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        Anna Karenina - (Likely First Issue)

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

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        War and Peace (Six Volume Set)

      GOTTSBERGER, 1886-01-01. Paperback. Acceptable. FIRST US EDITION, WRAPPERED ISSUE. New York: William S. Gottsberger, 1886. Three volumes in six. (First set: Before Tilsit) 322 pp. [1 ad]; 357 pp; (Second set: The Invasion) 321 pp.; 270pp. [9]; (Third set: Borodino) 290 pp. [4], 391 pp. [6]. First American Edition, first printing with dated title page and the publisher's imprint on all copyright pages. Wrappered (paperback) issue. This issue is mentioned in Bowker's The Annual American Catalogue of 1886, pg. 176. Follows a British edition by Vizetelly which omitted certain passages. Translated from the French edition by Clara Bell.Condition: Poor condition. All six volumes are present with complete text blocks but all of the spines and some of the end papers (including some ads) and wraps are missing. Given the extremely fragile nature of these volumes, this is not too surprising. A previous owner numbered the volumes on their first remaining page in pencil. Text blocks are actually clean and in not in too bad of shape. Bindings often loose at ends. Volumes one and four are missing their wraps entirely. Volume two has a back cover. Volume six has front cover, creased and torn Volume two has a front cover. Volume three has both front and back covers and a bit of its spine.An exceptionally scarce first wrappered issue of the first complete English-language translation of Tolstoy's masterpiece. They are largely identical to the hardcover issue, as far as we can tell, but with different bindings; originally they retailed separately for 50 cents each. We have not yet been able to find any evidence of any other surviving sets of this issue, institutionally or for sale. We have opted to leave the volumes completely unrestored and partially disbound, as we purchased them, leaving rebinding options up to the buyer.

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        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. Three volumes in six. First American Edition, first printing with the publisher's imprint on all copyright pages. Housed in brown slipcase, assumed original. Clean pages. No inscriptions, marks or bookplates. Wear/chipping at head. Front hinges tend to be a bit loose, beginning to split. Bumped corners. Slipcase is in excellent shape. An attractive set.

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        FLORA VON DEUTSCHLAND. Osterreich und der Schweiz, in Wort und Bild fur Schule und Haus.

      Verlag von Fr. Eugen Kohler 1886-1888 In - 8 p., 4 voll., mz. pelle coeva con ang., fregi e tit. oro al dorso (cuffie con picc. manc., cerniere abrase con spacchi), tagli rossi, pp. compl. 1557. L'opera presenta una straordinaria raccolta di 616 tavv. litografate a colori, di Walter Muller, che illustrano 769 piante in 5060 figure. Sui frontespizi le tavv. dichiarate sono 630 ma anche il Nissen,III,S.180 ne riporta 616 e in questa successione: 160, 160, 145, 151 (come nel ns. esempl.). Importante opera di botanica del Centro Europa. Esempl. molto ben conservato (solo 3 tavv. con piccola macchia al marg. sup.).

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        Rosmersholm. Skuespil i fire akter.

      København 1886. 8vo. 203 s. Orig. dekorert helsjirtingbd. helt gullsnitt. (Grønt). Øvre høyre hjørne en anelse støtt.. *Et friskt og fint eks

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        Tiresias

      London: George Bell, 1886. Octavo; some notes in pencil throughout, but a very good uncut copy in original red cloth, gilt device on upper board. Author's signed presentation copy. Like so many of his contemporaries, Woolner was lured to the Australian goldfields in the hope of securing a fortune. After six months without success he settled briefly in Melbourne where he won a number of commissions including a medallion of Governor Latrobe, and in Sydney a portrait of Sir Charles Fitzroy, and Charles Wentworth. In 1879, during the height of his successful career, he was commissioned to sculpt the statue of Captain Cook which stands in Hyde Park, Sydney. Woolner, famous as both a poet and sculptor, once said 'Poetry is not my proper work in this world; I must sculpture it, not write it'.

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        Grosser Hand - Atlas des Himmels und der Erde

      . Weimar 1886, ca. A2 Formar 38 x59 cm, mit 72 Karten in Kupferstich mit Farbendruck und coloriert,vollständig mit allen Karten!, eine Karte lose mit langem Einriss (Sternenhimmel südliche Hälfte), Originalhalbleineneinband Rücken oben fehlt auf ca. 14 cm Länge , Bindung allgemein angelockert, Karten bis auf die eine Sternenkarte tadellos erhalten auf weissem Papier ohne Einrisse oder Flecken!, seltener. Die Versandkostenpauschale beträgt unabhängig der Menge 6 EUR bis 30 kg nach Deutschland und 12 EUR innerhalb der EU-Länder!

