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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.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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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-.

      [Bookseller: Dark and Stormy Night Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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."

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
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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

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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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].

      [Bookseller: Rabelais - Fine Books on Food, Wine & th]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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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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        The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and MR Hyde

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1886, 1st "Authorized Edition" True First. () [viii],138pp. + [4]pp. (publisher's ads). Very good. 12 mo (approximately 19 CM tall) in original gilt lettered green cloth. Mild wear to ends and edges of spine, with even less to edges of boards, and slight bumping corners. Slight foxing to a few pages near front (from back of half title to dedication page) and a few small spots on long outer edge of text block and front endpapers- else text block is clean and tight. Top edge guilt. Decorative bookplate from Jerome A. Hart on front attached endpaper. A slip is placed loosely inside denoting that the book is "From James D. Hart's Collection of Books Concerning Richard Henry Dana, Jr.". Also on the front attached endpaper a small plate denoting the past ownership of the famous collector, John Ruyle. A great copy. A great true first edition in very nice condition, this copy made especially desirable by it's past role in the library of John Ruyle. The first "Authorized" US Edition of the novella published 5 Jan. 1886, which is the true first preceded the UK edition by 4 days, and consisted of only 4250 copies (1250 in cloth and 3000 in wrappers).

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Kidnapped; Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751: [&c.]

      London: Cassell & Company, 1886. First Edition. First Issue, with "business" for "pleasure" on p.40. Octavo (18.5cm); red cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine; folding frontispiece map; viii, [1]-311pp. + [17]pp. publisher's ads dated "5.G.4.86" and "5.B.4.86." Black coated endpapers. Spine sunned (but titling clear and legible); boards rubbed, with light bumps to corners; thin split to gutter at p.112. Still a well-preserved, Very Good copy in the original publisher's cloth.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        KIDNAPPED: Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751

      London: Cassell & Company, Limited, 1886 Correct First Edition, First Issue. Frontispiece fold-out map. 8vo., original gilt stamped green cloth, viii, 311, (1), (16)pp. ads dated "5G.4.86". black coated endpapers. Beinecke 378. A very good copy showing moderate use.. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Queen of the Pirate Isle, The

      1886. first edition. A Presentation CopyIn the Incredibly Rare Original Printed Dust JacketGREENAWAY, Kate (artist). HARTE, Bret. The Queen of the Pirate Isle. Illustrated by Kate Greenaway. Engraved and Printed by Edmund Evans. London: Chatto and Windus, 1886. First edition, binding A. Presentation Copy from the Author to Lady Alfred Paget signed and dated London December 2d, 1886. Octavo (8 1/2 x 6 1/4 in; 216 x 159 mm). 58 pp. Color frontispiece and twenty-seven text illustrations in color by Kate Greenaway. All edges gilt. Publisher's original tan cloth, covers pictorially decorated in colors (the front cover with the illustration from page 13, the lower cover with the illustration from page 16), all edges gilt. Cloth a little bit soiled, lower corner of rear board with small loss of cloth. In the incredibly rare original gray paper pictorial dust jacket, printed in brown. The jacket has been miraculously and almost invisibly backed by the master book restorer, Bruce Levy. A spectacular presentation copy, as rare as can be in the original dust jacket.Of the twenty-four copies to come to auction within the last thirty-six years only four were in Binding A, only one possessed the dust jacket, and not a single one was signed."Mr. Bret Harte has written a children's Christmas book, with the alluring title of "The Queen of the Pirate Isle," which will be illustrated by twenty-five [28] drawings by Miss Kate Greenaway, printed in colors in the text. The result of this combination of one of the most English of artists with one of the most American of authors will be awaited with unusual interest" (The Nation, Vol. 43, No. 1102, August 12, 1886, p. 138).The Queen of the Pirate Isle is a short story set in and around a mining camp in gold-rush California - a milieu that features in almost all of Bret Harte's work. The four young protagonists - imaginative Polly (the "Queen"), her cousin Hickory Hunt, their Chinese "page" Wan Lee, and neighbor-boy Patsey - are all children, have extremely vivid imaginations, and Harte relates their adventures playing pirate - in fantasy, dream, and reality.Bret Harte lived in London from the 1880s through his death in 1902. Lady Alfred Paget, née Cecilia Wyndham (1830-1914) "a woman of remarkable intellectual powers" (NY Times obituary, May 4, 1914), was a lady in waiting to Queen Victoria (who was godmother to one of the Paget children), and owned Chateau Garibondy on the Riviera in the south of France where she entertained royalty and the intellectual cream of Great Britain. She likely met Harte at one of his popular London lectures, always attended by a distinguished audience.BAL 7337. Sharnhorst 902. Schuster and Engen 165.1f.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Bret Harte The Queen of the Pirate Isle First Edition

