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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. The Works.
    STEVENSON, Robert Louis. The Works.

    New York : 1901

    A handsomely bound set of the Thistle Edition, complete as issued, and containing the author's novels, satirical sketches and letters. The present edition was issued in 24 volumes from 1895 to 1899 and comprises 22 volumes of Stevenson's works with 2 volumes of his letters. Three more volumes (Stevenson's biography and more of his letters) were published... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 102346

  2. St. Ives.
    STEVENSON, Robert Louis. St. Ives.

    London : 1898

    First UK edition, of Stevenson's unfinished novel, originally published in the US the preceding year, which was completed in 1898 by Arthur Quiller-Couch. Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 134634

  3. Treasure Island and Kidnapped.
    STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Treasure Island and Kidnapped.

    London : 1909

    First combined edition (first published thus in August 1907), fifth impression, in an attractive deluxe binding. Treasure Island (1883) and Kidnapped (1886) were the first of Stevenson's novels to be published by Cassell, both first serialized in Young Folks, then afterwards published in book form, and they remained among the best-sellers on Cassell's... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 138093

  4. A Child's Garden of Verse.
    STEVENSON, Robert Louis. A Child's Garden of Verse.

    London : 1885

    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 acknowledges as the inspiration... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 122615

  5. A Child's Garden of Verses.
    STEVENSON, Robert Louis. A Child's Garden of Verses.

    London : 1885

    First edition, one of 1,000 copies published. Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 132801

  6. 144431
    STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Island Nights' Entertainments.

    London : 1893

    First UK edition, first impression with the price facing the half title altered in ink; originally published in the US five days earlier.

    This copy is from the library of Percy Lubbock (1879-1965), with his bookplate to the front pastedown and ink ownership inscription to the front free endpaper verso, stating "Eton, May 1895". He was a King's... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 144431

  7. The Works.
    STEVENSON, Robert Louis. The Works.

    London : 1911-2

    First Lang edition, the Swanston Edition, number 1,977 of 2,060 sets. Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 112903

  8. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
    STEVENSON, Robert Louis. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

    New York : 1886

    First edition, the authorized US edition preceding its London counterpart by four days after Longmans decided to delay the publication until January, as it was feared the book would be lost in the Christmas rush. Both the US and UK printings were issued in wrappers and cloth, "as if to echo the strange double act of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" (Luckhurst).... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 135905

  9. 145749
    STEVENSON, Robert Louis. The Body-Snatcher.

    New York : 1895

    First separate edition of Stevenson's first "crawler", his pet name for macabre stories, a "Poe-like chiller" based on the career of Robert Knox the anatomist, "to whom the notorious Burke and Hare supplied for dissection the newly slain bodies of their victims" (McLynn).

    It was published in Merriam's attractive Violet Series, having originally... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 145749

  10. The Works, Vailima Edition.
    STEVENSON, Robert Louis. The Works, Vailima Edition.

    New York, : 1921-3

    Vailima edition, number 714 of 1,030 numbered sets for the United States, out of a total edition of 2,090 sets. Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 48444

  11. The Works, Vailima Edition.
    STEVENSON, Robert Louis. The Works, Vailima Edition.

    New York : 1921-3

    Vailima edition, number 93 of 1,030 sets for the United States, from a total limited edition of 2,090 sets. Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 134289

  12. Underwoods.
    STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Underwoods.

    Portland, Maine : 1900

    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
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 122918

  13. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories.
    STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories.

    London : 1992

    A handsome leather bound volume of this classic novel which was first published in 1886. Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 98367

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