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        Album of watercolours and pencil drawings from the voyage of HMS Myrmidon to Australia and South-East Asia

      1886-, 1888. Oblong quarto artist's sketchbook (18.5 x 25.5 cm.), 32 leaves in total with 25 watercolours (one double-page) and 13 pencil drawings, most of the sketches captioned, pencil map on exercise book page loosely inserted; in the original binding of quarter sheep over worn pebble-grained boards, rather stained and worn, but generally sound and very good. Original watercolours and sketches. A charming and accomplished album of amateur watercolours and pencil sketches made by a sailor on board HMS Myrmidon, en route from England to the Australia Station via the Middle East in 1886-1888. HMS Myrmidon was launched in 1867 as a specially-designed survey vessel. In 1884, while serving in the Red Sea, the vessel was involved in fighting in the Mahdist War (sometimes known as the Anglo-Sudan War), and several of the watercolours in this album dramatically depict the fighting. In 1885 Myrmidon was appointed to the Australia Station to undertake hydrographic studies of the coasts of Timor, northern Australia, along the Great Barrier Reef and in the Coral Sea, and also in Bass Strait. Hoskyn Islands in the southern Great Barrier Reef were named after the ship's Commander, Admiralty Hydrographer Richard Frazer Hoskyn (d. 1892). Myrmidon was sold in Hong Kong in 1889. Several of the Spinks views are dramatic renderings of events in the Middle East, notably two watercolours illustrating night attacks in Suakin and another showing the arrival of sailors and a machine gun to protect the town (the Mahdi's revolt in 1885 resulted in the siege which led to the death of General Gordon). There is also a stunning double-page view of the British assault on Alexandria on 11 July 1882. The bulk of the album is a chronological catalogue of ports visited and ships encountered while sailing to and working on the Australia Station, making it a fascinating document of life on board a survey vessel in south-east Asia and Australia. The illustrations notably include scenes of Batavia, Timor, Darwin, Townsville, Sydney and Melbourne. A particularly striking scene shows the collision between Myrmidon and HMS Tyne on 25 April 1887 off Wilson's Promontory. We know slightly more than we might otherwise about Spinks because he was listed as a deserter in the New South Wales Police Gazette (24 March 1886), with the following description: "SPINKS, Walter. HMS Myrmidon. Deserter, at Melbourne, on the 10th instant. Painter, 2nd class, two badges, 30yrs, 5'5½", fair complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes." On the Myrmidon in Australia see a rather good article and accompanying illustration in the Illustrated Sydney News for 21 November 1885. Three men were lost in a nasty accident in July 1886 when they became entangled in the anchor ropes and were drowned. The views are as follows: Sheerness, watercolour; Bay of Biscay, watercolour; "Giberalter", watercolour; Malta, watercolour; Alexandria, watercolour; Port Said, watercolour; Suez, watercolour; Deadless Lighthouse, watercolour; Saukim [in harbour with four other named ships], watercolour; Sailors landing in Saukim with machine gun to protect the Town, pencil; Night attack, watercolour; [Sketch of shield & spears], verso of preceding, pencil; [Untitled: night time attack] black ink, watercolour wash Massowah, watercolour; Fight with a Slaver, verso of preceding, pencil; Aden, watercolour; Colombo, watercolour; Singapore, watercolour; Batavia, watercolour; Sourabaya, watercolour; Flores Passage, watercolour; Wetta, watercolour; Timor, watercolour; [Untitled: horse & rider surrounded by locals, apparently Australian Aborigines, with weapons], pencil; Port Darwin, watercolour; Townsville, watercolour; HMS Rapid, pencil; Farm Cove, Sydney, watercolour; HMS Iris, pencil; Oberon Bay, pencil; Port Melbourne, pencil; Franklin Island, pencil; Day Dreams [portrait of woman with floral border, Spinks' wife or girlfriend?], watercolour; HMS Myrmidon & Tyne in collision off Wilsons Promontory April 25 1887, pencil; HMS Myrmidon, pencil; [Untitled: Myrmidon in rough seas], pencil; The Bombardment of Alexandria by the British Fleet, July 11 1882 [double-page], watercolour; Her Majesty the Queen, watercolour; World map on loose leaf, pencil.

