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        The Pilgrims of Hope.

      Privately printed by H. Buxton Forman but circa 1897 1886 - FIRST BOOKFORM EDITION, title-page with tipped-in signature of the author, pp. 69, crown 8vo, original grey wrappers printed in black to front, the backstrip sunned with a couple of horizontal hairline cracks and nicked at head, good. An association copy of the first order, inscribed on the flyleaf 'With friendly regards' by H. Buxton Forman, the printer and perpetrator of this piracy, to Sydney Cockerell - Morris's friend and secretary, who became his executor and was the first to raise notes of concern about the legitimacy of this publication. The book was sent to Cockerell after he questioned its nature upon seeing it advertised in a Jones & Evans catalogue - was it, he enquired of Buxton-Forman, 'an unauthorised reprint'? The latter confirmed the suspicion and acknowledged culpability, but took it as an opportunity to continue to glorify his own enterprise - though with the mixture of arrogance and unease that characterises also his Preface to the work. Cockerell's doubts regarding the activities of his friend's eminent bibliographer were ratified by the subsequent exposé conducted by Carter and Pollard in their 'Enquiry', and then - with sustained attention to the present work - by Barker and Collins in their 'Sequel' thereto, where its status as a posthumous piracy (purporting to be a lifetime publication and printed with the author's consent) is established beyond all doubt. Given the specious nature of the production, the presence of the tipped-in signature is an oddly jarring appendage, somewhat of a piece with the 'made-up' quality of the work. (Buxton Forman 93; Barker & Collins pp. 207-8)

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        Sistema del diritto romano attuale. Traduzione dall'originale tedesco di Vittorio Scialoja

      Utet 1886-1898, Torino - Attenzione, volumi completi ma sciolti, il quinto privo del piatto anteriore LXIII + 425; VII + 551; VI + 606; VII + 696; VII + 714; VII + 570; VII + 365; VI + 622 p. in-8

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        Laws of His Majesty Kalakaua I King of the Hawaiian Islands, Passed by the Legislative Assembly At its Session 1886

      P. C. Advertiser Steam Print. Very Good. 1886. Hardcover. Hardcover. Black spine, with marbled boards. Some wear to front and rear boards, else Very Good condition. 1886. Some loss to pastedown endpaper inside front cover and the title page. 180 pages. P. C. Advertiser Steam Print. Owners name on endpaper. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 180 pages .

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        FROM THE BOSOM OF THE DEEP ..

      London: Swan Sonnenschein, 1886.. Octavo, pp. [iii-vii] viii [1] 2-363 [364: blank], original red cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in yellow green. First edition. Long sentimental novel about a family of Liverpool ship-owners, partly set in India. Perhaps based in part on the author's experiences at sea and in India as a young man; see Sutherland, and Kemp, et al. Whether writing under his own name or "Dick Donovan," Muddock had a long and successful career turning out popular fiction strong on adventure, crime, detection, sensation, and the supernatural. Wolff 4961 (calling for a blank leaf preceding the half title leaf, here excised by the binder). Several tiny spots to rear cover, a very good copy with bright cover stamping. A scarce book. (#130405)

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        Lose Blätter aus Abazia.

      Wien, Eduard Hölzel, 1886. 4°. Mit 32 Tafeln. 3 Bll., 89 (1) S., 1 Bl., OHLwd. in OKart.-Schuber m. Deckelschild. Erstausgabe dieser Monographie über den Badeort Opatija (Abbazia) in Istrien (Kroatien). - Die Tafeln mit Detailansichten nach Federzeichnungen Ludwig Salvators wurden von Angerer & Göschl in Wien autotypirt. - „Unter den Seebädern des Adriatischen Meeres verdient wohl keines mit grösserem Rechte die Perle unter ihnen genannt zu werden, als Abbazia im Meerbusen von Fiume. Lange ist es, dem Veilchen gleich, gebückt in sich und unbekannt geblieben, bis es durch die grossartigen Unternehmungen der Österreichischen Südbahn-Gesellschaft zu einem hervorragenden Modebade erstanden ist\" (Woerl). - Schuber bestoßen u. an den Kanten tlw. angeplatzt. Einband leicht berieben bzw. fleckig. Tlw. schwach gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - Holzmann/B. V, 1571; Beckmann 65; Hamann 269. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Ludwig Salvator, Erzherzog von Österreich, Lose Blätter aus Abazia, Abbazia, Opatija, Istrien, Kroatien, Balkan, Kvarner-Bucht, Adria

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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."

