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        La Française du siècle. Modes - Moeurs - Usages

      Quantin 1886 - In-8 broché, sous couverture rempliée et chemise à rubans illustrée, 273 pp., bel ouvrage d'Octave Uzanne, illustré ici de compositions et ornementations aquarelles d'Albert Lynch, gravées à l'eaux-forte en couleurs par Eugène Gaujean, beau papier, premier tirage, en partie non coupé ; exemplaire totalement sans rousseur, menus incidents en chemise, très bel état. Lynch Albert [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Roma - Ponte Cestio prima della Riforma 15 Agosto 1886.

      Sei straordinarie foto originali su doppia pagina (cm. 40x55 su cartoncino con didascalia di cm. 54x74) + 2 su una sola pagina, che mostrano il ponte prima della demolizione di 2 arcate. Antonio D?Alessandri (L?Aquila 1818 - Roma 1893) insieme al fratello Paolo Francesco (L?Aquila 1824 - Roma 1889) fu titolare di uno studio fotografico a Roma. Lo studio, intestato ?Fratelli D?Alessandri?, ebbe sede prima in Via del Babuino, poi in via del Corso e, infine, in Via Condotti. Fu tra i più affermati nell?Italia dell?Ottocento e per molti aspetti segnò in modo significativo la storia della fotografia italiana. Annota Silvio Negro, in uno dei suoi scritti sulla storia della fotografia a Roma, che il laboratorio dei fratelli D?Alessandri fu certamente il primo studio professionistico aperto nella Capitale; in tale circostanza don Antonio, come sacerdote cattolico, fu costretto a chiedere una specifica dispensa per esercitare liberamente il mestiere di fotografo, dispensa che l?autorità ecclesiastica gli concesse a patto di non ostentare sul lavoro l?abito ecclesiastico. L?appartenenza di don Antonio al clero, insieme all?indiscusso talento tecnico e artistico, favorirono il successo dell?impresa. I due fratelli ottennero infatti per primi i permessi per entrare in Vaticano e ritrarre il Pontefice Pio IX con la sua corte. Fu la grande Mostra della fotografia romana, tenuta nel 1952, a cura di Silvio Negro, a mettere in luce il ruolo centrale svolto dai D?Alessandri per la conservazione della memoria storica romana e a far conoscere a un grande pubblico il loro lavoro. In folio (cm. 56); legatura dell?epoca in mezza pelle con 6 grossi nervi; titolo in oro al piatto anteriore. Rarissima ed unica documentazione su Ponte Cestio precedente alla parziale demolizione. Axs

      [Bookseller: Libreria Bongiorno Paolo]
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        The Princess Casamassima. Three volume set

      New York Macmillan and Co 1886. G : in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Respined retaining original cloth spines though showing some signs of wear and minor loss along spine ends and external joints First Edition Blue hardback cloth cover 200mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). 252pp; 257pp, 1pp ad; 242pp, 1pp ad. First edition of 750 copies.

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        La Lorraine.

      Berger-Levrault & Cie, Libraires-Editeurs,, Paris, 1886 - Ouvrage rédigé, alors que la partie mosellane de la Lorraine est sous domination allemande, le texte traite autant de la Moselle que de la Meuse, des Vosges et de la Meurthe. En sachant que c'est l'annexion de la Moselle qui a redécoupé le département de la Meurthe pour former la Meurthe-et-Moselle, avec une partie de la Meurthe en moins et une partie de la Moselle en plus, pour satisfaire aux exigeances de Bismark. Les écrivains de chaque partie sont des grands spécialistes et de grands connaisseurs des spécificités lorraines et de ses monuments. 4-XXXVIII-740 pp. + frontispice hors-texte. in-folio, Reliure d'éditeur demi-cuir, plat en percaline rouge, illustré d'une Lorraine en costume, dans un médaillon, dos lisse orné d'une croix de Lorraine, d'un allérion, d'un lion et de deux poissons.

