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Rare books by Robert Louis Stevenson, including first editions, signed and finely bound copies of Treasure Island, and handsome sets of his collected works.

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  1. An Inland Voyage
    First edition of Stevenson's first book, a travelogue about a canoeing trip through France and Belgium in 1876, and a pioneering work of outdoor literature. Learn More
    £600

    Stock Code: 107691

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  2. 110765
    First edition in a fine Zaehnsdorf binding. With the (slightly faded) spine panel of the first issue binding bound in at rear, the last line of which reads "C. Kegan Paul & Co." (changed to "Kegan Paul. Trench, & Co." in second issue copies). Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 110765

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  3. 107694
    First edition. A handsomely bound copy. Learn More
    £950

    Stock Code: 107694

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  4. 110748
    First edition, first issue with "his" omitted on the last but one line p. 140. Bound without the publisher's adverts. With the spine and front panel of the original cloth bound in at rear. Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 110748

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  5. Treasure Island.
    First edition, first impression, with the following points: "dead man's chest" not capitalised on pages 2 or 7; the first letter of "vain" broken in the last line, page 40; the "a" not present in line 6, page 63; the "8" dropped from the pagination on page 83; the "7" overstamped in the pagination on page 127; the full stop... Learn More
    £9,750

    Stock Code: 107122

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  6. 117506
    First edition, first impression, with the following points: “dead man’s chest” not capitalised on pages 2 or 7; the first letter of “vain” broken in the last line, page 40; the “a” not present in line 6, page 63; the “7” overstamped in the pagination on page 127; the full stop not present following “opportunity”... Learn More
    £6,500

    Stock Code: 117506

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  7. 110745
    First edition of this collection of short stories in a fine Zaehnsdorf binding. Robert Louis Stevenson wrote the whole of "The Explosive Bomb" and several passages in the other stories, apart from "The Destroying Angel" and "The Fair Cuban", for which Fanny Stevenson was solely responsible. With the front panel of the original... Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 110745

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  8. A Child's Garden of Verses.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 98132

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  9. 121961comp
    First edition. The title page states "Second Edition" but this is the second printing. This copy is inscribed by the author's mother, Margaret Isabella Stevenson, "Norman Tennant, with love from M. I. Stevenson May 1886". Tennant's ownership stamp is found below. Margaret was also the subject of a poem in this collection,... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 121961

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  10. A Child's Garden of Verses.
    First edition, first impression. One of 1,000 copies published. From the library of the bibliographer of Dickens and Trollope, Walter E. Smith, with his pencilled ownership inscription to the first blank recto. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 109762

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  11. 122615
    First edition, one of 1,000 copies published. From the library of English literary journalist and author Charles Whibley whose half-brother Fred had a curious link to Stevenson. A copra trader in Tuvalu, he married a local woman called Meri Matavaka. Meri's previous avaga (married one) had been Jack Buckland, whom Stevenson... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 122615

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  12. Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
    First UK edition, casebound issue which appeared a week after the wrappered state. The American edition was published four days before the London edition on 5 January 1886. Longmans had intended to publish in December 1885, but delayed publication until January, as they feared the book would be overlooked by readers during... Learn More

    Regular Price: £2,850

    Special Price £2,138

    Stock Code: 47670

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  13. 118929
    First UK edition, case-bound issue, which appeared a week after the wrappered issue. The American edition was published four days before the London edition on 5 January 1886. Longmans had intended to publish in December 1885, but delayed publication until January, as they feared the book would be overlooked by readers during... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 118929

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  14. 116739
    First edition, first issue. The first issue was also bound in green, red and gilt-stamped cloth, with no apparent priority. The first issue has "business" on p. 40, "nine o'clock" on p. 64 and "Long Islands" on p. 101, and publisher's advertisements dated 5G.4.86 & 5B.4.86 (7.86 in the second issue). Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 116739

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  15. 110770
    First edition. With the spine panel of the original binding bound in at rear. Learn More

    Regular Price: £150

    Special Price £75

    Stock Code: 110770

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  16. 110822
    First trade edition of the author's defense of the Belgian missionary, published two months after two privately printed editions. With the original wrappers bound in. One of 1,000 copies printed. Father Damien first appeared as a privately printed edition of 25 copies published in Sydney, followed by another privately printed... Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 110822