      Macmillan and Co. 1886 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Une page d¿histoire (1603).

      - Paris, Lemerre, 1886. In-16, 31p. Edition originale de ce petit ouvrage de Barbey, complet des deux eaux-fortes de L. Ostrowski d¿après Courboin, représentant Le château de Tourlaville et L¿église Saint Julien le Pauvre. Exemplaire enrichi d¿un envoi autographe à l¿encre rouge de Barbey d¿Aurévilly à Eugène Montrosier, orthographié ici Montrozier. Belle signature de Barbey. L¿ouvrage concerne les amours incestueux de Julien et Marguerite de Ravalet au château des Ravalet, nommé aussi de Tourlaville. Ils furent décapités en 1603 à Paris. Ils sont enterrés dans l¿église Saint Jean en Grève (et non saint Julien) à Paris. Broché, bel état, tache en marge inférieure des couvertures et de quelques feuillets. Cachet d¿un ancien propriétaire au dos de la couverture et sur la garde finale. Rare avec envoi. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traité pratique et théorique de la lèpre accompagné d¿un atlas de XXII planches originales en chromlithographie et en héliogravure.

      Delahaye et Lecrosnier, Paris 1886 - Daraus Tafeln VIII, IX, X, XI und XIII in Heliogravüre, unter der Darstellung links bezeichnet mit "Heliog, Arents", unter der Darstellung rechts "Imp. Arents", aufgezogen auf graubraunen Trägerkarton (37,5 x 29,8 cm), dieser oben jeweils mit zwei eingelassenen Ösen. Abgebildet sind Gesichter von Patienten mit schwerer Lepra. - Über den Autor und dieses Werk siehe Löser/Plewig 615-619 und Ehring 228. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Three Years of Artic Service : Volumes I & II

      CHARLES SCRIBNERS SONS, NEW YORK 1886 - includes nearly 100 illustrations made from photographs taken by the party,and with the offical maps and charts. vol. I: entire cover is rubbed, corners and edges are rubbed and fraying with little chipping, corners bumped, book plate on front inner board, front/back inner boards are cracked at the hinges, unmarked tanned text with few pages foxing, shaken spine, cloth binding (cover) is detached from spine vol. II: cover is rubbed, corners/edges are rubbed and fraying with some chipping, corners bumped, cloth binding (cover) is detached from spine, book plate on front inner board, front/back inner boards are cracked at the hinges, pages 113-128 are loose but present, unmarked tanned text, maps are inside pocket folder pasted to back inner board. Additional postage may be required. DATE PUBLISHED: 1886 EDITION: 872 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE PERFUMED GARDEN OF THE CHEIK NEFZAOUI

      The Kama Shastra Society of London and Benares, [Paris ?] 1886 - Most likely the second edition of this translation by Sir Richard Burton of the classic erotic manual from 15th century Tunisia. At the time Burton had to conceal his involvement with this publication with dubious publication information. Britain had passed the obscene publications act of 1857 to quash any works that would offend polite victorian society. The first edition in parts is extremely scarce. A very good + copy. Bound in full vellum with beveled edges, front board ruled in gilt, rear board ruled in blind, title in gilt on spine. All edges untrimmed, a few margins with corner tears and edge tears with loss though never affecting text. Very slight browning on a few end papers and page edges. Mild soiling to boards. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Memoirs of Samuel Phelps [Extra illustrated with associated playbills and ephemera]

      London: Remington and Co., 1886.. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED. In two volumes. Large folio, pp.200; pp.201-331. Pages of the original book disbound and mounted on large thick card, interleaved with over 100 playbills and posters, many shakespearean, as well as numerous portraits, engravings etc. In recent navy half morocco with raised bands, gilt titles to spines and blue cloth boards. Very good indeed. One of the most significant and versatile actors of the mid-ninteenth century, Phelps' most enduring legacy continues to be the huge success of the Shakespearean plays he staged at the Sadler's Wells theatre in Islington during the 1840's and 50's. Though Shakespeare had been performed throughout the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, these performances were typically adaptations by the likes of Nahum Tate, Colley Cibber and David Garrick. Phelps staged many of his plays using the original text for the first time in over a century, and in some cases since their premiers at the Globe. He was also responsible for the revival of several plays which had not been performed at all for over a century, including 'Anthony and Cleopatra' and 'Pericles'. This unique compilation contains hundreds of original playbills, as well as engravings and contemporary newspaper clippings charting Phelps' remarkable career from as early as 1837.