      Chatto & Windus, 1886. First. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. Harte, Bret. The Queen of the Pirate Isle, First Edition. Chatto & Windus, 1886. Great book from this renowned author. Illustrated by Kate Greenaway. 27 full color illustrations. First Edition which preceded the US edition. Hardcover. Pictorial boards. Tightly bound. Light bumping and rubbing. Light toning. Very good condition.

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        ANNA KARÉNINA. In Eight Parts. Translated by Nathan Haskell Dole

      New York: Thomas Y. Crowell and Co., 1886 Tolstoy, Leo. ANNA KARÉNINA. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell and Co., 1886. True First Edition, Very Earliest Available Issue. In Eight Parts. [publisher's monogram on the title-page]. Translated by Nathan Haskell Dole. Publisher's, original blonde brown cloth [the book was also issued in dark brown, blue, & green, with no established priority), spine & the front panel gilt with gilt Imperial House of Romanov seal, light green leaf-designed endpapers. 8vo., 773 pp. with the four pages of advertisements. Only three titles without Anna K listed on the page facing the title page. First printing, earliest available issue of the First American Edition, & First English Language Printing preceding the First British Edition. A solid very good or better, lovely example with a small expert archival repair to the spine crown & heel. Contents clean & generally free of blemish with occasional small spot of foxing. Copies of Anna K with only three mentioned titles are rarely seen in collectible condition. This literary classic was first published serially in the original Russian in 1873 & first published in book form, Moscow, 1878. [Line, p. 36]. Custom clamshell collector's clamshell case in fine condition. A curious bibliography, the page facing the title page shows a printed list of books by Tolstoi "available" from Crowell, including Childhood, Boyhood & Youth, Ivan Ilyitch, and My Religion; Childhood was published separately by Crowell 1886, Ivan Ilyitch 1886, My Religion [Trans. as "What I Believe"] published by Crowell in 1885 . There is no reference to the three other titles usually encountered: My Confession, What to Do, and The Invaders were all published in 1887. Ads at rear include a list of Russian translations from Crowell including Crime and Punishment [1886, no blurbs shown] Injury and Insult and Recollections of a Dead-House [shown as 'in press', not yet published, but although published in London 1886, no Crowell edition located, no blurbs/reviews shown], Anna Karenina [1886, two reviews], My Religion, published as What I Believe in 1885 by Crowell [New York Sun review], Childhood Boyhood Youth, Crowell 1886, three reviews, Gogol's Taras Bulba [Crowell 1886, two reviews], St John's Eve, [Crowell 1886, no reviews], also Tchernuishevsky's A Vital Question [Crowell 1886] with three reviews & Dupuy's Great Masters of Russian Literature [1886] with one review; Full page advertisements for Joseph Roux's Meditations of a Parish Priest with a blurb from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine; a full page ad for Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment, published by Crowell October 1886, & showing blurbs from the Sept 1886 Harper's Weekly, Boston Traveller & undated ads from The Athenaeum & The Spectator. The final page ad for The Marquis of Peñalta by Don Armando Palacio Valdes with one long review from Harper's Monthly.. First Edition.

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        The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes. Golf, Poetry of Sport, Big Game (2 vols.), Racing, Dancing, Fencing Boxing & Wrestling, Driving, Sea Fishing, Fishing (2 vols.), Hunting, Shooting (2 vols.), Motors, Yachting (2 vols.), Tennis & Lawn Tennis, Athetics & Football, Swimming, Cycling, Boating, Billiards, Riding & Polo, Coursing & Falconry, Cricket, Archery, Mountaineering, Skating

      London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1886-1896., 1886. Complete 25 titles bound in 29 volumes. Publisher's special binding of dark blue half morocco with gilt titles to spines, yellow cloth boards with gilt stamp to centre of uppers, black end papers, top edges gilt others rough trimmed. With illustrations throughout. Binding generally lightly rubbed, a few corners bumped, spines a touch dulled, dusty cloth boards; light, insignificant spotting to end papers and edges. A clean and sound, very attractive set.

