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        The Life Saving Appliances of Joseph Francis

      No place: Printed for Private Distribution,, 1887. Action of Congress of the United States in Recognition of his Services, March, 1887. Quarto. Original plum cloth, title gilt to the spine and upper board, gilt block of Francis's Patent Metallic Life Car to the lower board, bright pink endpapers. Double frontispiece and 17 other plates, one of them double-page. The cloth a little rubbed and stained, light toning, otherwise very good. First edition. Uncommon, OCLC records just 4 copies - US Coast Guard Academy, Smithsonian, NYPL, and Texas Tech. Francis's name was extremely well-known in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, but his fame waned with the frequency of maritime disasters. He devoted his life to the invention of maritime life-saving devices, his most famous being the matallic life car. "In early manhood he was employed by the Government to build lifeboats for its war vessels. He was the first man to use iron for life boats, but when he built his first metallic life car he failed to get any aid from the Government, and so, at his own expense, he established his works on the Jersey coast near Long Branch. His inventive genius ripened as he grew older and he built many lifeboats, rafts, lifecars &c. which were eventually in general use in European countries long before they were adopted in the United States. Congress was slow to recognize his great ability, but eventually passed a resolution tendering him a medal" (New York Times obituary). The present publication, which largely consists of bound up extracts from the Congressional Record, was part of his campaign for recognition.

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        WELL-WORN ROADS OF SPAIN, HOLLAND AND ITALY

      1887 - SMITH, F. Hopkinson. WELL-WORN ROADS OF SPAIN, HOLLAND AND ITALY. Traveled By A Painter In Search Of The Picturesque. Boston: Houghton and Mifflin, 1887. 12mo., pictorial tan cloth, stamped in brown & gilt, top edge gilt. First Trade Edition. [BAL 18207; only 1,270 copies were reportedly printed]. Signed presentation from Smith on front endpaper: "To my friend, James C. Young, F. Hopkinson Smith." Most likely the recipient is noted book collector James Carlton Young, of Marion, Iowa. Young specialized in autographed copies of books by period authors throughout the world. Also, inscribed by Smith on a front blank page that has apparently been tipped in: "Nov. 6, 1902. Not only is this book of the first Edition but its opening chapter is the first story I ever wrote & its appreciation by the late Mr. Scudder (ed. of "Atlantic") determined my subsequent literary career. F. Hopkinson Smith." [Last few letters in "Smith" has ink somewhat smeared. Among Smith's earliest works and a most interesting copy. Very Good (moderate soil & spine bit darkened; bookplate of Paul E. Bechet). $750.00. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Beschreibung des Kreises Teltow und seiner Einrichtungen. Bearbeitet auf Grund amtlicher Quellen. Mit einer Karte und einem speciellen Ortschafts-Verzeichniß des Kreises Teltow (Hauptband und:) Erste Fortsetzung, die Jahre 1886/87 bis 1893/94 behandelnd. 2 Bände

      Berlin, Rohde, 1887 (- 1894). X, 486, 19; IX, 488, 21 Seiten. Mit einer mehrfach gefalteten farblithographischen Karte. Rotes Original-Leinen mit Goldprägung, Goldschnitt, bzw. Orig.Halbleinen, 4°. - Seltene komplette Ausgabe dieses prachtvoll ausgestatteten Quellenwerkes über den Kreis Teltow. Die große Faltkarte in einer Einstecklasche zeigt den Kreis Teltow um 1887. Der Fortsetzungsband in Halbleinen; beiliegt: Nachweisung der Städte, Landgemeinden und Gutsbezirke des Kreises Teltow im Oktober 1907. Berlin, Rohde, 1907. 20 Seiten. - Beide Bände in sauberer Erhaltung, die Einbände nur mit geringen Gebrauchsspuren.

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        Nachrichten aus der ostafrikanischen Mission. 1. Jahrgang 1887 und 2. Jahrgang 1888.

      Berlin, 1887 / 1888.. Zwei Jahrgänge gebunden in schwarze, schmucklose Halbleinwand der Zeit mit Papierrückenschildchen, 8°, 192 und 192 Seiten. Einband leicht berieben, Seiten papierbedingt nachgedunkelt, und verschiedentlich mit Stempel einer Missions-Schule gestempelt. Gutes, sauberes Exemplar..

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        Fine Photograph of "Old Faithful Geyser".

