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        Les Bourbons De France

      Paris; Librairie Bleriot And Printed By Burdin, Angers - [Publisher's Device To The Rear], 1886. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : pp. X. 616. 4º. Subjects; BOURBON, House of - Royal Genealogy - France - 17th - 19th centuries. France - History - Bourbons, 1589-1789.

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        Bar Harbor Mt. Desert Island Maine

      Portland, ME, 1886. No Binding. Near Fine. 16 ¾ x 25 inches.. Two-stone lithograph. Few marginal mends; small duplicate stamp lower right margin; excellent to fine of this kind. A rare and beautiful view of Bar Harbor and Mt. Desert Island, evoked at the time when it was a favored summer resort of the elite of the Gilded Age. It was only one of three views of the area produced in the 19th century according to Reps and the only one published in Maine. Bar Harbor's sprawling hotels, clubs and mansions are prominently seen in the view, which depicts the town from the south from above Bar Island. The view also effectively portrays the town's dramatic natural setting with its promontory-like location and with Cadillac Mountain in background. There are, in addition, charming period details such as a locomotive chugging near the top of the mountain and an arriving paddlewheel ferry fully laden with passengers. G.W. Morris was a Portland publisher of books, postcards and other images depicting the many charms of northern New England. Reps attributes to him just the present view and one of Peak's Island, Maine, also printed by George Walker and issued in 1886. Walker's firm was established in 1882 and operated well into the 20th century. An advertisement in the 1882 Boston Business Directory describes the company as "publishers and lithographers," doing "engraving in all its branches, map engraving and photo-lithographing." Among other things, Walker issued an important atlas of Massachusetts, separate maps of Boston and its metropolitan area, and birds-eye views of tourist destinations such as Bar Harbor, Edgartown, and Lake Sunapee. This example of the view has a most interesting history. Apparently it was one of the copies deposited for copyright with the Library of Congress and was de-accessioned in recent years as a duplicate. The duplicate stamp is visible in the lower right corner, and with a lens one can just make out traces of the original deposit stamp. Reps, M.Views and Viewmakers, #1180 lists four examples of the view (Library of Congress, Bar Harbor Historical Society and elsewhere). OCLC #5447748 identifies two additional examples at the University of Illinois and Penn State.

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

      Paris: Calmann-Lévy, 1886 Daudet, Alfonse et A. Belot. Fromont jeune et Risler aîné. Pièce en cinq actes tirée du roman de Alfonse Daudet. Paris, Calmann-Lévy, 1886. in-12. 2, 135pp. Broché. Non rogné. Quelques marges brunies. Edition originale de cette pièce basée sur le roman de Daudet du même nom publié en 1874. Un des 25 ex. Num. sur Hollande [seul grand papier]. VICAIRE 111, 46. TALVART et PLACE no. 19J. Rare.. 1st Edition.

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      Montreal [and] Toronto: Dawson Brothers [and] Rose Publishing Company, 1886. 2 volumes. First edition, Canadian Issue in the same visual format as the American issue but for the medallions on the covers. With 49 maps and illustrations, including a portrait frontispiece. Also with the dedication from Grant in holograph facsimile. 8vo, publisher’s original green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper cover as in the U.S. issue. 584; 647, index. A pleasing and solid copy, clean and tight with only light aging to the cloth. The gilt is still quite bright, the textblocks are in good order. IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION. An important historical memoir of the Civil War, and the best thing that Grant ever wrote. General Schwartzkopf has recently called this the finest memoir of war experiences that has ever been penned. Collectable copies of these books are becoming increasingly difficult to obtain. The earliest days of the Civil War were a hard lesson in hubris for the Union Army. After the appointment of Grant to command the Union forces, the war would quickly turn to their favor. In the years following the war Grant would become President of United States.

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        Autograph Transcription, signed ("S. Fillmore Bennett"), of his hymn "The Sweet By-and-By," as part of his Autograph Transcription "History of The Sweet By-and-By copied by the author for C.F. Gunther, Chicago"; with an Autograph Letter of transmission to C.F. Gunther

      Richmond, IL, may 14, 1886. 12mo. In all, 6 pp. on ruled note paper. Sewn, near fine . Bennett (1836-1898) composed the lyrics to what was to become one of America's most well known hymns in 1861, with music by Joseph P. Webster. The account of its composition, in less than 30 minutes, is given in this manuscript "History": "- I said, 'Webster, what is the matter now?' 'It's no matter,' he replied, 'it will be all right by and by.' The idea of the hymn came to me like a flash of sunlight, and I replied, 'The Sweet By and By! Why would not that make a good hymn?' 'Maybe it would,' he said indifferently. Turning to my desk I penned the words of the hymn as fast as I could write. I handed the words to Webster. As he read his eyes kindled, and stepping to the desk he began writing the notes. Taking his violin, he played the melody and then jotted down the notes of the chorus. It was not over thirty minutes from the time I took my pen to write the words before two friends with Webster and myself were singing the hymn -" "The Sweet By-and-By" was featured in the Academy Award winning film "Sergeant York"; Charles Ives used the tune in his Orchestral Set No. 2; it has become one of America's most reecognizable hymns

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        Bi-Centennial History of Albany History of The County of Albany, N.Y. From 1609 To 1886

      New York, NY: W.W. Munsell & Co., 1886. First Edition . Hardcover. Good. Size=9.5"x11.5. Frontis. (full book description) W.W. Munsell & Co., New York, NY, 1886. 1st Edition Good+, Hard Cover, No Dust Jacket. Size=9.5"x11.5, 1215pgs. Frontis. Original smooth brown leather spine with gold stamped lettering and trim and fore-edge corners, black pebbled leather covers with gold lettering and all around page end gold gilt! Leather worn at spine edges and shelf worn at fore-edge corners, dust foxing specks on rear endpapers. 997 pages + 218 page History of Schenectady, NY from 1662 ot 1886 bound in at end of first book. Original plain paper endpapers. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

