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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 near fine exceptionally bright example which would be a spectacular copy would it not be for some minor bumping & soiling to the outside front margin of the back cover which has been expertly retouched by our conservator. Contents clean & free of blemish. A 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 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, 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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        Francaise du Siècle. Modes Moeurs Usages

      Paris, A. Quantin 1886.. 4°. XVI, 273 S., 5 Bll. Mit 3 rad. Tit. (dav. 2 farb.), 27 rad. Taf. (dav. 2 farb.) , 30, rad. Textill. (dav. 20 farb.), 30 rad. Initialen (dav. 20 farb.) u. 22 in Holz gest. Vign. u. Textillustr. v. E. GAUJEAN nach A. LYNCH. OHLdr. m. goldgepr. Rückentit., Kopfgoldschn. Farb. OU. u. 2 wdh. Varianten (1 farb., 1 schw.-w.) eingebunden. Stehkanten schwach berieb., sonst einwandfrei. Vicaire VII, 924 f.; Colas 2948; Lipperh. 1175 - Vorzugsausgabe in 100 num. Exemplaren. Mit je 1 schw.-w. u. farb., wiederhol. Suite aller Tafeln. "Édition spéciale de cet ouvrage sur papier Japon grand format. Tirage à 100 exemplaires numérotés". Illustrations à l'aquarelle d'Albert Lynch gravées à l'eau-forte en couleurs par Eugéne Gaujan. - "Jolie livre documentaire et artistique, supérieurement gravé, début d'une illustration moderne." (Carteret IV, 384)

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        Anna Karenina

      Book Description: Thomas Y. Crowell and Company, New York, 1886. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Anna Karenina - FIRST EDITION in English. This classic was originally published in Moscow in 1877. This is the first English edition. This book in fine condition the spine is tight the olive green board are in good condition some slight discoloring in tiny spots but very light. the front board and spine is written in gold gilt and the front board has a Russian seal on it. It originally was published by Tolstoi in serial installments from 1873-1877. in the periodical the "Russian Messenger." Tolstoi's views at the time were unpopular therefore the complete story was in book form. Now all eight volumes appear in the one book. This book is widely regarded as a pinnacle of realist fiction. Dostoesvsky declared it to be a " flawless work of art." William Faulkner described the novel as " The best ever written." The front pages and back pages are patterned, and the front page has Thomas Y. Crowell's seal on it. Crowell includes a glossary in back of Russian terms for everyday items and advertisements for "Crime and Punishment." Several other novels are included. There are NO stains, marks or foxing on any pages.  There is a very small signature on front page and pages are only very slightly yellowed. 730pp Octavo. Bookseller Inventory # PB-263

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        LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY

      1886. hardcover. Burnett, Frances Hodgson. LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY. New-York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1886. 14 pp undated ads. Original grey-green cloth decorated in red, black and gilt. <p>First Edition of this classic children&#39;s tale. Though not mentioned on the title page, the book is profusely illustrated by Reginald Birch. The author is generally regarded as an American, but she was actually born and raised in England -- until in 1865, the family textile business ruined by the cotton shortage caused by the American Civil War, she and her family moved to a log cabin in Knoxville, Tennessee.</p> <p>This copy is in grey-green cloth (others are in light brown -- no priority). It is from the first printing, with the De Vinne Press logo on page [210] (the second printing is blank on that page, instead mentioning the printer J. J. Little on the copyright page). This is an attractive, very good-plus copy (spine slightly darkened, one corner with a small bump, endpaper gutters deftly tightened). Blanck 2064; a Johnson High Spot ("The joys and woes of a poor little rich boy of the mauve decade; loathed by all the now-grown men whose mothers, influenced by the book, clothed them in plush suits and wide white collars").</p> "MERLE JOHNSON&#39;S HIGH SPOTS", CHILDREN&#39;S / JUVENILE (Sumner & Stillman Code:11772)

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        Little Lord Fauntleroy

      New York, Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1886., 39. First Edition, First Issue. With 26 illustrations after Reginald B. Birch. Finely bound in dark brown full morocco with raised bands and gilt titles to spine; gilt inner dentelle, marbled end papers; all edges gilt. Publisher&#39;s original pictorial upper board and spine bound in at end. A fine copy of this author&#39;s first children&#39;s novel. The accompanying illustrations by Reginald Birch set fashion trends and Little Lord Fauntleroy also set a precedent in copyright law when in 1888 its author won a lawsuit against E. V. Seebohm over the rights to theatrical adaptations of the work.

