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        There Is No Natural Religion. By Wm. Blake. Facsimilied at Edmonton Anno 1886 by Wm. Muir, E. Druitt, H.T. Muir, and J.T. Watts.

      4to. Edmonton: William Muir, 1886. 4to, [25] leaves including the preliminary and final blank. Original wrappers, upper cover lettered in manuscript (by Muir?) and signed and numbered by Muir. Copy #50 of 50 copies, signed by Muir. Includes " All Religions are One", and Muir's own version of the missing plate b5. Essick notes: There is No Natural Religion. The "Preface," dated 1886, indicates that the facsimile is based on plates "in the British Museum [copy A] and from some papers in my own possession [copy L]." However, the printed front wrapper of Muir's Europe facsimile (1887) indicates that "Mr. Burt's copy [H?--which, according to Joseph Viscomi, is a forgery]" was also used. This would seem to be correct since copies A and L are printed in olive and green, whereas plates a1, a2, and b1 in the facsimile are in brown, as in copy H. Also includes plate 2 of All Religions are One, the original of which is bound into There is No Natural Religion copy M, and Muir's own version of the missing plate b5. Delivered to Quaritch 8 Sept. 1886. Note: There is No Natural Religion copy M also printed in brown, but it seems unlikely that this was "Mr. Burt's copy" since copy M was in the Tulk family collection until 1956." BB#249(g). Bentley, Blake Books, 249 G. The Templeton Crocker/Herbert M. Evans copy with the Crocker bookplate at the front and Howell's note "HME" at the back (priced $100).

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        Observations astronomiques. 3 Bände.

      Dresden Baensch -95 1886 - (32 x 25,5 cm). (4) 220 S./ (4) 272 S./ (4) 189 S. Mit 4 Holzstichtafeln. Original-Halbleinwandbände. Einzige Ausgabe. - Der aus einer reichen und berühmten russischen Familie stammende Astronom Engelhardt (1828-1915), korrespondierendes Mitglied der Russischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, siedelte 1875 nach Dresden über und ließ sich dort eine private Sternwarte bauen. Sein Hauptbetätigungsfeld war die Beobachtung von Kometen, Asteroiden, Nebeln und Sternhaufen. Ende der 90er Jahre mußte er aus gesundheitlichen Gründen seine Beobachtungen einstellen. Er übergab daraufhin die gesamte Einrichtung seiner Sternwarte der Universität von Kazan. - Die Tafeln zeigen das Privat-Observatorium und seine Instrumente. - Name auf Vorsatz. Vereinzelt gering stockfleckig. Einbände etwas berieben, bestoßen und fleckig. Oberes Kapital des ersten Bandes restauriert. Insgesamt gut erhalten. - Beiliegend: Doppelblatt mit Nachträgen zum 3. Band (Sonderdruck aus Astron. Nachrichten)

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        Les affiches illustrées.

      - Paris-Imp. Chaix, 1886. 30,5 cm. X-160 p. Ilustr. con lám. y 20 cromolitografías por Jules Chéret, en el texto. Enc. en media piel, nervios. Pequeñas faltas de piel en el lomo. (11045-E7). BIBLIOFILÍA. ARTE.

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        1886 Original NEW ORLEANS CITY DIRECTORY w/ EVERY RESIDENT & BUSINESS + COOL ADS of the Day

      SOARDS' NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, CITY DIRECTORY for 1886: A Complete Record of the Residents of the Entire City, A Classified Business Directory, An Appendix of Useful Information for the Churches, Societies, Incorporations, Governmental, Foreign Consuls, Etc.; Also, an Improved Street Guide. Published by L. Soards, Publisher, NEW ORLEANS, 1886. This is the Original, Vintage Directory published in 1886. Original hardcovers, printed cloth covered boards and spine, gilt lettering to the spine, 6x9 inches, thick volume, 1115 pages, plus yellow page ads in the front lettered A to Z (26 pages), pink page ads near the rear lettered A to Z (26 pages), and more yellow page ads at the rear lettered A to C (3 pages). Contains numerous advertisements of the day. These directories were published as advertising vehicles so ads are everywhere, including the covers and stamped on the page edges. This volume was part of the amazing SUTRO GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY of SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. There is a Sutro Library bookplate on the front pastedown, and Sutro Library ink stamps and associated library labels, marks and stamps here and there throughout. The Sutro Library was (and to a large part still is) a treasure trove of genealogical books collected by Adolph Sutro and donated to the City of San Francisco. The collection was pretty much neglected by the City until, in 2012 the City gave the collection to the library of San Francisco State University. Before and after the move to SFSU, quite a few volumes from the Sutro genealogical library were, sadly, deaccessioned, so that the collection would fit it into its new space. In its new home the Sutro Library is still considered to have the best genealogical collection west of Salt Lake City, and is now much better cared for, it is just not as large as it was. Once these wonderful deaccessioned Sutro genealogy books find new homes they will likely not be seen again for some time. GOOD CONDITION: The spine covering is chipped, scraped and worn, but the gilt lettering is still fairly bright and fully legible; the front and rear covers are worn through at the corner tips and some places along the edges, are lightly soiled, and have a few rubs, but they are solid and their printing is bright. Internally there are Sutro Library labels, marks and stamps as noted above; the front and rear inner hinges have been neatly repaired / reinforced with cloth tape; the first page has some edgewear, and there is a bit of edge wear here and there; otherwise the inner pages are tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, nice copy. A COMPLETE, ORIGINAL 1886 DIRECTORY of RESIDENTS and BUSINESSES of NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana. About the SUTRO LIBRARY (from where this book was deaccessioned): ******The Sutro Library holds the original collection of Adolph Sutro (1830-1898), California businessman and San Francisco mayor. The library has a large collection of publications and items dating from the 13th to the 21st centuries. It also has one of the largest genealogy collections in the U.S. Adolph Sutro's heirs donated his collection to the California State Library in 1913 with the requirement that the collection stay within the city of San Francisco. After operating in various locations in the city for almost 100 years, the Sutro Library moved to a permanent home at San Francisco State University in 2012.****** INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is thick and heavy and will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks. Good.

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        La Pléiade. Première année. Année 1886 complète

      La Pléiade 1886 - - La Pléiade, Paris Mars - Novembre 1886, 15,5x24,5cm, 7 fascicules reliés en 1. - Edition originale sur papier courant pour les six premières livraisons ; pour la septième, un des rares exemplaires sur Hollande. Première année complète. Reliure en demi chagrin rouge à coins, dos à quatre nerfs orné de filets dorés et de doubles caissons dorés richement décorés, initiales dorées en queue, quelques traces de frottements sur le dos, doubles filets dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, coins émoussés, couvertures conservées pour chacun des numéros, tête dorée. Contributions de : Ephraïm Mikhael, Théodore de Banville, Pierre Quillard, Jean Ajalbert, Rodolphe Darzens, René Ghil, Victor Michelet, Paul Roux. Chaque premier plat de couverture porte une signature manuscrite, celle d'Henri Lenoir, en guise d'ex-libris, un petit manque en tête de la première garde. Agréable et rare exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition on current paper for the first six deliveries; for the seventh, one of the few copies on Holland paper. First full year. Bound in half red shagreen with corners, back with four nerves decorated with gilded nets and double richly decorated gilded boxes, initials gilded in tail, some traces of rubbing on the back, double golden nets on the plates of marbled paper, guards and contreplats of paper in the bowl, blunt corners, wrappers preserved and bound in for each number, gilded head. Contributions from: Ephraim Mikhael, Theodore Banville, Pierre Quillard, Jean Ajalbert, Rodolphe Darzens, René Ghil, Victor Michelet, Paul Roux . Each first cover dish bears a handwritten signature, that of Henri Lenoir, by way of ex-libris, a small lack at the head of the first guard. Nice and rare copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les mémoires d'un veuf

      Léon Vanier 1886 - - Léon Vanier, Paris 1886, 12x18,5cm, broché. - Edition originale sur papier courant. Dos légèrement insolé, infimes piqûres sans gravité sur les plats. Envoi autographe signé de Paul Verlaine à Emile Le Brun. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition on current paper. Back slightly insolated, tiny bites without gravity on the boards. Autograph dedication signed by Paul Verlaine to Emile Le Brun. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Personal Memoirs of U S Grant

      New York: Charles L. Webster, 1886. First Edition. Illustrated with frontispiece portait of Grant in both volumes, with forty-three maps, including a large folding map, and two steel engravings. 584; 647, [1]pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Original green cloth. Very Good, minor staining on front cover of Volume One. First Edition. Illustrated with frontispiece portait of Grant in both volumes, with forty-three maps, including a large folding map, and two steel engravings. 584; 647, [1]pp. 2 vols. 8vo.