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        Bi-Centennial History of Albany. History of the County of Albany, N.Y., from 1609 to 1886. With Portraits, Biographies and Illustrations. And History of the County of Schenectady

      NY: W. W. Munsell, 1886. First edition. Published NY: W. W. Munsell, 1886. Large, thick 4to., 9 1/2" x 12" x4," xxx+997, illustrated with many full page engravings with tissue guards. Bound with History of the County of Schenectady, N.Y., from 1662 to 1886. vi+218 pp. Original gilt titled, dark brown pebbled leather, rebacked and tipped with burgundy leatherette cloth with gilt spine titles, new endpapers over original marbled end papers, all edge gilt. Very Good - clean, tight and attractive.. 1st. Hard. Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued. 4to.

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        A History of the Theory of Elasticity (Three Volumes)

      Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Very Good/No Jacket. 1886. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Attractively bound in half brown leather with gilt crests to front boards and bright gilt title lettering to each of three volumes, this hardcover 1886 First Edition set is VG. First Volume bears the black leather Presentation Bookplate of Telford Premium Prize awarded to F.H. Hummel in Session 1920/21, by The Insitution of Civil Engineers. Volume One, X1V/924pp+12pp Corrigenda and Agenda. With Preface, 9 Chapters, Appendix and Index. Volume Two, Preface, 5 Chapters plus Index. Volume Three, 3 Chapters plus Index. Numerous illustrations and calculations. Each volume has five raised bands to spine, marbled edges and marbled endpapers. Some slight rubbing to spine edges, two boards a little tender, otherwise VG .

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        Diario bolognese dall'anno 1796 al 1818 con un cenno cronologico dei governi di Bologna dalla sua fondazione in poi e notizie storiche sulle compagnie religiose e delle arti, ecc

      soc. Tipografica già Compositori,, Bologna, 1886 - Quattro volumi legati in uno di cm. 24, pp. xiv (2) 158; 173; 175; 171 (3). Ritratto dell'autore in litografia all'antiporta. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorso liscio con titoli e filetti in oro. Esemplare genuino, marginoso e ben conservato. Esemplare proveniente dalla collezione dello storico bolognese Ugo Lenzi, di cui appare il timbro di possesso e vari fogli manoscritti volanti. Edizione originale, non comune. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cashel Byron's Profession. A Novel

      [London]: The Modern Press, 1886. First separate issue, larger untrimmed variant. 8vo (9-5/8 x 6-1/4 inches). 164 pp. Wrappers foxed and worn, in a green quarter morocco slipcase with chemise. Laurence A3 . Originally printed in the April 1885-March 1886 issues of "To-Day," this first edition was printed from the corrected and revised stereos of the original setting for the journal. This is the larger, variant issue, with the preliminary blank leaf bound at the beginning. Shaw explains the variant this way: "The size of the bigger copies is due to the fact that they reproduced not only the type but the format of To-day. But the booksellers objected that in this form it occupied too much room to be displayed on their stalls and counters. It was probably cut down as far as the margins would allow to meet this objection" (Laurence). Inscribed by Shaw, "This is the first Issue, which was so tall that the booksellers refused to exhibit it on their counters, as it took too much room. So it had to be cut down. G. Bernard Shaw 26/7/30."

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      [London]: The Modern Press, 1886.. Large octavo. Original printed wrappers. Very careful restoration to the spine, with author/title neatly lettered in an early hand on spine, occasional minor foxing, but an unusually nice copy. Folding cloth slipcase. First printing in book form, printed from the corrected and revised stereos of the novel's serialization in the April 1885-March 1886 issues of TO-DAY. Booksellers objected that copies in this format were difficult to display, and consequently many copies, such as that in hand, were trimmed to accommodate their demands. LAURENCE A3.

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        CASHEL BYRON'S PROFESSION (Author's First Novel)

      London: The Modern Press, 1886. Shaw, George Bernard. CASHEL BYRON'S PROFESSION. A Novel. London: The Modern Library, 1886. First Edition of the author's first published novel, a Very Good copy (for this title) in fragile original wrappers here found in the preferred larger format of 9 1/4" by 6" and possessing a good deal of eye appeal for the grade. The spine is a little flattened, with some loss of paper, there is light foxing here and there, a touch of soil and dustiness but this is a title rarely found in any better condition. Compared to much of late Victorian fiction, Shaw's first effort is still stunningly readable and focuses on the world of champion professional fist-fighting as set against social class warfare and the English inability to integrate the classes. The primary love relationship contains some early echoes of what was to eventually become the Henry Higgins-Eliza Doolittle enigma from "Pygmalion" in that it portrays the unfairness of the exploitation of the working class and ends with the problem resolved (Cashel discovers he's really of upper class stock) and yet, as in "Pygmalion." the sudden equality between the lovers devolves into irony and the promise of future unhappiness. A nice copy example of this rare book, moderately priced. Formerly from the stock of legendary New York bookseller James F. Drake with his typed 1929 description laid in and his notation in very light pencil in one corner of the rear wrapper (dated December 1929) as well as the words "extremely rare' also lightly penciled on the front cover. In a beautiful green quarter-morocco slipcase.. First Edition. Very Good.

