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        Floating Flies and How to Dress Them

      London: Sampson Low and Co. 1886, London - Very Good Plus. Second Edition. Ten coloured plates with tissue guards enhance this rare fishing item. Green cloth with gilt spine and cover, tight and clean copy. Bookplate of Francis Hubert Barclay on inside cover. Gift inscription on verso of F.EP. and half-title page. A very attractive, tight copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Culpepper Books]
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        Floating Flies and How to Dress Them: A Treatise on the most modern methods of dressing artificial flies for Trout and Grayling, with full illustrated directions, and containing ninety Hand-Coloured Engravings of the most Killing Patterns, together with a few Hints to Dry-Fly Fishermen.

      London:: Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington,, 1886.. First edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. [x], 136, 32 (adverts): with text illustrations, the 10 guarded plates, and with the author's printed PS tipped in. 1886 gift inscription to half-title: contents otherwise clean and unmarked. With the original deep crimson endpapers, top edge gilt, in the original binding of olive cloth over bevelled boards, ruled and titled in gilt. Minor marks to cloth, corners scuffed, spine rather dulled, ends restored. A good firm copy.

      [Bookseller: Chapel Books]
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        A Travers L'Empire Britannique

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

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Picturesque Beauties of Boswell [Rowlandson's Caricature Etchings]

      London. Folio. [1886]. Original purplish-brown blindstamped cloth folders with ties (one partially present), gilt lettering front cover: Rowlandson's Caricature Etchings Illustrating Boswell's Tour to the Hebrides. 20 folio sheets comprising a complete set of nineteenth century restrikes of the original twenty copper-plates originally published in 1786. Lacks title or plate list. Exceedingly scarce, no copies on net at time of writing.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

      London, Longmans, Green and Co. 1886, 1886. First Edition, First Issue (With hand corrected date on front cover). 8vo. 141pp + 1pp ads.Original publisher's buff paper wraps titled and decorated in blue and red with publisher's ads to the rear wrap. Very light soiling and some expert reapir to the spine panel, otherwise a markedly handsome copy of a legendarily fragile object. One of the nices, freshest examples we've seen. The classic mystery crime novel/ horror story (or 'Crawler' as Stevenson called it), inspired by the case of the Edinburgh body snatchers Burke and Hare, was written in just three days, although it was shelved by the author for three years as he considered it too disturbing for publication. Prideaux; A Bibliography of the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson (1917). [Item 17]. Grolier Club Exhibition Catalogue [75]. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [138]. A Haycfraft-Queen Cornerstone novel. Book Collector; Top 200 Crime Novels (No.272). Listed in The Observer's All-Time 100 Best Novels [2003] also Jones & Newman; 100 Best Horrors.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        President Grover Cleveland SIGNED 1886 POSTMASTER Appointment

      N/A, 1886. 1st Edition. Other Other. Good. Signed by Grover Cleveland, the 22nd and 24th President of the United States! Measures 14 x 17 inches. Date August 17, 1886. Appointment for Augustus Spalding to the position of Postmaster of Norwalk, Connecticut. Framed, 23 x 25-1/2 inches. Professionally matted and framed!

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
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        THREE YEARS OF ARCTIC SERVICE. An Account Of The Lady Franklin Bay Expedition Of 1881-84 And The Attainment Of The Farthest North (2 Volumes)

      London: Richard Bentley & Son, 1886 Superb 19th century binding, given as a 2nd class prize at Queenwood College (Hampshire ?) Royal blue hard-grained morocco with gilt & blind tooled decorations in the Art Nouveau style.Only minor wear to spine ends and corners.Rear hinge of Vol.II starting but secure. Aeg. Inside dentelles.Six panels with raised bands and fine gilt tooling to spines.Ribbon bookmarks bound in. Small bookplate on each front pastedown endpaper. Light creases to ffep's.Typical light foxing to prelims with other trivial scattered foxing within the text.Text is generally bright and fresh...bindings tight.VOLUME I...pgs.xxv,428 (one leaf) 17 b/w full-page illustrations,including frontis portrait of Greely that has offset to partially detatched tissue guard. Multiple in-text illustrations.5 maps (1 folding) VOLUME II...pgs.xiii,444. 26 b/w full-page illustrations,including frontis. Multiple in-text illustrations.4 maps (3 folding) The map called for in the pocket follows page 444. This map has two tape repairs along the hinge. Other photos available. . 1st U.K.edition. Full-Leather. Vg+/No Jacket. Heavy 8vo. Hard Cover - Fine Binding .

      [Bookseller: Dale Cournoyer Books]
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        Moyo Hinagata Miyako No Nishiki

      Intro. by Gyokuzan Okada. 164 finely colored woodcut plates. Three vols. 8vo, orig. boards, stitched as issued, orig. block printed title label on upper covers. Osaka: 1886. This is an uncommonly good collection of kimonos and obi belts for both women and men, all printed in rich yet delicate colors. The illustrator, to give more "texture" to many of the images, has had the plates lightly embossed. The patterns are unusually sophisticated. Fine condition. The wrappers are all printed in grey with a silvery mica pattern. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        The Registers of Ulverston Parish Church.