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        La Beata

      Peñas Pineda, España - JOSÉ GUTIÉRREZ SOLANA (1886-1945) Estampa del madrileño José Gutiérrez Solana, pintor, grabador y litógrafo que fue uno de los que mejor captó el aspecto de la España Negra, de inicios del siglo XX. El aguafuerte fue hecho por el artista entre 1932-1933 pero se editó por primera vez el 1946, ocho meses después de su fallecimiento. Esta obra, junto con otras (formando un total de 19), fue editada por Peña Pineda, entonces propietario de las planchas y estampada por Adolfo Rupérez. El tiraje fue corto, 25 ejemplares numerados y sellados en seco, pero magníficamente estampada. Los primeros dos ejemplares, numerados 1 (el nuestro) y 2, se estamparon sobre papel Japón antiguo; tres más se hicieron sobre Japón Imperial (números 3, 4 y 5); por último, 20 ejemplares, del 6 al 25, sobre papel de tina. Firmada en plancha en ángulo inferior izquierdo: J. Solana. Tiraje 1/25. Estas obras se expusieron en la galería de arte Estilo de Madrid (del 25 febrero al 9 de marzo de 1946). Bibliografía: Luis Alonso Fernández, José Gutiérrez Solana. Grabador y litógrafo, Catálogo del Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, p. 22 y 34. Buen estado de conservación. Magnífica estampación. Amplios márgenes. Una de las mejores estampas de Solana. Siglo/Century: XX Aguafuerte y aguatinta Papel Japón antiguo Grabador/Engraver: Gutiérrez Solana, José Dibujante/Draw Artist: Gutiérrez Solana, José (Circa 1932-1933), 1946 Altura papel/Paper height: 380 Anchura papel/Paper width: 264 Altura plancha/Plate height:135 Anchura plancha/Plate width: 110

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        Théorie analytique des probabilités. Troisième édition, revue et augmentée par l'auteur.

      Paris (Gauthier-Villars ) 1886 - (29 x 22,5 cm). (6) CLXXIII, 645 S. Moderner Halblederband, unbeschnitten. (Oeuvres complètes de Laplace). Nachdruck der Ausgabe Paris 1820. - "Das zweite große Forschungsgebiet von Laplace war die Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung. In seinem zweibändigen Werk 'Théorie Analytique des Probabilités' (1812) gab Laplace eine Definition der Wahrscheinlichkeit und befasste sich mit abhängigen und unabhängigen Ereignissen, vor allem in Verbindung mit Glücksspielen. Außerdem behandelte er in dem Buch den Erwartungswert, die Sterblichkeit und die Lebenserwartung. Das Werk stellte eine Widerlegung der These dar, dass eine strenge mathematische Behandlung der Wahrscheinlichkeit nicht möglich sei. Diese These wurde damals von vielen Mathematikern vertreten und auch Laplace' ehemaliger Lehrer d'Alembert war bis zu seinem Tod 1783 dieser Auffassung" (Wikipedia). - Kleiner Stempel auf Vorsatz und Titel, sonst sauberes und wohlerhaltenes Exemplar auf kräftigem Papier [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Independent Liquorist; or, The Art of Manufacturing and Preparing; All Kinds of Cordials, Syrups, Bitters, Wines, Champagne, Beer, Punches, Tinctures, Extracts, Essences, Flavorings, Colorings, Worcestershire Sauce, Club Sauce, Catsups, Pickles, Preserves, Jams, Jellies, Etc., Etc.

      New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1886. Hardcover. Very good +. Duodecimo size, 206 pp. Early reprint, ca. 1886, of a recipe book for all manner of beverages and sauces, useful "for the trade" as well as "for family or medicinal purposes". First published in 1866, this second printing seemingly more scarce than the first; OCLC records 22 copies of the 1866 edition and only two of this ca. 1886 printing; seemingly scarce in the marketplace, with no auction records according to our research. The author, in his introduction, states that he "served seven years under the instructions of the late V.J. Moner, the well-known liquorist, chemist, and botanist". Mr. Monzert collected "useful knowledge or information" and, in 1858, conceived the idea of writing this book. He experimented with many of the recipes himself, mixing ingredients at times to his own physical danger; during one such experiment the glass bottles he was using grew hot and exploded, "setting fire to the room and furniture and burning his face and hands in a terrible manner". He eventually established himself as a wine merchant in the Bowery, New York, "where he got with great success, until the breaking out of the late rebellion [i.e., the Civil War], when he, as well as many others, became bankrupt, on account of the inability of the South to meet its liabilities" (N.B., quotes from book's introduction). A fascinating book, with chapters on alcoholic drinks, colorings, foods including ice cream, and many others - we even spotted a recipe for a gin cocktail that sounds remarkably like today's martini. Of especial interest are the items in the Appendix, including "Perfect Love Elixir" and "Remedy for wind in the veins".___DESCRIPTION: Bound in full rust coloured pebbled cloth, both boards with publisher's device blind-embossed and single rectangular ruled border, spine with elaborate gilt lettering, publisher's device and rules, the table of contents listing each item by its recipe number (not page number); duodecimo size (7.5" by 5.25"), pagination: [1-iii], iv-xvii, [xviii], 1-193, blank [194], [12 pp.] publisher's ads.___CONDITION: Overall very good plus to near fine, with clean binding, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the corners only gently bumped and with minimal rubbing, the endpapers have toned but the text pages are clean and bright, and free of prior owner markings; a hint of wear to the joints and some rubbing to the head and tail of the spine, there are a few places where the guttars are beginning to crack but the text block remains solid; a clean, handsome copy.___CITATION: OCLC: 30551793.___POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard shipping charge does not always cover costs; please inquire for details.___Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        Lettre autographe signée et enveloppe adressée à la Comtesse Potocka. Maupassant sur l'Angleterre: : « J'en ai eu plein les yeux ; mais j'en aurais plein le dos si je les avais entendus. »

      Signed autograph letter from Guy de Maupassant to the Countess Potocka, 76 lines in black ink on a double sheet, envelope attached. Aylesbury, Angleterre 10 août 1886 10,1x15,3cm 4 pages sur un feuillet double

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        On multiple algebra: an address before the Section of Mathematics and Astronomy of the American Association for the Advancement of Science at the Buffalo meeting, August, 1886.