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        ANNA KARÉNINA. In Eight Parts. Translated by Nathan Haskell Dole

      New York: Thomas Y. Crowell and Co., 1886 Tolstoy, Leo. ANNA KARÉNINA. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell and Co., 1886. True First Edition, Early Issue. In Eight Parts. [publisher's monogram on the title-page]. Translated by Nathan Haskell Dole. Publisher's, original dark brown cloth [the book was issued in blonde brown, blue, & green, with no established priority), spine & the front panel gilt with gilt Imperial House of Romanov seal, light green leaf-designed endpapers. 8vo., 773 pp. with the four pages of advertisements. Six titles without Anna K listed on the page facing the title page. First printing, early issue of the First American Edition, & First English Language Printing preceding the First British Edition. A very good or better bright example with some minor wear at the spine head; contents clean & free of blemish. A very, very nice copy of this uncommon early issue of this literary classic which was first published serially in the original Russian in 1873 & first published in book form, Moscow, 1878. [Line, p. 36]. Custom collector's embossed slipcase in fine condition. A curious bibliography, the page facing the title page shows a printed list of books by Tolstoi "available" from Crowell, including Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth; Ivan Ilyitch; My Religion; My Confession; What to Do?, & The Invaders; Childhood was published separately by Crowell 1886, Ivan Ilyitch 1886, My Religion [Trans. as "What I Believe"] published by Crowell in 1885, Three titles: My Confession, What to Do, & The Invaders were all published in 1887 & it is likely that Crowell anticipated publication of these titles. Post 1887 titles do not appear on this list & of the dozen or more copies examined, all had this listing format, generally recognized as the correct first edition format for an early issue - it is likely that the very first issue had no later titles, only the titles printed. Either way, the book is quite uncommon especially in nice condition as copies offer for sale are generally quite used & show considerable wear. Ads at rear include a list of Russian translations from Crowell including Crime and Punishment [1886, no blurbs shown] Injury and Insult and Recollections of a Dead-House [shown as 'in press', not yet published, but although published in London 1886, no Crowell edition located, no blurbs/reviews shown], Anna Karenina [1886, two reviews], My Religion, published as What I Believe in 1885 by Crowell [New York Sun review], Childhood Boyhood Youth, Crowell 1886, three reviews, Gogol's Taras Bulba [Crowell 1886, two reviews], St John's Eve, [Crowell 1886, no reviews], also Tchernuishevsky's A Vital Question [Crowell 1886] with three reviews & Dupuy's Great Masters of Russian Literature [1886] with one review; Full page advertisements for Joseph Roux's Meditations of a Parish Priest with a blurb from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine; a full page ad for Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment, published by Crowell October 1886, & showing blurbs from the Sept 1886 Harper's Weekly, Boston Traveller & undated ads from The Athenaeum & The Spectator. The final page ad for The Marquis of Peñalta by Don Armando Palacio Valdes with one long review from Harper's Monthly.. First Edition.

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        Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, The

      1886. Extra-Illustrated with Ninety-Four PlatesDICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. With Notes and Numerous Illustrations. Edited by Charles Dickens the Younger. In Two Vols. London: Macmillan and Co., 1886.Jubilee Edition (published on the fiftieth anniversary of the appearance of The Pickwick Papers). Two octavo volumes (7 5/8 x 5 1/8 inches; 195 x 131 mm.). xlvii, [1, blank], 544; xv, [1, blank], 538 pp. Bound without the final blank leaf in Volume II? Frontispiece in Volume I, text illustrations. Extra-illustrated with ninety-four plates, including illustrations by Phiz and Seymour for the first edition, as well as illustrations by C.E. Brock. Stamped on rear flyleaves of each volume: “Extra illustrated by A.W. Waters.”Bound ca. 1925 by Bayntun of Bath (stamp-signed on the verso of the front free endpaper) in three-quarter blue morocco, ruled in gilt, over blue cloth boards. Spines decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments with five raised bands, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. A fine copy.“‘Pickwick’ was written and published in 1836-7. Therefore this Annotated Edition, which appears fifty years afterwards, is called the Jubilee Edition” (recto of frontispiece). With an illegible ink signature above that.Gimbel B16.

