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        Grönland - Seine Eiswüsten im Innern und seine Ostküste. Schilderung der zweiten Dickson´schen Expedition ausgeführt im Jahre 1883.

      Leipzig, Brockhaus, 1886 Gr.8°, XIII, 505 S., m. über 200 Abb., davon 14 Separatbilder (compl.) u. 6 chromolithographierten (teilw. Falt-)Karten (compl.), OLwd. goldgepr. Deckel u. Rücken, marmor. Schnitt, Schmuckvs., Rücken beschienen u. min. fleckig, 1 Karte m. kl. Randriss [jedoch ohne Textverlust], schönes Exemplar. Autorisirte deutsche Ausgabe. Schilderung der Forschungsreise in 10 Kapiteln. Mit Verzeichnis der Abbildungen der im Text gedruckten Holzschnitte. Mit Register. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Reisen - vor 1900 Reisen - Polargebiete

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        Ling-Nam or Interior Views of Southern China: Including Explorations in the Hitherto Untraversed Island of Hainan

      White Lotus, London 1886 - Ling-Nam or Interior Views of Southern China: Including Explorations in the Hitherto Untraversed Island of Hainan [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Princess Casamassima [Coventry Patmore's personal copy]

      London: MacMillan and Co.. First edition.. Ownership signature of english poet and critic Coventry Patmore to front-free endpaper. Some minor rubbing to bottom, otherwise excellent copy in fine condition. . First edition. Three volumes (complete set). London, MacMillan and Co., 1886. Octavo. 251, 257, 242 pages. Black quarter calf, gilt lettering and ornaments to spine. Ownership signature of english poet and critic Coventry Patmore to front-free endpaper. Some minor rubbing to bottom, otherwise excellent copy in fine condition.

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        Alice's Adventures Under Ground. Being a Facsimile of the Original Ms. Book Afterwards Developed into "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1886. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, later issue with white end papers, consisting of remaindered sheets put into covers as late as 1931. Publisher's red cloth binding stamped in gilt, all edges gilt. Near Fine, with a 1.5 inch blemish to the spine, slight darkening to the spine cloth, corners and spine ends lightly rubbed, light tobacco odor to pages and lengthy previous owner gift inscription to the front free end paper, else a sharp copy with rather bright gilt. A facsimile of Carroll's manuscript which would be developed into Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

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        Sense and Sensibility

      Bentley, UK 1886 - New Edition 1886. Bound in a contemporary art nouveau three quarter leather and cloth by Sotheran of Piccadilly London. A wonderful example of late Victorian binding. Engraved frontis. The book is very good++ and very bright. Edges rubbed in corners. Nice tight hinges in excellent condition. Spine very slightly lightened. Contents good. Name to inner page. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Far Interior

      New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1886. First American. Hardcover. VG+. 2 vol: each 318 pp. Profuse ill. 1886 NY First American Edition. Fold out map. From the Cape of Good Hope across the Zambesi River to the Lake Regions of Central Africa through some of the finest hunting country in existence.Fans of F.C. Selous know that Kerr was one of Selous' favorite hunting partners. Kerr is further credited by historians with being the first white man to actually traverse the central and equatorial lake regions of Africa. His book spurred many, including Selous, to hunt in these regions. A deservedly sought after title. A lovely, very near fine copy of the scarce first American edition in original elaborate gilt and stamped cloth. A small tear in the front free end paper, a tear in the folding map but not extending into map image itself, and a light spot on the rear of volume two. Spines, front covers and text blocks are fine.

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        Also sprach Zarathustra. Ein Buch für Alle und Keinen. In drei Theilen.

      Leipzig, Fritzsch, (1886) - [text recte 1883-84]. Lex 8vo. A magnificent copy, completely uncut in the original printed wrappers. Wrappers, also the spine almost completely intact, merely missing a few tiny pieces at extremities. Spine with three vertical "breaks", but still tight. Front wrappers loosening at hinge. Front wrapper with a couple of creases to lower right corner, strengthened from the verso at the bottom. A bookseller's stamp to inside of front wrapper: "Libreria Napoli. F. Furchheim". Housed in a custom-made marbled paper-slip-case, matching the colouring of the wrappers, with a gilt leather title-lable to spine. 114; (4), 103, (1); (4), 119, (1) pp. A truly splendid copy, in completely original state, of the first edition, title-issue, of Nietzsche's main work in which the concept of the "Superman" (or "Overman") in introduced. This is actually the first printings of these three parts, but the many remainders were sold and issued with a new title-page (with no year, but 1886). Only 45 copies of the exceedingly scarce privately printed fourth part were issued, the first trade edition of which is from 1892."These books present several historical problems but none more confusing than their publication dates. It is difficult to determine when - and in some cases, if - the books were ever released for public sale..." (Schaberg, p. 88). It is difficult to overestimate the impact of Nietzsche's magnum opus. With this work he realizes his ideal of the poet-philosopher. It is, at the same time, a towering literary achievement and the most profound inquiry in the key notions of his philosophy (the Superman, the eternal return of the same).Schaberg: 45.

