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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]

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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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        La Lorraine illustrée.

      1886 - Nancy, Berger-Levrault, 1886; in-folio, 2ff, XXXVII, 740pp, Cartonnage d'éditeur rouge, or et argent, aux armes lorraines et au médaillon central. Déchirure à la coiffe supérieure et en haut du mors inférieur, couleurs un peu passées par le temps, mais l'exemplaire reste en bibliophilie fort acceptable. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Moresi]
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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?

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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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.

      Thomas J. Crowell & Co., New York 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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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?

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Kidnapped Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751: How he was Kidnapped 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

      Cassell & Company, Limited, [London] 1886 - 311pp. Octavo [19 cm] Handsomely bound by Zaehnsdorf in full brown leather with a gilt tooled spine in five compartments, red and black leather spine labels, and double gilt ruled borders on the covers. Gilt rolled edges. New endpapers. Original brown cloth spine mounted to the first rear flyleaf. With the color map at the front, in very good, bright condition, with only a short closed gutter tear and minor foxing. One page of publisher's adverts at the rear. The extremities are lightly rubbed, and the boards are just a little bit warped. The preliminary leaves are discolored along the fore and bottom edges. With "business" on p. 40, line 11, "nine-o'clock" at the beginning of Chapter VIII, and "Long Islands" on p. 101, lines 10/11. Prideaux 18. A first edition, first issue, of one Robert Louis Stevenson's most popular novels, a historical novel set in Scotland shortly after the Jacobite rebellions. With the map present in excellent condition. Kidnapped first appeared in the serial Young Folks in 1886, and was first published in book form the same year, a year which also heralded the publication of Stevenson's hugely successful horror novel, Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde. Not only was Robert Louis Stevenson an incredibly prolific writer, but he was also noted for his ability to write in a number of different genres. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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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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        Six mois aux États-Unis. Voyage d'un touriste dans l'Amerique du nord suivi d'une excursion a Panama

      G. Masson, Paris 1886 - First edition, 8vo., [4], 298, [1]; 8 double-page wood engravings, 2 maps, and 82 other wood engravings in the text, (25 full-page); a fine, bright copy in original decorative maroon cloth elaborately stamped in black and gilt, a.e.g., issued in the publisher's Bibliotheque du la Nature series under the general editorship of Tissandier. A journey westward from New York including Philadelphia, Washington, Louisville (where he visited Mammoth Cave), Kansas City, Manitou Springs, Colorado, Salt Lake City, Utah, Arizona, San Francisco, Portland, and eventually Panama, with emphasis on transportation including trams, railroads and ferry boats, and other institutions such as hospitals, stockyards, and agriculture. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eighd. Signatur auf Photographie-Postkarte. [ca. 13,4 x 8,7 cm].

      Alt auf Karton montiert. - Wigmann, (1886 - 1973), studierte 1910-1911 in Hellerau bei Émile Jaques-Dalcroze und bei Suzanne Perrottet rhythmische Gymnastik, fühlte sich dort jedoch künstlerisch unbefriedigt: Wie Suzanne Perrottet suchte auch Mary Wigman nach von Musik unabhängigen Bewegungen und selbständigem Körperausdruck. Danach hielt sie sich in Rom und Berlin auf. Auf Anraten des Malers Emil Nolde trat sie 1913 in Rudolf von Labans Schule für Kunst auf dem Monte Verità in der Schweiz ein. Laban war wesentlich an der Entwicklung des modernen Ausdruckstanzes beteiligt (Labanotation). In München zeigte sie ihre ersten öffentlichen Tänze Hexentanz I, Lento und Ein Elfentanz. Sie blieb während des Ersten Weltkrieges in der Schweiz bei Laban als dessen Assistentin und unterrichtete in Zürich und Ascona. 1917 bot sie in Zürich drei verschiedene Programme, unter anderem mit den Tänzen "Der Tänzer unserer lieben Frau", "Das Opfer", "Tempeltanz", "Götzendienst" und "Vier ungarische Tanze nach Johannes Brahms". Dieses Programm führte sie erneut 1919 in Zürich und später in Deutschland auf. Erst die Aufführungen in Hamburg und Dresden brachten ihr den großen Durchbruch. Mary Wigman ist von vielen namhaften Fotografen tanzend und in Portraits aufgenommen worden, darunter Hugo Erfurth, Charlotte Rudolph, Albert Renger-Patzsch und Siegfried Enkelmann. (Zitat)