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        Madame Bovary

      Vizetelly & Co, London 1886 - First Edition in English of Flaubert's masterpiece. xxii., 384 pp. Bound in a very pleasing near contemporary polished red morocco, with gilt lines and decorations to the compartments, and top edge gilt. Scarce title, translated by Karl Marx's daughter, with her 16 page introduction. A few rubs, but an attractive copy.

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        Inscriptions Campanaires du Département de l'Isère Recueillies, Annotées et Illustrées

      Montbéliard, Imprimerie Hoffmann 1886 - Fort et grand In Octavo, broché, couverture souple coquilles d'œuf et titrage en noir, XX- 622-6 pp ( catalogue des livres et brochures de Monsieur G.Vallier in fine ), exemplaire à toutes marges, pagination marmoréenne émaillées de reproduction d'inscriptions - Superbe volume .( Photographies sur Demande) L’UN DES 40 EXEMPLAIRE SUR PAPIER HOLLANDE ( N° 38 ) Signé par son auteur sous la mention " Tout exemplaire de cet ouvrage, non revêtu de la signature de l'auteur, sera réputé contrefait " - Rare et très beau Recueil monumental et exhaustif des inscriptions des cloches recueillies dans toutes les communes et suivi d' un index des textes sacrés , d'un index des fondeurs ,et de diverses tables . EDITION ORIGINALE sur Grand Papier DE CE TIRALE LIMITE à 200 EXEMPLAIRE dont 160 sur papier ordinaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Album de photographies : Dauphiné et Savoie : 1886.

      - In-4 oblong, demi-chagrin chocolat, plats de percaline, titre doré, dos orné, tranches dorées. (28) tirages albuminés (env. 23 x 17 cm) contrecollés sur cartons forts, légendés à la plume et montés sur onglets. Bel album de tirages albuminés originaux du Dauphiné et de Savoie, paysages eds Alpes et scènes urbaines, représentant : la prairie du Casino, Uriage (4), l'église de Villeneuve, le château de Vizille, la vallée de la Romanche, la vallée de St Christophe (3), la vallée de la Bérarde et le Pelvoux (4), la Grande Chartreuse et environs (2), Annecy (3), Genève (2), le château de Chillon, la cascade de Pissevache, Louèche-la-Ville (2), la Gemmi. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Langue : Français

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        The Art Collection Formed by the late Mrs. Mary J. Morgan

      American Art Association, New York 1886 - Limited Edition. Paper Wrappers. White paper wrappers with gilt lettering. Front and rear covers creased and stained. Pages stained and discolored. Gift inscription from American Art Association to Miss Rose Cleveland on title page. Very interesting copy. A note tipped in on ffep: A Famous Catalogue. Limited strictly to 50 copies only, this No. 30. Published 1886, and was presented to Miss Rose Cleveland who was the mistress of the White House, and a sister to President Cleveland. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        PUBLIC HEALTH, BURIALS AND THE CREMATION OF CORPSES]. Inumazione e Cremazione dei Cadaveri

