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        Anna Karenina

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

      [Bookseller: Mystery Cove Book Shop]
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        Tristan and Isolde

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

      [Bookseller: C P Books]
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        LA MODA ELEGANTE 1886. PERIÓDICO DE LAS FAMILIAS. AÑO XLV. 48 REVISTAS (Nº 1-48)

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

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Raimundo]
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        ADVENTURES And TRAVELS In The NEW WONDER LAND Of YELLOWSTONE PARK, BIG TREES And YOSEMITE VALLEY, DescriptŽ of the Most Noted Scenes in Thirty States and Territories

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

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Recent Locomotives

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

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        War and Peace A Historical Novel. Translated into French by a Russian Lady and from the French by Clara Bell. Revised and corrected in the United States

      New York William S. Gottsberger, 1886. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: William S. Gottsberger, 1886. Three volumes in six. First American Edition, first printing with the publisher's imprint on all copyright pages. Housed in brown slipcase, assumed original. Clean pages. No inscriptions, marks or bookplates. Wear/chipping at head. Front hinges tend to be a bit loose, beginning to split. Bumped corners. Slipcase is in excellent shape. An attractive set.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Tiryns. Der prähistorische Palast der Könige von Tiryns. Ergebnisse der neuesten Ausgrabungen. Mit Vorrede von F. Adler und Beiträgen von W. Dörpfeld.,

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta: Diptera, 3 volumes, complete

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

      [Bookseller: Natural History Books]
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        L'Univers dans Paris. Illustré par A. Choubrac.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        Hobson-Jobson: being a Glossary of Anglo-Indian Colloquial Words and Phrases, and of Kindred Terms;

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Anna Karenina - (Likely First Issue)

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

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        I tesori d'Arte dell'Italia.

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Scritti]
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        MADAME BOVARY - PROVINCIAL MANNERS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Ogawa Tosho,Ltd. ABAJ, ILAB]
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        Croquis parisiens Nouvelle édition augmentée d'un certain nombre de pièces et d'un portrait

      Paris, Léon Vanier 1886 - Livre d'occasion 19,3 x 9,3 cm, broché, couverture bleue rempliée, 6 ff. n. ch. (2 ff. blancs, 1 f. imprimé au verso, faux-titre, frontispice, titre), 168 pp., 2 ff. n. ch. Réf. bibliographiques : Talvart et Place IX, 311. Condition : Nouvelle édition augmentée en partie originale. L'un des 500 ex. sur papier de fabrique du Périgord. Exemplaire enrichi d'un envoi autographe de l'auteur à son ami Paul Alexis, qui avec J.-K. Huysmans, Henry Céard, Guy de Maupassant, Léon Hennique et Émile Zola, faisait partie du « groupe des six » à l'origine des Soirées de Médan parues en 1880. Accroc en haut du dos. Très belle provenance. 300g. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Faustroll]
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        War and Peace

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        PETIT MOIS DE SAINTE JOSEPH, TOGETHER WITH PETIT MOIS DU SACRÉ-COEUR AND PETIT MOIS DE MARIE

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Il viaggio della Jeannette e la Spedizione Greely.

      Subject: (Arctica). Milano, Treves, 1886, 4to t.tela originale rossa con fregi in oro, pp. 422 con num. ill. n.t. Bella copia.

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        KAN'EI GAFU

      1886. Fine. [EHON] Nishiyama KAN'EI, artist. KAN'EI GAFU. Osaka: Maekawa Zenbei, Meiji 19 [1886]. 28.6 x 18.3 cm. Orihon in brocade covers with 25 double- page color woodcut prints of birds, flowers, etc. Wonderfully well printed, a very early impression, with the brocade covered boards and printed title label. The finest color and printing of this work we have handled. See Mitchell 334. Complete:

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        The Bostonians

      London: Macmillan. 1886, 1886. First UK Edition. Three volumes, 8vo. Bound in recent half brown calf with red and green title labels over marbled boards. PLain endpapers, internally clean, some minor thumb marks here and there, but sharp and bright. Marginal tear to page 141, not affecting text. A sharp, strong attractively bound first edition copy.