      Salem, Mass. Salem Press, 1886. First edition, very rare offprint issue. "One of Gibbs' most famous papers was entitled 'On Multiple Algebra.' It was given as an 'Address before the Section of Mathematics and Astronomy of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, by the Vice-President' and was published in 1886. Of all Gibbs' writings this essay gives the best picture of his conception of the place of vector analysis within the wider fields of algebra and mathematics in general" (Crowe, p. 158). "In the year 1844 two remarkable events occurred, the publication by [William Rowan] Hamilton of his discovery of quaternions, and the publication by [Hermann Günther] Grassmann of his 'Ausdehnungslehre.' With the advantage of hindsight we can see that Grassmann's was the greater contribution to mathematics, containing the germ of many of the concepts of modern algebra, and including vector analysis as a special case ... When Grassmann's work finally became known, mathematicians were divided into quaternionists and antiquaternionists, and were spending more energy in polemical arguments for and against quaternions than in trying to understand how Grassmann and Hamilton might be fitted together into a larger scheme of things. So it was left to the physicist Gibbs to present for the first time in his 1886 lecture the essential ideas of Grassmann and Hamilton side by side. The last words of his lecture are, 'We begin by studying multiple algebras; we end, I think, by studying MULTIPLE ALGEBRA'" (Dyson, p. 644). In modern terms, a 'multiple algebra' is an 'algebra', i.e., a 'vector space' equipped with a product that is distributive with respect to addition (a(b + c) = ab + ac). The algebras considered by Grassmann and Gibbs were associative ((ab)c = a(bc)), but not necessarily commutative (ab = ba). "Gibbs began with a brief treatment of the history of multiple algebra and considered such men as Möbius, Grassmann, Hamilton, Saint-Venant, Cauchy, Cayley, Hankel, Benjamin Peirce, and Sylvester. By this analysis Gibbs hoped among other things 'to illustrate the fact, which I think is a general one, that the modern geometry is not only tending to results which are appropriately expressed in multiple algebra, but that it is actually striving to clothe itself in forms which are remarkably similar to the notations of multiple algebra, only less simple and general and far less amenable to analytical treatment, and therefore, that a certain logical necessity calls for throwing off the yoke under which analytical geometry has so long labored.' The strongest praise and fullest treatment was bestowed upon Grassmann. Considering in detail a number of the products defined by Grassmann, Gibbs discussed their significance and argued that Grassmann's system provides a rich and encompassing point of view. Gibbs concluded the paper with a discussion of applications of multiple algebra to physical science. Thus he stated: 'First of all, geometry, and the geometrical sciences which treat of things having position in space, kinematics, mechanics, astronomy, physics, crystallography, seem to demand a method of this kind, for position in space is essentially a multiple quantity and can only be represented by simple quantities in an arbitrary and cumbersome manner. For this reason, and because our spatial intuitions are more developed than those of any other class of mathematical relations, these subjects are especially adapted to introduce the student to the methods of multiple algebra.' "Proceeding then to specifics, Gibbs noted that through Maxwell electricity and magnetism had become associated with the methods of multiple algebra but that astronomy had so far remained aloof. Having noted that for geometrical applications multiple algebra will generally take the form of a point or a vector analysis, Gibbs stated that 'in mechanics, kinematics, astronomy, physics, or crystallography, Grassmann's point analysis will rarely be wanted.' However arguments were given on behalf of the usefulness of point analysis for investigations in pure mathematics. The concluding paragraph and the concluding sentence in particular have now become classic. 'But I do not so much desire to call your attention to the diversity of the applications of multiple algebra, as to the simplicity and unity of its principles. The student of multiple algebra suddenly finds himself freed from various restrictions to which he has been accustomed. To many, doubtless, this liberty seems like an invitation to license. Here is a boundless field in which caprice may riot. It is not strange if some look with distrust for the result of such an experiment. But the farther we advance, the more evident it becomes that this too is a realm subject to law. The more we study the subject, the more we find all that is most useful and beautiful attaching itself to a few central principles. We begin by studying multiple algebras; we end, I think, by studying MULTIPLE ALGEBRA.' "Gibbs' paper may be taken as symbolic of the ever-increasing interest expressed at that time by pure and applied mathematicians in multiple algebra. The increasing interest in vector analysis was a part, in one way the most influential part, of that trend. Gibbs was able, as some later writers were not, to view vector analysis in the broad perspective offered by multiple algebra. That Gibbs was deeply interested in multiple algebra is shown by the facts that every two or three years he gave a course in multiple algebra and that he planned to publish additional writings on multiple algebra and had actually done research in this regard" (ibid., pp. 158-160). "Josiah Willard Gibbs was born in 1839: his father was at that time a professor of sacred literature at Yale University. Gibbs graduated from Yale in 1858, after he had compiled a distinguished record as a student. His training in mathematics was good, mainly because of the presence of H. A. Newton on the faculty. Immediately after graduation he enrolled for advanced work in engineering and attained in 1863 the first doctorate in engineering given in the United States. After remaining at Yale as tutor until 1866, Gibbs journeyed to Europe for three years of study divided between Paris, Berlin, and Heidelberg. Not a great deal of information is preserved concerning his areas of concentration during these years, but it is clear that his main interests were theoretical science and mathematics rather than applied science. It is known that at this time he became acquainted with Möbius' work in geometry, but probably not with the systems of Grassmann or Hamilton. Gibbs returned to New Haven in 1869 and two years later was made professor of mathematical physics at Yale, a position he held until his death. "His main scientific interests in his first year of teaching after his return seem to have been mechanics and optics. His interest in thermodynamics increased at this time, and his research in this area led to the publication of three papers, the last being his now classic 'On the Equilibrium of Heterogeneous Substances,' published in 1876 and 1878 in volume III of the Transactions of the Connecticut Academy. This work of over three hundred pages was of immense importance. When scientists finally realized its scope and significance, they praised it as one of the greatest contributions of the century" (ibid., p. 151). J. Crowe, A History of Vector Analysis, 1967. F. Dyson, 'Missed opportunities,' Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society 78 (1972), 635-652. Offprint from: Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Vol. XXXV. 8vo (246 x 155 mm), pp. 32. Original printed wrappers (a few small marginal chips), unopened.

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        Diario bolognese dall'anno 1796 al 1818. Con un cenno cronologico dei governi di Bologna dalla sua fondazione in poi e notizie storiche sulle Compagnie Religiose e delle arti ecc.

      Bologna, Società Tipografica già Compositori, 1886-87, quattro volumi rilegati in uno in-8vo mezza pelle d'epoca rosso-mattone con titoli e fregi dorati al dorso, conservate all'interno le copertine originali, pp. XVI-158 + 173 + 175 + 171-(2) con un ritratto dell'autore inciso in antiporta. Buona copia.

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        Anna Karenina First Edition in English

      Thomas Crowell, 1886 Spine chipped at head and toe, slight leaning, otherwise a nice sound copy a bit better than very good - contents clean, owner signature to endpaper. Original brown cloth still quite clean, bright and presentable.First Edition, earliest issue: floral endpapers, no list of Tolstoy titles at front, five pages of ads at back beginning with "Crowell's Red Line Poets" with 66 titles available, no titles in any ads published later than 1885

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        Beiträge zur Geschichte der Deutsch-Vatikanischen Beziehungen in den letzten Jahrzehnten, Quellen und Darstellungen zur politischen Kirche - Sonderband A - Nur für den Dienstgebrauch - Jeder SS-Führer, der dieses Buch erhält, ist persönlich verantwortlich, dass das Buch in keine unberufenen Hände gelangt. SS-Gruppenführer Berger

      Extrem selten ! Mit dem Vermerk: "Dieses Buch trägt die Nummer 1886", [ Schlagworte: SS - XX, Reichsführer-SS, Hauptamt, Waffen-SS, Heinrich Himmler, Reinhard Heydrich, Schutzstaffel, Schutzstaffeln, Schwarzes Korps ]

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        Les mémoires d'un veuf

      First edition on current paper. Back slightly insolated, tiny bites without gravity on the boards. Autograph dedication signed by Paul Verlaine to Emile Le Brun. Léon Vanier Paris 1886 12x18,5cm broché

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        Diario bolognese dall'anno 1796 al 1818. Con un cenno cronologico dei governi di Bologna dalla sua fondazione in poi e notizie storiche sulle Compagnie Religiose e delle arti ecc.