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        LA DOROTEA

      Imprenta de A. Pérez Dubrull, 1886 - 16º (10,5x6,5) 478 pp. Colección Joyas de la Literatura Española III Ejemplar nº 50 de un tiraje de 50. Español. Casi perfecto, funda algo fatigada. Encuadernado por A. PALOMINO, Plena piel en tres colores y dorados, con hierros en lomo, cenefas en cantos de cubiertas e interior cuajado. Cantos dorados. Papel de hilo. Con estuche en piel a medida. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Liegender männlicher Akt".

      . Bleistiftzeichnung 47 x 60 cm.. (Anton Kolig, Neutitschein/Mähren 1886 - 1950 Nötsch im Gailtal/Kärnten).

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        LA CAZA EN TODOS LOS PAISES Y A TRAVÉS DE LOS SIGLOS. Historia de la caza, 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 de cazadores.

      Traducida y adicionada por Luis de Bustamante y Ríos. Ed. A. Elías y Cia. Imp. Giró. Barcelona, s.a. (c. 1886 - ). 36 cm. 4 tomos: (I) VIII-160 pág., 1 h. (II) 296 pág., 2 h. (III) 364 pág., 2 h. (IV) 120 pág., 2 h. Texto a dos columnas. Profus. Ilustr. con grabados en el texto y láminas. Dos vol. enc. en media piel reciente, nervios y dorados en el lomo. Se conservan los planos originales en tela estampada con dorados. Moteo de óxido en algunas hojas y más abundante en algunas láminas. Palau 41683. Caza, cinegética. Caça Libros modernos a partir de 1830 español

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        Merlin Roman en Prose du XIIIe Siècle. Publie avec la Mise en Prose du Poème de Merlin de Robert de Boron d'après le Manuscrit Appartenant à M. Alfred H. Huth par Gaston Paris et Jacob Ulrich

      Paris: Firmin Didot et Cie, 1886 - The dedication copy - Alfred Huth supplied the 13th century French manuscript from which this volume was based (ARTHURIAN LEGEND) First edition, one of 100 copies on J. Whatman Turkey Mill. 2 vols., 8vo. [viii,], xci, [i], 280; [iv], 308, [2] pp. Full citron morocco, gilt-decorated with an all-over diapered pattern of repeating tulip fleur-de-lis, spines gilt in 6 compartments, t.e.g., by Rivière. Spines darkened, lacking the Huth leather bookplate in volume 1. Provenance: Alfred Huth (his morocco circular booklabel in vol. II) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        O Le Tala I Tino O Tagata Ma Mea Ola Eseese ? A Manual of Zoology? in the Samoan Dialect

      Unwin Brothers, Chilworth and London 1886 - Octavo, illustrated, presentation note to Jason Spicer tipped in, bookplate of Edward Unwin; a very good copy in the original decorated boards. Samoan zoology. First edition: an uncommon and impressively detailed account of zoology entirely in the "Samoan Dialect". This was a presentation copy from the author, with his note tipped in 'Presented to Jas. Spicer Esq. With grateful acknowledgements of kind sympathy and generous aid Thos. Powell.' Thomas Powell worked for the London Missionary Society in the South Seas, and published several books on Samoan themes. His charming Manual of Zoology, printed almost entirely "in the Samoan dialect", covers the gamut of the animal kingdom, from protozoa such as the amoeba ("amipa"), via the invertebrates, to birds and animals. Powell no doubt faced challenges in finding Samoan terms for many of the creatures described - few Samoans at the time of publication can have seen a St. Bernard dog ("maile a perenata paia") or a rhinoceros ("isu-nifoa aferika"), let alone a duck-billed platypus ("gutu-pato"). This copy belonged to Edward Unwin, one of the Unwin Brothers who printed the book, and had previously been presented to the printer James Spicer by the author, to whom the Unwins were related by marriage. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LOS ESTUDIANTS DE TOLOSA, CANCO POPULAR

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. 1886. 16x25. 16f+7 lamines grabades (amb la portada). Holandesa. Una de les primeres Obres Publicades d'en Riquer. Escrit en 4 idiomes: Catala, Castella, Frances i Alemany. Magnific exemplar. Ref-9.3 Biblioteca AD.

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        Wegweiser zur Gesundheit. 1. - 4. Jahrgang in einem Band.

