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        Sketch of the Career of Richard F. Burton

      , 1886. 1886. First Edition . Signed. RICHARDS, Alfred Bates, WILSON, Andrew, and BADDELEY, St. Clair. A Sketch of the Career of Richard F. Burton. London: Waterlow & Sons, 1886. 12mo, original half brown cloth, stiff glazed decorated card boards; pp. [4] 96. $1500.Second edition of this contemporary biography of

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        Jubil

      Berlin: F Albert Schwartz 1886 - Rote orig. Fl

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        Illuminations

      1886. First Edition . RIMBAUD, Arthur. Les Illuminations. Paris: Publications de La Vogue, 1886. Slim octavo, mid-20th-century full navy morocco, raised bands, all edges gilt; housed in a custom slipcase and chemise. $25,000.Limited first edition of one of Rimbaud’s important poetical works, one of only 200 copies, this copy number 39 of 170 copies on Holland paper, with preface by French poet Paul Verlaine. Handsomely bound by J.-P. Miguet, with original paper wrappers bound in.“Arthur Rimbaud, a poet of precocious genius and violent, unstable character, began writing at 15 and abandoned literature some five, or possibly ten, years later. At 37, after years as a trader and explorer at Harar and in the interior of Abyssinia, he died unaware that he had become a master for the Symbolists. He now counts as one of the strongest influences on modern, and not only French, poetry… Rimbaud went farther than any poet before him in the exploration of the subconscious and, technically, in experimenting with rhythm and the use of words as units, without any syntactical relationship, purely for their evocative and sensational value” (Harvey & Heseltine, 619-20). “In the winter of 1875, [Paul] Verlaine visited Rimbaud in Stuttgart and was handed a pile of manuscripts. Verlaine gathered them together, named them Illuminations, and saw to it they were published, a decade later. ‘Illuminations’ is meant in the double sense of epiphany and of ‘pictures in books… Illuminations contain some of Rimbaud’s most vivid and direct imagery, Graham Robb noting their ‘almost total absence of comparisons and analogies. Every image exists in its own right” (Mason, xxxvi). In addition to providing the preface, Verlaine paid for the publication of the volume. Text in French. Laid in is an original sales receipt made out to editor, publisher, and bibliophile William Targ, the powerful editor-in-chief of Putnam’s. Targ’s authors, as editor and publisher, included Saul Bellow, Henry Roth, Simone de Beauvoir, Tennessee Williams, Richard Wright, Norman Mailer, and Mario Puzo.Interior fine; expert paper repairs and tape residue to the versos of original paper wrappers. A fine copy of this scarce and fragile rarity, handsomely bound.

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        Sketch of the Career of Richard F. Burton

      1886. First Edition . Signed. RICHARDS, Alfred Bates, WILSON, Andrew, and BADDELEY, St. Clair. A Sketch of the Career of Richard F. Burton. London: Waterlow & Sons, 1886. 12mo, original half brown cloth, stiff glazed decorated card boards; pp. [4] 96. $1500.Second edition of this contemporary biography of “the celebrated Eastern traveler, author and linguist,” with photographic frontispiece portrait. This copy from the library of Alfred Kinsey’s Institute for Sex Research, with its bookplate and Kinsey’s ownership inscription (“Alfred C. Kinsey, 6-18-45”).Three different authors trace the life, travels and adventures of a ""very extraordinary man, who has toiled every hour and minute… distinguishing himself in every possible way. He has done more than any other six men in Her Majesty's dominions, and is one of the best, noblest and truest that breathes"" (page 37). ""This is a curious little book, often overlooked in studies of Burton, but it deserves closer attention. Of special note is the frontispiece, pp. 84-96, which prints a scrap of Burton's autobiography and pages 79-82, which contain a 'List of Captain Burton's Works'"" (Casada 369). With Woodburyprint photographic frontispiece, bearing Burton's printed facsimile signatures in English and Arabic. This edition reprints and updates A Short Sketch of the Career of Captain Richard F. Burton by ""An Old Oxonian"" (1880). Penzer, 305-06. Decorative monogrammatical bookplate of C.J. Peacock. Owner signature of Alfred C. Kinsey, with bookplate of the Institute for Sex Research. Kinsey founded the Institute in 1947, in part, ""to create the most complete and most scientific data bank on human sexuality ever compiled… Kinsey hired and carefully trained a team of interviewers to gather more case histories… and he also collected a staggering cache of books, 'how to' manuals, primitive artifacts and implements of an erotic or sexual nature; these were housed at the Institute's library"" (ANB). Considering the translated erotica he published through the Kama Shastra Society, Burton likely would have appreciated Kinsey's work. Kinsey had an interest in Burton's: in 1948, in fact, he enlisted Gershon Legman (best known for his scholarly studies of erotic humor) as a bibliographer to ""help locate such obscure rarities as… the 16 original volumes of Richard Burton's Arabian Nights with their complex and lengthy footnotes on Levantine sexuality"" (Mikita Brottman, Funny Peculiar). Title and library marking written on spine in white ink.Interior generally clean, with foxing mostly confined to free endpapers; Kinsey's inscription still easily legible. Front joint tender, small, old repair to foot of rear joint; boards with light edge-wear, mild toning to decorations. An excellent copy of a scarce work in near-fine condition, with a notable and intriguing provenance.

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        En Orient. Récits et notes d'un voyage en Palestine et en Syrie par l'Egypte et le Sinaï.

      Paris, Libr. catholique de l'oeuvre de Saint-Paul, 1886. ____ Première édition. Illustré par 150 planches photographiques et 14 cartes hors-texte. L'abbé Antoine Raboisson avait comme but de relever le cours du Jourdain. Son voyage se déroula comme suit : Marseille, Alexandrie, Philae, Al-Fayoum, Suez, le Sinaï, la Palestine, Bethléem, Mar-Saba, la mer Morte, Jéricho, Jérusalem, le lac de Tibériade, Damas, Baalbek, Beyrouth. Ce récit de voyage d'un érudit est illustré par ses propres photographies, reproduites ici en teinte sépia. Bel exemplaire.***** First edition. Illustrated by 150 photographic plates, printed in sepia and 14 maps. Very good copy. 2 volumes in-folio. [348 x 268 mm] Collation : (6), 318, (2) pp., 75 pl., 9 cartes. / (4), 354, (2) pp., 75 pl., 5 cartes. Demi-chagrin bordeaux à coins, tête dorée, dos à nerfs. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Decameron of Giovanni Boccacci (Il Boccaccio), The