      Bologna, Società Tipografica già Compositori, 1886-87, quattro volumi rilegati in uno in-8vo mezza pelle d'epoca rosso-mattone con titoli e fregi dorati al dorso, conservate all'interno le copertine originali, pp. XVI-158 + 173 + 175 + 171-(2) con un ritratto dell'autore inciso in antiporta. Buona copia.

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        The Football Annual 1886

      Wright & Co. 1886 - 19th edition of this famous annual which was published between 1868 to 1908 and provides invaluable information on the early days of football. Small 8vo. 198pp. Rebound in black cloth without the original wrappers but including the ads. Boards a little bumped and lacking spine. Internally very good and this copy would benefit from a rebind. Very scarce. From our large stock of football books and publications. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Tod des Vergil.

      522 (2) Seiten (1) Blatt Gr.-8, gebundene Ausgabe, Halbleinen (rote Deckel, schwarzer Rücken mit goldgeprägter Titelei auf rotem Rückenschild), Kopffarbschniit. Vergoldung am Rückentitel fast ganz abgerieben, Vorderdeckel im Rand lichtspurig, Vorsätze etwas gebräunt, Bindung stabil, ansonsten das Buch sauber und frisch, auf dem Vorsatz persönliche Widmung des Autors: "Für Helene und Werner Richter/ sehr freundschaftlich und/ von Herzen/ Hermann Broch/ Juli 45". Hermann Broch (* 1. November 1886 in Wien - + 30. Mai 1951 in New Haven/USA) war ein bekannter österreichischer Schriftsteller. Einbandentwurf Stefan Salter, erste deutsche Ausgabe, gegenüber der englischen Erstausgabe, die 6 Monate früher erschien, mit Ergänzungen und Überarbeitungen, im Anhang mit Quellen und Danksagungen, Sternfeld/Tiedemann 80, Deutsches Exilarchiv 1,738, WG 9.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1886 - 1886 Wisden - Rebind with Covers

      1886. Hi, This lot is an 1886 Rebound Wisden , with the original covers bound within. This is the 23rd edition and the the range of the harder to get years in Original form. This book is in Very Good Condition The boards are in Brown with gilt to the spine and also Gerald Brodribb to the front. The covers are very nice and tall, there is some darkness to an area of the front cover but only minimal rounding to the corners and minimal markings other than the darkness. No trimming to report, these are very tall books. Little if any foxing and nice clean white pages.

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        Document signed.

      Paris, 6. VII. 1886. - 622:473 mm. 1 page. Large-format letter of recommendation to the Chinese Emperor Guangxù for Ernest Constans, former Minister of the Interior, who was to serve as ambassador to China in 1886-87 with a view to strengthening trade between the two countries.

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        Grundzüge der anatomischen und klinischen Chemie. Analecten für Forscher, Aerzte und Studierende von Ludwig J.W. Thudichum.

      Berlin, Verlag von August Hirschwald, 1886, 8, VIII, 348 pp., Halbledereinband der Zeit St.a.Tit. First Edition! "This is among Thudichum's most important books" DrabkinVorwort: "Indem ich den Lesern einige, wie ich glaube, wichtige Resultate vieljähriger Arbeiten vorlege, habe ich keine nähere Erklärung über die bei ihrer Ermittlung beobachteten wissenschaftlichen Grundsätze zu machen, welche nicht aus der Natur des Werkes hervorgingen oder in demselben nicht näher begründet wären. Es kann keinem Zweifel unterliegen, dass ehe die von mir abgehandelten Gegenstände vollständig erledigt sind, jeder Versuch zur practischen Verwendung der biologischen Chemie in der Heilkunst nur geringe Erfolge haben wird. Diese practische Verwerthung ist aber wieder an sich die Bedingung der Entdeckung von Heilmitteln, deren Nothwendigkeit für die Sicherheit und normale Dauer des menschlichen Lebens weder durch sogenannte Verhütung von Krankheiten im Sinne der öffentlichen Gesundheitslehre, noch durch Hervorbringung künstlicher Immunität durch Impfung modificirter Krankheiten auch nur zweifelhaft gemacht werden kann. Die Entwicklung der Bacteriologie hat zur Ausbreitung dieses sowohl populären als wissenschaftlichen Verlangens auch in Kreisen Veranlassung gegeben, welche sich sonst um die Behandlung der Krankheiten zu bekümmern nicht veranlasst sahen. Somit fordere ich als Theil des Zusammenwirkens aller angezogenen Zweige der Wissenschaft eine ausgiebige Pflege der Chemie auf dem ganzen durch den Titel angedeuteten Gebiete. Der Titel selbst nun ist sorgfältig gewählt, um Materien und Methoden von denen der gewöhnlich sogenannten physiologischen Chemie zu unterscheiden. Er macht daher auf grössere Genauigkeit, aber keineswegs auf Neuigkeit Anspruch, indem die darin gebrauchten Adjective sowohl von französischen als englischen Schriftstellern auf den Titeln ihrer Werke wiederholt benutzt worden sind. Viele der besten Anatomen der letzten hundert Jahre haben die chemische Zusammensetzung des todten Körpers als Theil der anatomischen Wissenschaft nicht nur betrachtet, sondern in ihren Werken geradezu abgehandelt. Dass sie Secrete und Excrete als Theile des todten Körpers ansahen war eine logische Folge ihres wissenschaftlichen Vorgehens. Auch die Verfasser von Werken über mikroskopische Anatomie hielten es meistens für passend, ihren Darlegungen die chemische Betrachtung der Gewebe, wenn nicht einzuflechten, doch vorauszuschicken. Somit glaube ich, durch Hinweisung auf die Praxis vieler bedeutender Männer, einer weiteren Rechtfertigung dieses Theils meines Titels enthoben zu sein. Sodann habe ich das Werk in Analecten abgefasst in der Absicht, hauptsächlich das neue, nöthige Gute, das Bekannte aber nur zur Herstellung des Zusammenhanges beschreiben zu müssen. Denn warum sollte man den Umfang eines Werkes vergrössern, oder die Geduld und Mittel eines Lesers auf die Probe setzen durch Darstellung von Gegenständen, welche in jedem besseren Lehr- oder Handbuch der allgemeinen Chemie genügend auseinandergesetzt sind. Auch ohne diese Beigaben werden Leser und Forscher genug Stoff zum Nachdenken oder Nacharbeiten in der Mehrzahl der Capitel dieses Werkes finden. Wenn der eigentlich klinischen Chemie ein viel geringerer Raum gelassen ist, als ihr Inhalt zu füllen erlaubt, so wird man das der Nothwendigkeit zu Gute halten, fundamentale anatomische Thatsachen zunächst festzustellen. Der tägliche Bedarf des Berufes drängt auch mich zur practischen Behandlung der Wissenschaft, und ich habe auch in Betreff dieser eine nicht unbeträchtliche Menge wichtiger Thatsachen zu meiner Verfügung. Im Falle nun Zeit und Umstände es mir gestatten, werde ich diesem Bande etwa innerhalb Jahresfrist einen zweiten folgen lassen und in demselben die Erörterung der übrigen Hauptfragen der anatomischen zugleich mit einer ausführlicheren Darlegung der Grundzüge der klinischen Chemie verbinden. Ich habe soviel wie möglich Principien und Resultate zu illustriren und Detail zu vermeiden gesucht. Dennoch waren Darstellungen von Processen nicht auszulassen, sondern zugleich mit analytischen Vorgängen und Daten auf das unumgängliche Maass zu beschränken. So genaue analytische Vorschriften, wie sie nöthig wären, um es auch dem Autodidakten zu ermöglichen für Mangel an practischer Führung Ersatz zu finden, schienen mir zu dem Plan des Werkes nicht zu passen. Denn die darin beschriebenen Arbeiten erfordern zur erfolgreichen Ausführung den ganzen Apparat des organisch chemischen Laboratoriums, und wo dieser vorhanden ist, wird auch ihre ganze Methode Träger und Exponenten gegenwärtig haben. Die Art und Weise, in welcher ich genöthigt worden bin die Hauptfragen polemisch zu behandeln, um Controversen ihrer Erledigung zuzuführen, ist bei jeder Veranlassung im Text so kurz, aber auch so einschneidend wie möglich angegeben worden. Die erste Analecte behandelt die dabei in Betracht kommenden hauptsächlichen Uebelstände in keineswegs erschöpfender, aber, wie zu hoffen steht, genügender Weise, um ihnen durch weiteres Verständniss Abhülfe zu verschaffen."Drabkin No. 162

