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        The Larvae of the British Butterflies and Moths

      London: Ray Society, 1886-1901. , 164 colour plates (105 hand-col, the remainder colour printed). . HB. 9 vols, 8vo, orig. cloth, gt. Vol. 1 neatly rebacked to match the original spine; Vol. 2 spine ends worn and some wear / chipping along rear joint. Vol. 3 rebacked preserving the original backstrip; vol. 9 inner hinges cracked but firm; a few other volumes with some wear to head / foot of spine; a few spines faded. Book plates of Charles Ernest Stott (1868-1935).. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Pemberley Natural History Books]
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        Drei weibliche Akte mit fünf Schwänen, rechts ein nackter Bogenschütze.

      - Radierung und Vernis mou in Schwarz und Grün, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin, signiert. 21,5:46,5 cm. Nr. 50 von 100 Exx. Vorzüglicher, vollrandiger Abdruck. Als Sohn eines deutschen Dekorationsmalers und einer Wienerin verbrachte Alois Kolb seine Jugendjahre von 1886 bis 1892 in Graz. Ab 1896 besuchte er die Akademie der Bildenden Künste in München, wo Kolb in die Malklasse von Karl Raupp eintrat. Zugleich war er Schüler von Friedrich Fehr, Ludwig Schmid-Reutte und Ludwig von Löfftz. Autodidaktisch bildete er sich in der Radierkunst aus. 1901 bis 1904 war Kolb in Ebersberg bei München und 1904/05 in Murnau tätig. In dieser Zeit arbeitete er als Gebrauchsgrafiker und als Illustrator für die Zeitschrift Jugend. Bereits in diesen Jahren schuf er technisch meisterhafte Radierungen. Als Grafiker wurde er zeitweise von Ferdinand Schmutzer beeinflusst. Von 1905 bis 1907 war Kolb als Lehrer für Akt- und figürliches Zeichnen an der Magdeburger Kunstschule tätig. 1907 erfolgte seine Berufung an die Königliche Akademie für graphische Künste und Buchgewerbe in Leipzig‚ wo er als Professor bis zu seinem Tode die Radierklasse leitete. Kolbs Bedeutung liegt, abgesehen von seinem umfangreichen zeichnerischen Werk, einigen Gemälden (Stilleben‚ Akt, Bildnis) und Lithographien (u. a. die Zyklen Ilias‚ 1921 und Odyssee, 1922) ausschließlich auf dem Gebiet der Radierung. Durch Kolb wurde die Radierabteilung an der Akademie in Leipzig zur Musterschule ihrer Art, die viele anerkannte Künstler hervorbrachte. Kolbs Thematik erstreckte sich von volkstümlichen Inhalten bis zu Werken mit tiefer philosophischer Symbolik. Er schuf vornehmlich radierte Mappenwerke und Zyklen, entwarf aber auch Exlibris, Briefmarken und andere Gebrauchsgraphik . (Zit. aus: Wikipedia).

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        THE CRUISE OF THE MARCHESA TO KAMSCHATKA & NEW GUINEA: With Notices of Formosa,

      - London 1886, Murray. Blue cloth,very clean, 2 vols., 284+399 pages, index, 2 hand colored lithos, 89 woodcuts, 3 color maps, 5 color foldout maps, 1 b.w. map, 16 x 23.5 cm.,sharp tight, gold stamped pictorial cover & spine. FIRST EDITION SUBTITLE: cont. Malaya Archipelago. FIRST EDITION. * This is an interesting and eclectic voyage, captained by C.T. Kettlewell. . The voyage went from Colomo she went through Singapore to Formosa and the Ryukyu islands and on to Japan. The "MARCHESCA" went to Kamschatka via Yokohama and return to Japan on a four month sojourn. * They continued on to explore the little known Sulu archipelago & N. Borneo for about six weeks. * This work was written in much detail, giving a description of the flora, fauna an avifauna of the area, with notes on human habits, customs, dress, hair style, markets, fish, weather, land, scenery, seals & bears. * Mutiny of the Cossacks, Bering's voyage. Sulu Philippines, Luzon, beauty of scenery, sun-birds, Lubaun and Brunei, Sumbawa, Celebes, Moluccas, divisions of New Guinea, Amboina, Banda and Aru Islands. * With useful appendices of birds & shells collected, language vocabularies &c. * Fascinating primary narrative of 19th century exploration & travel. Nicely written, loaded with stunning illustrations recorded along the voyage. *** THE COMPLETE WORK: The set is complete with all maps and illustrations. Substantial work on the area flora & fauna. *** THE PLATES: Each volume has a hand-colored lithograph of a lovely bird. The texts contain: Vol. 1: 52 b.w. woodcuts, 10 of which are full page. Vol. 2: 88 b.w. woodcuts, 18 of which are full page. *** THE MAPS: Vol.1: 5 color maps, 1 of which is a folding. Vol.2: 9 color maps, 4 of which are folding. *** Extra and appropriate postage applies to this heavy two volume wet. *** REFERENCE: Casey Wood p.371. * Anker 192: "A useful, systematic & popular account of the faunal life observed during this celebrated voyage." *** Scans can be sent by email.