      London: The Villon Society, 1886. A Spectacular Three Volume Vellucent Binding by Cedric Chivers With Forty-Eight Pieces of Mother-of-Pearl CHIVERS, Cedric, binders. BOCCACCIO, Giovanni. The Decameron of Giovanni Boccacci (Il Boccaccio). Now first completely done into English Prose and Verse by John Payne. London: Printed for the Villon Society, 1886. Printed for the Villon Society by Private Subscription and for Private Circulation only, this being copy number 578 (written in ink on verso of half-title of first volume). Three small quarto volumes 7 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches; 184 x 147 mm.). xi, [i, blank], 234, [2, blank]; xii, 350, [2, blank]; xi, [i, blank], 354, [1, advertisements], [1, imprint] pp. Bound ca. 1886 by Cedric Chivers of Bath (stamp-signed in gilt on rear turn-ins. Three highly ornate and intricately decorated 'vellucent' bindings. Full vellum over beveled boards, front covers with a very elaborate watercolor design painted on the underside of the transparent vellum, each with sixteen inlaid corner-pieces of mother-of-pearl. Lower covers with floral designs painted on the underside of the vellum. The three spines are absolutely superbly hand-painted under the vellum, each one featuring a different character from The Decameron, each one with three mother-of-pearl hearts inlaid at foot of spine, decorative gilt board edges and double ruled turn-ins with decorative gilt corner decorations. Original yellow 'mottled' liners and end-papers, top edge gilt, others uncut. An absolutely stunning set, each volume housed in it's original fleece-lined brown cloth slipcase. Tiny abrasion to front edge of volume I, remains of red leather bookplate on paste-down of volume III. A very fine set. With the small red leather armorial bookplate of Rudolph August Witthouse on front paste-downs of volumes I & II. The three characters on the spines are Vol. I. Dioneo; Vol. II. Filomena; Vol. III. The Narrator. (a pure guess - DJB). The Decameron is a collection of novellas by the 14th-century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375). The book is structured as a frame story containing 100 tales told by a group of seven young women and three young men sheltering in a secluded villa just outside Florence to escape the Black Death, which was afflicting the city. Boccaccio probably conceived The Decameron after the epidemic of 1348, and completed it by 1353. The various tales of love in The Decameron range from the erotic to the tragic. Tales of wit, practical jokes, and life lessons contribute to the mosaic. In addition to its literary value and widespread influence (for example on Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales), it provides a document of life at the time. Written in the vernacular of the Florentine language, it is considered a masterpiece of classical early Italian prose. In Italy during the time of the Black Death, a group of seven young women and three young men flee from plague-ridden Florence to a deserted villa in the countryside of Fiesole for two weeks. To pass the evenings, every member of the party tells a story each night, except for one day per week for chores, and the holy days in which they do no work at all, resulting in ten nights of storytelling over the course of two weeks. Thus, by the end of the fortnight they have told 100 stories. Rudolph August Witthaus (1846-1915) was an American toxicologist, born in New York City. He graduated from Columbia University in 1867, and from the medical department of New York University in 1875; studied in the Sorbonne and the College of France; and was professor of chemistry and toxicology at the universities of New York, Vermont, and Buffalo successively, and at Cornell (1898-1911). He acted as toxicological expert in several famous criminal cases.

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        Le Scapin. Deuxième série du Tome 1er du N°1 au N°4 de la 2ème série

      First edition. Contributions from P. Verlaine, S. Mallarmé, Rachilde, S. Merrill, L. Cladel, J. Lorrain, M. de Faramond, H. Fouquier, L. Tailhade, R. Ghil, J. Renard P. Morisse, A. Vallette, among others.Soiled copy, covers and spine laid down and reinforced. Exceedingly rare. Le Scapin Paris 1er Septembre-1er Novembre1886 12,5x19cm broché

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        SCENES ON BOARD A MAN-OF-WAR. U.S. FLAG-SHIP TENNESSEE

      New York, 1886. 19 albumen photographs, plus one glossy lithograph, each 7 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches. Oblong folio. Original gilt stamped cloth. Spine faded and perishing, hinges cracked, some edge and corner wear. Photos mounted on thick card stock. Several photos reproduced in pencil in a child's hand on card mount blank versos. Mounts occasionally chipped, photos generally fine. Good. An attractive collection of photographs containing numerous portraits of officers and men, including Rear Adm. James E. Jouett and Capt. O.F. Stevens, and depicting activities aboard the U.S.S. Tennessee in 1885 and 1886, such as the color guard posed with a gatling gun and various military exercises. Until May 1869, the Tennessee was known as the U.S.S. Madawaska. Upon its renaming the boat was built up to allow for the installation of a spar deck and was also refitted with more powerful engines. Under its new moniker the Tennessee became the flagship of the Asiatic Squadron under Rear Adm William Reynolds, and by 1879 was transferred to the North Atlantic Squadron to act as its flagship under Rear Adm. Robert R. Wyman. Between Sept. 1884 and June 1886 when these photos were taken by the New York firm of Hatton & Hart, the ship was under the command of Jouett and in 1885 sailed to Panama to quell rioting and to restore transit across the isthmus. Quite scarce, with only one copy recorded by OCLC, located at the Navy Department Library. AMERICA'S NAVAL HERITAGE 123.

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        Dapes inemptae, oft de Mouffe Schans, dat is de soeticheyt des buyten-levens, vergeselschapt met de boecken. [Netherlands, 1619(?) (not after 1621)]. 12mo. Recased in 17th-century vellum.

      - 64 pp. J.G. Frederiks, "Petrus Hondius", in: TNTL VI (1886), pp. 103-159 (this copy?); Nijhoff & V. Hattum 138 (KB copy); STCN (KB copy); WorldCat/KVK (KB copy); cf. Dash, Tulipomania (1999). Second copy located, of the first edition of a Dutch poem celebrating life on the country house Moffenschans (literally "Trenches of the Krauts"). It's the second known Dutch poem in the genre known as "hofdicht" (country house poetry) and particularly interesting because of its autobiographical character. The author, Petrus Hondius, appears to be a permanent guest in the house owned by Terneuzen's mayor Johan Serlippens, as he had brought his own library and helped shaping the renowned garden. The poem celebrates the country life in contrast with life in the city, the time spent reading, the beauty of the garden, etc. Hondius is known for growing tulips and his enthusiasm is reflected in poetry celebrating their beauty. His enthusiasm for tulips was followed by many, including Maurice of Nassau, which contributed to the tulip craze which peaked in 1637.After Terneuzen was liberated from the Spaniards in 1583 by Maurice of Nassau, he had his German brother in law, Philips van Hohenlohe, built fortifications around the city, including an entrenchment just outside the city walls, which became known as the Moffenschans. After the German troops had left, the ground was bought by Terneuzen's mayor Serlippens, who built a country house and garden, maintaining its original name.About one fourth of the title-page has been cut off and replaced with blank paper, not touching any text; some minor soiling to the title-page and the last leaf. Good copy of an extremely rare poem.