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        Die Chouans oder Die Bretagne im Jahre 1799. Mit zwanzig rot eingedruckten Original-Lithographien im Text sowie vierzig ganzseitigen, s/w Original-Lithographien auf vierzig ungezählten Blättern. Zusätzlich die Extrasuite aller Lithographien, signiert,...

      ...in separater Mappe. - (Die Einbandrücken in der unteren Hälfte mit wenigen schwachen, kleinen Flecken, an den Gelenken und Kanten minimal berieben, innen im äußersten weißen Rand papierbedingt minimal gebräunt, sonst sehr gut.) Handgefertigter mittelbrauner Niger-Maroquinband (272 x 222 x 39 mm) auf fünf echten, erhabenen Bünden, die durch vergoldete Linien abgesetzt sind, auf dem zweiten Feld der goldgeprägte Titel, unten Ort und Jahr. Die Deckel mit vergoldeten Randrahmen aus einer Linie und davon abgesetzt ein weiterer Rahmen aus zwei Linien. Handgestochene grün/weiße Seidenkapitale, Kopfgoldschnitt, vorn und unten unbeschnitten. Vorsätze aus Marmorpapier in blauem Grundton Innenkantenvergoldung aus einer Linie. Signiert auf hinterem Spiegel unten "HEYNE-BALLMÜLLER".Die Extrasuite der Lithographien in einer handgebundenen Flügelmappe (273 x 220 x 23 mm), bezogen mit demselben mittelbraunen Niger-Maroquin, auf dem glatten Rücken der Titel, die Vergoldung der Deckel wie beim Buch, doch auf dem Vorderdeckel zusätzlich eine vierzeilige Titelei in Versalien. Signiert auf vorderem Spiegel unten "HEYNE-BALLMÜLLER".Eins von nur 75 römisch in der Druckpresse numerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe mit einer zweiten Folge aller 60 Original-Lithographien, jede davon vom Künstler handsigniert, lose in einer gesonderten Original-Maroquinmappe. Gesamtauflage 375 Exemplare. Unter dem Kolophon von F. Heubner signiert. Dieses Exemplar, Nr. XLV, wurde gedruckt für das "Kaufhaus des Westens, Berlin Bücherabteilung". Druck der Lithographien durch die Kunstanstalt Heinrich Eigner, des Textes in der Breitkopf-Fraktur von B. Heller in München.Der Münchner Maler und Graphiker Friedrich Leonhard Heubner (1886 - 1974), Schüler von Julius Diez und Mitglied der Arbeitsgemeinschaft der "6", der auch Emil Preetorius angehörte, zeichnete u.a. Karikaturen für die "Jugend", Plakate u.a., war aber vor allem als Buchillustrator tätig. Seine Werke wurden ab 1912 auf zahlreichen Ausstellungen der "Secession" in München und Berlin gezeigt. Seine zarte wie lockere Manier erinnert an Slevogt oder Meid. Vgl. Thieme/B. XVII,2 Vollmer II,436 & Schauer II,97.First edition. Brown morocco, gilt, five raised bands, bound by Heyne-Ballmüller. One of 75 copies, of a total edition of 375. With the Extrasuite of the lithograph illustrations by Friedrich Heubner. Bindings slightly stained in paces, joints slightly rubbed, else near fine. - Erste Ausgabe mit diesen Illustrationen. "Die Drucke des Bücherwinkels". "Zweiter Druck". Rodenberg 350,2 - Lang: Impressionismus 95 - Sennewald 23,1. / Heyne-Ballmüller (Binder) / Kaufhaus des Westens (Provenance). - RFM - Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage oder auf unserer Homepage.

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        Slocum [cover title]. A Hero sans peur et sans reproche. In Memoriam [preface by Alonzo Williams]. "For What He Was and All He Dared Remember Him Today" [Memoir] by Olney Arnold

      [Providence, R.I.: Livermore & Knight, 1886. Portrait frontispiece. [12] ff. Portrait and text printed on rectos only (first and last leaves blank). 1 vols. Square 24mo. Stitched into hard-tack biscuit-shaped covers of pressed cardboard. Pencil dates August 1888 and April 9, 1890, on front pastedown. Fine. Portrait frontispiece. [12] ff. Portrait and text printed on rectos only (first and last leaves blank). 1 vols. Square 24mo. Unrecorded Slocum Biscuit. On the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the battle of Bull Run, veterans of the Civil War honor the memory of the Rhode Island hero, John Stanton Slocum, first colonel of the Second Rhode Island volunteers, who fell in battle on 21 July 1861. The memoir of Slocum is by his friend Gen. Olney Arnold (1822-1900). The Providence division of the Grand Army of the Republic was named the Slocum Post in his honor; a fair and bivouac was organized in late April 1886. A book-object of singular appearance. UNRECORDED.

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        Album of 73 mounted photographs of Rome, 1886

      Rome, 1886. Images neatly captioned on the mount by the traveler who assembled them, often with pertinent remarks and historical observations, and with lengthy quotation from Rogers's "Italy" to open the album. 1 vols. Most of the photographs measure approximately 10 x 8 inches. Each photo is mounted to the recto of a leaf of the album, bound in green pebble cloth of the period, lettered in gilt on the upper cover "Roma." Label of Garroni, Piazzi Trevi ,on the pastedown. Images neatly captioned on the mount by the traveler who assembled them, often with pertinent remarks and historical observations, and with lengthy quotation from Rogers's "Italy" to open the album. 1 vols. Most of the photographs measure approximately 10 x 8 inches. Fine Photo Album of Rome. Wonderful assemblage of period photos of the Eternal City, assembled by a tourist in 1886, comprising portraits, views of the city and surrounding landscapes, architecture, works of art, antiquities, street scenes, etc. Signed on the flyleaf by the original owner-compiler, and dated "Margaret Willing Chisholm. Rome January 9th/86"

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        Autograph Letter Signed ("Emile Zola"), to George Moore about the translation of "A Mummer's Wife"