      [1887]. 1887 - Fine albumen print, mounted on archival matt (8 x 5 inches; 14 x 11 inches), of Old Faithful Geyser, number 41 pencilled lower left-hand corner. Provenance: from the library of William E. Hofman, his sale Christie's 3rd December, 2010, lot 343 A magnificent view of the celebrated geyser "Old Faithful" in Yellowstone National Park by the park's official photographer Frank Jay Haynes. Old Faithful was named by the first official expedition to Yellowstone, the Washburn Expedition of 1870. They were impressed by its size and frequency. Old Faithful erupts every 35 to 120 minutes for 1 1/2 to 5 minutes. Its maximum height ranges from 90 to 184 feet. Yellowstone, was the world's first national park, and "is situated mainly in Wyoming and extends into Montana and Idaho. It was established in 1872 by Congress, primarily because of its geysers, but also because of its remarkable assemblage of wildlife and unusual natural features. The "national park idea" pioneered at Yellowstone eventually spread worldwide. In the United States, Mackinac Island National Park (now a Michigan state park) was established in 1875 and Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks in 1890. (Yosemite had been a California state park since 1864.) Yellowstone remains the "mother park" in the U.S. national park system, which by the 1990s included 376 sites. The celebrated photographer Haynes was first hired as the official photographer of the Northern Pacific Railroad and "given his own travelling studio in a converted rail car, Haynes produced numerous famous images of the railroad's construction projects and of sites along its route. He held that position for nearly three decades. He also was appointed in 1884 as Yellowston's official photographer and sold materials from a store in the park itself. He retired in 1916. His images of Yellowstone are among his more important and dramatic imagery" (see Dorothy Sloan, Western Americana,10/18/2006, lot 254). "Boasting about three-quarters of the world's geysers (of which Old Faithful is the most famous) and over half of the thermal features, it also has one of the globe's most spectacular canyons, one of North America's most celebrated waterfalls, and more than 225 permanent waterfalls higher than fifteen feet. It has the premier wildlife sanctuary (and the top three trout-fishing streams) in the continental United States. Unmatched in the variety and number of its megafauna, the park shelters the world's largest concentration of elk and is one of the last remaining strongholds of the grizzly bear in the coterminous states. It is the only site in the United States (and one of only two in the world) where a wild bison herd has survived continuously since ancient times. At the center of the largest relatively intact ecosystem in the North Temperate Zone, its hundreds of lakes, creeks, mountains, and valleys survive in essentially pristine condition. As in all major parks, Yellowstone's administrators debate the appropriate forms of intervention to protect this delicate ecosystem and strive to balance the competing claims of public access and wilderness preservation" (see Aubrey L. Haines, The Yellowstone Story, 1996; James Pritchard, Preserving Yellowstone's Natural Conditions: Science and the Perception of Nature, 1999). For more information about this photograph, or a warm welcome to see it and others like it in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department

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        Gladys: A Romance

      Boston: D. Lothrop Company. (1887). First. First edition. Decorative red cloth stamped in gilt and somewhat faded white. Hinges cracked causing the spine to lean, darkened spine with ends frayed, cloth and page edges soiled, a good only copy lacking the rear fly. A very scarce copy nonetheless. Part of "The Round World Series." From Bar Harbor to Boston, Gladys Lyman traveled to be a part of the social scene. She becomes dissatisfied in her own life and Dr. Stephen Forbes is determined to help her. This novel also introduces the graphic description of the yellow fever epidemic occurring during the late Nineteenth Century in Memphis, Tennessee. Wright III 1398. .

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        The Fairport Nine

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1887. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seldom seen, second printing. Cover and text match the first printing but for the date on the title page and the 8-page advertising section in the rear. Sound binding with intact pages. Frontispiece and tissue guard are in nice shape. Clean pages; book plate removed from front fixed endpaper. Very light cover wear; black and gold cover decoration and lettering is crisp and bold. The famous first novel about baseball. Although this book is often described as a fictional depiction of baseball as played in the 1880s, Brook's has written that it is autobiographical and describes his boy's militia unit and baseball team of Castine, Maine in the 1840s (see Brook's "How the Flag was Saved" in St. Nicholas, Vol. XXIII, #4, February 1896), which was made up from the better families in town including Sam 'Blackie' Black ("a colored member"). It's primary opponent was made up of members from a rival gang, the White Bears, "rough fellow[s], with small respect for law, order, or the rights of others . . . tough and rugged as the polar bear whose name they took in the spirit of boasting and bravado."

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        El Cuervo. Traduccion directa del ingles por J. A. Pérez Bonalde individuo correspondiente de la Real Academia Española. Primera edición.

      "La America, New York 1887 - Retrato, portada, 4 hojas de preliminares, 12 hojas. Con ilustraciones en blanco y negro. Rara primera edición castellana del célebre poema de Edgar Allan Poe, este poema publicado por primera vez en 1845, esta inspirado en un pajaro parlanchin de una novela de DIckens y fué un auténtico éxito popular del que se ha dicho que es el poema más famoso de la literatura estadounidense, este éxito fué el primero de la carrera literaria de Poe, a partir de su publicación Poe se convirtió en una celebridad y comenzó a llevar una vida social más normal, frecuentando los más importantes salones literarios de la ciudad.Ejemplar con alguna pequeña mancha de oxido sin importancia, en buen estado de conservación.

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        Our National Game scrapbook with baseball scraps and Tradecards

      [New York]: Liebenroth, Von Auw & Co, 1887. First Edition. Scrapbook. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Hard-bound scrapbook (11" x 14") with white cover and gilt decorations. Complete with colorful title page illustration of an 1880s baseball team and five additional full-page color baseball prints: Wild Pitch, Fly Ball, Caught Between the Bases, Foul Ball, and Home Run, and 38 plain scrapbook pages. 11 of the scrapbook pages are filled with tradecards, scraps, and valentines. One of those pages features a set of advertising cards showing a cricket game, and two of those pages are filled with baseball tradecards and scraps. Sound binding; one page has been re-attached. Cracked hinges. All color baseball prints are in excellent shape. Pages are clean and the cards and scraps are neatly organized and arranged. Edge-wear and rubbing to the cover. As of 2014, OCLC lists only two institutions holding this scrapbook. No auction records at ABPC or AmericanaExchange. Exceptionally scarce in this condition, especially with baseball related ephemera affixed to some pages.