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        Iraçéma

      

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        The Rotifera; or Wheel-Animalcules

      London: Longmans, Green & Co, 1886-1889. 2 vols: (4), 128, (2), 144; viii, 64, (8), 38 plates (30 col), 32 woodcuts. HB/PB. Text and Plates, bound in 2 vols, recent qtr calf, patterned boards; Supplement, neatly recased in new card covers with the original printed wrappers laid down. Pages unopened. Some light spotting, minor edge soiling. Vg set. Text and Plates bound with General Titles (dated 1886), Volume Titles and Half-titles bound at rear of Supplement (dated 1889). Plain plates A-D are bound between plates V+VI in this copy. Scarce. In 2 vols with supplement. A classic work, now out of date, but still useful and with fine lithographic plates (31 double-page) drawn from life by the authors. Plates numbered I-XXXIV, A-D. 750 copies of each volume were printed.[Freeman & Wertheimer 170, 171]

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        War and Peace

      First American edition, first issues - preceded by the nearly unattainable U.K. Vizetelly English translations. Publisher's uniform decorated brown cloth, boards elaborately tooled and ruled in black, front boards lettered in gilt with gilt-stamped Napoleonic and Russian Imperial crests, spines lettered in gilt; brown-coated endpapers, flyleaves.***** General wear and rubbing particularly to spines and spine ends -moreso on the later volumes, occasional light foxing to fore-edges. Overall a very good, untouched set. ******* This American edition was released in three phases – January, May, and August of 1886, so a complete first issue set is not terribly easy to accumulate. This is a cool addition to the shelf, whether you're a Tolstoy fan or general high spot collector.

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        Illustrated History of the United States Mint, with a Complete Description of American Coinage, from the Earliest Period to the Present time, the Process of Melting, Refining, Assaying, and Coining Gold and Silver Fully Described, with Biographical Sketches of Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, John Jay Knox, James P. Kimball, Daniel M. Fox, and the Mint Officers from Its Foundation to the Present Time, to Which Are Added a Glossary of Mint Terms...

      Philadelphia: Self-Published, 1886 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Very Good with gilt lettering and decor on front board and spine; embossed design on corners of boards. Corners slightly bumped and rubbed; spine ends rubbed and slightly frayed; spine slightly mottled. PO signature on ffep; text block clean and tight. .

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        A Travers L'Empire Britannique.

      Paris: Hachette, 1886. Two volumes, octavo, folding map; copy in later quarter calf. Includes accounts of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria. Fine.

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        Viridarium Norvegicum. Norges Væxtrige. Et bidrag til Nord-Europas Natur- og Culturhistorie. 1ste - 3die Bind.

      Christiania 1886 - 1888. Stor 4to. (4), 610 + (4), 587 + VI, 679 s. Illustr. m. xylografier, karter, portr. I 3 noe nyere sol. skinnbd. Hefteomsl. medbundet, verso av alle bakomsl. Illustr. Småskraper på bindene, ellers et pent sett. De hidtil kjendte Polargrænser for følgende Planter. ...Vaccinium myrtillus N. B. 71 10.

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        Fables. Avec une Préface par Honoré Bonhomme. Dessins d'Emile Adan, gravés à l'eau - forte par Le Rat

      Jouaust, Librairie des Bibliophiles, 1886. Petit in - 8 (17,8 x 13,2 cm), bradel demi - maroquin marron à coins, dos lisse, non rogné, couverture conservée (reliure signée Carayon). Illustré d'un portrait de l'auteur et de 6 figures hors - texte d'après Emile Adan (Louis Emile Adan, 1839 - 1937), gravés à l'eau - forte par Le Rat. Tirage à 270 exemplaires numérotés, un des 20 sur Whatman, contenant les eaux - fortes en double épreuve (N° 50). (défaut dans le haut du dos, quelques frottements sur le dos et les coins, petites piqûres marginales sur 4 pages). / / Small octavo (17,8 x 13,2 cm), Bradel three - quarter brown morocco, smooth spine, uncut, soft cover preserved (binding signed Carayon). Illustrated with a portrait of the author and 6 plates after Emile Adan (Louis Emile Adan, 1839 - 1937), etched by Le Rat. Limited printing of 270 numbered copies, one of the 20 on whatman paper, containing two sets of the etchings (Nr 50). (defect on top of spine, some rubbings on spine and corners, little spots on margin of 4 pages).

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        A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year: Souvenir of the Colonial and Indian Exhibition.

      Berlin: W. Hagelberg, 1886. Colour printed card, 115 x 166 mm., with pull-out tab which opens a booklet of eight black & white scenes with captions;. Very scarce Christmas souvenir of the Colonial and Indian Exhibition of 1866, depicting scenes from the Empire including two scenes featuring Australian Aborigines: "Family of Victorian Aboriginals in Native Hut" and "South Australian Forest Scene".Following the appearance of the first Christmas card in 1843 in England, Victorian society enthusiastically embraced the new fashion of exchanging cards. Souvenir cards such as this were collected for ladies' albums, and it is because of that hobby that these ephemeral curios have survived. This rare example was printed by Wolff Hagelberg, one of Europe's leading fine art printers. Hagelberg owned a large colour printing company in Berlin which published books and a vast range of postcards and greeting cards. This example, produced specifically for sale at the Exhibition in South Kensington, would have been handled by his London representative, A. Angermann.Early Christmas cards are very rare and highly sought-after, particularly any that illustrate Australian images. A little creasing, and one view with a short tear, otherwise in very good condition.

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        Sekisupiya Monogatari [Lamb`s Tales from Shakespeare]

      Shinada Takichi 1886 - Original decorative boards, with some wear and abrasion (mostly to extremities), 2cm portion of two corners chipped off, spine frayed at head and foot. Small Japanese ex-ownership stamps to upper board, front and back free endpapers. Occasional offsetting, mostly to title page, illustrations, and illustration plate versos. Lower endpaper gutter cut. A first edition of this scarce Japanese translation of Charles Lamb`s text on Shakespeare, one of the earliest texts which introduced Shakespeare to Japan. Includes 6 leaves of illustrative plates, in black and white. 20, 201 p. Text in Japanese. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Directory of Munster. Comprising the Counties of Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford.