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        LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY

      New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons. 1886. First Edition First Issue. Hardcover. Good in boards. Owner inscription, hinge starting. Staining. 1st 3 pages detached but present. First issue with the De Vinne Press imprint at verso of last page of text and number 14 printed on the lower left margin of page 209. Illustrated with drawings by Reginald B. Birch. .

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        Bewick Gleanings Being Impressions From Copperplates And Wood Blocks, Engraved In The Bewick Workshop, Remaining In The Possession Of The Family Until The Death of the Last Miss Bewick, And Sold Afterwards By Order Of Her Executors

      Newcastle-Upon-Tyne: Andrew Reid, 1886. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary full black morocco.Teg. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. 108 pages in text. 29 x 21 cm. Large Paper Copy, Limited edition, copy 187 signed by Julia Bond. Edited, with Notes, by Julia Boyd. Copiously illustrated. Gordon N. Ray [ILLUSTRATOR AND THE BOOK IN ENGLAND, ETC.], notes, "Bewick&#39;s use of end-grained blocks was widely imitated both in England and the Continent. Among his apprentices were some of the most distinguished engravers of the first half of the 19th century. When later artists like Gordon Craig and William Nicholson revived the tradition of creative work on wood, they turned to Bewick&#39;s example in freeing themselves from the trammels of reproductive engraving." Clean, fresh and bright copy. Raised bands, inner dentelles, beveled edges,

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        The Works

      San Francisco: The History Company,, 1886. 39 vols., octavo. Recent tan morocco, spines gilt in compartments, light and dark brown morocco labels, marbled endpapers, floral roll to boards and all edges gilt. Maps, many of which are folding, engravings & plates. Light toning to contents. An excellent set. First edition, the complete set of what is still considered by historians to be the most important single source of early Western American history. "Colossal co-operative undertaking; nothing approaching it has ever been attempted in this country" (Howes). Although the first title-page is dated 1886, the set was published 1883-90. Vols. 11 and 33 were published by A. L. Bancroft & Company. Sets were originally offered in a variety of bindings, but the expense of binding so many volumes was such that purchasers usually opted for the cloth or cheaper leather bindings. This set has been finely rebound in handsome brown morocco.

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        The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft. The Native Races. [Five Volumes]

      San Francisco: History Co., 1886. Later printing. Full modern calf with brown morocco labels titled in gilt, all edges marbled. Near fine copies, with occasional pencil marginalia, minor scattered foxing. 8vo. Illus. with b/w engravings, drawings, and maps, several of which are folding. Vol. I: Wild Tribes; Vol. II: Civilized Nations; Vol. III: Myths and Languages; Vol. IV: Antiquities; Vol. V: Primitive History. A beautiful set. Howes B91. See Larned 603.

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        [Paris] Croquis parisiens

      Paris: Léon Vanier, 1886. Broché. 9,5x19,5cm. Deuxième édition, en partie originale, imprimée à 539 exemplaires, un des 500 exemplaires sur papier des fabriques du Périgord. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l&#39;auteur à (Edouard) Dujardin. Ouvrage illustré, en frontispice, d&#39;un portrait de l&#39;auteur. Une petite déchirure sans manque en tête d&#39;un mors, premier plat partiellement passé, un léger manque marginal sans atteinte au texte page 23, sinon agréable état intérieur. - Léon Vanier, Paris _1886, 9,5x19,5cm, broché. - Paris broché

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        War and Peace (First Edition, complete in six [6] volumes)

      New York: William S. Gottsberger, 1886. First American Edition. Three volumes in six, complete. First issue, with 1886 on the title page and the Gottsberger publisher&#39;s imprint on the copyright page of each volume. Translated from the French by Clara Bell. Publisher&#39;s brown cloth with decorative stamping in black and gilt. Near Fine with only the most minute rubbing at the spine ends, housed in three custom slipcases. A beautiful, unrestored set of one of the greatest Russian novels ever published.