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        The war in Egypt and the Soudan : an episode in the history of the British empire; being a descriptive account of the scenes and events of that great drama and sketches of the principal actors in it - 4 volumes complete, bound in 2

      London : Blackie, 1887. 1st Edition. Finely and sumptuously bound in contemporary aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the contrasting gilt-blocked title labels. Minor, generalized dulling and toning as with age. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. Folding color map. Subjects; Gordon Relief Expedition, 1884-1885. British - Sudan - History - 19th century. Egypt - History - 19th century. Sudan - History - 1862-1899. Egypt - History - British occupation, 1882-1936. Sudan - History - 1821-1899.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Wiesbaden, 21. IX. 1887.. 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten mit Dank für eine Einladung, der er jedoch zu seinem Bedauern nicht nachkommen könne. - Ernst von Bergmann war Chirurg und Professor der Medizin an den Universitäten Dorpat, Würzburg und Berlin. Als sein wesentlichstes Verdienst gilt die Einführung der Asepsis bei der Wundbehandlung in der Hirn- und Kriegschirurgie. - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf des Hotel et Bains des Quatre Saisons.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Map of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, the resting place of Washington Irving, the Headless Horseman and other characters Irving created

      Booklet, 4.25? x 10.75?. Soft black covers, gilt Printing on front cover: ?Map / of / Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, / Tarrytown, N.Y.? Detailed fold-out map, 31.5? x 10.5?, dated ?May 18, 1887.? Noted in the easternmost portion of the cemetery is the ?Old Church Yard? and the ?Old Church.? No individual graves are noted, only the sections of the cemetery. Washington Irving (1783-1859) is buried in the northern area of ?Beekman Mound,? a hill overlooking the Old Church Yard. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Sleepy Hollow, New York, is the resting place of numerous famous figures, including Washington Irving. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is adjcent to the Old Dutch Burying Ground, the spot identified in Irving?s ?The Legend of Sleepy Hollow? as the resting place of the headless horseman and the resting place of local citizens who likely inspired Irving?s characters of Katrina Van Tassel, Brom Bones, and others in the legend. Incorporated in 1849 as Tarrytown Cemetery, it posthumously honored Irving's request that it change its name to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. The Horseman's Ride goes directly through the winding paths of the cemetery. The Van Tassels, who were immortalized fictionally in the book, lie here, as well as Washington Irving and other literary giants, such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott and Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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        Historia de Salamanca

      - Historia de la Edad Media y Moderna. Provincia de Salamanca. S. Siglo V.-Siglo XV. (929.7) Francisco Nuñez Izquierdo. Salamanca. 1887 24 cm. 3 v. Encuadernación en tapa dura, lomo con tejuelos, nervios y dorados. M. Villar y Macias. Cubierta deslucida. CG1 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mont-Oriol

      First Edition paper courant.Reliure to bradel half canvas decorated with arabesques, flat spine decorated with gilt, part of title grief olive with a marginal recovery, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, lower corner blunt, binding époque.Envoi signed autograph from the author to Mr. Caron. Victor-Havard Paris 1887 11,5x18,5cm relié

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        Souvenirs de quarante ans

      First Edition. Binders half percaline sienna, flat spines decorated with a golden jewel, golden tails in double nets, spare grief as nutty with traces of friction plates marbled paper, binders of the time. Rare autograph dedication signed by the author "to my worthy friend Mr Abbe Sabatier". A description tag Shopping glued the head of a guard. Nouvelle revue Paris 1887 15,5x24,5cm 2 volumes reliés

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        Moralités légendaires

      Original, one of 400 ex numbered on mechanical vellum, one draw with 20 large vellum Edition. Frontispiece, a portrait of the author etching engraved by E. Laforgue. Our copy is presented new coverage relisting in L. Vanier. A small spot on the first minor, some very light foxing. Rare. Lib. de la Revue indépendante Paris 1887 13,5x19cm broché

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        Le Horla

      First edition, one of 40 numbered copies on Holland, only large papiers.Reliure half plum morocco corners, back with five nerves, when golden tail, flat marbled paper, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, blankets and back preserved, golden head on witnesses, elegant binding signed Goy & Vilaine.Gardes ombrées.Bel uniformly exemplary and rare copy well established. Paul Ollendorff Paris 1887 12,5x18,5cm relié

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        Journal

      Edition on paper for each of the current volumes. Binders to bradel half percaline olive corners smooth back, and double dates gilt queues in parts of title grief navy dishes marbled paper covers preserved, binders of the time. Precious and warm items autograph signed by Edmond de Goncourt, on each volume to his friend Leon Hennique, he will make his testamentary executor and collégataire with Alphonse Daudet. Principal founder of the Goncourt Academy Hennique welcome home the first meetings and assume the presidency for 6 years. Rare and beautiful set, in uniform contemporary binding enriched important autographs shipments Leon Hennique, initiator of "Soirees de Medan" and one of "ten men of letters of talent" that will form the " Attic "Goncourt, the first academy. provenance: from the library of Leon Hennique with his bookplate engraved by summer after a drawing by Léon Glaize, pasted on the back of the first flat binding of the first volume, Charpentier & Cie Paris 1887-1896 12x19cm 9 volumes reliés

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        Le théâtre contemporain

      Original edition for which he was not drawn large papers. Binding bronze half calf, back smoothes decorated with double gold striping, gold tail date marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, covers preserved, elegant binding pastiche signed P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Signed autograph of the author to his friend (Eugene) Yung, director of The blue magazine with pink ink. Some spots specifically affecting the last layers. L. Frinzine Paris 1887 11,5x19cm relié

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        Hendrick Jonker, der Herero-General. Erzählung.

      Styrum bei Düsseldorf, Ad. Spaarmann, o.J. [ca. 1887]. Aus der Reihe Volks- und Jugenderzählungen, Nr. 767. Farbig illustrierte Original-Broschur, Klein-8°, 64 Seiten. Einband abgegriffen und fleckig, sonst gutes, sauberes Exemplar. Kein zweites Exemplar nachweisbar..

