[Group of 15 early editions of works by Robert Louis Stevenson, together with 4 works about Robert Louis Stevenson (19 books in total)]

By: Stevenson, Robert Louis

Price: NZ$797.50

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Book Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Condition good to very good. A few volumes with inner hinges split at the gutters. "Island Nights' Entertainments", which is lacking the leaf with the list of the author's works preceeding the half-title page, otherwise all volumes complete with all plates and endpapers present. Three of the titles by Stevenson are first editions: "Catriona" (1893); "Island Nights' Entertainments" (1893); and "Memories" (1912). The remainder of the titles are early reprint editions. "A Lowden Sabbath Morn" has a signed inscription from the illustrator, A. S. Boyd. Provenance: From the collection of New Zealand book collector, journalist, and author Pat Lawlor (1893-1979). 8 of the titles have one of Lawlor's ex-libris bookplates, in 3 different styles. Lawlor wrote about his Stevenson collection in his book "Books and Bookmen" (1954), pages 20-21: "Until recently he was with me entire in the Tusitala Edition which edition never appealed to me. I sold them and am now rebuilding my Stevensonia in the best manner - first and special editions. In such quests I am fortunate. Soon I had illustrated editions, with those appealing maps of Treasure Island, Kidnapped and The Island Nights' Entertainments [. . .] The special edition of the poems published by the Florence Press in 1913 is in its binding a perfect combination of white and gold. George Saintsbury and his father before hime were not so fastidious in their choice of wines as I am in the format of my bookish favourites. I now have my favourite Jekyll and Hyde in three editions including [. . .] a 'near first' published by Longman's in their quaint school-book style - the sailing ship monogram in the left hand corner [. . .] The uniform or even definitive editions become monotonous after a while. We may not change our favourite wines but we may our 'midnight darlings'. After all we are only putting them in more appealing dresses." The 19 titles are: (1) "Catriona". London: Cassell and Company, 1893. (2) "Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes". London: Seeley & Co., 1902. (3) "Father Damien: An Open Letter to the Reverend Doctor Hyde of Honolulu from Robert Louis Stevenson". London: Chatto & Windus, 1910. (4) "Father Damien: An Open Letter to the Reverend Doctor Hyde of Honolulu from Robert Louis Stevenson". Notre Dame, Indiana: The Ave Maria Press, (1911). (5) "Island Nights' Entertainments". London: Cassell & Company, 1893. (6) "Kidnapped". London: Cassell & Company, 1888. (7) "A Lowden Sabbath Morn". London: Chatto & Windus, 1909. (8) "The Master of Ballantrae. A Winter's Tale". London: Cassell & Company, 1891. (9) "R. L. Stevenson Memories". London: T. N. Foulis, (1912). (10) "Moral Emblems". London: Chatto & Windus, 1921. (11) "Poems". London: Chatto & Windus, 1913. An edition of 500 copies, printed at the Florence Press on handmade paper. Full vellum binding. Page dimensions: 205 x 150mm. (12) "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde". London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1903. (13) "Underwoods". London: Chatto & Windus, 1913. (14) "Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers". London: Chatto & Windus, 1894. (15) "The Wrong Box" by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1893. (16) "Portrait of a Rebel: The Life and Work of Robert Louis Stevenson" by Richard Aldington. London: Evans Brothers, 1957. (17) "Robert Louis Stevenson" by L. Cope Cornford. Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1890. Second edition. (18) "R. L. S. and his Sine Qua Non: Flashlights from Skerryvore" by the Gamekeeper. London: John Murray, 1926. (19) "Henry James and Robert Louis Stevenson: A Record of Friendship and Criticism". Edited by Janet Adam Smith. London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1948. ; 8vo

Title: [Group of 15 early editions of works by Robert Louis Stevenson, together with 4 works about Robert Louis Stevenson (19 books in total)]

Author Name: Stevenson, Robert Louis

Categories: Other,

Publisher: London, Various: 1888-1921

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 13750