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        Isaotta Guttadauro ed altre poesie. Con disegni di Vincenzo Cabianca, Onorato Carlandi, Giuseppe Cellini, Enrico Coleman, Mario De Maria, Cesare Formilli, Alessandro Morani, ALfredo Ricci, G. A. Sartorio

      Editrice La Tribuna, 1886. 8vo (cm. 23,7), 293(3) pp. con 22 tavv. a piena pagina n.t. in diverse tonalità di colore (eseguite dalla Fototipia Danesi di Roma). Bella legatura coeva in piena pelle con piccoli nervi, fili e titolo in oro al ds. (rinnovato). Cornici e fregi impressi a secco ai piatti. Taglio superiore dorato. Carte di guardia marmorizzate. Ottimo esemplare. Edizione originale in tiratura limitata a 1500 esemplari.

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        L'embaumement, la conservation des sujets et les préparations anatomiques

      Genève, Bâle, Lyon, H. Georg, 1886, in-8, 154 pp, broché, Ouvrage peu courant dans lequel le Dr Zygmunt Laskowski décrit sa méthode d'embaumement et surtout la recette de son liquide conservateur particulièrement performant à base de glycérine, d'acide phénique, d'alcool absolu et de chlorure de zinc. Embaumeur d'origine polonaise, exilé en France puis à Genève, Zygmunt Laskowski (1841-1928) présenta des pièces anatomiques réalisées avec l'injection de sa glycérine phréniquée lors de l'exposition universelle de 1867 : il obtint une médaille pour cette invention. Cachet ex-libris du Dr Carrier de Lyon. Réparation au dos.

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        HISTORIA GENERAL DE ESPAÑA DESDE LOS TIEMPOS ANTEHISTÓRICOS HASTA NUESTROS DÍAS. TOMOS DEL 1 AL 9.

      Madrid: Felipe González Rojas, .- 1886 - 9 v.: (1 h., 1196 p., 1 h.) (1 h., 1462 p., 2 h., 15 láminas) (1 h., 1326 p., 2h., 17 láminas) (1 h., 1258 p., 2 h., 9 láminas) (1 h., 1295 p., 1 h., 13 láminas) (1 h., 1191 p., 1 h., 13 láminas) (1 h., 1383 p., 1 h., 9 láminas) (1 h., 1243 p., 1 h., 10 láminas) (1 h., 1482 p., 2 h., 14 láminas); 33x24 cm.- Encuadernación editorial en holandesa piel y tela estampada. Los volúmenes en general están en buen estado; presentan cierto desgaste en las cubiertas y pueden tener algunas rasgaduras en zonas delicadas como los lomos o los bordes de la cubierta, además de algunas manchas y punto de óxido en el interior, pero el conjunto no presenta ningún desperfecto importante. Contienen varias láminas a color intercaladas (ver descripción física para conocer el número exacto). Historia España [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cortino d'Ampezzo.

      Boussod Valadon, Paris, 1886. Acquaforte di dimensioni cm 16x25 su foglio di misure 32x45 cm. Ottimo. La stampa di Cortina è contenuta nell'album "Le Tyrol: Souvenirs." che contiene 18 tavole all'acquaforte su carta pesante ciascuna pretetta da velina. Le località rappresentate sono le seguenti: Ladeck, Gorges de Hochfinstermuntz, Citadelle de Kufstein, Schiemsee, Inspruck (2 diverse), Chateau d'Ambras, Toblachersee, Cortino d'Ampezzo, Trotsburg (2 diverse), Sigmunds-kron, Terlan, Zenoburg, Schloss-Tyrol, Forst-Burg, Trente.

