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         Anna Karenina

      New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. 1886. First American edition. A Near Fine copy of the first translation into English. Spine slightly cocked and a bit faded, otherwise an excellent copy. With the generally accepted first issue points: no other titles by the same author listed, publisher's monogram on the title page and with five pages of ads in the rear, starting with "Crowell's Red Line Poets," no translations of any Russian books listed, and with the correct end-papers. This copy unique in that the binding has a larger gilt seal on the front board than any other copy we are aware of, causing us to speculate that this is a possible trial binding. "Anna Karenina" was originally published in parts in the "Russian Messenger" from 1873 to 1877. It first appeared in book form in 1878 with the English language translation coming out eight years later. Tolstoy himself thought that "Anna Karenina" - as opposed to "War and Peace" - was his first true novel. Anna Karenina's epic sweep encompasses Russian politics, philosophy and religion, and the challenges humans face as a result of their economic class. Yet what has earned the novel a lasting place in the literary canon is its complex representation of relationships between men and women. "Of all the nineteenth century novels written by men, Anna Karenina is the one most centrally concerned with women, the one which attempts most thoroughly and honestly to confront them in all aspects of their lives" (Greene). Regardless of their individual differences, Anna, Kitty, and Dolly are often punished for violating the contradictory expectations placed on them as wives, mothers, and lovers. "Tolstoy grasped that the same principles of behavior that shape men's characters apply to women as well...but that a women feels even more heavily than man the weight of social pressures which work on and warp her character" (Greene). A cornerstone of world literature. Christian Science Monitor Top 10 Books of All Time. Near Fine. Near Fine.

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

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

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         Das Buch für Alle - 2 Jahrgänge (1886 und 1888) [Hardcover] [Jan 01, 1886] Illustrierte Familienzeitung - Chronik der Gegenwart

      [Hardcover] [Jan 01, 1886] Einband mit Goldrücken, dem Alter entsprechend gut erhalten, minimale Stockflecken - weitere Digital-Fotos können per email angefragt werden. ... oder Bäderstr. 8a, 23738 Lensahn ab 14Uhr und am Wochenende.

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

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

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         Observations astronomiques. 3 Bände.

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

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         Commonplace book.

      10th April 1886 - written neatly in black ink on ruled paper, one run of extracts glossed in pencil by Adcock noting the occasion of their absorption, index of themes at front, predominantly rectos only, a couple of inkspots and one leaf creased at bottom corner, pp. [xviii], [24, blanks], [180], [+ blanks at rear], foolscap 8vo, original black cloth notebook with marbled edges, some wear including loss to backstrip, upper joint split but holding, flyleaf/title-page loose, sound. Adcock (b. 1864, d. 1930) was a busy author, prominent in his day - but better known for his journalistic activity than his work as a poet and novelist, in which he was classed among the 'Cockney School'. This is a well kept commonplace book with its extracts drawn largely from canonical sources - Shakespeare, Chaucer, classical, romantic, and metaphysical poets - along with some more contemporary selections, including Ella Wheeler Wilcox and a full transcription of Fitzgerald's 1889 revision of 'The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám'. As the latter indicates, though the commonplace book is dated 1886 at the front some entries within are dated later, giving roughly a three-year span for its production - still predating by a few years Adcock's emergence as an author of any sort. A handful of prose selections include a run of extracts from 'The Spectator', conveying a dual interest in poetry and journalism that carried through to his career.

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         Projet d?affiche Thalie 1886-1904

      - 39 x 31 cm dans un large cadre de 64 x 55 cm. Léger manque au cadre. Encadré. Signé en bas, à gauche. Avec un envoi de l?artiste à ?A Henry-Houry, vice président des Escholiers?.Une écolière désinvolte, un panier au bras sur lequel est écrit Thalie, tient par un fil un masque riant en guise de ballon. Sur sa traîne, tels des noeud papillons, sont inscrits des titres de pièces qui ont été créées : ?l?Art?, ?l?Engrenage?, ?Fin de rêve?, ?Demi-soeurs?, ?Plaisir de rompre?, ?l?Enfant malade?, ?Dans la nuit?, ?Marguerite et Margot?, ?la Fronde?, ?Danton?, ?Ghetto?, ?l?Ile heureuse?, ?Jeanne d?Ascain?, ?Mirages?.Il s?agit certainement d?un projet d?affiche en l?honneur du Cercle des Escholiers, créé en Novembre 1886, par Lugné-Poe et Georges Bourdon, journaliste au Figaro, avec les élèves du lycée Condorcet. Leur ambition était de jouer les auteurs contemporains. Il y eut de nombreuses créations et représentations. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         George Washington's Fifty-Seven Rules of Behavior.