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        Expedition nach den Seeen [sic !] von Central-Afrika in den Jahren 1878 bis 1880, im Auftrage der Königlichen Brittischen [sic !] Geographischen Gesellschaft. Einzige, autorisierte dt. Ausg. Aus dem Engl. 2 Tle. (in 1). Zweite Auflage. (= Bibliothek geographischer Reisen u. Entdeckungen älterer u. neuerer Zeit. Bd. XIV).

      Jena, H. Costenoble 1886. 8°. XI(1) S. (Titelei), 239(1) S., 1 Bl. (Nebentit.), 248 S. Mit 2 mehrf. gef., farblith. Karten. Neuer Leinenband m. schwarzgepr. Rückentitel u. aufgez. Vorderdeckel des OEinbandes. Im Text papierbedingt gebräunt; ersten Ss. im ob. Seitenrd. geringf. wasserrd. Hinterer Deckelbezug des OEinbandes (m. Verlagsanz.) lose beiliegend. Henze V, 308 ff.; Dt. Kolonial-Lexikon III, 479. Zweite Auflage der dt. Übersetzung die erstmals ebda. 1882 erschienen war, ein Jahr nach Herausgabe der engl. Originalausgabe (`To the Central African lakes and back` Ldn. 1881). - Der schottische Geologe u. Afrikaforscher Joseph Thomson (1858-1895), \"der das geologisch-morphologische Wissen vom Dunkeln Erdteil um Grundeinsichten bereicherte\" (Henze), wurde 1878 von der Londoner Geogr. Gesellschaft unter K. Johnston nach dem Gebiet der ostafrikanischen Seen geschickt. Nach dem frühen Tode Johnstons führte T. allein die Expedition mit hochbedeutsamem Erfolge durch. Er durchzog u.a. als erster die Landschaften Mahenge, Uhehe, Ubena und entdeckte den Rukwasee. Versand D: 15,00 EUR Reise, Afrika, Expedition, Forschung, Kolonialgeschichte

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      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1886.. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi-vii [viii] [1] 2-177 [178-180: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], flyleaves at front and rear, original decorated gray cloth, front panel stamped in brown and black, spine panel stamped in black and gold, floral pattered endpapers. First edition. "Light satirical romance of the adventures of one Captain Grizzle. Able to propel his spirit about at will, he visits the planet Jupiter [one hundred years in the future], which he finds to be an enlarged version of earth; an exact counterpart, in fact, with Britain, America, etc. featured, but with somewhat advanced technology, including airships." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 42. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 289. Locke, Voyages in Space 44. Bleiler (1978), p. 33 (citing the first British edition of the same year from Sampson Low). Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 74. Reginald 02085 (also citing the Sampson Low edition). Wright (III) 667. Several faint stains to cloth at lower edges of front and rear covers, a very good copy. A very uncommon American eccentric interplanetary novel. (#149500)

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        Bibliographie Lipsienne. Premiere et deuxieme serie. 3 volumes. Gand, C. Vyt, 1886-88.

