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

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

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

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

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        Kritisk förteckning öfver de i Riksmuseum befintliga salmonider.

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

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

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

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        Map of Jersey City and Hoboken, Hudson County N.J

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

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        Los precursores.

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

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        1886 INTIMATE TYPED LETTER SIGNED [TLS] BY FAMED JEWISH INTELLECTUAL, LECTURER, SOCIAL REFORMER AND RELIGIOUS LEADER TO HIS FRIEND NOTED LINCOLN PORTRAIT ARTIST DOUGLAS VOLK

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

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

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

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

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

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        Songs of Sleepy Hollow and Other Poems [Signed]

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

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        Cinderella and the two gifts

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

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        (London Suburbs)

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

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

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

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        L'esprit allemand. Etude d'après la langue et les proverbes avec la traduction de plus de 1200 proverbes allemands.

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

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        History of the Church of God, From the Creation to A.D. 1885; Including Especially the History of the Kehukee Primitive Baptist Association.

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

      [Bookseller: Harry Alter]
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        Nos oiseaux

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

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

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

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        The Works.

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

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        ANNA KARÉNINA

      NY: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., (1886) - First Edition in English, in its eight parts, of this internationally beloved classic, translated by Nathan Haskell Dole. A scarce and highly sought after title. An absolutely stunning example. Bound to style in luxurious full Royal Purple oasis morocco leather. Topedge gilt, matching purple marbled endpapers, raised bands, gilt titles with elaborate gilt foliate decoration. Basis of course for the newest film adaptation, directed by Joe Wright and starring Keira Knightly and Jude Law. This exceptional copy, a glorious literary collectible. Another copy presently available with each of the same points, this one in radiant full orange oasis morocco. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LE COSTUME HISTORIQUE. Types principaux du vêtement et de la parure. Paris, Imprimeurs de l’Institut, 1886.

      - "Petite edition" in 6 voll. Ril. in tela recente, taglio sup. in oro, cm 24x21, 500 tavv di cui 300 in cromolitografia. Ottimo esempl.

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        Nord Contre Sud

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

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        L'Epave du Cynthia

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

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        Sketches in the Soudan

      R.H. Porter, London 1886 - Grey pictorial boards rather grubby . Some foxing to epps but internally clean. Signed by author to dedication page and by owner neatly on title page. Illustrated with 34 colour plates. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Lettre autographe signée

      - RIVERA Diego (1886-1957), peintre mexicain. Lettre autographe signée en espagnol. S.l.n.d. 2 p. in-24 au crayon de papier. 2 télégrammes adressés à Mrs Frances Flynn en anglais, 14 octobre 1932 et 20 avril 1930. 1 p. in-4 oblong chacun et une enveloppe autographe. Les deux télégrammes adressés à Mrs Frances Flynn, célèbre galeriste de New York parlent de Detroit et des fresques Detroit industry que Rivera commencera à peindre en janvier 1932 pour le Detroit Institute of Arts (un des plus grands musées des Etats-Unis), fresques majeures dans l¿art du peintre et pour l¿histoire de la peinture américaine. Dans le premier, il parle de son exposition de 1931 à organiser le plus rapidement possible et pour laquelle il indique que chaque peinture doit être vendue 1000 $. La lettre quant à elle parle de jeunes qu¿il est allé voir à Mexico et dont l¿art est intéressant, il souhaite organiser une réunion de travail avec eux. Très rare réunion.

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        Celtic Scotland: A History of Ancient Alban Three Volumes; Volume I: History and Ethnology, Volume II: Church and Culture, Volume III: Land and People [3 Volumes]

      Published by David Douglas, Edinburgh Second Corrected Edition . 3 Volumes Complete. 1886. - Matching hard back binding in publisher's original olive green cloth covers, gilt lettering to the spines, dark green paper end papers. 8vo 9½'' x 6¼'' xviii, 509, i; xx, 510, i; xvi, 530, i [pp]. Ten full-page colour maps. Corners sharp and pointed, without any foxing, spine tips turned-in, spines not faded and in Very Good clean, bright and square condition, clean honest set. Member of the P.B.F.A. SCOTLAND [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTOIRE DE LA VERRERIE ET DE L'EMAILLERIE.