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        Childhooda Hundred Years Ago

      London - Marcus Ward & Co., Limited, 1887 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An illustrated edition of Tytler's history of childhood. Bound in cloth with gilt and stamped lettering and pictorial decoration. Withfive colour plates after paintings by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Henrietta Keddie(18271914), under the pen name Sarah Tytler,was an extremely prolific novelist who worked largely within the mid-century tradition of domestic realism. Many of her publications were historical novels. She also wrote children's stories, such as the enjoyable seventeenth-century tale At Lathom's Siege (1903); young women were another favourite audience - ODNB. Condition: The binding is firm. The front inner hinge is moderately strained but still holding well. There is only some mild wear to the extremities, with just some mild bumping and discolouration. Internally the pages have occasional marks and slight browning to the page edges. The frontis is missing. With a signature in ink to the half-title. Overall the condition is good only..

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        The Queen of the Air

      Kent - George Allen, 1887 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A smart copy of this study of Greek mythology from John Ruskin. Containing three essays on the Greek goddess Athena: Athena Chelinitis (Athena in the Heavens), Athena Keramitis (Athena in the Earth), and Athena Ergane (Athena in the Heart). Condition: In a half-morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally quite smart, with just some light shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and mainly clean, with just the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Pictorial Descriptions of the Famous Places in Tokyo In Japanese and Chinese, Accompanied with an English Translation made by G. Takahashi

      Tokyo, Japan: Kyushundo, 1887?. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good.

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        Ballads and Poems of Tragic Life

      London - Macmillan and Co., 1887 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A bright, clean first edition of Ballads and Poems of Tragic Life by George Meredith. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering. First Edition. With a nameplate for 'Charles Meek' on the front pastedown. George Meredith, OM, 1828 1909, was an English novelist and poet during the Victorian era. He read law and was articled as a solicitor, but abandoned that profession for journalism and poetry shortly after marrying. He collected his early writings, first published in periodicals, into Poems, published to some acclaim in 1851. After settling in Surrey, Meredith continued writing novels and poetry, often inspired by nature. Meredith supplemented his often uncertain writer's income with a job as a publisher's reader. His advice to Chapman and Hall made him influential in the world of letters. His friends in the literary world included, at different times, William and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Algernon Swinburne, Robert Louis Stevenson, Leslie Stephen and J. M. Barrie. Before his death, Meredith was honoured from many quarters: he succeeded Lord Tennyson as president of the Society of Authors; in 1905 he was appointed to the Order of Merit by King Edward VII. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is someslight wear to the extremities, including some slight bumping. Internally the pages are clean and bright. Overall the condition is very good..

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        McCLELLAN'S OWN STORY. The War for the Union, The Soldiers Who Fought It, The Civilians Who Directed It,and His Relations to It and to Them

      New York: Charles L. Webster, 1887. First edition. With 14 illustrations including a steel engraved portrait frontispiece. 8vo, publisher?'s original green cloth gilt lettered on the spine and pictorially decorated in gilt and red on the upper cover. ix, 678. Index. An unusually nice copy indeed, especially sturdy and fresh, with no foxing and only modest evidence of age to the dark green cloth, very scarce as such. A VERY PLEASING COPY AND a scarce title in the Great War series, which also includes the PERSONAL MEMOIRS OF ULYSSES S. GRANT. Collectable copies of these books are becoming increasingly difficult to obtain. In the earliest days of the war McClellan was assigned to command the Division of the Potomac and established the defenses of Washington. Much of the early direction of the Union force was established by him. He was one of the first to recognize that the Confederacy was an effective and organized power, not just a mob of rabble-rousers. ?"This volume includes a biographical sketch of the author by W.C. Prime, a treatise on the causes of the war, a discussion of the early months of chaotic activity, a selection of letters to his wife, and a narrative of McClellan?'s part in the war from the summer of 1861 through his removal after Antietam.?"

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        A Collection of Letters of W. M. Thackeray

      1855, 1887 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A Second Edition of A Collection of Letters of W. M. Thackeray. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and bevelled edges. Second Edition. With aneat ink inscriptionto the front blank, with aphotograph, included herewith. William Makepeace Thackeray, 1811 1863, was an English novelist of the 19th century. He was famous for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society. After his education, Thackeray travelled Europe, and then squandered his inheritance on gambling and unfortunate business enterprises. He turned to art, which he studied in Paris, but did not pursue the profession. After marrying Isabella Shawe, Thackeray took to writing and journalism to support himself and his family. His novels became moderately successful, along with his works for magazines such as Frasers Magazine, Foreign Quartley Review, Punch and the Morning Chornicle. It was not until later, with the publication of Vanity Fair and Henry Esmond, that Thackerays reputation grew. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is slight wear to the extremities, including slight bumping and rubbing. Internally the pages are bright with occasional spot. Overall the condition is very good..

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        Abecedaire ou Rudiment D'Archeologie:

      Caen - F. Le Blanc-Hardel, 1887 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A study of French ecclesiastical architecture from historian and archaeologist Arcisse de Caumont. In French. Fifth edition. Illustrated throughout with numerous vignette engravings. Condition: In a half-calf binding. Externally sound, though rubbed. Internally, firmly bound. Monastic bookplate and labels to front pastedown. Institutional ink stamps throughout. Pages are bright, though with some scattered patches of foxing throughout. Overall: GOOD..