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      London: George Routledge and Sons, 1886. Very slight foxing to the pages adjacent to the engraved plates, else fine. Quarto. xx, [iv], 205p. Illustrated by Maurice Leloir with 225 vignettes at the top of each page with decorative surrounds trailing down the outer margins and 12 full-page engravings. Bound by Bayntun (Riviere) in half blue crushed morocco with pattern paper sides and endpapers, a.e.g., the spine with gilt titles and elegant gilt panel decorations. Original wrapper bound in. Housed in slipcase of the same patter paper boards Beautiful in all respects.

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

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        Manufactures de Poëles & Cheminee en Faïence

      Paris: L. Debaecker, [1886]. Folio, double-page chromolithographed plate of tile samples followed by 23 fine coloured plates of stoves and fireplaces, 1 leaf of prices dated January 1886, orig. cloth, faded and worn, rebacked, title in gilt on upper cover. A very rare large format trade catalogue with 23 fine coloured plates, these are preceded by a double-page chromolithographed plate of 97 examples of coloured tiles, the customer after having chosen there stove or fireplace would then select from the tiles to compliment it. Although the the leaf of prices list 24 items, only the first 23 are priced thus suggesting the final number was never issued. Not listed in OCLC, COPAC or KVK.

      [Bookseller: Forest Books]
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      San F., [1886]. First edition. 53 leaves. Illus., fold. plan as frontis. Original gold stamped red cloth with private embossed library stamp on title page, in a cloth box, very nice copy. Howes B853 [b]. Cowan 77. Graff 429: "... the final 8 pages contain description of forty-eight parcels of land located on the folding plan..." Blumann & Thomas 2901. Rocq 8429. Wheat, Gold Rush 23. Zamorano 80:10: "John Henry Brown as a fur trader, bartender, citizen-soldier, hotel builder, capitalist, man of affairs, and author. A prominent figure in San Francisco in the early days, 1846-1850, Brown observed and was told of many happenings there. He met many men, both the great and the near great. His reminiscences fill in many of the gaps in the early history of San Francisco. - R.J. W." Eberstadt 135:127. Streeter Sale 2999. Kurutz 88A: "...Despite the flaws, his text gives wonderful detail on people and events...

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        Buds and Blossoms

      "Pontiac, Mich: Gazzette Publishing House" "Pontiac, Mich: Gazzette Publishing House", 1886. 1st Edition. Description: 228p. Form/genre: Poems. "Fine copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. "

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        Anna Karenina

      New York: Thomas J. Crowell & Co., 1886. First English edition. Octavo, original brown cloth, with gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel. In near fine condition with some light wear to the spine extremities and a tasteful contemporary bookplate to the front free endpaper. Translated by Nathan Haskell Dole. A bright copy. 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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        The Follies & Fashions of Our Grandfathers (1807). Embellished with Thirty-seven whole-page Plates Including Ladies' and Gentlemen's Dress (Hand-Coloured and Heightened with Gold and Silver); Sporting and Coaching Scenes (Hand-Coloured); Fanciful Prints, Portraits of Celebrities, &c. (many from original copper-plates)

      London: Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press 1886/7 Number 234 of 250 large paper copies, signed "Field & Tuer." The large paper copies included the earliest impressions of the plates, with the costumes "extra carefully tinted" and heightened with gold and silver. Drab boards with embroidered linen labels. Embroidered ribbon marker. Quarto. Some wear along back joint, endpapers lightly foxed. A very good copy of a fragile book. The present work is "an illustrated digest of the most amusing and characteristic matter contained inâ?¦[fashion] magazines more or less flourishing in the year 1807: (introduction).

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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        Tiryns. Der prähistorische Palast der Könige von Tiryns.

      Ergebnisse der neuesten Ausgrabunen. Mit Vorrede von F. Adler und Beiträgen von W. Dörpfeld. Leipzig: Brockhaus 1886. Rigt illustr. i teksten samt med 1 kort, 4 planer samt 24 chromolitograferede plancher. LXVIII + 488 s. Smukt priv. hlvldr. With numerous textual illustr., 1 map, 4 plans and 24 chromolithographed plates. Nice priv. halfleather

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        The Princess Casamassima. A Novel