      Alfred Mame et Fils, Tours 1886 - vii, 573p. Illustrated, including four plates in chromolithography by Lemercier. Very large 8vo. In a fabulous binding of full tan crushed morocco with silk endpapers, a.e.g., the spine and covers with many patterns of flowers and trailing vines in gilt and five onlaid colors. The binding color was originally a soft green, as this color is retained on the rear cover only. But for the color variation notes, quite fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Romance of the Three Rs, A

      1886. first edition. Reading, WRiting, and ARithmeticA Pegasus to all Little Passengers Aspiring to Run, and Read, or Write"CRANE, Walter. A Romance of the Three Rs. Penned & Pictured by Walter Crane. London: Marcus Ward & Co., Limd., 1886. First 'collected' edition containing Little Queen Anne, and Her Majesty's Letters; Pothooks & Perseverance or the A.B.C. serpent & Square; [and] Slateandpencilvania: Being the Adventures of Dick on a Desert Island. Quarto (8 5/8 x 8 5/8 inches; 219 x 219 mm.). [80] pp. Four color pictorial title-pages, seventy-two full page color illustrations and four monotone illustrations. Publishers pictorial boards decorated in blue and brown. Pictorial end-papers printed in pink. Spine ends a little chipped, light rubbing to board extremities, but still an excellent copy. "Of the three books composing this volume, which can also be had separately, "Slate-And-Pencilvania" appeared last year. It was originally intended to issue them together, but it has not been found practicable to complete the set until now. If my hobby-horses serve in any degree to help little folks over the rough stones of the road to Reading, WRiting, and ARithmetic, or afford pleasant pastime by the way, they will not have been ridden in vain. At any rate, if wishes were horses, this book should be, in the spirit of its cover-device, a Pegasus to all little passengers aspiring to run, and read, or write. Walter Carne, Sept. 1886" (Preface)."The success and historical relevance of the illustrator Walter Crane (1845-1915) came in no small part from his versatility as an artist, writer, and thinker. A member of the London bourgeoisie, Crane was also an active socialist, and his political belief in the cause of fair labor brought to his Fin-de-Siècle illustrations a self-consciously old-fashioned and moralistic aesthetic. Crane had made a name for himself as early as the 1860s as an illustrator of alphabets and nursery rhymes for small children. Later in his career, he combined his whimsical style of children’s illustration with his newer identity as a socialist. Often working in wood block illustrations and incorporating thematic elements evocative of simpler times, he created children’s illustrations with implicit socialist messages. By combining his two most celebrated careers, Crane collapsed the genres into one politicized paradigm, breaking down boundaries of genre and opening political dialogue in new spheres."By 1865 the young Walter Crane, son of the portrait painter Thomas Crane, had already begun a successful career as an illustrator of toy books, beautiful and elaborate publications for small children that had an explosive golden age during the second half of the nineteenth century. Crane, with Kate Greenaway and Randolph Caldecott, was one of their most celebrated illustrators. His career would take many turns, but he would never shed his reputation for his children’s books" (Beinecke Library).Engen, p. 99.

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        Durch Central-Brasilien. Expedition zur Erforschung des Schingú im Jahre 1884.

      Leipzig. F.A. Brockhaus, 1886. - 4°. 27,4 x 19,7 cm. XII;372, eine Faltkarte Seiten, Vorwort von Karl von den Steinen, In gutem Zustand. das Rückenschild etwas berieben und mit kleinen Randanrissen, der Buchblock sauber und frisch. mit über 100 Text- und Separatbildern von Wilhelm von den Steinen, 12 Separatbildern von Johannes Gehrts, einer Spezialkarte des Schingústroms von Dr. Otto Clauss, einer ethnographischen Kartenskizze und einer Übersichtskarte. Einband mit Marmorpapierbezug, kleinen Leinenecken und Rückenschild, Dreiseitenrotschnitt, Hardcover in Halbleinwand, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Also Sprach Zarathustra

