industrious author and illustrator of his great 'Monograph of the Genus Crocus' (1886). A many-sided and remarkable man, Maw was not a botanist by profession but a chemist and geologist, a manufacturer of encaustic tiles at Broseley, Staffs. His monograph, the result of ten years of inquiry, was the most complete work of its kind that has been published on any genus. The plates of this work are marvels of comprehensive detail and put to shame those of many more skilled draughtmen. From a botanical point of view this work is a landmark."(Blunt & Stearn p. 277 & 279). Maw collected in the Near East and North Africa. Plate 17 was never published.An interesting association copy. On free endpaper the following has been written: "To Charles Maw from his affectionate cousin. The author. Benthall, Kenley Surrey Oct. 1886"Nissen BBI, 1316; Stafleu & Cowan 5721. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        New South Wales. Railway Bridges Inquiry Commission. Report to the Royal Commission . to inquire into the stability of certain iron bridges . together with minutes of evidence, diagrams and appendices.

      - Sydney, Govt. Printer 1886. Foolscap folio half calf (rebacked); 74,[2],144pp, 51 plates, including four original photos of locomotives, diagrams &c (many folding); extra illustrated with 18 original photos of bridges (one double page and three quite long panoramas). Some spots and a minor defect in the gutter of one leaf. A good report, rare enough in any shape, this is one of few special copies made up for those close to the commission - this was M.B. Halligan's, the draftsman to the commission, presented to him by the President, G.A. Morell. These extra photographs are mounted on light card with printed descriptions, one (folded to double page) is a large and much earlier photo of the Menangle Bridge under construction in 1863 (the first large railway bridge constructed in New South Wales). This is paired with a contemporary panoramic view of the bridge. The Commission was sparked by a vitriolic exchange between the engineer in charge of the lines, George Cowdery who was repairing bridges he regarded as defective, and the Engineer-in-Chief John Whitton, who not only considered the bridges safe but claimed that Cowdery's reriveting was 'injurious' to the stability of the bridges. With public safety and confidence at stake four of the country's most expert engineers were called in - Morell, Kernot, Courtney and Warren - who then embarked upon extensive inspections and testing of bridges throughout the state. Their findings were reasonably comforting: the public could feel confident that the bridges weren't going to collapse - the defects were relatively minor - and in a series of specific reports they deal with each bridge and gave general instructions for administration and maintenance. Neither Cowdery nor Whitton emerged completely in the right; they both had their knuckles gently rapped and were more or less told to grow up and work together more responsibly. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Richard Neylon]
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        THE ARCHIPELAGO ON FIRE

      Samson Low 1886 - First English edition. Original pictorial cloth with gilt titles to spine and upper cover. All edges gilt. AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed on the half title "A monsieur James Young / hommage de l'auteur / Jules Verne / Amian, Juin 1902" A very good copy that has tender hinges and split to the front joint. Verne presentations are particularly rare in the English editions [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        MADAME BOVARY - PROVINCIAL MANNERS

      Vizetelly & Co., London 1886 - Blue-green cloth with gilt decorations and black lettering on cover. Gilt lettering and decorations on spine. Blind-stamped border and logo on rear cover. Frontispiece and four other black and white plates. Headpieces and tailpieces. 383 pages plus a 22-page illustrated publisher's catalog. From the library of Thomas Bird Mosher, with part of his bookplate still on the front endpaper and his name in pencil ("Thomas B. Mosher/ November 1886") at the top of the half-title page. (I shared photo images with the bibliographer of the Mosher Press, Philip R. Bishop, and he affirmed that the remnant of the bookplate is that of Thomas Bird Mosher and that the signature is most likely Mosher's. Mr. Bishop's records also show that Mosher had a copy of this book in his library. Google the Mosher Press Website for more information on this small but influential press.) Gilt on front cover still bright but spine is dulled and darkened. Front free endpaper disbound and worn along part of front edge. Hinges cracked. One gather loosening. Preliminaries foxed. Page margins very slightly darkened. Spine definitely rolled. Moderate wear to all edges. Generalized scuffing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Warren Berry]
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        Petit Mois de Sainte Joseph. Together with: Petit Mois du Sacré-Coeur and Petit Mois de Marie.