      Cork, Francis Guy 1886 - 15 cm x 22 cm. XXIV, 966 pages including many illustrated advertisements. Original hardcover in protective Mylar. Very good condition with minor signs of external wear. Slight intermittent spotting on interior pages. Some discoloration of page edges and end pages. Slightly scuffed front cover. Slight wear to gilt lettering on cover and spine. Title page partially detached. Volume otherwise clean inside, with solid binding. Very rare in the original binding and with all the beautiful local advertisements of companies in Munster. Includes the following: Clare: baronies and parishes; parliamentary divisions; fairs and markets; deputy lieutenants / Kerry: electoral divisions; industrial schools / Aghada / Ballinhassig / Burnfort / Glanmire / Reenascreena: principal farmers / Ringaskiddy: trades / Sixmilebridge: gentry and clergy. "The book is divided into sections for each of the six counties in the province. Each section provides a history and topography of the area and lists the county's administrative officers, judges, police, lawyers, and court officials. Also included are lists of doctors,teachers and schools, staff working in the county and city establishments, the poor law unions, and the various churches and religious bodies of the area. Additionally, a full postal and trade directory is provided for each village or town in the county. The three provincial cities of Cork, Limerick and Waterford also include the same degree of detailed information." (Findmypast)

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        Kulturgenschichtliches bilderbuch aus drei jahrhunderten (Tomo VI)

      Druck Von Knorr & Hirt, München 1886 - Hirth, Georg (editor también de Formenschatz y Deutsche zimmers) Kulturgenschichtliches bilderbuch aus drei jahrhunderten (Tomo VI) (LIBRO EN ALEMÁN). München, Druck von Knorr & Hirth, 1886.Características: Pasta dura en piel y cartoné. Estado regular en las pastas, se encuentran con daño pero el contenido está en buen estado. Ambas tapas junto con las guardas y la última ilustración se encuentran despegadas. Ausencia de la piel del lomo. El desgaste en las orillas y en la superficie de las tapas es mínimo. Aun cuando el libro se halla dañado superficialmente las láminas se encuentran intactas. Lleva el sello de la casa de venta anterior. Antes de la portada interior abre un bello grabado desplegable de la Royal Academy. Las láminas son hermosas reproducciones del trabajo de diversos artistas, las páginas están impresas por ambos lados y van acompañadas de las notas hechas en el original y un pie de página puesto para esta edición. Los autores contenidos en este tomo son los siguientes: Jacques André, Joseph Aved, Antoine Benoit, Samuel Blesendorf, L. P. Boitard, Edme Bouchardon, François Boucher, Johann Chr. Brand, L. C. de Carmontel, Jean-Baptiste-Siméon chardin, Daniel Nicolaus Chodowiecki, Daniel Nicolaus Chodowiecki, Thomas le Clerc., Charles Antoine Coypel, N. Debare, Dominique-Vivant Denon, J. Develly, Jacques Dumont, J. C. F. dÉrl, Joseph Franz von Goez, Anton Graff, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Carl August Grossmann, Elias Christ Heiss, William Hogarth, Joseph Kelbner, F. Kirschner, Salomon Kleiner, Gottfriend Kneller, Hans Georg Wenzel con Knobelsdorf, David Krafft, Johann Kupetzky, A. Lagrenée, Nicolas Lancret, Nicolas de Largillière, Anton Maron, Georg Oswald May, Johann Michael Mettenleiter, Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune, Johann Esaias Nilson, J. Oelenhainz, Philipp Louis Parizeau, Joseph Parrocel, Jean Bapt. Jos. Pater, Hyacinthie de la Pegna, Antoine Pesne, Bernard Picart, Johann Georg Puschner, Johann Heinrich Ramberg, Johann Elias Ridinger, Hyacinthe Rigaud, Jean Rigaud, Alexander Roslin, Pietro de Rotari, Georg Philip Rugendas, Johann Rud. Schellenberg, Johann Eleazar Schneau, Martin Joachim Schmid, Georg Friedrich Schmidt, H. F. Schnorr, Jacob van Schuppen, Christian Georg Schuetz, Johann Conrad Seekatz, Joseph Stephan, Luois Tocqué, Maurice Quentin de la Tour, Cornelis Troost, Jean François de Troy, Amédée-Philippe Vanloo, Charles Vanloo, Jean Baptiste Vanloo, Luois Michel Vanloo, Joseph Vivien, Anthony Walker, Jakob Wagner y Antoine Watteau. Después del índice general se incluye un índice alfabético de los autores indicando en qué tomo se trata. 382 páginas más índices. (37x28 cm). Peso: 3600g.LIBRO A LA MITAD DE SU PRECIO NORMAL [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kulturgenschichtliches bilderbuch aus drei jahrhunderten (Tomo IV)

      Druck Von Knorr & Hirt, München 1886 - Hirth, Georg (editor también de Formenschatz y Deutsche zimmers) Kulturgenschichtliches bilderbuch aus drei jahrhunderten (Tomo IV) (LIBRO EN ALEMÁN). München, Druck von Knorr & Hirth, 1886. Características: Pasta dura en piel y cartoné. Estado regular en las pastas, se encuentran con daño pero el contenido está en buen estado. Ambas tapas junto con las guardas y la última ilustración se encuentran despegadas. Hacen falta dos terceras partes de la piel del lomo, en lo que queda se observan filetes y grecas dorados y las costillas son protuberantes. El desgaste en las orillas y en la superficie de las tapas es mínimo. Aun cuando el libro se halla dañado superficialmente las láminas se encuentran intactas. Lleva el sello de la casa de venta anterior y unas notas a lápiz en la 2ª de forros. La portadilla es un gran grabado sobre un marco rojo. Antes de la portada interior abre un bello grabado desplegable de un monasterio. En ésta hay también un pequeño grabado. Después viene el logo del impresor y una especie de prólogo o introducción del autor que incluye cinco grabados y una bella capitular. Las láminas son hermosas reproducciones del trabajo de diversos artistas, las páginas están impresas por ambos lados y van acompañadas de las notas hechas en el original y un pie de página puesto para esta edición. Los autores contenidos en este tomo son los siguientes: Abr. Aubry, P. Aubry, Jan de Baen, David Beck (Beeck), Stefano della Bella, Jacques Bellange, Jean le Blond, Abraham de Bosse, Michael Herr, Jacob von der Heyden, Abr. Hogenberg, Wenzel Hollar, Wilhelm Hondius, Gerhard Honthorst, N. van der Host, Rambout van Höye, Anselm van Hulle, Joh. Hulsman, Grégoire Huret, Jean de S. Igny, Cornel Johnson (Jansen), Jacobus Jordaens, Lucas Kilian, Wolfgang Kilian, Christoph Jacobi van der Laenen, J. G. Manasser, Jan Martsen de Jonghe, Claude Mellan, Matth. Merian (Vater), Caspar Merian (Sohn), Conr. Meyer, Rud. Meyer, Johann Meyssens, Mich. Jansy Miereveldt, Batl. Moncornet, Jean Morin, Robert Nanteuil, Crispin de Passe, Jean le Pautre, A. Philippon, Corn. Poelemburg, Peter Potter, Pourbus, Joannes de Ram., Rembrant van Rijn, Gertrud Roghman, Aegid Rousselet, Peter Paul Rubens, Joach. Sandrart, Lucas Schnitzer, Daniel Schultz, A. M. van Schurmann, Carlo Screta, Peter Soutman, Dirk Stoop, Geraert Terbuch, Adrian van Venne, Corn. Visscher, Luc. Vorsterman, Valent Wagner, Conrad Woumans, Reinier Zeeman y Paul Zeggin. 378 pp. aprox. más 16 páginas de prólogo e índice. Total: 394 pp. (37x28 cm). Peso: 3700g.LIBRO A LA MITAD DE SU PRECIO NORMAL [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pictures and Royal Portraits illustrative of English and Scottish History,