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        Vingt portraits contemporains par André Gill. Notice par Jean Richepin.

      M. Magnier et Cie, éditeurs, Paris 1886 - In-folio de IV-15-(4) pp., et 20 portraits, sous chemise illustrée de l'éditeur, demi-chagrin rouge à coins, plats de soie noir, étui (reliure de l'éditeur). Un des 50 exemplaires sur Japon, format in-folio écu, comprenant une suite en couleur avant la lettre et une deuxième suite en bistre avec la lettre, numérotés. Édition des portraits peints par André Gill de Thiers, Jules Grévy, Littré, Gambetta, Louis Blanc, Garibaldi, Mac Mahon, Emile Zola, Sarah Bernhardt, etc. Une bonne partie des portraits originaux peints par Gill (9) fut exposée au musée de Montmartre en 1993. On raconte que ces tableaux avaient été achetés lors d'un déballage sauvage au Marché aux puces de la porte de Vanves (porte Didot) dans les années 1980, pour une bouchée de pain. En mars 2001, on retouvait huit de de ces neuf toiles (manquait Sarah Bernhardt), toutes reproduites dans le catalogue d'une vente publique à Enghien-les-Bains ; celles-ci furent vendues (?) pour 32.000 ? L'année suivante, on les vit repasser dans une vente courante à Neuilly-sur-Seine où elles furent adjugées pour plus de 60.000 euros. Très bel exemplaire.

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        KALEE'S SHRINE ..

      Bristol: J. W. Arrowsmith, 11 Quay Street. London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 4 Stationers' Hall Court, 1886.. Small octavo, pp. [1-4] [1] 2-196 + 12-page publisher's catalogue and single leaf advertising Rowlands' Articles, original brown cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind, black coated endpapers. First edition. Novel of an Anglo-Indian woman possessed by the goddess Kali. "The ideas are interesting and sophisticated, but the treatment is cheaply sensational and not up to Allen's better work elsewhere." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 16. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 4. Bleiler (1978), p. 4. Reginald 00195. Topp VIII, p. 221. Wolff 110. Cloth lightly rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, very faint circular spot on rear cover, a bright, very good copy. (#151763)

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        Les Oiseaux de Volières et de Parcs avec planches coloriées d'après nature [ Edition originale ]

      1 vol. in-4 reliure de l'époque demi-chagrin rouge, dos à 5 nerfs, plat sup. de la couv. conservée, Imprimerie Nouvelle Typo-lithographique A. Bellier et Cie, Bordeaux, 1886, 120 pp. et 50 planches (chromolithographies) Ouvrage d'une extrême rareté, ce traité prévu à l'origine comme le premier d'une série de volume demeura le seul publié. Library of Bradley Martin, 1358 & 1359 : "First edition, Extremely Rare : not in Ayer/Zimmer, Copenhagen/Ankr, Ellis/Mengel, McGill/Wood, Trinity/Breit, or Yale/Ripley". Ronsil, L'Art Français, 85, qui critique la qualité des planches mais affirme que l'ouvrage "n'a d'autre intérêt que sa rareté". Etat très satisfaisant (accroc en coiffe sup., rel. lég. frottée, bon état par ailleurs). Français

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        PHANTOM LOVER: A FANTASTIC STORY ..

      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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        Crime and Punishment. A Russian Realistic Novel

      London: Vizetelly & Co. (Vizetelly's One-Volume Novels series, XIII.), , 1886. Book measures 7 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches. Collation, 456pp, half title, list of other one-volume novels to half-title verso. Bound in original publishers dark blue/green cloth, with title lettering in red and black on top board and spine, marble endpapers. Head and tail of spine repaired at some time, cloth age darkened, lettering on spine very faded, some other minor wear. Generally, a good firm binding. Internally, previous owners name/address on free endpaper. Pages in good clean condition throughout. A nice copy. . Second Edition. Publishers Cloth. 8vo.

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        Am Brenner.

      o. O., 1886. - OLithographie. ca. 30 x 44 cm. ca. 38,5 x 51 cm. Leichte Gbrsp.

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        The Stones of Venice.