      14 avril [18]86, Paris - 2 pp. biofolium. 8vo. Zola to his disciple George Moore, regarding "A Mummer's Wife" A fine letter from Zola to his disciple, the Irish novelist George Moore, informing him that work has begun on the translation into French of his novel, "A Mummer's Wife," a landmark work of English naturalism. Zola notes that he that he is waiting for it to be completed before writing his preface, and comments on the nature of translation, among other things. In part:. "On travaille á votre "Femme d'un cabotin" chez Charpentier. On en est à peu près au tiers de la composition, et j'attends qu'on me donne le tout, pour le lire et pour me mettre à votre préface. Il parait que la traduction n'est guère bonne; mais c'est le sort commun. Ne vous impatientez donc pas. Je ne vous oublie point ?."[They are working on your "Mummer's Wife" at Charpentier. Almost a third has been done and I await its completion to read it and commence your preface. It seems the translation is hardly a good one, but that is the common fate. Do not get impatient then, I do not forget you ?.]The French translation was published as "Femme d'un cabotin" in Le Voltaire from July-October 1886, then in book form by Charpentier in 1888 - without a preface by Zola, however. Due to certain remarks made by Moore in his "Confessions d'un jeune Anglais," also published in 1886, Zola told Moore that it was no longer possible for him to write the preface. (Their friendship survived the episode; for Moore's account of their meeting on the subject, see his "My Impressions of Zola," in the English Illustrated Magazine, volume 11, pp. 480 ff.) Zola's impact on Moore was profound. "While still living in Paris, a vital factor in [Moore's] decision to turn to literature had been his meeting with Zola, whose 'disciple' he soon became, with the avowed intention of introducing the French writer's 'naturalism' to England. In Moore's first realistic novel, the three-volume A Modern Lover (1883) . he translated into an English setting the French art scene he had known so well. The book met with scant commercial success, partly due to the reluctance of the circulating libraries adequately to stock it. To circumvent such censorship, he persuaded Zola's English publisher, Henry Vizetelly, to issue his next book, A Mummer's Wife (1885), in an inexpensive one-volume format. It was the first truly 'naturalistic' novel with an English background, dealing as it did with alcoholism and the tawdry side of the theatrical world. Reviews were mixed, but it was generally agreed that a new and distinctive, if somewhat abrasive, voice had arrived on the London literary scene" (ODNB). Moore also wrote the preface to the English editions of Zola's Pot-Bouille (Piping Hot! 1885) and La Curée (The Rush for the Spoil, 1886). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        La Pléiade. Première année. Année 1886 complète

      First edition on current paper for the first six deliveries; for the seventh, one of the few copies on Holland paper.First full year.Bound in half red shagreen with corners, back with four nerves decorated with gilded nets and double richly decorated gilded boxes, initials gilded in tail, some traces of rubbing on the back, double golden nets on the plates of marbled paper, guards and contreplats of paper in the bowl, blunt corners, wrappers preserved and bound in for each number, gilded head.Contributions from: Ephraim Mikhael, Theodore Banville, Pierre Quillard, Jean Ajalbert, Rodolphe Darzens, René Ghil, Victor Michelet, Paul Roux ...Each first cover dish bears a handwritten signature, that of Henri Lenoir, by way of ex-libris, a small lack at the head of the first guard.Nice and rare copy. La Pléiade Paris Mars - Novembre 1886 15,5x24,5cm 7 fascicules reliés en 1

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        Madame Bovary

      London: Vizetelly, 1886. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Rebound in full teal calf, spine gilt in compartments, top edge gilt, added marbled endpapers, gilt turn ins, with the original cover cloth laid down and recessed on the front board. Tiny paper lift on the front endpaper, previous owner's name neatly on verso of frontis and final page, ads bound in before the half title; an attractive copy of the first English edition of Flaubert's great work. 383pp with a frontis and 4 plates. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 046593.

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        There is No Natural Religion.

      8vo. London: Pickering & Co., 1886. 8vo, 12 leaves with illustrations printed lithographically in reddish-brown highlighted in black (3 colored), original printed blue wrappers. In a later full brown morocco binding, lettered in gilt, lower cover rehinged. Large-paper copy, privately printed for Pickering in an edition of 50 copies. One of the rarest Blake facsimiles, and, only in the large-paper edition, very well executed (the rest were not colored and were printed in a dark brown without highlights). Not in Bentley but see Blake Books Supplement, page 140. Essick notes: "According to BBS page 140, the plates reproduced are the same as those in the Muir facsimile of 1886, apparently from copies A, L, and perhaps H. However, Joseph Viscomi, Blake and the Idea of the Book, pp. 205, 212-13, demonstrates that most of the plates (a1, a2, a4, a8, a9, b3, b4, b12) in this Pickering facsimile were based on copy I, one of the early "bogus" or facsimile copies now in the Morgan Library. The remaining plates (a2, a5, a6, a7) were probably based on copy D (Harvard) or copy G (Morgan), according to Viscomi."

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        Durch Central-Brasilien. Expedition zur Erforschung des Schingu im Jahre 1884.

      Leipzig. Verlag F.A. Brockhaus, 1886. - mit Frontispiz, 4°. 27,4 x 19,7 cm. XII;372 Seiten, In gutem Zustand. Einband etwas berieben, Schnitt angeschmutzt, Buchblock frisch, Bindung haltbar. mit über 100 Text- und Separatbildern von Wilhelm von den Steinen, 12 Separatbildern von Johannes Gehrts, einer Spezialkarte des Schingústroms von Dr. Otto Clauss, einer ethnographischen Kartenskizze und einer Übersichtskarte. Nachgebunden: Kunstlederrücken mit goldgeprägtem Titelschild, Lederecken, Deckelbezug: gedrucktes Mamorpapier, kräftig roter Rundumfarbschnitt. Fadenheftung mit Heftband, Hardcover in Halbleder, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The playing rules of lawn tennis as adopted by the United States National Lawn Tennis Association

      New York: Peck & Snyder, 1886. 22; [42] pp. Illustrated with diagrams and wood engravings. 1 vols. 16mo. Original beige printed wrappers. Small inkspot on upper cover, small chips from spine, otherwise an excellent copy of a rare, fragile, and important work. 22; [42] pp. Illustrated with diagrams and wood engravings. 1 vols. 16mo. The Origins of Modern Tennis and the USLTA. A fascinating glimpse into the early days of a a sport just getting organized in the United States, The United States National Lawn Tennis Association was founded in 1881 at the Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York City, by a group of young players who wished to standardize the rules of the game and promote the sport (later, in 1920, "National" was dropped and the organization became simply the USLTA). The Rules they adopted eventually became a standard reference for aficionados of the fledgling sport. All early editions of the Rules of the game are quite rare, including this 1886 printing, and they can be divided into two groups of titles: those using "Official Rules" and those using "Playing Rules". According to Phelps & Sabine, editions of the THE OFFICIAL LAWN TENNIS RULES, AS ADOPTED etc., appeared in 1881 (Philadelphia, Lippincott) and 1882 (Boston, Wright & Dixon); but no copies of either of these editions is to be found in OCLC, which lists, however editions of 1885 and 1889 under that title. Also following Phelps & Sabine, THE PLAYING RULES AS ADOPTED, etc., was first published in New York in 1884 by Peck & Snyder. OCLC finds only one copy of that edition (Brown University); Phelps & Sabine also refer to editions of 1886 (this) and 1889 -- however, no copy of the 1886 edition is described. OCLC locates 3 copies: at St. Johns, Yale, and NY Public. The Racquet and Tennis CLub Library also holds a copy. The first section contains "The Laws of Lawn Tennis" and "The Constitution and By-Laws" of the fledgling Association, with a section on "Cases and Decisions" by James Wright; the second section contains the "Rules of Umpires", a discussion of various rackets and balls (Peck & Snyder, manufacturers), and illustrated ads for footwear, lawn markers, nets, tennis paraphernalia, etc. Finally, there is a list of over 40 Clubs belonging to the Association, including the "Cheynenne Lawn Tennis Club" in Wyoming, with 50 members. Copies of any of these USLTA incunabula are quite rare, and when found, quite fragile. Phelps & Sabine, p. 203; Racquet and Tennis Club, Dictionary Catalogue (1970) 2:414; OCLC (3 copies: Yale, St. Johns, and NY Public)

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1886 - 1886 Paperback Wisden

      1886. Hi, This lot is an Original 1886 Wisden Paperback. In Very Good Condition.  This Wisden was on my main shelf for some time, recently upgraded to similar without the 1886 to spine. This Wisden is very nice indeed, 100% original the covers are tall and in very good order, very clean with barly a mark. There is a name to the top of the front cover. The spine paper is superb, it has 1886 added to the blank spine (letters came in 1887) clean pages inside and internally a super book, top corners have a small bump at the rear. Hard to beat (took me a few years).