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        A Treatise on Beverages, or, The Complete Practical Bottler. Full Instructions for Laboratory Work with Original Practical Recipes for All Kinds of Carbonated Drinks, Mineral Waters, Flavorings, Extracts, Syrups, Etc.

      xxv, 818 pp. 8vo. This edition, issued in the same year as the original which was self-published by the author, is the same in all aspects save the presence of ads before and after the text (the edition offered here lacks them). An industry guide to the production and bottling of carbonated beverages and other related products, written and published by a chemist with thorough knowledge of the bottled beverage industry. Illustrations of industry equipment throughout text. From the introduction: 'The author, having traveled in various parts of the globe, has handled all kinds of machinery and manufactured all sorts of beverages, and having acquired a great deal of practical information and experience, he has concluded to take upon himself the task of gathering together all the practical hints, suggestions and points, pertaining to the subject.' Various technologies that were, at the time, cutting-edge science are discussed in detail. The current giant in the bottled carbonated beverage industry, Coca-Cola, was originally released in 1886, and did not begin bottling its product until 1891. This was, then, a very timely publication, released amid a flurry of competition between fledgling companies to gain a firm foothold in what is now a multi-billion dollar industry. Includes over 400 illustrations throughout text. Includes sections on: Water; Carbonic Acid Gas; Carbonating Apparatus; Bottling; Dispensing Carbonated Beverages; The Laboratory; Natural and Artificial Mineral Waters; Carbonated and Saccharine Beverages. The last section includes two chapters related to alcoholic beverages, the second of which discusses the fermentation of various types of beer.Keywords: CHEMISTRY BEVERAGES DRINKS CARBONATED SOFT DRINK CHEMIST BOTTLER BOTTLED SODAS MINERAL WATERS FLAVORINGS EXTRACTS SYRUPS COCA-COLA COKE PEPSI INDUSTRY RECIPES BREWING FERMENTATION BEER ALCOHOLIC ALCOHOL Hinges just starting. New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1888. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        Traité pratique et théorique de la Lèpre. Accompagné d'un Atlas de XXII planches originales en chromolithografie et en héliogravure renfermant en outre 43 figures originales intercalées dans le texte et 7 tableaux statistiques, etc., etc.

      Paris, aux Bureaux du Progrès Médical und A. Delahaye et Lecrosnier, 1886. - 359 Seiten und 22 Chromolithographie- oder Heliogravurtafeln (davon 2 aufklappbare Karten) und zahlreiche Textabbildungen, 4to (Format ca. 32,3x25,7 cm), Halbledereinband mit goldgeprägtem Rücken und eingebundenem Original-Broschurdeckel. Mit einer Widmung des Verfassers auf dem Broschur-Einbanddeckel: A mon ami Monsieur Professeur Poncet de Cluny (ev. Francois Poncet de Cluny, 1837-1899, französischer Augenarzt und naturwissenschaftlicher Schriftsteller, wahrscheinlich von diesem gegengezeichnet und datiert: 24 aout 1886). Henri Leloir (1855-1896) chief of clinic for Fournier, later professor at Lille, is chiefly remembered for his writings on pathology, many of them with Émile Vidal (1825-1893), and his description of lupus vulgaris erythematoides (1891). His premature death removed one of the brilliant French dermatologists (Pusey A : The history of dermatology, pp. 119-120). Henri Leloir (1855-1896), einer der profiliertesten Dermatologen in Frankreich forschte u.a. mit dem berühmten französischen Hautarzt und Mitglied der Académie de Médecine Émile Vidal (1825-1893), später wurde er Professor in Lille und veröffentlichte u.a. über lupus vulgaris erythematoides. Neben chromolithographischen und Krankheitsbildern in Schwarzweiß-Lithographie auch einige eindrucksvolle Heliogravüren nach Schwarzweiß-Photographien (Pierre Arents), teils erschreckende Portraits, teils Detailaufnahmen des Krankheitsverlaufes zeigend. Eine Karte zeigt den Verlauf der Lepra-Epidemie in Norwegen 1879, die andere, mehrfach gefaltete Farbkarte der Erde, die Gegenden mit den häufigsten Lepraerkrankungen. Die Deckel etwas stärker beschabt, am Rücken unten aufgeplatzt (ca. 4 cm), Vorsatzblatt lose, innen gelegentlich etwas braunfleckig, die Tafeln mit schwachem Feuchtigkeitsrand, 1 Karte mit Einriß, 2 Tafeln lose. Selten! [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Rosmersholm. Skuespil i fire akter.