      Allen, Kent 1886 - 3 vols. Plates, some lithographed & illustr. in text. Contemp half oasis morocco. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Puck (magazine) Mar 3 1886- Sept 1 1886 Color Lithographs [Lbc]

      NY: Keppler and Schwarzmann. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1886. First Edition. Hardcover. POLITICS; Satire; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Lithograph; Folio 13" - 23" tal; 301-427, 283-415; 1-15 pages; Puck magazines 6 months bound complete. Rich in satire, humor and color art. Contemporary red calf & pebbled cloth; rubbed extremities. Orig. Color covers preserved. Complete, loaded with color lithographs with all double-page color illus, adverts etc. Internally clean. Each issue includes at least four full page color lithos, one being an often quite bizarre two page spread. Includes about 4 pages of adds in each issue. Issues Vol XIX No 469 to Vol XIX 495. 26 issues. 10.5 x 14". ; 8 .

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        [Horae] Livre de Prières Tissé d'après les enluminures des manuscrits du XIVe au XVIe siècle; illustrated book on silk, in Latin and French

      RARE BLACK AND SILVER SILK MACHINE-WOVEN ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF PRAYERS USING THE JACQUARD SYSTEM OF PUNCHED CARDS, SEEN AS THE PREDECESSOR TO THE MODERN COMPUTER. Illustrated book on silk in Latin and French, Lyon, c 1886-1887. 175 x 138 mm. 43 numbered pages, plus 6 printed preliminary pages. ONE HALF-PAGE AND THREE FULL-PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS, with various styles of decorative borders and initials throughout. The Jacquard system of punched-cards anticipated the advent of computer programming and automation by producing images in uncanny detail. BINDING: Fine binding of dark brown levant morocco by Kaufmann Petit, art nouveau Parisian binders. TEXT: This is the only illustrated book ever successfully woven on a machine loom, and was produced in a single edition. Using the punch-card system of the Jacquard looms, it took two years and nearly 50 trials to successfully complete. The production won prizes in its day, and this system served as the primary inspiration for the famous "Analytical Engine" conceived by Charles Babbage (1791-1871) who is often considered to be the "father of the computer". ILLUSTRATION: Every page is surrounded by border decoration of considerable variety, with the full-page illustrations and one half-page illustration. The illustrative program draws widely on fresco panting of the Italian Renaissance and French manuscript illumination by Jean Bourdichon and the Duke of Berry. Its content exemplifies nineteenth-century attitudes toward manuscript illumination. PROVENANCE: Woven on silk looms in Lyon, this is one of 50 or 60 books printed with silver and black thread that were designed by R.P.J. Hervier and fabricated by J.A. Henry for A. Roux. More recently, it was in the library of Jacques Levy. CONDITION: Pristine condition, with marbled slipcase and chemise. Full description and photographs available.

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        San Pantaleone

      G. Barbera, 1886. 16mo (cm. 19), 2 cc.nn., 380 pp., 2 c.nn. (ultima bianca). Splendida legatura inizi ‘900 in mz. marocchino arancio con angoli (firmata Dubois d’Enghien-Dooms). Nervi, titolo e fili impressi in oro al ds. Carte di guardia marmorizzate. Brossure e ds. editoriale conservati all’interno. Edizione originale. Parenti, p. 182.

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        The "Spirit Prevails": Containing the Revelations, Articles and Letters

      San Francisco: J.A. Dove & Co., Printers, 1886. First edition. Hardcover. Very good+ . 684 pp. Beautiful, original full leather binding with gilt stamped title to spine. A few spots of foxing internally, some age toning to fore edges ; else near fine. Minor edge tears have been repaired by a professional conservator. A very attractive book in nice original condition. Flake: 5575

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        Water and Gas Works Appliances.

      R. D. WOOD & CO., PHILADELPHIA, PA 1886 - .R. D. Wood & Co. Engineers, Founders and Machinists. Established 1803. Our Specialties Are: Cast-Iron Water and Gas Pipes, Fire Hydrants, Lamp-Posts, Stop-Valves for Water and Gas, Turbines, Hydraulic Machinery, Gas Machinery, Holders, Scrubbers, Condensers, Purifiers, Bench Work, Sugar House Work, etc. Boards: title and design on the front cover in black, impressed title and design on the back cover, mild book, shelf, edge wear, rubs, corner bumps, some discoloration, few soil marks, front hinge crack. Interior: residue from previous owner bookplate inside front cover, pages mildly tanned, black line-drawn frontispiece, black line-drawn illustrations, tables. Good condition taking the age of the book into consideration. All edges tinted red. DATE PUBLISHED: 1886 EDITION: 206 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, the Astronomer-Poet of Persia

