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        Collected Works

      1886 - ROSSETTI, Dante Gabriel. The Collected Works. London: Ellis and Scrutton, 1886. Two volumes. Thick small octavo, early 20th-century full blue morocco gilt, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, watered silk doublures, top edges gilt, uncut; original cloth bound in. $1500.First collected edition of Dante Rossetti's poems and translations, edited by his brother, handsomely bound by Zaehnsdorf. The copy of New York City mayor and shipping magnate W.R. Grace."A superb poet". From his earliest contributions to The Germ [a pre-Raphaelite literary magazine]". to the last unpublished poems collected by his brother, his strange genius is evident" (Kunitz & Haycraft, 534-45). Volume I includes Rossetti's verse (including his acclaimed sonnet sequence "The House of Life") and various prose tales and essays; Volume II features the author's translations, especially of Dante Alighieri. With introductory essay by Rossetti's brother William. Original blue cloth-gilt bound into both volumes. Simultaneously issued in a large-paper edition of only 30 copies, bound in four volumes. Rossetti 42. CBEL III:271. Armorial bookplate of New York City mayor and shipping magnate William Russell Grace. Today, Grace is best known as the founder of the steamship and trading company W.R. Grace, which began as a small firm exporting products out of Peru and quickly bought other companies until it became the large international corporation it is today. It was through his philanthropy that Grace became mayor of New York City. A well-publicized donation of $40,000 in supplies for famine-struck Ireland made him a popular public figure and he won the 1880 election without any political experience. By 1884, his tough stance against corruption had earned him a reputation as a reformer and succeeded in winning him a second term. Grace was a self-made multi-millionaire and remained an avid book collector right up until his death. Bookplate.Joints slightly tender. A lovely copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Arizona Champion Newspaper October 16, 1886

      Flagstaff, Arizona 1886 - A scarce early issue of the Arizona Champion from October 16, 1886. Tears up to two inches, chips, penciled margin notes, and margin dampstains. Leaves are separated. One editorial discusses how Geronimo has been more popular since his surrender than before it, with another report from a former governor stating that General Miles' conditional surrender was best for peace. There is a notice from early Grand Canyon tourist guide and developer John Hance stating his claim to land at Grand Canyon. Another column answers the question "Are Cowboys Degenerating?", and one article argues that Flagstaff really needs a bank. Two other columns feature the illustrated brands and a reward proclamation for the Mogollon Live Stock Protective Association, with the brands of many well-known early Flagstaff ranchers. A timetable of the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad, a company instrumental in the land deals and settlement of northern Arizona, is on the front page. The Arizona Champion was published in Flagstaff from 1884-1891, when it became the Coconino Sun. The paper recorded much on northern Arizona's early ranching industry and development. ; 23 1/2" x 17 1/4"; 4 pp

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        EINLEITUNG in ein Aegyptisch-Semitisch-Indoeuropaeisches Wurzelwörterbuch.

      W. Friedrich, 1886. in-4, pp. X, 393, 120, belliss. e raffinata leg. p. pelle coeva con ricchi fregi oro al d. con tas. e nervi, cornici in oro ai piatti, dentelles, tagli dorati, risguardi in carta dec. Importante dizionario etimologico comparativo delle lingue copte ed indoeuropee. Ciascun termine è accompagnato dalla corrispondente simbologia egiziana e dal termine latino e dalla radice europea. Con ampi indici al fine. Manca a Fabia Borroni e Orsini, Catalogo Biblioteca Egittologica di Torino, che citano altri lavori dello stesso autore. Splendido esempl. in elegante legatura. Perfetto stato di conservazione. [027]

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        Two Autograph Letters Signed, to "my dear Alice" [Jackson]

      1886. Four pages each, Hampstead Heath (London) 1886 and Maryhill (Glasgow) [1892]. (Mrs.) Alice Jackson, of Kirkbuddo near Forfar, Angus, Scotland, was a friend of the Scottish fantasy novelist George Macdonald; both letters begin "My dear Alice".~The first letter is on mourning stationery of "Cedar Lawn, Hampstead Heath N.W." and is dated by hand "Aug. 19, 1886." It reads:~You see I do not like to forget old times, and so acknowledge a victory of the old bald man with the scythe [Father Time?] -- therefore call you by the old name. It was I fear rather a rude thing to send that packet without a letter, but I was greatly occupied, and let it go without its chaperon. It ought to have been sent to you long before. Since then I have been to see my mother and uncle. They are indeed both wonderfully well. I wish I could see them often, but even next Monday we start again for Bordighera [on the Italian Riviera]. You may be sure if we were near you we should be very glad to go & see you. If my wife were by me she would send her love. Please remember me most kindly to Dr. Jackson. You will surely be coming to the Riviera some day? Pardon haste, & believe me yours affectionately, George MacDonald".~The second letter is on stationery of "Killermont, Maryhill" and is dated "Glasgow Sunday night" but with the accompanying envelope (addressed to "Mrs. Jackson | Kirkbuddo | near Forfar") postmarked Aberdeen Feb. 19, 1892 and again on the back Forfar Feb. 20. This letter reads:~I still may call you so [My dear Alice] -- may I not? It is very kind of you to want me to come to you, but I do not see how I am to do it, for I am so much occupied. I preached in Glasgow this morning. Tomorrow & Tuesday I lecture here, Wednesday at Dundee, Thursday at Stirling, and Friday at Aberdeen. Then come Peterhead, Banff, Inverness, Huntly next week, and Sunday at Bristol. I had given the arrangement of my lectures into the hands of Mr Smith the bookseller at Aberdeen, and he did not favour the idea of Forfar [near Alice]. But if anyone there would take the thing up, I would try to come to you next year, if I come again so far north, for then, I suppose, I might have the pleasure of being your guest. This time I fear it cannot be managed, without more fatigue than I ought to encounter while having to work. From now till the end of October I have every night occupied, or at most two, more likely only one, disengaged -- Sundays also are occupied. My wife is not with me, nor one of my people. You see I am allowed to go about alone now, I am so much better. I have been working as hard as ever in my life -- with the proofs of four books sometimes on my table at once. I mention this as some excuse for not having written to you, as I fear you think I ought to have done. But at the time it did not seem imperative, and so, in the much that must be done, I let it pass. Thanking you again for your kind letter, I am always yours affectionately George MacDonald.~Both letters are in fine condition, folded when mailed.