      - First Edition. 3 vols. 8vo, xxviii, 598, 710, 418pp, original half-leather, spines gilt [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1886.. Small octavo, pp. [1-2] [1] ii [3] 4-134, original mustard cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red. First U.S. edition. "Of Lee's best fiction, only two stories are set outside of Italy. In its quiet way, the earlier of these -- first published in booklet form as A PHANTOM LOVER (1886) and subsequently in HAUNTINGS (1890) as 'Oke of Okehurst' -- is as much a tour de force as her flamboyant Don Juan fantasy "The Virgin of the Seven Daggers" (written 1889; published in FOR MAURICE, 1927). Perhaps somewhat undervalued because of its drenched, tepid English setting, and because its protagonists are at least superficially routine creations, 'Oke of Okehurst' nevertheless demonstrates that its author, in 1886, breathed the same literary atmosphere as Henry James and was capable of anticipating some of his explorations into the relationship between the narrator and what he narrates ... If the contemporary reader detects an adumbration here of Henry James's 'The Turn of the Screw' (1898), he is unlikely to be misguided. 'Oke of Okehurst' depicts a folie a trois, and the reader is left as ambivalent about what truly happened as he is clearly meant to be in the later tale. Lee's novella can only gain by being read as an early tour de force in the presentation of an unreliable narrator. In this light, a quiet, overextended anecdote can be seen as a tale of genuine horror" - John Clute, Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror, pp. 331-32. "Her first important supernatural fiction ... Along with the later 'The Turn of the Screw' (1898) by her friend Henry James, A PHANTOM LOVER fits remarkably well into Tsetvan Todorov's definition of the fantastic. A painter becomes obsessed with the similarity (almost certainly a matter of his own perception) between the woman he is painting and her ancestor, who was involved in a family tragedy. By the end of the tale, he has generated an uncanny further tragedy." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 570. "The tale is very subtly told and is by no means clear. Is it a story of marital discord, petty sadism, and madness? Is there really a ghostly lover? Is Mrs. Oke possessed? What share does the artist have in the events? Lee is not easily pinned down." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 256. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 114. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-48. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 988. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 136 (rebound; lacking wrappers). Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-143. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 326. Bleiler (1978), p. 121. Reginald 08779. NCBEL III 1445. Topp, Victorian Yellowbacks & Paperbacks, 1849-1905, VII, p. 327. Touch of wear to lower spine end, dust soiling to cloth (to be expected on this light colored binding), a very good copy. This edition is as elusive as its British counterpart. (#130739)

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        Les Mysteres de la Franc-Maconnerie.

      Paris, Letouzey et Ane (1886).. Mit illustr. Titel und zahlr. Textillustrationen. 2 Bll., 803 S. HLwd. d. Zt. 28 x 20 cm. Guaita 1004 (dieses Exemplar); Caillet 5566 - Der ehemalige Freimaurer Taxil veröffentlichte mehrere polemische Werke gegen seine alten Logenfreunde; die reiner Phantasie entsprungenen Elaborate erfreuten sich großer Nachfrage und trugen bei zur Legendenbildung um eine Weltverschwörung der Freimaurer. - Mit hochinteressanter Provenienz: Handschriftlicher Besitzeintrag "Ex libris kabbalisticis" von Stanislas de Guaita (1861-1897). Der Anhänger Eliphas Levi wandte sich bald dem Satanismus zu, sein exzessiver Konsum von Morphium und Kokain mag seinen frühen Tod beschleunigt haben. 1899 verauktionierte die Pariser Librairie Dorbon die aus 2227 Lots bestehende Sammlung Guaita. - Beiliegt eine Ausgabe des Frondeur Hebdomadaire vom 25. April 1897 mit einem Aufsatz über Leo Taxil (so bereits auch schon im Auktionskatalog angegeben!). - Block vorne angebrochen. - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library.

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        Die österreichisch-ungarische Monarchie in Wort und Bild. Auf Anregung und unter Mitwirkung Seiner kaiserlichen und königlichen Hoheit des durchlauchtigsten Kronprinzen Erzherzog Rudolf. 21 Teile in 24 Bänden.

      Wien, Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1886-1902. 4°. Mit 18 chromolithogr. Trachtentafeln u. 4510 tlw. ganzs. Textholzstichen. Zus. ca. 12800 S., Graue illustr. OLwd.-Bde. Erstausgabe. - „Die ‚Österreichisch-ungarische Monarchie in Wort und Bild‘, häufig auch nach dem Initiator als ‚Kronprinzenwerk‘ bezeichnet, ist ein überaus reich mit Holzstichen (Xylographien) illustriertes Monumentalwerk zur Landeskunde der Monarchie. Eine große Zahl an Wissenschaftlern verfaßte die 587 textlichen Beiträge, und namhafte Künstler der Monarchie trugen zum reichen Buchschmuck des Werkes bei [...]“ (Nebehay/W.). - Einbände etw. berieben, bestoßen u. fleckig. Innen tlw. min. gebräunt bzw. fleckig. - Nebehay/W. II, 459. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Die österreichisch-ungarische Monarchie in Wort und Bild, Österreich, Ungarn

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        L'amico. Dramma in un atto.Milano,Tip. degli Operai,

      Milano,Tip.degli Operai 1886 - Restauri al dorsetto.Brunitura uniforme data la qualità della carta. Edizione di 100 esemplari numerati.(n°2). Dedica autografa dell'autore a Domenico Oliva. In-16°;48 pp.Legatura in brossura editoriale a stampa. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Nos vignobles préservés sans frais pour le viticulteur