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        A Study of Victor Hugo

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1886. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Hard Cover. First Edition. An important presentation copy to the author's mother, inscribed: Jane Henrietta Swinburne from her affectionate son Algernon Charles Swinburne." With later ownerships inscriptions giving the volume's provenance through Isabel Swinburne (the author's sister", Gwendolen Swinburne, and Sir Francis Colchester-Wemyss. With the bookplate of Colchester-Wemyss. Swinburne (1837-1909) was a poet, playwright, novelist, and critic. He gained early fame for his poetry, but was also regarded as a discerning literary critic of English and French writers. He was nominated several times for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Bound in original dark blue-green cloth with gilt title and author to spine. Most pages are unopened. In near fine condition. 148 pages plus 32 page publisher's catalog. LIT/060913.

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        Alice's Adventures Under Ground; Being a Facsimile of the Original Ms. Book Afterwards Developed into "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" With Thirty-Seven Illustrations by the Author

      London: Macmillan and Co.. 1886. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Later binding with original sheets, 1886. Cloth hardcover with gilt- titles, gilt edges, illustrated, 95 pp., clean unmarked text, Very Good copy, owner's signatures to the endpapers, minor rubbing to the tips of the book's covers, endpapers and some pages with light soiling or discoloration. Our copy is housed in protective mylar.

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        Niagara River And Falls From Lake Erie To Lake Ontario. A Series Of One Hundred Annd Fifty-three Original Etchings Etched On Copper By Amos W.Sangster From His Own Drawings

      Buffalo, NY: Thomas T.Fryer, 1886[-89]. 4 Volumes. folio. [ff. 81, printed on rectos only]. most plates with tissue guards. 47 (of 50) full-page etchings. 103 etchings in the text, all on india paper, mounted, the full-page plates with remarques & signed by the artist. sheets untrimmed. half morocco. several of the original printed wrs. bound in. Goodyear bookplate. Remarque Edition, Limited to 1000 copies. This copy is No. 251, belonging to Josephine Goodyear, several wrapper parts with her signature. This is the first work on Niagara "that embraces in its scope the entire River from Lake to Lake, or that presents the views selected for reproduction, in the effective form of etchings – a form of the graphic arts that secures to the artist capable of making use of it a vitality and freedom of spirit and expression obtainable by no other method…these drawings by Mr. Sangster…are artistic productions that will…find eager acceptance as the conscientious and sympathetic work of a true and patient searcher after Nature’s spontaneous and unembellished beauty…". (Editor’s Introduction) Sangster’s finely etched plates and illustrations, some with delicate gray, brown, blue, and green washes, were printed by J.H.Daniels of Boston, the letterpress by Matthews, Northrup & Co. of Buffalo. Included are views of Old Fort Erie, Tonawanda Island, Horse-Shoe Falls, Terrapin Point, Brock’s Monument, Black Creek, Lundy’s Lane, &c. Dow II p. 921.. Signed by Author(s). Hardcover. Very Good.

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        Bibliografia Mexicana del siglo XVI. Parte Primera. Catálogo rasonado de libros impresos en Méxicode 1539 a 1600. Con biografías de autores y otras ilustraciones. Precedido de una noticia acerca de la introducción de la imprenta en México [all published]

      México: Andrade y Morales (Imp. Fco. Diaz de Leon), 1886. First edition. Contemporary black pebbled cloth with original wrappers bound in. Boards rubbed, worn at extremities, hinges reinforced, owner's number label on spine, bookplate on front pastedown, occasional marginal notations in pencil, leaves mostly unopened (uncut). 4to. Illus. with 50 b/w plates of reproductions, one folding (fotolitográficos y fototipográfico) and 7 in text reproductions. One of 350 copies. The second part (intended to cover 16th century writers whose works were either published after 1600, or remained in manuscript) was never published. 116 titles are transcribed line for line, with copious quotations, historical and bibliographical notes, references, locations of copies, essays, and other information. Illustrations are a very early use of photogravures in Mexican publishing. "Obra excelente" Palau. "Incomparable," Medina. "...unsurpassed and unsurpassable in most essentials," Bromsen. A revised version by Millares Carlo appeared in 1954. Scarce. Provenance: copy of W. H. H. Newman (Buffalo) with his occasional notations comparing his copies to the author's descriptions. Palau 99127. Griffin 2268 (2nd. ed). Jones 2191. Streeter VII: 4356.

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        Bilder aus dem altjüdischen Familienleben. Nach Original-Gemälden. Mit Einführung und Erläuterungen von Leopold Stein

      Frankfurt, Keller 1886.. Mit 20 Lichtdruck-Tafeln. 51 Bll. Illustr. OLwd. Folio. Heidtmann, Wie das Photo ins Buch kam 362; Thieme/B. XXVI, 30. - Kurz nach dem Tode von Moritz Oppenheim (1799-1882) erschienene Wiedergabe seines bekannten Bilderzyklus. Gezeigt werden u. a. Sabbath, Purim-Fest, Oster-Abend, Laubhütten-Fest. Oppenheim war der erste jüdische Künstler, der eine akademische Ausbildung erhielt. - Rücken erneuert, Ecken bestoßen. Vorsatz etwas feuchtrandig, gestempelt u. mit mont. Zettel.

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        WRITINGS, With Bibliographical and Critical Notes

      London: George Routledge and Sons, 1886. 11 volumes. The Riverside edition. Engraved portrait frontispiece. Small 8vo, three-quarter blue morocco and cloth lettered and decorated with foliage motif in panels of spines, t.e.g. Minor rubbing to extremities, else a near-fine set. A nicely bound set of Longfellow's writings. Though much of his work is categorized as lyric poetry, Longfellow experimented with many forms, including hexameter and free verse. His published poetry shows great versatility, using anapestic and trochaic forms, blank verse, heroic couplets, ballads and sonnets. Typically, Longfellow would carefully consider the subject of his poetic ideas for a long time before deciding on the right metrical form for it.