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        Tragaldabas -

      Georges Chamerot 1886 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-4 267 pp. Reliure bradel demi-maroquin fauve à coins. Dos lisse avec un fleuron doré. Tête dorée. Rousseurs en début d'ouvrage puis elles s'estompent sur beau papier de Chine. Bel état intérieur. Première édition illustrée par Edouard Zier de 54 compositions en noir gravées par F. MEAULLE. Enrichi d'une lettre autographe de l'auteur qui écrit à son journal pour se plaindre de ne pas avoir de places de théâtre réservées, en particulier pour les premières représentations. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      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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        Arlberg-Album. (Deckeltitel: Album der Arlbergbahn).

      Wien, Carl Gerold‘s Sohn, o. J. (1886). Qu.-8°. Mit Titelblatt in Rotdruck u. 18 chromolithogr. Farbtafeln nach Ferdinand Gatt. Grüner OLwd.-Bd. m. goldgepr. Deckeltitel. Erstausgabe. - „Frühe farbige Ansichten der Bahn und der Orte an der Strecke. Blattgröße 15,5, x 20,5 cm, Bildausschnitt ca. 10 x 15,5 cm. Die Farbdrucke wurden nach Aquarellen von Ferdinand Gatt ausgeführt. Die Tafeln sind auf der Rückseite mit einem aufgeklebten Papierstreifen bezeichnet und numeriert“ (Neuner). - Die Tafeln zeigen: Zirl mit der Martinswand; Oetzthal-Brücke; Station Imst; Zams mit der Kronburg und dem Tschirgant; Landeck; Pians mit der Parseiergruppe; Schloss Wiesberg und die Trisannabrücke; Station Strengen mit dem Riflerspitz; Flirsch; Pettneu; St. Anton. Ost-Portal des Arlberg-Tunnels; Langen. West-Portal des Arlberg-Tunnels; Klösterle mit dem Wäldli-Tobel; Radonna-Tobel; Dalaas; Bürserschlucht mit der Scesaplana bei Bludenz; Feldkirch; Rankweil. - Einband etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Rücken alt mit passendem Leinen überzogen. Titelblatt etw. fleckig. Eine Tafel verso mit eingeklebtem Zeitungsausschnitt. Die Tafeln vereinzelt etw. berieben bzw. an den Rändern bestoßen u. rückseitig etw. fleckig. - Nebehay/W. I, 7; Dreyer 78; Neuner 660. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Arlberg-Album, Album der Arlbergbahn, Vorarlberg, Ansichtenwerke

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        tissé d'après les Enluminures des Manuscrits du XIVe au XVIe Siècle

      Four full-page illus. & each page within a decorative border, all taken from early illuminated MSS. 50 pages. Small 4to, orig. Jansenist-style binding of morocco by J. Kauffmann-Petit & Maillard, doublures of blue morocco richly gilt & inlaid to a retrospective Renaissance motif consisting of green, brown, & blue morocco interlocking strap-work, five raised bands on spine, top & bottom edges gilt. Lyon: [A. Henry for A. Roux], 1886-88. This is one of the true marvels of nineteenth-century technology in the service of the "Book Arts," and absolutely must be seen to be fully appreciated. It is a spectacular neo-Gothic Book of Prayers, made of silvery-grey and black silk thread, woven together by means of the Jacquard automated loom method, the results being accurate to within one-tenth of a millimeter. There is a strange and wondrous dimensionality in these pages, which without exaggeration can be said to shimmer. The book also represents an important technical innovation: hundreds of thousands of punched cards were employed as automated weaving instructions, conveyed to an array of mechanized looms. It took two years of programming and weaving to create approximately 60 copies. At the time of its invention, in 1801, the Jacquard loom was the most complex programmable machine in existence. The incredible potential of the "Operations / Variables" punched card system, with its binary data and modern "Input / Output / Storage" capabilities, was seized upon by English visionary Charles Babbage, who integrated the process into his theoretical "Analytical Engine." James Essinger has argued convincingly that the Jacquard loom was pivotal in the in the development of computer science (see Jacquard's Web: How a Hand-loom led to the Birth of the Information Age, 2004). With uncanny prescience, the data input mechanisms and intricate algorithms that created the present volume prefigure modern computer automation and computer programming: input consisting of complex instructions conveyed to the mechanical looms by means of punched cards; output in the form preconceived patterns; and memory in which the instructions can be stored and subsequently recovered. Lillian Randall determined that the "illuminations" in the present Prayer Book actually came from a single source, namely a late 19th-century monograph published by Gruel and Engelmann: Imitation de Jésus-Christ, which contained reproductions of a variety of illuminated manuscripts from the 14th through the 16th-century. Our copy is in a perfect state of preservation and in an unusually elaborate version of the standard binding. Preserved in the original velvet-lined box. ? For a detailed account of the technical intricacies see: Paul Marais, "Livre de Prières tissé" in the Bulletin du Bibliophile (1889), pp. 163-66. Bowden, Faster than Thought: The Invention of Perforated Cards by M. Jacquard (London: 1953), pp. 23, 350-51, & 379-80. Michael Laird in The World from Here. Treasures of the Great Libraries of Los Angeles (edited by C. Burlingham & B. Whiteman, 2001), 63-"Despite the fact that this rare volume is not a printed book, it is of singular interest in that it was completely woven with silver and black silk thread. It also represents an extremely early book production involving automation and programming...The book was manufactured on silk looms that were programmed using the punched-card system developed by Joseph-Marie Jacquard (1752-1834). Several hundred thousand cards were required to program this curious magnum opus (the actual figure is not known, but estimates range from 106,000 to 500,000). After fifty failed attempts, it took two years to weave approximately sixty copies…It will be observed that the weave in the present volume is almost microscopic (it is exactly four hundred weft threads for every 2.5 centimeters [approximately one inch])…The movement of the machine was limited to one tenth of a millimeter, the result being an extremely precise piece of bookmaking, which, on account of the material used, truly gleams. It is noteworthy that Jacquard's looms, only slightly modified, are still in use today, producing some of the world's finest fabric for furniture. The punched instructional cards utilized by Jacquard's weaving machinery served as the primary inspiration for the famous 'Analytical Engine' conceived by Charles Babbage (1791-1871)…The present volume may represent the first, and probably the only, successful attempt at weaving a book.".