      W.H. Lawrence & Co., Denver 1886 - First Edition. 48mo. 95pp. Bound in the original full cloth boards with blindstamped decoration and gold gilt titling. Patterned endpapers. GOOD. Shows some rubbing of the edges and corners with marginal loss, former owner name on the front free endpaper, otherwise the binding is strong and tight, the text is clean and unmarked, and the boards remain bright and distinct. As pictured. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Les affiches illustrées.

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

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

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

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         Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

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

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         The Works of Thomas Middleton in 8 Volumes

      London, A. H. Nimmo 1886 - Complete set of this important set in contemporary three-quarter leather bindings, published in a limited edition. This is the classic standard edition of Middleton´s Works, beautifully bound and in very good, solid condition. Scarce in any condition but nearly impossible to find in a fine binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         La Pléiade. Première année. Année 1886 complète

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

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         Les mémoires d'un veuf

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

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

      1886 - - Aylesbury, Angleterre 10 août 1886, 10,1x15,3cm, 4 pages sur un feuillet double. - Amusante lettre autographe signée de Guy de Maupassant à la comtesse Potocka, 76 lignes à l'encre noire sur un feuillet double à en-tête de Waddesdon, Aylesbury, enveloppe jointe. Maupassant a beaucoup voyagé au cours de sa vie : Algérie, Tunisie, Italie, Angleterre. À l'époque de cette lettre, il se trouve à Aylesbury en Angleterre, invité au manoir Waddesdon du baron de Rothschild. Celui-ci avait organisé le 7 août une fête exceptionnelle qui réunit trois cents invités de marque. Contradictoire lorsqu'on sait la force avec laquelle Maupassant se défendait d'être mondain. En décrivant ses activités à la comtesse, il peint un portrait à l'acide de la société anglaise. Il s'excuse auprès de la comtesse de cette absence prolongée : « Oui, Madame, je suis resté en Angleterre un peu plus que je n'avais pensé le faire. Je n'ai pu d'abord résister aux instances du baron de Rothschild qui prétendait me retenir un mois ; et puis cette vie nouvelle m'a parue curieuse à beaucoup d'égards, bien que triste. » Le pays n'a été que moyennement à son goût mais il a trouvé une façon de s'en accomoder : « C'est triste ici, mais reposant et je goûte un plaisir bizarre, un vrai plaisir solitaire à me trouver au milieu de gens qui ne m'entendent pas et que je ne comprends point. » Il en profite pour en déduire une règle de voyage qu'un Des Esseintes n'aurait pas désavouée s'il avait effectivement foulé le sol anglais : « Si j'avais un conseil à donner aux jeunes hommes, ce serait celui-ci : « N'apprenez jamais les langues étrangères et voyagez souvent à l'étranger. » Il n'y a rien de plus agréable que de regarder les gens causer, rire, mimer ce qu'ils disent sans avoir la fatigue inutile de suivre, de comprendre ce qu'ils pensent, et celle, plus grande, de leur répondre. » Les anglais en sont pour leur frais quand ils rencontrent Maupassant : « Je me sens en sûreté au de ces êtres-là, tranquille comme s'ils étaient en cage, et quand ils essayent, par politesse (car ils sont très polis) de baragouiner quelques mots de Français je leur fais répéter vingt fois chaque phrase, en feignant de ne point comprendre, pour leur ôter tout désir de recommencer. » Même les catégories sociales les plus hautes ne sont pas épargnées par son humour grinçant : « J'ai passé deux jours avec l'archevêque de Canterbury à qui on m'a présenté comme un égyptologue pour ne point alarmer sa conscience sacerdotale. » La royauté comme le peuple ne trouvent pas plus grâce aux yeux de Maupassant : « Je viens de passer trois jours (suprême honneur) sous le même toit que l'héritier du trône (au 2nd degré) qui me fait l'effet d'un superbe échantillon d'un crétinisme auquel aboutissent les races royales. J'ai vu des lords, des généraux, des ambassadeurs, des ministres, toute la ménagerie humaine de ce pays. » Même les femmes ne sont pas ménagées et Maupassant saisit l'occasion de leur description pour complimenter la comtesse : « Point de jolies femmes. Elles sont assez fraiches mais sans grâce, sans élégance, sans piment. Sans vouloir vous faire un compliment vous êtes infiniment plus belle que les plus belles personnes montrées ici. Et pourtant j'aime assez les blondes - qui tiennent ce que promettent les brunes - à ce qu'on dit - et c'est vrai. » Il est intéressant de noter que la comtesse était d'origine méditerranéenne (née Emmanuella Pignatelli di Cerchiara) et avait par conséquent les cheveux bruns. Alors qu'il a fréquenté la meilleure société, qu'il lui a visité la ville d'Oxford et malgré les charmes de la campagne anglaise, Maupassant ne trouve décidément aucune grâce à ce pays. Il le quitte sans regret ne laissant qu'un télégramme laconique à l'un de ses compagnons de voyage : « J'ai trop froid, cette ville est trop froide. Je la quitte pour Paris ; au revoir, mille remerciements. » Pour résumer à la comtesse l'expérience de son séjour, il conclut sa missive par une sentence sans appel po [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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         Nos oiseaux. Aquarelles de Hector Giacomelli.