      Ulverston James Atkinson 1886 - Sm. 4to. cxi, (iii), 735pp, list of subscribers. Armorial Bookplate. Bound in half vellum, marbled paper boards, red leather spine label and raised bands heightened in gilt. Former owner's signature to f.f.e.p. Split to lower front hinge. Slightly rubbed but still a handsome copy of an extremely scarce work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kerr & Sons Booksellers]
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        Cartas de . Novedades de esta Corte y avisos recibidos de otras partes. 1621-1626

      Miguel Ginesta, Madrid 1886 - 8º, XI p., 407 p. Papel hilo. Media piel, nervios, florones, hilos dorados. Corte superior dorado. Cubierta original. Buena edición, impresa con grandes márgenes, de estas veinte relaciones de sucesos ocurridos en la monarquía Bspañola, especialmente en Madrid, en los primeros cinco años del reinado de Felipe IV. En apéndice noticia de sucesos particulares ocurridos los mismos años. El volumen es el tomo 17 de la Colección de libros españoles raros o curiosos. Literatura española. Spanish literature.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Studio]
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        Tunison's Peerless Universal Atlas of the World

      Jacksonville, Illinois.: H. C. Tunison.. 1886.. World atlas with hand-colored maps; 14 x 11.5 inches; 208 pp. Discoloration to front cover, modest discoloration to rear; volume tightly bound; contents in excellent clean condition. The Atlas features hand-colored maps of the world, plus 48 hand-colored maps of US states and territories. In addition, there are various charts (railroads of the world; populations, etc.) and engravings (U.S. Government Buildings, Washington D.C.) Additional maps of Canada, Mexico and Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania, chiefly hand-colored, with only several appearing in printed color. The last page of the Atlas is devoted to Tunison products: Maps; Charts, Guides, plus paragraphs on the publisher himself: "he is accounted the wealthiest Self-Made man of his age in Illinois..." etc. Overall, a marvelous and uncommon 19th century atlas, in very good condition, with condition issues to covers noted. .

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        Mitchell's New General Atlas: Containing Maps of the Various Countries of the World, Plans of Cities, Etc.. Embraced in Ninety-Three Quarto Maps, Forming a Series of One Hundred Forty-Seven Maps and Plans, Together with Valuable Statistical Tables

      Philadelphia: Bradley & Co.. 1886. Hardcover. Very Good. First thus, 1886. Half-leather folio, 123pp + 45pp index. Beautiful hand- colored maps. In very good condition with some light rubbing to the leather. Bright gilt embossed boards with marbled endpapers. Binding tight. In addition to general maps, this atlas also contains numerous double-plate county and township maps showing greater detail of the American West; for example, insets of Galveston and San Francisco on the maps of Texas and California, respectively. A very clean, tight copy with unmarked contents. From the "Golden Age" of American Cartography.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Early Days in California

      Tribune-Republican Press, Denver 1886 - 8vo. 214 pp. Light soil to covers. Light rubbing, fraying, and sunning to spine. Handsome gilt decoration of title and ship to front cover. Decorated end papers. Signed and inscribed by author. "On the 22nd day of September, 1849, I joined the good ship "Susan Drew," at New York, bound for California. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cellar Stories Bookstore]
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      London, George Bell & Sons, York Street, Covent Garden, 1886.. FIRST EDITION, 1886. PRESENTATION FROM THE AUTHOR. 8vo, approximately 220 x 140 mm, 8¾ x 5½ inches, 9 plates including frontispiece, 6 in colour with a black background, with tissue guards, the rest tinted, 11 text illustrations, plus a folding map of pearling regions, head- and tailpieces and decorated initials, pages: 1-329 plus 10 pages of adverts, ( [i-ix], x-xvi, 17-329 + [1], 10 adverts), original publisher's brown pictorial cloth with bevelled boards, gilt lettering to spine and gilt decoration to upper cover showing Britannia atop the globe surrounded by graces bearing the names of the principle gems, original black coated endpapers. Binding slightly rubbed, slight wear to head of spine and corners, upper hinge has tiny spit to head, heavy pale foxing to half-title, title page, frontispiece and endpapers, pale age-browning to pages, otherwise a very good copy with presentation at top of title page. See: John Sinkankas, Gemology and Annotated Bibliography, Volume 2, page 1002, number 6401; " One of the great pearl classics written by Streeter whose London jewelry from made a speciality of procuring natural pearls from all over the world. One of the finest works on pearls ever published and still useful today because of the scope of the information and its accuracy". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Karta öfver Norrbottens Län. Skala 1:200000 / Norrbottens Läns Kartverk

