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        LA PHOTOGRAPHIE EN BALLON. Avec une épreuve photoglyptique du cliché obtenu par MM. Gaston Tissandier et Jacques Ducom, a 600 mètres au-dessus de l'Ile Saint-Louis, a Paris.

      Gauthier-Villars, Paris 1886 - 8vo., vii, 52, (1) pp., Frontispiece photograph with printed overlay key, and 9 illustrations in text. Publisher's original printed wrappers which are chipped along the spine and soiled; the text is foxed, original owner's ink stamps on the blank reverse of the front wrapper. A good copy. This work, possibly the first practical manual on aerial photography, includes an historical survey. Gaston Tissandier (1843 - 1899) was a scientific scholar, educator and writer, and photographer. His early interest in ballooning stemmed from his studies in meteorology, with his first ascension on 16 August 1868. There were several notable aerial photographers prior to Tissandier and Jacques Ducom, including J.W. Black in Boston and Nadar in Paris; however, they were in stationary balloons. It was not until faster dry plate emulsions were introduced in 1878 that it became practical to make photographs from a free flowing balloon. "In June 1880 Paul Desmarets obtained two remarkable views of Rouen from a free balloon at a height of 4,200 ft., with an exposure of 1/20 second. Even these views were surpassed by the photographs of Jacques Ducom made five years later in a balloon navigated by Gaston Tissandier. Ducom's view of the Ile Saint-Louis, Paris, from 1,800 ft. leaves absolutely nothing to be desired. Through a magnifying glass people can be counted on the bridge." Gernsheim, The History of Photography., p. 508. Roosens and Salu # 613, likely did not examine a copy of this rare work; they list the pagination as 45 pp with 8 illustrations and the carbon frontis. WorldCat locates only 4 copies, with none in North America. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Erlebnisse im Hinterlande von Angra-Pequena. Dem Volke erzählt von J. Olpp, Rheinischem Missionar.

      Barmen, Verlag der Rheinischen Missions-Gesellschaft, 1886. - Erstausgabe (nur diese Ausgabe mit Karte!). Original-Halbleinwand, schwarzer Leinenrücken und hellgrünlichblauer Kartondeckel, 8°, 218 Seiten, eine mehrfach gefaltete Karte des Herero-(Damara-) und Namaqua-Landes an der Westküste Süd-Afrikas nach den im Besitze der Rhein. Missionsgesellschaft befindlichen Original-Aufnahmen entworfen von H. Wackernagel, Einband berieben, Seiten gebräunt, handschr. Name auf Titel, sehr ordentliches Exemplar der seltenen Schrift, zumal in Erstausgabe und komplett mit Karte. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Welwitschia Dr. Andreas Eckl]
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        SUD-ITALIENISCHE FLIESEN-ORNAMENTE. Nach Originalaufnahmen.


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        LE CHEVAL. Extérieur : régions, pied, proportions, aplombs, allures, âge, aptitudes, robes, tares, vices, vente et achat, examen critique des oeuvres d'art équestre, etc. Structure et fonctions : situation, rapports, structure anatomique et rôle physiologique de chaque organe. Races : origine, divisions, caractères, production et amélioration. [2 volumes].

      1886 - Paris, Baillière, 1886. Deux volumes grand in-quarto (230 X 290) percaline vert lierre, encadrements à froid sur les plats, auteur, titre et nom de l'éditeur dorés sur le premier plat et au dos, atlas contenant un portefeuille en toile verte et carton au second contreplat (reliure de l'éditeur). Volume de texte : XXIV-703 pages - Atlas : 48 pages, 16 planches en couleurs sur vélin fort et 8 accessoires. Cartonnage de l'atlas un peu défraichi. ÉDITION ORIGINALE de cet «ouvrage important, bien documenté et bien illustré » (Mennessier de La Lance). Le volume de texte est illustré de 172 figures dans le texte et l'atlas contient une préface de Mathias Duval, un texte d'explication des planches par Eugène Alix, 16 PLANCHES hors-texte coloriées, découpées et superposées d'après nature par Edouard Cuyer, dont une PLANCHE À SYSTÈME (planche n°VI) placée in fine sous portefeuille et accompagnée de 8 planches accessoires permettant de figurer le cheval en différentes allures : galop, ruade, cabrer, saut, reculer, amble, trot, et pas. (Mennessier de La Lance, I, 14). BEL EXEMPLAIRE de cet OUVRAGE RARE, au volume de texte en parfait état et aux planches de l'atlas intactes. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, The Astronomer-Poet of Persia Rendered into English verse by with an accompaniment of drawings by Elihu Vedder

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company & London: Bernard Quaritch, [c.1886]. Folio. 55 plates including the title, followed by 15 pp of text. Some foxing, brief later inscription to fly leaf, armorial bookplate of [Lieutenant-Colonel Sir] George Roos-Keppel. Original decorative cloth, a little dull and mark, rebacked retaining the original backstrip.