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        The Collected Works.

      London: Ellis and Scrutton,, 1886. Edited with a preface and notes by William M. Rossetti. 2 volumes in 4, large octavo. Original japon backed blue boards, white paper title label to each spine, pages uncut. Frontispiece portrait of the author to first volume. Small blot to title page of the first part, light crease at corner of the frontispiece, mild browning to the terminal leaves in each volume, tips of the odd board a trifle rubbed, scuff to upper board of the fourth part, spines a little tanned and with the occasional nibble to the heads and tails. An excellent set. First edition, large paper issue, one of 25 copies only on handmade paper and bound in four parts. With a pencilled note on the front free endpaper dated March 1887 stating this to have been the first set delivered to the publishers and given by one of them – Albert Ellis – to the writer of the note. It was published simultaneously with the trade edition.

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        PEARLS AND PEARLING LIFE.

      George Bell & Sons 1886. . 1st Ed. 329pp. + 10pp. publ. adverts. Tinted frontis., 2 plain plates, 7 chromolitho. plates, folding map. Some light browning, new e.ps., recased, original gilt lettered cloth with gilt globe to upper board, corners frayed, joints and spine repaired. Bibliography: p [317]-322. Edwin William Streeter (1834-1923) worked for Harry Emanuel before setting up on his own account in 1867/8 in Conduit Street. He moved in 1873 to Harry Emanuel's old premises in New Bond Street where he described himself as 'Diamond merchant, Goldsmith, Jeweller, Watchmaker'. He took a particular interest in precious stones. Covering the history, giving details of the origin and formation of pearls, pearling in the Sooloo Archipelago, the North-West Australian Fishery, Terrres Straits Fishery, Ceylon Pearl Fisheries, the Persian Gulf Fisheries, the American Pearl Fisheries, River Pearls, Coloured Pearls, Famous Pearls, etc. US$1216

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        Illustrerad Idrottsbok 1-3 - Handledning i olika grenar af idrott och lekar

      Bok. Tre volymer. Fritzes hovbokhandel 1886-1888. Skinnrygg. 494+648+574 sidor. Cirka 1000 illustrationer i varje del. Observera att innehållsförteckningen i del 2 och 3 är förväxlade (skiftade). Rekommenderad post ingår i priset inom Sverige. Fler foton kan skickas vid intresse. Något nötta pärmslut, annars välhållna. (v)

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        There Is No Natural Religion. By Wm. Blake. Facsimilied at Edmonton Anno 1886 by Wm. Muir, E. Druitt, H.T. Muir, and J.T. Watts.

      Edmonton: William Muir, 1886. 4to, [25] leaves including the preliminary and final blank. Original wrappers, upper cover lettered in manuscript (by Muir?) and signed and numbered by Muir. Copy #50 of 50 copies, signed by Muir. Includes “ All Religions are One”, and Muir's own version of the missing plate b5. Essick notes: There is No Natural Religion. The "Preface," dated 1886, indicates that the facsimile is based on plates "in the British Museum [copy A] and from some papers in my own possession [copy L]." However, the printed front wrapper of Muir's Europe facsimile (1887) indicates that "Mr. Burt's copy [H?--which, according to Joseph Viscomi, is a forgery]" was also used. This would seem to be correct since copies A and L are printed in olive and green, whereas plates a1, a2, and b1 in the facsimile are in brown, as in copy H. Also includes plate 2 of All Religions are One, the original of which is bound into There is No Natural Religion copy M, and Muir's own version of the missing plate b5. Delivered to Quaritch 8 Sept. 1886. Note: There is No Natural Religion copy M also printed in brown, but it seems unlikely that this was "Mr. Burt's copy" since copy M was in the Tulk family collection until 1956.” BB#249(g). Bentley, Blake Books, 249 G. The Templeton Crocker/Herbert M. Evans copy with the Crocker bookplate at the front and Howell’s note “HME” at the back (priced $100).

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        Robur le conquérant. Un billet de loterie. Frritt - Flacc

      - Hetzel, Paris 1886, Grd. in-8 (17,5x27,8cm), 220 ; 198pp., relié. - Prima edizione collettiva. Un catalogo di volume doppio DF, con le novità per l'anno 1885/1886. Uno dei pochi volumi con la data sul frontespizio. Illustrato con 87 disegni di Bennett e Roux. editor di cartone con due elefanti del 3 ° tipo. calico rosso. A. Lenègre rilegatore di libri. Piastra Souze. Bello primo piatto. Secondo appartamento nello stato bello. Torna un po 'ori opachi. Angoli e tappi leggermente strofinato. tappo testa molle. fresco di carta, con foxing quasi inesistente. Nizza copia. anticipazione romana in cui tre membri di un club di volo vengono rimossi per un viaggio su una macchina volante degno del Nautilus. Jules Verne darà una risposta tardiva al romanzo nel titolo: Padrone del mondo. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première édition collective. Un volume double, catalogue DF, avec les nouveautés pour l'année 1885/1886. Un des rares volumes portant la date en page de titre. Illustré de 87 dessins par Benett et Roux. Cartonnage d'éditeur aux deux éléphants du 3e type. Percaline rouge. A. Lenègre relieur. Plaque de Souze. Belle première plaque. Second plat en bel état. Dos aux ors un peu ternes. Coins et coiffes légèrement frottées. Coiffe de tête molle. Papier bien frais, aux rousseurs quasi inexistantes. Bel exemplaire. Roman d'anticipation dans lequel trois membres d'un club aéronautique sont enlevés pour un voyage à bord d'une machine volante digne du Nautilus. Jules Verne donnera une suite tardive à ce roman dans le titre : Maître du monde.

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        Anna Karenina

      New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Company, 1886. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First American edition, likely first issue titles. (No other titles listed opposite monogrammed title page. While no established priority exists, the vague consensus is that the other Tolstoy titles listed opposite the title page are points of issue, as they can date months and years past the initial publication. No established priority for binding color. Five pages of ads at rear with no mention of any Russian titles. Line, Ettlinger and Gladstone 39.) Brown cloth with gilt stamping, floral endpapers. viii, 5-773, (v). Good condition. Cloth stained and worn away along head and tail, frayed along bottom edge and at tips. Front hinge starting. A few small stains and occasional light foxing throughout.The rare first appearance of Tolstoy's classic novel in the English language.

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        The Mayor of Casterbridge.