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        [Regent&#39;s Park, Camden, Kentish Town]. Stanford&#39;s Library map of LONDON AND ITS SUBURBS

      Edward Stanford., 1886.. Sheet 6. Steel engraving. Original colour. Crisp and clean. Fine condition. Mounted size: 58 x 50cm. Size: 42 x 32 cm. (16½ x 12½ inches) Sheet 6 of Edward Stanford&#39;s magnificent and meticulous 24 sheet map of London. According to Hyde, this was the first &#39;thorough-going survey of the Metropolis since Greenwood&#39;s in 1824-26.&#39; It includes a vast amount of detail; every house is marked, heights, omnibus routes, administrative boundaries - county court districts, poor law districts. The map was first published in 1862, and such was its popularity that it ran to over twenty editions, the last being in 1901. The map was published uncoloured and coloured according to the buyers&#39; needs. Despite the fact that this ran to many editions, these days the maps are available infrequently, and the demand for them is high.

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        The Writings of H.W. Longfellow. The works include: Evangeline, The Song of Hiawatha, Birds of Passage, Tales of a Wayside Inn, Voices of the Night, etc., as well as his translation of Dante Alighieri&#39;s The Divine Comedy - Paradiso, Purgatorio, and Inferno. With Bibliographical and Critical Notes

      Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1886, 1886. Large Paper Edition, Limited to 500 copies of which this is No.451. Complete in 11 volumes, large 8vo. Contemprary deep red half morocco by Lauriat of Boston with gilt titles and extra gilt to spines, red cloth boards with gilt rule, grey end papers, top edges gilt. Spines very lightly and evenly sunned. A beautiful set.

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        Stanford&#39;s Library Map of the World on Mercator&#39;s Projection

      London., 1886. Size : 970 x 1740 mm. Lithograph in original colour. Good condition, re-laid with fresh linen. This a very handsome, large folding map of the world on Mercator&#39;s (flat) projection that has been dissected into 33 linen-backed sheets with burgundy marbled paper backs. There are two insets of the two hemispheric polar regions. The world&#39;s oceanic trade winds, monsoonal activities, submarine telegraph cable routes and mail packet routes are all shown and listed in great detail. Complete with original slipcase (worn), covered in burgundy morocco with gold lettering. All British territorial possessions are depicted in pink.

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        The Mysteries of Magic: A Digest of the Writings of Eliphas Levi

      London: George Redway. VG. 1886. First Edition. Hardcover. Blue cloth bevel edged boards with gilt titles on spine, boards with border ruled in red and gilt pentacle of Faust to upper board, a few marks to cloth at foredge of boards, spine ends bumped/rubbed and corners a little rubbed, page edges untrimmed, book plate of the magician Frank Koval on front pastedown, paper cracked over inner hinges, page edges toned but text clean and bright, [Gilbert B1 (a)]. This copy has black and not yellow endpapers and lacks the advertisements mentioned by Gilbert but correct on all other points. , Waite, Arthur Edward (1857-1942) was an English mystic and historian of occultism who, after the death of his father, was raised by his devout Roman Catholic mother. However after the death of his sister in 1874 Waite was drawn to spiritualism and from there to theosophy, alchemy and the occult. Alphonse Louis Constant (Eliphas Levi) was little known outside of France until he was quoted extensively by Blavatsky in &#39;Isis Unveiled&#39;. It was this that led Waite to begin a translation of Levi&#39;s major work, eventually suggesting to the Theosophist A.P. Sinnet that he produce an anthology of Levi&#39;s writings. Sinnet introduced Waite to the publisher George Redway and so Waite began his long association with Redway., 8vo 8" - 9" tall, xliii [i] 349 [3] pp .

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        Alice&#39;s Adventures Under Ground

      London: Macmillan, 1886. First edition, first printing. Being a Facsimile of the Original Ms. Book Afterwards Developed into "Alice&#39;s Adventures in Wonderland". With Thirty-Seven Illustrations by the Author. Presentation copy; inscribed by author in his trademark purple ink. Original publisher&#39;s gilt stamped, decorated red cloth. Lightly rubbed to extremities, a few very minor spots, minor repair to front hinge, else a very clean and bright copy. The William E. Self copy bearing his bookplate to front pastedown. House in a fine custom folding box, lettered and decorated in gilt to spine.. Inscribed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        THE GAME OF LOGIC,

      First Edition (i.e. first published edition), with original envelope containing card diagram (the board to the game) and four [of nine] counters, original gilt lettered cloth, an excellent copy, London, Macmillan, 1886 [board and envelope], 1887 [book].WMGC, 196. Only 500 copies were printed. Photograph available on request.