      Leipzig: E. W. Fritzsch, 1886. First Edition. Half Calf. Fine. 8vo, 24 by 16 cm, 9.25 by 6.50 inches. 114, [4], 113, [4], 117 pp. First edition, second issue, in which the first three of four parts of Nietzsche's abstract novel were collected, with new title page printed by C. G. Roder, and published in late 1886. With all points mentioned by William H. Schaberg in "The Nietzsche Canon", p. 218 other than wraps now replaced with very handsome half calf over gray boards binding, and in part three, leaf with Inhalt (table of contents or p. 119) not included. In essence, the parts herein are probably of the first issue other than the addition of half-titles and the like. For instance, the "1" on the bottom of the first page of Part III was weak or non-existent in many copies of its first issue and thus is the case here. Extremely scarce early Nietzsche in any state, owing to the checkered, conflict-ridden publishing history of this and other works by Nietzsche. It was during the issuance of "Also Sprach Zarathustra" that Nietzsche had a complete falling out with his publisher, Ernst Schmeitzner, who issued the first three installments of the work separately between 1883 and 1884, before going bankrupt in 1886. Fritzsch, who had published for Nietzsche earlier, ended up buying up the full Nietzsche catalog and stock from Schmeitzner and was the first to issue the three parts together in 1886. (The fourth and final installment of "Zarathustra" was first distributed in May 1885 (45 copies) but was not issued to the public until March 1892.) Other than one small stain on rear cover and a light scuff here or there, the half calf over boards is in fine condition. A few minor chips on original title page, and since all leaves were not cut even, there are inevitable tiny closed tears or chips on those leaves that protrude ever so slightly more than the others. Some browning of leaves, most pronounced on the title. Otherwise tight and clean.

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        High Life and Towers of Silence

      London: Sampson Low, Marstion, Searle,& Rivington 1886, 1st Edition. () xii,195,25pp. Near fine. Original Green decorated cloth. Frontis port. Of Edouard Cupelin. 7 full page illustrations. Overall a very attractive clean copy in the prefered decorated binding. Neate 446 Early Mountaineering classic by a women..

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        The Mysteries of Magic: A Digest of the Writings of Eliphas Levi

      George Redway, London 1886 - Blue cloth gilt lettered on spine with gilt "pentacle of Faust" on front panel. 349 pp with 16 pp of ads. Superb copy with edgewear only. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Israfel Letters Visions and Poems

      E. W. Allen, London 1886 - Very good, with darkened spine, and soiled bevelled boards. Prev. owner name, and bookseller stamp on ffep. Presentation copy, inscribed " M A More from the author 1889 " but without a signature. Very scarce thus. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Stammtafeln des Adels des Grossherzogthums Baden. Ein neu bearbeitetes Adelsbuch von E. von der Becke -Klüchtzner].

      [Weber und Kölblin 1886]. - FL0410 36, 5 cm x 28,5 cm. Neuerer schwarzer Halbleinenband mit Resten eines handschriftlichen Rückenschildes. Auf der Vorwortseite mit einem Bibliotheksstempel und Signaturen, keine weiteren Kennzeichnungen. Titelei FEHLT! Seiten 5-631 , teilweise mit a- und b-Nummern. Seiten 5-54 und Seiten 589-631 aufwendig vom Restaurator wiederhergestellt - teils mit kleinen Buchstabenverlusten. Diverse kleine Einrisse auf weiteren Seiten ausgebessert. Handschriftliche Ergänzungen auf den Seiten 146, 195, 276, 277, 278, 280, 387, 453, 460, 506 und 571. Geringer Textverlust auf S. 114 durch eine Seitenverklebung. Geringe Anzahl von Seiten mit kleineren Stockflecken. Sonst gutes Expl. Mit schwarz und rot gedruckten Wappen der jeweiligen Adelsgeschlechter, reich verziert mit Vignetten (teils figürliche Darstellungen). Umfangreiches Adelsregister mit Stammbäumen, alphabetisch geordnet mit Angaben von Konfessionen, Berufen, Sterbegründen (erlittene Verletzungen), Erhalt von Wappen und Adelstiteln, Beförderungen und militärischen Rängen. 4000

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        LA CAZA EN TODOS LOS PAÍSES Y A TRAVÉS DE LOS SIGLOS (4 vols.)