      Boston & London: Houghton Mifflin and Company [&] London: Bernard Quaritch, [1886?]. Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald with an Accompaniment of Drawings by Elihu Vedder. Square folio (390 x 313 mm). Finely bound by Bayntun of Bath in contemporary olive morocco, with the spine and front of the original cloth bound in at the rear, spine gilt in compartments with titles direct, spine and front board decorated with gilt tooling and coloured morocco onlay, rear board panelled with gilt rules, board edges and turn-ins gilt, green moiré silk endpapers, all edges gilt. Frontispiece, decorative title page, colophon, dedication, divisional title, 48 plates illustrating the text, 3 pages of notes within decorative borders (a total of 56 plates complete). Covers largely faded to tan, headcap with some small loss, some other scuffs and mark, and a damp stain to front board, occasional spotting within but on the whole clean, a very good copy. A very attractive Bayntun-bound copy of Vedder's Rubaiyat with an intriguing provenance, this an early UK issue giving Bernard Quaritch as co-publisher (first published in Boston and dated 1884 - Potter, in his bibliography of the Rubáiyát, mentions an issue of the first edition with the Quaritch imprint but does not enlarge on whether or not it is dated). This copy comes from the library of Lt. Colonel Thomas Herbert Lewin (1839-1916), who was an administrator in colonial India and author of several relating books (The Hill Tracts of Chittagong, 1869; The Wild Races of South-Eastern India, 1870; Progressive Colloquial Exercises in the Lushai dialect of the Dzo or Kuki Language, 1874; A Manual of Tibetan, 1879; A Fly on the Wheel; or, How I Helped to Govern India, 1912). Lewin was superintendent of police in the Bengal frontier, but made a name for himself as a linguist and ethnologist, with a talent for going native. His biography (Thangliena by John Whitehead, 1993) notes that he once befriended a local tribe by claiming kinship with its chief, whose name was Twekan Tongloyn ("Tom Lewin"). Lewin has annotated the text throughout with comments and alternative translations. This copy was later inscribed, in the year of his death, by his wife to his son: "Charles McLean Lewin, with love, Margaret Lewin, July 11 1916". The son was a Captain in the Queen's Own Hussars, who survived the war but died in 1919. Elihu Vedder (1836–1923) was an American Symbolist artist who trained in New York, Paris, and Italy and became friends with authors such as Herman Melville and Walt Whitman. Strongly influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites, as well as the mysticism of William Blake and W. B. Yeats, Vedder became known for his allegorical paintings of women and was also commissioned to produce glassware and sculptures for Tiffany. The first edition of this Rubáiyát was so popular that it sold out in six days, and it made Vedder's name as a leading American illustrator.

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        Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, the Astronomer-Poet of Persia. Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald with an Accompaniment of Drawings by Elihu Vedder.

      Boston & London: Houghton Mifflin and Company [&] London: Bernard Quaritch [1886?] - Square folio (390 x 313 mm). Finely bound by Bayntun of Bath in contemporary olive morocco, with the spine and front of the original cloth bound in at the rear, spine gilt in compartments with titles direct, spine and front board decorated with gilt tooling and coloured morocco onlay, rear board panelled with gilt rules, board edges and turn-ins gilt, green moiré silk endpapers, all edges gilt. Covers largely faded to tan, headcap with some small loss, some other scuffs and mark, and a damp stain to front board, occasional spotting within but on the whole clean, a very good copy. Frontispiece, decorative title page, colophon, dedication, divisional title, 48 plates illustrating the text, 3 pages of notes within decorative borders (a total of 56 plates complete). A very attractive Bayntun-bound copy of Vedder's Rubaiyat with an intriguing provenance, this an early UK issue giving Bernard Quaritch as co-publisher (first published in Boston and dated 1884 - Potter, in his bibliography of the Rubáiyát, mentions an issue of the first edition with the Quaritch imprint but does not enlarge on whether or not it is dated). This copy comes from the library of Lt. Colonel Thomas Herbert Lewin (1839-1916), who was an administrator in colonial India and author of several relating books (The Hill Tracts of Chittagong, 1869; The Wild Races of South-Eastern India, 1870; Progressive Colloquial Exercises in the Lushai dialect of the Dzo or Kuki Language, 1874; A Manual of Tibetan, 1879; A Fly on the Wheel; or, How I Helped to Govern India, 1912). Lewin was superintendent of police in the Bengal frontier, but made a name for himself as a linguist and ethnologist, with a talent for going native. His biography (Thangliena by John Whitehead, 1993) notes that he once befriended a local tribe by claiming kinship with its chief, whose name was Twekan Tongloyn ("Tom Lewin"). Lewin has annotated the text throughout with comments and alternative translations. This copy was later inscribed, in the year of his death, by his wife to his son: "Charles McLean Lewin, with love, Margaret Lewin, July 11 1916". The son was a Captain in the Queen's Own Hussars, who survived the war but died in 1919. Elihu Vedder (1836–1923) was an American Symbolist artist who trained in New York, Paris, and Italy and became friends with authors such as Herman Melville and Walt Whitman. Strongly influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites, as well as the mysticism of William Blake and W. B. Yeats, Vedder became known for his allegorical paintings of women and was also commissioned to produce glassware and sculptures for Tiffany. The first edition of this Rubáiyát was so popular that it sold out in six days, and it made Vedder's name as a leading American illustrator. Potter, Omar Khayyám, 201 note.