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        Alice's Adventures Under Ground, being a facsimile of the original ms. book afterwards developed into 'alice's adventures in wonderland

      MacMillan & Co Ltd, 1886. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1886. 95 pages. No dust jacket. Red cloth with gilt lettering. Severely hinge cracked whereby shell is detached from binding. Loose pages at rear with intermittent dog-eared corners. Pen and pencil marking at endpapers with scoring at front. Contains B&W illustrations by the author with gilt trim along page edges. Tanning along spine with splitting along edges. Noticeable bumping, rubbing and scuffing to spine ends and to corners with noticeable rubbing, scuffing, water marking and wear along edges and over surfaces. Dark brown smudge marks at front.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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        Arizona Champion Newspaper October 16, 1886

      Flagstaff, Arizona. Very Good. 1886. Newspaper. 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 .

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        Autograph Letter Signed to [William] Archer (drama critic, 1856-1924), 3 pages 8vo on conjoint leaves (some slight foxing), Florence, 1 January 1886.

      - Thanking Archer for the text of a document from which he plans to quote, and referring to the 'London misfortunes' [of Robert Louis Stevenson]. '. One doesn't easily obtain news of Skerryvore, but I gather, dimly, that its master has somewhat recovered his London misfortunes. He returns from the dead so often that I can't but think that some really fruitful life is in store for him yet. .' 'It was very kind of you to supply me with the very text of the desired document & a trouble I didn't mean to impress upon you. I have much enjoyed reading it again, & shall take the liberty of keeping it awhile, as the spirit will probably move me to quote from it. .'William Archer (1856-1924) was an influential theatre critic at the time, and was eager to encourage novelists to work on the stage. He was fluent in Norwegian and his translations of Henrik Ibsen's work brought social drama to the English stage. From 1890 onwards, James turned to the theatre in order to sustain his income, and rewrote his early novel The American for Edward Compton's Compton Comedy Theatre. He found play writing a struggle compared with novels, complaining to a colleague that it was 'The thirst for gold that is pushing me along this dishonourable path.' Archer came to the opening of the production at Southport - his support did much to allay James' anxieties for his play (Henry James: The Middle Years, 1884-1894, by Leon Edel).The 'Skerryvore' acquaintance is undoubtedly Robert Louis Stevenson. Stevenson lived in Bournemouth with his wife Fanny between 1884 and 1887, and James was one of the first and most frequent visitors to Skerryvore, the property that Thomas Stevenson brought as a wedding gift for his daughter-in-law. James and Stevenson had become close acquaintances after James' publication Art of Fiction in Longman's Magazine, in which James defended the true purpose of the novel. Stevenson followed up with A Humble Remonstrance, and his supportive manifesto led to an exchange of letters followed by a meeting in 1885. It was in 1886 that Stevenson achieved world-wide success with his 'shilling shocker', Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.Skerryvore was the home of Robert Louis Stevenson from 1885 to 1887, most of that time spent in ill health. James and Stevenson met when the latter replied to an essay by the former published in Longman's Magazine in 1884. They became close friends and James became a frequent and most welcome visitor to Skerryvore. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Wilson Manuscripts Ltd ABA ILAB]
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        Zeitschrift des Mitteldeutschen Kunstgewerbevereins. Nebst Vereinsmitteilungen. Erster Jahrgang 1886; Zweiter Jahrgang 1887; Dritter Jahrgang 1888; Zeitschrift des Mitteldeutschen Kunstvereins Neue Folge Erster Jahrgang 1890 (Kunstgewerbeblatt); Neue Folge Dritter Jahrgang 1891/92 (Kunstgewerbeblatt); Neue Folge Vierter Jahrgang 1892/93 (Kunstgewerbeblatt); Neue Folge, Sechster Jahrgang 1894/95 (Kunstgewerbeblatt); Neue Folge, Siebter Jahrgang 1895/96 (Kunstgewerbeblatt); Neue Folge, Zehnter Jahrgang 1898/99 (Kunstgewerbeblatt); Kunstgewerbeblatt herausgegeben von Karl Hoffacker, Neue Folge, Elfter Jahrgang 1900; Kunstgewerbeblatt, Neue Folge Zwölfter Jahrgang 1901; Kunstgewerbeblatt, Neue Folge Vierzehnter Jahrgang 1903; Kunstgewerbeblatt,