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1886., 1886. 3 volumes; octavo. Publisher's original dark green cloth with gilt titles to spines, black rule to boards, brown end papers; rough trimmed edges; 2-page adverts at rear of vols. 2 and 3. Inner hinges of vols. 2 and 3 starting but holding strong; Kirbymoorside Library stiker to uppers, partly removed from vol. 1 and 2 revealing another sticker from a 'John Day Bookseller'. Binding a little rubbed and marked, particularly to extremities; corners frayed. Content clean. Pencil ownership. A very good indeed, very serviceable copy, held in a protective green cloth slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Mississippi Reports. Annotated edition. Vols. 1-31 (1839-1886)

      1886 - Mississippi Reports. Annotated edition. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court, High Court of Errors and Appeals, and the Superior Court of Chancery of Mississippi. Annotated edition. Vols. 1-31 (1839-1886). St. Paul, Minn.: West Publishing Co., 1886. Ex-private law library with stamps on top edge, very good. See digital image. * Volumes 1 to 63 (1881-1886) of the Mississippi Reports were published prior to the National Reporter System. The Southern Reporter [1st series] begins coverage with vol. 64 of the Mississippi Reports. Containing Freeman's Chancery Reports (1839-1843); Smedes and Marshalls' Chancery Reports (1840-1843); Walker (vol.1 MS) (1818-1832); Howard vols. 1-7 (vols. 2-8 MS) (1834-1843); Smedes & Marshall (vols. 9-22) (vols. 1-14); and MS Reports vols. 23-63 (1851-1886).

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB]
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        Kidnapped: Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751

      London: Cassell & Company, Ltd., 1886 First edition, first issue. Original publisher's burgundy cloth, with the color map bearing a "Sketch of. the probable course of David Balfour's Wanderings" bound into the text in front of the title page, publisher's ads at rear dated "5.G.4.86." A very good copy with some wear to the spine and corners, light rubbing to spine, minor wear to top edge of rear panel, front hinge slightly cracked and secure, some spotting along page edges, very light spotting on throughout. Overall, a tight and sound copy, free of any repairs or restoration. Kidnapped is a historical fiction novel that is presented as the semi-autobiographical adventure tales of David Balfour, whose surname is Stevenson's mother's maiden name. The novel is set in the aftermath of the Scottish Jacobite uprisings and is loosely based around real characters and events. It is considered to be the sequel to the author's bestseller Treasure Island.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Kidnapped: Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751. Together with Catriona, A Sequel

      London: Cassell and Company, Limited, 1886, 1893, 1886. FIRST EDITION. FIRST ISSUE of Kidnapped (no issue points for Catriona) Bound in publisher's green and blue cloths, titled in gilt to spine. The first volume with owner's inscription to half title, binding shaken within case, cloth soiled. Second volume edgeworn with some spine lean. Essentially a used pair showing general handling and wear, some dustiness etc., but still presentable and housed in a custom-made slip-case. A serviceable example. Prideaux; A Bibliography of the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson (1917). [Item 18]. Grolier Club Exhibition Catalogue [79]

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      Chicago & New York: Rand, McNally & Co...., [1886].. 347pp. plus three plates including portrait and color frontispiece, and an odd advertisement on the verso of the last page of the preface, plus [5]pp. of advertisements at the rear. Original gilt pictorial cloth. Light wear to extremities; a few small stains. Ownership inscriptions on fly leaf. First and last few leaves loosening. A few minor tears at edges of text pages. Very minor toning. A good copy. "The first - and best - cowboy autobiography" (Howes), and undoubtedly one of the most important range books. This would seem to be one of the earliest Rand, McNally editions, undated, but still using the colored frontispiece which appears in the 1885 and 1886 editions that were issued by Siringo himself. SIX SCORE 99. HOWES S518. GRAFF 3804. DYKES, KID 17. DOBIE, p.119. ADAMS SIX-GUNS 2032. ADAMS HERD 2077. BASIC TEXAS BOOKS 185.

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        The Life of George BRUMMELL, Esq., Commonly Called Beau Brummell.

