• Fine Printed Books and Manuscr auction at Christies

    Sale 2227

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    4 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 130

    STEVENSON, Robert Louis. The Works. Edinburgh: T. and A. Constable for Longmans Green and Co. (and others), 1894-1896.

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    STEVENSON, Robert Louis. The Works. Edinburgh: T. and A. Constable for Longmans Green and Co. (and others), 1894-1896.

    27 volumes only (of 30, lacking volumes 18, 29-30), 8o (215 x 150 mm). Half titles, titles printed in red and black. Etched and engraved frontispieces and plates (occasional spotting). Brown morocco gilt, spines in six compartments, gilt-lettered in two, others with leaf design within double fillet borders, top edges gilt, brown and purple morocco doublures with red and yellow floral onlay designs at corners, watered silk endpapers, by The Monastery Hill Bindery (minor rubbing at joints).

    LIMITED EDITION, number 413 of 1,035 sets of the "Edinburgh Edition" initialed by the publisher. [With:] PRIDEAUX, W.F. A Bibliography of the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson. London: Frank Hollings, 1903. -- HAMMERTON, J.A. Stevensoniana. London: Grant Richards, 1903. -- BALFOUR, Graham. The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson. London: Methuen and Co., 1901. 2 volumes. -- STEVENSON. Letters. London: Methuen and Co., 1899. 2 volumes. Together 6 volumes, 8o. Uniformly bound with the Works.

    [Tipped-in to volume one of Letters:] STEVENSON. Autograph letter signed "Robert Louis Stevenson," 15 August 1882, addressed to "My Dear Sir," 2 pages, 8vo, in which he regretfully declines an invitation and discusses his health and that of this wife's. (33)


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