      Paris: Launette et Cie, 1886 - Edition originale tirée à 525 exemplaires, celui-ci le n° 128 sur vélin teinté du Marais, grand et fort in-4. Ouvrage publié en livraisons, comprenant pour l'introduction et pour chacun des vingt chapitres: faux titre, frontispice, 4p. texte illustré, 1 planche hors texte et 1 feuillet blanc. Seules les pages de texte étant numérotées, la pagination est limitée à xii, et 86 pages pour un nombre total de 134 feuillets dont 21 planches hors texte. Toutes les illustrations (frontispices, hors texte, vignettes et culs-de-lampe) sont des héliogravures en couleurs. Reliure d'époque de Champs en demi-maroquin turquoise à coins, plats et gardes marbrées assortis, dos à nerfs finement orné de motifs floraux et d'oiseaux, tranche supérieure dorée. Bel exemplaire, très frais intérieurement. Ouvrage à la fois monumental et charmant, superbement illustré par le procédé d'héliogravure en couleurs par Dumont et Dujardin, imprimé par Couty, donnant un rendu très proche de l'aquarelle originale. Vicaire VII, 796-98, qui signale que les 350 premiers exemplaires (dont celui-ci), qui avaient été souscrits, sont à rechercher car "tirés avec le plus grand soin". [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Crime and Punishment: A Russian Realistic Novel

      Vizetelly, London 1886 - First Edition, Third Printing (stated). A very good copy: modest rubbing to the boards, tips worn through, a minor scuff on the spine, green endpapers still present, though cracked at the gutters (binding still firm and square), and a small foxing or possibly tobacco spot on the title and facing ad pages. The pages are remarkable clean, and there are no ownership markings of any kind. All in all a much better copy than generally found of this rare book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