      Nimmo, London 1886 - London, Nimmo, 1886. Deux vol. in-4, cartonnage éditeur. Texte en anglais. / Two 4to volumes, publisher's case-binding. Text in English. Mode. 40 gravures de contemporains de Brummell en chromolithographie. UN DES 150 NUMÉROTÉS EN GRAND PAPIER. / Fashion. 40 chromolithographies of contemporaries of Brummell. ONE OF THE 150 NUMBERED COPIES OF THE LARGE PAPER EDITION. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Langue : Anglais

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      London: Ellis and Scrutton, 1886. Bookplates, fine. Edition-de-luxe (first collected edition), limited to 25 large paper copies for subscribers. Paper watermarked J. Whatman. 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.

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        Anna Karenina

      NY: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1886. First Edition. Original light brown cloth with gilt spine and cover lettering & Romanov seal. Solid VG copy with lettering still bright. Small black ink dot at edge of front cover, front hinge cracked, but rear hinge solid. This copy has, in the front, plain white endpapers followed by a set of leaf design endpapers (verso of free white endpaper is leaf design). The rear endpapers are the leaf design. No previous works by the author listed opposite the title page and no ads in rear.

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        Tristan and Isolde

      Private Printing. Very Good. 1886. Hardcover. Light rubbing to spine top and tail, tanning to feps; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 76 pages; First translation of Wagner's libretto. Olive green cloth with gold lettering, all edges dyed red .

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      - Madrid,1886. Edita La Moda Elegante. Año completo. Media piel con dorados en lomera. 388pp., 39x29cm. Ilustrado con 50 litografías a color y grabados en b/n intercalados en el texto. Buen estado. (Cuarto Grosso) MODA

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        ADVENTURES And TRAVELS In The NEW WONDER LAND Of YELLOWSTONE PARK, BIG TREES And YOSEMITE VALLEY, DescriptŽ of the Most Noted Scenes in Thirty States and Territories

      Utica, N. Y.:: Press of Curtiss & Childs,. 1886.. 12mo. 7-5/16" x 4-1/2". 1st edition. Not in Howes, though see L-564 for Luke's 1884 travelogue. OCLC records 9 holding institutions. 102 pp.. Original publisher's deep maroon cloth binding with gilt stamped title lettering to front board. Pale yellow eps.. Faint binding wear. Period pos (2) to ffep. A VG+ copy..

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        Recent Locomotives

      New York - The Railroad Gazette 1886 - Acopy of Recent Locomotives. With four hundred and sixty four of the original five hundred and twenty five plates. These have been bound in non-numerical order. This edition contains illustrations with descriptions and specifications and details, of recent American and European locomotives, reprinted from the Railroad Gazette. This is an enlarged edition of the original, including a chapter on compound locomotives. There is a contents page at the beginning of the volume and twenty pages of advertisements to the rear. From the Preface: The present enlarged edition includes over three hundred additional engravings and full descriptions of some fifty locomotives that have been built since 1882. These additions have more than doubled the size of the original volume, and may be considered to fairly represent recent practice in locomotive construction in America, England and the Continent of Europe. Especial attention has been given to the Consolidation type of engine, which is now so extensively used for freight traffic. A brief explanation in simple language has been given of the main principles of compounding, and of the peculiar conditions governing the application of the compound system to the locomotive. This important subject has been further elucidated by engravings and descriptions of the latest examples of compound locomotives. Condition: In a reboundhalf calf binding with cloth covered boards, but lacking the back strip. Externally, rather worn. Both joints are weak. Internally, binding is loosening in places. Both hinges are weak. Pages are generally bright and clean with some foxing to the first and last few pages and browned throughout. There is some damage tosome leaveswith chips and closed tears. There is a binder's stamp to the rear pastedown. Overall: FAIR. [Attributes: 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. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 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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        Tiryns. Der prähistorische Palast der Könige von Tiryns. Ergebnisse der neuesten Ausgrabungen. Mit Vorrede von F. Adler und Beiträgen von W. Dörpfeld.,

      Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus, 1886. - Erstausgabe. - Einband gering berieben, sonst gutes Exemplar. - Nicht bei Borst. Sprache: ge Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 Gr.-8°. Mit 188 tlw. ganzs. Textabbildungen, 4 mehrf. gefalt. Plänen, einer gefalt. Karte u. 24 meist gefalt. chromolithogr. Tafeln u. einer gefalt. Karte. LXVIII, 487 (1) S., Etw. späterer roter HLdr.-Bd. a. 5 Bünden m. goldgepr. Rückenschild. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta: Diptera, 3 volumes, complete