      Frankfurt am Main, Mitteldeutscher Kunstgewerbeverein; Leipzig, Seemann, 1886-. - 252, 51; 252, 64; 226,60; 120,59; 156, 31; 232, 51; 224, 62; 196, 62; 240, 66; 240; 72; 240, 56; 244, 58; 236, 60; 240, 60; 244, 58; 240, 64; 240, 60; 60, 244; 240, 66; 239, 42 S. Im 4. Jahrgang Neue Folge auf S. 34 angeheftete lithographische Tafel mit Lösungsspuren. 10. Jahrgang Neue Folge unten mit Wasserrand, Papier etwas wellig. Kunstgewerbeblatt 11. Jahrgang, Überzugspapier auf Vorderseite wellig, auf freiem Platz und gelegentlich an den Seitenrändern Kinderkritzeleien in Bleistift, es fehlen die S. 135/136 und 161-168. 12. Jahrgang Kleine Mitteilungen sind separat hinten beigebunden und aus dem Seitenzusammenhang genommen. 14. Jahrgang Vorsätze angeschmutzt, fleckig und mit Kinderkritzeleien in Bleistift. Bis S. 15 mit größerem Fleck.Kleine Mitteilungen sind separat hinten beigebunden und aus dem Seitenzusammenhang genommen. 15. Jahrgang, wasserrandig und welliges Papier. Kleine Mitteilungen sind separat hinten beigebunden und aus dem Seitenzusammenhang genommen. 17. Jahrgang Bindung gelockert, einige Seiten vorgefallen. Kunstgewerbliche Rundschau separat hinten beigebunden und aus dem Seitenzusammenhang genommen. 18. Jahrgang Kunstgewerbliche Rundschau separat hinten beigebunden und aus dem Seitenzusammenhang genommen. 20. Jahrgang es fehlen die S. 7 und 8. 22. Jahrgang Einige Seiten mit Einrissen. Es fehlen die Seiten 83-86, 135-136, 167-168. 24. Jahrgang Kinderkritzeleien in Bleistift auf den Vorsätzen. Es fehlen die Seiten 45-50. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 80000 30 x 23 cm, ab 1896 34 x 26 cm, Halbleinen [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Göppinger Antiquariat]
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        The Mayor of Casterbridge The Life and Death of a Man of Character

      Macmillan and Co., London 1886 - Inscribed 24th June 1887. This book was published the same year as The First Edition was printed. The book is in one volume and is 5 inches by 7 and 3 eights. Or 125 mm by 190 mm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Book Souk]
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        LOS ANGELES CITY And COUNTY DIRECTORY 1886 - 7. In Three Parts

      Los Angeles, California: A. A. Bynon, Publishers. The Times-Mirror Company, Printers and Binders, 1886. 1st edition thus (Rocq 2665). 6th such Directory overall, with the first published in 1872. Modern brown leather spine over printed paper boards. Speckled edges. Boards with some staining & minor rubs. Bit of light foxing to eps. A Very Good copy.. 312 [= 322], 282, [4], [15] - 211, [1] pp. 8vo. Tuition at USC, $12 per term. My, how times have changed.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Iracema, The Honey Lips, a Legend of Brazil [with] Manuel de Moraes, A Chronicle of the Seventeenth Century

      London, 1886. First Edition. Two works "translated from the Brazilian" in one volume. pp. vii, 101; viii, 138. A near fine, unrestored copy in original printed wrappers with a few small chips and tears. Penzer pp. 149-150. Two of several translations begun by the Burtons in the late 1860s, when Burton was appointed Consul at Santos and they lived in Sao Paolo.

      [Bookseller: Walkabout Books, ABAA]
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        Through the Kalahari Desert


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        Instructions to Railway Postal Clerks July 1 1885 With October 5 1883 With A Tax Manual for Cigar Manufacturers With Letter Carriers of the St Louis Post Office Laws and Regulations With


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        Nicaraguan Antiquities


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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.


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        Croquis Japonais. Suivi de : Le Jour de l'an au Japon.

      1886 - Tokio, chez l'auteur, 1886, 2 albums en un volume in-folio, couverture muette damassée vert tilleul , cahiers cousus à la Japonaise. Croquis Japonais, suite de 19 eaux-fortes, sur papier Japon -certaines signées dans la planche ; Le Jour de l'an, suite de 10 eaux-fortes sur papier Japon. Georges BIGOT (1860 Paris-Bièvres 1927), peintre et dessinateur français, fut l'élève de Jean-Léon Gérôme et de Carolus Duran aux Beaux-Arts de Paris. Il collabora à de nombreuses revues : La Vie Moderne, Le Chat Noir, Le Rire, Le Frou-Frou, l'Illustration, . (Dico-Solo, 79 , Osterwalder 1890-1945, 126). En 1882 il se rend au Japon et s'installe à Yokohama, puis il emménagera à Tokyo, ville dans laquelle il enseignera le dessin, puis le français. Passionné du Japon, très vite il apprend la langue et intègre les moeurs. Il publie des albums, dans lesquels il transcrit la vie quotidienne de l'époque et la mutation de ce pays, du féodalisme vers le modernisme. L'Album "Croquis Japonais" parut sous diverses éditions en 1886, avec des couvertures et des gravures différentes. Notre exemplaire, sur papier Japon, comprend dix-neuf eaux-fortes, qui sont un précieux témoignages, quasi ethnographique, des gens de la vie de "tous les jours". Dans le "Chôya Shimbun" de décembre 1886 paraît un article dans lequel on peut lire : "‘Il y a dans le quartier de Kôjimachi, un artiste français du nom de Bigot qui est arrivé récemment au Japon. Il invite chez lui des éboueurs, des chanteurs de rue ou des marchands ambulants, et fait des esquisses de ce genre de Japonais qu'il envoie en France. Ce style de dessin joue au détriment de notre réputation parmi les étrangers " "Le Jour de l'An au Japon" est un album humoristique composé d'une page de titre suivie de dix planches, divisées en scénettes. Il caricature "l'occidentalisation" de la société Japonaise en la confrontant avec la société traditionnelle. Salissures à la couverture et légères usures, pliures aux coins internes et externes, quelques fines piqûres internes. Livres

      [Bookseller: Librairie Chretien]
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        War and Peace. A Historical Novel.