      [Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB]
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        Frankfurt am Main und seine Bauten ( Nummerriertes Exemplar : 1446 )

      Selbstverlag Erscheinungsjahr 1886 - Format 4° VIII S. + 650 S. + 1 doppelseitige farbige Karte +1 doppelseitger einfarbiger historsicher Stadtplan + 1 mehrfach gefaltete farbige Karte + 8 ganzseitige Tafeln mit Gebäudeabbildungen, desweiteren ca. 700 oft halbseitige (auch ganzseitige) Gebäudeabbildungen, Grundrisse usw., Originalhalbleder mit 4 Bünden, Rückentitel gering berieben und bestoßen, Erhaltung 2+ /

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Alfred Tauchnitz]
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        Henry Ward Beecher Sermon Notes (and more) - 1886

      - Sermon notes by Henry Ward Beecher plus small signed note by wife and article clippings. Also includes a photograph of Beecher at the ate of 65 when he made his last visit to England.

      [Bookseller: Cross and Crown Rare Books]
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        STRANGE CASE OF DOCTOR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE.

      London.Longmans, Green, and Co. 1886. [1], 2-141pp. plus I leaf advert to rear. Contemporary or near contemporary half red morocco gilt, over marbled boards. a.e.red. Octavo. First edition. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Some edge and corner wear, and also to spine heel with loss of small piece from head. Browning to endpapers and lacking half-title; else, a very good copy

      [Bookseller: David Miles Books]
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        Mémoire sur les Carmathes du Bahrain et les Fatimides Mémoires dHistoire et de Géographie Orientales No 1

      Second Edition (first published in 1862). French text (with Arabic passages in the appendix). 8vo. Original pale blue printed wrappers, a touch worn and discoloured. Spine professionally repaired. Unopened book block, clean and bright. [6], 232 pp. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        The Princess Casamassima - A Novel.

      Macmillan, London., 1886. First edition. Octavo. Three volumes: pp 252; [iv], 257, [1], [2] adverts; [iv], 242, [2] adverts. Original green cloth. 750 sets of this three-decker were issued. From the library of essayist and Liberal politician Augustine Birrell with his monogram bookplate on the front pastedown of each volume.A set which is somewhat the worse for wear: W.H. Smith's Library labels on each pastedown (over which Birrell has placed his bookplate); covers rubbed at edges and joints; heads and tails of spines scuffed; last couple of leaves of last volume creased at top edges. Internally very good.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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        Hope

      England: The Academy: May 29, 1886. 19th Century sepia photograph artistically mounted on a board with Pfeiffer's poem, of the same title. Contemporary manuscript inscription, possibly in the hand of the poet or artist: "In memory of Ralph Waldo Emerson." Deaccessioned by the Bancroft Library, Berkeley, CA to Peter Howard of Serendipity Books. Hope is a Symbolist oil painting by the English painter George Frederic Watts, the first two versions of which were completed in 1886. he picture is one of a series of allegorical subjects which Watts intended for a decorative scheme known as the 'House of Life'. Traditionally the figure of Hope is identified by an anchor, but Watts was seeking a fresher, more original approach. He painted blind Hope seated on a globe and playing on a lyre which has all its strings broken except one. She bends her head to listen to the faint music, but her efforts appear forlorn; the overall atmosphere is one of sadness and desolation rather than hope. The picture's sense of melancholy is enhanced by the soft brushwork and the translucent mists that envelop the floating globe.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        THE NATIONAL FUNERAL DIRECTORS' OFFICIAL TEXT BOOK

      Donohue & Henneberry, Chicago 1886 - "A DICTIONARY OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCE WITH A CONCISE EXPLANATION OF THE VARIOUS SUBJECTS AND TERMS O F PHARMACY, ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY, SO FAR AS THEY APPLY TO THE PRESERVATION OF THE HUMAN BODY, WITH ALL THE METHODS IN USE FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE DEAD THROUGHOUT THE WORLD". Black publishers cloth with slightly faded gilt title. Rubbed spine ends and front corners. Decorative endpapers. 6 full-page chromolihographic plates including frontispiece and many b/w drawings. Interior of text is tight, clean & intact. Very scarce early text on this profession. Mortician, embalming, Medical. ; olor Plated; 8vo; 575 pages; Signed by Illustrator [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nick Bikoff, IOBA]
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        A PROGRESSIVE COURSE DESIGNED TO ASSIST THE STUDENT OF COLLOQUIAL CHINESE as spoken in the capital and the metropolitan department. In three volumes. (YÜ YEN TZU ËRH CHI). [3 volumes].

