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STEVENSON, Robert Louis.

Father Damien. An Open Letter to the Reverend Doctor Hyde of Honolulu.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Chatto and Windus, 1890

Stock Code: 110822

£300
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

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 edition (of 30 copies), also published in 1890.

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Description

Octavo (186 x 125 mm). Fine binding by Zaehnsdorf dated 1911 in dark green full calf, triple red morocco labels, raised bands, spine elaborately tooled in gilt, raised bands, small red medallion onlay to each compartment, sides with triple fillet border gilt and red morocco medallion with monogram RS enclosed within arabesqued lozenge centrepiece, top edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles, copper effect doublures, green endpapers.

Condition

Spine evenly faded to tan, joint a little scuffed. An excellent copy.

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