      Paris: G. Masson, Editeur, 1886. Duodecimo, 99 pages. First edition. A scarce treatise on the maintenance of healthy vineyards at minimal cost to the grower, penned by a retired infantry officer at a moment when phylloxera had destroyed up to 90% of European wine grapes. Complete but shaken, and splitting at creases on the spine. Still, good or better in original wrappers, and with the bookseller ticket of Feret & Fils, Bordeaux. Rare. [OCLC locates one copy only, in the Bibliotheque Nationale; Simon, Bibliotheca Vinaria, page 59 (notes)].

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        Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co,, 1886. Octavo. Original pink cloth, titles to spine gilt, titles and publisher's device to front cover in black, blue floral endpapers. Housed in a custom black cloth solander box. Slight rubbing to extremities, top edge lightly dust toned, an excellent, bright copy. First UK edition, case-bound issue, which appeared a week after the wrappered issue. The American edition was published four days before the London edition on 5 January 1886. Longmans had intended to publish in December 1885, but delayed publication until January, as they feared the book would be overlooked by readers during the Christmas rush. "[Stevenson] achieved world-wide success with his 'shilling shocker' Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, a moral allegory about the divided self and the problem of evil, the main incidents of which came to him in a dream" (ODNB).

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        The Literature of Egypt and the Soudan from the earliest Times to the Year 1885 inclusive. A Bibliography:: Comprising Printed Books, Periodical Writings and Papers of Learned Societies; Maps and Charts; Ancient Papyri, Manuscripts, Drawings, &c.

      One of 250 copies printed., London Trubner & Co. 1886 - A very good set in the original cloth, gilt. Some light foxing to extremities, hinges a little tender. First edition, Two volumes 4to, pp.vii, 398, 459.

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        Katalog für die Fach-Ausstellung bei Gelegenheit des VII. Verbandstages des Bundes Deutscher Buchbinderinnungen abgehalten am 15.-22. August 1886 im mittleren Schrannenpavillon zu München…

      20 pp., 80 pp. of ads. 8vo, orig. blue cloth, upper cover finely stamped in silver & gold, a.e.g. Munich: Huttler, 1886.The catalogue of the exhibitors of the bookbinding trade fair in Munich in 1886. The first 20 pages list the exhibitors and the 80 pages of ads are an invaluable record of the most important bookbinders, manufacturers of bookbinding machines and supplies, and fine binders of Germany.Fine fresh condition. Rare; we can find no copy in WorldCat.

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        The Discoverie of Witchcraft : Being A Reprint Of The First Edition Published In 1584

      London: Elliot Stock, 1886. "This edition of Scot's Discoverie consists of 250 copies only.-E.S.". Later 20th Century Quarter Leather, thick cloth Boards show touch of wear. The Rare original printed Title Wrap bound at rear. Top edge thick Gilt (T.E.G.), others uncut. Square, sewn binding very tight. Light paper crack to title, bottom edge gutter extremity of some prelims, but secure. Internally clean, and Unmarked. Uncommon, and most desirable edition containing the apocryphal "A Discourse concerning (of, on divels) Devils and Spirits". Almost as Scarce as the First - Raymond Toole-Stott.. First Thus. Leather/Cloth Boards/Sewn/Teg. Very Good+. Illus. by Various Woodcuts. Thick 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Oversized Safely and Securely Packed.

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        Racing and stepple-chasing

      First edition, limited to 250 copies; illustrated with 58 figures, in and Inserts by Sturgess, including a frontispiece in color. Published by the Badminton Library, famous edition dedicated to sports.Half morocco chocolate corners Bickers signed in London. Back tooled raised. Nets on the boards. Gilt edges. very nice copy.History and current horse racing, obstacle boards and cross.Bookplate engraved with the arms. Thomas Stanton. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Longman, Green London 1886 Pet. in 4 (13,5x19cm) 419pp. relié

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        Canoe and Camera: A Two Hundred Mile Tour Through the Maine Forests

      Estes and Lauriat, Boston 1886 - 139, [2] pages. Frontispiece tissue guarded; folding map in pocket at rear. map. Small ownership stamp to floral front free endpaperd. Profusely illustrated. An exemplary example. Size: 8vo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sylvie, souvenirs du Valois. Préface par Ludovic Halévy. 42 compositions dessinées et gravées à l'eau-forte par Ed. Rudaux.