      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        La cuisine classique. Etudes pratiques, raisonnées et démonstratives de l’école française

      Dentu,, Paris, 1886 - Due volumi di cm. 28, pp. lxiv (4) 407 (3); (4) 491 (5). Con 77 tavole incise in rame tra cui il bel frontespizio figurato. Solida legatura posteriore in mezza pelle con punte, dorsi a nervi con titoli in oro. Sguardie marmorizzate. Qualche fioritura alle carte e piccoli aloni marginali, peraltro esemplare abbastanza genuino ed in discreto stato di conservazione. Uno dei più grandi trattati di cucina moderna (Oberlè) con centinaia di ricette accompagnate da splendide tavole illustrative. Cfr. anche Bitting (p. 132). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        The Far Interior: A Narrative Of Travel And Adventure From The Cape Of Good Hope Across The Zambesi To The Lake Regions Of Central Africa.

      Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1886. - Two Volumes. Hardback rebound in fine quarter leather with marbled boards, edges and end papers, five raised bands with intricate gilt patterning, some very light shelfwear but otherwise in Near Fine condition. First edition, pp xvi, 316, viii, 318, b&w frontispiece of author and numerous engravings by J.D. Cooper, fold out map to rear of Vol.2, index. POSTAGE RATES ARE BASED ON A BOOK WEIGHT UP TO 1KG. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS MAY BE REQUIRED. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le verger. [Obstgarten].

      [1886].. Orig.-Radierung. 16 x 23,5 cm. (Plattengr.). Unter Passep. Ger. In der Platte sign. "Ensor".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Wagner, Richard- 30 Copies with Extra Suite of Plates] Richard Wagner. Sa Vie et Ses Oeuvres

      Jules Rouam, Paris 1886 - Thick folio. The Deluxe Copy. Three quarter light brown morocco, five raised bands, marbled boards, gilt spine. Cellibrated treatise on Wagner with superb gravure illustrations by Fantin-Latour (120) including a double suite of lithographs printed on both Japan Vellum as well as China Paper. Scenes from operas, much more, all tissue-guarded. Some light rubbing to corners and spine, very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [Wagner, Richard- 30 Copies with Extra Suite of Plates] Richard Wagner. Sa Vie et Ses Oeuvres

      Paris: Jules Rouam, 1886. First edition. Thick folio. The Deluxe Copy. Three quarter light brown morocco, five raised bands, marbled boards, gilt spine. Cellibrated treatise on Wagner with superb gravure illustrations by Fantin-Latour (120) including a double suite of lithographs printed on both Japan Vellum as well as China Paper. Scenes from operas, much more, all tissue-guarded. Some light rubbing to corners and spine, very good copy.

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        The Unrivalled Cook-Book

      New York: Harper & Brothers, Franklin Square, 1886. Octavo, viii, 639 pages. First edition. A large and significant collection of southern receipts. Southern chef Sean Brock calls this, "the definitive text of Southern cooking". More than two hundred Creole recipes are drawn from the manuscript recipe collection of a family friend, a "Madame ______ of New Orleans." Others are from classic English and Continental sources. Historian David Shields believes the book contains the first appearance of a recipe in print for boiled peanuts: "Choose fresh, well-filled peanuts. Carefully selecting them, as nearly as possible, the same size. Boil them in salt water, drain and serve. This is generally served before the soup." The Unrivalled Cook-Book was published just a year after the issuance of Lafcadio Hearn's La Cuisine Creole, and the Women's Christian Exchange's Creole Cookery Book, making it one of the earliest collections of Creole recipes. Internally near fine, with just a bit of age-toning to the text block. In slightly edgeworn, brick-red oil cloth with, as is frequently found with oil-cloth, adhesions from an old paper wrapper. This books remains rare in the marketplace and highly sought after. [OCLC locates twenty-four copies; not in Bitting, Cagle, or Uhler].

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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 at head of half-titles. Spines darkened, extremities worn in places, a few small areas of wear to sides, inner hinges skilfully repaired, a good set. First edition in book form. The novel was originally published in weekly instalments in both the Graphic and Harper's Weekly from 2 January to 15 May 1886, in a bowdlerized text. It was published in book form on 10 May 1886 in a small print run of 758 copies, of which only 650 were bound. Smith, Elder was not without some misgivings about the storyline; their reader James Payn reported that "the lack of gentry among the characters made it uninteresting." From the library of the bibliographer of Victorian novelists, Walter E. Smith, with his lightly pencilled ownership inscriptions to each front free endpaper.