      Tübingen, Selbstverlag des Herausgebers, 1886 - 1890.. 391 S. 23 x 16 cm, Leinen der Zeit. Einband berieben und bestoßen. Innen gelegentliche Marginalien. Buch aber sauber und gut. Beiliegend einige handschriftliche Notizen sowie ein unvollständiger Abdruck eines Aufsatzes von Emil Schlegel: Die Rätsel der Krankheiten; das Ursachengesetz. Die nötige Wendung in der Heilkunde. Vier Jahrgänge der frühen homöopathischen Zeitschrift, die im Selbstverlag erschienen ist. - Der "Wegweiser zur Gesundheit" erschien im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes als kleines Blättchen und wurde über Postversand zugestellt. Mit interessanten Beiträgen zu homöopathischen Arneimitteln sowie Aufsätzen zur Geschichte der Homöopathie und Naturheilkunde. Im KVK in keiner deutschen Bibliothek nachweisbar.

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

      Cassell & Company, Limited 1886 - First Edition, First Printing. Slipcased. First Edition 1886 stated in gilt stamp on slipcase spine. First edition, first issue. Blue silk with gilt lettering to spine, double protected in separate dark blue cloth hardcover wrapper, the whole in a sturdy felt-lined cloth slipcase, both in very good condition, some shelf-wear and discoloration to slipcase. Black coated endpapers, blind stamp on FFEP, W.H. Smith & Son. Spine is darkened, rubbed at tail/head and hinges, binding firm with slight cocking and loosening at hinges, minor crack at RFEP; corners bumped, front lower corner gently crushed; slight shelf-wear to boards; all around edges tanned and dust-soiled, deckle fore-edge; some foxing to title page and preliminaries, viii, 311 pages, gently age-toned, with clear text-block, some brown spotting to a few margins. Size 7.5"x5" (19x12.5cm). Frontispiece fold-out color map of the journey tipped-in at half-title page, showing some foxing and tiny creases, now in glassine, entitled: "Sketch of the Cruise of the Brig Covenant. And the probable course of David Balfour's Wanderings." Publisher's ads at end, 5.G.4.86 and 5.B.4.86. Scarce slipcased edition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      London: Cassell and Company, Limited, 1886.. London: Cassell and Company, Limited, 1886., 1886. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. With folding map. Bound in publisher's russet cloth, titled in gilt to spine, black endpapers. Owner's bookplate and signature. A little rubbed and soiled, spine sunned. A very good copy, corrected text issue. Prideaux; A Bibliography of the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson (1917). [Item 18]. Grolier Club Exhibition Catalogue [79]

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        Mortgage Deed : From Lucretia Hobart to Seth Reed, July 6th, 1886. Plymouth County, Massachusetts [original copy]

      Plymouth County Registry of Deeds 1886 - An original 19th century mortgage deed, regarding the sale of the estate at Southside, Randolph Street from Lucretia Hobart to Seth Reed, dated July 6th, 1886. "Sold by Charles K. Darling & Co., Law Stationers, 15 Exchange Street, Boston" --cover page. Condition is overall very good, slightly edge-nicked with some scattered staining. Somewhat dulled as with age. Remains quite well-preserved. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 1 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        John Leech's Pictures of Life and Character

      London - Bradbury, Agnew and Co., 1886. London - Bradbury, Agnew and Co., 1886 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A decorative,extensive compendium of illustrations from Punch magazine, in three volumes. Each volume comprises John Leech's humorous illustrations, with captions, from the collection of Mr. Punch, 1842-1864. John Leech(18171864), humorous artist and illustrator . . . became aregular contributor [to Punch] from the end of 1842. In July 1843 he began a series of Cartoons, full-page subjects satirising the Westminster Hall murals. The name stuck and so Leech effectively gave to the English language the meaning of cartoon as a large satirical print. For the next twenty years he produced hundreds of brilliant and incisive sporting and domestic illustrations for the weekly magazine. They were collected together as Pictures of Life and Character (185469) and reissued again in the 1880s (DNB). Complete in three volumes. Condition: In decorative red cloth bindings with gilt detailing. Externally smart, though with some marks to the boards and some light bumping to the head of the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and mainly clean, though with the odd spot and some staining to the first few pages of volume III. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Practical Violin School for Home StudentsandEasy Legato Studies for the Violin (a supplement to 'the Practical Violin School for Home Students')