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

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         La Beata

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

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

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

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

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

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         La Pomme de Pin

      Paris, La Revue Alsacienne 1886 - Paris, La Revue Alsacienne, février 1886. M. Charles Mehl a consigné, dans cet article, les souvenirs d'une jeunesse brillante qui s'était constituée en société close et qui se réunis - sait dans l'une des salles du vieux Strasbourg ayant pour enseigne : La Pomme de Pin. Les membres de cette Société, envoyés à Strasbourg par leurs familles, pour suivre les cours de l'ancienne Université, avaient donc formé une petite académie, dans laquelle ils préludaient à leur prochain début dans la vie publique. Ils s'étaient donné un bureau, composé de sept membres, chargé de présider et de diriger les séances quotidiennes de l'assemblée, composée de quarante et un fauteuils, un de plus qu'à l'Institut. 1 volume in - 8, 15 pages, dont une page illustrée d'une dessin à la plume repésentant une assemblée de 7 personnes + un colleur d'affiches, surement la caricature du Bureau de ce Club intellectuel strasbourgeois. Bon état de la couverture, avec la seule indication "La Pomme de Pin" sur le premier plat. Bon état intérieur, sur un papier sans rousseurs. Fort rare. De plus l'ouvrage est truffé d'une lettre autographe signée du célèbre bibliophile : "Monsieur, Je m’empresse de vous faire connaître en réponse de votre lettre du courant que M. Morel le Professeur agrégé de la faculté de médecine de Strasbourg est un homme de 88 ans. Il a été en effet à Paris en 1854 ou 1858 pour y passer m’a t’on dit sa thèse de docteur. Il a concouru à son retour pour l’agrégation et a été reçu je crois en 1856. C’est un amateur de livres et goutant les gravures et un homme qui passe pour jouir d’une belle aisance maintenant ? le même. Il n’a jamais été interné à l’hôpital et n’a pas eu d’homonyme à la faculté. Je vous donne ces renseignements confidentiellement et vous prie de recevoir l’expression des sentiments ? Charles Mehl P.S. : Pourriez-vous disposer encore d’un exemplaire sur papier vergé de Paris au 18ème siècle. Dans l’affirmative, adressez le moi avec Paris au 15ème siècle. merci de ne pas m’envoyer l’un sans l’autre." Mots clés : Mehl Charles - Bibliophilie - Belles lettres - Alsace [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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         VOLUNTARIOS de la ISLA de CUBA. 4 documents relating to the military service of Rafael García García in the Voluntarios de la Isla de Cuba 1869 - 1886.

      Cuba 1886 - Military Services in Cuba. 4to & 8vo. Printed forms and manuscripts. Includes an official military form documenting the service record of Rafael García García in the 2do. Batallón de Cazadores de la Habana. A further document relates to maritine commerce S.P. páginas

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

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

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

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

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         Manuscript Copy: In the Sweet By and By [SIGNED]

      Sanford Fillmore Bennett, Richmond, Illinois 1886 - A Very Good or better MANUSCRIPT COPY of THE SWEET BY AND BY LYRICS by their author SANFORD FILLMORE BENNETT written entirely in Bennett's hand, with a presentation by him to Miss Mary C. Day, PLACED AND TWICE DATED ON FEBRUARY 8, 1886 by SANFORD FILLMORE BENNETT. QUITE SCARCE.[The song was first published in 1868.]The Manuscript Copy is written on a sheet of paper measuring approximately 7 7/8 inches X 5 1/8 inches. The paper shows a number of bend and crease lines as well two horizontal folds, with each fold shows a short tear beginning on the sheet's right side. There is a small tape repair to the sheet's lower left corner.In his Autobiography, Bennett described the composing of the song, the music to which was written by his good friend Joseph Philbrick Webster as follows:Mr. Webster, like many musicians, was of an exceedingly nervous and sensitive nature, and subject to periods of depression, in which he looked upon the dark side of all things in life. I had learned his peculiarities so well that on meeting him I could tell at a glance if he was melancholy, and had found that I could rouse him up by giving him a new song to work on.He came into my place of business [in Elkhorn, Wisconsin], walked down to the stove, and turned his back on me without speaking. I was at my desk. Turning to him, I said, "Webster, what is the matter now?" "It’s no matter," he replied, "it will be all right by and by." The idea of the hymn came me like a flash of sunlight, and I replied, "The Sweet By and By! Why would not that make a good hymn?" "Maybe it would," he said indifferently. Turning to my desk I penned the words of the hymn as fast as I could write. I handed the words to Webster. As he read his eyes kindled, and stepping to the desk he began writing the notes. Taking his violin, he played the melody and then jotted down the notes of the chorus. It was not over thirty minutes from the time I took my pen to write the words before two friends with Webster and myself were singing the hymn."The song has been covered by a Who's Who of Music including Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, The Statler Brothera, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Acapella, Randy Travis, Loretta Lynn, Maranda Lambert, Jim Neifhbors, Nat King Cole, and by many others. IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Jamaica at the Colonial and Indian Exhibition, London, 1886 : . Executive Commissioner in London: Sir Augustus J. Adderley, K.C.M.G. Royal Commissioner / Honorary Commissioner: C. Washington Eves.The Jamaica Court at the Indian and Colonial Exhibition,

