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        Original photograph.

      [Weimar, 1886]. - 100 x 149 mm on cardboard. The picture by Louis Held, Weimar, shows Liszt in the study of his house at Weimar. Signed on the reverse by his housekeeper. - Somewhat spotty and silverish. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Harper's Young People (33 single issues, 1886 and 1888)

      New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers. (1886; 1888). First. Periodical Magazine. Stitched wrappers. Two consecutive issues from November, 1886 and a near-consecutive run of 31 issues from February-October, 1888. All but four in the original turquoise printed outer wrappers with the subscriber's small name and address label on the front wrap. Includes an 1887 index printed on one uncut octavo sheet. Scattered soiling and chipping to the edges of the wraps, some are split along the spine folds, a few issues lack the rear wrap, very good. A nice collection of Harper's weekly children's magazine, celebrated for publishing the work of America's best illustrators and writers of young adult fiction. Included in this set are the first printed appearances of: "The Three Fortunes" and "The Princess on the Glass Hill," written and illustrated by Howard Pyle, "Five Shares in the Fresh-Air Fund" by James Otis, Rosina Emmet Sherwood's illustrations of "Von Nipkin's Defeat" by Boudinot Colt, and W.A. Rogers illustrations (including the front cover) of "Buster Bill" by May Cooper. The set also includes many other illustrations by Rogers, one front cover illustration by Frederick Stuart Church: "Mr. Bear Had Hearkened Too Long to Evil Counsel," and serialized stories by Kirk Munroe, William O. Stoddard, and others. A scarce set seldom found in the original wrappers. .

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      1886 - THOREAU, Henry David. WALDEN. With an introductory note by Will H. Dircks. (The Camelot Classics series). London: Walter Scott, 1886. First British edition, first printing. 16mo., red cloth-covered boards; xxviii + 336pp. + ads. Two ink signatures at flyleaf, one from 1978 and on 1888. Cloth just beginning to split at upper hinge and worn at spinal ends and slightly soiled overall. This is a very good copy of an uncommon edition. (Borst A22a)

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      London Longmans, Green, and Co. 1886 - First edition, first issue. 8vo, in the original printed wrappers with the date on the bottom of the upper cover changed manually in the publisher's hand. Now housed in a fine morocco backed foldover case, the spine panel beautifully decorated in gilt, rounded and with raised bands. [viii],141, ads. A very good copy. Some evidence of old damp at the edges of the wrappers and to some of the final leaves, expert, unobtrusive and highly sympathetic refurbishment to spine panel, internally quite clean and overall, well preserved. THE TRUE FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. THIS COPY IN THE ORIGINAL PRINTED WRAPPERS WITH DATE CHANGE IN PEN AND EXECUTED BY HAND. Copies in the original wrappers are extremely difficult to obtain. Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh and began studying law at Edinburgh University. He was admitted advocate in 1875, but decided to become a writer. Stevenson was fascinated by Edinburgh street life and developed a Bohemian lifestyle. He soon began travelling due to ill health, in search of a place where he could feel better. After travelling extensively, by 1884, he had also published a good deal. His first two books--Treausre Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde brought him fame. "The theme of dualism and the Doppelgänger recurs in his work, as does an admiration for morally ambiguous heroes or anti-heroes." [Oxf Compan to Lit] These themes are particularly true for this well-known story. Dr. Jekyll, a physician cognizant of the duality of good and evil in his personality and intrigued with the idea of developing these sides separately, into different people, discovers a drug that will help him do so. His alter-ego is called Mr. Hyde and is pure evil, gradually taking over the other side of his personality. Dr. Jekyll eventually loses control of the two sides and is forced to deal with the consequences. "Jekyll and Hyde" is one of Stevenson's most collectible titles. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

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

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        KIDNAPPED: Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751.