      87 - London - L. Upcott Gill11 by 9; I: 296(133)pp., 2pp., II: 4pp., 4pp.,156(24)pp., 4pp., 1886. 87 - London - L. Upcott Gill11 by 9; I: 296(133)pp., 2pp., II: 4pp., 4pp.,156(24)pp., 4pp., 1886 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A charming and eminently usable violin text, complete in two volumes with its supplementary studies. In lovely morrocco bindings, these Victorian volumes contain practical tuition in violin set toa total of 157 musical studies. Intended for home students, these editions cover a glut of topics from philosophy and elements of music, through to tuning, positioning bowing, and fingering the violin, combining them in a comprehensive and practical course in beginner playing. The first volume includes the comprehensive course, and the second volume includes a number of legato studies (included also in the second volume are two four-page publishers inserts; each bearing music for a Christmas carol, with the publisher's catalogue of Christmas music on the reverse). Condition: Externally, bound in old morroco. Generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. Lovely gilt embellishment. Bumping and light rubbing to heads and tails of spines. Internally, hinges tender. I. , binding tender; II. , firmly bound. I. , generally clean with just some spots to first and last few pages as usual. II. , generally clean with light foxing to first and last few pages as usual. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        One Thing Needful

      London - John and Robert Maxwell, 1886. London - John and Robert Maxwell, 1886 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this extremely scarce Victorian novel. Mary Elizabeth Braddon (4 October 1835 4 February 1915) was a British Victorian era popular novelist. She is best known for her 1862 sensation novel Lady Audley's Secret. During the four years following Lady Audley's Secret Braddon defied her critics by publishing eight novels, often writing several novels for serialization at once; as she remarked to Bulwer-Lytton, I have never written a line that has not been written against time (Wolff, Sensational Victorian, 134). Although accused of beginning the reign of bigamy as an interesting and fashionable crime and inventing the fair haired demon of modern fiction (Oliphant, Novels, 263), after Aurora Floyd she turned to more decorous drawing-room fiction. Eleanor's Victory (1863), The Doctor's Wife (1864), and The Lady's Mile (1866) were gentler society novels. In 1866 Maxwell founded the Belgravia Magazine, a fiction journal which would be edited by Braddon for ten years and carried serials of many of her novels. Later that year her third child died, but she continued to write through a period of depression, publishing her twentieth novel by 1868. (DNB)Complete in three volumes. Condition: Rebacked in cloth with the original boards and backstrip. Externally sound, though with some wear to the original leather. Three hinges strained, with one hinge tender and held by the cords only. Internally, binding tender. Pages are bright,though with some scatteredspotting to the endpapers. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Verslag over de lichting van het in Januari op de Theems gezonken stoomschip "Edward Eccles", groot 841 registerton, benevens eenige beschouwingen over de lichting..gezonken schepen in de nederlandsche rivieren en zeemonden..de inrichting benoodigde

      Den Haag, Gebrs. van Cleef, 1886.. Den Haag, Gebrs. van Cleef, 1886.. 1886. 31(1) text-pages, 11 annexes, 10 of which lith. fldg. plates, & 2 lvs. with a list of ships regularly visiting "de Rotterdamsche Waterweg". Contemporary hfcloth w. the original prtd. wrappers pasted on. 4°. Binding a bit rbbd. and soiled and some wear to the sides, one plate with some marginal wear (not affecting the image), the last 2 lvs. marginally browned. ELC. Title trifle foxed and w. 2 stamps of the Amsterdam Zeevaartschool (Nautical College) Library. ¶ Of the 10 plates 7 are pertaining to the actual raising of the "Edward Eccles" wreckage.

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        The Azores: or Western Islands

      Trubner & Co., London 1886 - viii, 335 pgs. b/w text illustrs. including 2 maps; one as frontis and 1 folding, plus, a folding panorama illustration of the breakwater at Ponta Delgada.The folding map of the Island of San Miguel has been professionally reinforced with Japanese paper along the outside & centre fold creases. Expect, typical light age toning to pages & pull outs. Original brown cloth with gilt figure to front cover, lightly scuffed. The book has been rebound with a new cloth spine and the original cloth laid over. Original endpapers remain. Name in pencil to the verso of the frontis map. A scarce title, restored. Other photos available if required. "A Political, Commercial and Geographical Account, Containing What is Historically Known of these Islands, and Descriptive of Their Scenery, Inhabitants, and Natural Productions; Having Special Reference to the Eastern Group Consisting of St. Michael and St. Mary, The Formigas and Dollabaret Rocks; including Suggestions to Travellers and Invalids who may Resort to the Archipelago in Search of Health." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sir Percival: A Story of the Past and Present

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1886 London: Macmillan and Co, 1886. Hardcover. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. A Presentation Copy, inscribed "Edward Shorthouse from his affectionate brother & sister J Henry & Sarah Shorthouse." John Henry Shorthouse (1834-1903) was an English novelist probably most famous for his book John Inglesant. The recipient was also an author. With the bookplate of Ohio book collector Paul Lemperly, with Lemperly's inscription stating that he received the book as a gift from Morris L. Parris, whose collection of Victorian novels is now at Princeton. Parrish's letter of presentation is inserted. Bound in original dark blue cloth with gilt stripes and embossed design on front cover and spine. In fine condition. Housed in a fine custom half-red morocco slipcase. Octavo. 300 pages. LIT/053013.