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        THE DECAMERON OF GIOVANNI BOCCACCI NOW FIRST COMPLETELY DONE INTO ENGLISH PROSE AND VERSE BY JOHN PAYNE

      London, 1886. Some surface cracking to the leather at joints, all else fine. Japan Paper Edition. Subscription copy No. 1. "Printed by Private Subscription and For Private Circulation Only Three volumes. x, 330p; x, 347p; x, 352p. Illustrated with tipped in etchings. Printed on Japan vellum. Most elegantly bound in full red crushed morocco with moire silk flyleaves, t.e.g., The spines with gilt titles and panel ornaments, the covers with elaborate decorative frames and central ornaments, doblures of blue morocco with gilt-ruled frames and corner ornaments

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        A Monograph of the Genus Crocus

      Dulau London 1886. First Edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. !st edition Dulau 1886. Complete with all 81 hand-coloured lithographed plates, double page map, 2 double-page tables, original full green morocco gilt, a.e.g. Some very light rubbing to edges and minor foxing to early leaves only. Really tidy, strong and clean copy of the botanical masterpiece - ten years in the making. Plates superb. SCARCE. Price includes insured worldwide shipping

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        Jean de Reilhac, secrétaire, maître des comptes, général des finances et ambassadeur des rois Charles VII, Louis XI et Charles VIII. Documents pour servir à l&#39;histoire de ces règnes de 1455 à 1499

      Paris Champion, 1886-1888. 3 volumes in-4, demi maroquin à coins, dos à faux nerfs ornés, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin rouge et vert, têtes dorées, couvertures conservées, xxxv-[1]-404, lxxix-[1]-388, xxxx-296-[1] pp.. 3 frontispices dont un portrait et nombreuses planches de fac-simile de documents et de sceaux. Ouvrage important. Très rare, tiré seulement à 100 exemplaires non mis dans le commerce. Petits frottements, très léger accroc à une coiffe, quelques rousseurs sur les planches. Saffroy, 48474. . (Catégories : Moyen-Age )

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        Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1886. Second edition. Original pictorial green cloth. Frontis portrait of Twain, illlustrations throughout. An excellent, extremely bright and clean copy with only light rubbing to extremities, a few very minor stains and a small tear to the rear cover. Uncommon in this condition.. Hard Cover. Fine.

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        CHESS SOUVENIRS A Collection of 104 Chess Problems and THE YEAR BOOK OF CHESS, War Number, 1915 &1916

      London, W. W. Morgan; Simpkin, Marshall & Co; Dean & Son, 1886.. CHESS SOUVENIRS, FIRST EDITION 1886, small 8vo, 160 x 120 mm, 6¼ x 4¾ inches, original publisher&#39;s red cloth with blind-stamped decoration to upper cover, gilt lettering to upper cover and spine, pale yellow endpapers, pages: vii, (1), 134, (2) + (8) - Catalogue of chess players&#39; requisites sold by W. W. Morgan, Jun., the printer of our book and of the Chess Player&#39;s Chronicle. Binding quite worn, stained and flecked, spine darkened, 3 chips to spine cloth, 1 at tail (10 mm, ½"), 1 below head of spine (5mm, ¼"), and another tiny one, title page faintly browned, contents otherwise clean and bright. A good tight copy of a very scarce book. No copy located by us in the major UK libraries including the British Library. 4 copies in OCLC in Denmark, Iceland, the Netherlands and the USA. The Unexpected Guest is a poem by T. Winter-Wood which starts on page 105. The unnumbered leaf at the end provides the solution to the problems. On reverse of front endpaper is the following undated inscription: "To Leonard Sidney Woolf with best wishes and kind regards from Herbert Jacobs" (unidentified). THE YEAR BOOK, signed on first fly leaf "L. S. W. 14th Oct, 1928". 8vo, 190 x 130 mm, 7½ x 5 inches, chess board illustrations, 320 pages, original publisher&#39;s red cloth, gilt lettering to spine and upper cover. Spine faded with light stains, slight wear to top and bottom of spine, pale age browning throughout, otherwise a good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Kidnapped

      London: Cassell & Company, Limited, 1886. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Yes. Folding frontispiece map (two closed tears, repaired). Blue cloth, gilt. spine title First issue, with &#39;business&#39; on p. 40 and ads dated &#39;5.G.4.86&#39; and &#39;5.B.4.86&#39;. Wear to edges, head and tail of spine, and hingeselse a very good copy. Contemporary writing on front pastedown covered by card on which the writer Robert Cameron Rogers has mounted his armorial bookplate.