      1886-1900. Folio 39,5 x 27 cm. Title + contents + overwiew of the maps + key to the map signs + 44 maps + 1 extra map of Gellivare. Black cloth. Gilt title at the front board. Beautiful marbled end papers. Large margins. Thick paper. Rebacked. About five maps with light browning. The rest in fine condition.. A topographic atlas of the northernmost province of Sweden published at a time when the area still was largely wild and undeveloped. The atlas was an important step in the effort to develop these northern lands. The atlas was first intended to cover only the province of "Norrbotten" which was achieved about the year 1900. In 1894 the plan was expanded to let the atlas cover the entire northern half of the country but with some maps in a different scale. This copy follows the original plan and covers "Norrbotten" Of the 44 maps in this copy 38 are photo engraved and hand colored and 6 are printed in color lithography. An extra photo engraved map of Gellivare is supplied, (the Gellivare map in the atlas is in color lithography).The index calls for 45 maps covering the entire area of Norrbotten. This copy contains 44. The map of Rödkallen is not present (covers a few islands in the gulf of Bothnia). Rare

      [Bookseller: Hammarlunds Antikvariat]
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        The Mysteries of Magic: A Digest of the Writings of Eliphas Levi

      London: George Redway, 1886. Blue cloth gilt lettered on spine with gilt "pentacle of Faust" on front panel. 349 pp with 16 pp of ads. Superb copy with edgewear only. . 1st Edition. Cloth. Near Fine. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
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        Tristan and Isolde

      Private Printing 1886 - 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: C P Books]
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      1886. London and New York: Macmillan and Co., 1886. 2 pp undated ads. Original dark blue-green cloth decorated in black and gilt. First one-volume edition (second edition overall), copies of which also served as the first American edition. This satirical novel of New England reformers and philanthropists is "a brilliantly sustained comedy and in the opinion of many critics only surpassed in the work of Henry James by THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY" [CGEL].~It was initially published in three volumes (500 copies, February 1886) -- which first edition is now quite rare, commanding low-five-figure prices in collectible condition. This 5000-copy second edition was printed a month later, the majority of copies being then issued in America with a maroon-and-pink binding; the others were issued in this dark blue-green binding in May 1886, the majority without an ad leaf for domestic U. K. consumption, plus some such as this one with a leaf of dollar ads, for American audiences. This is an attractive copy, very nearly fine (the slightest of shelfwear on the bottom edge). Edel & Laurence A28b.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        The Shrine of Death

      London; Routledge. 1886, 1886. First edition. 8vo. Publisher's black buckram cloth titled and decorated in gilt to spine and front board. Light rubbing and cuffing to extremties, bumping to spine ends with a little trivial fraying to head. Very Good indeed. A rather elusive collection of strange and weird tales, this copy made more distinctive by virtue of having been inscribed by the author to the title page.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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      Leipzig, Edouard Kummer, 1886In-8° Legatura in mezza tela bordeaux e carta marmorizzata ai piatti. Autore e titolo impressi al dorso. 247 pagine numerate, 18 tavole fuori testo  incise a silografia e impresse a colori. Terza edizione di quest’opera in tedesco dedicata alle escursioni alpine, arricchita di numerose tavole a colori raffiguranti svariati scorci alpini. Esemplare in discreto stato, tracce d’usura al dorso,  ai piatti e alla tavola all’antiporta. ITALIANO

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Il Cartiglio di R. C]
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        The Architectural History of the University of Cambridge and of the Colleges of Cambridge and Eton

      Cambridge - University Press, 1886 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A series of plates detailing the architecture of the University of Cambridge and of the colleges of Cambridge and Eton. First edition. A green and brown cloth hardback with gilt lettering. The Reverend Robert Willis (1800 - 1875) was an English academic. He was the first Cambridge professor to win widespread recognition as a mechanical engineer, and first set the scientific study of vowels on a respectable foundation, but now best remembered for his extensive architectural writings, including a 4-volume treatise on the architecture of the University of Cambridge. In 1841 he published his Principles of mechanism, and in 1851 A system of Apparatus for the use of lecturers and experimenters in Mechanical Philosophy, as well as many works on medieval architecture and the mechanical construction of English cathedrals, notable for his incisive decompositions of these structures' functional and decorative aspects. He willed his manuscript on the Architectural History of the University of Cambridge to his nephew John Willis Clark who completed it. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is some bumping and fraying to the extremities and the cloth of volume ii has split. The front inner hinge of volume i has split. Internally the pages are clean and bright, with spotting to some of the plates in volume ivand endpapers only. There is an institutional nameplate on the front endpapers of volume i. Overall the condition is very good..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Romano-British Mosaic Pavements: A History of Their Discovery and a Record and Interpretation of Their Designs

      London: Whiting & Co, 1886. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Handsomely and professionally rebound in a gilt decorated half-leather binding with marbled-paper covered boards, not showing any knocks, splits or snags. Contents very clean and firm with no pen-marks or inscriptions. Also, not from a library and so no such stamps or labels. Size: octavo, 260mm x 160mm; pages: xxxiv, 323, [1], colour printed frontispiece, folding map and 33 plates (16 folding). Also includes, bound in at the rear, the original gilt lettered and gilt decorated upper board and lower board cloth covering and the original backstrip. A nice copy in very good order and very presentable.