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        Victorian Photograph Album [Devon, Cornwall, India]

      no date givenc1886-1889 - , 182 photographs of varying sizes, photo sizes mostly 29x18.5cms, subject matter mostly pastoral and coastal (including bathing huts, funicular, Lynmouth, Tintagel, Clovelly, Ilfracombe and Lundy Island, paddle steamers including shipwrecks of Suffolk off Lizard 1886 and SS Malta off St Just 1889), India (20 photographs including Charing Cross Hotel at Lahore, street scenes), family poses (including bicycles, interiors, furniture), loose photograph and pasted in illustrations to rear pastedown , Original edition , fascinating pictorial record of rural South West and Victoriana, some dents and marks to boards and spine, bumping to corners, split to joint on lower spine, good condition , green cloth with blindstamped decoration and gilt rules, gilt titles and rules to spine, off white grossgrain effect endpapers, folio, 38 x 26 cms Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Launette / Boudet et Tallandier 1886 - 1897 In - 4 (mm. 313x220), 3 voll., mz. pelle novecentesca, tit. oro su due tasselli al dorso. Questa importante e pregiata edizione d'arte è così composta: - ?"Les affiches illustrées". Ouvrage orné de 20 chromolithographies par Jules Chéret?. Conserv. due brossure orig. litografate: una in tinta (con picc. strappi margin.) e una seconda a colori, pp. X,(3),160, magnificamente illustrato, come da Indice, da 30 tavv. litografate a colori f.t., e con numerosiss. facsimili in b.n. nel t., anche a piena pag. Il volume presenta una raccolta dei piu' importanti manifesti realizzati da artisti francesi. Vi figurano: Calame, Cham, Chéret, Choubrac, Daumier, Gavarni, Grandville, Raffet, ecc. Cfr. Benezit,III, p. 564: "Jules Chéret (1836 - 1932) a créé un genre, donné une forme nouvelle à l'affiche et inauguré une technique destinée à faire école". Edizione di 525 esempl. numerati. Il ns., 156, fa parte della tiratura di 500 "sur papier vélin". Solo qualche lieve fiorit. altrim. ben conservato. - ?"Les affiches illustrées (1886 - 1895)". Ouvrage orné de 64 lithographies en couleur et de cent deux reproductions en noir et en couleur, d'après les affiches originales des meilleurs artistes?. Conserv. la brossura orig. litografata a colori, pp. (8),251,(5), con 102 riproduzioni in b.n. e con 72 bellissime tavv. in litografia a colori, f.t., come da Indice. Il volume presenta una affascinante raccolta di manifesti realizzati dai più importanti artisti francesi fra il 1886 e il 1895. Vi figurano: Chéret (con anche il catalogo delle sue realizzazioni murali), Mucha, Toulouse - Lautrec., Frapoint, Gerbault, Grasset, Guillaume, Ibels, Steinlen, Willette. Edizione di 1025 esempl. numerati. Il ns., 363, appartiene alla tiratura di 1000 ?sur papier vélin?. Solo lievi arross. margin. su alc. cc., altrimenti ben conservato. - ?"Les affiches étrangères illustrées" par M. Bauwens, T. Hayashi, La Forgue, Meier - Graefe, J. Pennel. Ouvrage orné de 62 lithographies en couleurs et de cent cinquante reproductions en noir et en couleurs, d'après les affiches originales des meilleurs artistes?. Conserv. la brossura orig. litografata a colori (restauri per strappi margin.). L'opera è molto ben illustrata da 150 riproduzioni in b.n. e a colori nel t. e da 67 (su 68) tavole litografate a colori (1 a doppia pag. è in b.n.), come da Indice. Al ns. esempl. manca l'ultima ?affiche de théatre japonais? di anonimo. Straordinaria raccolta di manifesti realizzati dai più importanti artisti tedeschi, inglesi, austriaci, belgi, americani (statunitensi) e giapponesi. Vi figurano: Fischer, Heine, Sattler per la Germania; Beardsley, Dudley - Hardy, Graham Robertson, Greiffenhagen, Hyland Ellis, Macnair - Mackintosh, Morrow, Solon per l'Inghilterra; Berchmans, Donnay, Mignot, Nys, Rassenfosse, Toussaint per il Belgio; Bradley, Dow, Gifford, Grasset, Penfield, Rhead per gli Stati Uniti; una serie di manifesti teatrali per il Giappone. Edizione di 1050 esempl. numerati. Il ns., 629, appartiene alla tiratura di 1000 ?sur papier vélin?. Solo una decina di cc. con lievi fiorit. margin., altrimenti ben conservato. .

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        Atlas des poissons veneneux et descriptions des ravages produits par eux sur l’organisme humain, et des contre-poisons a employer. Atlas iadovitykh ryb s opisaniem vida ikh, deistviia iada na organizm cheloveka i ukazaniem protivuiadii.

