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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.

      [Bookseller: D & E Lake Ltd. (ABAC, ILAB)]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Patrick Pollak Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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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      - Direcção Geral dos Trabalhos Geodesicos do Reino. Typographia da Academia Real das Sciencias. Lisboa. 1886. In 4.º de 29x23 cm. Com 144, [i] pags. Encadernação (vermelha ) da época com lombada em pele, ferros a ouro, esquadrias das pastas; e personalizado com o super-libris armoriado de D. Luís I. encimado com a coroa real portuguesa. Corte dourado por folhas. Obra profusamente ilustrada com quadros de dados e com os desenhos geométricos das triangulações, esclarecendo a denominação dos pontos geodésicos da bacia do Rio Tejo. O prefácio da presente Memória tem 2 páginas da autoria do Director Geral e General de Brigada C. E. de Arbués Moreira, esclarecendo a necessidade de harmonização e actualização "em relação aos grandes trabalhos geodésicos que estão sendo executados na Europa, entre os quais existe uma relação sucessiva". A obra divide-se em: reconhecimento, escolha e descrição dos pontos geodésicos de mira na margem norte e na margem sul do Tejo, sendo o ponto fundamental a laje perfurada no centro do mirante quadrangular do Castelo de São Jorge, em Lisboa; o método e os instrumentos usados nas observações; os quadros com os resultados das observações nos 7 pontos de orientação; a tabela do excesso esférico; os cálculos das derivadas da compensação da rede trigonométrica; o quadro final das diferenças de nível; o estabelecimento final das coordenadas geográficas do Castelo de S. Jorge com a sua correcção pela tangente do azimute da Polar; e os quadros finais com os dados fundamentais da revolução astronómica sideral observada. Inocêncio não menciona. [EN] ARMORIAL BINDING - KING LOUIS I. PORTUGUESE ROYAL HOUSE. - CONNECTION OF THE LISBON ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY WITH THE FUNDAMENTAL [EUROPEAN] TRIANGULATION. Director General of the Geodesic Works. Typographia of the Royal Academy of Sciences. Lisbon. 1886. In 4. º (29x23 cm) with 144, [i] pags. Contemporay armorial binding with leather spine; tools gilt at the folders; and personalized with the armorial super-libris of D. Luis I (Portuguese King) topped with the royal crown of Portugal. Cut of leaves gilt at edges. Illustrated with sketches and data (geographical charts and advanced calculus) with geometric drawings of triangulations, explaining the name of the geodesic points at the basin of the Tejo River. The preface of this memory has 2 pages written by the General Director and Brigadier General C. E. de Arbués Moreira, explaining the need for harmonization and updating 'in relation to major geodesical work being performed in Europe, among which there is [was] a relationship amongst the international studies' The work is divided into: recognition, choice and description of geodesic points sighting at the north bank and at the south bank of the Tagus River; the key point being the stone or slab perforated in the center of the quadrangular tower of the S. Jorge Castle in Lisbon; the method and technical instruments used in the observations; the tables with the results of the observations within the 7 points of local reference; the spherical excess of the calculus; the calculations of the derivatives for the trigonometric compensation network; the final frame of level differences; the final establishment of geographic coordinates at the Castel of S. Jorge, with its correction by the tangent of the azimuth of the Polar star; and the final tables with key data observed for the sideral astronomical revolutions. Inocêncio does not refer this work. Location/localizacao: raros

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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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        The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. Or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Sixth edition, with Additions and Corrections to 1872

      London: John Murray,, 1886. Octavo. Finely bound by Relfe Brothers in green calf, red morocco label, elaborate decoration to spine, separated by raised bands, roll to boards and turn-ins, marbled endpapers and edges. Illustrated with one folding diagram. Gift inscription to front free endpaper, an excellent copy. Sixth edition, thirtieth thousand. On its first appearance in 1872 the sixth edition was the final lifetime edition of the book, with extensive revisions, a new chapter by Darwin, and the first use of the word evolution in this book (the term was originally used in The Descent of Man in 1871). This is by far Darwin's best known and most important book and has justly been described by Horblit as "the most influential scientific work of the 19th century" and by Freeman as "the most important biological book ever written".