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        Complete Works

      1886 - HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel. Complete Works. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and The Riverside Press, 1886. Twelve volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter brown morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. $3800."Riverside" edition, with frontispieces and etched vignette title pages, handsomely bound by Riviere&Son.Introductory notes by Hawthorne's son-in-law George Parsons Lathrop. Etchings by Blum, Church, Dielman, Gifford, Shirlaw and Turner. "Whatever their disagreements, most of his critics and biographers continue to regard Hawthorne as his distinguished contemporaries Fields and Melville did-as a shrewd and large-minded writer who read widely and pondered deeply about the human condition and about American identity from Puritan times to his own". He created texts whose power, profundity and artistry command our attention" (ANB). These volumes include such classics as The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables, Mosses from an Old Manse-the collection that includes "Rappacini's Daughter" and "Young Goodman Brown"-and Twice-Told Tales. Bookplates.A fine set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Feuilletons illustrés / Illustrated Serials].

      Japon, Meiji, ca. 1886. 1886 10 vol. in-24° (115 x 78 mm.). Frontispice en couleurs pour chaque vol. Brochage éditeur, plat supérieur toilé illustré en couleurs. Feuilletons illustrés. Fascicules abondamment illustrés en noir et blanc et en couleurs pour les frontispices, de scènes d'aventures (combat, personnages fantastiques, chevauchées). 10 vols. 24mo. Coloured frontispiece for each volume. Illustrated publisher's boards. Illustrated comic books, forerunner of mangas. Fine copy.

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        A Natural History of the Nests and Eggs of British Birds

      Three volume set with 232 chromolithographed colour plates. Crown 4to. Very minor amount of foxing, largely confined to tissue guards and o/w. contents are in fine condition. Original binding in near fine condition. With neat inscription dated 1886 to ffep?s of each volume. A most pleasing set.

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        Lettre autographe signée (à Marie Froment) / Joint : lettre autographe signée de Frédéric Masson à Barbey d'Aurevilly

      - Lettre autographe signée, Mercredi, à Mlle Marie Froment, 1 page in-8 à l’encre rouge, à la devise gravée Never More. On joint une lettre autographe signée de Frédéric Masson à Barbey d’Aurevilly, 7 avril 1886 (1 page et demie in-8 à en-tête de Goupil et la revue Les Lettres et les Arts). « Mercredi, Mademoiselle Marie Froment, La forme la plus discrète que vous avez cherchée, heureusement sans la trouver, ne vaut pas un peu de naïveté, et vos vingt brouillons valent vingt fois mieux qu’un autographe. C’est pour cela, Mademoiselle, que je vous envoie celui-ci. Jules Barbey d’Aurevilly Et non pas Barbet s’il vous plait ». Dans sa lettre Frédéric Masson témoigne à Barbey d’Aurevilly son admiration, et évoque la publication de ses « beaux vers » dans la revue : « Je voudrais bien que Rops que j’ai choisi pour les illustrer se pressât quelque peu. Cet homme de génie est rebelle aux Lettres »

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        PEPPER AND SALT: OR SEASONING FOR YOUNG FOLK

      1886. PYLE, HOWARD. PYLE,HOWARD. PEPPER AND SALT: OR SEASONING FOR YOUNG FOLK. NY: Harper Brothers 1886. Large 4to (9 x 11 1/2"), brown pictorial cloth, spine ends and corners worn, cover rubbed, foxing on preliminary blank pages, 2 small edge chips, tight and overall VG-. 1st edition of Pyle's first book of fairy tales. Written by Pyle and featuring many wonderful full page and in-text illustrations. Meigs (p.302) says: "The stories in Pepper and Salt and The Wonder Clock show how complete was Pyle's mastery of the form and structure of the folk tale."There is a very definite difference in quality of printing between the first edition and later printings of this title.

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        A Journal of Transactions of the Trustees For Establishing the Colony of Georgia In America

      Mrs. George Wymberley-Jones DeRenne, Wormsloe 1886 - Tall quarto. [1], x, 493pp., [1]p limitations page, [2]. Navy blue cloth hardcover with black lined borders on covers and gilt stamped title on spine. Light blue floral patterned end sheets. Top edge gilt. Untrimmed foredge. Light scattered foxing and toning to front and rear end sheets. Inscription written on the front blank end sheet is to; "Julius L. Brown Esq., with compliments of Charles C. Jones. Jr. Augusta Georgia November 22nd 1886." This is a very scarce book limited to 49 copies. John Perceval (Earl of Egmont) 1683-1748, next to James Oglethorpe, was one of the most responsible individuals in the beginnings of the Province of Georgia. In 1732 Perceval was instrumental in obtaining from the Crown a charter to Colonize the Province of Georgia in America, and was chosen the first President of the Board of Trustees selected to inaugurate and supervise the colonization. That same year John Perceval was advanced to an Earldom in the Irish peerage. Julius L. Brown (1848-1910), to whom this book was inscribed, was the brother of the Civil War Confederate Governor of Georgia Joseph E. Brown. He was a prominent Atlanta attorney. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The history of India as told by its own historians. The Local Muhammadan Dynasties. Gujarat. London, W. H. Allen and Co., Publishers to the India Office, 1886.