      St. Petersburg: Tipografiia V. S. Balasheva 1886 - Quarto (33 × 25 cm). Brown cloth spine over original printed card boards; [10], 53, [2] pp. and ten lithographed plates by Ch. Ivanson of St. Petersburg, of which nine chromolithographs and one black-and-white. Ticket of a St.Petersburg book binder to front board verso and tiny St. Petersburg pre-revolutionary bookstore stamp to title. Small owner inscription to ffep; boards lightly rubbed to edges; internally nearly flawless save for occasional spots, with the plates in fine condition and all tissue guards intact. Rare atlas on poisonous fish, consisting of a long article on their poison, its effects and methods of treatment, zoological descriptions of poisonous fish, as well as ten lithographic plates, of which nine beautifully colored chromolithographs. Text throughout in Russian and French in facing columns. Savchenko, who died the year before the atlas was published, was a doctor of the Russian Imperial Navy who circumnavigated the world on the Gaidamak in 1877, returning with an array of rare aquatic specimen as well as information used to create the present atlas. According to his preface, the work was intended to help sailors at sea determine which fish were safe for consumption. For this reason, the plates were created using the much more expensive chromo- lithographic process rather than photographic or simple lithographic reproductions, as the former allowed for greater accuracy and detail. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE: The Life and Death of a Man of Character (Signed)

      London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1886. First Edition. Half-Leather. 12mo. SIGNED on the title page by Thomas Hardy. In two volumes bound by Riviere & Son in 3/4 dark blue morocco over blue cloth, original blue cloth spines bound in at rear; raised bands with compartments lettered and decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers with top edges gilt. Vol. I, half-title, 313pp., (2)pp., ads at rear. vol. 2, half-title, 312pp., (4)pp. ads at rear. Housed in a cloth slipcase. Early barely visible joint strengthening, previous owner's bookplate. Internally very clean. A very good, handsome set [SIGNED].

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        Jenseits von Gut und Böse (Beyond Good and Evil) BOUND WITH Zur Genealogie der Moral (On the Genealogy of Morals)


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        Professional Criminals of America

      New York: Cassell & Company, 1886. Paper browning, tiny chips to the edges of a few text pages, else near fine in what appears to be an original buckram binding, stamped in gilt on the spine.. First Edition. Thick quarto. With a letter from the chief clerk of the Police Department of New York giving Byrnes permission to publish this book tipped-in. Header of the letter is clearly printed, but the rest appears handwritten. (No other copies I can reference have this letter, but bibliographical details are murky despite ample citations in OCLC.) 206 black and white mug shots of a variety of 19th century criminals printed six per page. Each individual is given a thorough write-up. While mug shots have exploded in popularity, especially with growing interest in vernacular photography, this volume was intended to be a an almanac for law enforcement. I don't know the history of mug shot photography, but surely this is an early example. Introduction by Frederick Smyth; preface and text by Inspector Thomas Byrnes.

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        LOS ANGELES CITY And COUNTY DIRECTORY 1886 - 7. In Three Parts

      A. A. Bynon, Publishers. The Times-Mirror Company, Printers and Binders, Los Angeles, California 1886 - 312 [= 322], 282, [4], [15] - 211, [1] pp. 8vo. Tuition at USC, $12 per term. My, how times have changed. Boards with some staining & minor rubs. Bit of light foxing to eps. A Very Good copy. Modern brown leather spine over printed paper boards. Speckled edges 1st edition thus (Rocq 2665). 6th such Directory overall, with the first published in 1872. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Deutsch-Ostafrica. Eine colonialpolitische Skizze.

      Köln, DuMont-Schauberg, 1886. - Original-Kartoneinband, 8°, 32 Seiten. Vier Seiten mit kleinem Anflug von Stockflecken, sehr schönes, sauberes Exemplar. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Wasser- und Ziergeflügel. Illustriertes Handbuch zur Beurteilung der Racen und Schläge unseres Wasser- und Ziergeflügels.

      Vlg. Twietmeyer, Leipzig 1886 - (Erste Auflage). Leipzig, Vlg. Twietmeyer, 1886. Gr.-8° (24x16,5 cm). VIII, 80 S. Mit 16 Holzstich-Tafeln mit über 50 Abbildungen. OHLn. Nissen ZBI, 750. - Sehr seltene erste Auflage dieses klassischen Handbuchs über "Ziergeflügel", aus der Feder des bekannten Tiermalers J. Bungartz. Es werden Enten, Gänse, Fasane, Pfaue und Schwäne behandelt. - (Kanten berieben, Ecken etwas bestossen. Kleiner Stempel und hs. Besitzereintrag auf Frontispiz verso). - Innen sehr gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres complètes. 9 Bände.

      Paris Bureaux du Progrès médical ua -90 1886 - (21 x 13,5 cm). Zus. ca. 4800 S. Mit 49 teils farbigen Tafeln in unterschiedlichen Techniken sowie 389 Textabbildungen. Moderne Halbleinwandbände im Stil der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe. - "Charcot, famous teacher at La Salpetrière, created there the greatest neurological clinic of modern times. He was a pioneer of psychotherapy and left many memorable descriptions of nervous disorders" (G/M). "Charcot must be considered one of the first to demonstrate the clear and fruitful relationship between psychology and physiology (his work on hysteria stimulated Freud's investigations) as well as, with Duchenne, one of the fathers of modern neurology" (DSB). - Besitzvermerke von alter Hand auf den Vortiteln. Vereinzelt gering fleckig. Zwei Bände etwas wasserrandig. Vollständig und insgesamt gut erhalten. - DSB 3, 205; Garrison-Morton 84; Norman 450. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Mini Archive - French Explorer's Expeditions to South America to Unsurveyed Interior Regions - Manuscripts, Autograph Album & Artifacts - Cranial Measuring Tool for Examinations of Indigenous People

