STEVENSON Robert Louis (1883.)
£3500.00 [First Edition]
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Frontispiece map printed in four colours. First edition, fourth binding. 8vo., original red cloth. London, Paris & New York, Cassell & Co.
The first edition of 2000 copies, printed at the one time, was bound variously in batches, the first two batches in blue cloth, the third in green and the fourth in red. As usual with the red binding, the advertisement section is dated 5R-1083. The text is of the first state, as usual, but without the manual correction of the error in pagination on page 127 that is sometimes found in green and red copies.The spine is somewhat faded and the covers seem to have been cleaned at an early date, leaving a fairly noticeable sheen, as of a light shellac, on the cloth. This apart, it is an extremely smart copy, the binding completely unworn with tight joints, and seemingly unread. Prideaux 11; Beinecke 241
Stock Code: 131343