      Padova: Tip. del Seminario 1886 - PRESENTATION COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION, NOT IN OCLC, NOT IN NLM (sic!) ¶ Ours is apparently the only copy on the market, inscribed or otherwise. ¶ In the present volume, Count Alesso Besi discusses interment and cremation of dead bodies, as considered in terms of hygiene and public health, religion, hygiene, economy and emotional sentiment. The most important aspect of the book is its reliance on fact and reason: that while the burial is in accord with teachings of religion, cremation is in direct conflict with human sentiment. Moigne, in the journal "Les Mondes" suggests replacing the ordinary mode of burial with cremation, which aims to convert the scaffolding of human bones in a handful of ashes. The book is further significant not only as a work of scholarship and logic, but because Freemasons in Italy sought to eradicate the crematorium and replace it with burials in cemeteries (SOURCE: La Civilta cattolica. Anno Trigesimosettimo, Vol. IV, della serie decimaterza, p. 342). ¶ The present work is not to be confused with a 9-page pamphlet by Ludovico Brunetti of a similar title, printed in Naples in 1881. ¶ CENSUS OF KNOWN COPIES: Biblioteca comunale Luciano Benincasa (Ancona), Biblioteca nazionale centrale (Firenze), Biblioteca della Facolta di medicina veterinaria dell'Universita degli studi di Milano, Biblioteca del Monumento nazionale di Praglia (Teolo), Biblioteca antica V. Pinali dell'Universita degli studi di Padova, and the Biblioteca della Fondazione Ariodante Fabretti (Torino). ¶ A German translation of the present work was printed Regensburg in 1889. ¶ REFERENCE: Index-catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon-General's Office (Second Series, 1898, vol. III, p. 9) listed under "Cadaver, Care and Disposal of" (sic). Index medicus (vol. IX, Feb. 1887, p. 101) listed under "Inspection and Disposal of the Dead." ¶ PROVENANCE: Presentation inscription from "l'Autore" to the Collegio "Alla Guerce" (Firenze) with their 19th-century armorial stamp on title page (their motto ‘Ingentes tendat ramos et tempora cingat'). ¶ 12mo. 115 pp., complete. Bound in contemporary Italian quarter sheep (spine somewhat worn but completely sound), purple endpapers, nineteen-century paper label on spine (see below). In VERY GOOD ANTIQUARIAN CONDITION, completely unsophisticated. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recueil de thèses et mémoires sur la folie de la collection René Sémelaigne

      FIRST EDITION - PERFECT COPY Grand in-octavo relié demi-chagrin tête-de-nègre de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs, titre gravé et doré. Quelques très grandes thèses de l'âge d'or de l'aliénisme français sont reliés ensemble : JULES DEJERINE : L'hérédité dans les maladies du système nerveux (Paris - Asselin et Houzeaux - 1886), XVI-293 pp. ; 70 tableaux généalogiques dont 5 hors-texte - HENRI BARTH : Du sommeil non naturel ses diverses formes (Paris - Asselin et Houzeau - 1886), 186 pp. - Précieux exemplaire provenant de la collection personnelle de René Sémelaigne à Neuilly (cachet de sa bibliothèque) qui avait rassemblé à la Maison de santé de la Folie Saint-James une collection exceptionelle d'ouvrages anciens de psychiatrie dans laquelle il puisait pour écrire ses monographies d'aliénistes français et notamment Les pionniers de la Psychiatrie française avant et après Pinel (deux volumes 1930 et 1932) - Exemplaire en parfait état à peine émoussé aux coins Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale

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        Taking the pledge will not make bad liquor good, but it will improve it" : A Presentation Copy of Huck Finn