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        Memoires Publies par les Membres de la Mission Archeologique Francaise au Caire 1882-1884: Tome Second [2] Les Hypoges Royaux de Thebes

      Ernest Leroux, Paris 1886 - A very large item: to avoid cancellation, please inquire about Priority or non-U.S. shipping before ordering. Unbound in hardcover boards with light green wraps from original journal covers across front and back; brown binding strip, three sturdy blue ribbon ties off mid edges, 10 3/8" x 14 1/2". 32 text pages on uncut sheets. 136 plates, many foldout. VG (outer folder/boards G+ to VG-). Light to moderate toning to sheets and plates, stronger on margins with central text- and figure-blocks clean, unmarked and relatively bright. Foxing and toning on first pages and facing inner sides of boards (quite heavy toning on last sheet facing board). Outer boards separating along hinges, holding fairly well on front, only weakly on rear. Strong smudging/toning/rubbing on rear board with front cover clean and bright with toning only toward edges. Ribbon ties strong and effective. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

      Longmans, Green, London 1886 - First edition. Original wrappers bound-in to half-leather binding by Stikeman. Excellent [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grogan]
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        Dulce Cor, Being the Poems of Ford Berêton [pseud]

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench, 1886, 1886. First edition. NCBEL III, 1044. Edges slightly rubbed; fine copy.. 8vo, original olive-green cloth, gilt lettering. Frontis portrait and one plate. The first book by S.R. Crockett (1860-1914), a collection of poetry written under the pseudonym "Ford Berêton," published just as Crockett was ordained into the Church of Scotland. It would be seven years more, and after he had resigned his ministry, until Crockett began publishing his famous Scottish stories, beginning with his successful The Stickit Minister. A good Scottish literary association copy: on the half-title is the ownership signature and address of William Sharp, a.k.a. "Fiona Macleod," a contemporary and almost certainly acquaintance or friend of Crockett's.

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        Horae] Livre de Prières Tissé d'après les enluminures des manuscrits du XIVe au XVIe siècle; illustrated book on silk, in Latin and French

      - RARE BLACK AND SILVER SILK MACHINE-WOVEN ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF PRAYERS USING THE JACQUARD SYSTEM OF PUNCHED CARDS, SEEN AS THE PREDECESSOR TO THE MODERN COMPUTER. Illustrated book on silk in Latin and French, Lyon, c 1886-1887. 175 x 138 mm. 43 numbered pages, plus 6 printed preliminary pages. ONE HALF-PAGE AND THREE FULL-PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS, with various styles of decorative borders and initials throughout. The Jacquard system of punched-cards anticipated the advent of computer programming and automation by producing images in uncanny detail. BINDING: Fine binding of dark brown levant morocco by Kaufmann Petit, art nouveau Parisian binders. TEXT: This is the only illustrated book ever successfully woven on a machine loom, and was produced in a single edition. Using the punch-card system of the Jacquard looms, it took two years and nearly 50 trials to successfully complete. The production won prizes in its day, and this system served as the primary inspiration for the famous "Analytical Engine" conceived by Charles Babbage (1791-1871) who is often considered to be the "father of the computer". ILLUSTRATION: Every page is surrounded by border decoration of considerable variety, with the full-page illustrations and one half-page illustration. The illustrative program draws widely on fresco panting of the Italian Renaissance and French manuscript illumination by Jean Bourdichon and the Duke of Berry. Its content exemplifies nineteenth-century attitudes toward manuscript illumination. PROVENANCE: Woven on silk looms in Lyon, this is one of 50 or 60 books printed with silver and black thread that were designed by R.P.J. Hervier and fabricated by J.A. Henry for A. Roux. More recently, it was in the library of Jacques Levy. CONDITION: Pristine condition, with marbled slipcase and chemise. Full description and photographs available. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Les Enluminures (ABAA & ILAB)]
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        The War Of The Rebellion: A Compilation Of The Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies

      Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1886. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. Size=6.5"x9.5. (full book description) Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1886. 1st Edition VG-, Hard Cover, DJs Not Issued. Size=6.5"x9.5", 2354pgs(Index). Black cloth. 2 Volumes. U.S. Civil War Union General J. M. (John McMartin) Schofield's personal copy with his signature & date on Volume II. He also served as U.S. Secretary of War and Commander of the U.S. Army. Volume I has library ink stamp on Title Page but no other markings and is in VG+ condition. Volume II has a 1" front spine edge cloth tear and cloth wear at spine edges, cloth is dull, gold gilt spine letters rubbed and slightly faded, o.w. a clean copy and each is Good+. Texts in both volumes bright and in Fine condition. SELLING WORLDWIDE since 1987. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

      [Bookseller: Ed Conroy Bookseller]
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        Shooting: Field and Covert

      Longmans, Green, and Co, London 1886 - Lg. 8vo. Gilt decorated 3/4 blue morocco over gilt stamped orange cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Expertly rebacked retaining original boards. Light rubbing to edges. Corners lightly bumped. Gilt top edge. Pages untrimmed. Silk ribbon marker. The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes. One of 250 numbered copy of the special Large Paper edition. Frontis. Book plate of previous owner to front endpaper. Illustrated with more than 100 b&w annotated in-text plates and charts. A very tight copy in very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Germinie Lacerteux Dix compositions par Jenniot Gravées à l'eau-forte par L Muller

      Paris: Maison Quantin, 1886. Leatherbound. Good +. 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.

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        Dulce Cor, Being the Poems of Ford Berêton [pseud]

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench, 1886, 1886. First edition. NCBEL III, 1044. Edges slightly rubbed; fine copy.. 8vo, original olive-green cloth, gilt lettering. Frontis portrait and one plate. The first book by S.R. Crockett (1860-1914), a collection of poetry written under the pseudonym "Ford Berêton," published just as Crockett was ordained into the Church of Scotland. It would be seven years more, and after he had resigned his ministry, until Crockett began publishing his famous Scottish stories, beginning with his successful The Stickit Minister. A good Scottish literary association copy: on the half-title is the ownership signature and address of William Sharp, a.k.a. "Fiona Macleod," a contemporary and almost certainly acquaintance or friend of Crockett's.

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        KAN'EI GAFU

      1886 - [EHON] Nishiyama KAN'EI, artist. KAN'EI GAFU. Osaka: Maekawa Zenbei, Meiji 19 [1886]. 28.6 x 18.3 cm. Orihon in brocade covers with 25 double- page color woodcut prints of birds, flowers, etc. Wonderfully well printed, an early impression, with the brocade covered boards and printed title label. See Mitchell 334. Complete:

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, Inc. ABAA]
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        Instructions to Railway Postal Clerks July 1 1885 With October 5 1883 With A Tax Manual for Cigar Manufacturers With Letter Carriers of the St Louis Post Office Laws and Regulations With

      

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        All The Year Round A Weekly Journal Vol XXX-XXXVIII

      At 26, Wellington St, Strand, London 1886 - 9 vols. Contemporary half morocco. A Handsome Set 1882-1886 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath RareBooks ABA ANZAAB ILAB]
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        Manuel du Vigneron en Algérie et Tunisie

      Paris: Challamel Ainé, 1886. First edition. xii, 184 pp. 8vo. Original printed pink wrappers. Covers chipped with loss to spine. First edition. xii, 184 pp. 8vo. Inscribed by the author on the half-title, "A Monsieur Paul Vibert ...". Playfair, Algeria, 4554

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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