      1886. Large 8vo. XX, 519, (1) pp., with 44, (4) pp. of ads. With a folding map. Original green cloth with giltstamped spine. First edition of the "Gujarat" volume in the series, a sequel to Sir H. M. Elliot's "History of the Muhammadan Empire of India". Partially based on a translation (by John Dowson) of the 16th-century "Mirát-i-Sikandarí" of Sikandar ibn Muhammad (Manjhu Akbar). Also includes the "Mirá-i-Ahmadí" of Ali Muhammad Khan (p. 1-23). - Binding slightly rubbed, generally in excellent condition. OCLC 5842649.

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        Handbuch der Tiefbohrkunde. VOLLSTÄNDIGES Exemplar.

      Leipzig, Baumgärtner\'s Buchhandlung, 1886. 6 Bände in 3 Vol. Erstauflage. Mit insgesamt 301 Abbildungen und 158 Tafeln. Insgesamt LIII und 1000 Seiten. 4°. Private goldgeprägte Halbledereinbände der Zeit. Vollständiges Exemplar. Sechs Bände in drei Volumina (Vol. I. enthält Bände 1, 2 und 3; Vol. II enthält Bände 4 und 5 –nicht aber, wie fälschlich angegeben, Band 6–; Vol. III enthält Band 6). Die ersten beiden Volumina sind einheitlich und sehr aufwendig gebunden: Private Halbledereinbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und falschen Bünden. Der Rücken wurde in Abschnitten rot gefärbt. Die Rückentitel dieser zwei Volumina geben an, dass sich im ersten die Bände I, II und III befinden, im zweiten, die Bände IV, V und VI. Der sechste und letzte Band ist jedoch im zweiten Volumen nicht mehr enthalten. Band sechs befindet sich in einem separaten, dritten Volumen, welches in der Ausführung des Einbandes von den ersten beiden Volumina leicht abweicht: Privater Halbledereinband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und falschen Bünden. Alle drei Volumina weisen einen marmorierten Ganzschnitt auf. Man beachte zu den unterschiedlichen Ausführungen die Fotografien zu diesem Artikel. Inhalt: Band I. Das Englische, Deutsche und Canadische Bohrsystem. Mit 34 Holzschnitten und 22 lithographirten Tafeln. VIII Seiten, 116 Seiten und XXII Tafeln. Leipzig, Baumgärtner\'s Buchhandlung, 1886. Band II. Das Spülbohrsystem. Mit 65 Holzschnitten, 13 lithographirten und 2 Lichtdruck-Tafeln. VIII Seiten, 140 Seiten und XV Tafeln. Leipzig, Baumgärtner\'s Buchhandlung, 1887. Band III. Das Diamantbohrsystem. Mit 35 Textfiguren, 26 lithographirten und 4 Lichtdruck-Tafeln. VIII Seiten, 153 Seiten und XXX Tafeln. Leipzig, Baumgärtner\'s Buchhandlung, 1889. Band IV. Das Seilbohrsystem (Brunnenbohren). Mit 21 Textfiguren, 26 lithographirten und 4 Lichtdruck-Tafeln. VIII Seiten, 141 Seiten und XXX Tafeln. Leipzig, Baumgärtner\'s Buchhandlung, 1890. Band V. Das Horizontal- und Geneigtbohren, das Erweitern und Sichern der Bohrlochswände, die Fangarbeit, der Pumpbetrieb, das Tiefbohren mit electrischen und sonstigen neueren Deutschen, Österreichischen, Französischen, Englischen, Dänischen, Schwedischen, Amerikanischen und Chinesischen Apparaten. Mit 95 Textfiguren, 30 lithographirten und 5 Lichtdruck-Tafeln. XV Seiten, 213 Seiten und XXIV Tafeln (außerdem, ein Lichtdruck einer Abbildung des Dr. Aug. Huyssen vor dem Titelblatt). Leipzig, Baumgärtner\'s Buchhandlung, 1893. Band VI. Das Schachtbohren. Mit 51 Textabbildungen, 22 lithographirten und 4 Lichtdruck-Tafeln. XIV Seiten, 237 Seiten und XXVI Tafeln. Leipzig, Baumgärtner\'s Buchhandlung, 1896. Dieser Band ist mit einem privaten Stempel und einem Schriftzug in alter Hand (Bleistift, 1909) auf dem Titelblatt versehen. Die ersten beiden Volumina sind auf dem vorderen Vorsatz mit einem Exlibris versehen und befinden sich in einem vergleichbar außerordentlich guten Zustand. Das letzte Volumen weist im Vergleich einige Gebrauchsspuren auf, befindet sich aber ebenfalls in einem sehr guten Zustand. Siehe Fotos. Versandkosten innerhalb Deutschlands: 5,90€. Versandkosten innerhalb der EU: 13,90€. Darüber hinaus, auf Anfrage. Versand D: 5,90 EUR

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        Little Lord Fauntleroy

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1886 - First Edition, First Issue with DeVinne Press imprint on page 210, signature mark "12" on page 177 and "14" on page 209. A beautiful copy. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's cloth with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Pflanze in Kunst und Gewerbe: 30 Tafeln in Halbleinenband., Hrsg. v. Martin Gerlach;