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        Departmental Ditties and Other Verses

      The Civil and Military Gazette Press 1886 - First edition. 10 3/4" x 4 1/4". Publisher's printed tan wrappers in the form of a governmental envelope as issued, with envelope flap intact. Minor notations in ink on contents page. Very good (staples are rusted). Enclosed in a modern full brown morocco slipcase by Stikeman. With the 1894 bookplate of Edwin Holden; and Frank Hogan bookplate on the folding chemise. Text printed on one side of leaf only. Livingston 22 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Apple Pie , A

      London: George Routledge and Sons, 1886. - The Book John Ruskin HatedIn the Scarcest Binding VariantGREENAWAY, Kate. A Apple Pie. London: George Routledge and Sons, [1886]. First edition. Oblong quarto (8 1/4 x 10 1/8 in; 212 x 262 mm). [44] pp. backed with textured paper. Twenty color illustrationsPublisher's original blue pictorial cloth with title lettering in gilt with red drop-shadow, and picture in red reproducing the illustration "C Cut It" Rear cover reproducing in red the illustration, "E Eat It." Edges stained red. Royal blue endpapers. Mild wear to extremities otherwise a bright, clean, and excellent copy.In this, the rarest, scarcely seen binding variant, the pictorial boards are blue, not green, possess board illustrations different than those of Schuster & Engen 1a, and have each page backed with linen paper.By the time that A Apple Pie was published, Kate Greenaway had fallen under the sway of critic John Ruskin, a tentative romance fraught by her insecurities about her work and his often harsh critical standards which he never failed to express as her confidant, counselor, and Svengali in correspondence. "In early November she sent him a copy of the recently published A Apple Pie, a book he knew nothing about. It can have been of no surprise that Ruskin objected to the book, done without his advice or approval. He considered the project to be a personal affront, an insult to their friendship. He wrote a series of outraged letters: 'I am considerably vexed about Apple Pie.' '. All your faults are gaining on you.'. Still obviously disgusted with A Apple Pie, he concluded, 'Why do you do this to the public?'" (Engen, p. 141).Because she was great at it and the public loved her.Schuster & Engen 1.1d. Osborne I, p.90. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Traité Iconographique d'Ophthalmoscopie Comprenant la Description des Différents Ophthalmoscopes, l'Exploration des Membranes Internes de l'Oeil et le Diagnostic des Affections Cérébrales et Constitutionelles.

      J. B. Baillière et Fils. Paris Second edition revised and enlarged 1886 - pp. VI, 355, (i), (iv) Advertisements. 28 chromolithograph plates, 52 text figures. Original cloth gilt, ex-libris London Institute of Ophthalmology with their bookplate, a neat stamp on the title and in the margin of the first text leaf, call number on spine, a touch of wear to the spine ends and corners, a good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Register of the Great Seal of Scotland1546 - 1633In Five Volumes

      1633In Five Volumes, 1886 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A interesting set of uniformly bound registers of those that have used the great seal of Scotland within their correspondence during 1546 - 1633. Written in Latin. Bound into five volumes, volume one containing a register of the years 1546-1580, volume two 1580-1593, volume three 1593-1608, volume four 1609-1620, and volume five has the years 1620-1633. The Great Seal of Scotland allows the monarch to authorise official documents without having to sign each document individually. The Great Seal is administered by the Keeper of the Great Seal, one of the Great Officers of State. From 1885 this office was held by the Secretary for Scotland, during the year of publication these wereGeorge Otto Trevelyan,John William Ramsay, 13th Earl of Dalhousie,Arthur Balfour,SchombergHenry Kerr, 9th Marquess of Lothian,George Otto Trevelyan, Alexander Hugh Bruce, 6th Lord Balfour of Burleigh, and Andrew Murray, 1st Viscount Dunedin. During 1546-1633 the keepers would have been John Lyon, 8th Lord Glamis, Samuel Disbrowe, James Beaton, and Sir Adam Forrester. Published by the authority of the lords commissioners of Her Majesty's treasury, under the direction of the deputy clerk register of Scotland. Condition: In embellished cloth bindings with gilt lettering to the spines. Externally, all as sound with light marks and slight fading to the spines. Library label to the spine of each volume. Front hinge is strained tovolumes1609-1620, 1620-1633, 1593-1608 and rear hinge is strained to volume 1580-1593. Internally, all are firmly bound with bright pages. Generally clean, aside from some handling marks and the odd spot. Library bookplates to the front pastedown of each volume and library ink stamps to the errata and title page of every volume, as well as page 481 and 817 of 1609-1620, page 625 of volume 1620-1633, pages 337 and 777 of volume 1593-1608, and pages 129 and 745 to volume 1546-1580. Slight loss to the front free endpaper of volume 1546-1580. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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      1886. Fine. LOWELL, Percival. CHOSON: THE LAND OF THE MORNING CALM, A SKETCH OF KOREA. Boston: Ticknor and Company, 1886. Second edition. Presentation copy inscribed by "Proffessor Percival Lowell" on folded verso of front flyleaf. x + 412 pp. 4to., green cloth stamped in gilt, white and brown. Lovely vignettes on spine and cover. Moderate shelfwear, spine nicked at heel and crown, some staining to rear cover and top corner of front cover, not affecting design. Hinges starting. Light foxing and dampstaining to margins of frontispiece. Text and plates fine. Illustrated from the author's photographs and with b/w engravings in the text.

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

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

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        A Magician's Tour Up and Down and Round About the Earth. Being the Life and Adventures of the American Nostradamus, Harry Kellar. Edited by his faithful Familiar, Satan, Junior

      Chicago: R. R. Donnelley, 1886. first edition, inscribed on first blank 'To Mr. Wm. H. Emery with Compliments of The Author'; 214, 25 (Kellar's aids to Arithmetical Calculations) pp., portrait frontispiece, illustrations in text, original red cloth with all edges gilt; binding rubbed with light damp stain at one corner and at spine but still a sound copy, a group of eight leaves toward the end are browned and these and a few adjacent leaves are also damp stained in lower inside corner and part of lower margin, only light general age toning to the rest of the text, overall good+; a good deal of the book is a travel narrative written in the third person, as if Satan, Junior were recounting the adventures of his master. Photos available upon request.