      Librairie L. Conquet, Paris 1886 - Paris, Librairie L. Conquet, 1886. 19,5 x 13,5 cm (R), petit in-8, (4) XXIV - 134 (1) pp. - frontispice et 41 compositions dans le texte, reliure de l'époque de plein maroquin vert, double cadre de filets dorés avec fleurons d'angle, dos à 5 nerfs orné, roulette sur les coupes, doublure de maroquin rouge avec 5 filets d'encadrement et larges fleurons de feuillage dans les angles, gardes de moire rouge, tranches dorées sur témoins, couvertures conservées (reliure signée Bretault). Première édition séparée, édition originale de la longue préface de Ludovic Halévy et premier tirage. Tirage à 1000 exemplaires. Celui-ci l'un des 150 sur grand papier du Japon (n° 111, avec un envoi signé de Conquet à M. Boudet) enrichi d'une SUITE des eaux-fortes avant la lettre, reliée au fil du volume. Dos et tête passés, petit choc au nerf supérieur. (MONOD, 8661 ; VICAIRE, IV, 60 ; CARTERET, IV, p. 304 : "belle et charmante publication de Conquet, très estimée, car Rudaux a été fort bien inspiré dans cette illustration") [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of Freemasonry, its Antiquities, Symbols, Constitutions, Customs, Etc. Embracing an Investigation of the Records of the Organisations of the Fraternity in England, Scotland, Ireland, British Colonies, France, Germany, and the United States. Derived from Official Sources. 5 volumes.

      London, Thomas C. Jack, 1882 - 1886, - in-4to, 1st & 2nd vol.: (pages continuous) 504 p. with 16 portraits / 3rd. & 4th vol.: 502 p. with 17 plates (2 in colour) / 5th vol.: 250 p. with 8 plates, mostly portrait plates, original blue clothbound, richly gilt impression on spine and bookcovers. gilt edges. A fine copy. Gould`s (1836-1915) Geschichte ist eines der Standardwerke der freimaurerischen Geschichtsschreibung. Durch Gould und sein Kreis wurde die wissenschaftliche Historiographie der Freimaurerei begründet." Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Wolfstieg 4032. Lennhoff/Posner Spalte 628: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Croquis parisiens,

      P., Vanier 1886, - in-8 étroit, 168 pp., portrait en frontispice, reliure plein chagrin, plats ornés d'un encadrement doré, filet doré sur les coupes, dos lisse, tête dorée, couverture et dos conservés (reliure moderne signée Perrault). Seconde édtion, en partie originale, et imprimée à 539 exemplaires. Bel exemplaire, propre et bien relié. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Hijos de Sevilla señalados en santidad, letras, armas, artes ó dignidad.

      - Sevilla-Imp.El Órden, 1886. 23,5 cm. 2 vol.: (I) X-446 pág. (II) 372 pág. Enc. en medio pergamino reciente, tejuelo, corte superior pintado. Con las barbas. Ex-libris de anterior poseedor.(Pequeño agujero en las 10 primeras págs., sin afectar al texto.(10314-L3). HISTORIA. SEVILLA.

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      New York: G. W. & C. B. Colton, 1886. A smaller version of Colton's "New Map of Long Island" issued in 1882. This edition 9" x 22", folding into brown embossed cloth covers with titling in gold. The map is Fine; the covers are sharp as well.

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        Mémoire sur les Carmathes du Bahraïn et les Fatimides

      Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1886. Octavo. Modern blue-green library buckram, gilt-lettered spine, red-sprinkled edges, linen inner hinges. From the collection of British Arabist and colonial agent Col. S. B. Miles (1838–1914), with printed bookplate of Bath Municipal Reference Library to the front free endpaper and associated manuscript shelf-marks and blind-stamps as usual. Small hole to series title, the text unaffected, light toning, a very good copy. Second edition, revised and greatly expanded, of de Goeje's important study of the Qaramitah (Carmathians), a syncretic Shi'ite sect which revolted against the 'Abbasid Caliphate from their Bahraini stronghold in the ninth century CE. It was originally published in 1862 as the first volume of his four-part essay series, Mémoires d'histoire et de géographie orientales; this iteration, at some 232 pages, is almost twice the length of that edition. De Goeje's Mémoires was his principal work resulting from original research, as he is mainly remembered for preparing editions of Arabic texts. Here he prints the Arabic texts of important sources including Ibn al-Jawzi and Ibn Durayd, which he read in manuscript. Well-held in libraries, but rare in commerce, with no copies listed in auction records (and none of the first edition).