      1886 - Shanghai, published at the Statistical Department of the Inspectorate General of Customs, 1886. Trois volumes petit in-folio (262 X 316 mm) percaline verte décorés sur les plats d'un large encadrement en noir avec lettres dorées au centre, dos lisse, auteur, titre et tomaison dorés, tranches teintées en rouge (reliure de l'éditeur). Tome I : (1) f. blanc, XXVIII-349 pages, (1) page, (1) f. d'errata, (1) f. blanc - Tome II : (2) ff. blancs, (3) ff., 523 pages, (1) page, (1) f. blanc - Tome III : (1) f. blanc, (3) ff., 245 pages, (1) page, (1) f. blanc. Traces de scotch aux gardes du tome I. SECONDE ÉDITION, complète en trois tomes [Second edition, complete in three volumes. Text in chinese and english]. EXEMPLAIRE DU GÉNÉRAL ALBERT D'AMADE (Toulouse, 1856-1941, Fronsac), avec sa signature autographe sur le premier feuillet blanc du tome III. Général français formé à Saint-Cyr, il participe à la campagne de Tunisie en 1881 au sein du 3e régiment de tirailleurs algériens avant de rejoindre le 108e régiment d?infanterie au Tonkin en 1885 en tant qu?officier d?ordonnance du général Munier. Il est ensuite affecté à l?état-major de la 2e brigade de la division d'occupation du Tonkin et de l'Annam. Lors de la campagne du Tonkin, le jeune capitaine se passionne pour les problématiques de l'Extrême-Orient. De cet intérêt découle certainement sa nomination en Chine, en 1887, lorsqu'il rejoint la représentation diplomatique de la France à Tien-Tsin en tant qu'attaché militaire. Cinquième officier à être nommé à ce poste depuis 1870, Albert d'Amade séjourne en Chine pendant quatre années (1887-1891), au cours desquelles il se révèle un talentueux observateur, doublé d?un photographe accompli. Espion officiel au service de la France, Albert d'Amade incarne le parfait gentleman, séduisant par son tact et son intelligence, ses interlocuteurs. Sa connaissance du mandarin s'avère un atout de premier ordre qui participe au succès de ses trois grands voyages d'étude et de reconnaissance en Chine : la région de Pékin et la Mandchourie au cours de l'hiver 1888, les provinces méridionales du Yunnan et du Guangxi entre octobre 1888 et mai 1889, la Corée en 1890. Au retour de ces missions, il expédie de copieux rapports agrémentés de cartes et de photographies de sa main au 2e Bureau de l'État-major, à Paris, qui forceront l'admiration de ses supérieurs : « Grâce à sa connaissance approfondie des moeurs et des coutumes chinoises et aussi de son grand tact, il s'est parfaitement acquitté de cette mission à la suite de laquelle il a rédigé un rapport fort intéressant. [?] C'est un officier supérieur d'un très grand mérite, ayant un jugement très sûr et qui ne ménage ni son temps ni sa peine ». (Lucie Moriceau, "Les carnets de voyage du général d'Amade, officier photographe (1887-1915)", ECPAD). EXEMPLAIRE EN BEL ÉTAT. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Hamburg, "Hôtel Hamburgerhof", 4. IV. [1886]. - 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Wohl an Ludwig Ganghofer über ein neues Opernlibretto: "Meinem Versprechen gemäß Ihnen von meinem Entschluss einen Operettenstoff zu bearbeiten, sofort Mittheilung zu machen nehmen Sie zur Kenntniß, daß Goldschmidt & Priester mir einen solchen gestern vorlegten, und ich wahrscheinlich die Arbeit in Angriff nehmen werde. Dies schliesst doch den mich sehr beschäftigenden Gedanken nicht aus, das Ihrige Buch für die Opernbühne zu componiren - und zwar würde ich mich während ich an der Operette schreibe gleichzeitig mit dem Ihrigen beschäftigen [.]". - Bei "Goldschmidt & Priester" handelt es sich um die Komponisten Adalbert Goldschmidt (1848-1906) und Josef Priester. - Auf Briefpapier mit einer farbig geprägten Vignette mit den Anfangstakten des Trüffel- Couplets "Stets kommt mir wieder in den Sinn" aus der Operette "Das Spitzentuch der Königin". - Tadellos erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Manuel pratique du fauconnier au XIXè Siècle contenant tout ce qu'il faut savoir pour dresser les faucons et autours à la chasse au vol des perdreaux, faisans, canards, lièvres, lapins, etc.

      Pairault, Paris 1886 - ____ Edition originale de ce livre rare. Au verso du faux-titre: "Volume tiré à petit nombre. Deux exemplaires sur japon non mis dans le commerce". Illustré par 3 planches hors-texte dont un frontispice, dessinées par Bettannier. Une planche représentant la prise d'un lapin par l'autour, les deux autres montrant les objets nécessaires au fauconnier. Bon exemplaire. Thiébaud 426. *-------*. In-12 carré. [178 x 132 mm] Collation : Frontispice, 112, (2) pp., 2 planches hors-texte. Demi-maroquin vert. (Relié vers 1900.). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hugues de Latude]
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        BIETIGHEIM.

      New York, London: Funk & Wagnalls, 1886.. Octavo, pp. [1-3] 4-172 [173-176: ads], two inserted plates and three inserted maps (one folded), original cream wrappers with color illustration (a chromolithograph) on front cover. First edition. An imaginary future history presented as a series of lectures given in Denver in the Winter of 1932-33 by Colorado Congressman John W. Minor, a participant in the German-American War of 1890-91. "An imaginary war in 1890-1891 between the United States and several European allies and the three empires -- Germany, Russia, and Austria -- leads to a United States of Europe and worldwide reform, to 'a regenerated humanity ... daily advancing toward a higher standard of civilization ...'" - Lewis, Utopian Literature , p. 124. "... a richly textured narrative which merits study as an exercise in imaginary history." - Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 569. Lewis notes that this anonymous work is "often attributed to George Lynde Catlin." Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 203. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Bleiler (1978), p. 140. Reginald 10169. Not in Negley or Wright. Not in the Eaton catalogue. Old library pocket on inside rear cover, spine panel perished, covers loose, text block, printed on decent paper stock, is not brittle or darkened, a very good copy of a fragile book. Rare. (#153370)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Travels Into Several Remore Nations of the World, by Lemuel Gulliver

      Nimmo, London 1886 - Prefatory Memoir by George Saintsbury. 180 colored and 60 plain illustrations. Large 8vo, re-bound in full black leather with the original pictorial cloth front cover inset. London: Nimmo, 1886. First edition thus. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        A FREAK OF FATE. A NOVEL ..