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        Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

      NY: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1886. First edition, which preceded the London edition by three days. This classic tale of dual personalities, and the duality of good and evil within each human being, has captured the imagination of readers for generations. The story was made into a play almost immediately after the book&#39;s release, and it has been adapted into numerous films beginning in 1908. Actors such as Richard Mansfield, John Barrymore, and Spencer Tracy have taken on the Jekyll/Hyde role, embracing its challenging exploration of the human psyche. In scarce original yellow wrappers; spine and edge of covers have faded to tan, minor chipping at extremities, else a very fine copy of a quite fragile book. Housed in a black cloth chemise and in gold-colored morocco slipcase. An excellent copy of this high-spot in literature, which is rare in this condition.

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        Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

      Longmans, Green, and Co., 1886. 1st edition. Hardcover. Beautifully bound by Asprey in full black morocco, gilt title lettering on the spine with gilt devices and raised bands, and with gilt rules around the edges of front and back covers. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. The pages are astonishingly clean, entirely free from foxing. One-page publisher&#39;s advertisement at the rear, as called for. Very fine, a stunning example of the first English issue of Stevenson&#39;s classic, prescient novel of schizophrenia.

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        Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The

      London: Longmans, Green, 1886. First Edition. Cloth. Fine. Small, slim 8vo: [8],141,[1]pp, printed by Spottiswoode and Co, New-Street Square, London. Late nineteen-century maroon cloth, spine lettered and tooled in gilt, brown end papers, all edges marbled, bound without the final advertisement leaf (as often) for the second edition of "A Child&#39;s Garden of Verses." Fine, save for light rubbing to joints. First British Edition, published 9 January 1886 (four days after the U.S. edition) in both salmon-colored cloth and beige paper wrappers. Our copy is probably a bind-up, in period cloth, of the paperbound issue. Handsome bookplate of James J. Waring affixed to front paste down (Waring, first full-time professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, donated books from his personal collection that became the basis of the University&#39;s Waring History of Medicine Collection). Prideaux 17. Haycraft Queen Cornerstone. Stevenson&#39;s novella, the "prototype of all stories of multiple personality, transformation and possession" (Encyclopedia of Science Fiction), deals with Dr. Henry Jekyll&#39;s attempts to isolate man&#146;s dual nature. The tale "is not simply a gruesome story of ghastly deeds in the fog-bound streets of Victorian London, but also an unsettling study of the unstable nature of social and psychological identity. . . . In presenting Jekyll and Hyde as two aspects of the same person, as inseparable and mutually dependent personalities within the same mind and body, the transformation represents a potent dramatisation of the masks worn by members of respectable Victorian society to hide the hypocrisy that was always present in their everyday lives. . . . The novel [also taps] into a deeper source of fin de siècle anxiety regarding the fear of racial degeneration, calling into question the very nature of social behaviour by enacting the return of the repressed savage which, it implies, is still present in every one of us. . . . To Victorian readers, such a suggestion carried an especial resonance. Since the late 1850s, Darwin&#146;s formulation of the origin of mankind not by divine providence, but through the more haphazard process of natural selection had posed a serious challenge to the idea of humanity as a race set apart from the brutes, by suggesting that its development was governed by the same laws as that of apparently lesser creatures. . . . The use of a fantastic metamorphosis to dramatise a return of the repressed in order to emphasise the unstable and transient nature of dominant notions of civilized behaviour and conventions is also a fundamental characteristic of the gothic revival in late-Victorian literature &#150; and Stevenson&#146;s novella is regarded as a central text in the study of that movement." (Literary Encyclopedia) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        SALAMBO. Translated by J.S. Chartres. [also known as Salammbo]

      Paris: Vizetelly & Co.,, 1886 Flaubert, Gustave. SALAMBO. Translated by J.S. Chartres. [also known as Salammbo]. London: Vizetelly & Co., 1886. First English edition, & First Edition in English (a different English translation was published by Saxon in the same year). 8vo., pp xvi + 360 + 24 adverts at rear. Rust boards with gilt titling & decorations to spine & upper board, blind-stamped decoration & borders to lower board, title in black within gold decoration. Pale blue endpapers. Tissue-guarded portrait of the author etched by Bocourt. Text block clean & free of blemish, a couple of preliminaries including the half title slightly darkened as always. An exceptionally bright fresh copy. Seldom seen as such. Vizetelly published Madame Bovary in the same format.. 1st Edition.