      Limoges Dalpayrat et Depelley (1886) - Three 16mo. volumes, each with an engraved frontispiece of Christ on the Cross. 124; 124; 124pp. The text blocks are bordered on two sides by engraved devices with a floral and animal motif. The first and third volumes are beautifully bound in blue morocco with strips of red onlay to both boards, while the second volume is in brown morocco with blue onlays. The boards and dentelles bear intricate gilt-tooled decorations, and the spines are ornamented with gilt floral devices in four compartments; a fifth compartment is lettered in gilt. The blue or red endpapers are printed with patterns in gold. Very fine. A.e.g. Housed in a black hardshell case fitted with a cloth-lined tray consisting of three compartments, one for each book, with a rope border; the underside of the box's cover is cloth lined as well, and padded. Box with a push-button clasp and thin gilt border to top cover. Some slight chipping to edges and corners of box, else a handsome accompaniment to these lovely volumes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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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]. 'Two Hundred and Twenty-Fifth Thousand' - 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'ambert, plus further ads for Imperial Grenade and Liebig Company's delightful sounding 'Extract of Meat'. Wrappers a little nicked and creased, and chipped at head and base of spine. Quite a bright copy. The author'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's 'A Study in Scarlet' (Conan Doyle was somewhat dismissive of it, but Hume's book still outsold his significantly).. Soft cover. Very Good.

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        John Dunn, Cetywayo, and the Three Generals

      Pietermaritzburg: Printed by the Natal Printing & Publishing Company (Limited),, 1886. Edited by D.C.F. Moodie. Pietermaritzburg, Natal, May, 1886. Octavo (208 × 130 mm). Near contemporary black skiver-backed green linen boards. Rubbed at the extremities, the corners and fore-edges through, spine scuffed and chipped at the head, browned and spotted throughout, last leaf crudely repaired, and a couple of other leaves with minor stamp-paper repairs, about very good. First edition. Uncommon, not on BLPC, COPAC has copies at Oxford and Cambridge only, well-represented in South Africa on OCLC with ten copies, but just 6 in the US. This copy with the ownership inscription of Harriet Colenso, eldest daughter of John William Colenso, the first bishop of Natal. Her "devoted support" (ODNB) for him during his life had earned her her best-known Zulu name uDhledhlwe - walking stick - and on his death in 1883, Harriet "became the acknowledged family leader" and inheritor of his rôle as the leading European advocate of the rights of the Zulu people. "Radical historians are impatient of white missionaries, and it is disconcerting for the Church of the Province of South Africa, so vigourously critical of twentieth-century apartheid, to recall what was shabby in the way the Colensos were treated earlier. In addition, current political perspectives blur the image of the Colensos, especially Harriette: Zulu loyalists appear reluctant to recognize the role of a white woman in fostering Zulu nationality. On the other hand, opponents of political movements based on ethnicity are uneasy about the way the Colensos praised Zulu national identity. In their own view the Colensos were simply loyal to their father's memory and his commitment 'to love righteousness and deal justly'." Dunn's work is a self-justificatory account of events surrounding the Anglo-Zulu War. Known as the "White Chief of the Zulu,." after the annexation of the country by the British, his kraal Emangete was recognised as a native reserve. The tone of the piece can be inferred from comments in the Editor's Preface - Bulwer, " … the hesitant and timid tool of a set of vacillating, invertebrate, weak-kneed and unprincipled political poltroons…;" " … a Liberal Government under Gladstone, who seemed and seem to revel in heartlessly abandoning devoted loyalists." Dunn was requested to deliver Bulwer's ultimatum to Cetewayo but refused, a copy was left with him however and the text is reprinted here in full. Mendelssohn draws attention to the less controversial aspects of the book; "there is a great deal of information in the volume, and the notes on the sport of the country, and the instructions to hunters, are particularly interesting" with which Czech concurs noting "two chapters on his hunts after buffalo, rhinoceros, hippo, lion, kudu, and various other antelopes, and also an interesting section of hunting bushbuck and other game with Zulu chief Cetywayo." Rarely encountered, and here with a superb provenance.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Le Canal De Panama l' Isthme Américain Explorations; Comparaisons Des Tracés Étudiés Négociations; Etat Des travaux.