      [Bookseller: Prior Books]
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        JO'S BOYS

      1886. 2. ALCOTT,LOUISA MAY. JO'S BOYS. Bost: Roberts, 1886 (1886). 12mo, brown cloth, 365p.+ [18]p. of pictorial ads, slight wear to spine ends, one corner bumped and small darkened spot on cover, really a VG+ birght copy. First edition, first state of this classic (sheets measure 1 16th" in bulk). LAID IN IS THE RARE PUBLISHER'S PRINTED SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT OF JO'S BOYS! It measures 3" wide x 4 1/2" and contains Roberts Brothers specifics about the book: published early October, price $1.50 and more. BAL 211. This is a great copy of the book made even more desireable with the rare announcement.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Fauntleroy and the Greenaway Girl"

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

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        Little Lord Fauntleroy

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1886. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing, in the Publisher's original gray boards, with the front board lettered in black and in red and decorated in red, black, and gilt, and the spine lettered in gilt and in red and decorated in black, red and gilt, with a contemporary Christmas 1886 gift inscription to the second free endpaper and a crack along the rear pastedown near the gutter. The exterior shows some general modest rubbing and handling soil; Frances Hodgson Burnett's debut Children's novel and the book for which she is best known and which first brought her to wide public notice and popularity. First serialized in St. Nicholas magazine (November, 1885 to October,1886), the work was first published in book form in 1886. The central character, a young boy named Cedric whose father had died, lived with his mother in genteel poverty on a shabby New York side street, dressing in elaborate suits and wearing his hair in long curls. While still a boy, he receives notice that his father's elder brothers all have died and that he, the little boy, is now Lord Fauntleroy and the heir to an Earldom and a vast estate. The incumbent Earl then seeks to teach Cedric how to be an English Aristocrat, an effort which produces quite interesting and delightful results. The book was immensely popular and Reginald Birch's illustrations for the novel set fashion trends as mothers began to dress their young sons in the Cedric manner, much to their fathers' disgust. A Very Good copy of the book's first printing in the Publisher's original cloth [with De Vinne printer's device on p. [210], signature mark 12 present on page [177], and 14 pages of publisher's advertisements at the rear].

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Vie de Lazarille de Tormès. Traduction nouvelle et préface de A. Morel-Fatio. Nombreuses illustrations et eaux-fortes de Maurice Leloir

      Paris: H.Launette, 1886. Livre. Illus. by Maurice Leloir. Bon. Demi-reliure à coins. Edition originale. In-4. Paris, H.Launette, 1886. 28,2 x 19 cm (R), grand in-8 raisin (format in-4), XXII (I) - 144 pp. - frontispice (reprise de la couverture) et 10 eaux fortes hors texte (en trois état), nombreuses vignettes gravées dans le texte (plus de 100) - reliée à la suite, sous couverture, faux-titre et titre séparés, une suite de 54 ff. n. ch. des vignettes dans le texte, reliure légèrement postérieure de demi-maroquin vert (passé) à coins, dos à 5 nerfs, tête dorées, toutes couvertures (illustrées) et dos conservés. Edition originale de la nouvelle traduction d'Alfred Morel-Fatio de ce qui est considéré comme le premier roman picaresque espagnol, et premier tirage des gravures de Maurice Leloir. L'UN DES 106 EXEMPLAIRES DE GRAND LUXE réimposés au format grand in-8, parmi lesquels celui-ci est l'un des 50 sur Japon comportant TROIS ETATS des 10 eaux-fortes hors texte (eau-forte pure, eaux-forte avec remarque et état définitif) ainsi qu'une suite à part su Japon de toutes les vignettes dans le texte (n° 96). Sur ce papier l'exemplaire devrait comporter au faux-titre un petit lavis original. Or, si nous avous bien le faux-titre, nous n'y avons pas trouvé de lavis, comme dans au moins un autre exemplaire que nous avons pu voir : il semble donc que Maurice Leloir n'ait pas fait l'intégralité du travail imposé par l'éditeur. Rare en grand papier. Le vert du maroquin a viré au brun, surtout au dos. Couvertures conservées un peu usées (sans gravité), pour le reste parfait. (VICAIRE, VII, 1040-1041 ; CARTERET, IV, 210 : "belle publication cotée" ; MONOD, 6197) (2 kg).

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        Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

      UK: Longmans, Green and Co. London, Longmans, Green & Co, 1886. First edition and first impression. Wraps. The book is in very good condition, with some wear to the spine and a stain to the front cover. Light crease to the top corner. A nice, tight copy overall. This edition is the first British edition preceded only by a few days be the US edition. The casebound edition was released to the British public a week after this edition. This edition was intended for publication in December 1885 but the publishers chose to delay the publication until the July to avoid the book getting lost amongst the Christmas sales. This issue is identified by having the date hand-corrected to 1886 on the front cover. There's no denying the importance of this book, not only for its position as a classic work of fiction but also in its influence on subsequent artistic endevours; and not only the 100+ film productions of it but also the duality trope it popularised. Interestingly, the title contains no 'The' at the beginning of the sentence, this was added in later editions - nobody's quite sure why it was omitted. This is one of our most important books. . Very Good. Paperback. 1st Edition. 1886.