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        Waverly Novels

      Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black, 1886.. Octavo, 25 volumes. Three quarters leather over marbled boards, 5 raised bands. Gilt tooling to the spine, marbled endpapers. In near fine condition. A very attractive set. The Waverly Novels are comprised of: Waverly, John Mannering, The Antiquary, Rob Roy, Old Mortality, Black Dwarf and Legend of Montrosity, Bride of Lammermoor, Heart of Mid-Lothian, Ivanhoe, The Monastery, The Abbot, Kenilworth, The Pirate, The Fortunes of Nigel, Peveril of the Peak, Quentin Durward, St. Ronan's Well, Red Gauntlet, The Betrothed, The Talisman, Woodstock, The Fair Maid of Perth, Anner of Geierstein, Count Robert of Paris, Castle Dangerous and Surgeon's Daughter and Highland Widow.A beautiful set.

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      1886. Good. TOLSTOI, Count Lyof N. WORKS (NINE VOLUMES): ANNA KARENINA; CHILDOOD, BOYHOOD, YOUTH/WHAT TO DO?; THE INVADERS AND OTHER STORIES/A RUSSIAN PROPRIETOR AND OTHER STORIES; IVAN ILYITCH AND OTHER STORIES/FAMILY HAPPINESS; MY CONFESSION/LIFE/MY RELIGION; THE PHYSIOLOGY OF WAR/POWER AND LIBERTY/THE LONG EXILE; SEVASTOPOL/THE COSSACKS; WAR AND PEACE, PARTS I AND II; WAR AND PEACE, PARTS III AND IV. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell and Co., 1886-1889. Authorized first American editions; the first appearance of the collected works in English. var. pp. 8vo., navy blue cloth stamped in gilt. Translators include Nathan Haskell Dole, Isabel F. Hapgood, and Huntington Smith. Light pale spotting to a few boards. Cloth and gilt bright; minor shelfwear only. Occasional pencil margin marks in a few volumes. Bookplates. Complete. Rare. Extra postage required.

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        LES MISERABLES [Translated into English.]

      New York: George Routledge & Sons, 1886. 5 volumes. A very handsome and early multi-volume illustrated edition using the original French plates created by important artists of the day. A COPY WITH A VERY PLEASING HISTORY. THIS IS THE COPY FEATURED IN THE ‘Making of Les Miserables’, the movie and film brought to screen in 2012 starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Samantha Barks and others. Profusely illustrated from designs by De Neuville, Bayard, Morin, Valnay, and other eminent French artists. Illustrated title-pages from the French issue. The English title-pages lettered in red and black. Royal 8vo, fine contemporary three-quarter emerald green morocco over green moire silk covered boards, the spines richly gilt decorated in fine period style featuring four fleur-de-lis in gilt surrounding a red morocco inlay centered between gilt stippled and ruled raised bands, two compartments lettered and ruled in gilt, marbled end-papers, t.e.g xiv, 365; xii, 331; xi, 299; xiv, 399; xiv, 328 pp. A very handsome and beautifully printed, illustrated and bound set of a truly great work, the bindings in excellent condition and beautifully preserved, showing very little evidence of age. Only the upper hinge of Vol 5. shows wear and weakness. A near pristine and perfect set. A SCARCE TITLE AND A HANDSOMELY BOUND SET OF THIS MASTERWORK BY VICTOR HUGO. A very pleasing edition of Hugo’s timeless classic. This very attractive printing of this masterpiece of French literature, profusely illustrated with numerous in-text and full-page illustrations from designs by de Neuville, Bayard, Morin, Valnay and other eminent French artists. The bindings are very handsome and beautifully executed. ‘The novel is the story of Jean Valjean, who stole a loaf of bread to feed some hungry children and paid for his act by years of misfortune. It is a story filled with the emotions of life. The principal characters are Jean Valjean, Javert the detective, Marius the student and lover, Cosette who became the foster daughter of Jean Valjean and the Thénardiers with their genius for evil. Robert Louis Stevenson said of it, that “there are few books in the world that can be compared with it”.’ A VERY PLEASING ASSOCIATION COPY, HAVING BEEN FEATURED IN THE FILM ISSUED IN 2012 AND STARRING AMONG OTHER ACTORS, RUSSELL CROWE, HUGH JACKMAN AND ANNE HATHAWAY.

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        Departmental Ditties and Other Verses

      Lahore, The Civil and Military Gazette Press, , 1886. Slim quarto. Original fawn paper wrappers in the form of a public document envelope. Housed in a red cloth slipcase with chemise made by The Chelsea Bindery. Lacking the flap that created the envelope, wear to spine with loss, usual edge wear. Owner's name of M. Henry on the upper cover. First edition. Kipling's first published book of which only 350 copies were printed. Preceded only by the juvenilia Schoolboy Lyrics. Rare.