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        Lillian Madison's Marriage and Murder: Cluverius Did Not Kill Her

      1887. Cluverius Defended by a Friend of the Family, McDade 194 [Leigh, Phillip]. [Cluverius, Thomas J. (1861-1887), Defendant]. Lillian Madison's Marriage and Murder: Cluverius Did Not Kill Her. The Sequel Told. Richmond, VA: Patrick Keenan, Printer, 1887. 29 pp. Octavo (7-3/4" x 5"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in printed wrappers. Some soiling, staining and edgewear, toning and light foxing to text. Early signatures to front cover, internally clean. A solid copy of a rare title. * Only edition. Dedicated to Willie Cluverius, this is a defense by a friend of the Cluverius family. "Cluverius came from one of the 'better' Virginia families. He had married Lillian Madison, a country girl, but ad kept the marriage a secret from his family and friends. He finally had her come to Richmond, where he murdered her and threw her body into the reservoir. He was quickly traced, tried, and executed" (McDade). OCLC locates two copies (at the New-York Historical Society and the University of Michigan, Clements Library). McDade, The Annals of Murder 194.

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        Baumstudie

      1887. Aquarell über Bleistift auf Papier, unten links monogrammiert und datiert: "A v W. 1887", 21,4 x 23,5 cm. Professionell unter säurefreiem Museumspassepartout montiert.. Die Baumstudie aus dem Jahr 1887 tritt nicht nur wegen ihrer zeichnerischen Qualität aus dem OEuvre des Malers Anton von Werner hervor, auch ihr Sujet erscheint ungewöhnlich. Der 1843 in Frankfurt an der Oder geborene von Werner ist vor allem als Schöpfer großformatiger Historienbilder und Porträts hochrangiger Persönlichkeiten der deutschen Kaiserzeit berühmt geworden. Die Studie ist in Bleistift ausgeführt und mit Aquarellfarben in Ocker- und Grüntönen unterlegt. Das Blatt verrät von Werners Interesse an Details, sichtbar etwa an der Gestaltung der Rinde, aber auch seine Freude an der kontrastreichen Zuspitzung. So geht der hölzerne Stamm in ein frei wucherndes, sich vielfach verzweigendes Geäst über. Der Baum ist, bis auf ein angedeutetes Stück Wiese im Wurzelbereich, freigestellt. Auf gleicher Höhe befinden sich auch die Datierung und Signatur des Künstlers. Das Motiv nimmt das gesamte Blatt ein, wobei der dramatisch zerklüftete Baumstamm die Darstellung beherrscht. Er ist in der Mitte geborsten, was unweigerlich ein Verdorren der linken Baumhälfte nach sich gezogen zu haben scheint. Diese an zentraler Stelle positionierte Deformation verleiht dem Bild einen metaphorischen Zug, so dass die Darstellung auch als Sinnbild für das Werden und Vergehen aller irdischen Dinge verstanden werden kann. Von Werners Inszenierungen historischer Momente, die in freier Landschaft situiert sind, stellen stets die Interaktion der dargestellten politischen und militärischen Akteure in den Mittelpunkt. Der Natur kommt lediglich eine rahmende Funktion zu, die die Dynamik der Situation spiegelt. Dies wird etwa in dem bekannten Gemälde Sturm auf den Spicherer Berg von 1880 anschaulich. Möglicherweise war auch die vorliegende Baumstudie als Vorarbeit für ein Gemälde gedacht, denkbar ist jedoch auch, dass der Künstler darin eher privat gelagerte künstlerische Interessen verfolgte. Bereits während seiner Lehrzeit im Märkischen zwischen 1857 und 1860 widmete sich von Werner der Darstellung von Landschaften und naturhaften Objekten. In dieser Zeit entstand unter anderem ein kleinformatiges Aquarell, welches ebenfalls einen Baum mit zerklüftetem Stamm und abgestorbenem Geäst zeigt. Auch während seiner zwischen 1868 und 1869 unternommenen Italienreise fertigte von Werner zahlreiche Landschaftszeichnungen an. Wie sehr er das Reisen und die damit verbundene Arbeit im Freien genoss, geht aus seinen 1914 vollendeten Jugenderinnerungen hervor. 1875 wurde von Werner zum Direktor der Berliner Akademie der Künste berufen. Die Sommermonate verbrachte er seit Beginn der 1880er Jahren mit seiner Familie und befreundeten Künstlern am Wannsee. Dort ließ er sich zu Arbeiten anregen, deren kontemplativer Charakter sich von dem seiner repräsentativen Gemälde abhebt. Natur und menschliche Figur werden, wie in dem Gemälde seiner Tochter Hildegard am Bach, in ein harmonisches Ordnungsgefüge gefasst. Irmgard Wirth sieht in den späten Naturdarstellungen eine verhaltene Auseinandersetzung des Künstlers mit dem aufkommenden Impressionismus.

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        Historia Da Arma De Fogo Portatil

      Imprensa Nacional, Lisboa, Portugal 1887 - 185 pp. of text, index with appendix, plus a 58 page atlas of detailed period fire-arms drawings (each hand tinted in watercolor). This appears to be a clean presentation copy, inscribed and SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Presumed to be the first edition and written in the Portuguese language, it is in very good condition with minor page tears and dog- eared page corners. Larger tears have been archivaly repaired. This was probably two volumes at one time, but rebound in the 20th century in a attractive contemporary binding and now in a protective mylar cover. A one-hundred and twenty-five year old beautiful book, VERY RARE signed and inscribed by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The war in Egypt and the Soudan : an episode in the history of the British empire; being a descriptive account of the scenes and events of that great drama and sketches of the principal actors in it - 4 volumes complete, bound in 2

      London : Blackie, 1887, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionFinely and sumptuously bound in contemporary aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the contrasting gilt-blocked title labels. Minor, generalized dulling and toning as with age. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; Folding color map. Subjects; Gordon Relief Expedition, 1884-1885. British - Sudan - History - 19th century. Egypt - History - 19th century. Sudan - History - 1862-1899. Egypt - History - British occupation, 1882-1936. Sudan - History - 1821-1899.