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        Salon de 1886

      ONT>and, 1886 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Scarce catalogues fromTheSalon in Paris with deluxe prints of one hundred photogravureto each volume by Goupil & Co. With illustratedilluminated title pages by Joseph Blanc. The 1887 edition is a limited luxury edition, 757 of 780, printed on Holland paper. The 1886 edition is one of 720 printed on Holland paper, although unnumbered. In two volumes. In French. The Salon, beginning in 1725 was the official art exhibition of the Acadmie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France. Between 1748 - 1890 it was the greatest annual or biannual art event in the Western world. From 1881 onward, it has been organised by the Socit des Artistes Franais. The Salon exhibited paintings floor-to-ceiling and on every available inch of space. Printed catalogues of the Salons are primary documents for art historians. Critical descriptions of the exhibitions published in the gazettesmarks the beginning of the modern occupation of art critic. The French revolution opened the exhibition to foreign artists. In the 19th century the idea of a public Salon extended to an annual government-sponsored juried exhibition of new painting and sculpture, held in large commercial halls, to which the ticket-bearing public was invited. The opening night was a grand social occasion, and a crush that gave subject matter to newspaper caricaturists like Honor Daumier. Charles Baudelaire, Denis Diderot and others wrote reviews of the Salons. Condition: In half morocco bindings with cloth covered boards. Externally, sound but with slight wear to extremities and with staining and marks to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with occasional scattered spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Plays of Shakespeare (Cassell's Illustrated Shakespeare)

      London, nd (ca.1886): Cassell, Petter, and Galpin . In three volumes edited and annotated by Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke, beautifully illustrated with full pge illustrations and illustrations within the text by H.C. Selous. Double column, bound in 3/4 brown morocco, over brown cloth, central gilt bust of Shakespeare, raised bands with compartments lettered and decorated in gilt, all edges gilt, yellow endpapers. Minor spots of rubbing. A handsome set.. Quarto.

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      Published by John Van Voorst, 1886. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Very good condition with no wrapper. Their Construction; Management and History. Blue/green cloth with gilt titles and black border decoration. Tissue-guarded colour frontis and other colour plates; some fold-out and b/w illustrations. Corners are a little bumped. Some small scuff marks to covers. Some foxing. All plates present. Inscriptions in ink to half-title page. [S]

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        The Procession of Flowers in Colorado by Helen Jackson (H.H.); illustrated in water colors by Alice A. Stewart

      Roberts Brothers, Boston 1886 - 30, [4] p.: hand-painted, water color floral illustrations on 13 pages; 29 cm. Original wide cream calf spine with gilt-stamped cover title; light green paper over remainder of boards, with gilt-stamped floral decoration running along leather-paper border. White moire endpapers. Lacking original slipcase. This is no. 47 of a limited edition of 100 copies, each numbered and signed by the artist, Alice Stewart. There are two or more binding variants. The illustrations vary in each of the 100 copies of this beautiful book. In Very Good Condition: edges are rubbed; binding lightly soiled; front free endpaper detached but present, lacking lower gutter corner; first blank leaf following front endpapers also detached but present; a few small spots of light discoloration (as is typical of this book); otherwise, clean and bright.

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      1886. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1886. One page undated ads. Original salmon cloth. First English Edition, which according to Beinecke was published on 9 January 1886 -- four days after the American one (Longmans had intended to publish it in December 1885, but the bookstalls were already so full of Christmas numbers that the trade "would not look at it"). The story of how RLS came to write this classic tale is by now well known:~He was one night in the middle of a nightmare when Fanny, alarmed by his disturbance, woke him. Louis complained with irritation that she had interrupted a 'fine bogy tale.' Seizing his pen the following day he began to write down the story he had dreamed. Initially it was the Gothic horror of the story that excited him, and he produced a first draft at great speed, reading the story triumphantly to Fanny when he finished. But Fanny wasn't happy with the story. She felt that it could be more than a Poe-like crawler, that it could be more morally pointed than Louis had fashioned it. Certainly in this case it can only be said that her comments did the story and Louis considerable good. Angrily the first draft was cast into the fire and he started again, this time producing the version of THE STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE that we know. [Calder]~What an imagination! -- hard to believe that this is the same writer who came up with another book published by Longmans Green, just one year earlier: A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES.~This copy is in the original salmon-colored cloth; other copies were issued in wrappers (no priority: the leaves for both were printed at the same time, then copies in each binding were offered simultaneously, at two different prices); we can say that today these cloth-bound copies are much the scarcer of the two. This is an unusually clean, just-about-fine copy. There is a tiny bit of rubbing at the extremities, but there is none of the bubbling nor soil that so often afflicts this cheaply-produced, light-colored book. The original patterned endpapers are fine, and there is no foxing on the leaves within. After 125+ years, this book no longer turns up in much better shape. Beinecke 348; Princeton 30A (copy 1).