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        Le Scapin N° 1 - 9; 2e Serie, Jg. 1886. Mit beigebundenen Umschlägen; es fhelt bei N° 8. Gebunden.

      Paris, M. Soiart, 1886,. HLWd., 254 S., kl.-8° mit Lederschildchen auf Rücken; gemusterte Bezugsdecken. Einband etwas berieben u. abgegriffen, Kanten u. Ecken wenig beschabt, Rückenschildchen teilweise abgeblättert. Seiten stellenweise minimal beschmutzt bzw. altersgebräunt. Ansonst sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Selten. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. Please notify beforehand, if you want to visit us and see a specific book. Unser ZVAB-Bücher-Bestand befindet sich in unserem Lager am Stadtrand Prags, nicht in unserem Geschäft. Bitte, teilen Sie uns vorher mit wenn Sie uns besuchen möchten und bestimmtes Buch auswählen wollten *.

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        A Monograph of the Genus Crocus.

      London. Dulau.1886.. 32 x 26 cm. VIII, 326, XX S., 5 Bl. Contemporary green morocco with gilt. Scratched and a little scuffed and blotchy.. With coloured lithogr. map, two schedules and 81 coloured lithogr. plates.; - Nissen 1316. Plesch 519. Stafleu-C. 5721. Blunt 238: " His monograph, the result of ten years of inquiry, was the most complete work of its kind that had been published on any genus. The plates of this work are marvels of comprehensive detail and put to shame those of many more skilled draughtsmen. From the botanical point of view this work is a landmark. - Plate 17 never published. - Paper lightly bronzy, Plates in lovely condition. A Beutifully flowerbook.

      [Bookseller: P. u. P. Hassold OHG]
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        The History of Salt Lake City and Its Founders

      Star Printing Company, Salt Lake City 1886 - 1p.l., viii, [3]-896, 172, 36pp. Thick octavo [24.5 cm] Original full brown leather with gilt stamped titles on the spine and front cover, gilt stamped patterns and scored designs on the spine, and elaborate embossed designs on the covers. All edges gilt. Floral endsheets. Good only. The leather spine and covers are mildly rubbed, and the spine is sunned. There is a 3/4" inch long chip in the leather at the head of the spine and there is a 1/2" closed tear in the leather at the foot of the spine. The corners of the covers are just a little bumped. Hinges going. The text block is cracked at the beginning and end. The front free endsheet and flyleaf are detached, but present. Very sporadic restitching of the inside margins. Tanned pages. Subtle offsetting from the illustrations. Frontis engraved portrait of Brigham Young. Several steel engraved portraits of prominent Utah men. Flake 9040. With the Appendix, History of Salt Lake City Journalism. Subjects covered include Review of Judge Drummond's Course in Utah, The Pioneer Jubilee, Correspondence Between Governor Young and Colonel Alexander, Buchanan Coerced by Public Sentiment into Sending a Commission of Investigation, Reflections Upon the Utah War, Mormon Service On the Overland Mail Line, Great Mass Meeting of the Citizens to Protest Against the Conduct of Governor Harding and Judges Waite and Drake, Dr. Newman's Evangelical Crusade Against Mormon Polygamy, and much more. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        The Penny Illustrated Paper and Illustrated Times. No 1282 - 1334. 1886

      London Penny Illustrated Paper 1886. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Spine faded. Front outer hinge starting. Scattered foxing, impacting on some illustrations First Edition Red hardback leather cover 360mm x 240mm (14" x 9"). [800pp]. B/W illustrations throughout of contemporary personalities and events. Illustrations include 'British Annexation of Burmah: Skirmish with Dacoits'; 'The Loss of the Steamship Oregon'; 'Devastation Wrought by the Lamentable Earthquake in New Zealand'; 'The Fight Between English and French Fishermen at Ramsgate'; 'Mr Gladstone's Manly Plea for Rational Self-Rule in Ireland'; 'Deplorable Labour Riots in Belgium'.