      Spottiswood and Co., London 1886 - SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY. Slim 8vo. xii, 30pp [1] -100pp. [light spotting] Presentation Signature on title-page: ' With Kind Regards C. Washington Eves ' [ Honorary Commissioner ] [Recipient's name in gilt on front cover: Thomas Hunt, Esq. " Catalogue of articles forwarded from the Island of Jamaica.": 30 p. with "The Jamaica Court at the Indian and Colonial Exhibition, 1886. Handbook compiled for the Governors of the Jamaica Institute, by Laurence R. Fyfe and A.C. Sinclair.": Attractively bound in full contemporary Red Morocco, [ light wear] gilt ruled with gilt title and gilt pictorial illustration. Spine, raised bands gilt designs, gilt turn-ins to marbled end papers. A.E.G. Large folding Coloured Map of Jamaica by C. Washington Eves, 1886. Portraits, two tissue guarded illustrations. Excellent Copy Scarce Title. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

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         Kärntner Trachten. Nach dem im Besitze Ihrer Majestät der Kaiserin von Österreich befindlichen Aquarellen.

      Klagenfurt, Joh. Leon sen., o. J. [um ]. 1886 - o. Pag. [9 Tafeln]. Lose Blattsammlung in OHlwd.-Mappe. Mit 9 von 10 der montierten Farbtafeln. - Fleckig, eine Lasche der Mappe lose, Tafeln stockfleckig. - Mit den Tafeln: Lesachthal, oberes Möllthal Heiligenblut, Glanthal, Gemsen-Jäger, Gailthal, Seeland, Ferlach, mittleres Möllthal Winklern und Lavantthal. - Prinzhofer, (1817 - 1885), studierte seit 1836 Rechtswissenschaften in Wien und Padua, besuchte daneben die Kunstakademie in Venedig und wurde 1844 Richter in Wien. Wegen seines Erfolgs als Porträtmaler gab er die richterliche Laufbahn bald auf und ging 1861 nach Graz. Prinzhofer schuf 1848 das erste Porträt Kaiser Franz Josephs nach dessen Thronbesteigung und im selben Jahr das einzige authentische Bildnis Lajos Kossuths, von dem 50000 Exemplare lithographiert wurden. (DBE) - Selten. Sprache: Deutschutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Fly Makers Hand Book Illustrated With Colour Plates Representing Upwards of Fifty Of The Most Useful Artificial Flies For Trout And Grayling Fishing

      nd 1886, Liverpool - 45 pages, 12mo., 9 hand coloured plates, 7 being of flies 2 of steps in tying the fly, original green cloth with gilt title and fishing vignette in borders to upper board. A rare and fragile title seldom found in vg condition.

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         The Plant in Creative and Industrial Art. - Die Pflanzen Kunst Und Gewerbe. (Les plantes dans leurs applications à l'art et à l'industrie.)

      Vienna. Gerlach & Schenk. (1886-1889). - 2 volumes folio 20 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches. Title to volume one in English and the second volume in German. It was also published under the French title above. ILLUSTRATED WITH 172 PLATES (of 196), including 93 in colour, produced using numerous printing processes including chromolithography. Bound in two volumes in poor condition. A grubby copy with marks to the margins but not the images. Plates mounted on linen making the volumes extraordinarily heavy. A SCARCE AND DECORATIVE WORK ON APPLIED ART- often in poor condition as it was put to practical use. This work stands for the evidence that the ways of naturalism were passing away and modernism was taking hold. The plants depicted are brought to life in strange and fascinating ways. Many of the flowers are juxtaposed into inanimate objects creating an almost surreal blend of nature and human achievement. Seder's work belongs to the most important documents of the art of new ornaments and the Vienna Art Nouveau. A VERY DECORATIVE COLLECTION OF ART NOUVEAU STYLE FLOWER PRINTS. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         HUTCHINSON (Jonathan): Congenital absence of hair and mammary glands with atrophic condition of the skin and its appendages in a boy whose mother had been almost wholly bald from alopecia areata from the age of six (1886). [Bound together with] GILFORD (Hastings): On a Condition of Mixed Premature and Immature Development (1896). [Both extracted from Medico-Chirurgical Transactions].