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        Iracema, the Honey-Lips, a Legend of Brazil BOUND WITH Manuel de Moraes. A Chronicle of the Seventeenth Century

      Bickers & Son, 1886, 2 works in one vol.,. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. First English Editions of both volumes translated by Richard and Isabel Burton. This copy in contemporary blue half calf, top edge gilt, occasional light spotting, slight rubbing at extremities, else a very clean and tight copy. Scarce.

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        GREAT EXPLORATIONS IN THE WILDS OF AFRICA- including Sir Samuel Baker’s expedition with a force of nearly two thousand men to suppress the slave trade; Lieut. Cameron’s -Across Africa

      Toronto: A. H. Hovey & Co., 1886. GREAT EXPLORATIONS IN THE WILDS OF AFRICA- including Sir Samuel Baker’s expedition with a force of nearly two thousand men to suppress the slave trade; Lieut. Cameron’s "Across Africa," with these travelers’ marvelous accounts of fighting the natives, hunting the hippopotamus, elephant and lion, and Henry M. Stanley’s story of his last and greatest work and explorations in organizing and bringing into the family of nations "the Congo Free State," ... with a graphic account of "Chinese" Gordon in Africa. The whole carefully edited by J. T. Headley- A. H. Hovey & Co.- Toronto- 1886-1st Edition-1st Printing- Hardcover:-8vo-VG++/ no jacket as issued- Beautifully illustrated with many gorgeous engraved plates plates- - Original dark blue cloth with black scroll work and beautiful gilt titles on cover and spine-bright square and clean- 502pp, lightly toned but with only minimal foxing, no tears or writing-light edge soiling- 181-184 have minor dege nicks, not close to text.-a GREAT copy!- This may be the only copy available of a SCARCE, SCARCE book- the engraved 1/4, 1/2 and full page plates of wildlife, natives, and the famous explorers are superb!- World Cat shows only one entry of this 1st Edition at UCLA- Non-fiction-travel-exploration-adventure-Africa-illustrated (3484) . 1st Edition-1st Printing. Illustrated Cloth. VG++/No Jacket as Issued. Illus. by Illustrated. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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      1886. [London:] Cassell & Company, 1886. 1 page undated ads plus 16 pp ads dated Apr 1886. Original terra-cotta cloth. First Edition. In mid-18th Century Scotland, 17-year-old David Balfour is cheated out of his inheritance by a greedy uncle, who has him kidnapped and shipped to the Carolinas; with numerous challenges Balfour manages to get back to Scotland to fight to regain his property and his name. Stevenson began KIDNAPPED early in 1885 "partly as a lark, partly as a pot-boiler" (according to himself); he finished it in Spring 1886, having interrupted it part way through to write DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE. He had accepted Sidney Colvin's suggestion to cut short the novel and leave the rest for a sequel (which he did, with DAVID BALFOUR / CATRIONA, in 1893).~This is a copy of the first issue (with "name his business" on p. 40, "nine o'clock" on p. 64, and "Long Islands" on p. 101). The ads also are in the first (April) state (some first issue copies have the July ads that are present in the second issue). This copy's color is terra-cotta, one of several used without priority.~This is a near-fine copy, with scarcely any soil or wear (one very faint splash-mark on the front cover); the volume is not askew, the original endpapers are not cracked, and the gilt lettering on the spine remains very bright. We seldom see the first issue in any better condition. Beinecke 378; Princeton 31 (copies 1-4).

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        Atlas des poissons vénéneux et descriptions des ravages produits par eux sur l'organisme humain et des contre-poisons à employer

      St. Petersburg, Balasheva, 1886. 4to. 5 ll., 53 pp., 1 l. and ten lithographed plates of which nine hand-coloured by Ivanson à St. Petersbourg. Later half cloth over old boards.* Very rare Russian atlas on poisonous fishes, the effect of their poison and the methods of treating human victims. Text in Russian and French and mostly dealing with tropical fish and beautifully handcoloured. Seven plates have a more or less vague circular stain most probably because the plates were wet and have not been dried profesionally. Titlepage and half-title with vague library stamp, one plate repaired at the edges. The boards are a bit soiled. Otherwise a very good copy. Dean II, p. 395.