      London: F. V. White & Co., 1886.. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi-xvi [1] 2-261 [262: printer's imprint] [263: ad] [264: blank], original bevel-edged olive green cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, floral patterned endpapers. First edition. The narrative of a young man condemned to death for the murder of a young woman who was strangled with a cursed red scarf by the ghost of her uncle. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 203. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). A bright, nearly fine copy. (#150751)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        The Dubuque Chess Journal. Problem Tournay, January to June 1871

      A O Brownson, Dubuque, IA 1886 - 162 page with diagrams. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/2") bound in burgundy cloth with gilt lettering to spine. (Betts: 32-8) First edition. A composite volume made up of a succession of publications over the period. Contents: (a) Rules of entry for the first tourney, dated 31st December, 1870. Title-page reads The Dubuque Chess Journal Problem Tournay January to June 1871. Includes 44 diagrammed problems, mainly in 2 or 3 moves, with solutions. 48 numbered pages. (b) Tourney No 2 from Brownson's Chess Journal, June to August, 1871. Contains problems 45-55 (various), diagrammed, with solutions. Published Dubuque, 1871. 11 pages, number 45-55. (c) Tourney No 3. Contains problems 56--75 (various). 20 unnumbered pages; undated (1872?). (d)Tourney No 4. Contains problems 76-115. Dated December 1872 and paged from 81-120. Problem number 76 is repeated on the last page of the previous sequence (i.e. page 80). Pages 101-108 printed on yellow paper. (e)Tourney No 5. Pages 121-136, containing problems 116-131. Undated (1873?). (f) Tourney No 6 from Brownson's Chess Journal. Pages 132-158, problems 132-158. Dated June 30th 1886. Published Rockdale. Condition: Rebound gift inscription on front end paper to Eugene Delmar (1841-1909) and American, one of the leading United States chess masters of the 19th century and the four-time New York State champion in 1890, 1891, 1895 and 1897. else a very good to fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc. ABAA,IOBA,TxBA]
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        Die Löflerspitz in Tirol.

      o. O. 1886 - OLithographie. ca. 27 x 33,5 cm. ca. 35,5 x 52 cm. Leicht stockfleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        THE NATIONAL FUNERAL DIRECTORS' OFFICIAL TEXT BOOK

      Chicago: Donohue & Henneberry. Good+. 1886. First Edition. Hardcover. "A DICTIONARY OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCE WITH A CONCISE EXPLANATION OF THE VARIOUS SUBJECTS AND TERMS O F PHARMACY, ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY, SO FAR AS THEY APPLY TO THE PRESERVATION OF THE HUMAN BODY, WITH ALL THE METHODS IN USE FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE DEAD THROUGHOUT THE WORLD". Black publishers cloth with slightly faded gilt title. Rubbed spine ends and front corners. Decorative endpapers. 6 full-page chromolihographic plates including frontispiece and many b/w drawings. Interior of text is tight, clean & intact. Very scarce early text on this profession. Mortician, embalming, Medical. ; olor Plated; 8vo; 575 pages; Signed by Illustrator .

      [Bookseller: Nick Bikoff, Bookseller]
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        KIDNAPPED BEING MEMOIRS OF THE ADVENTURES OF DAVID BALFOUR IN THE YEAR 1751 : How he was Kidnapeed and Cast away ; his Sufferings in a Desert Isle ' his Journey in the Wild Highlands ; his Acquaintance with ALAN BRECK STEWART and other notorious Highland Jacobites ; with all that he Suffered at the hands of his Uncle, EBENEZER BALFOUR OF SHAWS, falsely so-called : Written by Himself, and now set forth

      London 1886 - 1st Edition -1st issue text 311 pages - folding map, 1st Issue adverts dated April 1886 CONDITION: GOOD. Binding sound, with some minor repair (mainly to head and tail of spine). Covers have some light marks. Period endpapers look very good indeed but I suspect they have been supplied using old stock. Some foxing to first and last leaves (adverts), and some light foxing scattered very occasionally throughout. Paper generally very bright. A nice copy containing the 1st issue text with all points (e.g. "his business" on p. 40 rather than "his pleasure", nine o'clock" instead of "twelve o'clock" on p. 64. and "the Long Islands" rather than "the Long Island" on p.101) and bound up - as called for - with adverts marked, "5G.4.86" and "5B.4.86" as usual for 1st issue copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gilleasbuig Ferguson Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        Kidnapped Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the year 1751

      Cassell, London., 1886. First edition, later issue with the adverts dated "5.G. 4.86" and "5B. 4.86". Octavo. pp. viii, 311, [17] adverts. Folding frontispiece map in colour. Original brown cloth.A bit of foxing here and there. Front cover marked. Head and tail of spine a bit scuffed. Very good.

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        Hamburg. Die Alster-Arcaden.