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  17. 110773
    First edition in a fine Zaehnsdorf binding. With the spine panel of the original binding bound in at rear. Across the Plains was simultaneously published in the US. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 110773

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  18. 110774
    First collected edition, one of 1,000 copies thus. "The issue consisted of 1,000 copies on ordinary paper, 100 large paper copies, bound in half buff cloth, and 30 copies on Japanese vellum paper" (Slater). With the spine panel of the original cloth bound in at rear. A fine Zaehnsdorf binding. Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 110774

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  19. 110777
    First edition. With the spine panel of the original binding bound in at rear. Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 110777

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  20. Autograph working manuscript.
    A working manuscript, beginning with a dialogue sketch from Catriona, the 1893 sequel to Kidnapped (1886). What follows are about 16 lines of unpublished poetry, in part: "I am come from a land of heath and driving rain / A rusty scornful land, and the folk therein / Brown and sharp in the face; and the wind forever blowing... Learn More
    £6,500

    Stock Code: 68722

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  21. 110752
    First UK edition, published five days after the US edition. Bound without the publishers advertisements. With the front panel and spine of the original binding bound in at rear. Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 110752

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  22. 110753
    First UK edition, published two months after the US edition. With the front and spine panels of the original cloth bound in at rear. A fine Zaehnsdorf binding. Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 110753

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  23. The Ebb-Tide. A Trio and Quartette.
    First edition, first issue (the cloth is indicative). The second of two novels with South Seas settings written in collaboration with his stepson, The Ebb-Tide "had its origins in a much longer novel, The Pearl Fisher, planned in 1889; it is a grim and powerful story of moral depravity and evil whose four main characters... Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 27986

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  24. The Works.
    The Edinburgh Edition, known for the high quality of its printing and paper. One of a limited edition of 1035 numbered sets initialled by the publisher on the limitation page. Complete with the concluding two volumes of Stevensoniana issued in 1903 and 1917, often lacking. Learn More

    Regular Price: £5,950

    Special Price £4,463

    Stock Code: 68542

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  25. 110755
    First UK edition, large paper issue. Number 16 of 125 copies printed on Arnold handmade paper. With the spine panel of the original cloth bound in at rear. Originally published in the US in the same month. Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 110755

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  26. 110776
    First edition in a fine Zaehnsdorf binding. Bound without the publisher's ads. With the spine panel of the original binding bound in at rear. Learn More

    Regular Price: £175

    Special Price £88

    Stock Code: 110776

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  27. 110780
    First UK edition. With the spine panel of the original binding bound in at rear. originally published in the US the preceding year. Learn More

    Regular Price: £150

    Special Price £75

    Stock Code: 110780

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  28. 122918
    First Mosher edition, number 20 of 100 copies printed on japon paper, with an additional 925 copies printed on Van Gelder paper. The printer, Thomas Mosher, was a major contributor to the American private press movement. A finely printed and bound copy, which was first published in 1887. Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 122918

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  29. The Works.
    A handsomely bound set of the Thistle Edition, containing the author's novels, satirical sketches and letters. Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 102346

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  30. 110782
    First UK edition. With the spine panel of the original binding bound in at rear. Originally published in the US the preceding year. Learn More

    Regular Price: £125

    Special Price £63

    Stock Code: 110782

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  31. 116951
    First edition in a fine binding by Zaehnsdorf. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 116951

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  32. The Novels and Tales.
    A handsomely bound set of Stevenson s works. Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 114134

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  33. 110781
    First edition of this collection of essays and sketches including Father Damien and The Pentland Rising. With the spine panel of the original binding bound in at rear. Learn More

    Regular Price: £150

    Special Price £75

    Stock Code: 110781

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  34. The Works.
    The Swanston Edition, limited to 2,060 copies, of which this is number 1,977. A handsome library set. Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 112903

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  35. The Works, Vailima Edition.
    Vailima edition, number 714 of 1,030 numbered sets for the United States, out of a total edition of 2,090 sets. Learn More

    Regular Price: £7,500

    Special Price £5,625

    Stock Code: 48444

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  36. 123499
    First Bodley Head edition. An attractively illustrated edition of Stevenson's classic, first published in 1886. The illustrator, Sydney George Hulme Beaman (18871932), is perhaps best known as the creator of the Toytown series, a popular children's radio show on the BBC in the 1930s. Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 123499

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  37. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories.
    A handsome leather bound volume of this classic novel which was first published in 1886. Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 98367

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