      Elías y Cía, Barcelona 1886 - Historia de la caza mayor y menor, perros y caballos de caza, fiestas cinegéticas, parques, cotos, sitios reales de caza, armas, trajes, arreos de caza, coches, trenes, legislación, bellas artes, industria, narraciones y aventuras de cazadores, etc., etc. Barcelona, Elías y Cía Editores, [1886]. Folio M. Lomos en piel bellamente decorados con hierros románticos, planos decorados con motivos cinegéticos en color oro sobre fondo rojo . 4 vols. en 2 estuches de dos senos cada uno. Cortes tintados en rojo. VOLUMEN 1º: - Introducción, VIII p. "Historia general de la caza". 160 p., 2 h. de índice, 21 láminas a toda plana fuera de texto, algunas de ellas dobles e infinidad de grabados entre texto. / VOLUMEN 2º: - "Caza mayor y menor", 296 p., 2 h. de índice. 19 láminas a toda plana fuera de texto, algunas de ellas dobles e infinidad de grabados entre texto. / VOLUMEN 3º: - "Caza mayor y menor". 364 p., 2 h. de índice, 27 láminas a toda plana fuera de texto, algunas de ellas dobles e infinidad de grabados entre texto. / VOLUMEN 4º: - "Caza mayor y menor". 120 p., 2 h. de índice, 15 láminas a toda plana fuera de texto, algunas de ellas dobles e infinidad de grabados entre texto. Junto a este tomo esta el libro de LA PESCA en todos los paises. 2ª parte de LA CAZA escrita igualmente por el Capitán Robert Campwell. Barcelona, A. Elias y Cª. 138 p., 1 h., 13 láminas dobles y muchísimas láminas e ilustraciones entre el texto. - Escrita a dos columnas. Bonitas capitulares al comienzo de cada capítulo. Obra única en su género escrita por el Capitán Robert Campwell y traducida del inglés y adicionada de las más notables obras venatorias y cinegéticas publicadas en España y en el extranjero por D. Luis de Bustamante y Ríos. Los cuatro volúmenes tienen infinidad de magníficas ilustraciones entre texto, muchas a toda plana y otras a doble plana. Es una obra monumental no superada aún en su género. Espléndido ejemplar con restauraciones y ligeras imperfecciones sobre hojas secundarias que no afectan al texto. Muchas de las láminas dobles están escartivanadas al centro, con lo cual el libro las conserva espléndidamente. Dedicatoria manuscrita del antiguo poseedor. [Palau 41683; Huagón 52. Castellano 277]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bar Harbor Mt. Desert Island Maine.

      Portland, ME 1886 - Two-stone lithograph. Few marginal mends; small duplicate stamp lower right margin; excellent to fine of this kind. A rare and beautiful view of Bar Harbor and Mt. Desert Island, evoked at the time when it was a favored summer resort of the elite of the Gilded Age. It was only one of three views of the area produced in the 19th century according to Reps and the only one published in Maine. Bar Harbor¿s sprawling hotels, clubs and mansions are prominently seen in the view, which depicts the town from the south from above Bar Island. The view also effectively portrays the town¿s dramatic natural setting with its promontory-like location and with Cadillac Mountain in background. There are, in addition, charming period details such as a locomotive chugging near the top of the mountain and an arriving paddlewheel ferry fully laden with passengers. G.W. Morris was a Portland publisher of books, postcards and other images depicting the many charms of northern New England. Reps attributes to him just the present view and one of Peak¿s Island, Maine, also printed by George Walker and issued in 1886. Walker¿s firm was established in 1882 and operated well into the 20th century. An advertisement in the 1882 Boston Business Directory describes the company as ¿publishers and lithographers,¿ doing ¿engraving in all its branches, map engraving and photo-lithographing.¿ Among other things, Walker issued an important atlas of Massachusetts, separate maps of Boston and its metropolitan area, and birds-eye views of tourist destinations such as Bar Harbor, Edgartown, and Lake Sunapee. This example of the view has a most interesting history. Apparently it was one of the copies deposited for copyright with the Library of Congress and was de-accessioned in recent years as a duplicate. The duplicate stamp is visible in the lower right corner, and with a lens one can just make out traces of the original deposit stamp. Reps, M.Views and Viewmakers, #1180 lists four examples of the view (Library of Congress, Bar Harbor Historical Society and elsewhere). OCLC #5447748 identifies two additional examples at the University of Illinois and Penn State.