      New York 1886 - Signed Book. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). New York: Charles Webster, 1886. Second American edition. 8 3/8 x 6 5/8 in. With several prints, clippings, and other ephemera tipped in. Rebound at the Roycroft bindery. Additional Images Available Upon RequestHistorical BackgroundThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Moby-Dick are often contenders for the title of "greatest American novel." Indisputable, however, is Clemens's sense of humor, as his inscribed and signed aphorism on the title page here indicates: "To Mr. Garth W. Cate: Taking the pledge will not make bad liquor good, but it will improve it. Truly Yours, Mark Twain, Nov. 25/06." This is the second American edition, with 174 illustrations by E. W. Kemble and a photogravure plate of a Clemens portrait bust by Karl Gerhardt. Additionally, there is an albumen photograph of Clemens mounted on the recto of the Gerhardt plate, an engraved portrait of Clemens mounted on verso of rear endpaper, several newspaper clippings, and three letters detailing the book's history and travels. Clemens's humorous inscription is explained in an accompanying letter from Garth W. Cate to Victor Jacobs, October 14, 1964. In 1906, Garth Cate was working as the lecture manager for Elbert Hubbard, founder of the Roycroft artisan community in East Aurora, New York. Cate brought his well-worn childhood copy of Huckleberry Finn in to the Roycroft bindery to have it rebound. Hubbard saw the book and suggested Cate send it Clemens to for an inscription, and even offered to write Twain personally. Cate explains: "So I sent HUCK back to its spiritual father, and when it returned I was somewhat shocked, having been sent to a temperance Sunday School by a whiskey fearing mother. . Later on I was to marry a Christian Science practitioner, and when she saw this inscription she exclaimed: 'Why, that is the most immoral thing I ever saw! How could a great author send such a sentiment to a young man?' "Twain was no great fan of the temperance movement, especially its more radical proponents, whom he felt hurt the message. "Temperate temperance is best," Twain said in 1896. "Intemperate temperance injures the cause of temperance, while temperate temperance helps it in its fight against intemperate intemperance. Fanatics will never learn that." He also disparaged the idea of total abstinence, hoping "to totally abstain from total abstinence itself" and disliked temperance pledges, especially when impressed upon youth by older generations.Garth Cate (1883?-1974) was an author, newspaperman, and social activist. He was born is Portage, Wisconsin, worked for newspapers in New York and Chicago, and retired to Tryon, North Carolina, working as a travel consultant. He was involved in literary circles that included Tom Wolfe, George Bernard Shaw, and Carl Sandburg. An early environmentalist and civil rights activist, Cate rubbed elbows with other social reformers such as Margaret Sanger and Roycroft founder Elbert Hubbard.Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915) was an American writer and philosopher. He is best known for founding the Roycroft artisan community in East Aurora, New York. Part of the Arts and Crafts movement, Roycroft championed artisanal production and attracted printers, leather workers, metalsmiths, furniture makers, and bookbinders, the latter being one of Hubbard's particular areas of interest. By 1900, the Roycroft philosophy of positive working conditions, communal effort, and passion for creativity had attracted over 500 people to East Aurora. Hubbard was also deeply involved in social issues ranging from civil rights, to woman suffrage, to anti-war efforts. Ironically, he died when a German submarine torpedoed the British passenger liner Lusitania in 1915.Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), also known as Mark Twain, needs no introduction.ConditionSome soiling and reading wear throughout. Early twentieth-century half buckram by the Roycroft. (See website for full description)

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        Romano-British Mosaic Pavements: A History of Their Discovery and a Record and Interpretation of Their Designs

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

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        The History of Freemasonry: Its Antiquities, Symbols, Constitutions, Customs, Etc. 3 Volume Set

      London Blackwood, Le Bas & Co 1886. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Repair to spine of volume I. Leather scuffed along extremities and with wear to external spine hinges and corners. Inner hinges cracked (volume I) with reinforced inner hinges to volume II. Scattered foxing within. Marbled endpapers. Aeg First Edition Full red gilt-tooled leather hardback cover 504pp; 502pp; 502pp :: Tissue guarded engraved plates :: 300mm x 240mm (12" x 9") :: Heavy set, extra shipping charges will apply if purchased outside Europe

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

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

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        Old Spookses' Pass, Malcolm's Katie, and Other Poems

      N.p., [Toronto]: [James Bain & Son], [1886]. 1st, 2nd issue. Hard Cover. Very Good. New 1/2 leather spine and covers with marbled paper. New endpapers. 224pp. Very Good+ 1886 1st edition, second issue (not 1884 1st issue or 1898 3rd issue). The book was issued first in 1884, with only a few sold (50), and again two years (1886) later with a replaced title page, absent a place and date of publication (this copy). The books third appearance, issued by Briggs, came ten years or so after Crawford's death in 1887. To earn a living, Crawford sold her prose and poetry to newspapers. Isabella Valancy Crawford (1850-1887) Although now considered a leading 19th-century Canadian poet, Isabella Crawford achieved little recognition during her lifetime. Born in Dublin, she immigrated to Canada with her family in the 1850s, eventually settling in North Douro, Ontario. Here she had the occasion to meet Catharine Parr Traill before the family relocated to Peterborough. In 1875 her siblings and father died, leaving Crawford and her invalid mother with scant financial resources., While some of her work appeared in The Favourite and The Toronto Globe and Mail, between 1875 and 1879 she published only in American periodicals. Crawford and her mother relocated to Toronto, and in 1879 she began contributing to the Toronto Globe and the Toronto Evening Telegram. Crawford submitted her work to literary journals but her efforts were rejected, leaving her with no choice but to publish in newspapers. In 1884, struggling to gain recognition, she used her own money to publish "Old Spookses' Pass", "Malcolm's Katie" and Other Poems, a collection of some of her best narrative poems. This collection received critical praise but sold only 50 copies. Apart from newspapers, it was the only publication of Crawford's work during her lifetime. With some difficulty, what remains of her work has been posthumously compiled and published from newspapers and her surviving manuscripts.