      Hamburg, Photographie, Druck und Verlag Strumper & Co., 1886. Original collotype, 19 x 25,4 cm, on original mount. Photograph no 5. Georg Koppmann, (1842-1909). KEYWORDS:germany/hamburg/photo

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        The Evil Genius - A Domestic Story

      Chatto and Windus, London., 1886. First edition. Octavo. Three volumes: pp viii, 284; vi, 304; vi, 265. Mid-Twentieth Century binding by Rivière of three-quarter red morocco with raised bands, gilt decorated spines, gilt rules, cloth sides. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. With the burgundy leather ex libris Beeleigh Abbey bookplate of W.A. Foyle on the front pastedown of each volume. One of Collins's "mission" novels, this is an exploration of the inequitable marriage and custody laws. A fine set.

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        THE PILGRIMS OF HOPE: A POEM IN THIRTEEN BOOKS (Buxton Forman Piracy)

      London: [Privately printed], 1886 [but in fact a piracy printed in 1897]).  Pirated edition, 19.5 x 14.5cm (8vo), in original pale grey thin card wraps w/printed title to fr. cover, [i-iv], [1-5] 6-69 [70-72] pp.  Printed on machine-moulded paper by Richard Clay, London.  After the poem appeared serially in the 1885-86 "Commonweal," Forman asked Morris (or so he claims in this book's prefatory Note) for permission to reprint them as a whole, but Morris refused on the grounds that the poem was incomplete (despite the final chapter being entitled "The Story's Ending") & would require extensive editing.  So, Forman waited until after Morris's death & had the poem printed w/spurious titlepage date.  Binding Very Good (moderate stains to wraps); contents Very Good (gutter between pp.16 & 17 separating).  Buxton Forman "Morris" 93 & pp.200-02, Ashley III 171, Barker & Collins "A Sequel" Dossier 207, W.E. Fredeman "The Story of a Lie" ("Review" 7 1985) pp.274 284 & 292-93, LeMire E-9.

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        King Solomon's Mines.

      London: Cassell and Co., 1886. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, with folding colour frontis, pp; half-title; [vi]; 7-320; [16], catalogue dated '5G. 10.8'. Corrected Issue. Publisher's decorated red cloth, lettered in black, map showing route to King Solomon's mine attached to title page.Internally very clean, some spotting to map, neat tear to same, brown strip to inside rear gutter (old tape support since fallen away), small chip to flyleaf, covers rather clean and fresh with the odd small bump or marked, backstrip a trifle sunned. A superior copy of a rare book. The first of the famous Allan Quatermain tales; Following a map drawn 300 years ago by a dying man, three adventurers set out in search of the legendary riches of King Solomon's diamond mines. On their journey they have to cross deserts, mountains and inhabitants that kill strangers. Will they make the journey and become the richest men on Earth?

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        LA CELLULE recueil de cytologie et d'histologie génerale Tome II LA CYTODIÉRÈSE DE L'OEUF - ÉTUDE COMPARÉE DU NOYAU ET DU PROTOPLASME A L'ÉTAT QUIESCENT ET A L'ÉTAT CINÉTIQUE (Seconde partie) - La vésicule germinative et les globules polaires de L'ASCARIS MEGALOCEPHALIA - ÉTUDE COMPARÉE DE LA SPERMATIGÉNÈSE CHEZ LES ARTHROPODES - La Cytodiérèse des cellulles géantes et des petites cellules incolores de la moelle des os - Étude sur la structure intime de la cellule musculaire striée

      Typ. de Joseph van In / AUG. PEETERS/ H. ENGELCKE, LIERRE /LOUVAIN/ GAND 1886 - Libro en aceptable estado, aunque rozado y fatigado en sus cubiertas y lomo, con manchas en algunas páginas (sobre todo en los grabados), encuadernado en pasta española, en lengua francesa, con algunas anotaciones en lápiz. Se trata del tomo II de la publicación de Citología e Histología La Cellule. En este tomo se encuentran concretamente: La Cytodiérese de l'oeuf de J.B. Carnoy; Étude comparée de la spermatogénèse chez les arthropodes de G. Gilson; La cytodiérèse des cellules géantes et des petites cellules incolores de la moelle des os de J. Denys; Étude sur la structure intime de la cellule musculaire striée de A. Van Gehuchten. 453 páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed ("L. Pasteur").

      [Paris], 9. VII. 1886. - 8vo (86 x 114 mm). 1 p. In French, on his personalized note card (45 Rue d'Ulm), to an unidentified gentleman: "The law is strict: any dog that was bit or in contact with a rabid animal must be killed. Even if I vaccinated them I could not return them to you alive". - Browned, repair to vertical fold.

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        Anna Karenina

      Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. 1886 - "ANNA KARENINA" by Leo Tolstoy (Tolstoi). 1886 1st American Edition, likely 1st Issue (the page opposite the title page is blank with no Tolstoy books listed - later issues have a "By The Same Author" section on this page that lists other books by Tolstoy). Floral end papers with advertisements at the back of the book. This is the first appearance of "Anna Karenina" in English. There is an interesting hand-written note on a front end paper that reads: "Read during a sojurn in the Valley of the Shadow of Death." Condition: Small stain spot on front cover; the brown cloth along the outer edge of the front cover is faded in a couple areas; corner wear (the tips of the boards are exposed); fraying to top and bottom edges of spine. Tight binding. There is a split at the front of the book at the hinge, resulting in the first 3 pages (2 end papers and title page) becoming detached (see photo). The pages are in overall good condition - mostly clean and white with an occasional stain (see photo #4, which represents the worst of the stained pages). An advertisement page at the back of the book has a torn lower-outer corner (see photo). Book shop label affixed to the rear end paper. Inscription in pencil on front end paper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nordische Landschaften.