      Wien: Gerlach und Schenk - Verlag für Kunst und Gewerbe. (1886),. - 5 Bll., 30 Taf., 48 x 36 cm, Einfacher Halbleinenband mit montiertem Deckelbild, Titelblatt, Inhaltsverzeichnis und Alphabetisches Register Ss. VII-XIV, 30 Tafeln. Einband an den Ecken bestoßen und an den Kanten beschabt, Titelblatt und vord. Spiegel braunfleckig, die Tafeln etwas gebräunt und an den Ecken bestoßen, einige Tafeln im weißen Rand etwas (finger-)fleckig, die letzten Tafeln vorn leicht angerändert, Tafel 33 im unteren Rand bestempelt, Tafel 133 mit kleiner Randläsur am Fußschnitt und ca. 1 x 3 cm Papierrest von einer gelösten Verklebung in der Abbildung, dort auch Dünnstelle im Papier der vorhergehenden Tafel 16. Akzeptables Exemplar. **********Vorhanden sind die Tafeln: 169: Granatapfel - Lithographie, naturalistisch von Moor und Patek; 173: Granatapfel - Lithographie, stylistisch von Seder; 167a: Efeu, Weinstock - Lithographie, naturalistisch von Unger; 11: Weberkarde - Lithographie, stylistisch von Seder; 62: Artischocke - Lithographie, stylistisch von Wanderer; 180: Eseldistel, Wetterdistel - Lithographie, naturalistisch von Birkinger; 142: Erbse, Bohne, Sellerie.- Lithographie, stylistisch von Unger; 144: Kohlrabi - Lithographie, stylistisch von Seder; 98: Löwenzahn - Lithographie, naturalistisch von Von Luttig; 22: Eiche, Haselnuss - Lithographie, stylistisch von Seder; 79: Ahorn, Stechpalme - Lithographie, naturalistisch von Röbbecke; 177: Schlehdorn - Lithographie, naturalistisch von Schubert; 5: Erdbeere, Massliebchen - Lichtdruck von Seder; 132: Madel, Feige, Zitrone, Orange, Mispel. - Lithographie, stylistisch von Seder; 44: Heckenrose - Litho, stylistisch von Seder; 33: Passionsblume - Litho, naturalistisch von Moor; 171: Weinstock - Litho, stylistisch von Seder; 87: Lärche, Zypresse, Wachholder, Eibe - Photozinkographie von Schulmeister; 86: Lärche, Pile, Eibe - Litho, naturalistisch von Unger; 133: Madel, Feige, Zitrone.- Litho, stylistisch von Seder; 43: Heckenrose, Gartenrose - Litho, naturalistisch von Moor; 14: Safran, Tulpe, Narzisse (mit Mäusen) - Litho, naturalistisch von Sturm; 18: Safran, Tulpe, Narzisse - Litho, stylistisch von Seder; 16: Safran, Tulpe, Narzisse - Litho, stylistisch von Seder; 135: Mispel, Kirsche - Litho, naturalistisch von Birkinger; 156: Himbeere, Brombeere - Litho, stylistisch von Seder; 127: Mandel, Aprikose, Kastanie - Litho, naturalistisch von Unger; 95: Aronstab - Litho, naturalistisch von Unger; 24: Eiche, Haselnuss - Lichtdruck, stylistisch von Seder**********Das Werk erschien 1886-1890 in zwei Mappen mit insgesamt 196 losen Tafeln, vollständige Exemplare in den Originalmappen sind außerordentlich selten zu finden und werden in der Regel im mittleren vierstelligen (Euro-)Bereich gehandelt. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2650 Sonderangebot: Dieser Verkäufer bietet Kunden einen exklusiven Rabatt von 30% auf sämtliche Preise. Alter Preis: 795,00 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eine neue Methode unmittelbarer Retention bei Frankturen des Röhrenknochen (pp.410-425, 6 Abb.).

      - Arch. klin. Chir., 34. - Berlin, Verlag von August Hirschwald, 1886, 8°, V, 962 pp., Holzschnitte, 13 lith. Tafeln, feiner Halbleinenband. Erstdruck! - "Die angewandte Methode besteht im "Einlegen eines Elfenbeinzapfens in die Markhöhle der Diaphyse", und bei den Epiphysen im "Anlegen einer Elfenbeinklammer an die Wandung"." Zit. a.ob. Arb. - Heinrich Bircher (1850-1923) "aus Bern berichtete 1886 auf dem Jahreskongreß der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Chirurgie in Berlin über "Eine Neue Methode unmittelbarer Retention bei Frakturen der Röhrenknochen", bei der er elfenbeinzapfen von der Fraktur aus in die Markhöhle einschob, um dadurch die Frakturstellung zu halten. Damit hat er als Erster eine intramedulläre Fixation von Frakturen empfohlen und praktiziert." K. Klemm, Die historische Entwicklung der intramedullären Kraftträger. Deutsche Orth. Geschichts- und Forschungsmuseum, Jahrbuch 2 (2000), p.43 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        FILOSOFÍA ELEMENTAL 1 - Tomo primero

      Agustín Jubera, Madrid 1886 - 510 pp. 14 x 21 cm. Algunas anotaciones en hoja de respeto. Todos los envíos peninsulares se hacen por mensajería, con entrega en domicilio.

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

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

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        REPORT OF THE GOVERNOR OF UTAH TO THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR 11 Soft Cover Booklets

      Washington, D. C,: Government Printing Office. Very Good. 1886-96. First Edition. Soft Covers. Eleven Booklets with covers in various colors. Reports from the Governor of the Territory of Utah from 1866 to 1896 when statehood was in progress. A great resource for Utah History. Schools. Prisons, Agriculture, Industry, Mining, Election, Indians, Railroads, and a section on Polygamy in each annual publication. "I am most firmly convinced that there is an Irreconcilable political difference, fundamental In character between the Mormon system and the Government established by the United States." Ten of the booklets are in VG-VG+ condition. The 1886 issue has the front top corner missing. Western Americana, Utah ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        War and Peace

      William S. Gottsberger, New York 1886 - First American Edition. A stunning set of ALL six volumes of the First English translation with the publisher's imprint printed on the title pages. The books are bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's brown cloth and are in fabulous shape with minor wear. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A superb set wit the Publisher's advertisements at ends of volumes 1, 3, 5 and 6. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Yule's Anglo Indian Colloquial Glossary. A Glossary of Anglo-Indian Colloquial Words and Phrases And of Kindred Terms

      London: John Murray, 1886. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/no jacket. 869 pages. A classic historical and linguistic work on the language of Colonial India. Contents: Introductory Remarks; Notes in the Use of the glossary; List of Fuller titles of Books Quoted in the Glossary; A Glossary of Anglo-Indian Colloquial Terms and Phrases of Analogous Origin; Supplement [Additional Words] This copy is an original 1885 edition with occasional contemporaneous ink notes at the head of the page or margins. These notes, in a very tidy ink hand, only add to the value of the text as they offer a further glimpse into the word usage and life of the times. Cloth hardcover with gilt titles on spine, some rubbing and age wear to edges and cover, as to be expected, but nothing major. Spine strong, age fading to end papers and text edges. Previous owners name and date at front. 9 by 5.5 inches.