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      London: Cassell & Company, Limited, 1886. First Edition. Hardcover. Small bookseller's blindstamp to the top of the front free endpaper. Mild foxing to preliminaries; hinges neatly repaired. Binding slightly cocked. Very Good copy of this classic. Original green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Folding frontispiece map. First Issue of Stevenson's classic with the following points: page 40, line 11-- "business"; page 64, line 1-- "nine o"clock"; page 101, line 10-- "Islands"; as well as the rear ads dated "5.G.4.86" and "5.B.4.86."

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

      London: Cassell & Co, 1886. First edition, first issue with "business" on p. 40, line 11, and the ads dated 5.G. 4.86 and 5.B. 4.86. Preceded only by the very rare copyright edition. 8vo. Folding map. viii, 311 pp., 17 pp. ads. Blue cloth. Spine faded, rolled, spine ends and corners a little frayed, extremities rubbed, scattered foxing, else a good copy. Beinecke 378

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

      London: Cassell and Company, Limited, 1886., 1886. Historical Fiction. FIRST EDITION, second issue, with corrected text. 8vo. With folding map. Bound in publisher's red cloth, titled in gilt to spine, coated black endpapers. Hinges sound, some lean to spine and some inevitable soiling to cloth. Remains an attractive copy of this classic adventure. Second issue Kidnapped- 'pleasure' p.40, line 11, 'twelve o clock' p.64, line 1 and 'Island' p.101, line 10 and. The adverts are dated 5G 7.86 (April ads were also issued). Prideaux; A Bibliography of the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson (1917). [Item 18]. Grolier Club Exhibition Catalogue [79]

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        Atlante botanico secondo il sistema naturale di De Candolle: 85 tavole miniate.

      U. Hoepli, Milano. 1886 249 p., 85 c. di tav., 30 cm, tela. Bella legatura con motivo policromo (ed oro) al piatto. Con 85 tavole di pregevole fattura colorate a mano. Rara prima edizione.

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        THE BOSTONIANS. A Novel. In Three Volumes

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1886. First Edition. Hardcover. Light occasional foxing. Front hinge of the first volume cracked before the half-title page, others secure. Cloth splitting or beginning to split at the joint on nearly every cover though all covers are still tight. Very Good and scarce. Three volumes bound in early but not original plain blue-green cloth lettered in gilt on the spines with no publisher's device; all half-titles present, 2 pages of publisher's advertisements at the end of volume 2 (The four pages of ads at the end of volume 3 mentioned by BAL are not present). A possible remainder binding though it differs from the example sold as lot 76 in THE COSMATOS COLLECTION by Sotheby's in 2005. BAL 10575. Edel A28a. Only 500 copies were published with another 100 copies printed a month later, apparently indistinguishable. BAL notes that there may be a point to distinguish the two printings: the running head on page 31 in the frist volume. In our copy the chapter number is incorrect. Since usually later printings correct errors in earlier printings, this is an argument in favor of the incorrect chapter number indicating the earlier printing, but this is not conclusive. "In The Bostonians Henry James wrote the most considerable American novel of its decade. For all its oppressive detail, there is no other novel of such value and distinction to place on the bookshelf of the late nineteenth century" (Leon Edel, Henry James: THE MIDDLE YEARS, 1963, page 74). This controversial novel of the feminist movement, one of the first American novels to allude to lesbian relationships, was adapted to the screen in 1984 by James Ivory and starred Christopher Reeve as Basil Ransome and Vanessa Redgrave as Olive Chancellor. Small bookplate of author Maurice Baring on the front pastedown of each volume and an odd bookplate with the initials "DMZ" on the front endpaper of each volume. I wished to write a very American tale, a tale very characteristic of our social conditions, and I asked myself what was the most salient and peculiar point in our social life. The answer was: the situation of women, the decline of sentiment of sex, the agitation in their behalf." --Henry James, on THE BOSTONIANS

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        The Independent Liquorist; or, the Art of Manufacturing and Preparing all kinds of cordials, syrups, bitters, wines, champagne, beer, punches, tinctures, extracts, essences, flavorings, colorings, Worcestershire sauce, club sauce, catsups, pickles, preserves, jams, jellies, etc., etc