      London: Privately Published by Godman and Salvin, 1886-1903. First edition. Small bump to one outer corner, no signs of use; a bright and clean copy in near fine condition.. Pp. viii, 378; ix, (i), 489; (viii), 127 + 21 full page lithographic plates (5 are hand-colored or partially hand-colored). Contemporary dark blue buckram with gilt-lettered spine, top page edge gilt, sm folio. The complete work on the Diptera or "true flies" of Central America. This includes the supplement by S.W. Williston, J.M. Aldrich, W.M. Wheeler and A.L. Melander which appears at the end of volume 1. From the private library of entomologist Evert I. Schlinger (U.C. Berkeley) with his signature on the front endpaper of each volume.

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        L'Univers dans Paris. Illustré par A. Choubrac.

      1886 - In-12, 394-[1] pages, gravures dans le texte et à pleine page. Chagrin aubergine de l'époque, dos à nerfs filetés ornés de caissons fleuronnés, triple filet doré sur les plats, coupes filetées, tête dorée, riche dentelle intérieure, doublure en peau de vélin illustrée par Albert Choubrac, couvertures conservées [Vermorel]. Édition originale dans un magnifique exemplaire ayant appartenu à Albert Choubrac (1853-1902), peintre, dessinateur, affichiste et illustrateur. L'exemplaire est orné de deux compositions originales à l'encre noire de l'illustrateur dont une scène de harem avec le titre en rouge et une scène de corrida, l'ouvrage est dédicacé et signé par les deux auteurs : "À notre bon ami et bien spirituel collaborateur, les dévoués et reconnaissants". 557 g. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Hobson-Jobson: being a glossary of Anglo-Indian colloquial words and phrases, and of kindred terms; etymological, historical, geographical, and discursive

      London: John Murray. 1886. First edition, thick 8vo, pp. xlviii, 870; title page printed in red and black, text in double column; publisher's half red morocco over tan cloth, gilt-lettered spine; spine quite scratched and worn, ownership signature of G. Clive Coutes, Helperby, on ffep; his bookplate and one other mounted to front pastedown; ownership signature of India historian Robert Sewell on half title page; tipped in ALS concerning Yule's glossary addressed to Sewell, signed and dated R. [?] Temple, 16/12/[18]99. Printed leaf of "Words not to be Found in Yule" and "Additional Illustrations to the Words," heavily annotated in pencil manuscript, bound in rear.

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        Hobson-Jobson: being a Glossary of Anglo-Indian Colloquial Words and Phrases, and of Kindred Terms;

      London: John Murray,, 1886. Etymological, Historical, Geographical, and Discursive. Octavo (215 × 131 mm). Modern maroon half morocco on marbled boards, title gilt direct to the spine, raised bands, lozenge devices to the compartments. Title page in red and black, bound with the half-title. Half-title with some tan-burn from the previous binding, title page a little soiled, light toning to the text-block, else very good. First edition. Soldier and scholar, Yule's edition of Marco Polo's travels won him the RGS Founder's Medal, and enhanced his reputation as "one of the leading authorities on the historical geography of central Asia in general and the history of medieval travel writing in particular" (ODNB). But Yule's reputation rests less on his scholarly writings than on his co-authorship, with A. C. Burnell , of this "extraordinary glossary of Anglo-Indian colloquial words and phrases … This encyclopaedic work … provides modern historians with a unique view of the everyday language of British officers in colonial India. Yule was fascinated by the complex history of the incorporation of Hindustani, Bengali, and other Indian terms into English usage, and his rendering of this history in the form of an idiosyncratic yet highly engaging glossary has proved, perhaps ironically, to be his most enduring literary contribution". Without doubt one of the most enlightening, and readable, dictionaries ever compiled. Essential reference, and very uncommon in this first edition.

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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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        I tesori d'Arte dell'Italia.