      København, Gyldendalske Boghandels Forlag (F. Hegel & Søn), 1886. 8vo. 203 s. Orig. dekorert helsjirtingbd. helt gullsnitt. (Grønt). Svak kantslitasje. Litt sprukket i indre falser. Navn på fribl.

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        Les mémoires d'un veuf

      Léon Vanier 1886 - - Léon Vanier, Paris 1886, 12,5x19cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des 22 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande justifiés par Léon Vanier, seuls grands papiers. Reliure en demi maroquin rouge à coins, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de filets noirs, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées, tête dorée sur témoins, élégante reliure signée de Semet & Plumelle. Signature manuscrite de Paul Verlaine sur la page de faux-titre. En outre, notre exemplaire est enrichi d'un billet autographe de Paul Verlaine, d'une demie-page, adressé à son éditeur Léon Vanier : "Mon cher Vanier. J'ai remis dimanche 1 lettre et les épreuves, sous enveloppes pour vous à M. Jules Tellier, 18 avenue des Gobelins, qui a dû mettre ces 2 choses à la poste. Voyez ce qu'il y a à faire, je garde l'épreuve et la corrige dans tous les cas. A jeudi. P.V. Bel exemplaire parfaitement établi. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 22 numbered copies on Hollande justified by Léon Vanier, the only large paper copies. Elegant half red morocco over marbled paper boards by Semet & Plumelle, spine in six compartments with black fillets, gilt date at foot, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, covers preserved, top edge gilt. Manuscript signature of Paul Verlaine on half title. This copy is enriched with a half page autograph letter of Paul Verlaine addressed to his publisher Léon Vanier : "Mon cher Vanier. J'ai remis dimanche 1 lettre et les épreuves, sous enveloppes pour vous à M. Jules Tellier, 18 avenue des Gobelins, qui a dû mettre ces 2 choses à la poste. Voyez ce qu'il y a à faire, je garde l'épreuve et la corrige dans tous les cas. A jeudi. P.V. A very good copy handsomely bound. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Astronomische Beobachtungen an der K. K. Sternwarte zu Prag ; 1884 - 1904 ; 5 Hefte

      1886 - Astronomische Beobachtungen an der K. K. Sternwarte zu Prag . / hrsg. von L. Weinek. 5 Hefte. 32 x 25 cm. OHalbleinebände (stark wasserfleckig durch Feuchtschaden, lädiert). - . im Jahre 1884, enthaltend Originalzeichnungen des Mondes . Appendix zum 45. Jg. - Prag : Selbstverl., 1886. - IV, 74 S., 4 Taf. (Heliograv.) ; . in den Jahren 1885, 1886 und 1887, enthaltend Originalzeichnungen des Mondes . Appendix zum 46., 47., und 48. Jg. - Prag : Selbstverl., 1890. - 3 Bl., 61 S., 7 Taf. (3 Lithogr., 4 Heliograv.) ; . in den Jahren 1888, 1889, 1890 und 1891, nebst Zeichnungen und Studien des Mondes . Appendix zum 49., 50., 51. und 52. Jg. - Prag : Selbstverl., 1893. - 4 Bl., 90 S., 9 Taf. (in Heliograv., Photolithogr., Lithogr., Farbendr.) ; . in den Jahren 1892 - 1899 nebst Zeichnungen und Studien der Mondoberfläche nach photgr. Aufnahmen . Prag : Selbstverl., 1901. - 3 Bl., 131 S., 18 Taf. (3 Heligrav., 11 Phototyp., 2 Lichtdr., 2 Lithogr.) ; . in den Jahren 1900- 1904 . Prag : Selbstverl., 1907. - 3 Bl., 106 S., 10 Taf. (in Dreifarben-Lichtdr., einfachem Lichtdr., Phototypie) / Vorsätze, Seiten gebräunt, mitunter leicht fleckig, Tafeln stock- und wasserfleckig, Bindungen gelockert, 3 Seiten und 2 Tafeln lose, div. Besitzvermerke, - stempel) - kollationiert, seltene wissenschaftliche Publikationen

