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Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS.

Published by New York: Scribners, 1886 (1886)

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Item Description: New York: Scribners, 1886, 1886. First Edition; preceding the English edition by four days. Original publisher's wrappers; bottom corner of front wrapper chipped; minor tears, chips and soiling; very good or a little better; in a custom cloth clamshell box. The book was available in cloth as well, although it's much scarcer in this issue. Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. Bookseller Inventory # 16415

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STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE

Stevenson Robert Louis

Published by London Longmans, Green, and Co. 1886 (1886)

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Item Description: London Longmans, Green, and Co. 1886, 1886. First edition, the scarce first issue with date change on the wrapper as called for. A copy with fine provenance. 8vo, bound in half burgundy diced calf over cloth covered boards, retaining the original publisher’s paper wrappers and the original ads as well, the spine with a leather label boldly lettered in gilt. blanks, [8], 138, blank, 4 pages of advertisements, blanks. A very well preserved and handsome copy, internally uncommonly fresh and clean, only the original wrappers have some soiling and minor edgewear, the binding in fine order. With the ownership stamp on the title page of Sir Reginald Hanson, Lord Mayor of London. THE TRUE FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. RETAINING THE ORIGINAL PRINTED WRAPPERS WITH DATE CHANGE IN PEN AND EXECUTED BY HAND. The book was originally to be released in December of 1885 and the wrappers had already been printed when the publisher, not wanting it to be lost among the bookstalls filled with Christmas offerings, postponed the release to January of ‘86. The date on the wrappers was changed by hand in ink on this scarce first issue. This copy with the fine provenance of Sir Reginald Hanson, who in 1886 was at the peak of his career. It was in that year he was elected Lord Mayor of London, and during which time Queen Victoria celebrated her Jubilee. In 1887, Sir Reginald entertained Her Majesty at the Mansion House where he was created a Baronet by her, having previously been knighted. Guests that day included the explorer Henry Morton Stanley and Judge Thomas Hughes, author of ‘Tom Brown's Schooldays’. "Until 1886 [Robert Louis Stevenson] had never earned much. but in that year came two successes which greatly increased his reputation, and with it his power to earn." -DNB. These two publications were THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL and KIDNAPPED. The former, said to be inspired by a dream, brought him considerable fame. "The theme of dualism and the Doppelgänger recurs in his work, as does an admiration for morally ambiguous heroes or anti-heroes." [Oxf Compan to Lit] These themes are particularly true for this well-known story. Dr. Jekyll, a physician cognizant of the duality of good and evil in his personality and intrigued with the idea of developing these sides separately, into different people, discovers a drug that will help him do so. His alter-ego is called Mr. Hyde and is pure evil, gradually taking over the other side of his personality. Dr. Jekyll eventually loses control of the two sides and is forced to deal with the consequences. "Jekyll and Hyde" is one of Stevenson's most collectible titles. Bookseller Inventory # 22507

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Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

STEVENSON, Robert Louis.

Published by London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1886. (1886)

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Item Description: London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1886., 1886. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First English edition, first issue. Thin 8vo. One page of publisher's advertisements at beginning and 2 pages at end. Front wrapper printed in red and blue (with publication date altered from 1885 to 1886, as issued). Original beige wrappers bound in. 3/4 gilt stamped red morocco over red cloth, spine with raised bands and gilt stamped floral device within a gilt ruled compartment, covers ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. Fine. No signatures or bookplates. Bookseller Inventory # 229372

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Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

STEVENSON, Robert Louis

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Item Description: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1886. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First U.K. and first hardcover edition. 7 1/4" x 4 3/4". Original salmon cloth stamped in black; green floral endpapers. With "Harvey Murphy/Middle Temple" rubber stamp dated "1-Jan. 86" on front and back endpapers. An exceptional copy with slight rubbing on covers. Fine, fresh copy, the nicest we have come across. 141 pages; one page of ads at end for "A Child's Garden of Verses." Enclosed in half blue morocco slipcase. Printed by Spottiswoode and Co. Bookseller Inventory # 308892

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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Authorized Edition.

STEVENSON, Robert Louis

Published by New York Charles Scribner's Sons (1886)

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Item Description: New York Charles Scribner's Sons, 1886. True First Edition of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" in the Scarce Original Wrappers STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Authorized Edition. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1886. First edition. (This American edition preceded the English edition by four days, but used the Longmans sheets). Small octavo. [8], 138, [2, blank], [14, advertisements] pp. Original printed yellow wrappers, just slightly skewed. Spine repaired, with about a quarter inch of loss to the bottom. A nice copy of a book that usually shows up in poor condition. Housed in a black cloth clamshell case with black morocco labels lettered in gilt on spine. This "Authorized" American edition was published on 5 January 1886—four days before the London edition (Longmans had intended to publish in December 1885, but delayed publication until January, as it feared the book would be lost in the Christmas rush). Even though Scribner’s issued 3,000 copies in wrappers and 1,250 copies in cloth, the copy in wrappers is much scarcer since it's more fragile and most likely not saved. The story of how Stevenson came to write this classic tale is by now well known: He was one night in the middle of a nightmare when Fanny, alarmed by his disturbance, woke him. Louis complained with irritation that she had interrupted a ‘fine bogy tale.’ Seizing his pen the following day he began to write down the story he had dreamed. Initially it was the Gothic horror of the story that excited him, and he produced a first draft at great speed, reading the story triumphantly to Fanny when he finished. But Fanny wasn’t happy with the story. She felt that it could be more than a Poe-like crawler, that it could be more morally pointed than Louis had fashioned it. Certainly in this case it can only be said that her comments did the story and Louis considerable good. Angrily the first draft was cast into the fire and he started again, this time producing the version of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde that we know (Calder). Beinecke 346. Prideaux, 17, p. 45. HBS 67112. $7,500. Bookseller Inventory # 67112

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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

Stevenson, Robert Louis.