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        Der code civil französisch und deutsch: verbesserte Cramer'sche Übersetzung, nebst den ihn abändernden und ergänzenden Reichs- und Preussischen Gesetzen und den noch geltenden Artikeln des code de procedure civile und des code de commerce. Dritte veresserte und vermehrte Auflage. Der code civil französisch und deutsch: verbesserte Cramer'sche Übersetzung, nebst den ihn abändernden und ergänzenden Reichs- und Preussischen Gesetzen und den noch geltenden Artikeln des code de procedure civile und des code de commerce.

      Leipzig, K. Baedeker, 1887.. 15 x 10 cm. 505 S. ISBN:. Keine. Original scwarzer Halbledereinband. Marmorierter Schnitt. Schmuckvorsätze. No jacket. Guter Zustand / Good condition. Kleine Fehlstelle am oberen Kapital. Kleine Mängel auf dem Deckel. Insgesamt immer noch ein sehr gutes Exemplar dieser so seltenen Ausgabe. 3 Auflage.. * Versandfertig innerhalb von 20 Stunden! GF1. (EdG).

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        Kan'yu nikki [trans.: Journey around the World]

      Numerous plates & maps (some folding & in color). Three vols. in two. 8vo, orig. sheep-backed cloth (extremities rubbed), spines lettered in gilt. [Tokyo: Privately published],1887. First edition and privately published. Kuroda (1840-90), served as the second Prime Minister of Japan in the years 1888-89, during which he oversaw the promulgation of the Meiji Constitution. During the early 1870s, he had travelled widely: Korea, China, America, and Europe. In 1874, he was appointed director of the Hokkaido Colonization Bureau and invited many American agricultural experts to visit Hokkaido to provide advice on which crops would be the most successful. Unfortunately, in 1881 he became caught up in the Bureau's scandal which caused him to resign from public office. As a result, he again travelled in Europe and the United States during the years 1886-87. The present book is a detailed account of Kuroda's travels, including a vivid account of his crossing Siberia from Vladivostok to St. Petersburg. He gives careful and full details of Korea, Russia (including Moscow and St. Petersburg), Istanbul, Italy, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Brussels, Scotland, England (including London), Paris, New York (where he carefully studied the Brooklyn Bridge), the Erie Canal, Niagra Falls (of course!), Chicago, and San Francisco (including the fish canneries). Throughout he provides many observations on agricultural practices, industrial methods, foreign trade, the manufacture of steam engines, political and educational systems, public safety, transportation and communication systems, Chicago slaughter houses, military education, taxation, the punishment of criminals, and much statistical information. Very good set. .

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        Signed 1887 death certificate by Dr. Emily Stowe for Mrs. Elizabeth Aikenhead

      Toronto: Dr. Emily STOWE, 1887. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good+. Rare document, signed 6 1/2" x 8", death certificate by Dr Emily Stowe from June 19, 1887. This is a physician's death certificate for the wife of james Aikenhead of the well known Hardware store chain. There is also few mourning letters relating to Mrs. Aikenhead fas an added bonus. Two folds with a couple of nick at two of the folds and small 1/2 tears starting at first fold, otherwise in very good+ condition and with a quality signature. Dr. Emily Howard Stowe (1831 -1903) was born in Norwich Township, Oxford County, Ontario. She is very significant both for medical history as she was Canada's first female medical practitioner, and of course she is one of Canada's most significant suffragist and women's rights movement leader. One of the most important females in Canadian history.

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        Beiträge zur Endoskopie der männlichen Harnblase (pp.177-248, 2 Holzschnitte, 1 farblith. Taf. mit 8 Abb.). + Brenner, A.: Demonstration Leiter . Dittel . electroendoskopischen Apparate (pp.89-93, 3 Abb.).

      - Verh. Dtsch. Ges. Chir., 16. - Berlin, Verlag August Hirschwald, 1887, 8°, XXV, (1), 145, (2), 348 pp., zahlr. Holzschnitte u. 5 lith. Taf., PappBd. d.Zt. Epochale Vorträge, Einführung des Glühlampencystoskops! - Max Nitze (1848-1906), ein Jahr vor Veröffentlichung seines Lehrbuches "So ist nun durch Benutzung der Mignonlampen das Kystoskop aus einem complicirten, technisch schwierigen, kostbaren Instrument mit einem Schlage ein einfach zu handhabendes, wohlfeiles geworden. Wasserleitung und Rehostat fallen jetzt ganz fort. Während früher für jede Untersuchung die so lästige Bunsen-Batterie gefüllt werden musste, bedient man sich jetzt am Besten einer kleinen Batterie ." M.Nitze aus obiger Arbeit. - "Erst jetzt beginnt der rapide Aufschwung der Endoskopie." Reuter, P.Bozzini und die Endoskopie, p.97 - - Im Anschluß an Nitze's Vortrag leitete Alexander Brenner (1859-1936) "Seine Demonstration der von Herrn Leiter im Zusammenwirken mit Herrn Prof. Leopold von Dittel (1815-1898) neu construirten elektroskopischen Apparate" wie folgt ein: "Es ist keine seltene Erscheinung, das ein und derselbe Gedanke gleichzeitig und unabhängig an verschiedenen Orten erfasst und durchgeführt wird.- So bin ich denn heute in der merkwürdigen Lage, Ihnen ein Cystoskop vorzuführen, welches die Idee an Stelle des glühenden Platindrahtes ein Glühlämpchen zur Beleuchtung der Blase zu verwenden, in einer etwas anderen und wie ich glaube technisch vollkommeneren Weise zur Ausführung bringt, als das eben von Herrn Nitze gezeigte. Herr von Dittel in Wien, an dessen Klinik die ersten ausgedehnten Untersuchungen mit dem ursprünglichen von Nitze angegebenen und von Herrn Leiter construirten Cystoskope angestellt wurden, war als der wärmste Anhänger der Blasenendoskopie schon von Anfang an bedacht, das Instrument zu vereinfachen und ihm dadurch grössere Verbreitung zu verschaffen. Bei der raschen Verbreitung des electrischen Glühlichts und bei der immer grösser werdenden Vollkommenheit seiner Construction lag der Gedanke nahe, ein kleines Glühlämpchen in das Cystoskop einzufügen und die bei dem Erglühen desselben erzeige relative geringe Wärmemenge durch die in der Blase enthaltene Flüssigkeit ableiten zu lassen. Unter der steten Anregung von Dittel's ist es nun unserem Instrumentenmacher Herr Leiter gelungen, dieses Problem in einfachster Weise zu lösen. Das Instrument welches schon im Herbste 1886 der Hauptsache nach fertig war, wurde im Januar 1887 das erste Mal am Lebenden versucht, steht sei Februar auf der Abtheilung Dittel's fast täglich im Gebrauch und hat sich bestens bewährt." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Pyrotechnist's Treasury The Complete Art of Making Fireworks