      Treves 1886 - Milan, Treves, 1886. In folio de 543pp., reliure en demi chagrin marron postérieur récent, dos à 4 doubles nerfs dont 2 soulignés d'un simple filet doré et les deux autres surlignés et soulignés de doubles filets dorés, deux frises dorées, deux petits fleurons dorés et un grand fleuron doré, avec 51 gravures à pleine page à l'eau forte hors texte de Groh, Fischer, Raab, Kuhn, De Siegl, Unger, Wornle. Et 354 gravures sur bois in texte d'après des dessins de Bender, Frank, De Grienberger, Langhammer, De Schrotter. Rousseurs éparses, quelques piqûres dans les marges, gravures parfois avec des petits défauts comme de légères abrasions à la surface du dessin ou quelques légères rousseurs, bon et bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

      [Bookseller: Warren Berry]
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        Die moderne Gesellschaft, gekennzeichnet durch die Reden der verurtheilten Chicagoer Anarchisten A.R. Parsons, August Spies, Sam Fielden, Oscar Neebe, M. Schwab, L. Lingg, A. Fischer, G. Engel, in dem grossen Tendenzprozess vor Richter Gary, am 7., 8. und 9. Oktober 1886 Gründe, warum das Urtheil nicht vollzogen werden sollte

      Socialistic Publishing Society Chicago: Socialistic Publishing Society, [1886]. Contemporary half brown cloth in imitation of leather, with marbled paper sides. Printed on highly acidic paper and brittle, brittle, brittle, and totally browned. The novel has foxing.. 8vo. 100 pp. [bound with] Schuecking, Levin. Praemie. Schloss Dornegge oder Der Weg zum Gluck. [Ein] Roman. [Milwaukee, WI]: Separat-Abdruck aus dem "Herold,"1869. 8vo. 339 pp.A wonderful Haymarket Affair publication about "Modern society, characterized by the speeches of the condemned" anarchists. And it is bound with an unrecorded American printing of a German novel.We trace only five copies in U.S. libraries of the Haymarket item and none of the novel.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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        Lady Burton's edition of her husband's Arabian nights : translated literally from the Arabic / prepared for household reading by Justin Huntly McCarthy [complete in 6 volumes]

      "London : Waterlow, 1886-1887" "London : Waterlow, 1886-1887", 1886. 1st Edition. "Physical description: 6 v., 2 fronts. (ports.) ; 23 cm. Subjects: Arabian nights -- Tales, Arabian -- Burton, Richard Francis, 1821-1890. Spine title: Arabian nights. Notes: Only 1,000 sets printed. Vols. 1 & 2 have frontispiece portraits of Lady Isabel and Richard Burton. " "Physical description: 6 v., 2 fronts. (ports.) ; 23 cm. Subjects: Arabian nights -- Tales, Arabian -- Burton, Richard Francis, 1821-1890. Spine title: Arabian nights. Notes: Only 1,000 sets printed. Vols. 1 & 2 have frontispiece portraits of Lady Isabel and Richard Burton. "

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Neues vollstandinges Worterbuch der Deutschen, Englischen und Japanischen Sprache, einschliesslich der wichtigen im Deutschen gebrauchlichen Fremdworter, mit einem Berzeichniss der unregelmassigen (starken) Zeitworter und der gebrauchlichen Abkurzungen.

      Tokio, Osaka, Kioto: Tsujimoto Sho-sho-do & Co., 1886 - 1886. Erste Auflage. iv,1650pp. Rebound with 3/4 calf with cloth boads, raised bands with gilt title and gilt compartments to spine. Marbled and pages sl.foxing. Japanes & German title pages repaired. Ownership stamped on German title page. 27.5x19.7cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ogawa Tosho,Ltd. ABAJ, ILAB]
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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 19,3 x 9,3 cm, broché, couverture bleue rempliée, 6 ff. n. ch. (2 ff. blancs, 1 f. imprimé au verso, faux-titre, frontispice, titre), 168 pp., 2 ff. n. ch. Réf. bibliographiques : Talvart et Place IX, 311. Condition : Nouvelle édition augmentée en partie originale. L'un des 500 ex. sur papier de fabrique du Périgord. Exemplaire enrichi d'un envoi autographe de l'auteur à son ami Paul Alexis, qui avec J.-K. Huysmans, Henry Céard, Guy de Maupassant, Léon Hennique et Émile Zola, faisait partie du « groupe des six » à l'origine des Soirées de Médan parues en 1880. Accroc en haut du dos. Très belle provenance. 300g. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Faustroll]
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        War and Peace