      Cassell & Company, Limited, London 1886 - Correct First Edition, First Issue. Frontispiece fold-out map. 8vo., original gilt stamped green cloth, viii, 311, (1), (16)pp. ads dated "5G.4.86". black coated endpapers. Beinecke 378. A very good copy showing moderate use. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        KIDNAPPED; BEING Memoirs Of The Adventures Of David Balfour IN THE YEAR 1751: How he was Kidnapped and Cast away; his Sufferings in a Desert Isle; his Journey in the Wild Highlands; his Acquaintance with ALAN BRECK STEWART and other notorious Highland Jacobites; with all that he Suffered at the hands of his Uncle, EBENEZER BALFOUR OF SHAWS, falsely so-called: Written By Himself, and now set forth BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON.

      Cassell and Company., London: 1886 - London: Cassell and Company. 1886. Small 8vo. 1st edition, 1st issue. 311pp + [1, with advertisement for Treasure Island]. Folding map, coloured in outline (with some light and trivial scattered foxing along perimeter of paper edges). Bound without the additional 16pp. of advertisements. Rebound by Bayntun Riviere in a deluxe scarlet calf binding, with contrasting labels, decorated spine compartments, dated at foot of the spine. Patterned endpapers. All edges gilt. Fine and clean copy. Comes with fitted slipcase. First edition, 1st issue: ""business" instead of "pleasure" on page 40, line 11; "nine o'clock" instead of "twelve o'clock" on page 64, line 1; "Long Islands" instead of "Long Island" on page 101, lines 9/10. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The

      Longmans, Green, London 1886 - Small, slim 8vo: [8],141,[1]pp, printed by Spottiswoode and Co, New-Street Square, London. Late nineteen-century maroon cloth, spine lettered and tooled in gilt, brown end papers, all edges marbled, bound without the final advertisement leaf (as often) for the second edition of "A Child's Garden of Verses." Fine, save for light rubbing to joints. First British Edition, published 9 January 1886 (four days after the U.S. edition) in both salmon-colored cloth and beige paper wrappers. Our copy is probably a bind-up, in period cloth, of the paperbound issue. Handsome bookplate of James J. Waring affixed to front paste down (Waring, first full-time professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, donated books from his personal collection that became the basis of the University's Waring History of Medicine Collection). Prideaux 17. Haycraft Queen Cornerstone. Stevenson's novella, the "prototype of all stories of multiple personality, transformation and possession" (Encyclopedia of Science Fiction), deals with Dr. Henry Jekyll's attempts to isolate man’s dual nature. The tale "is not simply a gruesome story of ghastly deeds in the fog-bound streets of Victorian London, but also an unsettling study of the unstable nature of social and psychological identity. . . . In presenting Jekyll and Hyde as two aspects of the same person, as inseparable and mutually dependent personalities within the same mind and body, the transformation represents a potent dramatisation of the masks worn by members of respectable Victorian society to hide the hypocrisy that was always present in their everyday lives. . . . The novel [also taps] into a deeper source of fin de siècle anxiety regarding the fear of racial degeneration, calling into question the very nature of social behaviour by enacting the return of the repressed savage which, it implies, is still present in every one of us. . . . To Victorian readers, such a suggestion carried an especial resonance. Since the late 1850s, Darwin’s formulation of the origin of mankind not by divine providence, but through the more haphazard process of natural selection had posed a serious challenge to the idea of humanity as a race set apart from the brutes, by suggesting that its development was governed by the same laws as that of apparently lesser creatures. . . . The use of a fantastic metamorphosis to dramatise a return of the repressed in order to emphasise the unstable and transient nature of dominant notions of civilized behaviour and conventions is also a fundamental characteristic of the gothic revival in late-Victorian literature—and Stevenson’s novella is regarded as a central text in the study of that movement." (Literary Encyclopedia) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      Cassell & Company, Limited, London 1886 - Original green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Folding frontispiece map. First Issue of Stevenson's classic with the following points: page 40, line 11-- "business"; page 64, line 1-- "nine o"clock"; page 101, line 10-- "Islands"; as well as the rear ads dated "5.G.4.86" and "5.B.4.86." Small bookseller's blindstamp to the top of the front free endpaper. Mild foxing to preliminaries; hinges neatly repaired. Binding slightly cocked. Very Good copy of this classic [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Cassell & Co, 1886 - 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. RARE FIRST EDITION RED CLOTH HARDCOVER w/CUSTOM SLIPCASE of ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON's "Kidnapped, Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the year 1751". This is the first edition, first issue, with "business" on p. 40, line 11, and the ads dated 5.G.4.86 and 5.B.4.86. It was preceded only by the very rare copyright edition. Folding map. Viii, 311pp., 17 s. A very good copy with a vertical crease on the front cover and an inscription in black ink on black front end paper. In brown cloth custom-made slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kidnapped. Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751.

