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STEVENSON, Robert Louis.

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

    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

    Date of Publication: 1874

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 107691

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  2. 110744

    Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes.

    First edition, first printing. With the spine and front panel of the first issue cloth bound in at rear. A lovely copy. Learn More
    £500

    Date of Publication: 1879

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 110744

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  3. Autograph letter signed to Horatio F. Browne containing an original poem.
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    Autograph letter signed to Horatio F. Browne containing an original poem.

    Autograph letter signed, incorporating an original poem in alcaics, "Brave lads in olden centuries". During 1880 Stevenson began suffering from a serious illness of the lungs. "Two winters were spent, on medical advice, at Davos, a dismal health resort in the Swiss Alps, where the only high spot was friendship with John Addington Symonds" (ODNB). It was through Symonds that Stevenson was introduced to Horatio F. Learn More
    £9,500

    Date of Publication: 1881

    Published: Davos, Switzerland

    Stock Code: 79656

    Signed: Yes

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  4. Treasure Island.

    Treasure Island.

    First edition, first issue of Stevenson's classic adventure tale, with the following points: "dead man's chest" not capitalized 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 not present following "opportunity" in line 20, page 178; with "worse" in line 3, page 197. Learn More
    £10,000

    Date of Publication: 1883

    Published: London, Paris & New York

    Stock Code: 59688

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  5. Treasure Island.

    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 not present following "opportunity" in line 20, page 178; with "worse" in line 3, page 197; and the first state October advertisements (5R-1083) - some copies have July and November advertisements, both of which were likely used later by the binder. Learn More
    £9,750

    Date of Publication: 1883

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 107122

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  6. 110748

    Silverado Squatters.

    First edition. With the spine and front panel of the original cloth bound in at rear. Learn More

    Regular Price: £400

    Special Price £350

    Date of Publication: 1883

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 110748

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  7. A Child's Garden of Verses.
    £1,750

    Date of Publication: 1885

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 35843

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  8. A Child's Garden of Verses.
    £1,500

    Date of Publication: 1885

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 98132

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  9. A Child's Garden of Verses.

    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

    Date of Publication: 1885

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 109762

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  10. 116537

    Treasure Island.

    Illustrated Edition.
    First illustrated UK edition of Stevenson's classic, which was originally serialised in the magazine Young Folks between October 1881 and January 1882, and published in book form the following year. The first US edition, issued by Roberts Bros in 1884, was also illustrated, but contained four plates only. Uncommon. Learn More
    £1,250

    Date of Publication: 1885

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116537

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  11. Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

    Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

    First UK edition, bound with the early-state wrappers with the inked manuscript correction to the date on the front panel. The wrappered issue appeared a week before the case-bound issue in pink cloth. 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 the Christmas rush. Learn More
    £1,750

    Date of Publication: 1886

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 106430

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  12. Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

    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 the Christmas rush. Learn More
    £2,850

    Date of Publication: 1886

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 47670

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  13. Kidnapped.

    Kidnapped.

    Being Memoirs of the Adventure of David Balfour in the Year 1751.
    First edition, first issue; Maurice Baring's copy, with his bookplate to the front pastedown. The first issue was also bound in green, blue and gilt-stamped red 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
    £750

    Date of Publication: 1886

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 108459

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  14. Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers.
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    Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers.

    Second edition, large paper issue. One of just 50 numbered copies printed on the handmade paper signed on behalf of the printer "R & R Clark". Originally published in 1881, the first edition seemingly sold poorly. Chatto went ahead nevertheless with this nicely produced edition, copies of which do not surface frequently. With a sequence of gift inscriptions to the front free endpaper demonstrating provenance within the Tennant and Duff families from the month of publication until 1958. Learn More
    £175

    Date of Publication: 1887

    Published: London;

    Stock Code: 29558

    Signed: Yes

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  15. 110761

    Memories and Portraits.

    First edition, one of 2,000 copies printed. With the spine panel of the original cloth bound in at rear. Learn More
    £100

    Date of Publication: 1887

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 110761

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  16. 110770

    Underwoods.

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

    Regular Price: £200

    Special Price £150

    Date of Publication: 1887

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 110770

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  17. 110887

    The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables.

    First edition. With the front and spine panels of the original cloth bound in at rear. Bound without the publishers adverts. Learn More
    £100

    Date of Publication: 1887

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 110887

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  18. 110763

    The Black Arrow:

    A Tale of the Two Roses.
    First UK edition, published two months after the US edition. With the front and spine panel of the original cloth bound in at rear. Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: 1888

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 110763

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  19. Autograph working manuscript.
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    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 / Ancient stories of red venatius days. Learn More
    £6,500

    Date of Publication: 1892

    Published: [N.p., after

    Stock Code: 68722

    Signed: Yes

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  20. 110773

    Across the Plains.

    With Other Memories and Essays.
    First edition. With the spine panel of the original binding bound in at rear. Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: 1892

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 110773

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