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        Fossiles Caractéristiques des Terrains Sédimentaires dessinés sous la direction de M.A. Lapparent d'après la collection de l'Institut catholique de Paris (3 fascicules reliés ensemble).

      Paris, Librairie F. Savy, 1886, 3 fascicules reliés ensemble dans 1 volume de 295x365 mm environ, demi chagrin brun, dos à nerfs portant titres dorés. Premier fascicule : fossiles primaires 10 planches, deuxième fascicule : fossiles secondaires 20 planches, troisième fascicule : fossiles tertiaires 12 planches avec explication des planches en regard, ouvrage entièrement monté sur onglets. Albert-Félix de Lapparent, né en 1905 et mort en 1975, est un paléontologue et géologue français.Fritel, Paul-Honoré (1867-1927), paléobotanique (plantes fossiles). Merci de nous contacter à l'avance si vous souhaitez consulter une référence au sein de notre librairie.

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        Projet de canal entre le Don et le Volga. Mémoire à l'appui du projet.

      Paris: typographie Georges Chamerot, 1886. Edition originale, in-4;[6f.: faux-titre, titre, liste des membres fondateurs de la Société Civile franco-russe d'Etudes du canal du Don au Volga, préface], 162p.; frontispice en héliogravure (mission de 1885), illustrations photographiques, tableaux et figures dans le texte, 5 planches in fine (plans et coupes, dont 3 dépliantes et 4 en couleur). Reliure d'époque en demi-maroquin chocolat à coins, dos à nerfs orné de bouquets dorés, plats, gardes et tranches marbrées. Bel ouvrage en excellent état, luxueusement imprimé sur papier vélin fort, à grandes marges, avec envoi manuscrit de Léon Dru "à mon ami Koechlin" sur la première garde. Excellente monographie publiée suite à la mission préparatoire au projet du canal de navigation entre le Don et la Volga. La société civile franco-russe d'études du canal fut créée à l'initiative de Léon Dru avec le soutien d'Alexandre III. Un projet détaillé fut élaboré par Dru avec la participation des plus éminents ingénieurs et constructeurs français de l'époque, dont Gustave Eiffel (chargé de la conception de divers ponts, d'un pont-canal, des portes d'écluses et de divers ouvrages métalliques). Le projet final ne fut lancé que dans les années 1930 par Staline. Interrompu par la guerre, l'ouvrage fut terminé en 1952. (Voir à la partie "Archives" le dossier technique complet du projet).

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        La théosophie universelle - Théosophie bouddhiste & Théosophie chrétienne.

      Paris, L'Aurore du jour nouveau, Georges Carré & Bruxelles, A. Manceaux, 1886. 2 ouvrages in-8 reliés en 1 volume, [4]-121p & 174p. Editions originales rares de ces deux ouvrages de théosophie publiés la même année. Un troisième sera publié en 1888, La théosophie sémitique. Lady Caithness était une spirite reconnue, qui fut, comme le mentionnent les pages de titre président honoraire de la Société théosophique d'Orient et d'Occident. Cette société se voulait être la branche française de la Société théosophique, dont elle fut un groupe officiel avant de devenir indépendante. Lady Caithness est une importante représentante de l'ésotérisme chrétien en France à la fin du 19ème siècle, et elle eut d'ailleurs un enterrement catholique. Il est intéressant de voir qu'en parlant de Bouddhisme, elle parle de la Trinité et en parlant de Christianisme, elle arrive aussi à parle de Bouddhisme. Elle considère aussi les apôtres comme des théosophes.Reliure demi-basane, dos lisse, filets dorés. Dos insolé, jaunissement général du papier, quelques rousseurs. Cachets de la Société théosophique sur les pages de titres. Il s'agit probablement des exemplaires qui furent conservés au sein de la Société théosophique d'Orient et d'Occident. Rares ouvrages de théosophie

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        Über Terrain-Curorte zur Behandlung von Kranken mit Kreislaufs-Störungen, [...] insbesondere als Winter-Stationen in Süd-Tirol. (Meran-Mais, Bozen-Gries, Arco). Leipzig, F. C. W. Vogel, 1886.

      1886. 4to. IV, 75, (1) pp. With 2 folding maps with coloured borders. Contemp. marbled half calf with double giltstamped labels to gilt spine. Gilt top. Marbled endpapers. First edition; inscribed copy. A groundbreaking work, responsible for a turnaround in therapeutic theory (cf. Hirsch/Hübotter). - Fine, large maps of the environs of Bozen and Merano. Inscribed by the author to Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria and brother of Empress Elizabeth of Austria. A fine copy with the shelfmark label of the library of Karl Theodor's father, Duke Max in Bavaria (1808-88). Waller 6964. Hirsch/Hübotter IV, 413.

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        Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow With Extracts from his Journals and Correspondence (2 Volumes) together with Final Memorials of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

      Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., London 1886 - Three extra illustrated volumes bound in fine binding by Strikeman & Co. (6" x 8.5") Half blue morocco over marbled boards, raised bands, gilt titles and decorative gilt compartments, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Volume I, 433 pages with 13 extra illustrations and 2 page AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS) by Henry W. Longfellow tipped-in at half title page. Letter dated Cambridge March 17th, 1866 to a Dear Sir regarding a question of correspondence with a Falmough clergyman and his sister. Longfellow replies that he has no recollection of the correspondence and requests to see the letters. Volume II, 481 pages w/ Index; containing 22 extra illustrations; Final Memorials of Longfellow (1887), 447 pages; 25 extra illustrations. All volumes with bookplate of Henry Otis Harris on front pastedowns; Mr. Harris was a noted collector whose library was sold in a series of sales at Anderson Galleries New York 1919-1927. Showing just the lightest of wear, a handsomely bound UNIQUE set. Size: Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Arlberg-Album. (Deckeltitel: Album der Arlbergbahn).