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        Isotta Guttadauro ed altre Poesie con disegni di Vincenzo Cabianca, Onorato Carlandi, Giuseppe Cellini, Enrico Coleman, Mario de Maria, Cesare Formilli, A. Morani, A. Ricci, G.A. Sartorio. Roma, nel dì di Natale 1886.

      Roma, nel dì di Natale del 1886. PRIMA EDIZIONE di 1500 esemplari. In 4to (cm. 24,59); mezza pelle a 5 nervi; titolo e fregi in oro; copertine originali conservate; pp. 293, (3). Con 22 tavole allegoriche fuori testo. Applicata una busta autografa con sigillo del Poeta: ?ad Augusto Turati (da Gabriele D?Annunzio) 21 XII 1927?. Axs

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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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      Kristiania, Forlagt af Huseby & Co, 1886. (4) + 211 s. 6 helsides illustr. Pent samt. skinnbd. Ryggdekor i gull. Ex libris på forsats.. *Beslaglagt. Thuesen s. 161. Fint eks

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        Modern Painters

      John Wiley and Sons. 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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        The Accused The Accusers : The Famous Speeches of the Eight Chicago Anarchists in court

      Socialistic Publishing Soc. Chicago [1886?]. Good with no dust jacket Early printing Trade Paper 3"sp edge tear, sp covering tattered, sun, lt tone. Solid copy of this scarce pamphlet, in custom clamshell box. Uncommon printing of Haymarket Square Riot defendants' speeches, published to fund their legal efforts and to support their families. Rear cover advertises Nina Van Zandt's publication of August Spies' Auto- Biography and the Socialistic Publishing Society's A Concise History of the Great Trial of The Chicago Anarchists, compiled by Dyer D Lum. All three works were printed in 1886 and 1887. "Workingmen and others who have read the prejudiced and perverted accounts of this great capitalistic trial as given in the corrupt capitalistic press, now have an opportunity to learn the facts as taken from the official record of the trial, as well as from the statements of the condemned men themselves, which they made in their speeches expounding their principles before the court." - from Freedom, A Journal of Anarchist Socialism, October 1887 [England]. A seminal document in radical American politics and justice, carefully preserved in its own custom clamshell box.; 188 pages

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      D. Appleton & Company [New York]. 1886. (1885: Mrs. S. S. Frackelton).. 1st edition. x, 110, [8, advertisements]. 4to. Tan cloth with the front cover illustrated in red & black with a large Victorian vase between 2 plates. The vase bears the title in gilt & is decorated with a flame motif. Each of the plates are differently decorated with ornate Victorian designs. The top & bottom edges of the cover are also decorated with ornate bands. The title is black-lettered on the spine. All edges red. Front & back endpapers are duplex leaves with the face sides coated, fine horizontal ribbing, & embossed with a marble-like pattern. Chromolithographic frontispiece & 11 other color plates on coated paper, 3 b/w plates on coated paper, 4 b/w plates on text paper, & 13 text illustrations. The 8 full-page advertisements include the 'Frackelton Decorating Works', the 'Frackelton Portable Gas-Kiln', Richard G. Frackelton's book 'Photographs on Glass & China', 3 agents or importers of china blank, & 2 artist's supply houses. Susan Stuart Goodrich Frackelton (1881-1904) was a leading porcelain painter and ceramicist of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, the inventor of a patented portable gas kiln & and recipient of winner of many national & international design awards. 'Margaret N. Wallace - November '86' written in ink on the back of the frontispiece, small 1965 bookplate of Frances Estevez Mour? on the front paste-down endpaper. Margaret N. Wallace could be Margaret Vance Noble Wallace (1861 - 1925), the wife of Henry Lane Wallace, son of General Lew Wallace. Margaret was attending school (DePauw U.?) in 1880 in Greencastle, IN. She and Henry were married in 1882. Spine extremes rubbed o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects.