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        Emma

      Richard Bentley & Son, 1886. Hardcover. Good/No Dustjacket. 1886. 419 pages. No dust jacket. 1886 edition. Publishers original binding. Pages have Light tanning, with very faint foxing to the flyleaves. The pages are free from inscriptions. Shadowing to the title page. Boards have light shelf wear to the edges, with slight bumping to the spine ends and corners. The backstrip has been sunned. Very minor scuffs to the board surfaces.

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        Naturgeschichte des Tierreich's. (Naturgeschichte des Saugetiere - Naturgeschichte der Vogel. - Naturgeschichte der Reptilien, Amphibien, Fische, Insekten, Krebse, Wurmer, Weichtiere, Stachelhauter, Pflanzentiere und Urt

      Subject: (Illustrato - Storia naturale). Stuttgart, (1886). Tre vol. in uno in-4to leg. tutta tela copertina cromolito, pp. 22 + 31 tav. - pp. 22 + 30 tav. - pp. 76 con inc. n.t. e 30 tav. (90 su 91 tav. sono doppie, di grande formato: cm. 32 x 42)

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        ESTABLECIMIENTOS DE CARIDAD DE SEVILLA

      - Establecimientos de caridad de Sevilla, que se consideran como particulares. Apuntes y memorias para su historia.- Sevilla, en la Oficina de el Orden, 1886 (colofón, en la Oficina de D. José Ariza y Campano, 1890); en 4º holandesa nueva, 367 pp. Papel de hilo. Amplios márgenes. Tirada de 48 ejemplares. Palau nº 57593. Primera edición muy rara.

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        Antilles - Plans of Ports.

      Hydrographic Office, 1886. Chart comprising five port plans of Crocus Bay, Anguilla; Grande Bay, Marigot Bay and Oyster Pond, all on St Martin; and Gustave (Gustavia) harbour on St Barthelemy (St Bartholomew). Also contains small view of Philipsburg, St Martin. Clean with full margins. 18 x 24" One of the very few maps to show any detail of these 3 islands.

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        RUTHORFORD B. HAYES. ALS. [AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED] "BEAR SKIN" LETTER

      Personal. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1886. Letter. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Ruthorford B. Hayes. ALS. Feby. 9, 1886. [President Rutherford B. Hayes]. ALS. Reads: “Dear Gao. / Webbi is in Cincinnati and can tell you about the Bear Skin… I do not know any of the particulars myself. ”Please send your bill for the mags purchased. If you see Birt[? ] youmight ask him if he could them if not sent aby American Ex to Library. Can't buy the Brown Vols of Littell at present. Yours, R B Hayes " July 7, 1886. On letterhead of the Birchard Library (Hayes’ middle name, with “R. B. Hayes” listed as its President). Signed “R. B Hayes. ” 7 3/8” x 5 3/8” within matting. Sight condition very good. Matted and framed under glass, not examined out of frame. Brief article with exemplar taped to back. Original postal envelope included. ; Signed by Author; 0 .

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        Tiresias

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

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        Les Intégraphes. La Courbe Intégrale et ses Applications. [Bound together with C. Bohn: Über Linsenzusammenstellungen und Ihren Ersatz].

      Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1886. Royal8vo. In contemporary half cloth with paper label pasted on to top of spine. Occassional brownspots throughout. With 94 figures in the text. X, 156 pp.; (4), 88 pp. 20, 16, 15, 18, (31) advertising. First edition of Abakanowicz's famous integraph. It was invented independently about 1880 by the British physicist Sir Charles Vernon Boys and by Bruno Abakanowicz, however, the later being referred to as inventor (Goldstein, L'Europe mathématique: histoires, mythes, identities). "The developments in the integraph design made by Abdank-Abakanowicz in France in the 1870s have been acknowledged as amongst the most noteworthy" (Small, The Electronic Analogue Computer, P. 59)."The integraph is an elaboration and extension of the planimeter, an earlier, simpler instrument used to measure area. It is a mechanical instrument capable of deriving the integral curve corresponding to a given curve. Hence, it is able to solve elementary differential equations graphically. However, it was not until 1878 that he succeeded in developing a practical model. "This volume is a description of the basic Abakanowicz instrument and a few of its later modifications. Abdank-Abakanowicz's instrument was able to produce solutions for only simpler differential equations, i.e., the commonly entountered class having the form dy/dx = F(x). An instrumental solution requires that as a first step a graph of the function F be drawn. Next, a pointer on the instrument is used to follow (trace) this graph. The value of the integral may then be read from the instrumentdials. This Abakanowicz approach was widely adopted in the early twentieth century, and the instrument was produced, and later improved, by such well-known instrument makers as Coradi in Zurich" (The Erwin Tomash Library, Vol. 1, p. 2.).Bound with Abakanowicz's Integraph is:Répertoire Alphabétique des Procédés et Recettes publiés par Le Monde de la Science et de l'Industrie pendant les Années 1880 à 1886. Lausanne, Jaunin, 1887. 15 pp.Du régime de l'invention. Examen des améliorations proposées à la législation relative aux inventions à propos du nouveau projet de loi sur les brevets. Paris, A. Durand, 1862. 160 pp.Erwin Tomash Library A1

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        THE MILITARY ANNALS OF TENNESSEE: CONFEDERATE: First Series. Embracing a Review of Military Operations, with Regimental Histories and Memorial Rolls, Compiled from Original and Official Sources

      Nashville: J. M. Lindsley & Co, Publishers, 1886. . First edition. . Very good condition overall in original brown cloth stamped with black decorations, gilt lettering on the spine and a gilt panel on the front cover. Some fraying to the ends of the spine, and bumping to the corners, and overall age-toning to the pages, but the binding is sturdy and the pages remain supple and easily readable. A massive and heavy volume. . Uncommon first edition of this monumental work on the military operations and regimental histories of the Confederate Tennessee soldiers. Includes introductory essays on Tennessee as the theater of war and on the Army of Tennessee as well as regimental histories and memorial rolls of varying length and detail. Illustrated with numerous sketches of soldiers, from Privates to Generals (some plates include just one portrait, others have several, each has a tissue guard.) An important reference work. 910 pp.

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        La città di S. Maria Capua Vetere e la sigla S.P.Q.C.

      Napoli, Giannini, 1886. In 8vo; pp.90 ed 1 n.n. con errata. Unito: Appendice La città di S. Maria Capua Vetere e la sigla S.P.Q.C. Santamaria C.V., Schoeffer, 1886. In 8vo; pp.30n.nn. Unito: Padiglione Carlo. La città di S. Maria Capua Vetere e la sigla S.P.Q.C. Napoli, Giannini, 1887. Unito: Per rivendicare al Municipio di Capua l?uso antichissimo del motto S.P.Q.C. Napoli, 1885. In 16mo; pp.17. Bross. edit. Quattro opere in 8vo, bross. editoriale, strappo al piatto anteriore della prima opera.

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        LIFE OF P. T. BARNUM WRITTEN BY HIMSELF, Brought Up to 1886

      Buffalo: The Courier Company Printers, 1886. First Edition. Hardcover. Minor fraying to spine tips. Near Fine. Original brick cloth;361 pages. Illustrated with engravings. One of several editions of one of the most famous American autobiographies by one of the world's most sensational entrepreneurs. This edition has a new preface by Barnum. This copy is INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the first blank "To F. J. Bonnelle Esq/with Compliments of/P. T. Barnum/July 15th 1887." Offered a few years ago by another seller was a letter from Barnum to Bonnelle returning proofs and asking Bonnelle to contact the editor of THE HERALD about obtaining copies of his article. The seller referred to Bonnelle as Barnum's biographer, but we know of no published biography by him nor any other reference to such.

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        ALPENWANDERUNGEN. JAHRTEN AUF HOHE UND HÖCSTE ALPENSPIKEN.