      New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, [n.d. circa 1886]. Octavo, 193 pages + 12 ads. Later printing. The ads include an announcement for Dick's Comic Dialogues, which were not published until 1886. A thorough manual for the many stillroom items mentioned in the title, including bitters and cordials. The author studied under chemist and botanist V.J. Moner, and operated as a wine merchant on New York's Bowery. His failure as a wine merchant he blames on "the inability of the South to meet its liabilties." Some edgewear to the endpapers, some soiling to text block edges, and some wear and rubbing to the publisher's green cloth boards. Gilt spine lettering faded. Overall near very good. [Worldcat indicates 21 copies of the 1866 first edition, and only 2 of this 1886 printing; Noling, Beverage Literature page 294].

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        The Seven Lamps of Architecture in one volume and Modern Painters in six volumes including index

      - Kent- George Allen, 1886 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A fantasticcollection of two of Ruskin's critical works. Second edition but first complete edition of Modern Painters (1888), and fifth edition of Seven Lamps (1886). Seven Lamps contains a frontispiece and thirteen further plates featuringillustrations drawn by the author, collated complete. Frontispieces to volumes III, IV and Vof Modern Painters, andninety-four further plates in these volumes, collated complete. The plates in volume Vdemonstratetechniques of steel engraving and wood engraving, and this volume also contains illustrations in the text. Binders label of Alfred Wilson successor to J. As. Gilbert and Co, London to front pastedown of The Seven Lamps of Architecture. Seven Lamps complete in one volume, Modern Painters complete in five volumes plus index volume. What became the first volume of Modern Painters (1843), published by Smith, Elder & Co. under the anonymous but apparently authoritative title, A Graduate of Oxford, was Ruskins response to the critics of the art of J. M. W. Turner. Ruskin controversially argued that modern landscape paintersand in particular Turnerwere superior to the so-called Old Masters of the post-Renaissance period. Ruskin maintained that Old Masters such as Gaspard Dughet (Gaspar Poussin), Claude Lorrain, and Salvator Rosa, unlike Turner, favoured pictorial convention, and not truth to nature. He explained that he meant moral as well as material truth. The job of the artist is to observe the reality of nature and not to invent it in a studioto render what he has seen and understood imaginatively on canvas, free of any rules of composition. For Ruskin, modern landscapists demonstrated a superior understanding of the truths of water, air, clouds, stones, and vegetation, a profound appreciation of which Ruskin demonstrated in his own prose. He described works he had seen at the National Gallery and Dulwich Picture Gallery with extraordinary verbal felicity. Travel provided Ruskin with an opportunity to study medieval art and architecture in France, Switzerland and especially Italy. Drawing on these travels, he wrote the second volume of Modern Painters (published April 1846). The volume concentrated more on Renaissance and pre-Renaissance artists than on Turner. It was also a more theoretical work than its predecessor. Ruskin explicitly linked the aesthetic and the divine, arguing that truth, beauty and religion are inextricably bound together: the Beautiful as a gift of God. Ruskin also added third and fourth volumes in later years. Ruskins developing interest in architecture, and particularly in the Gothic revival, led to the first work to bear his name, The Seven Lamps of Architecture (1849). It contained 14 plates etched by the author. The title refers to seven moral categories that Ruskin considered vital to and inseparable from all architecture: sacrifice, truth, power, beauty, life, memory and obedience. All would provide recurring themes in his work. Seven Lamps promoted the virtues of a secular and Protestant form of Gothic. It was a challenge to the Catholic influence of A. W. N. Pugin. Ruskin argued that restoration is destruction; ancient buildings should be preserved, but no attempt should be made to erase the accumulated history encoded in their decay. Condition: In cloth bindings. Externally very sound, shelfwear to the heads and tails of the spines, and some marks to the boards. The hinges of Seven Lamps are slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Very bright and clean, just a few scattered spots, predominantly to the first and last few pages of each volume. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        The Stones of Venice

      Orpington: George Allen 1886. . Fourth edition, 3 volumes, 4to. 53 plates, a few in colour, some very light damp staining to the lower edges of early leaves in volumes II and III, marbled endpapers. Contemporary navy blue calf, some marks, triple blind stamped rules and cornerpieces, spines a little dull, a.e.g., a very good set. Perhaps Ruskin’s finest work, detailing the treasures of Venice and analysing its architecture. The chapter on Gothic Architecture influenced William Morris, who wrote “In future days it will be considered as one of the very few necessary and inevitable utterances of the century.”& “...there has never been more than one opinion about the noble eloquence and haunting beauty of the descriptive passages, or about the permanent value of his work among the earlier masters of Venetian painting and sculpture and the earlier school of Venetian architecture...” (DNB).