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg bv]
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      1886. A Domestic Story. In Three Volumes. London: Chatto & Windus, 1886. 32 pp Vol III ads dated May 1886. Original dark grey-green cloth pictorially decorated in black. First Edition of this tale in which Collins explores the themes of divorce and child custody, involving a governess who is having an affair with the man of the house, a little girl who is totally attached to the governess, and the mother (and HER mother, the "evil genius") who go into hiding with the little girl, telling her that her father is dead. Collins was well-equipped to write such a tale: disliking the institution of marriage, he lived with the widow Caroline Graves for most all of his adult life (except for a few years when Caroline left him to marry a much-younger man, then left HIM and returned to Collins), supporting her daughter from her marriage; this did not prevent Collins from having a liaison with 19-year-old Martha Rudd, which resulted in a daughter; Collins maintained the two women and their daughters in two nearby households (with Martha Rudd he was "William Dawson," and they were the Dawson family).~ The first edition, as here, was published in September 1886, but it typically comes with these ads dated May of that year. The binding style is curiously ominous -- with bats silhouetted against a dark background of bamboo. This is a near-fine set: the first two volumes have just a little rubbing at the extremities, while Vol III has a bit more, including minor dulling of the spine gilt (and has a small hole in its front free endpaper -- other than which, all three volumes' patterned endpapers are clean and whole, without any cracking). Gasson pp 57-58; Sadleir (Excursions) p. 149; Parrish & Miller p. 119; Wolff 1350.

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        Petit Mois du Sacre-Cur, de Saint Joseph and de Marie

      Limoges Dalpayrat et Depelley 1886 - A stunning set of three miniature books, beautiful bound in gold decorated leather and housed in a leather case that closes with a gold clasp. Fine condition. Limoges Dalpayrat et Depelley (1886), 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Jane Avril

      Paris: Chaix. Very Good. ONE OF TOULOUSE-LAUTREC'S MOST FAMOUS LITHOGRAPHS. "This famous poster advertising Le Jardin de Paris shows the high-kicking performance of the dynamic Jane Avril in the quadrille naturaliste, framed by the staff of the orchestra's bass fiddle. Vaucaire described the dance in the August 1, 1886, Paris Illustré as 'that wonderful, insolent joke in which two women advanced side by side, each balancing on one foot while keeping the other at the level of the spectators' eyes. They wore silk stockings and cambric and lace drawers, with much swishing of pretty petticoats'" (Donson and Griepp, Great Lithographs by Toulouse-Lautrec). From the Les Maitres de L'Affiche (Masters of the Poster) series, plate 110. "The Masters of the Poster, first published in Paris from 1895 to 1900, is the most famous compilation ever made of the art of the great age of the poster-an art whose new graphic sophistication captured the ebullience of Paris life in the late 19th century, and celebrated the emerging spirit of the 20th century" (Applebaum, The Complete "Masters of the Poster"). Paris: Chaix, 1898. 15.5x11.25in, 395x285mm. (Image alone: 11.5x8.5in, 292x216mm). Image fine, with full, uncropped margins. Margins with two pinholes at top, tiny repaired tear at left edge and chip to bottom left corner. With original "Les Maitres de L'Affiche" blindstamp at bottom right. Handsomely framed.

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        1886 1st Am Ed The Mayor of Casterbridge Thomas Hardy Leisure Hour

      1886, Hardcover, 1st american Edition, of "The Mayor of Casterbridge" by Thomas Hardy. This story appeared serially in The Graphic between January and May of 1886, Smith Elder printed it in two volumes in Britain. Then, the American First edition by Holt came out soon thereafter in 1886. Issued in the Leisure Hour Series. It has the mustard yellow publisher's original cloth. The lettering in gilt and black on th espine. It has the design of a spider web on the lower edge. It has leaves in black on the upper edge of the front board. The back board has the two black line and flower and long leaves on the back board. This was purchased at an estate in Aiken, South Carolina. The owner was a collector of Thomas Hardy. So, included with this book are numerous articles about Thomas Hardy from The Washington Post and The New Yorker. The spine has a tilt. Hinges are good. It has a sewn binding. Points are rubbed. Pages are evenly age toned. There is a period previous owners book plate on the front fly page. Small spot of stain on the lower page block. Book is solid with no loose or missing pages. Can provide more pics if you need them.

      [Bookseller: The Woodward Avenue Bookshelf]
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        Madame Bovary

      Vizetelly & Co., London 1886 - Variant binding with gilt lettering on spine and foil stamped central title panel on front of boards but without the gilt borders at the top and bottom of the front panel and without the gilt decorations above and below the author's name on the spine. No decorations on the rear panel other than the publisher's logo blind stamped in the centre. Frontispiece with tissue paper and four other black and white illustrations collated. Binding tight with no cracking visible on endpapers. Corners bumped and rubbing to top and bottom of spine. Two small stains on front of boards. Small patch of label residue on top corner of front free endpaper. Previous owner's name and date in ink on reverse of front free endpaper. Brown stain affecting top inside corner of pages 24 and 25. Some brown spotting on other pages - fairly minor apart from a quarter inch spot affecting a few pages near the beginning of the book - and small closed tear in the edge of one page. Tiny piece missing from top corner of front free endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raymond Tait]
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        Kidnapped. Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751

      London, Cassell & Co., Ltd., 1886., 1886. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. 8vo. Folding map frontispiece. Publisher's navy blue cloth, gilt titles, black endpapers. Light general wear, a little rubbing to extremities, frayed to spine tips. A nice clean copy. Very good indeed. A stirring tale of Scottish adventure, most notable for being filmed with the part of Alan Breck being played by Michael Caine, which was odd, but good, seeing as the story is basically a tour of the Highlands in the company of a nutter against the backdrop of the equally barmy Jacobite rebellion. Prideaux; A Bibliography of the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson (1917). [Item18] p.48.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Album mit 140 Handzeichnungen.