      London: Cassell and Company, Limited, 1886. - Historical Fiction. FIRST EDITION, second issue, with corrected text. 8vo. With folding map. Bound in publisher's red cloth, titled in gilt to spine, coated black endpapers. Hinges sound, some lean to spine and some inevitable soiling to cloth. Remains an attractive copy of this classic adventure. Second issue Kidnapped- 'pleasure' p.40, line 11, 'twelve o clock' p.64, line 1 and 'Island' p.101, line 10 and. The adverts are dated 5G 7.86 (April ads were also issued). Prideaux; A Bibliography of the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson (1917). [Item 18]. Grolier Club Exhibition Catalogue [79] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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        Mémoire sur les Carmathes du Bahrain et les Fatimides.

      Leiden, E. J. Brill, 1886. - 8vo. 1 bl. f., (6), 232 pp. Original front printed wrapper cover bound within contemp. red half morocco with marbled boards and giltstamped spine. Marbled endpapers. Mémoires d'Histoire et de Géographie Orientales, No. 1, second edition (first published in 1862). Standard work on a mediaeval Shi'a Ismaili group, the Qarmatians of Bahrain, which at this period included much of eastern Arabia as well as the islands that comprise the present state. For much of the 10th century the Qarmatians were the most powerful force in the Persian Gulf and Middle East, controlling the coast of Oman and collecting tribute from the caliph in Baghdad. They instigated what has been termed a "century of terrorism" in Kufa: they considered the pilgrimage to Mecca a superstition and, once in control of the Bahraini state, they launched raids along the pilgrim routes crossing Arabia. In 906 they ambushed the pilgrim caravan returning from Mecca and massacred 20,000 pilgrims. The Qarmatians came close to raiding Baghdad in 927 and sacked Mecca and Medina in 930. The assault on Islam's holiest sites saw the Qarmatians desecrate the Well of Zamzam with corpses of Hajj pilgrims and take the Black Stone from Mecca to Al-Hasa. - The Dutch Arabist and Orientalist de Goeje (1836-1909) taught at the University of Leiden. He was editor of the "Encyclopaedia of Islam" and collated the Bodleian manuscripts of al-Idrisi. - A few contemporary pencil notes in the margins. With an appendix containing relevant Arabic texts. Minor rubbing to binding, but altogether a fine copy of this rare work; no copy in auction records. Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula, 1052. OCLC 4738568. Cf. Fück 211 (for Goeje). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LES ILLUMINATIONS. Notice par Paul Verlaine

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

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        WAR AND PEACE. A Historical Novel.Translated into French by A Russian Lady and From the French by Clara Bell. Revised and Corrected in the United States

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

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        Croquis Japonais

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

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        The Seven Lamps of Architecture in one volume and Modern Painters in six volumes including index

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

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        Le Figaro Illustré Décembre 1886 [ Suivi de : ] Le Figaro Illustré Décembre 1887 [ Suivi de :] Le Figaro Illustré Décembre 1888 [ Suivi de : ] Le Figaro Exposition. 15 Avril 1889.