      London: Chatto and Windus,, 1887. Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. Octavo. Original red cloth, decorative titling in black and silver to spine and upper board, charcoal grey surface-paper endpapers. 25 plates, 32-page publisher's catalogue dated November 1896 at the rear. Cloth somewhat sunned on the spine, and along the tops of the boards, mild mottling at the fore-edge of both boards, spine ends a touch crumpled and mildly chipping, hinges just starting, light toning, overall a very good copy. The uncommon, definitive second edition of Kentish's classic of pyrotechnics - "one of the greatest classic how-to-do-pyrotechnic books that have ever been written" (Philip) - just four copies of this edition recorded on Copac - NLS, Oxford, Cambridge, and TCD - no copy in BL; OCLC adds 11 copies in the US. First published in 1878, the text of the second edition was expanded by 18 pages, and 10 plates added, as the new preface explains; "The present edition contains much additional information, many fresh illustrations, and several pieces of a construction entirely new … For the rest, I have carefully revised the book throughout, and have supplied the minutest information in every instance in which it appeared to be defective … The work appears to me now complete". All subsequent printings of Kentish's work, from the 1899 third edition down to the current facsimile and print-on-demand editions are based upon this version. A practical manual, designed for use in the workshop and on the show-site, it is extremely uncommon to find a copy of any edition in anything approaching collector's condition, rendering this copy of the most desirable edition in its original cloth particularly desirable.

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        ANNALES DE LA SOCIÉTÉ D'ARCHÉOLOGIE DE BRUXELLES. Mémoires, Rapports et Documents.

      Van Trigt / Manceaux / Lyon - Claesen / VromantDisponibili 15 annate. Testi francesi. Cm.23,7x14,5. Legature coeve in mz.pelle con titoli e fregi in oro ai dorsi a cinque nervature. Piatti e fogli di guardia marmorizzati. Tracce d'uso ad alcuni dorsi. Numerose illustrazioni, anche in grande formato. Disponibili: Tomo I: 1887 - 1888 (due parti; pg.CXCIV, 212); Tomo II: 1888 - 1889 (pg.380); Tomo III: 1889 (pg.392); Tomo IV: 1890 (pg.508); Tomo VI: 1892 (pg.388); Tomo VII: 1893 (pg.492); Tomo VIII: 1894 (pg.528); Tomo IX: 1895 (pg.496); Tomo X: 1896 (pg.508); Tomo XI: 1897 (pg.488); Tomo XII: 1898 (pg.504); Tomo XIII: 1899 (pg.480); Tomo XIV: 1900 (pg.448); Tomo XV: 1901 (pg.512); Tomo XVI: 1902 (pg.492).

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        Signed 1887 death certificate by Dr. Emily Stowe for Mrs. Elizabeth Aikenhead

      Toronto: Dr. Emily STOWE, 1887. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good+. Rare document, signed 6 1/2" x 8", death certificate by Dr Emily Stowe from June 19, 1887. This is a physician's death certificate for the wife of james Aikenhead of the well known Hardware store chain. There is also few mourning letters relating to Mrs. Aikenhead fas an added bonus. Two folds with a couple of nick at two of the folds and small 1/2 tears starting at first fold, otherwise in very good+ condition and with a quality signature. Dr. Emily Howard Stowe (1831 -1903) was born in Norwich Township, Oxford County, Ontario. She is very significant both for medical history as she was Canada's first female medical practitioner, and of course she is one of Canada's most significant suffragist and women's rights movement leader. One of the most important females in Canadian history.

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        The History of the Second Queen's Royal Regiment. 6 volume set

      London: Richard Bentley and Son, first edition set , 1887. Complete set of Davis' monumental history which was published at intervals between 1887 and 1906 (the later volumes being published by Eyre and Spottiswoode). 6 volumes. Numerous colour and other illustrations and maps. Publisher's blue cloth with grenades and other devices stamped in gold on the spines and boards.