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        Germinie Lacerteux. Dix compositions par Jenniot Gravées à l'eau-forte par L. Muller

      Maison Quantin, Paris 1886 - 100 numbered copies of which this is no. 4. Very large paper copy. xix, 294 p. 29 cm. Double suite of 10 b&w plates (2 of each). Original watercolour on half title. Full leather binding with gold impressing signed by Vieuxmaire at bottom of front pastedown. Dark mark at edge of front board and small scuff on rear. Doublaires to both pastedowns. Foxing to endpapers and plates and browned tissue guards. All tissue guards present. Edmond de Goncourt was a French writer, literary and art critic, publisher, and founder of the Académie Goncourt, a French literary association based in Paris. His brother Jules was a partner in the publishing business. As collaborative authors, they were inseparable in both life and art. Together they published six novels, of which Germinie Lacerteux, first printed in 1865, was the fourth. The story is based on the true case of their own maidservant, Rose Malingre, who led a double life. French text. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Princess Casamassima

      The Rare Princess Casamassima Three-DeckerJAMES, Henry. The Princess Casamassima. A Novel. London: Macmillan and Co., 1886.First edition, one of 750 sets published in October of 1886. Three octavo volumes. Advertisement leaf at the end of volumes two and three. Publisher's dark green cloth, ruled in black on boards, gilt lettering on the spine. Green coated endpapers renewed. Spine extremities slightly bumped, light rubbing to tips and joints. Uncut. A very good copy. In custom cloth clamshell."In the middle phase of his career, James wrote two novels dealing with social reformers and revolutionaries, The Bostonians (1886) and Princess Casamassima." (Webster's Dictionary of American Authors, 207) These novels were different in that they strayed from the usual themes found in James' works and focused more on the poor and working-class characters and radical politics.BAL 10577. Edel and Laurence A29a.HBS 64325.$8,500

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        Anna Karenina

      Thomas Y. Crowell 1886 - First American edition, likely first issue titles. (No other titles listed opposite monogrammed title page, slight offsetting from adjacent title page. While no established priority exists, the vague consensus is that the other Tolstoy titles listed opposite the title page are points of issue, as they can date months and years past the initial publication. No established priority for binding color. Five pages of ads at rear with no mention of any Russian titles. Line, Ettlinger and Gladstone #39.) viii, 5-773, (v). Crimson cloth with gilt stamping, floral endpapers. Good+ condition. Clean pages. Cloth lightly sunned at spine, some small stains and wear to edges. Stain on fore edge with very light wrinkling. Interior hinge at front starting to split, small tear in cloth near foot on exterior. The rare first appearance of Tolstoy's novel in the English language. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Edward Stern & Co.,, Philadelphia: 1886 - Original printed wrappers with wrapper title and imprint, as issued. 23, [1 blank] pp. Stitched, Near Fine. Inscribed, "With regards, Phila. Jan. 18- '87." Young Jastrow was "Lecturer" at Philadelphia's Rodef Shalom Congregation, founded in 1795 as the oldest Ashkenazi synagogue in the United States. His term of office nearing expiration, he explains here why he had declined re-election. "I stand here for the last time in my official capacity." Morris Jastrow Jr. was the son of the chief Rabbi of Rodef Shalom, Marcus Jastrow. Morris's Address is a significant, scarce explication of the growing debate among Jews about the place of Judaism in their American, increasingly assimilated lives. The Address, the New York Times reported three days later, "caused a sensation among the congregation" when Jastrow announced "that he had renounced Judaism and resigned his position." Although Rodef Shalom, under Marcus Jastrow's direction, had moved toward Reform Judaism, many remained impatient with "old-fashioned" rituals and beliefs that had been transplanted from Europe. Jastrow Jr. was one of those: here he explores the "divergent religious convictions" among Jews. In particular Jews differ about "the Divine Authority of the Bible" and the divine source of the Ten Commandments. Jastrow decides that he cannot continue his connection with a synagogue that does not permit conscientious objection to those fundamental premises. In doing so, he illuminates the emerging split among Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Congregations in the United States. Singerman 3449. OCLC 123249533 [2- Stanford, Hebrew Union], 25906154 [Yeshiva, Emory], 457506902 [Biblioteche Nationale], 899240847 [SCD Paris 1] as of February 2016. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        XIXe siècle. Les Oeuvres et les Hommes : Sensations d'Art.