      Lose Blattsammlung in OHpgm.-Mappe. Mit sechs Orig. Holzschnitten im Passpartout, eighd. sign. und datiert '14 [Bildformat ca. 33 x 42 cm]. - Mappe etw. stockfleckig ebenso tlw. Tafeln, leichte Gbrsp. - Schrammen, (1886 - 1947), studierte erst an der Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, danach an der Großherzoglich-Sächsischen Hochschule für bildende Kunst in Weimar. Nach dem tiefen Einschnitt des ersten Weltkrieges, veränderte sich auch bei Schrammen die Bildthemen: das Werk verlagert sich auf Holzschnitte und Zeichnungen, in denen er das Erlebte verarbeitete. Er blieb in Weimar und unterhielt enge Kontakte zur 1906 gegründete Kunstgewerbeschule unter der Leitung von Henry van de Velde und setzte sich schließlich für die Gründung des Staatlichen Bauhauses ein. Am Bauhaus studierte er im Sommersemester 1919 Architektur, und ab 1921 in der Druckerei (unter Lyonel Feiningers) sowie in der Bühnenwerkstatt von Lothar Schreyer. Er absolvierte ein einjähriges Volontariat bei einem Weimarer Drechsler und erschloß sich damit eine neue künstlerische Ausrichtung ... (Zitat nach Bauhaus-Online.de).

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        Anna Karenina.

      New York: Thomas J. Crowell & Co., 1886. First edition in English of this novel that is widely regarded as a pinnacle in realist fiction, which Tolstoy considered his first true novel. Octavo, original brown cloth, with gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel, floral endpapers, with four pages of ads at the rear. In near fine condition, with a small contemporary name to the half-title page. Translated by Nathan Haskell Dole. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable. First issued serially in 1873; first published in book form in Moscow in 1878. Vladimir Nabokov called Anna Karenina "one of the greatest love stories in world literature." Matthew Arnold claimed it was not so much a work of art as "a piece of life." Set in imperial Russia, Anna Karenina is a rich and complex meditation on passionate love and disastrous infidelity. William Faulkner, described the novel as "the best ever written." It remains popular, as demonstrated by a 2007 Time poll of 125 contemporary authors in which Anna Karenina was voted the "greatest book ever written." Adapted to film numerous times, most recently in 2012 Joe Wright directed picture, based on the Tom Stoppard screenplay, starring Keira Knightley.

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        Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1886 - First Edition of Jekyll and Hyde Bound by Rivière & SonSTEVENSON, Robert Louis. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1886. First English edition. Small octavo (7 x 4 5/8 inches; 179 x 117 mm.). [8], 141, [1, blank] pp. Bound ca. 1925 by Rivière & Son (stamp-signed in black on verso of front free-endpaper). Full tan calf, covers decoratively bordered in gilt, spine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments. Olive green morocco spine label lettered in gilt, decorative gilt board-edges and turn-ins, marbled end-papers, top edge gilt. A near fine copy.Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a novella by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) first published in 1886. It is about a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll, and the evil Edward Hyde. The novella's impact is such that it has become a part of the language, with the very phrase "Jekyll and Hyde" coming to mean a person who is vastly different in moral character from one situation to the next."Until 1886 [Stevenson] had never earned much. by his pen. But in that year came two successes which greatly increased his reputation, and with it his power to earn. These were The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Kidnapped. The former, founded partly on a dream, is a striking apologue of the double life of man. Published as a 'shilling shocker,' a form at that time in fashion, it became instantly popular; was quoted from a thousand pulpits; was translated into German, French, and Danish; and the names of its two chief characters have passed into the common stock of proverbial allusion" (DNB). "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde may be read for its style alone. Many critics have objected to its brevity. but Henry James called the book 'a masterpiece of concision'. If Dracula leaves one with the sensation of having been struck down by a massive, 400-page wall of horror, then Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is like the sudden, mortal jab of an ice pick" (Stephen King). Due to the delay in placing the book in bookstores in England, its release was preceded by the first American edition by four days.Beinecke 349. Prideaux 17. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Mayor of Casterbridge

      London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1886. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Two volumes. 313, 312. First edition. Finely bound with leather spine and corners over red cloth, top edge gilt, raised bands and gilt tooling to spine, top edge gilt; bound without half-titles or ads. Title page in Volume I shows restoration at gutter. Contents clean, with several edge chips professionally filled in, lightly toned and with light, sporadic foxing. Published in a small print run of just 758 copies, of which only 650 were bound up. A lovely set.