      London: Smith, Elder & Co.,, 1886. The Life and Death of a Man of Character. 2 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, decorative bands and floral decorations on front covers and spines in black, titles to spines gilt, grey floral endpapers. Early ownership inscriptions of J. D. Hunter to head of half-title of vol. II. Vol I. in bright cloth, vol. II darkened, extremities worn in places, a few areas of surface wear or pale blemishes to sides, hinges of vol. II skilfully repaired. A good set. First edition in book form, presentation copy of volume I, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To the Hon. Mrs Jeune, from Thomas Hardy". Presentation copies are highly uncommon, with just two copies traced at auction. The recipient, Mary Jeune, later Baroness St Helier (1848–1931), was a prolific essayist (publishing around 50 periodical essays), vigorous philanthropist on behalf of women and poor children, and a notable London hostess, renowned for her sparkling intellect and with "an insatiable appetite for society". Hardy called her "Mrs Jeune the irrepressible", and, when visiting London, stayed at her and her husband's house so frequently that he became known as their "dosser" (Ferguson, p. 7). St Helier wrote a spirited defence of Hardy in a letter to the Daily Chronicle in May 1894, responding to a suggestion that his recently published collection, Life's Little Ironies, ought to be suppressed on the ground of sexual frankness. As well as Hardy, her guests included luminaries such as Matthew Arnold, Robert Browning, Somerset Maugham and Oscar Wilde; she also formed a somewhat unlikely friendship with the reserved and society-averse Edith Wharton. In A Backward Glance, Wharton described meeting Thomas Hardy several times over luncheon at St Helier's: "I found it comparatively easy to carry on a mild chat on literary matters... I felt he was completely closed in his own creative dream"), and wrote affectionately of St Helier herself: "Others have done justice to her tireless and intelligent activities on the London County Council... I wish to record that this woman, who figured to hundreds merely as the most indefatigable and imperturbable of hostesses, a sort of automatic entertaining machine, had a vigorous personality of her own, and the most generous and independent character". Rideing recalled, "Fortunate were those who, visiting London, took with them a letter of introduction to Lady Jeune … She more than anybody else fused and liberalized London society, leading it out of the ruts of rank and class into a fellowship with art and letters, and surprising both elements by the results of her tact and magnetism. An introduction to her became a passport to many social privileges … Her intellectual and political influence was as great as the charm which made her salon so brilliant" (Rideing, p. 280). This is an assembled set, with St Helier's cupid bookplate (as Mary Jeune) to the front pastedown of the first volume; the second volume is from the library of the bibliographer of Victorian novelists, Walter E. Smith, with his lightly pencilled ownership inscription to the front free endpaper.

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        Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

      London Longmans 1886 - First edition, first issue with wrapper correction in ink by the publisher, small 8vo., [viii], 141, [1, blank] pp., (lacking final leaf, K8, with advertisements), signed by Frederic Dannay on the half-title as Barnaby Ross and Ellery Queen, pseudonyms for works co-written with his cousin, Manfred B. Lee, publisher's perfect binding in original light brown wrappers printed in red and blue, rebacked in matching paper, wrappers lightly soiled, edges lightly worn with a couple of short closed tears and soft marginal creases, restoration to inner margin of final leaf, page edges lightly worn with occasional minor, marginal soiling, contemporary owner signature to title-page, else very good. A very well restored copy with excellent provenance, preserved in a bespoke solander box. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone and basis for several films, including John S. Robertson's 1920 adaptation providing John Barrymore with a career-defining role. One of the author's most enduring works (the other being Treasure Island), Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was an immediate success and helped cement Stevenson's reputation. The work is decidedly 'dark' in classification since it presents a jarring and horrific exploration of various conflicting traits lurking within a single person. The success of the book enjoys longevity in its international acclaim, inspiring countless stage productions and more than 100 films. The book was in fact ready in December 1885 but because 'the bookstalls were already full of Christmas numbers, etc. and the trade would not look at it, publication was postponed until January 1886 and the date on the cover altered by the pen' (Mr. Charles Longman in Balfour's Life, ii, 14). 'Until 1886 [Stevenson] had never earned much.by his pen. But in that year came two successes that greatly increased his reputation and with it his power to earn. These were The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Kidnapped. Tthe former, founded partly on a dream, is a striking apologue of the double-life of man. The success of these two tales, both with the critics and the public, established Stevenson's position at the head of the younger English writers of his day' (DNB). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Salammbo

      Saxon & Co., London 1886 - 4to. 1st edition of this translation. LIMITED SIGNED ISSUE, one of 100 SIGNED by the translator, the publisher, and the author of the introduction, but not signed by the dedicatee. Rebacked. Full leather; t.e.g. Translator's and Mrs. M. French Sheldon's photos pasted in at recto of f.f.e.p. and second blank. A few scrapes to boards, rubbing to edges and some wear to fore-corners. Chipping to edges of free endpapers. A little toning to leaves, offsetting to pps. 94-95, obviously from a plant laid-in at a previous rime. Offsetting to first blank. Newspaper clippings pasted to verso of second blank and recto of third, also causing offsetting. Negligible stains to edges of text block. VG. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Strand Book Store, ABAA]
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        Madame Bovary

      Vizetelly, London 1886 - Rebound in full teal calf, spine gilt in compartments, top edge gilt, added marbled endpapers, gilt turn ins, with the original cover cloth laid down and recessed on the front board. Tiny paper lift on the front endpaper, previous owner's name neatly on verso of frontis and final page, ads bound in before the half title; an attractive copy of the first English edition of Flaubert's great work. 383pp with a frontis and 4 plates. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 046593. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Memoir of Shelley.

      London: printed for The Shelley Society by Richard Clay and Sons,, 1886. (With a fresh preface). Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to spine and sides in black. Portrait frontispiece, and engraved plate by Finden. Manuscript label to upper inner corner of front board. Ends and corners somewhat worn, spine a little dust soiled, a few minor marks to covers, spotting to endleaves, a very good copy. First separate edition, subscriber C. R. Ashbee's copy with an autograph letter from Rossetti tipped in. This is the uncommon first separate edition of Rossetti's memoir of Shelley, which was first published as part of the 1870 edition of Shelley's poems, but here issued by The Shelley Society with a new preface by Rossetti. The autograph letter from Rossetti, dated January 1886, acknowledges the recipient's subscription to the Shelley Society, and notes that "every member receives gratis, as part of the equivalent for his subscription, all the publications of the Society". The copy has woodcut bookplate of Arts & Crafts designer Charles Robert Ashbee (1863-1942), a follower of William Morris, who in 1888 founded the Guild and School of Handicraft, and then in 1898 with Laurence Hodson founded The Essex House Press, intended as a successor to the Kelmscott Press. Ashbee's Essex House press printed fine editions of Shelley's Prometheus Unbound (1904) and also A Letter from Percy B. Shelley to T. Peacock, July, MDCCCXVI (1901). This copy thus rather nicely connects the Romantic poets, via the Pre-Raphaelites, to the Arts & Crafts movement.

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        A Memoir of Shelley. (With a fresh preface).

      London: printed for The Shelley Society by Richard Clay and Sons, 1886 - Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to spine and sides in black. Manuscript label to upper inner corner of front board. Ends and corners somewhat worn, spine a little dust soiled, a few minor marks to covers, spotting to endleaves, a very good copy. Portrait frontispiece, and engraved plate by Finden. First separate edition, subscriber C. R. Ashbee's copy with an autograph letter from Rossetti tipped in. This is the uncommon first separate edition of Rossetti's memoir of Shelley, which was first published as part of the 1870 edition of Shelley's poems, but here issued by The Shelley Society with a new preface by Rossetti. The autograph letter from Rossetti, dated January 1886, acknowledges the recipient's subscription to the Shelley Society, and notes that "every member receives gratis, as part of the equivalent for his subscription, all the publications of the Society". The copy has woodcut bookplate of Arts & Crafts designer Charles Robert Ashbee (1863-1942), a follower of William Morris, who in 1888 founded the Guild and School of Handicraft, and then in 1898 with Laurence Hodson founded The Essex House Press, intended as a successor to the Kelmscott Press. Ashbee's Essex House press printed fine editions of Shelley's Prometheus Unbound (1904) and also A Letter from Percy B. Shelley to T. Peacock, July, MDCCCXVI (1901). This copy thus rather nicely connects the Romantic poets, via the Pre-Raphaelites, to the Arts & Crafts movement. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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