      London: Blackie & Son,, 1886. from the introduction of Christianity to the present time. Engraved from important works by distinguished modern painters, and from authentic state portraits. 2 volumes, quarto. Publisher's deluxe binding of red full morocco over bevelled boards, elaborately gilt and blind tooled spines and covers, all edges gilt, richly gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers. 69 engraved plates (complete) printed in sepia. A touch of foxing in places. An excellent set. First edition. A handsomely produced work, presented here in the publisher's striking deluxe binding and no doubt issued by Blackie with an eye on Queen Victoria's forthcoming Golden Jubilee in 1887.

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        STRANGE CASE OF DOCTOR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE.

      [8], [1], 2-141pp. plus I leaf advert to rear. Recently rebound in half black calf, gilt with a red title label to spine; gilt hubs, and blind decoration to the panels; the original printed wrappers, with date altered by hand, as issued, are bound in at the rear. Octavo. First edition. Original wrappers worn and dust-soiled, and with some chipping; short tear in half-title; else a very good, clean copy in an attractive modern binding.

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        Les grandes man

      Imperial folio (48 x 35 cm). Original grey half-cloth over printed boards with vignette; pp. 32, highly illustrated, including 6 full-page wood-engravings and vignette on title; boards a little worn and spotted, offsetting from endpapers to half-title and much less to title, and to last leaf, inoffensive crease marks to upper outer corners. Very rare first edition of this splendid pictorial and almost poetic memento of the Imperial Army manoeuvre in the vicinity of the recreational suburb of the capital, where the Emperor oversaw the annual military exercise. The French academic painter and military artist Detaille, renowned for his precision, designed in 1912 the new uniforms of the French army and after his death bequeathed an impressive collection of uniforms and other militaria to the Musée de l'Armée in Paris.

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        Directory of Munster. Comprising the Counties of Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford.

      Cork: Francis Guy. Very good condition with minor signs of external wear. Slight intermittent spotting on interior pages. Some discoloration of page edges and end pages. Slightly scuffed front cover. Slight wear to gilt lettering on cover and spine. Title page partially detached. Volume otherwise clean inside, with solid binding. Very rare in the original binding and with all the beautiful local advertisements of companies in Munster... Cork, Francis Guy, 1886. 15 cm x 22 cm. XXIV, 966 pages including many illustrated advertisements. Original hardcover in protective Mylar. Very good condition with minor signs of external wear. Slight intermittent spotting on interior pages. Some discoloration of page edges and end pages. Slightly scuffed front cover. Slight wear to gilt lettering on cover and spine. Title page partially detached. Volume otherwise clean inside, with solid binding. Very rare in the original binding and with all the beautiful local advertisements of companies in Munster.. Includes the following: Clare: baronies and parishes; parliamentary divisions; fairs and markets; deputy lieutenants / Kerry: electoral divisions; industrial schools / Aghada / Ballinhassig / Burnfort / Glanmire / Reenascreena: principal farmers / Ringaskiddy: trades / Sixmilebridge: gentry and clergy. "The book is divided into sections for each of the six counties in the province. Each section provides a history and topography of the area and lists the county's administrative officers, judges, police, lawyers, and court officials. Also included are lists of doctors,teachers and schools, staff working in the county and city establishments, the poor law unions, and the various churches and religious bodies of the area. Additionally, a full postal and trade directory is provided for each village or town in the county. The three provincial cities of Cork, Limerick and Waterford also include the same degree of detailed information." (Findmypast)

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        LIVRE, REVUE MENSUELLE BIBLIOGRAPHIE ANCIENNE.|LE

      Paris: A. Quantin, 1880-1886. small 4to. variously bound in original paper wrappers, later cloth, and contemporary half cloth with leather spine labels and marbled paper-covered boards. A large run of this deluxe periodical for bibliophiles was first published by A. Quantin in 1880 and later by Quantin with Octave Uzanne from 1881 to 1889. (Ulrich & Kup p.124.) A spectacular journal letterpress printed with many original prints bound-in. Artists include Jules Adeline, author of Les Arts de Reproduction Vulgarises (1894), as well as others. Some plates are reproduced in color. Filled with illustrations of books, book illustrations, bindings, portraits, and other subjects. Many articles are devoted to the history of printing as well as to contemporary book production. Present are volumes one through three (1881-1883), and volumes five and six (1885-1886). Part one of the first volume is bound in later cloth, part two is unbound and all other volumes are bound in period half cloth with leather spine labels and marbled boards.

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        Des Thomas von Kempen vier Bücher von der Nachfolge Christi;

      B. G. Teubner, 1886 - 288 S., Altdeutsche schrift! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 400 1. Stereotyp-Ausgabe, revidierte Ausgabe mit Luthers Porträt, goldener Seitenrand, Buchdeckel mit etwas Gebrauchsspuren, Ecken und Kanten etwas angestoßen, ansonsten altersentsprechend gutes Exemplar,.

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        MILLENNIAL DAWN, Volume 1: The Plan of the Ages [and] Volume 2: The Time is at Hand [two volumes].