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        Naval History of the Civil War

      New York: Sherman Publishing Company, 1886. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. This is the kind of book that you'll want to show to your friends. An uncommonly sturdy and attractive-looking hardcover copy of the First Edition, extremely scarce in the trade, with no copies being currently available on-line. Quarto format, brown cloth over beveled boards, scuffed and moderately worn tips and edges, bumping to spine head and foot, but overall, still lovely and with brown lettering and gilt illustrations to covers and spine. Illustrated from Original Sketches Made by Rear-Admiral Walke and Others. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. Errata slip laid in, steel engraving illustration of author at frontis. Hinges have been reinforced, else a solid, handsomely produced volume indeed. Comprises: Detailed History of The Naval History War Between The States. With Chronological Events, Actions, Notable Biographies, and Incidents of Gallantry, Heroism and Valor. From the Opening Guns, to Strategies, Missed Opportunities, Incidents, Notable Figures, Attacks, Battles, Naval and Political Commanders, Major and Minor Engagements, Bombardments and Troop Support, Blockades, Campaigns and Tactics, Victories and Defeats, Biographies and more. 843 pp., and with hundreds of illustrations. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

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        King Solomon's Mines.

      London: Cassell and Co., 1886.. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, with folding colour frontis, pp; half-title; [vi]; 7-320; [16], catalogue dated '5G. 10.8'. Corrected Issue. Publisher's decorated red cloth, lettered in black, map showing route to King Solomon's mine attached to title page. Internally very clean, some spotting to map, neat tear to same, brown strip to inside rear gutter (old tape support since fallen away), small chip to flyleaf, covers rather clean and fresh with the odd small bump or marked, backstrip a trifle sunned. A superior copy of a rare book. The first of the famous Allan Quatermain tales; Following a map drawn 300 years ago by a dying man, three adventurers set out in search of the legendary riches of King Solomon's diamond mines. On their journey they have to cross deserts, mountains and inhabitants that kill strangers. Will they make the journey and become the richest men on Earth?

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        Anna Karenina

      Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. 1886 - "Anna Karenina" by Count Lyon N. Tolstoi. This is the true 1886 1st American Edition, 1st Printing (meeting the following points: blank page opposite the title page, advertisements in the back of the book, decorative floral end papers, Crowell monogram on the title page). Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., New York. Condition: Some soiling to front and and back covers; shelf wear; the brown cloth along the outer edge of the front cover is faded in a couple areas; corner wear; fraying to top and bottom edges of spine. Tight binding. There is a split at the front of the book at the hinge, resulting in the first 3 pages (decorative end paper, second end paper, title page) becoming detached (see photo). The pages are in overall good condition - mostly clean and white with the occasional stain (see photo #10, which represents the worst of the stained pages). An advertisement page at the back of the book has a torn lower-outer corner (see photo). Book shop label affixed to the rear end paper. Inscription in pencil on front end paper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manuel technique d'anatomie végétale. Guide pour l'étude de la botanique microscopique

      Paris, Librairie F. Savy, 1886, in-8, VIII-404 pp, demi-basane acajou de l'époque, dos lisse et fileté, 118 figures dans le texte, reproduites d'après les dessins de l'auteur. Ouvrage d'histologie végétale, traduit de l'allemand par J. Godrin. Eduard Strasburger (1844-1912), né à Varsovie, étudia la botanique à l'Université de Bonn sous la direction d'Hermann Schacht et y acquit ses compétences en microscopie. À Iéna, il devint l'élève de Nathanael Pringsheim et de Heackel ; sous l'influence de ce dernier, il s'enthousiasma pour la théorie de l'évolution de Darwin. Strasburger est surtout connu pour avoir éclaircit le phénomène de la division cellulaire. "In 1884, from his observations of plants, Strasburger independently conclued (...) that the nucleu was responsible for heredity, and that it contained within the filaments the substance that was divised in halves between the daughter cells and bore the characters of the parents and earlier ancestor" (DSB). Cachet annulé de l'institut catholique de Paris et étiquette en pied du dos. Dos insolé.

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        De vogelwereld. Handboek voor liefhebbers van kamer- en parkvogels. Met driehonderd afbeeldingen in chromolithographie.

      Groningen, J. B. Wolters, 1886. Folio (36.8 x 27.3 cm). Two title pages, 274 [xvi, 156; (ii), 100] pp; 48 [26; 22] large, chromolithographed plates. Publisher's decorative full cloth with gilt and black embossing on the front board, gilt title on the front board and spine. Bevelled edges. Yellow endpapers.= Perhaps the most sumptuous of the late-19th-century Dutch bird books, with fine illustrations in full colour by J. Bungartz, G. Lübbert and C. t' Felt. The first part deals with wild birds, including parrots, etc., the second with poultry and other domesticated birds. The plates are very beautiful and therefore a complete copy, such as this one, has become very rare. Nissen errs in listing 27 plates for the first part; plate numbering jumps from 20 (the last of the exotic birds) to 22 (the start of the indigenous birds). Boards a bit soiled, edges, in particular spine ends, rubbed. Some light spotting throughout, thumbing in the lower margins, otherwise a very good copy. Nissen IVB, 686.

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        DIVI THOMAE AQUINATIS - SUMMA THEOLOGICA - 3 TOMES EN 5 VOLUMES (TOME Ia + Ia-IIae + IIa-IIae + IIIa + IIIa sp)

      EX TYPOGRAPHIA SENATUS 1886 - R260223701: 886+ 890+1288+836+668 pages - bandeaux - lettrines - culs-de-lampe - tampons et étiquettes(dos) de bibliothèque - EX-LIBRIS TAMPON AUG. TRILHE - Plats jaspés - RELIURE VELIN - filets dorés sur le dos - pièces de titre rouges avec filets ornementés auteur et titre dorés sur le dos - pièces de titre vertes avec filets ornementés et tomaison dorés sur le dos - 2 portraits (D. Thomas Aquinas - Leo XIII P.M.) en noir et blanc en frontispice - 5 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES TEXTE EN LATIN - ad emendatiores editiones impressa et accuratissime recognita In-8 Relié cuir dos-coins. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos fané. Rousseurs Classification Dewey : 240-Théologie morale et spirituelle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Birds of Western Manitoba.