      South America, 1886. South America, 1886-1905. Archive of French explorer Joseph de Brettes who made four expeditions to South America including two to the not yet surveyed interior regions of Gran Chaco, consisting of a steel cranial measuring device used during his ethnographic examinations of the Arhuaco-Kagaba Indians (Kogi people) found in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, northern Colombia, a steel archaeological specimen, two offprint accounts written and illustrated by De Brettes describing his expeditions and scientific work in South America, and an offprint bibliographical outline of De Brettes' extensive explorations in South America and elsewhere as well as his naval and army service. All text is in French. Some age-toning and wear to documents, otherwise the lot in very good condition, a unique nineteenth century explorer's archive of documents, artefacts, and signatures. Together with personalia, including an album of autographs largely collected whilst in South America, 3 photographic identification cards, his personal library bookplate, a manuscript caricature drawing, a manuscript note to which is affixed a photograph of his family's gravesite, and an offprint poem signed and dedicated by French poet Jehan Rictus in which is inserted a separate autographed note by Rictus both addressed to De Brettes. Together with correspondence connected with his efforts as Vice-President of a Portuguese railway company, in particular dealing with a meeting with the King, including 3 manuscript telegrams sent from Lisbon September 1905, and 2 manuscript letters dated 1905. Joseph de Brettes (1861-1934) made two geographical explorations to Chaco in South America, first in 1886, and again in 1888. From 1892 to 1893 he was exploring Colombia and making sociological and ethnographical observations of the Arhuaco and the Kogi people in the Sierra Nevada region. After a sojourn in France, he returned for further reconnaissance work in Colombia from 1895 to 1898. A skilful explorer, surveyor, and author of several notable works on the subject, a most ambitious businessman and delegate, recipient of several awards, all-but-forgotten today, the Bliothèque Nationale de France holds a collection of photographs, manuscripts and published works from De Brettes' illustrious career. From De Brettes' explorations and ethnographic studies in South America, the archive includes the following: A seldom seen nineteenth century cranial measuring device, being a simple clamp-styled metal apparatus in original and still functional conditional, measuring 28 cm tall when closed, and 33 cm wide when fully extended. This type of craniometry tool was used in the field of physical anthropology during the 19th century, and the first part of the 20th century. De Brettes' would have used this during his ethnographic examinations of the Arhuaco-Kagaba Indians (Kogi people) of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, northern Colombia. [Craniometry is the measurement of the cranium, usually the human skull. It is a subset of cephalometry, measurement of the head, which falls under the science of anthropometry which is the measurement of the human individual.] De Brettes' own working copy of his title, "Mission géographique dans le Chaco (Amérique du Sud)" published in 1889 immediately upon return from his expedition, and being a riveting account of travel through the Formosa province of Argentina and the Gran Chaco plains, partly along the Pilcomayo River, including hostile encounters with so-called "savage Indian tribes," and other perils. Small 8vo. 44 pages, titled wrappers. Replete with the author's annotations for a revised edition. Wrappers chipped, else very good condition. Rare Offprint from the proceeding of the Anthropological Society of Paris, 1903. Title: "Les Indiens Arhouaques-Kaggabas. Réponses au questionnaire de sociologie et d'ethnographie de la Société d'anthropologie" by Joseph de Brettes. 8vo. 36 pages with in-text illustrations, titled wrappers. Chips to extremities, age-toning, else very good condition. An ornate archaeological specimen made of heavy steel and measuring approximately 8,5 x 3 x 1 cm. A detailed offprint bibliographical sketch of De Brettes' extensive explorations in Argentina and Colombia (1895), Tunisia, and elsewhere, as well as his naval and army service, also recording important meetings with monarchs and delegates, military assignments, and much more. Pertaining to De Brette's work in Portugal developing railroads, we find the following correspondence: Signed manuscript letter, Lisbon, 27 April 1905, from Albert Girard, whose office was at the king's court in the Palace of Necessidades, [Paço das Necessidades] Lisbon. The correspondence mentions Commander D. Fernando de Serpa, an official to the King of Portugal, who, on behalf of the king, presents De Brettes' with a scientific publication for review. Signed manuscript letter by De Brettes addressed to Monsieur [Maurice] Rouvier, Minister of France, written at a hotel in Lisbon on 8 September 1905, stating that the King of Portugal [King Carlos I of Portugal - The Martyr] will be receiving him at the palace for a meeting the following day. Three manuscript telegrams written in Lisbon, also dealing with De Brettes' meeting with the king. Items of a personal nature include three photographs of De Brettes' mounted to various forms of identification, and a guest book in which he collected autographs and greetings from 1890 to 1893. Approximately half of this volume contains signatures and inscriptions made in South America, whilst De Brettes' visited Puerto Cabello in Venezuela, and Riohacha, Santa Marta and Bogotá in Colombia. On entry is a an extensive dedication written and signed at Curaçao on 7 January 1891 by Giuseppe [Joseph] Chiarini (1823-1897), a most influential circus director of international fame, who early in 1890, had returned to Central and South America, and under the Royal Spanish Circus, toured extensively Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Honduras, and San Salvador over a seven year period. Further investigation will surely lead to other significant personalities. Contemporary to De Brettes' explorations, the 1888 issue of The Scottish Geographical Magazine reported as follows (Vol 4, page 164): "Exploration of the Chaco etc.... The Paris Geographical Society has received a telegram from M. Joseph de Brettes who has been intrusted with a mission by the Minister of Public Instruction, informing it that he has recommenced his travels through the Chaco and the central region of South America. M de Brettes started about a year ago from France with the intention of following up a journey which he had begun a short time before, and of passing through the triangle in South America which is bordered by civilised and inhabited countries... an immense extent of territory which has never been surveyed and over which there are no routes or roads. This territory is called the Chaco and is sub-divided into the Northern the Central and the Southern Chaco, all three of which are inhabited by savage Indian tribes. Several efforts have been made to penetrate into the two former by water and it will be remembered that Dr. Crevaux perished three or four years ago while following the course of the Rio Pilcomayo. Other travellers have reconnoitred the course of the Rio Vermejo but it is generally agreed that these two streams are not navigable in their entire length, so M de Brettes resolved to try the land route through the Southern Chaco. His first journey was commenced in 1885, when, going up the Parana River from Buenos Ayres as far as Corrientes, he endeavoured to reach the town of Candeliard upon the opposite coast. The distance was 700 miles and M de Brettes started with a caravan consisting of two Indians and sixteen horses. When he had got 200 miles inland he came upon an immense salt lake 116 miles long and convinced himself that the land route was practicable. But upon the forty-third day of his journey he was struck down by fever, and had to return to Corrientes. His illness having left him almost without resources, he determined to come home and endeavour to interest the Geographical Society in the work. This he succeeded in doing, and though like M Douls, he is only twenty five, he is now making his second expedition to this unexplored region. - South American Journal 21st January 1888 " . Very Good.