      Le Figaro, Boussod, Valadon 1886 - 1 vol. in- folio reliure demi-chagrin brun, dos à 5 nerfs orné (fleurons), G. Marc au dos en queue, Le Figaro, Boussod, Valadon, Paris, 1886-1889, contenant : Le Figaro Illustré, Supplément du Figaro, 1er décembre 1886, 4ème année 1886-87, couv. cons. illustrée par Emile Bayard, 23 pp. [ Suivi de : ] Le Figaro Illustré, Supplément du Figaro, 1er décembre 1887, couv. cons. illustrée par A. Schommer, 20-4 pp. ; [ Suivi de : ] Le Figaro Illustré, Supplément du Figaro, 1er décembre 1888, couv. cons. illustrée par Marchetti, 19-4 pp. ; [ Suivi de : ] Le Figaro Exposition, Supplément du Figaro, 15 avrirl 1889, couv. cons. illustrée, 143 pp. Etat très satisfaisant (rel. un peu frottée avec petites taches sur tranche sup.) pour ce passionnant recueil de numéros spéciaux du "Figaro Illustré", dont le remarquable "Figaro Exposition" bien complet de la couverture d'origine et des 2 plans en couleurs. Détail du contenu : Le Figaro Illustré, Supplément du Figaro, 1er décembre 1886 : couv. cons. illustrée par Emile Bayard, textes de Ludovic Halévy, Pierre Loti ("La chanson des Vieux Epoux", conte japonisant illustré par Pierre Grasset), Jean Aicard, ill. d'Emile Bayard, L. Doucet, Pierre Grasset, François Flameng, Caran d'Ache, Courboin / Figaro Illustré, Supplément du Figaro, 1er décembre 1887, couv. cons. illustrée par A. Schommer, textes d'Alexandre Dumas Fils (Le songe d'une nuit d'été), Louis Morin (La Permission de dix heures), Alphonse Daudet (Une femme de lettres sous la Terreur), Octave Feuillet, Ferdinand Fabre, illust. de Caran d'Ache, Boutet de Monvel, Pierre Vidal, Louis Morin. / Le Figaro Illustré, Supplément du Figaro, 1er décembre 1888, couv. cons. illustrée par Marchetti, textes de Henri Meilhac, De Vogüe (une terrible histoire sur le servage en Russie), Jules Claretie (La cigarette, récit des guerres carlistes en pays basque espagnol), illustr. de Caran d'Ache, Arcos, Marchetti, etc. / Le Figaro Exposition, Supplément du Figaro, 15 avril 1889, couv. cons. illustrée, textes de ; illustr. de Detaille, Marchetti, textes de Gille, Grison, etc. Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Croquis parisiens Nouvelle édition augmentée d'un certain nombre de pièces et d'un portrait

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

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        Also Sprach Zarathustra

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

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        Croquis parisiens.

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

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

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

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        The Curiosities of Ale & Beer: An Entertaining History. (Illustrated with over Fifty Quaint Cuts.) . In Part collected by J.G. Fennell; now largely augmented with Manifold Matters of Singular Note and Worthy Mention by the Author and his Friend J.M. D[ixon].

      London, Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, &c., n.d. [1886] - Large octavo. (252 × 158 mm). Very good in a Chocolate Porter full morocco binding by the Chelsea Bindery, single gilt fillet to the boards, gilt title, raised bands to the spine, single fillet panels within the compartments, top edge gilt, others uncut. A handsome and very sober presentation, in decided contrast to the content. Frontispiece, title-page vignette and numerous illustrations to the text which is further enlivened by historiated initials, various head- and tailpieces, cul-de-lampes, and printer's devices. First Edition. A splendidly and wilfully eccentric collection of beer lore and literature, a typical Leadenhall Press production, motivated by a sprightly and slightly anachronistic antiquarianism. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Chess Monthly

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

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        Der vierte Kongress des Deutschen Schachbundes. Hamburg 1885

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

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

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        THE HEPTAMERON. or Tales and Novels of Marguerite Queen of Navarre. Now First Completely Done into English Prose and Verse from the Original French by Arthur Machen.