      Tower Publishing: Allegheny, PA 1886-1888 - 2 volumes. 7.5 x 5, embossed cloth, 352pp, 366 pp, covers a bit rubbed and worn, extremities lightly bumped and worn, hinges loose, contents browned, but still a very nice set of this very elusive text. Volume 1 is 135th Thousand. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les mémoires d'un veuf

      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. Léon Vanier Paris 1886 12,5x19cm relié

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        Le cheval. Texte et Atlas

      Edition originale.bindings de l'éditeur en pleine percaline vert sapin, spine lisses, encadrement d'une frise à la grecque estampée à froid sur les plats, gardes et contreplats de papier bleu.Le volume de texte est illustré de 172 figures dans le texte.Le volume d'atlas est bien complet de ses 16 planches anatomiques coloriées, découpées et superposées ; les 8 annexes se rapportant aux allures du cheval et complétant la planche 6 (un cheval articulé en carton) se trouve dans une poche cartonnée en fin de volume.Les planches de l'atlas se répartissant comme suivant :  -Planche 1: Vue d'ensemble et squelette.-Planche 2: Pied-Planche 3: Alombs-Planche 4 : Dents-Planche 5: Tares des membres-Planche 6 : Allures du cheval-Planche 7 : Tête-Planche 8 : Cou-Planche 9 : Tronc et cavité thoracique-Planche 10 : Tronc et cavité abdominale-Planche 11 : Membre antérieur-Planche 12 : Membre antérieur (face interne)-Planche 13 : Membre postérieur-Planche 14 : Membre postérieur (face interne)-Planches 15 & 16 : Races.Rare et agréable exemplaire sans défaut.  J. - B. Baillière & fils Paris 1886 22,5x29cm 2 volumes en reliures de l'éditeur

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        The Chess Montly

      London: Jas Wade, 1886-1887. iv+380 pages with illustrations, diagrams, tables, and index. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 6 1/4") bound in half brown leather with gilt lettering to spine and blue marbled boards. From the library of Dino Ruggieri. Volume VIII (8). (Betts: 7-25). First edition.The Chess Monthly of Great Britain was one of the first to give properly annotated games. The principal editor, Leopold Hoffer, was helped enormously by having J H Zukertort as co-editor until his death in 1888. There were four regular sections: news, annotated games, problems and endgames. In addition, Hoffer carried on a profoundly bitter feud with his one-time benefactor, Steinitz. This publication should not be confused with The Chess Monthly published in the United States which was short lived from 1857-1862 and edited by Fiske and Morphy.Dino Ruggieri was born in, Pigüé a small city in the Buenos Aires province, October 22, 1921. His parents were both Italians, natives of Porto D'Ascoli. In their early years in Argentina, the Ruggieri’s family lived in the country, located about 45 miles from Pigüé. The family was engaged in agriculture. When Ruggieri was 8, his father purchased a home in Pigüé, where he lived until 2008. In 1938 he was involved in an accident and he was transferred to Buenos Aires for recovery. This was the beginning of his hobby of chess, both as a player over the board and by correspondence, but as well as a major collector of chess materials. After his recovery he became a prominent local chess player and very good representative in postal chess, where he represented Argentina in matches against Italy, Yugoslavia, Holland and other countries. He was using the correspondence with his rivals to offer exchanges. Ruggieri was related to Mr Niemeijer and soon began exchanging materials and making important purchases. He also had frequent contacts with Gregorio Lastra, Normando Ivaldi, Gaspar Soria and Carlos De Veyga, all known collectors of chess. He died in 2009 at the age of 88.Condition:Corners bumped, Ruggieri's stamp to front end paper, some foxing else a very good copy of a scarce item.

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        O Le Tala I Tino O Tagata Ma Mea Ola Eseese ... A Manual of Zoology... in the Samoan Dialect.

      Chilworth and London: Unwin Brothers, 1886. Octavo, illustrated, presentation note to Jason Spicer tipped in, bookplate of Edward Unwin; original decorated boards. First edition: an uncommon and impressively detailed account of zoology entirely in the "Samoan Dialect". This was a presentation copy from the author, with his note tipped in 'Presented to Jas. Spicer Esq. With grateful acknowledgements of kind sympathy and generous aid Thos. Powell.'Thomas Powell worked for the London Missionary Society in the South Seas, and published several books on Samoan themes. His charming Manual of Zoology, printed almost entirely "in the Samoan dialect", covers the gamut of the animal kingdom, from protozoa such as the amoeba ("amipa"), via the invertebrates, to birds and animals. Powell no doubt faced challenges in finding Samoan terms for many of the creatures described - few Samoans at the time of publication can have seen a St. Bernard dog ("maile a perenata paia") or a rhinoceros ("isu-nifoa aferika"), let alone a duck-billed platypus ("gutu-pato"). This copy belonged to Edward Unwin, one of the Unwin Brothers who printed the book, and had previously been presented to the printer James Spicer by the author, to whom the Unwins were related by marriage. A very good copy.

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        War and Peace

      First American edition, first issues - preceded by the nearly unattainable U.K. Vizetelly English translations. Publisher's uniform decorated brown cloth, boards elaborately tooled and ruled in black, front boards lettered in gilt with gilt-stamped Napoleonic and Russian Imperial crests, spines lettered in gilt; brown-coated endpapers, flyleaves.***** General wear and rubbing particularly to spines and spine ends -moreso on the later volumes, occasional light foxing to fore-edges. Overall a very good, untouched set. ******* This American edition was released in three phases – January, May, and August of 1886, so a complete first issue set is not terribly easy to accumulate. This is a cool addition to the shelf, whether you're a Tolstoy fan or general high spot collector.

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        Da Zeila Alle Frontiere Del Caffa

      Loescher, Torino 1886 - Viaggi d A. C. pubblicati a cura e spese della Societa' Geografica Italiana. Volume I: con una prefazione di S. E. Cesare Correnti, 71 incisioni, 4 tavole e 1 carta. Volume secondo: con 38 incisioni, 2 tavole e 2 carte. Volume terzo: Con 4 tavole e una carta. Tre volumi in 8vo, tela editoriale, pp. XXXIV- 560- 648- 560. Edizione originale, rara. Piccoli difetti agli angoli ma bell'esemplare. Size: 8vo

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        La petite Roque

      First edition. Elegant pastiche Bradel binding by T. Boichot, in marbled paper boards, maroon Russia title-piece to spine, covers and spine (lightly sunned) preserved. Autograph inscription from Guy de Maupassant to the journalist Philippe Jourde.A few small insignificant wormholes. A good copy in a pretty pastiche binding. % Victor-Havard Paris 1886 12x19cm relié

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        Kidnapped: Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751. Together with Catriona, A Sequel.

      London: Cassell and Company, Limited, 1886, 1893. FIRST EDITION. FIRST ISSUE of Kidnapped (no issue points for Catriona) Bound in publisher's green and blue cloths, titled in gilt to spine. The first volume with owner's inscription to half title, binding shaken within case, cloth soiled. Second volume edgeworn with some spine lean. Essentially a used pair showing general handling and wear, some dustiness etc., but still presentable and housed in a custom-made slip-case. A serviceable example. Prideaux; A Bibliography of the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson (1917). [Item 18]. Grolier Club Exhibition Catalogue [79].