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        War and Peace: A Historical Novel

      New York: William S. Gottsberger, 1886. First American edition. Near Fine. First complete edition in English (following the abridged London edition of the same year) with all title-pages dated 1886 and with the proper Gottsberger imprint on versos. Six small octavo volumes (pages 6 3/16 x 4 7/16 inches; 157 x 114 mm); complete with all blanks and ads. Translated from a French edition by Clara Bell. Original dark brown cloth decoratively stamped in black and gilt and with titles in gilt. Original brown-coated endpapers, just starting to crack in vol. 2 of "The Invasion" otherwise all endpapers intact and without repair. A few volumes with very light wear at the head and tail of the spine (also without repair). Each volume with the bookplate of Arthur L Franklin on the front paste-down. The author's epic novel of the Napoleonic Wars, which gives them a human face through the poignant impact they have on several interrelated characters. A story of love and tradition amidst a crumbling society and a radically changing world. A novel brimming with enlightenment and modern theories. Virginia Woolf wrote: "There remains the greatest of all novelists-for what else can we call the author of War and Peace? . . . Even in a translation we feel that we have been set on a mountain-top and had a telescope put into our hands. Everything is astonishingly clear and absolutely sharp." Undoubtedly a masterpiece of world literature, and in our opinion, the greatest work from the Russian literary canon. Near Fine.

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      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, printed at the Riverside Press, 1886. Edward Fitzgerald translation. Some rubbing to extremes and light soil, contents clean, VG-. Edward Fitzgerald translation. Quarto. (12 5/8"). Unpaged. Illustrated by Elihu Vedder - every page with florid pictures with embedded text. Bound in gray cloth over beveled boards, t.e.g., the cover and spine with elaborate designs in gilt and black by Vedder. This quarto more scarce than the octavo or folio editions. Potter 202.

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        The Works

      Boston & New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company,, 1886. With bibliographical and critical notes and his Life with extracts from his journals and correspondence, edited by Samuel Longfellow. With steel portraits, photogravures and other illustrations. 14 volumes, octavo (200 x 133 mm). Finely bound for G. P. Putnam's Sons in brown half levant morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, brown cloth boards ruled in gilt, brown cloth endpapers, top edges gilt. Engraved frontispieces and plates throughout. An excellent set. The Standard Library Edition. The poetical works is in six volumes, the prose works in two volumes, Dante's Divine Comedy in three volumes and the author's Life edited by Samuel Longfellow in three volumes.

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      Nevada City, Ca.: Brown & Calkins, Printers, 1886. Original printed wrappers. Wrappers worn around edges and soiled. Very clean internally. Very good overall. In a half morocco and cloth box, spine gilt. Interesting land promotional for this agriculturally rich California county. Many woodcuts of strawberries, pears, grapes, and other fruits illustrate this land of opportunity, and the text describes the infrastructure in place to promote prosperous farms. The last forty pages contain advertisements from local merchants, dentists, stables, banks, newspapers, farms and dairies, etc. Not in the Norris Collection and rather scarce. ROCQ 6015. COWAN (1964 ADDITIONS) 489.

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