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        A LECTURE ON BOOKBINDING AS A FINE ART. DELIVERED BEFORE THE GROLIER CLUB, FEBRUARY 26, 1885

      New York: The Grolier Club, 1886. ONE OF 200 COPIES n. Although the binding here is not especially beautiful, the present volume is otherwise quite attractive, with very wide margins and thick textured leaves with untrimmed edges. The book is very useful, as it provides more than 60 high quality reproductions of good examples of bindings from the 15th to the 19th centuries, along with comments directly on each specimen. According to Beverly Chew, the library of Robert Hoe (1839-1911), founding member and first president of the Grolier Club, was "the finest [America] has ever contained." Hoe acquired a variety of fine materials, including illuminated manuscripts, early printing (he owned a Gutenberg Bible on paper and one on vellum), fine bindings, French and English literature, and Americana, and when his library was sold in 1911-12, it fetched nearly $2 million, a record that held until the Streeter sale more than 50 years later.. 260 x 210 mm. (10 1/4 x 8 1/4"). 3 p.l., 36 pp., [3] leaves (with plates placed before the final leaf). ONE OF 200 COPIES. Original ivory-colored half cloth over matching paper, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. 63 plates of fine and historic bindings.Boards and spine just a bit soiled, gilt spine titling slightly faded, half a dozen plates with extensive (though very fine) sprinkled foxing in margins or on versos, but still an excellent copy, the text fresh, and the binding sound.Although the binding here is not especially beautiful, the present volume is otherwise quite attractive, with very wide margins and thick textured leaves with untrimmed edges. The book is very useful, as it provides more than 60 high quality reproductions of good examples of bindings from the 15th to the 19th centuries, along with comments directly on each specimen. According to Beverly Chew, the library of Robert Hoe (1839-1911), founding member and first president of the Grolier Club, was "the finest [America] has ever contained." Hoe acquired a variety of fine materials, including illuminated manuscripts, early printing (he owned a Gutenberg Bible on paper and one on vellum), fine bindings, French and English literature, and Americana, and when his library was sold in 1911-12, it fetched nearly $2 million, a record that held until the Streeter sale more than 50 years later.

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        Slave Trade. No. 1 (1886). Correspondence with British representatives and agents abroad, and reports from Naval Officers and the Treasury, relative to the Slave Trade: 1885. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. June 1886. [C.-4776].

      London, Harrison and Sons, 1886. - Folio. VII, (1), 185, (1) pp. Publisher's printed blue wrappers. Rare British parliamentary papers and correspondence with local agents and officers on the slave trade, including material on the seizure at Chabahar of a British Indian sailor, a runaway slave en route to Bushire, as reported by the British Resident in the Gulf; the prevention of the slave trade at Jeddah and in the Hejaz ("The garrisons of the Hedjaz are limited to the few towns in it, beyond which the Bedouin reigns supreme. The hundreds of miles of desert sea-coast, hemmed in on the sea-side by dangerous coral reefs, are inhabitedm at very large intervals, by small communities of Bedouins, who, to the legitimate occupation of mother-of-pearl divers, unite those of petty pirates, smugglers, and slave-runners", p. 77); operations of the Gulf division in the Arabian Sea, etc. The relevant correspondence is to be found under the headings "Egypt" and "Egypt. (Admiralty Reports)" (pp. 12-48 & 49-57; includes reports relating to the trade in the Red Sea Division); "Muscat" (p. 58); "Turkey" (pp. 66-75), "Turkey. (Consular) - Jeddah" (pp. 77-82); "Turkey. (Admiralty Reports)" (pp. 87f.); & "Zanzibar" (pp. 89-154) and "Zanzibar. (Admiralty Reports)" (pp. 154-181). - Stamp to wrapper cover. A very good copy. Bennett 516. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A LECTURE ON BOOKBINDING AS A FINE ART. DELIVERED BEFORE THE GROLIER CLUB, FEBRUARY 26, 1885