      Paris, Bibliothèque des Deux-Mondes, 1886. - In-8, 340 pages, envoi de l'auteur à l'encre brune et rouge au verso de la première couverture. Demi-maroquin marron à coins, filet doré sur les plats, dos à nerfs, tête dorée, non rogné, couvertures et dos conservés, charnière supérieure fendillée. Edition originale. Bel envoi de l'auteur " A madame Laure, ce livre d'un ami où elle trouvera des amis", envoi qui est répertorié dans l'ouvrage de Jean de Bonnefon sur les dédicaces à la main de M. J. Barbey d'Aurevilly (p18). Barbey dédicaça également à Madame Louise Laure le Memoranda, Une Page d'Histoire, Sensations d'Histoire, le Théâtre Contemporain et Le Musée des Antiques. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Methodus de conscribendis epistolis, . secundum veram artis rationem tradita .Cologne, heirs of Arnold Birckmann, 1570. Small 8vo (15.5 x 10.5 cm). Contemporary limp sheepskin parchment, traces of thong ties.

      - Adams M76; Bibl. Belg. M89; CLC M65; Jacoby, Georg Macropedius (1886) 11b; USTC 675855; VD16 L404. The second Cologne edition of two of the most important sixteenth-century textbooks on the art of letter writing, by Macropedius (along with two smaller works) and Hegendorf, often published together. Georgius Macropedius or Joris van Lancvelt (1487-1558) devoted a lifetime of hard work to teaching in the schools of the Brethren of the Common Life. By 1510 he had begun teaching at Bois-le-Duc and his Asotus, the first of the Latin School plays for which he is best known today, was composed there. Mascropedius was ordained as a priest and went on to teach at Liege (ca. 1525-1529) and Utrecht (ca. 1529-1556). In addition to the twelve plays, he published Latin School songs and textbooks on grammar, dialectic and prosody (two of these smaller works are included in this edition).With an early owner's name struck through on the title-page, a couple marginal annotations and a few brief passages underlined. Ten lines of a sample letter concerning theology on P1v have been marked for cancellation and a blank slip pasted over them, but the text can still be read through the slip. With a tear along the fold of the title-page and a few small and mostly marginal worm holes, very slightly affecting the text in 2 quires, but otherwise in good condition, with the title-page slightly dirty and the corner of one leaf torn off, not affecting the text. It is nearly untrimmed, with an occasional deckle preserved. The binding is wrinkled, with a few small tears and lacking most of the ties.

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        The History of Salt Lake City

      Salt Lake City: Star Printing Company, 1886. Early edition. Leather bound. 896; 172; 36pp. Small thick quarto [24.5 cm] 3/4 red leather with pebbled b cloth covered boards. Good only. The covers are rubbed and have multiple barely perceptible small stains. The underlying boards are exposed at the corners. There is a one inch loss from the leather at the head of the spine. There is also a large chip in the leather at the head of the spine. The endsheets have multiple cracks along the hinges. The longest crack measures 5 inches. The front pastedown has a former owner's name and address in pen. The front hinge is a little weak. The pages are mildly browned. Numerous tape repairs in the margins of pp. 89-108 of the biography section. The text block is beginning to crack at. p. 625. Frontis engraved portrait of Brigham Young. Several steel engraved portraits of prominent Utah men. Flake 9039. Howes T409. With the Appendix, History of Salt Lake City Journalism.

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        Through the Yellowstone Park on Horseback

      O. Judd Co. 1886 - First edition of this scarce title. Green cloth with gilt on cover andf spine. Nice attractive copy. However, F.E.P. has been removed.Scarce map is in very good cond. plus in the pocket in back.Illustrated throughout. Wingate was one of the founders of the NRA and its president for 25 years. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Little Tom the Sailor. [facsimile by Walker]