      (Offprinted: From the Auk, Vol. III. No. 2, April, 1886].. Soft cover. Signed by Author(s) pp145-156 & 320-329. in one volume, self wraps, author's signed presentation copy to Dr. Robert Bell, very rare. (cgc) Not in Merle Johnson, not in Peel(3). No standard references located. "A List of the Mammals of Manitoba", 1886. by the Manitoba Scientific and Historical Society, is often referred to as Seton's first appearance in print but it was published in May, 1886. Present title is April, 1886. Peel (3) 1919, locates another title "The Birds of Manitoba", Washington, 1891, offprinted from the Smithsonian Proceedings. .

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        La nymphomanie, ou traité de la fureur utérine dans lequel on explique avec autant de clarté que de méthode les commencements et les progrès de cette cruelle maladie

      Paris, Office de librairie, 1886, in-8, XI-174 pp, demi chagrin bordeaux moderne, dos à nerfs, couvertures conservées, Nouvelle édition, faite, plus d'un siècle après, sur celle d'Amsterdam de 1778. Cet ouvrage a paru à l'origine en 1771 (Amsterdam, Rey) ; il fut traduit, dans les 5 années qui suivirent, en anglais, allemand et italien. Bienville englobe sous le terme de "nymphomanie" toutes les affections mentales tournant autour des idées érotiques. Agréable exemplaire. Dos insolé, charnières légèrement frottées.

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        Postcards of paintings by Genichiro Inokuma acquired by Albert Tucker in Japan, 1947

      Five postcards, including three real photo and two colour printed, average size 140 x 90 mm, of paintings by the Japanese artist Genichiro Inokuma, each with an inscription in pencil verso naming both the subject and the artist; [together with] four postcards of paintings by the Japanese artist Tsuguharu Foujita (1886-1968), 140 x 90 mm, each inscribed by Australian artist Albert Tucker in pen, 'Foujita'; the nine postcards are in overall good condition (one a little creased) and are accompanied by their original plain envelope (mild foxing, edge tears). Provenance: Estate of Albert Tucker. These postcards were acquired by Albert Tucker on a visit to Japan in 1947, during which the Australian war artist met one his counterparts, Genichiro Inokuma, a Japanese war artist. 'Artists have traditionally exchanged works of art, including portraits, with each other, both as a mark of respect for each other's work and as tokens of their friendship. In 1947 Albert Tucker travelled to Japan as a war correspondent accredited to the British Commonwealth Occupation Force where he met several former Japanese war artists. Tucker made portraits of these artists, and in the case of Inokuma Genichiro made two similar drawings, one to present, and one to keep for himself. At least one of these artists, Sanda Yasushi, made a portrait of Tucker as a gift. This friendship exchange of portraits is particularly significant as it was made only two years after the end of the war, after the atom bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the revelations in Australia of the Japanese treatment of Allied prisoners of war.' Elena Taylor, Catalogue essay for Up front :faces of Australia at war(Australian War Memorial).

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        Eight stereoview photographs by the early amateur photographer James Musgrove, Victoria, 1886

      Eight stereoscopic albumen print photographs, each individual image 75 x 75 mm, on original mounts of pale yellow card, each 85 x 170 mm, rectos of five mounts with manuscript captions and signature of the photographer to lower margin, versos of the other three mounts with paper labels bearing Musgrove's manuscript captions, signed and dated December 1886; verso of one mount also inscribed by Musgrove Instantaneous; all albumen prints and mounts are in fine condition. An extremely rare suite of Musgrove's photographs taken at Ravenswood homestead near Bendigo, and Musgrove's property at Greenvale, near Bulla, north of Melbourne. The eccentric inventor and farmer James Musgrove is known to have been a keen photographer from the 1860s on (see: http://douglasstewart.com.au/objects/Three-photographic-portraits-by-the-early-amateur-photographer-James-Musgro/ ). He is, quite unjustly, not listed in Mechanical Eye (Davies and Stanbury), although other amateur pioneer photographers such as Joseph and Ernest Docker and George Fordyce Story are included in that work. A late nineteenth century photograph by Musgrove of the creamery at Oaklands is held in the collection of the State Library of Victoria; otherwise, there appear to be no other extant copies of his photographs recorded in Australian collections. Musgrove is perhaps best known in the historical record as the inventor of several agricultural implements, including a sowing machine. These stereoscopic photographs - all outdoor compositions - bear testament to Musgrove's talents as a photographer. Four of the photographs were taken at Ravenswood, a historic property south of Bendigo established in 1857; three were taken at Musgrove's own property at Greenvale, near Bulla, north of Melbourne; and one image shows a wedding party at an unidentified homestead. Full of rustic charm, these images are fine examples of Australian nineteenth century vernacular photography, a genre with only a tiny extant corpus. Musgrove's technical skills - his judgement of exposure time and assuredness in mounting the images - are also evident, all the prints having a rich tonal range and being virtually free from foxing.

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