      New York: William S. Gottsberger,, 1886. A Historical Novel by Count Léon Tolstoï. Translated into French by a Russian Lady and from the French by Clara Bell. Work 1: Before Tilsit 1805–1807. Work 2: The Invasion 1807–1812. Work 3: Borodino, The French at Moscow – Epilogue – 1812–1820. Revised and Corrected in the United States. 3 works in 6 volumes, small octavo. Original brown cloth, titles and decoration to spines and front board in gilt and black, brown coated endpapers. Housed in a grey cloth slipcase. Ends and corners lightly rubbed, some hinges superficially starting with occasional expert and nearly invisible repair but all holding strong, leaves a little toned but all in excellent condition. First editions in English, first printings (with all title pages dated 1886 and the corrected Gottsberger imprint to versos), translated into English by Clara Bell (1835–1927). Gottsberger published Tolstoy's masterpiece as a trilogy of individual two volume novels, issued separately in uniform cloth at $1.75, which together form the complete work. An exceptionally nice set.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Orchid Album, comprising coloured figures and descriptions of new, rare, and beautiful orchidaceous plants. Conducted by ... Warner... The botanical descriptions by Thomas Moore

      London: B.S. Williams (I-VIII) and B.S. Williams & Son (IX-X), 1886. Volume 5 only (of 11), large quarto. (12 1/2 x 10 inches). Text complete and illustrated with 48 superb hand coloured lithograph plates of orchids numbered 193-240 - this volume complete and the plates clean. Contemporary half blue morocco, a bit rubbed. This important record of the greatest orchid varieties discovered and described during the nineteenth century, with beautiful illustrations of the highest quality by John Nugent Fitch. This important work was published periodically by B.S. Williams from his nurseries in Holloway, London, from 1882 until his death in 1890. His son, Henry Williams, continued the publication. Its selection, based largely on the discoveries made during the nineteenth century, offers an unparalleled record of all the best orchid varieties before the impact of the captive- bred hybrids. The publisher notes, "The great advances which have been made within the last few years in the introduction and the cultivation of Exotic Orchids, have suggested the desirability of devoting a monthly publication to the illustration of the best forms of these singular and aristocratic plants, and also to the explanation of the most successful methods of growing them." In addition there are numerous notes given at the end of the specific descriptions about contemporary orchid collections, shows and growers in the United Kingdom and elsewhere. These offer a valuable glimpse into the world of the late-Victorian orchid enthusiast, and contain information, available no where else, that casts light onto the early history of the captive cultivation of a number of varieties and species. The plates by John Nugent Fitch (a member of the greatest family of British 19th-century botanical artists) benefit greatly from the large format of the work "Being of Royal Quarto size, the pages of the Album are sufficiently large to enable the artist to produce ample and intelligible portraits of the plants without their becoming cumbersome." The resultant work offers both a fascinating insight into the state of knowledge about orchids and their cultivation, and also an unrivalled visual record by one of the great botanical artists of the day. Great Flower Books (1990) p.149; Nissen BBI 2107; The Orchid Observed 23.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Compiled Laws of Kansas 1885

      Topeka KS: Geo. W. Crane Co., 1886. Compiled Laws of Kansas 1885. Being a Compilation of All the Laws of a General Nature based upon the General Statutes of 1868 (embracing all of said statutes unrepealed) Together with Subsequent Enactments, including the Session Laws of 1885, with references to decisions. (Second Edition . . . With New Expanded Index). Contemporary brown leather, four raised ribs on spine, gilt lettering on maroon panel, decorated with burned-in fine lines bordering and crosshatching on cover fore edges, 1181pp including new index with 'greater number of subject-matters' prepared especially for this second edition. Leather rubbed with a mottled appearance ranging from a light to dark brown, gilt lettering quite readable and reasonably attractive when shelved, small 'STATE' branded into front cover, front hinge has a 2-1/4" split at top, back hinge a 1/2" split, top corners rubbed through to boards, lacks the second of two front free endpapers and both back free endpapers, light foxing at gutter of pastedowns, edges browned, text complete, crisp & clean, toned to offwhite. Charles F. W. Dassler was a noted attorney at Leavenworth who prepared a number of law books, this being his third preceded by Dassler's Kansas Statutes 1876 and Compiled Laws of Kansas 1879.. Second Edition. Full-Leather. Fair. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