      New York: The Grolier Club, 1886. ONE OF 200 COPIES n. Although the binding here is not especially beautiful, the present volume is otherwise quite attractive, with very wide margins and thick textured leaves with untrimmed edges. The book is very useful, as it provides more than 60 high quality reproductions of good examples of bindings from the 15th to the 19th centuries, along with comments directly on each specimen. According to Beverly Chew, the library of Robert Hoe (1839-1911), founding member and first president of the Grolier Club, was "the finest [America] has ever contained." Hoe acquired a variety of fine materials, including illuminated manuscripts, early printing (he owned a Gutenberg Bible on paper and one on vellum), fine bindings, French and English literature, and Americana, and when his library was sold in 1911-12, it fetched nearly $2 million, a record that held until the Streeter sale more than 50 years later.. 260 x 210 mm. (10 1/4 x 8 1/4"). 3 p.l., 36 pp., [3] leaves (with plates placed before the final leaf). ONE OF 200 COPIES. Original ivory-colored half cloth over matching paper, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. 63 plates of fine and historic bindings. Boards and spine just a bit soiled, gilt spine titling slightly faded, half a dozen plates with extensive (though very fine) sprinkled foxing in margins or on versos, but still an excellent copy, the text fresh, and the binding sound. Although the binding here is not especially beautiful, the present volume is otherwise quite attractive, with very wide margins and thick textured leaves with untrimmed edges. The book is very useful, as it provides more than 60 high quality reproductions of good examples of bindings from the 15th to the 19th centuries, along with comments directly on each specimen. According to Beverly Chew, the library of Robert Hoe (1839-1911), founding member and first president of the Grolier Club, was "the finest [America] has ever contained." Hoe acquired a variety of fine materials, including illuminated manuscripts, early printing (he owned a Gutenberg Bible on paper and one on vellum), fine bindings, French and English literature, and Americana, and when his library was sold in 1911-12, it fetched nearly $2 million, a record that held until the Streeter sale more than 50 years later.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1886 : 1886 Original Paperback Wisden

      1886. Hi, This lot is an 1886 Original Paperback Wisden. It has had the Original Spine Paper touched up but otherwise a very nice example of an old book. The book is very tightly bound, the covers have some marks but overall of good quality. Internally nice and clean , very white and hardly any spotting.

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        KIDNAPPED

      1886. [an attractive 1st issue copy] being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751. [London:] Cassell & Company, 1886. 1 page undated ads plus 16 pp ads dated Apr 1886. Original green cloth. First Edition, first issue. In mid-18th Century Scotland, 17-year-old David Balfour is cheated out of his inheritance by a greedy uncle, who has him kidnapped and shipped to the Carolinas; with numerous challenges Balfour manages to get back to Scotland to fight to regain his property and his name. Stevenson began KIDNAPPED early in 1885 "partly as a lark, partly as a pot-boiler" (according to himself); he finished it in Spring 1886, having interrupted it part way through to write DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE. He had accepted Sidney Colvin's suggestion to cut short the novel and leave the rest for a sequel (which he did, with DAVID BALFOUR / CATRIONA, in 1893).~This is a copy of the first issue (with "name his business" on p. 40, "nine o'clock" on p. 64, and "Long Islands" on p. 101). The ads also are in the first (April) state (some first-issue copies have the July ads that are present in the second issue). This copy's color is green, one of several used without priority.~This is a near-fine copy, with scarcely any soil or wear (a few tiny specks in the cloth, light foxing on a few leaves); the original endpapers are not cracked, and the gilt lettering on the spine remains rather bright. We seldom see the first issue in much better condition. Beinecke 378; Princeton 31 (copies 1-4).

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