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        The Log of the Flying-Fish. A Story of Aerial and Submarine Peril and Adventure

      London: Blackie & Son, 1887. 8vo. 384 pp. Very Good, Green Decorative Cloth with sun-fading, minor stains, edge wear, & rubbing; spine slanted; splitting along gutters of FEP; shelf wear. Provenance: John Ruyle. Mylar Jacket. Twelve Full-Page Illustrations by Gordon Browne. First Edition.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Rom, 18. September 1887.. 3 halbspaltig beschriebene SS. Folio. Faltspuren; ca. 8 cm langer Einriß am rechten Rand.. An den Maler Adolph von Menzel: "[ ] Permetta che esprima colla lingua del mio paese la [ ] grande riconoscenza [ ]".

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        Cuba, Puerto Rico y Filipinas.

      Barcelona, Establecimiento Tipográfico Editorial de Daniel Cortezo y Compañía, 1887 [«España, sus Monumentos y Artes. Su Naturaleza e Historia»]. - 4to. mayor; 944 pp., con dibujos de Passos y Riquero, fotograbados de Joarizti y Mariezcurrena, dos litografías en color de Xumetra y ocho láminas con fotografías originales. Encuadernación original en tela estampada.

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        Mittheilungen über das Tesdorpfsche Geschlecht

      München, Knorr & Hirth, 1887.. ( Verfasser und Erscheinungsjahr ermittelt nach dem Karlsruher Virtuellen Katalog ) 3 n.n. Blätter, 181 Seiten. Mit einer farbigen Wappenfrontispiztafel in Chromolithographie ( Hausmarke des Peter Tesdorp ) sowie einigen Tafeln ( Holzstich-Ansicht der Insel Neuwerk - Porträt Johann Tessdorff - Lübeck gegen Ende des 17. Jahrhunderts - Porträt Peter Hinrich Tessdorpf ) - Handschriften-Tafel ) und 7 ausfaltbaren Stammtafeln, Olhdr mit goldgeprägtem schmalen Einbandrücken, Klein4° ( 25,5 x 19 cm ). Inhalt: *Vom Ursprung und von den drei ältesten, gemeinschaftlichen Vorvätern des ganzen Tesdorpf'schen Geschlechts / Von der ersten Theilung des Geschlechts in zweit und später in fünf Linien bis zum Jahre 1806 ( Erstürmung Lübecks ) / Vom Jahre 1806 ( Erstürmung Lübecks ) bis zur Mitte des Jahrhunderts / Kurze Mitteilungen über die weitere Nachfolge in den fünf Linien bis zur Gegenwart.* Einband etwas berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen. Innen auf Vorsatz alter Besitzvermerk *Chr. Hansen*, Seiten und Tafeln teils etwas stockfleckig. - selten - ( Gewicht 950 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

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        Firenze. Il corteggio storico. Maggio 1887.

      - [Firenze, 1887], in-4 formato album, leg. coeva in pieno marocchino marrone, titolo e giglio fiorentino entro cornice in oro sul piatto anteriore, fermaglio in ottone ai piatti, sguardie in carta "marezzata", tagli dorati. Album contenente 28 fotografie all'albumina (mm. 250x197 circa ciascuna, applicate al recto dei cartoncini che formano i fogli dell'album), raffiguranti momenti del corteo storico del maggio 1887. Ottime condizioni. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Unsocial Socialist

      London: Swann Sonnenschein, . First Edition.. First issue, with "The Confessions of Byron Cashel's Profession" printed on the title page. Very scarce in the first issue. A good copy, perhaps even a little better, but worn and tired and with wear and even some chipping to extremities. However, the copy owned by Fabian pioneer and comrade-in-arms, Hubert Bland, signed by him and dated 1887 on the half-title. In addition to his own merits as a radical journalist, both separately and in company with the magnificent E. Nesbit, his wife, Bland would provide in the person of his wife, one of the great love objects of the early (sic) life of Mr. Shaw. The rear blank bears a few page numbers in pencil in an unknown hand, corresponding to scored passages in the text. A book that demands one fall to sleep and dream about it, though one is unlikely to awaken with much more than a feeling strange satisfaction. . First Edition. London, Swann Sonnenschein, 1887. 256 pages. Original Hardcover (red cloth) in protective Mylar. Gilt lettering on spine and front board. First issue, with "The Confessions of Byron Cashel's Profession" printed on the title page. Very scarce in the first issue. A good copy, perhaps even a little better, but worn and tired and with wear and even some chipping to extremities. However, the copy owned by Fabian pioneer and comrade-in-arms, Hubert Bland, signed by him and dated 1887 on the half-title. In addition to his own merits as a radical journalist, both separately and in company with the magnificent E. Nesbit, his wife, Bland would provide in the person of his wife, one of the great love objects of the early (sic) life of Mr. Shaw. The rear blank bears a few page numbers in pencil in an unknown hand, corresponding to scored passages in the text. A book that demands one fall to sleep and dream about it, though one is unlikely to awaken with much more than a feeling strange satisfaction. Sidney Trefusis is a proselytizing socialist. Armed with irony and paradox, he is determined to overthrow a society riddled with class and sexual exploitation. Henrietta, his adoring wife, 'loves' him: he must abandon her. Son of a millionaire, he gives up everything to pose as an 'umble peasant'. But when this unsocial socialist goes to work as a gardener in the vicinity of a girls' school he meets his match - for Agatha Wylie is a new kind of woman, perfectly armed: and she doesn't love him. With the character of his clown-prophet Trefusis, George Bernard Shaw presented for the first time his view of what the relationship between the sexes should be. Galloping, exuberant, and irresistibly entertaining, AN UNSOCIAL SOCIALIST is a brilliant satire on social prejudice from a great author of the past.

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