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        [BOOK OF HOURS], LIVRE DE PRIÈRES TISSÉ D’APRÈS LES ENLUMINURES DES MANUSCRITS DU XIVe au XVIe SIÈCLE, highly unusual illustrated book on silk. By R. P. J. Hervier (designer) and J. A. Henry (fabricator), for A. Roux, woven book on silk

      : Lyon, 1886-1887. Sm. 4to, 175 x 138 mm. [4] 6 + 44 + [4] = 58 pp., 43 numbered pages, plus 6 printed preliminary pages, plus 4 pages front and back of mounted silk, unprinted, woven entirely in silver-gray and black silk, ONE HALF-PAGE, THREE FULL-PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS, and decorative borders and initials on every page. TEXT: Of the utmost rarity, this wholly unorthodox Book of Prayers is one of between fifty and sixty books printed with silver and black thread on silk looms programmed using the punched card system developed by Joseph Marie Jacquard (1752-1843). The books were custom bound, and the binding of this copy is signed by the Art Nouveau Parisian binder J. Kauffmann. It is evidently the only woven book ever produced, and the technique anticipates computer programming. Its illustrative program draws widely on fresco painting of the Italian Renaissance and French manuscript illumination by Jean Bourdichon and of the Duke of Berry; CONTENTS: p. v, Half-title page, “Livre de Prieres”; p. v1, Monogram (left blank); p. vi, title-page, “Livre de Prieres Tissé d’après les enluminures des manuscrits du XIVe au XVIe siècle. Lyon mdccclxxxvi”; p. viii, official sanction of the content of the volume, incipit, “Varias precum formulas,” with the date September 8, 1886 and the name of Cardinal Louis-Marie Caverot, archbishop of Lyon and Vienne; pp. 1-10, “Les Prières du Matin et du Soir”; pp. 11-24, “Le saint Sacrifice de la Messe”; pp. 35-32, “La Messe de Mariage”; pp. 33-43, Prayers, for Communion (p. 33), to the Sacrament (p. 36), to the Holy Spirit (p. 38), to the Holy Virgin (p. 39), diverse prayers (p. 42); p. [44], “Table des matières." ILLUSTRATIONS: Every page includes border decoration of considerable variety; major illustrations: p. ix, Nativity; p. 12, Crucifixion; p. 16, Virgin and Child; p. 33, Christ with the Virgin and John the Baptist. The sources for the illustrations have been studied by L. M. C. Randall, “A Nineteenth-Century ‘Medieval’ Prayerbook Woven in Lyon,” in Art the Ape of Nature. Studies in Honor of H. W. Janson, ed. Moshe Barasch and Lucy Freeman Sandler, New York, 1981, pp. 651-668. BINDING: Original custom full morocco binding, in bordeaux, with silk doublures in violet-rose and stamped with the initials “MV” in Gothic letters of the first owner, signed by the Art Nouveau Parisian binder J. Kauffmann, original editors box, also with initials “MV,” edges gilt and gauffered (in perfect condition). PROVENANCE: Woven in Lyon in 1886-1887; at the beginning there is an ex-libris left blank; there is as yet no study of the provenance of the known copies. The initials of the first owner appear on the doublures and the box. European Private Collection. Full description and photographs available. 70.

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        The Evil Genius. A Domestic Story

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1886., 1886. First Edition. 3 volumes; 8vo. Vol. I: viii, 284 pp.; Vol. II: vi, 304 pp.; Vol. III: vi, 266 pp., 32 pp. of publishers' catalogue dated May 1886 bound in at end. Half titles present. Publisher' original dark green cloth with plants and bats in black to uppers and spines, titles in gilt to spines; publishers's initials blind-stamped to centre of lower boards; floral end papers. Binding rubbed, corners worn, creases to upper board of vol.I. A little general age toning. A sound set of first editions of a rare title, held in a protective black cloth slipcase. First published in the Leigh Journal and Times, 11 December 1885-30 April 1886; the Bolton Weekly Journal (12 December 1885-1 May 1886) and several other Tillotson syndicated newspapers. In this novel, Wilkie Collins treats the related themes of divorce and child-custody. The story was ahead of its time in presenting both the wife and the mistress of an adulterous husband in a sympathetic light and concentrating the reader's attention on the plight of the child involved in the break-up of a marriage. The 'evil genius' of the title is an interfering mother-in-law. Collins unexpectedly upholds double standards in a passage added shortly before publication, claiming that a husband's adultery should not, by itself, be sufficient grounds for divorce, and ends the novel with a reconciliation and remarriage.

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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1886. First Edition First Issue. Hardcover. Good- in boards. Owner inscription. Hinge has started. Staining. 1st 3 pages detached but present. First issue with the De Vinne Press imprint at verso of last page of text and number 14 printed on the lower left margin of page 209. Illustrated with drawings by Reginald B. Birch. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Original watercolour of the Derwent River, Tasmania

      Around Hobart,: before, 1886.. Watercolour, 252 x 168 mm., tiny chip from one corner, a few spots of faint insignificant foxing yet fine, framed. Charming watercolour study of the Derwent River with details of Hobart and Mount Wellington by Emma Minnie Boyd (1858-1936), one of the most accomplished female Australian artists of the nineteenth-century and the matriarch of the gifted Boyd family.Boyd was a daughter of the wealthy and privileged a'Beckett family and received an intensive education in the visual arts at the Victorian National Gallery School of Art under the tuition of Eugene von GuÈrard, Louis Buvelot and other eminent artists of the era. Minnie a'Beckett studied art in Melbourne from 1885 to 1889: during this time she met fellow student Arthur Merric Boyd whom she married in January of 1886. The talented couple left for England in 1890 and both exhibited at the Royal Academy exhibition of 1891. After a brief sojourn in Paris they returned to Australia in 1894 although their work was again exhibited in London at the 1898 Grafton Galleries exhibition of Australian artists.Minnie Boyd excelled in watercolour landscapes and was respected for her mastery of colour. She spent some time in Tasmania with her family and found the landscapes around Hobart an ongoing inspiration. This study of the Derwent River shows the town of Hobart in the background beneath the spectacular escarpment of Mount Wellington. It almost certainly dates from early in her career as can be seen by her naâve figures.Both talented and beautiful, biographer Marjorie Tipping described Minnie Boyd as 'lively, handsome, cultivated and compassionate. Restless, she had something of the religious mystic in her make-up.' This painting is from a significant collection of works by Minnie Boyd that remained in the family until recently dispersed at auction.