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        Album of watercolours and pencil drawings

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

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        Albemarle Sound to Cape Fear

      London: Published by the Admiralty, 1886. Engraving. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition with the exception of some expertly mended tears along the edges of the sheet. Image size: 25 1/4 x 38 1/2 inches. 27 1/4 x 40 inches. A superb admiralty chart of the North Carolina coast, produced by the British Hydrographic Office. The British Hydrographic Office was founded in 1795 by George III, who appointed Alexander Dalrymple as the first Hydrographer to the Admiralty. He immediately set to work but it was not until 1800 that the first Admiralty chart was published of the waters around Quiberon Bay in Brittany. Unlike the U. S. Coast Survey the Hydrographic Office was given permission to sell charts to the public and they produced a great number of sea charts covering every corner of the globe. Most of the Admiralty charts produced by the Hydrographic Office delineated coastline as well as high and low water marks and record depth of water as established by soundings. In addition these charts included information on shoals, reefs, and other navigational hazards that plagued mariners across the world. Thanks to the innovations of Sir Francis Beaufort, who developed the Beaufort Scale of wind strength, the British Hydrographic Office became one of the leading producers of sea charts. This large chart covers the Albemarle Sound to Cape Fear in North Carolina. Water depths and sand bars are all carefully recorded, as are the various lighthouses along the coastline. There are two inset maps of Hatteras Inlet and Ocracoke Inlet on the left edge of the sheet, as well as three compasses to the right. This is an important sea chart of this area and a wonderful example of the maps produced by the British Hydrographic Office.

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        The Waverley Novels. The works include: Waverley, Rob Roy, Ivanhoe, etc

      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1886-1887., 1886. The Centenary Edition, complete in 25 volumes; 8vo. Contemporary decorative binding by Blackwell in green half morocco with gilt titles and gilt tooling of leaves and thistles to spines, marbled boards and end papers, top edges gilt. Frontispiece illustration to each volume. Spines almost evenly faded; light rubbing. A handsome set.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        COSMOPOLITAN COOKERY. ( La Cuisine de Tous les Pays)

      London, Longmans, Green, et Co, 1886.. Second English edition, 1886. Thick large 8vo, 265 x 185 mm, 10½ x 7¼ inches, engraved frontispiece, 2 engraved plates and 378 illustrations in the text including 6 full page, 1288 recipes from Europe, Russia, Turkey, North Africa, the Middle East, pages lxxxiv, 625, in original publisher's wine red cloth, gilt lettering and rules to spine. Head and tail of spine slightly worn with a small old repair to a tiny split at head, spine cloth slightly wrinkled, some light flecking and a couple of small stains to cloth on upper cover, corners slightly worn, rear inner paper hinge cracked but binding tight and firm, 1 small corner torn off, tiny chip to 1 top margin, 1 top margin just slightly ragged, a few pages opened carelessly with slight chipping to fore-edge margin, occasional small light stain, a little light spotting to a few lower margins. A good tight copy, still in the original publisher"cloth, of the scarce English translation. The French chef Urbain Dubois (1818 - 1901) began his training in the kitchens of the Rothschilds under the supervision of Louis Haas. He made his reputation abroad working for the Prussian royal household and was renowned for his architectural creations and for the elaborate decoration of his dishes. He is the author of 8 cookery books, several of which were translated into English. This work is a translation of La Cuisine de Tous les Pays first published in France in 1868 and first translated into English in 1870 with fewer illustrations. All editions of the English version are scarce. Bitting, Gastronomical Bibliography, p.132. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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