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        Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out. A Sequel to "Little Men"

      Boston: Roberts Brothers 1886 - 12mo., green cloth with blindstamped cover design lettered in gilt. First edition, first state, with sheets bulking 1 16th inches. (BAL 211). From the library of Maxwell Steinhardt, with the New York philanthropist, lawyer, and bibliophile's bookplate on the front pastedown, which was designed by the noted artist Rockwell Kent. A lovely copy of a literary classic with a distinguished provenance [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pompei. Dipinti murali scelti. Insieme a: Nuovi scavi casa dei Vetii. Appendice ai dipinti murali.

      Richter e C.,, Napoli, 1886 - Due cartelle di cm. 60. La prima: pp. x, 20 + 20 tavole f.t.; la seconda: frontespizio illustrato, pp. (10) di testo esplicativo, una pianta a piena pagina + 8 tavole f.t. Cartelle edit. in tela con decorazioni policrome e titoli al piatto anteriore. Brossura originale con titoli a stampa preservate all'interno. Poche tracce d'uso esterne, peraltro in ottimo stato di conservazione. Celebre ed affascinante pubblicazione che riproduce con tecnica di stampa di eccellente qualità i dipinti murali pompeiani scoperti nei due secoli precedenti. Le tavole sono incise da Vincenzo Loria e stampate dallo stabilimento tipografico Richter & C. Il risultato ottenuto ebbe i giudizi più lusinghieri dai critici dell'epoca ed in effetti è sorprendentemente efficace. Dall'introduzione del primo volume: "L'esecuzione. é la più accurata e la più splendida, che possa desiderarsi. Le tinte non sono quelle sciupate dall'aria, dal sole e dalle intemperie, ma rendono i toni caldi e vivaci, che brillano sulle pareti di Pompei, appena rimesse a luce; e così anche le lacune vennero coscienziosamente supplite. Il testo è scritto dall'architetto ingegnere Edoardo Cerillo. Egli illustrando con molta dottrina gl'infiniti particolari di quelle decorazioni, e ricercando con grande acume l'unità organica delle varie composizioni, ha pienamente giustificata la fiducia in lui riposta dall'editore. Infatti, trattandosi in massima parte di pitture architettoniche, il difficile compito non poteva essere adempiuto meglio che da un architetto, il quale ha, come lui, un senso squisito dell'arte ed è versato negli studii dell'antichità classica.". Estrememente raro a reperirsi completo dell'appendice che spesso manca o viene addirittura ignorata dalle schede bibliografiche. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Arabian Nights ( Complete in 6 Volumes )

      London: Waterlow & Sons, 1886. Collation, vol 1:xxiii[1]476pp, vol 2:iv+516pp, vol 3:viii+510pp, vol 4:iv+514pp, vol 5:iv+516pp, vol 6:[2]486pp. vols 1&2 photographic frontis of Mr & Mrs Burton. Bound in original green publishers cloth, gilt title lettering and design on spines and top boards, top gilt edges, others rough. Bindings have had some restoration work on head and tail of spines, all bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, some dust marking or spotting to first and last few pages of each volumes. Pages in good very good condition throughout. A very good well bound set.Books measure 15x23cms.A56. Lady Burton's Edition of Her Husbands. Decorative Cloth. Very Good.

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        Fromont jeune et Risler aîné. Pièce en cinq actes tirée du roman de Alfonse Daudet.