      Librairie Hachette, Paris 1886 - Un volume de 396 pp.- reliure en demi-chagrin à coins rouge, de Charles Magnier. dos à nerfs orné; titre doré. Un coin lég. émoussé. Ouvrage contenant une grande carte de l' isthme colombien, un plan panoramique du canal de Panama supposé achevé, un tableau synoptique des divers projets dressés spécialement par Lucien N B Wyse; et 90 gravures sur bois. L. Wyse était commandant des expéditions envoyées au Darien, à San Blas, au Nicaragua et à Panama en 1876-77 et 78; chargé de missions en Amérique en 1879-80-81-84 et 85; auteur du traité définitifde concession accordé à Bogota par le gouvernement colombien; du contrat passé à New-York avec la compagnie du chemin de fer de Colon au Pacifique ainsi que du projet de canal interocéanique adopté par le Congrès international de Paris de 1879 en cours d' execution, etc.etc. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Ancienne Dornier]
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        Les cantilènes.

      Léon Vanier 1886 - - Léon Vanier, Paris 1886, 12x19cm, relié. - Edition originale sur papier courant, il n'a été tiré que 12 Hollande en grands papiers. Reliure en plein maroquin janséniste bordeaux, dos à quatre nerfs, triples encadrements de filets dorés sur les gardes, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos défraîchi conservés, toutes tranches dorées, élégante reliure signée de Georges Cretté. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur au compositeur et professeur de musique Gaston Vallin. Provenance : des bibliothèques Raoul Simonson et Jean Lebrun avec leurs ex-libris encollés au verso du premier plat de reliure. Bel exemplaire parfaitement établi. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Exploration dans la presqu'île malaise (royaume de Pérak & de Patani)

      Imprimerie générale A. Lahure 1886 - reliure demi cuir, pièce de titre, couvertures et dos conservées. Présent en Malaisie en 1884-1885, J. de Morgan (ancien élève de l’école des mines) s'occupe de l'exploitation de mines d'étain. A la demande des autorités britanniques, il explore le pays pour faire une carte et une étude géologique. Il en profite pour rassembler des collections de papillons, mollusques et herbes. Il étudie aussi les moeurs des tribus locales, et leurs langues. Sa mission est un échec financier personnel, mais il publie largement ses découvertes et devient officier des Palmes académiques. L'ouvrage est découpé en plusieurs parties avec des pagination indépendantes : historique de la presqu'île malaise (16p + 1 carte) - journal de voyage (72p) - linguistique (48p) - l'âge de la pierre polie dans la presqu'île malaise (4p) - ethnographie, Négritos de la presqu'île malaise (74p en plusieurs parties, extraits de "l'homme" journal des sciences anthropologiques, desins et cartes dans le texte) - E. Simon, arachnides recueillis par de Morgan (18p) - molluques terrestres & fluviatiles du royaume de Pérak (80p + 7pl gravées) - R. Zeiller, botanique, fougères recueillis par de Morgan (12p) - note sur la géologie et sur l'industrie minière (80p + 3pl) - rapport sur les mines d'étainde la vallée de Klian Lalang (44p + 1carte). Bon état malgré les tranches des plats frottées, coins usés, reliure solide.

      [Bookseller: Tant qu'il y aura des livres]
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