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        Am Brenner.

      o. O., 1886.. OLithographie. ca. 30 x 44 cm. ca. 38,5 x 51 cm.. Leichte Gbrsp.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        Principles of Political Economy

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1886. New York: Harper & Brothers,, 1886. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge and endpapers brown. With owner signature to verso of front free endpaper. Loss to spine ends, corners of boards lightly worn, boards lightly rubbed, edges tanned, small dark mark to front free endpaper, a few small nicks to rear free endpaper. A very good copy. First edition, first printing of one of Newcomb's key works on economics. The Canadian-American polymath's writing on "the societary circulation" was a major influence on Irving Fisher's The Purchasing Power of Money and its definition of the equation of exchange.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Handbuch der Fischzucht und der Fischerei. Unter Mitwirkung von B. Bernecke und E. Dallmer.

      Bln., Parey 1886.. gr.-8°. XIII, 701 S. Mit 1 doppels. Falttaf. u. 581 Textholzschn. HLdr. d. Zt. m. Rückengoldpräg. Tit. gestemp. Eckabrisse a. d. letzten 8 Bll. angerandet..

      [Bookseller: Burgverlag Buchhandelsges.mb.H.]
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        Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde [Signed]

      Longmans, Green, and Co., London 1886 - A Very Good copy of the scarce second edition in the Publisher's original buff wrappers printed in red and blue, and with the front wrapper also decorated in blue, SIGNED BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON on the title page (the end portions of the delicate spine have perished but most of the spine -- on which a prior owner has penned the book's title -- remains in place and the chipped wrappers remain delicately attached, tape remnants to the spine side of each wrapper, stitching still holding the page block together with the pages mildly age toned at the edges, small stain to the upper margin of each page as well as some discoloration at the half-title's lower right corner -- continuing in a rapidly diminishing amount for the first few pages, but otherwise the pages are rather clean with the very occasional spot), complete with the half-title and title, advertisements to the inner side of each wrapper. This scarce second edition of the wrappered issue which, like the first edition, carries the Publisher's ink correction to the date -- from "1885" to "1886" -- on the front wrapper. The novel originally had been scheduled for publication in December, 1885 but the book stalls were so full of Christmas numbers and other recent publications that publication was delayed until 1886. The book was quite a success and this second edition was published shortly after the first edition reached the book shops. (A prior owner's light pencil note to title page's upper margin reads "July Ed. / 1886".) A remarkable novel, of which Stevenson's fellow author and stepson Lloyd Osbourne stated: "I don't believe that there was ever such a literary feat before as the writing of Dr Jekyll. I remember the first disease of the world though it were yesterday. Louis came downstairs in a fever; read nearly half the book aloud; and then, while we were still gasping, he was away again, and busy writing. I doubt if the first draft took so long as three days." One of the great books of its, or any, era, which remains in print even today, which gave the English language the term "Jekyll and Hyde", of which well over 100 film versions have been made, and which in all probability will remain one of Stevenson's most known and most notable works. This is the only copy of the book signed by Stevenson we ever have seen in any edition. An altogether Very Good copy of the scarce second edition of this quite important Stevenson work, SIGNED BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON. RARE INDEED. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC (IOBA)]
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        The Australian race: its origin, languages, customs, place of landing in Australia, and the routes by which it spread itself over that continent.

      Melbourne, John Ferres, London, Trübner and Co., 1886-1887.3 text volumes in 8vo and atlas volume in folio. Later half red morocco, spines gilt. With plates and the often missing large folding chart of Australia added in facsimile. XIX,425; VI,501; VIII,710; 45 pp.* First edition. - Classic work on the aborigines of Australia and their languages. - A fine set.Ferguson 8879.