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        Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

      London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1886. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.141; [1], blank. Bound without the advertisement in half dark blue calf with raised bands, marbled sides, edges and endpapers and red title label to spine.One or two tiny marks within; externally a little rubbed. Very good indeed. The classic mystery crime novel/ horror story (or Crawler as Stevenson called it), inspired by the case of the Edinburgh body snatchers Burke and Hare, was written in just three days, although it was shelved by the author for three years as he considered it too disturbing for publication. Jekyll and Hyde is a chilling masterpiece work; a brilliantly suggestive, resonant study of human duality by a natural storyteller.

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        Amateurs et Salles d'Armes de Paris.

      - Paris, C. Marpon & E. Flammarion, sd [1886]. In-8, 342p. Edition originale, un des 25 exemplaires sur japon, n°28, seul tirage avec 10 chine. Ouvrage illustré par Georges Genilloud : couverture, frontispice et 7 planches hors-texte, ainsi que les bandeaux, en-tête, et culs-de-lampe. L'auteur donne ici une liste des escrimeurs de l'époque et donne ainsi une bonne vision de l'escrime. Reliure demi-maroquin vert foncé à coins, dos à nerfs orné, tête dorée, première couverture conservée (découpée et contrecollée), non rogné. Dos légèrement insolé. Très bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Louis Agassiz His Life and Correspondence.

      8vo. 2 vols. Original blue cloth, gilt lettering to spines; pp. xi, 400, [8, pubs. list of works by Agassiz] & ix, 401-794, [6, pubs. list of works by Agassiz], 8 plates, frontispiece in each volume; near fine. Provenance: presentation copy, inscribed to front blank of each volume to Sara P. Lowell Blake from Mrs Agassiz, and with her calling card pasted at front of vol. I with the message ?My dear Sally - I have wished to bring these vols. to you myself - I leave them with a great deal of love from your old friend, and am so sorry dear not to see you & to hear that you are ill, Your loving E.C.A.? Sara Putnam Lowell Blake was the daughter of John Amory Lowell, the founder of the Lowell Institute where Louis Agassiz was a celebrated guest lecturer. It was probably at the Institute that Eliza first met Sally. Second edition. A biography of the naturalist and geologist Louis Agassiz (1807-1873) by his second wife. Elizabeth Agassiz accompanied her husband on his visit to Europe in 1859, and also on his expeditions to Brazil (1865-6) and to the Strait of Magellan (1871-2). Her biography first appeared in 1885, and presentation copies of any edition are uncommon. Agassiz's views are expressed trenchantly throughout, not least his opinion of Darwinism: "My recent studies have made more adverse than ever to the new scientific doctrines which are flourishing now in England... I trust to outlive this mania also" (p. 647).

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        Typed letter signed to musicologist Henry Prunières....

      1 page. Quarto. Dated Le Belvédère, Montfort L'Amaury (S. & O.), June 6, [19]24. Typed in blue ink on personal letterhead with embossed initials and address of the composer at head. One amendation and composer's signature in black ink. In French (with translation). Ravel mentions no fewer than three of his works in this letter: L'enfant et les sortilèges; the Sonata for Piano and Violin; and the original piano-vocal version of the song, Ronsard à son Âme. Ravel and his dedicatee, the lyric soprano Marcelle Gerar, are dismayed because the song, which was to be published in Prunières's journal, La Revue musicale, lacks its dedication. "From now until the first months of next year, I must finish: 1. a lyric work which is hardly begun [L'enfant... ]. 2. the Sonata for Piano and Violin, which is only half-finished. I'm not budging anymore for the whole year, and I must forget America." Creased at folds and somewhat overall; occasional light staining; two small rust holes to upper portion from early pin; signature slightly faded. Henry Prunieres (1886-1942) was a French musicologist who founded and directed the monthly periodical La Revue musicale from 1921 until 1939. Ravel composed Ronsard à son Âme for a special issue of the Revue celebrating the 400th anniversary of Pierre de Ronsard's birth in 1924. Marcelle Gerar (a.k.a. Marcelle Regerau) and Ravel premiered the song at Aeolian Hall in London in 1924; Ravel orchestrated it in 1935. As this and other letters attest, Ravel "worked unremittingly" on L'enfant et les sortilèges "throughout 1924 and the early months of 1925, and it was ready just in time for the première," in Monte Carlo on March 21, 1925. "(Five days before, he was writing to Colette [the librettist], asking her for words to fit a few recently composed bars.) The work was conducted by Victor de Sabata, with ballet sequences by the young [George] Balanchine." Roger Nichols in Grove Music Online. Although begun in 1923, the Sonata no. 2 in G major for Violin and Piano was not completed until 1927. "The writing continues the tradition of the Sonata for Violin and Cello, with considerable independence of the parts, a sparse texture, and some bitonal passages. The blues movement marks the composer's second adaptation of jazz, and the virtuoso perpetuum mobile continues in the tradition of Tzigane. As customary, the work is tightly organized, with material from the first and second movements recurring in the finale." Orenstein: Ravel Man and Musician, p. 198....

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        Strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co. 1886. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo (172 x 115 mm). [8], 141, [1], [2] pp., including half-title and advert leaf. Red morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe (binder's stamp to rear doublures), with gilt tooling to covers showing a gilt portrait of Dr. Jekyll on the front board and Mr. Hyde on the rear board, spine banded in 6 compartments with gilt lettering and tooling, all edges gilt. Custom-made quarter morocco slipcase. Internally near fine, a couple of small ink marks to pp. 56-7, ownership signature dated 1886 to half-title, some very slight rubbing to covers. ----Prideaux, 17; Beinecke 346; Lilly 21; McKay 348. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. The work is commonly known today as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or simply Jekyll & Hyde. 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 work is commonly associated with the rare mental condition often called "split personality", referred to in psychiatry as dissociative identity disorder, where within the same body there exists more than one distinct personality. In this case, there are two personalities within Dr. Jekyll, one apparently good and the other evil. 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. Stevenson had long been intrigued by the idea of how personalities can affect a human and how to incorporate the interplay of good and evil into a story. While still a teenager, he developed a script for a play about Deacon Brodie, which he later reworked with the help of W. E. Henley and which was produced for the first time in 1882. In early 1884 he wrote the short story Markheim, which he revised in 1884 for publication in a Christmas annual. One night in late September or early October 1885, possibly while he was still revising Markheim, Stevenson had a dream, and upon wakening had the intuition for two or three scenes that would appear in the story. Biographer Graham Balfour quoted Stevenson's wife Fanny Stevenson: "Louis Vivet, a mental patient who was suffering from split-personality disorder, caught Stevenson's inspiration while developing the story. As was customary, Mrs Stevenson would read the draft and offer her criticisms in the margins. Louis was confined to bed at the time from a haemorrhage. Therefore, she left her comments with the manuscript and Louis in the toilet. She said that in effect the story was really an allegory, but Louis was writing it as a story. After a while Louis called her back into the bedroom and pointed to a pile of ashes: he had burnt the manuscript in fear that he would try to salvage it, and in the process forced himself to start again from nothing, writing an allegorical story as she had suggested. Scholars debate whether he really burnt his manuscript; there is no direct factual evidence for the burning, but it remains an integral part of the history of the novella. Stevenson re-wrote the story in three to six days. A number of later biographers have alleged that Stevenson was on drugs during the frantic re-write; for example, William Gray's revisionist history A Literary Life (2004) said he used cocaine, while other biographers said he used ergot. However, the standard history, according to the accounts of his wife and son (and himself), says he was bed-ridden and sick while writing it. According to Osbourne, "The mere physical feat was tremendous and, instead of harming him, it roused and cheered him inexpressibly". He continued to refine the work for four to six weeks after the initial re-write. The novella was written in the southern English sea side town of Bournemouth, where Stevenson had m. Near Fine.