      [Bookseller: Gene's Books, IOBA]
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        Alla terra dei Galla. Narrazione della Spedizione Bianchi in Africa nel 1879-80. Nuova edizione corredata di una prefazione biografica di A. Brunialti e d'una carta geografica della regione percorsa da G.B.

      Subject: (Viaggi - Africa). Milano, Treves, 1886, 4to m.pelle marron con titol e fregi in oro al dorso, pp. 616-(4) con num. ill. n.t. di Ed. Ximenes (da schizzi dell'A.) + una grande cartina pi? volte rip. f.t.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        Hobarttown oder Sommerfrische in den Antipoden

      Prague: Druck und Verlag von Heinr. Mercy. 1886. Ferguson 11766a & 13542 (duplicated entry). 4to. [xviii], 284, frontis and 22 engraved plates (two folding) and 6 smaller illustrations. Cloth-backed (and cornered) printed papered boards, gilt tile on spine, the corners a little bumped, extremities rubbed and with slight loss of the paper. The folding plates facing pp250 & 262 are strengthened with cloth at the folds, as issued. The fore-margin of the frontis a little creased, edges a little yellowed, as usual. Two pressed plant clippings (between tissue). Very good. ***The Archduke's elaborate account of his summer holiday in the far south. This copy bears the ink stamp of the Royal Society of Tasmania on the upper board, half-title (twice) and title pages (the latter slightly offset onto the frontis) - and the inscription on the half-title 'Presented by the Archduke Ludwig Salvator' (not, it would seem, in his hand). .

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

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        Millennial Dawn, Volume One (I): Plan of the Ages (1886)

      Pittsburgh: Zion's Watch Tower. 1886. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. First printing, 1886, first state with the title page free of any number counts for later printings. 8vo, original dark green cloth gilt, patterned endpapers, folding frontispiece plate on pale blue paper of the 'Chart of the Ages,' 351 (1) pp. A near fine copy with just a touch of soil, minor foxing and wear to folding plate, hinges tight, spine bright, early ownership inscription on the verso of the first blank: 'Mrs. Wm D. Martin's Book, Bought of Miss De La Ann Alten [?] August 17, 1887.' A beautiful copy of one of the rarest books in the Jehovah's Witnesses canon. No copies have appeared at auction in the last several decades to our knowledge and there are currently no copies online of the first printing of this foundational work. Charles Taze Russell, the author and publisher of this book, was the founder of the Bible Student movement out of which the Jehovah's Witnesses and other Bible study groups emerged. He was a prominent restorationist minister in the Pittsburgh area, (b. 1852 - d. 1916). Wikipedia: Beginning in July 1879 he began publishing a monthly religious journal, Zion's Watch Tower and Herald of Christ's Presence. The journal is now published by Jehovah's Witnesses on a semi-monthly basis under the name, The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah's Kingdom. In 1881 he co- founded Zion's Watch Tower Tract Society and in 1884 the corporation was officially registered, with Russell as president. Russell wrote many articles, books, tracts, pamphlets and sermons, totaling approximately 50,000 printed pages. From 1886 to 1904, he published a six-volume Bible study series originally entitled Millennial Dawn, later renamed Studies in the Scriptures, nearly 20 million copies of which were printed and distributed around the world in several languages during his lifetime. Many of the books and tracts were published in Allegheny, PA, now the North Side of Pittsburgh. Because we are based in Pittsburgh, we've been keeping an eye out for early copies of Watchtower publications for over 30 years and this is the first time we have ever even laid eyes on this incredibly rare book!

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