      Wien, Carl Gerold‘s Sohn, o. J. (1886). - Erstausgabe. - „Frühe farbige Ansichten der Bahn und der Orte an der Strecke. Blattgröße 15,5, x 20,5 cm, Bildausschnitt ca. 10 x 15,5 cm. Die Farbdrucke wurden nach Aquarellen von Ferdinand Gatt ausgeführt. Die Tafeln sind auf der Rückseite mit einem aufgeklebten Papierstreifen bezeichnet und numeriert" (Neuner). - Die Tafeln zeigen: Zirl mit der Martinswand; Oetzthal-Brücke; Station Imst; Zams mit der Kronburg und dem Tschirgant; Landeck; Pians mit der Parseiergruppe; Schloss Wiesberg und die Trisannabrücke; Station Strengen mit dem Riflerspitz; Flirsch; Pettneu; St. Anton. Ost-Portal des Arlberg-Tunnels; Langen. West-Portal des Arlberg-Tunnels; Klösterle mit dem Wäldli-Tobel; Radonna-Tobel; Dalaas; Bürserschlucht mit der Scesaplana bei Bludenz; Feldkirch; Rankweil. - Einband etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Rücken alt mit passendem Leinen überzogen. Titelblatt etw. fleckig. Eine Tafel verso mit eingeklebtem Zeitungsausschnitt. Die Tafeln vereinzelt etw. berieben bzw. an den Rändern bestoßen u. rückseitig etw. fleckig. - Nebehay/W. I, 7; Dreyer 78; Neuner 660. ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 Qu.-8°. Mit Titelblatt in Rotdruck u. 18 chromolithogr. Farbtafeln nach Ferdinand Gatt. Grüner OLwd.-Bd. m. goldgepr. Deckeltitel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Naturgeschichte des Tierreich's. (Naturgeschichte des Saugetiere - Naturgeschichte der Vogel. - Naturgeschichte der Reptilien, Amphibien, Fische, Insekten, Krebse, Wurmer, Weichtiere, Stachelhauter, Pflanzentiere und Urtiere.

      Stuttgart, (1886), tre volumi in uno in-4¡ legatura tutta tela copertina cromolito, pp. 22 + 31 tav. - pp. 22 + 30 tav. - pp. 76 con inc. n.t. e 30 tav. (90 su 91 tav. sono doppie, di grande formato: cm. 32 x 42)

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        Das Lied von der Glocke. - [Kalligramm in Tusche].

      1886 1886 - Kalligramm, Blattmaß: 26,5 x 21,5 cm. Das Kalligramm auf festem Karton von dem ansonsten unbekannten Kalligraphen Alfred Reher ist am unteren rechten Blattrand eigenhändig signiert, datiert und mittig über der Darstellung betitelt. In Miniaturschrift (1 - 2 mm) ist Friedrich Schillers "Lied von der Glocke" so komponiert, dass sich das Bild einer Glocke mit Krone und Klöppel ergibt. - Das etwas fleckige Blatt ist hinter einem Passepartout (37 x 31 cm) montiert und mit einer schmalen gold-braunen Holzleiste eingerahmt. Insgesamt sehr fein und schön ausgeführte Arbeit. 202 Gramm. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Annalen des k.k. Naturhistorischen Hofmuseums. Jahresbericht für 1885-1919 KOMPLETT von Franz Ritter von Hauer später Franz Steindacher (= Annalen des k.k. Naturhistorischen Museums. Ab 1918 Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums Separatabdrucke aus Bänden 1-33)

      Wien Verlag Alfred Hölder 1886-1919 Jahresberichte 1885 bis 1919 in 32 original Broschuren, 4°,Versand D: 9,00 EUR Naturhistorisches Museum Wien Jahresbericht Jahresberichte Museums

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        ALS ("Dr. Koch"). Berlin, 12. II. 1886.

      1886. 8vo. 1 p. on double leaf. With autograph envelope. To the Erlangen pharmacologist Wilhelm Filehne, regarding his desire to conduct research at Koch's institute during the summer months. - Wilhelm Filehne was Rudolf Virchow's assistant in 1868 and later that of Ludwig Traube. In 1886 he became professor of pharmacology in Breslau.

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        A Tribute to Our Grandmother on her Eightieth Birthday, January 12, 1886 - From her Ever Affectionate Grandchildren

      - Hand Made Birthday Album – A Tribute to Our Grandmother on her Eightieth Birthday, January 12, 1886.  from her ever affectionate Grandchildren.   Velvet covered album with hand made works demonstrating penmenship, stitchery, watercolor and pencil drawing, etc.  Each created by a different child.  Includes an Acrostic Prayer surrounded by a watercolor of the Holy Bible,  Three (3) pen and ink drawings of a sail boat, a pier, a sack of flour Charcoal of harbor scene Three (3) watercolors of birds, nests, foliage and flowers An embroidered horseshoe on silkMeasures 5" x 8".  String tie has been replaced.  Otherwise fine. 

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        HISTORIA DEL ESTADO PRESENTE Y ANTIGUO DE LA MUI NOBLE Y MUI LEAL CIUDAD DE XEREZ DE LA FRONTERA que se dedica a su Nobilissimo Senado, y Celeberrimo Ayuntamiento.

      - Cuatro tomos encuadernados en dos volúmenes en media piel de época. 21,4x16,5. Tomo 1: 226 pp.+1 plano plegado. Tomo 2: 318 pp. Tomo 3: 243 pp. Tomo 4: 360 pp. Tip. a cargo de Melchor García Ruiz. Xerez, 1886-87. Palau ref. 111316 LIBROS ANTIGUOS Catálogo ciento dos

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        En Orient. Récits et notes d'un voyage en Palestine et en Syrie par l'Egypte et le Sinaï. Première partie comprenant l?Egypte et le Sinaï. Seconde partie comprenant la Palestine et la Syrie.