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        La Française du Siècle: Modes Moeurs Usages

      Paris: A. Quantin, 1886. Large 8vo. (11 3/8 x 8 inches). Engraved image from the upper wrapper repeated in two states (2), illustrated additional title in three states (3), 9 engraved plates each in 3 states (27), all engraved by Gaujean after A. Lynch. Ten engraved headpieces and initials, each repeated in two states on separate plates. Unopened. Publisher's engraved, embossed and hand coloured wrappers, within publisher's gilt paper portfolio, salmon silk ties with lettered in gilt, coloured pictorial pastedown (the portfolio with splits along the joints and tears to the silk). One of 100 deluxe large paper copies on japon with the plates in three states, this copy numbered LVII. This work was issued in three formats: on velin (45 francs), on papier japon (100 francs), or one of 100 examples numbered with roman numerals on papier japon with the plates in three states (200 francs). In addition to the plates being in three states (black and white proofs before letters, colour proofs before letters, and coloured), each in-text illustration is repeated in black-and- white and colour proof format on separate plates. Colas 2948; Lipperheide 1175; Vicaire VII, 924

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        Modern Painters

      New York. John Wiley and Sons. 1886. Attractively bound in 3/4 green calfskin and marbled boards. Gilt ruled spine compartments with gilt tooled emblematic motifs. Gilt tooled raised bands. Gilt titles. Marbled edges and endsheets. 8vo. Illustrated throghout with plates after engravings, sepia-tones, drawings, charts, vignettes, etc... Some very mild rubbing to spines. A Fine, bright, crisp set.Featured Art.

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        Dizionario della Legislazione Sarda e Italiana, Contenente

      1886. Moizo, Lorenzo. Dizionario della Legislazione Sarda e Italiana: Contenente per Ordine Cronologico la Data, Il Sunto, La Pagina della Loro Inserzione Nella Raccolta Ufficiale e il Numero Progressivo delle Leggi, Dei Decreti e Regolamenti di Maggiore Importanza Storica od Attuale Pubblicati nel Regno Sardo Dopo la Restaurazione e Successivamente nel Regno d'Italia Sino a Tutto Giugno 1885. Casale: Tipografia Casalese, 1886. 612 pp. Royal octavo (10" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary quarter vellum over marbled boards, black-stamped title, fillets and ornaments to spine. Some rubbing to extremities, light soiling to spine, front hinge just starting. Moderate toning to text, faint spotting in few places, internally clean. * Only edition. This is a handbook that coordinates the legal system of Sardinia with that of the Kingdom of Italy. Books like these were useful in the decades following unification. OCLC locates 4 copies worldwide, two in North America (at LA County Law Library and the University of Minnesota).

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        CHRONIQUE de l'île de CHYPRE

      Ministre de l'Instruction publique et des Beaux Arts 1886 - CHRONIQUE de l'île de CHYPRE par Florio BUSTRON publiée par Monsieur René de MAS LASTRIE Mélanges Historiques Choix de documents ouvrage relié (29 cm x 24. cm) couverture cartonnée ocre, édité dans la Collection de documents inédits sur l'histoire de France, publiée par les soins du Ministre de l'Instruction publique et des Beaux Arts 638 pages - 1886 - chronique de l'île de Chypre, par Florio Bustron (532 pages), publiée par Monsieur René de MAS LASTRIE - cartulaire de Landévennec - ligue des ports de Provence contre les pirates Barbaresques en 1585-1586 - députation du Roi, armement d'une galère à Marseille ; projets d'ambassade à Constantinople bon état (non coupé, quelques rousseurs éparses, sans gravité, quelques mors fragiles, ensemble cohérent et solide) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Report on the Mining Industries of the United States… with Special Investigations into the Iron Resources of the Republic and into the Cretaceous Coals of the Northwest (spine title: Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, Vol. XV, Mining Industries)

      Washington: Department of the Interior, Census Office / Government Printing Office (GPO), 1886. This is a solid reading/reference copy that was formerly in the Library of Congress/Smithsonian Institution. Good+ condition. See photos. New endpapers. Inner hinges are perfect. There is a small red ink stamp on the title page that reads: "Library of Congress, February 25, 1887, Smithsonian Deposit." Stamped over it in blue ink is: "Transferred Jan 7 1911." Otherwise all pages are unmarked. NO underlining. NO highlighting. NO margin notes. Bound in the original brown cloth, moderately rubbed at the spine ends/edges. See photos. 76 tables. Profusely illustrated with 242 figures in the text, and 102 full-page inserted maps and diagrams -- many folding and/or PRINTED IN BEAUTIFUL FULL COLOR. See photos. The List of Plates lists a total of 102 maps, sections and diagrams. Of these 96 are bound-in, as called for, and all 96 are present. Of the remaining 6 plates that are supposed to be in a pocket at the rear, only one plate (LI) is present. [The 5 plates missing from the pocket are numbers XXIV (Map of a group of iron mines in the town of Moriah, Essex county, New York) and L, LII-LIV (Geological maps of the Cretaceous bituminous coal region of central Montana)]. Full title: "Report on the Mining Industries of the United States (exclusive of the precious metals), with Special Investigations into the Iron Resources of the Republic and into the Cretaceous Coals of the Northwest." Spine title: "Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, Vol. XV, Mining Industries." Oversize Hardcover. 9.5" wide by 12" tall by 3" thick. This large, heavy book will require extra postage for Priority and International shipments, but only the standard charge for media mail.. First Edition. Oversize Hardcover. Good+ condition. xxxviii, 1,025pp.