      - Printed for & sold by the Widow Spicer of Folkstone for the Benefit of her Orphans, [London: c.1886] 54.3 x 22.5 cm., single sheet, photo-zincograph printed on French laid paper watermarked [P] le BAS; some browning from the mat but the image clear, a few creases but very good. In a period frame. The very fine William Muir/Emery Walker facsimile, often mistaken in the past for the original though the absence of a plate mark alone suffices to denote the facsimile. Originally etched in relief and white line by Blake on four plates, printed in black ink, uncolored; copies are also known hand colored or printed in brown ink. This is one of Blake's rarest works; it is also amongst the rarest of Blake facsimiles. It is found on five different papers, one as issued in The Hobby Horse and four others separately - this is one of the separate issues (Keynes issue v) and the only copy I have ever seen. Although it seems that this was produced by Emery Walker for The Hobby Horse and that William Muir the facsimilist of so many Blake illuminated books was also involved (copies as late as 1926 were issued from Quaritch colored by Muir), it is not know whether the four kinds of paper used for printing other than the paper for the Hobby Horse edition were experimental printings prior to landing on the Dickinson paper or later printings for an unknown purpose. Keynes does note that the original print used for this reproduction was much more lightly inked than any other known original printings, and it remains to this day untraced. Bentley, Blake Books, 470D. Keynes, Blake Studies, 2nd ed., p. 110 #v. With regard to the untrace original from which this was taken, Essick wrote: "it was based on an original in the collection of the Gilchrist family, now untraced. Anne Gilchrist died in Nov. 1885 and the original Little Tom probably passed by inheritance to her son, Herbert H. Gilchrist. His name appears at the end of the two-page note on Little Tom published in the Oct. 1886 issue of The Century Guild Hobby Horse with the facsimile bound-in. This note gives a brief description of "the impression from which our present reproduction is taken" (p. 159), but he does not specifically state that he owns that original."

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

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      , 1886. 1886. MONTAGUE, Charles Howard. TWO STROKES OF THE BELL: A STRANGE STORY. Boston: W.I. Harris & Co., 1886. 12mo., pictorial brown cloth, stamped in gilt; 185 pages. First Edition. An early detective fiction title, listed in Hubin. Montague [1858-1889] was also an editor at "The Boston Globe." Signed inscription from Montague on verso of the front endpaper: "With the compliments of the author, C.H. Montague." Also with the ownership blindstamp of Charles Greenough Chase, Mere Point Road, Brunswick, Maine" on the front endpaper. Believed to be the copy of Charles "Chippy" Greenough Chase [1908-1988]- a famous Maine wildlife sculptor. A scarce book and rare to find a signed copy! Good (some edgewear covers but gilt is nice & bright; one signature bit pulled but still tight; contents clean, rear hinge appears to have been tightened). $500.00.

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      London: Griffith, Farran, Okeden & Welsh ... New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1886.. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii-ix [x-xi] xii-xv [xvi] [1] 2-335 [336: printer's imprint] + 16-page publisher's catalogue dated "2/87" inserted at rear, inserted frontispiece, original pictorial light blue cloth, front panel stamped in brown, dark blue, silver and gold (depicting an airship over arctic wastes), spine panel stamped in silver and gold, publisher's monogram stamped in dark blue on rear panel, top edge stained gray, decorated endpapers with floral pattern printed in yellow green. First edition. Variant, perhaps earliest, binding. "Adventure novel of an expedition to the North Pole in the future (1898-1899), and the finding, enroute, of a Utopian community of a European standard of civilization." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 63 and Spectrum II, p. 136. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 74-5. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 121 (not seen). Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). A near fine, bright copy. An excellent copy of a very scarce book. (#149557)

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        Atlas of the City of Lancaster, Pennsylvania Compiled from Official Records, Actual Surveys & Private Plans

      J. L. Smith, Philadelphia 1886 - Folio 13" - 23" tall; 40 pages; Original, 1st edition. Folio, oversize HC in original pebbled brown cloth boards with titles brightly in gilt to upper board, framed by decorative vignette ruling in blind. Professionally rebacked and cornered with high quality heavy red cloth, presumably done 1950-1960; modern red leather title label to spine. Refreshed endpages. With 17 double-page hand-colored maps, 1 full-page hand-colored map. Contents exceptionally bright and fresh with just a few tiny closed thumbing tears in lower margins of a few map plate pages. Mild sunning to vloth at board edges. With exceptional detail regarding city property owners, types of structures, business names and building dimensions, locations of sewer, water and fire plugs etc. - this Atlas is the sine qua non of references for Lancaster City development and history. Exceptionally scarce; we are only able to reference two physical book form copies help by libraries searched by Worldcat. An exceptionally well preserved copy of this scarce and important reference. Contents NF, overall VG or better . Oversize book may require additional charges for most shipping methods. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      LAPI, 1886. re , buon es. - ritratto in antip. ( Pazzi) - la prima edizione comple ta e critica , fatta sugli autografi , comprendente circa 2400 sonetti , con indice dei nomi e glossario - firme autografe di Giacomo Belli sul retro dei frontespizi - nel volume sesto ( che veniva distribuito in busta chiusa ) sono raccolti i sonetti scollacciati , gli apocrifi e i versi in lingua

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        Ticket No. 9672

      M.A. Donohue & Co. January 1886 - Gutter is starting to split before first page, but is still intact. Else good clean, bright, solid copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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