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        Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

      London: Longman, Green, and Co., 1886. 8vo., [8], 141, [1 blank], [1 ads], [1 blank] pp. Original red and blue printed wrappers with the original date of 1885 altered to 1886 [by the printer]. Ads for Longman’s Magazine on inner front wrapper, ads for G.J. Whyte Melville’s works on inner rear wrapper, and ads for The Dynamiter &c. &c. on rear wrapper. Red slipcase. Upper wrapper has completely detached, the wrappers and endpapers on both sides has been stained with red ink and water, edges are blackened, internally bright; good. First English edition. Published on January 9, 1886, four days after the American edition. Longmans had planned to publish earlier but feared it would get lost in the Christmas stalls, this is evident on the original wrapper where the date has been corrected. The first draft of Stevenson’s classic Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was written by after a feverish nightmare. When his wife Fanny wasn’t happy with the story, Stevenson cast it into the fire and rewrote it. Beinecke 349.

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        Der vierte Kongress des Deutschen Schachbundes. Hamburg 1885

      Leipzig: Verlag von Veit & Co, 1886. [ii]+256 pages with diagrams and tables. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/2") bound in original wrappers. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:5220) First edition.The fourth meeting of the Deutschen Schachkongresse took place in Hamburg in 1885. It was the fourth master's tournament (Deutschen Schachbund) organized since its inception six year's previously at Leipzig in 1879. As in the previous three editions, the round robin tournament was an international event, pitting German masters against the best of Europe at the time. Germany was represented by its usual field of strong masters, including Wilfried Paulsen, Max Bier, Hermann Von Gottschall, Johannes Von Minckwitz, Fritz Reimann, Emil Schallopp, Arnold Schottlaender, and Siegbert Tarrasch who had won his spot by winning the 1883 Nuremberg Hauptturnier master title. The German masters were joined from Great Britain by Joseph Henry Blackburne, who was the winner of the second Deutschen Schachbund at Berlin in 1881, Henry Edward Bird, Isidor Gunsberg, George Henry Mackenzie, and James Mason. Berthold Englisch, the winner of the first Deutschen Schachbund in Leipzig 1879, along with Johann Nepomuk Berger and Max Weiss came from Austra. Josef Noa travelled from Hungary, and Jean Taubenhaus came from Poland. The eighteen assembled chess masters participated in the single strongest international event of 1885. In spite of the presence of such strong competition, Isidor Gunsberg surprisingly took clear first place with 12 points out of 17 games. Five other players, all of them sure bets at the start of the tournament to win, tied for second place half a point behind Gunsberg. Gunsberg would go on to have impressive results in the latter half of the 1880s, including winning matches against Blackburne and Bird, before challenging Wilhelm Steinitz for the world championship in 1890. Although he would not win the world crown, Gunsberg proved himself here and later that he was one of the best chess players in the world in the 19th century.Condition:Spine chipped away, wrappers soiled with edge wear and a 1" by 1/2" chip at back edge, some pages still unopened. A good copy a scarce item in original wrappers.

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        L'ÎLE MYSTÉRIEUSE. Illustrée de 154 dessins par Férat, gravés par Barbant.

      1886 - Paris, J. Hetzel, [1876-1877]. Grand in-8 (195 X 278 mm) percaline verte de l'éditeur ornée de fers spéciaux, type 2 « à la bannière », dos à caissons dorés, second plat type Lenègre « b », tranches dorées, gardes bleu ciel (LENÈGRE REL.) ; (2) ff. de faux-titre (avec frontispice au verso) et titre illustré d'une vignette avec portrait de Jules Verne au verso, 616 pages. Rousseurs aux pages 561 à 568 et aux deux derniers feuillets de la table des matières. ÉDITION grand in-8 illustrée avec décor «à la bannière » de couleur violet prismatique sur fond vert. Il s'agit du «type 2 », aux plats minces, avec la mention «Collection J. Hetzel » au bas de la bannière, dans la moitié inférieure de laquelle on distingue un vol d'oiseaux, ornementation qui n'a été utilisée que pour "L'Île Mystérieuse". Cette édition comporte 154 ILLUSTRATIONS dessinées par férat et gravées par Barbant : 1 frontispice, 1 vignette de titre, 1 portrait de l'auteur (dessiné par Bertrand et gravé par Dumont), 8 gravures en tête de chapitres, 142 gravures dans le texte et 1 carte de l'île Lincoln. (Jauzac, 201). BEL EXEMPLAIRE, au cartonnage en parfait état et avec un alliage de couleurs RARE, aux tranches lisses et au corps d'ouvrage pratiquement sans rousseurs. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Christmas Books. Being; A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life and The Haunted Man.

      London: Chapman and Hall 1886-7. 5 volumes, small octavo. Illustrated with engravings by Sir Edwin Landseer, Maclise, Stanfield, F. Stone, Doyle, Leech and Tenniel. Publisher's decorative red cloth with gilt decoration, in the style of the original bindings. These are the first printings of this new edition, taken from the stereotype plates of the original edition, with a statement to that effect in each volume. A lovely fine set with uniform sunning to spines, housed in a custom-made morocco-spined leather clamshell case. A most attractive presentation of an important printing. Eckell [110]. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [254].

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        Croquis parisiens

      Léon Vanier. Second edition, first in parts, printed in 539 copies, this one of 500 copies on paper from the Périgord works. Handsome autograph inscription signed by Joris-Karl Huysmans to (Edouard) Dujardin. With a frontispiece portrait of the author. One small tear without lack to head of one joint, upper cover partially faded, one small marginal lack not touching text to page 23, otherwise internally good. Léon Vanier Paris 1886 9,5x19,5cm broché

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