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      - Comprehendendo a pesca marítima, fluvial e lacustre em todo o continente do reino, referido ao anno de 1886 por Capitão tenente da armada, engenheiro hydrographo e membro da commissão permanente de pescarias. Edição illustrada com mappas, gravuras e chromos. Imprensa Nacional. Lisboa. 1891. In 4.º de 26x19 cm. Com 515 pags. Encadernação recente com lombada e cantos em pele ao gosto da época. Ilustrado, contém a descrição e o estado de cada espécie capturada acompanhada por uma cromolitografia extra texto com o nome vulgar e nome ciêntifico. Mapa desdobrável da Carta de Pesca de Portugal realizada pelo autor na escala de 1:1.000.000 com uma legenda com a distribuição das principais artes de pesca. Location/localizacao: 7-A3-D-8

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        Rabbit Carrier, Blackfoot [Attista-Haes]

      Calgary: Ross Photographers [circa 1886]. () Near fine. Original albumen photograph measuring 9.25 X 6.75" (23.5 X 17.15 CM) mounted on album page. Framed in 1" gilt and black archival conservation frame measuring 15 X 12.5" (38 X 31.75 cm). Tru Vue UV protectant glass. Beige matting. A few subtle scratches / markings to the face of the image- else in find condition. A few small black imperfections which probably occurred during the printing process. C. 1886-1894. Beautiful 3 / 4 head and shoulder studio portrait of a Blackfoot man. He wears a woolen coat, scarf and his hair is long with some decoration..

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        PERSONAL MEMOIRS OF U. S. GRANT, 2 volumes

      1886. GRANT, Ulysses S. PERSONAL MEMOIRS OF U. S. GRANT. New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1885-1886. First Edition. In two volumes. With maps and illustrations. 584/647 pp. Thick 8vo., publisher's three quarters brown leather. Lettered and decorated in gilt at spine, gilt medallions to front and rear boards. There is a bit of offsetting from news clippings on the title page and frontispeace. A bit of edge wear, overall a very appealling and solid set of this quite readable and important biography

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        Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

      Longmans, Green, and Co. 1886 - First U.K. and first hardcover edition. 7 1/4" x 4 3/4". Original salmon cloth stamped in black; green floral endpapers. With "Harvey Murphy/Middle Temple" rubber stamp dated "1-Jan. 86" on front and back endpapers. An exceptional copy with slight rubbing on covers. Fine, fresh copy, the nicest we have come across. 141 pages; one page of ads at end for "A Child's Garden of Verses." Enclosed in half blue morocco slipcase. Printed by Spottiswoode and Co. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      New York: Henry Holt, 1886. Hardy, Thomas. THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1886. Original mustard yellow cloth decorated in black. First American Edition issued as No. 191 in Holt's "Leisure Hour Series" and published simultaneously with the London two-volume edition. This was Hardy's tenth novel and last of his books to be published in America by Henry Holt. In our experience, one of the more difficult of the later Holt titles to find. This is a NEAR FINE copy, bright and virtually unworn, with a line of soil near the fore-edge of the front cover which extends to a portion of the top edge. Purdy p. 53. Quarter morocco vintage slipcase.. First American Edition. Near Fine.

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

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

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        The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillana. Rendered into English by Henri Van Laun

      Edinburgh: William Paterson, 1886. No. 26 of 75 copies on Whatman's paper with proofs of the plates in two states. 3 vols., 4to. Frontispiece to each volume and 18 etched plates by Lalauze, each on INDIA PAPER in two states. Contemporary full brown morocco, gilt. t.e.g. Fine

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        DEAD SOULS [2 vols.]

      New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co, 1886. First American edition. Near Fine. 2 vols., 8vo: [iv], 364; [iv], 285, [1] + 7 pp. advertisements. Each book Near Fine with minor sunning on the spine and slight wear at spine ends and on boards. First American translation by Isabel Hapgood, following the scarce first UK edition of 1854. Gogol's "Dead Souls" sits high within the pantheon of Russian literature. It was written as a social satire, a modern "Inferno" in prose. The novel is complex, yet highly amusing as it follows the gregarious and immoral Tchitchikoff on his quest throughout the Russian countryside in attempts to purchase title to thousands of dead serfs. Quite scarce in this early translation, issued the same year as Hapgood's "War and Peace" and "Anna Karenina." Additional images available upon request. Near Fine.

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        Bibliotheca Curiosa. A Treatyse of Magic Incantations. Translated from the Latin of Christianus Pazig

      Privately Printed Edinburgh: Privately Printed, 1886. 54pp. Some light marks to covers and light creases to tops of a few pages. Scarce. . Assumed First Edition. Paper wraps. Very Good-.

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        Madame Bovary

      London: Vizetelly & Co.,, 1886. Provincial Manners. Translation from the French Édition définitive by Eleanor Marx-Aveling. Octavo. Publisher's blue-green diagonal-fine-ribbed cloth, front cover with gilt scroll borders enclosing medallion at top and bottom and with title in gilt on blue panel surrounded by larger panel of gilt putti and floral sprays at centre, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, back cover blocked in blind with outer 3-line rule and publisher's device at centre, black coated endpapers, edges untrimmed. Frontispiece. Spine rolled and a little toned, cloth rubbed at extremities with wear at the tips, rear hinge cracked, contents faintly toned. First edition in English of Flaubert's masterpiece, one of the best titles in the famous sequence of English translations of French and Russian novels published by Henry Vizetelly in this decade, many of which affronted Victorian notions of propriety. The translator was Karl Marx's daughter, then living openly with Edward Bibbens Aveling, a married man whose name she used in conjunction with her own. Like Madame Bovary, Eleanor was to die at her own hand by poison.

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