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

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

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        Protection or Free Trade:

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

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        A Monograph of the Meropidae, or Family of the Bee-Eaters

      1884-1886. - Folio (18 4/8 x 15 4/8 inches). 34 fine watercolors, signed by the artist J.G. Keulemans, painted on card and set within window mounts. Bound for the author in a fine binding of full red morocco gilt, with the title and Dresser's gilt crest stamped in gilt on the front cover, all edges gilt. This is a superb set of watercolors by one of the finest artists of ornithology, John Gerard Keulemans. "The Meropidae" was published by the author in five parts between 1884 and 1886. The descriptive text of 144 pages by Dresser also included introductory notes by Frank E. Beddard mainly on the anatomy of the species. An important monograph, "The Meropidae" is one of three major monographs published by Dresser. The others include "History of the Birds of Europe" 1871-1896, still the largest and most complete work on this subject, and "A Monograph of the Coraciidae", 1893. All of these works contain illustrations by Keulemans. Dresser was also the author of over 100 scientific papers on birds, mostly concerned with geographical distribution and new species. His "Manual of Palaearctic Birds" (1902) was an important contribution to the delimitation of the ranges of Palaearctic birds. The artist of these fine watercolors, Johannes Gerardus Keulemans (1842-1912), began his career as a taxidermist providing stuffed birds to the State Museum of Natural History at Leiden. The director of that museum encouraged Keulemans to pursue his love of natural history, where he obtained a scientific appointment after an expedition to West Africa in 1865 and 1866. His accomplishments in illustration came to the notice of Richard Bowdler Sharpe, later a director of the British Museum, who encouraged him to move to England. Keulemans quickly achieved wide recognition and established himself as the most popular bird artist of the late Victorian period. He regularly provided illustrations for "The Ibis" and "The Proceedings of the Zoological Society". He illustrated many important bird books as well as those by Dresser, including Buller's "A History of the Birds of New Zealand" (1873), Shelley's "Monograph of the Sun-Birds" (1876-1880), William Vincent Legge's "Birds of Ceylon" (1880), Daniel Giraud Elliot's "Monograph of the Hornbills" (1887-1892), Richard Bowdler Sharpe's "Monograph on Kingfishers" (1868-1871), Henry Seebohm's "Monograph on Thrushes" (1902), and Osbert Salvin's "Biologia Centrali-Americana" (1879-1904). Keulemans has painted remarkable pictures of extinct birds, like the Choiseul Crested Pigeon, Kangaroo Island Emu, Huia, Stephens Island Wren, Hawaii Oo, Hawaii Mamo, Oahu Oo, Guadalupe Petrel, and the Laughing Owl. All these paintings can be seen in the American Museum of Natural History in New York. A leading figure in ornithological circles Henry Eeles Dresser was elected as a Member of the British Ornithologists' Union in 1865 and served as its secretary from 1882 to 1888. He was also a member and fellow of the Linnean and Zoological societies of London and an honorary fellow of the American Ornithologists' Union. He was a close friend of Professor Alfred Newton, Thomas Littleton Powys, 4th Baron Lilford and of Sir Alfred Russel Wallace. He knew all of the leading ornithologists of the day. He was particularly well-known to European, American and Russian ornithologists. He worked with Alfred Newton on the promotion of a "close time" for British birds, a period, during the 18602, when birds could not be hunted. This early effort aided in the commencement of the bird conservation movement. In spite of Keulemans' prominence as an ornithologist, this activity had to come second to his business which, from 1870 until 1910, was in the iron business, with premises at 110 Cannon Street in The City. Dresser left England in 1912 in order to live in Cannes for the benefit of his health; he died in Monte Carlo. His collection of birds had been in the Manchester Museum, part of the University of Manchester, since 1899 and was purchased for the museum by [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Bostonians. A Novel in Three Volumes.

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

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        La Française du siècle. Modes. Moeurs. Usages.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Anna Karenina

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

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        Pepper & Salt, or Seasoning for Young Folk

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

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

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

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

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