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan BESTEBREURTJE]
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        ANNA KARENINA

      New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co, 1886. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co, 1886. First American edition. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the first translation into English. The book is a bit cocked and the cloth is worn at the lower spine end. The original owner wrote his/her name on the title page (dated 1886) and also on the rear paste-down. Thinning to the lower margin of the title page where it looks like someone erased a stamp from the verso. Presumed first issue of the book without any other titles by the same author listed, publisher's monogram on the title and with five pages of ads in the rear, starting with "Crowell's Red Line Poets," and no translations of any Russian books listed. (Biblioctopus Catalogue #49). & & The author's classic novel, portraying a fallen woman. One of the most conflicted characters ever written, nowhere does an author love then despise his heroine so passionately. Translated by Nathan Haskell Dole. A book with no clear consensus on bibliographical points, but our research indicates that this copy is right, or at least no more convincing argument has yet been offered. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Anna Karenina

      New York: Thomas J. Crowell & Co., 1886. New York: Thomas J. Crowell & Co., 1886. First edition in English. Octavo, original brown cloth, with gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel. In very good condition, with Frederick W. Bancroft's signature dated 1888 to the title page. Translated by Nathan Haskell Dole.Vladimir Nabokov called Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina "one of the greatest love stories in world literature." Matthew Arnold claimed it was not so much a work of art as "a piece of life." Set in imperial Russia, Anna Karenina is a rich and complex meditation on passionate love and disastrous infidelity. First issued serially in 1873; first published in book form in Moscow in 1878.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB ]
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        Rouen Aux Principales Epoques de Son Histoire Jusqu' Au Dix-Neuvieme Siecle

      Rouen -E. Auge, 1886. Rouen -E. Auge, 1886 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A highly detailed exploration into the history of Rouen, locatedin northern France on the River Seine. Written in FrenchFirst luxury edition, second edition of the original text, revised and enlarged. Featuring thirty-two beautifully engraved plates, depicting various landscapes and buildings within Rouen, including its most renowned building Notre Dame cathedral. Unknown to Julius Caesar, Rouen was founded by the Gaulish tribe of the Veliocasses, who controlled a large area in the lower Seine valley, which retains a trace of their name as the Vexin. They called it Ratumacos; the Romans called it Rotomagus. Roman Rotomagus was the second city of Gallia Lugdunensis after Lugdunum itself. Under the reorganisation of the empire by Diocletian, Rouen became the chief city of the divided province of Gallia Lugdunensis II and reached the apogee of its Roman development, with an amphitheatre and thermae of which the foundations remain. In the 5th century, it became the seat of a bishopric, and later a capital of Merovingian Neustria. Condition: Disbound, with repairs to the text block edge. Generally firmly bound, although with some leaves working loose. Half title and rear endpaper has handling marks, and copperplate ink inscription in french. Bright throughout the rest of the text, and generally clean, aside from the occasional marginal tide mark. Overall: GOOD ONLY due to being disbound..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        British Museum

      87), 1886. 87), 1886 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of three collected volumes ofthe British Museum. Catalogue of Printed BooksIn three volumes. Volume one contains ten volumes from the years 1886-1887 encompassing E - Ezzo with the first title bound to front, the last title bound to rear. Volume two containsseven volumes from1891encompassing Lock - Lz with the first title bound to front, the other six titles bound to rear. Volume three containsEngland Parts I-VI all dated 1900 with all six titles bound to rear. These cover Laws and Statutes, Year Books, Proclamations, Treaties, Solemn League and Covenant and Miscellaneous Public Documents to Part I; Parliament to Part II; Departments of State and Official Bodies to Part III; Churches and Religious Bodies to Part IV; Miscellaneous Subheadingsand Colonies to Part V; and Appendix and Indexes to Part VI. Condition: Rebound in cloth. Externally, smart but with minor wear to extremities and occasional slight marks. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean throughout but with handling marks and foxing in particular to first and last pages and the occasional closed tear including a previous repair to last page of text to volume one. With institutional stamps and blindstamps in places and a bookplate to reverse of one title. Overall: VERY GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Writings of Longfellow

      Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1886.. Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1886. Octavo, three quarters leather. 14 volumes, top edge gilt, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt ruled to the front and rear panel, marbled endpapers. One of 500 numbered copies. This is set number 144. Also includes 3-volume Final Memorials of Longfellow by Ticknor and Company published in 1887. All volumes are numbered 144 of 300 copies. Each volume contains the bookplate of noted American poet and publisher Scofield Thayer, best known for his art collection, which is housed in the Metropolitan Mueseum of Art. In near fine condition. A very sharp set. Longfellow's success spanned both sides of the Atlantic: "He wrote some of the most popular poems in American literature, in which he created a new body of romantic American legends," and when he died, "he was the first American whose bust was placed in the Poet's Corner in Westminster Abbey" (Columbia University Press). This 14 volume edition includes two volumes of Longfellow's prose, his translation of Dante in three and his verse in six, including such celebrated works as Tales of a Wayside Inn, The Song of Hiawatha, Christus and The Courtship of Miles Standish.

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