      Medico-Chirurgical Transactions, 1886 et 1896 - 2 works in 1 volume 8vo (22 x 14 cm), pp. [473]-477 and [17]-45 , 7 plates, each with descriptive leaf; bound in modern half brown cloth, marbled paper boards, printed paper label on spine, binding firm, interior clean and near fine with only minimal foxing.First edition of these 2 scarce and very important articles on progeria, with the first descriptions and illustrations of this syndrome, issued in 1886 and in 1897 respectively. Progeria is a very rare, fatal, genetic condition characterized by the rapid appearance of aging beginning in childhood. Affected children develop a characteristic facial appearance, skeletal defects, progressive arteriosclerosis and associated cardiovascular abnormalities. The first article, written by Hutchinson, contains the first description of this syndrome. In the second article, Gilford reports a case of his own (with the postmortem features), redescribes Hutchinson's original case (when the patient was twelve years older) and recognizes this affection as a clinical entity. This syndrome was named Hutchinson-Gilford progeria. Sir Jonathan Hutchinson (1828-1913), was an English surgeon, ophthalmologist, dermatologist and pathologist. He was a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and professor of surgery. Hastings Gilford (1861¿1941) was an English surgeon. This copy is peppered with a newspaper clipping on the subject (from La Presse Médicale, 6 avril 1927) written by Eugène Apert and Pierre Robin, and entitled La Progeria (nanisme senile de Variot), ses variétés cliniques (with 12 figures). Eugène Apert (1868-1940) was a distinguished Parisian pediatrician whom the main research interests were congenital abnormalities and genetic diseases; he has remained famous for his 1906 description of the eponymous Apert¿s syndrome.References: Garrison & Morton, 3790 (Hutchinson): "First description of progeria" and Garrison & Morton, 3792 : "Hastings Gilford gave progeria its name." ; Fossel MB: Cells, Aging, and Human Disease, p. 133 ; Goodman RM & Gorlin RJ: Atlas of the Face in Genetic Disorders, p. 33; Medvei VC: A History of Endocrinology, pp. 375-376 ; Schachner LA & Hansen RC: Pediatric Dermatology, vol. 1, p. 525; Bolognia J, Rapini RP & Jorizzo JL: Dermatology, Vol. 1, p. 900: ¿The syndrome was first reported by Hutchinson in 1886 as a case of congenital absence of the hairs and appendages. Nine years later Gilford reported a second case and described the postmortem features.¿ ; Gordon LB et al.: Progeria: a paradigm for translational medicine, Cell, 2014, 156(3), 400-407: ¿The premature aging disorder Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS, or progeria) is one of the rarest human diseases. Yet its study over the last decade has attracted attention from basic scientists, clinicians, the pharmaceutical industry, and policy makers. Why is the scientific community intensely watching the activity surrounding a disease that affects a mere 350 children worldwide (Gordon, 2013)? There are two important reasons. First, progress in HGPS can be viewed as a paradigm of modern translational medicine: basic science informing clinical medicine in a bench-to-bedside approach to medical discovery. Second, discoveries in rare diseases often offer new possibilities for understanding of cellular and organismal mechanisms, such as normal aging and cardiovascular disease in the case of HGPS." ; DeBusk FL: Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome. Report of 4 cases and review of the literature, J Pediatr., 1972, 80(4), 697-724 ; Ullrich NJ & Gordon LB: Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome, Handb Clin Neurol., 2015, 132, 249-264. © S.A.S. Jean-Pierre Aubert, 2017. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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         Anna Karenina, In Eight Parts

      Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., New York 1886 - Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., New York, 1886. Hardcover. Book Condition: FAIR. Green cloth-covered boards. Gold printing on front and spine mostly faded. Boards show wear, fading along edges, fraying on bottom of spine. Front and back covers loosening from binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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         Anna Karenina First Edition in English

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

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

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

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         Les mémoires d'un veuf

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

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

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

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