STEVENSON, Robert Louis (1850-1894) -- LAMB, Charles (1775-1834). The Essays of Elia... First Series. With a few Reminiscences of the Author and His Friends, by Edmund Ollier. London: John Camden Hotten, . Bound with: DE QUINCEY, Thomas (1785-1859). Confessions of an English Opium-Eater... New Edition. London: George Routledge and Sons, . From the 'World-Wide Library'. 8° (175 x 115mm). Half-calf gilt (extremities rubbed). ASSOCIATION COPY. Provenance: Robert Louis Stevenson (his Vailima bookplate pasted inside upper cover, and the front free endpaper inscribed, 'R. L. Stevenson 1869.' and with an index of essays -- John Gribbel (1858-1936), St Austell Hall, Cornwall (bookplate).
STEVENSON'S OWN COPY, INSCRIBED IN HIS HAND. Stevenson owned this collection of works by two of the Romantic essayists, in his nineteenth year. He wrote himself an index of his favourite essays on the front endpaper. BM 12354 and 10856.
STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Edinburgh. Picturesque Notes. London: Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday, 1879 [but published December, 1878]. 2° (347 x 242mm). Half-title, 6 etched plates, including frontispiece, by A. Brunet-Debaines after S. Bough and W. E. Lockhart. (Some light spotting to half-title and title, upper hinge split.) Original publisher's brown cloth gilt, the upper cover with title, coat of arms and crests (extremities rubbed), slipcase. PRESENTATION COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION FROM THE AUTHOR. Provenance: Katherine de Mattos (title inscribed 'K. de Mattos', and by Stevenson, 'R. L. S.'). Stevenson gave this copy of his work on his native town to his cousin, to whom he dedicated his Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886). McKay 24.