Antique Leather First Edition Book “Vailima Letters” by Robert Louis Stevenson 1895

Antique Leather First Edition Book “Vailima Letters” by Robert Louis Stevenson 1895

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Scarce Antique First Edition Book Entitled “Vailima Letters Being Correspondence Addressed by Robert Louis Stevenson to Sidney Colvin November 1890 – October 1894 | First Edition, First Printing – Published: London: Methuen and Co., 36 Essex Street, 1895

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  • Scarce Antique First Edition Book Entitled “Vailima Letters Being Correspondence Addressed by Robert Louis Stevenson to Sidney Colvin November 1890 – October 1894 | First Edition, First Printing – Published: London: Methuen and Co., 36 Essex Street, 1895 | Complete in one volume | Fully bound in fine rich red leather with leather stitched to matching marbled end papers | Spine has 5 raised bands with gilt lettering | Gold gilded page edges | Original frontispiece etched portrait of Robert Louis Stevenson by William Strang | Illustrated with additional photographs, etc. | Approx. Size: 7.75″ H x 5.5” W | | | Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 – 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, musician and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and A Child’s Garden of Verses. He was a literary celebrity during his lifetime, and now ranks as the 26th most translated author in the world. His works have been admired by many other writers, including Jorge Luis Borges, Bertolt Brecht, Marcel Proust, Arthur Conan Doyle, Henry James, Cesare Pavese, Emilio Salgari, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, Vladimir Nabokov, J. M. Barrie, and G. K. Chesterton, who said that Stevenson “seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikins”.

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    Robert Louis Stevenson

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    Leather Bound