      Calmann-Lévy, Paris 1886 - Daudet, Alfonse et A. Belot. Fromont jeune et Risler aîné. Pièce en cinq actes tirée du roman de Alfonse Daudet. Paris, Calmann-Lévy, 1886. in-12. 2 ff.n.ch., 135pp. Broché. Non rogné. Quelques marges brunies. Edition originale de cette pièce basée sur le roman de Daudet du même nom publié en 1874. Un des 25 ex. Num. sur Hollande [seul grand papier]. VICAIRE 111, 46. TALVART et PLACE no. 19J. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Guilty River. Arrowsmith's Christmas Annual 1886.

      Bristol: J. Arrowsmith 1886 - First edition, 12mo., cover title, stiff paper colour wrappers bound in, bound by Stikeman & Co. in brown half morocco ruled in gilt over marbled boards, spine ruled and lettered in gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, on the whole internally clean, a fine set. Sadleir 592; Parrish, pp. 120-121; Wolff 1374. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Bel ensemble de 91 lettres, cartes postales et billets autographes signés.

      - CARCO Francis, François Carcopino-Tusoli, dit (1886- 1958), écrivain. Très belle correspondance inédite adressée à Marc Brésil, entre décembre 1913 et mai 1917. Bel ensemble de 91 lettres, cartes postales et billets autographes signés. 144 p. in-8 et in-12. Cette correspondance couvre, pour l¿essentiel, les années de mobilisation de Carco durant la Première Guerre Mondiale. Intendant des postes, puis boulanger dans un cantonnement près de Besançon, il relate sa vie monotone, tiraillé entre le désir de passer à l¿action et l¿angoisse du « feu ». Cette période est aussi celle d¿intenses travaux littéraires. La genèse de ses oeuvres s¿y profile. On suit ainsi le cheminement difficile des Innocents, qui apporte à Carco la célébrité. Le roman devait paraître au Mercure mais sera publié en 1916 à la renaissance du livre, avec des coupures imposées par la censure. Marc Brésil fut chargé des relations, compliquées, avec les éditeurs. On y voit aussi confirmée la paternité de Carco relative à Badigeon aviateur. A cette prolixité littéraire s¿ajoutent deux autres faits récurrents de la vie de Carco : son inquiétude financière et sa certitude de se faire un nom. Les lettres révèlent donc un écrivain prolixe, s¿inspirant volontiers de son vécu. Carco y évoque régulièrement sa vie intime, partageant avec son correspondant ses aventures amoureuses. On croise notamment Gaby, puis sa première femme Germaine. Rien ne transpire cependant de ses relations avec Katherine Mansfield, pourtant contemporaines de la rédaction des Innocents. La correspondance s¿interrompt pendant la convalescence de Carco, suite à un accident de pilotage. On joint « A un enfant », copie inachevée d¿un poème, des corrections autographes d¿un de ses livres, une enveloppe adressée à Francis Besson, conducteur au 8e Régiment d¿artillerie lourde, une permission de l¿hôpital accordée au même Besson et une lettre tapuscrite signée de Maurice Verue adressée à Marc Brésil.

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        Durch Central-Brasilien. Expedition zur Erforschung des Schingu im Jahre 1884.

      Brockhaus, Leipzig 1886. - XII, 372 Seiten mit 16 (2 gefalteten) Tafeln, 3 gefalt. Tabellen, 3 (2 gefalt.) teilkolorierten Karten u. ca. 100 Holzstichabbildungen. 4°. Rotes Leinen mit Goldprägung. Leichte Gebrsp. Etwas berieben, Rücken verblichen. Innen teils etwas gebräunt u. stockfleckig. 1 Karte leicht eingerissen. Im Ganzen schönes, dekoratives Exemplar. Selten. - Ausführlicher Bericht über v.d. Steinens erste Reise an den Xingu, bei der der erste Kontakt zu den bis dato unbekannten Bakairi- und Kustenau-Indianern entstand.

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        HISTORIA DE LAS CRUZADAS.

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

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        The Japan Punch (June 1886)

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

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        A Travers L'Empire Britannique

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

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

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

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