      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

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        Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

      London, Longmans, Green and Co., 1886., 1886. First Edition. 8vo., pp. half-title, [ad. verso], [6], 141. [blank verso]. Bound in period-style half green calf over wine-coloured cloth sides, titled and ruled in gilt, burgundy edges and endpapers.Minor toning to half-title else internally clean and bright. Binding is fine. An elegant copy. 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. Jekyll and Hyde is a chilling masterpiece work; a brilliantly suggestive, resonant study of human duality by a natural storyteller.

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        ARCHIVO HISPALENSE. Revista historica literaria y artistica.

      - Sevilla, 1886. Imp. Oficina de El Orden. Obra en 4 tomos (1886-87-88), completa la 1ª serie. Holandesa piel, nervios y dorados en lomera, cortes tintados, papel de agua, conserva la cubierta original; 393pp-380pp-392pp-310pp, 23x17cm Andalucia-Sevilla

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        Le tyran du village

      Alfred mame et fils, 1886. in12 Cartonné

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        THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE

      1886. London: Macmillan and Co., 1886. 2 pp undated ads. Original dark green cloth. First Colonial Edition of one of Hardy's best-known novels, issued as a volume in "Macmillan's Colonial Library." It first appeared serially in The Graphic between January and May 1886, then (with "significant alterations in plot") in two volumes by Smith Elder & Co. in May 1886. Both the American edition, by Holt, and this British colonial edition came out soon therafter during 1886; the British domestic one-volume edition was not brought out until 1887 (by Sampson Low, who had also bought the unsold two-volume copies from Smith Elder).~This copy is in the original lightweight binding for Macmillan's colonial volumes, and is in very good-plus condition (minor wear at the extremities, volume slightly aslant). Not cited by Purdy.

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        The History of Salt Lake City and Its Founders

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

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        Novels: Sense & Sensibility; Emma; Pride & Prejudice; Mansfield Park; Northanger Abbey [bound together with] Persuasion; A Memoir by her Newphew J. E. Austen Leigh, to which is added Lady Susan and fragments of two other unfinished tales

      London: Richard Bentley & Son; [volume 6 by] Macmillan & Co.,, 1886-1901. 7 volumes bound as 6, octavo (182 × 125 mm). Finely bound by Arthur S. Colley in contemporary olive half morocco, green cloth sides with gilt rules, spines gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers and top edges gilt. Engraved frontispieces. Spines sunned, very slight rubbing to extremities; an excellent set. A finely bound library set of the Bentley edition (originally published in 1833) of Austen's collected novels. The final volume in the set is an early Macmillan reprint (first published 1869 and transferred from Bentley to Macmillan in 1898 though retaining the Bentley engraved portrait frontispiece of Austen) of J. E. Austen Leigh's A Memoir of his aunt Jane Austen, with added Austen's "Lady Susan" and fragments of two other unfinished tales, thus making the set, in effect, Austen's complete works.

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        Blessed Damozel

      DODD, MEAD & CO, NEW YORK 1886 - With Deawings by Kenyon Cox. Bright gold & brwon gilt front cover. Bright gold gilt on spine. Small chipped on the cover. Cracked hinge. Foxing on the pages. Bookplate on endpage. General wear and rubbed cover. NO markings. Clean binding. Blacka nd white illustrations. Addition postage required. DATE PUBLISHED: 1886 EDITION: UNPAGINATED [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MODERN ART, A SERIES OF LINE ENGRAVINGS FROM THE WORKS OF DISTINGUISHED PAINTERS OF THE ENGLISH AND FOREIGN SCHOOLS SELECTED FROM GALLERIES AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS IN GREAT BRITAIN

      London: Virtue and Company ., 1886. TWO VOLUMES, including the "Second Series", uniformly bound. Covers of red pebbled cloth. Panelled spines with gilt titles. Boards with some staining and rubbing. Bindings are tight, corners and spine extremities are in very good shape. Each volume contains sixty full-page plates with tissue-guards and page of explanatory notes. Occasionjal foxing at periphery not affecting the plate image. Volume Two has a water-stain at top edge throughout the volume usually not touching the plate. (See photos). A lovely set of European art. These heavy tomes will require extra postage.. First Edition. 1/2 Red Morocco. Moderate Cover Wear and Soilin/No Jacket. Folio.

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