      Ca. 1869-1886. - Formate zwischen 29 x 23 cm und 7 x 7 cm, meist etwa Postkartengröße. Bleistift- und Federzeichnungen, einige getönt oder auf getöntem Papier, 1 Aquarell (28,5 x 2 cm). Rund 60 Zeichnungen im Album montiert bzw. eingeklebt, die übrigen lose inliegend. Rotes Halbleder-Album der Zeit, 35,5 x 28 cm. Sammlung von talentierten Skizzen eines englischen Zeichners. Sie zeigen überwiegend Landschaft, Städte und Häuser, Burgen, Schlösser und Landsitze, Kirchen und Kathedralen sowie deren architektonische Details. Die häufig bezeichneten Ansichten sind aus Großbritannien, Belgien, Frankreich und Italien: Cornwall, Gent, Antwerpen, Amiens, Chartres, Palermo. Neun davon wurden als Postkarten verschickt und tragen Adressen und Stempel: Twickenham, Teddington, Hastings. Das großformatige Aquarell zeigt einen Palast in Corneto (Tarquina). Einige Zeichnungen sind Haltungs- und Bewegungsstudien von Personen. - Album bestoßen und fleckig. Die Zeichnungen durchweg gut erhalten. - A skilful sketch-book with 140 pencil or ink drawings, 1 large water colour, depicting town- and farm-houses, castles, cathedrals and architectural details from Great Britain, Belgium, France and Italy. Nine drawings were sent by post and bear stamps (Twickenham, Teddington, Hastings). Album covers spotted, inside very good and clean. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Procession of Flowers in Colorado by Helen Jackson (H.H.); illustrated in water colors by Alice A. Stewart

      Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1886. Very Good. 30, [4] p.: hand-painted, water color floral illustrations on 13 pages; 29 cm. Original wide cream calf spine with gilt-stamped cover title; light green paper over remainder of boards, with gilt-stamped floral decoration running along leather-paper border. White moire endpapers. Lacking original slipcase. This is no. 47 of a limited edition of 100 copies, each numbered and signed by the artist, Alice Stewart. There are two or more binding variants. The illustrations vary in each of the 100 copies of this beautiful book. In Very Good Condition: edges are rubbed; binding lightly soiled; front free endpaper detached but present, lacking lower gutter corner; first blank leaf following front endpapers also detached but present; a few small spots of light discoloration (as is typical of this book); otherwise, clean and bright.&

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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.

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        The Art Journal

      - London - J. S. Virtue, 1886 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of issues of The Art Journal from the late nineteenth century. Illustrated throughout with159 plates andmultitudinous vignette engravings, collated complete. Containing volumes from 1886, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895 and 1896. With chapters on the Royal Academy, the making of fans, art clubs in Edinburgh and Glasgow, landscape painting in Japan and much more. Including reproductions of works by Waterhouse, Slocombe, L'Hermitte, Hunt, and Van Dyck, amongst many others. The Art Journal, published in London, was the most important Victorian magazine on art. It was founded in 1839 by Hodgson & Graves, print publishers, 6 Pall Mall, with the title the Art Union Monthly Journal. Condition: In half-morocco bindings. Externally sound, though with some rubbing and marks. Some lightwear to the extremities also. Two hinges strained. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright, though with some scattered foxing throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Works

      London, Smith, Elder & Co.,, 1886. 26 volumes, octavo (185 mm × 120 mm). Contemporary dark brown half morocco, titles and decoration to spines, raised bands, marbled boards, endpapers and edges. With black and white illustrations by the author. Some light foxing to prelims in a few volumes, bookplate to front pastedown, spines lightly sunned. An attractive library set in excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        ARABIAN NIGHTS. Lady Burton's Edition of Her Husband's Arabian Nights. Translated Literally from the Arabic - 6 Volume Set

      London: Waterlow & Sons, 1886. First Edition. xxiii, 476; iv, 516; viii, 511; iv, 514; iv, 516; 586 pages. Volume I and II with frontispiece portrait photographs of Isabel Burton and Richard Burton. Original publishers cream binding with all titles and vignettes in gilt to spine and boards. Original black endpapers. Rough cut pages. With ownership inscription to front endpapers. The set is in excellent condition. Prepared for Household Reading by Justin Huntly McCarthy. "Chronologically, this edition was the second appearance of the translation by Burton and only had 1000 copies printed, of which not all found their way to booksellers. Volume one has as its frontispiece a real photograph of a saintly-looking Lady Burton pasted in; Volume two has as its frontispiece a real photograph of Sir Richard pasted in and looking distinctlty unsaintly." . First Edition.

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