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

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

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        THE ADVENTURES OF GIL BLAS OF SANTILLANA

      William Paterson Edinburgh: William Paterson, 1886. 248 x 165 mm (9 3/4 x 6 1/2").Three volumes. Translated by Henri Van Laun, with an introduction, notes, and a life of the author. QUITE PLEASING THREE-QUARTER VELLUM over sturdy textured cloth boards BY TOUT (stamp-signed on verso of front free endpaper), flat spines heavily gilt in compartments in antique style featuring large and intricate central fleuron, three brown morocco labels on each spine, marbled end papers, gilt tops. Title vignettes and 21 fine etched plates (including frontispiece portrait in first volume) by Adolphe Lalauze. Large, attractive engraved bookplate of Hilda Leyel signed "A M H 1940" in each volume. Top corners of volume I slightly bumped, turn-ins a little spotted (trivial spots and superficial marks elsewhere to covers and spines, particularly to the labels), otherwise an excellent set, with no significant wear, and with the gilt still bright and attractive. Slight offsetting from plates, but very fine internally. This is a finely bound, well printed, and attractively illustrated edition of Le Sage's great satirical picaresque romance, which appeared originally in 1715-35. The very appealing plates here are characterized by rich and charming details of personal adornment, household furnishings, and objects from everyday life, and the interiors especially have a design, depth, and realism that are impressive. Lalauze (1838-1906) was a major figure in what Ray describes as a revival of etching as an art form in France. This revival was partly stimulated by the founding of an etcher's society, and the renewed interest in etching was carried into book illustration by a number of publishers who specialized in luxury editions. Executed by a first-rate binder, our set in elaborately gilt vellum with morocco labels is unusual in design and at the same time unusually pleasing. Previous owner Hilda Leyel (1880-1957) was a noted herbalist and devoted student of Nicholas Culpeper's 17th century work on medicinal plants, which she used as a source for her book, "The Magic of Herbs," publisihed in 1926.

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        Dizionario storico-blasonico delle famiglie nobili e notabili italiane estinte e fiorenti... pisa, presso la direzione del giornale araldico, 1886.

      Tre volumi legati in uno di cm. 27, pp. (8) 529 (1); 570 (2); 316 (2). Solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorso liscio con fregi e titoli in oro. Una pagina finale un po' sgualcita, peraltro esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Mancano (certamente dall'origine) le 12 tavole che dovrebbero essere presenti alla fine del terzo volume. Edizione originale, assai rara.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        In the Heart of the Sierras. The Yo Semite Valley, Both Historical and Descirptive: And Scenes by the Way. Big Tree Groves. The High Sierra, with its Magnificent Scenery, Ancient and modern Glaciers, and other Objects of Interest; with Tables of Distances and Altitudes, Maps, Etc. Profusely Illustrated.

      Published at The Old Cabin, Yo Semite Valley, and at Pacific Press Publishing House, Oakland, Cal, 1886. 8vo. XII+496 pages. With text-illustrations and plates + large folding map. Publisher's fair brown pictorial cloth binding. Near fine.. First edition

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        Observations faites au Cap Thordsen, Spitzberg, par l'expédition Suédoise publiées par l'académie royale des sciences de Suéde.