      Librairie Catholique de l?Oeuvre de Saint-Paul 1886 1887, Paris, - 318 + 354pages, collation: volume premier 9 cartes et 75 planches n/b - volume deuxième 5 cartes et 70 planches n/b, Plats papier marbré. Auteur, titre et tomaison dorés au dos. Belle reliure. Très bel exemplaire.

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        Tartans of the Clans of Scotland, The

      1886. first edition. Perfect Pictures of the Tartans of Scotland as Worn at the Present Day" (Preface)GRANT, James. The Tartans of the Clans of Scotland. Also an introductory account of Celtic Scotland; Clanship, Chiefs, Their Dress, Arms., Etc., and with historical notes of each Clan. Emblazoned Arms of the Chiefs, and a map of the districts occupied by various clans are added. Edinburgh and London: W. & A.K. Johnston, 1886. First edition. Folio (14 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches; 368 x 272 mm.). [xix], [1, blank]. Color frontispiece and seventy-one fine color plates showing the Tartan of each clan accompanied by a leaf of text. Publisher's gray cloth, front cover decoratively stamped in gold, silver and colors with the Royal Arms of the Stuart Dynasty of Scotland. Spine decoratively stamped in gold and red, top edge gilt, decorative endpapers. Inner hinges expertly and almost invisibly repaired. Neat ink inscription dated May 25, [18]91 on the half-title. A near fine copy with the armorial bookplate of Patrick Horsburgh on the front free endpaper.There are three chapters of text at the beginning:Chapter I. Celtic Scotland.Chapter II. Clanship and Chiefs - Dress and Arms.Chapter III. Some Characteristics of the Highlanders."This Book has been produced to meet a rapidly increasing demand, both at home and abroad, for a high class work on "The Tartans of Scotland." Several good works have already been published on the subject, but they are now rarely to be met with, and can only be purchased at long intervals, and at greatly enhanced prices. Tartan, the use of which in former times was confined to the Highlanders of Scotland, is now worn, more or less, over all the world. Many of the patterns are very beautiful, and are now manufactured in all qualities; from the strong, rough plaid and kilt of the gillie to the finest silk, satin, or velvet for the dress of a lady. All tastes can be accommodated as to colours; from the gay, almost white, Tartan of the Royal Dress Stewart to the sombre dress of the Black Watch. With regard to the accuracy of the various Tartans represented, in all cases specimens of the actual cloth have been procured, and faithfully reproduced thread by thread, so that they may be relied on as perfect pictures of the Tartans of Scotland as worn at the present day. The introductory matter, comprised in three chapters, gives a brief history of Celtic Scotland from the earliest times - Clanship and Chiefs, their dress and arms, and the characteristics of the Highlanders. This is from the graphic pen of Mr James Grant, who has also written the Historical Notes descriptive of each Clan, in which his thorough knowledge of Highlanders and the Highlands has been of eminent service. The Illuminated Arms of the Chief of Clans have been taken from the most reliable authorities, and no expense has been spared to make the work worthy of the subject. Edinburgh, Dec. 1885." (Preface).

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        KIDNAPPED

      1886. being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751: Written by Himself. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1886. Original printed yellow wrappers. First American Edition, published on the very same day as Cassell's edition in London. Like that edition, this book is unillustrated except for the frontispiece foldout map.~This copy is in printed yellow wrappers; others (at a higher price) were issued simultaneously in pictorial red cloth. Condition is good-to-very good (wrapper chipped at the bottom of the spine with other minor edge-wear, some rear cover soil). This American edition (either binding) is considerably scarcer than the English one -- and the one in wrappers, as here, seldom turns up in any better condition. See Beinecke 383 (cloth copy only; no mention of this binding); Princeton 31A, copy 2.

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        Mémoire sur les Carmathes du Bahrain et les Fatimides. Leiden, E. J. Brill, 1886.

      1886. 8vo. 1 bl. f., (6), 232 pp. Original front printed wrapper cover bound within contemp. red half morocco with marbled boards and giltstamped spine. Marbled endpapers. Mémoires d'Histoire et de Géographie Orientales, No. 1, second edition (first published in 1862). Standard work on a mediaeval Shi'a Ismaili group, the Qarmatians of Bahrain, which at this period included much of eastern Arabia as well as the islands that comprise the present state. For much of the 10th century the Qarmatians were the most powerful force in the Persian Gulf and Middle East, controlling the coast of Oman and collecting tribute from the caliph in Baghdad. They instigated what has been termed a "century of terrorism" in Kufa: they considered the pilgrimage to Mecca a superstition and, once in control of the Bahraini state, they launched raids along the pilgrim routes crossing Arabia. In 906 they ambushed the pilgrim caravan returning from Mecca and massacred 20,000 pilgrims. The Qarmatians came close to raiding Baghdad in 927 and sacked Mecca and Medina in 930. The assault on Islam's holiest sites saw the Qarmatians desecrate the Well of Zamzam with corpses of Hajj pilgrims and take the Black Stone from Mecca to Al-Hasa. - The Dutch Arabist and Orientalist de Goeje (1836-1909) taught at the University of Leiden. He was editor of the "Encyclopaedia of Islam" and collated the Bodleian manuscripts of al-Idrisi. - A few contemporary pencil notes in the margins. With an appendix containing relevant Arabic texts. Minor rubbing to binding, but altogether a fine copy of this rare work; no copy in auction records. Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula, 1052. OCLC 4738568. Cf. Fück 211 (for Goeje).

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        1886 Wisden Paperback, Facsimile Spine & Rear Cover

      This is an 1886 Original Paperback Wisden, with facsimile spine and rear cover. The original front cover is a bit marked, one corner rounded, the pages are very nice and white other than a couple of spots to the page block.

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        Allgemeine Encyklopädie der gesammten Forst- und Jagdwissenschaften. Unter Mitwirkung der bedeutendsten Fachautoritäten herausgegeben. - in 8 Bänden.

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