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        Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co.. 1886. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good. First hardcover edition [1886] of this classic Stevenson tale in a handsome binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Three quarter midnight blue morocco over lighter blue textured cloth, gilt spine lettering with gilt- ruled raised spine bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, [8], 141 pages. Light rubbing to the ends of the joints, good hinges, sound text block, bookseller ticket [James Miles] at lower edge of front pastedown, no other names or markings, light overall soil to half-title, pages otherwise very clean.

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        Beschreibung eines Augen-Spiegels zur Untersuchung der Netzhaut im lebenden Auge.Berlin: A. Förstner, 1851. First edition.

      An exceptionally fine copy, unopened in the original wrappers, of Helmholtz's description of his invention of the ophthalmoscope. The invention of the ophthalmoscope by Helmholtz has been called "the greatest event in the history of ophthalmology, which advanced it toward the goal of independence as a specialty" (Gorin).<br/><br/> Grolier, One Hundred Books famous in Medicine 65; Norman 1041; Heirs of Hippocrates 1886; cf. PMM 323; Garrison-Morton 5866; Osler 1521; Waller 4294. <br/><br/> "Herman von Helmholtz described his invention of the ophthalmoscope in a monograph of 1851 <i>Beschreibung eines Augen-Spiegels</i> [the offered item]. The ophthalmoscope was a by-product of Helmholtz's attempt to demonstrate to his students that when the human eye is made to glow with reflected light, the light emitted from the pupil follows the same course it took in entering the pupil. It occurred to Helmholtz that the light could be brought to a focus and the details of the retina made visible. Although visualization of the fundus had been accomplished prior to Helmholtz's publication, both by Johannes Evangelista Purkyne and Charles Babbage, Helmholtz was the first to convince the world of the importance of the ophthalmoscope. The value of the instrument was immediately appreciated by ophthalmologists, including William Bowman, Frans Cornelis Donders, and Albrecht von Graefe, and it was through Graefe's efforts in particular that the ophthalmoscope became part of the armamentarium of ophthalmologists throughout Europe and America.<br/><br/> "Helmholtz is known for his contributions both to physiology and to physics, the latter including a seminal statement of the first law of thermodynamics (<i>Über die Erhaltung der Kraft</i> [1847]). Trained in medicine, he spent his life as a professor and researcher. He never practiced ophthalmology, but his invention, which gave ophthalmologists the ability to examine what had previously been called 'the black cataract,' greatly improved the capacity for diagnosis of eye diseases and thus revolutionized visual science." (Grolier/Medicine).. 8vo (208 x 142 mm), original yellow printed wrappers, uncut and unopened, [1-3] 4-43 [5] pp. Engraved plate by Afinger after Helmholtz. A very fresh and untouched copy. Rare in such condition

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        The Howard Vincent Map of the British Empire Showing the Possessions Throughout the World of the British People Their Extent, Population, and Revenue.

      Edinburgh: W. & A.K. Johnston, 1886.. First edition. Large folding colour printed map showing the extents and the wealth of the British Empire across the world, printed over four sheets each measuring c. 78 x 91 cm, i.e. 156 x 182 cm if joined, inset map of the world to the lower left corner of the south east sheet showing the few British possessions in 1786, each part dissected into 15 sections and mounted on linen, red cloth panels to the folded end sections, all housed within the publisher's matching red cloth covered slipcase, gilt lettered to the upper board. Some minor staining to the slipcase, cracked at the foot of one spine but holding, the map in excellent condition. A scarce example of the first edition of a much reprinted map. The territories under British control are shown in the traditional pink with Union flags peppered across the oceans and seas denoting Royal Navy stations. A table to the lower left corner of the south west sheet lists the possessions and provides their respective sizes, populations and annual revenues. The British Library lists four copies of the map, though none before 1902. Worldcat brings up only 4 copies of the first edition, two in the US and two in continental European libraries.

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