      Tome I:1-4--II:3 [complete]. Stockholm 1886-1891. Total 1156 pp + 97 plates lithographed by W. Schlachter & Central Tryckeriet, Stockholm. Five volumes in large 4:o [31,5x25 cm]. Richly illustrated with folding plates, maps and diagrams. Uncut in original printed wrappers, except I:4 wich is in wrappers. Very little foxing in Tome II. The complete scientific results of the expedition.. Arctic Bibliography 494, 2873-4, 4439-41, 6414 & 16443. Hulth Swedish Arctic and Antarctic Explorations, 91. De Geer, Swedish Spitzbergen Maps 35-37. [Exploration internationale des régions polaires 1882-1883]. Gösta H. Liljequist "High Latitudes", pp. 173-85. The Swedish Wintering Expedition of 1882-1883 to Spitzbergen, led by Nils Ekholm. Other members of the expedition, E. Solander, V. Carlheim-Gyllensköld, S.A. Andrée, R. Gyllencreutz, and others. Tome I: 1. Ekholm, Nils, Introduction historique. 2 plates and 1 map. 40pp. Tome I:2. Ekholm, Nils, Observations astronomiques, géodesique et marégraphiques. 55pp. + Appendice, Stjernspetz, H., Reconnaisances géographiques. 2 maps. Tome I:3. Ekholm, Nils, Observations météorologiques. 13 plates. 278pp. Tome I:4. Solander, E., Magnétisme terrestre. 20 plates. 238pp. Tome II: 1. Carlheim-Gyllenskiöld, Aurores boreales. 30 plates. 409pp. Tome II:2. Andrée, S. A., Électricité atmosphérique. 5 plates. 53pp. Tome II:3. Carlheim-Gyllenskiöld, Phénomènes potiques de látmosphère, avec quelques remarques sur les Étoiles filantes, le spectre des Copépodes, láccroissement des brins dórge. 20pp. Tome II:4. Gyllencreutz, Recherches sur le prétendu changements de la couleur de la peau après un hivernage dans les régions polaires. 27pp. For the International Polar Year of 1882-3, the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences, with government and private backing, sponsored an expedition to establish a scientific station in Mosselbukta on the North Coast of Spitsbergen. Heavy ice that season resulted in the use of an alternative site at Cap Thordsen on the north shore of Isfjorden. The present set of reports was the only publication to appear following the return of the expedition. It includes the leaders narrative of the expedition, along with results of astronomical, meteorological, electrical and biological observations. The expedition team included Salomon August Andrée, later to lead his own ill-fated expedition to the North Pole

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        La Petite Roque.

      1st edition. Paris: Victor-Havard 1886. 327 pp. Uncut copy bound with orig. wrappers and top edge gilt in beautiful halfleather of smooth darkblue morocco. Binding signed Kauffmann - F. K? Very clean copy

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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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 dampstaining to the lower edges of early leaves in volumes II and III, marbled endpapers. Contemporary navy blue calf, some marks, triple blind stamped rules and cornerpieces, spines a little dull, a.e.g., a very good set. Perhaps Ruskin's finest work, detailing the treasures of Venice and analysing its architecture. The chapter on Gothic Architecture influenced William Morris, who wrote "In future days it will be considered as one of the very few necessary and inevitable utterances of the century." "...there has never been more than one opinion about the noble eloquence and haunting beauty of the descriptive passages, or about the permanent value of his work among the earlier masters of Venetian painting and sculpture and the earlier school of Venetian architecture..." (DNB).

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        Storia della marina pontificia nel medio evo dal 728 al 1499. tipografia vaticana. roma. 1886-1893.

      9 volumi di testo e 1 di tavole, In-4° piccolo, cm. 28,5x21,5, legature in tutta tela coeva con tasselli in pelle e titoli in oro ai dorsi, pp. VIII-465, 519, VII-428, 428, VII-509, 423, VI-441, 501, VII- 466, segue il volume di pp. 422 e 100 tavole fuori testo, molte ripiegate e raffiguranti, rocche, torri, medaglie, fortezze, ecc... (La più importante opera sull'argomento, trattato e di notevole rarità trovarlo completo come il nostro esemplare). Ottimo stato di conservazione.

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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.

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        La cuisine classique. etudes pratiques, raisonnees et demonstratives de l'ecole franÇaise... paris, dentu, 1886.

      Due volumi di cm. 30, pp. lxiv (4) 407 (3); (4) 491 (5). Con 77 tavole incise in rame fuori testo tra cui il bel frontespizio figurato. Solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi a nervi con titoli in oro. Sguardie marmorizzate. Qualche fioritura alle carte, perlopiù marginale, ma esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Uno dei più grandi trattati di cucina moderna (Oberlè) con centinaia di ricette accompagnate da splendide tavole illustrative. Cfr. anche Bitting (p. 132).

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        Salammbo [also known as Salambo]

      London: Saxon and Company. 1886. First. First English edition (a different English translation was published by Vizetelly in the same year). Translated (here described as "Englished") by M. French Sheldon. Some scattered foxing to the text, a very near fine copy. An exotic novel of ancient Carthage that belongs in the second rank of the author's work behind Madame Bovary. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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