Published by Longmans, Green an Co., London (1886)

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Item Description: Longmans, Green an Co., London, 1886. First UK edition. Octavo. Original buff wrappers printed in red and blue. Ownership inscription (Kate Rae) in upper margin of front wrap, spine a touch chipped, but an unsophisticated and entirely attractive copy. Housed in a cloth chemise. First English Edition First Issue. This state in wrappers preceded the casebound issue by a week or so. The first issue is identified by the ink correction of the date on the upper wrapper. Bookseller Inventory # kfk497

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STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE.

Stevenson, Robert Louis.

Published by London: Longmans, Green, and Co., (1886)

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Item Description: London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1886. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-141 [142: blank] [143: ad] [144: blank], original decorated buff wrappers printed in blue and red. First British edition. The Longman edition was published 9 January 1886, four days after the U.S. edition was published by Charles Scribner's Sons. The Longman edition, like the Scribner edition was issued in cloth and in paper wrappers, this being one of the latter with the "5" in the date on front panel altered by hand to "6." ". a Faustian moral fable which takes the form of a tale of mystery and horror. It precedes Oscar Wilde's THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY (1891), which in some respects resembles it, by five years, and is the prototype of all stories of multiple personality, transformation and possession; in some respects it is also a tale of drug dependency." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 1165. "A classic in the genre, it has been historically one of the most important stories in late Victorian literature." - Bleiler, Science- Fiction: The Early Years 2094. ". one of the supreme works of horror literature, setting the pattern for and influencing as many imitations as DRACULA." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 402-03. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-141; (1981) 1-153; (1987) 1-86; (1995) 1-86; and (2004) II-1086. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 167. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-93. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1532. Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror, pp. 310-11. Cawthorn and Moorcock: Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 15. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 725. Jones and Newman (eds), Horror: 100 Best Books 17. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, pp. 1834-39. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2184-89. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-230. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 456. Bleiler (1978), p. 186. Reginald 13663. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. Beinecke 349. Some staining and soiling to wrappers, some loss to covers at spine ends, 15 mm at top and 12 mm at bottom respectively, light wear along edges of front wrapper and tiny chip from upper right corner, a very good copy with tight and clean interior. (#130677). Bookseller Inventory # 130677

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STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE

Stevenson Robert Louis

Published by London Longmans, Green, and Co. 1886 (1886)

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Item Description: London Longmans, Green, and Co. 1886, 1886. First edition, first issue. 8vo, in the original printed wrappers with the date on the bottom of the upper cover changed manually in the publisher's hand. Now housed in a fine morocco backed foldover case, the spine panel beautifully decorated in gilt, rounded and with raised bands. [viii],141, ads. A very good copy. Some evidence of old damp at the edges of the wrappers and to some of the final leaves, expert, unobtrusive and highly sympathetic refurbishment to spine panel, internally quite clean and overall, well preserved. THE TRUE FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. THIS COPY IN THE ORIGINAL PRINTED WRAPPERS WITH DATE CHANGE IN PEN AND EXECUTED BY HAND. Copies in the original wrappers are extremely difficult to obtain. Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh and began studying law at Edinburgh University. He was admitted advocate in 1875, but decided to become a writer. Stevenson was fascinated by Edinburgh street life and developed a Bohemian lifestyle. He soon began travelling due to ill health, in search of a place where he could feel better. After travelling extensively, by 1884, he had also published a good deal. His first two books--Treausre Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde brought him fame. "The theme of dualism and the Doppelgänger recurs in his work, as does an admiration for morally ambiguous heroes or anti-heroes." [Oxf Compan to Lit] These themes are particularly true for this well-known story. Dr. Jekyll, a physician cognizant of the duality of good and evil in his personality and intrigued with the idea of developing these sides separately, into different people, discovers a drug that will help him do so. His alter-ego is called Mr. Hyde and is pure evil, gradually taking over the other side of his personality. Dr. Jekyll eventually loses control of the two sides and is forced to deal with the consequences. "Jekyll and Hyde" is one of Stevenson's most collectible titles. Bookseller Inventory # 19855

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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

STEVENSON, Robert Louis

Published by London Longmans, Green, and Co. (1886)

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Item Description: London Longmans, Green, and Co., 1886. First Edition of Jekyll and Hyde in the Original Wrappers STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1886. First English edition. Octavo (6 15/16 x 4 5/8 inches; 176 x 117 mm). [8], 141, [1, blank], [1, ads], [1, blank] pp. Original buff paper wrappers printed in blue and red. With the 1885 date on the front wrapper altered in ink to 1886 [as always]. Ads for Longman’s Magazine on inner front wrapper and ads for G.J. Whyte Melville’s works on inner rear wrapper. Some chipping and flaking to the spine and edges. Back wrapper detaching at the bottom two inches along the spine, but still secured. A small dampstain runs along the bottom edge of back wrapper and final leaf of ads, and wraps around to bottom part of spine and slightly to front wrapper. A small black stamp to back wrapper. Wrappers a bit browned and slightly creased, but complete. Internally very clean. Overall, an excellent copy of this fragile item which is usually found rebacked and in poor condition. In a custom full morocco clamshell. Published on January 9, 1886, four days after the American edition (which was published by Charles Scribner’s Sons on January 5). "It had been intended to publish this book in December, 1885. But, according to Mr. Charles Longman in Balfour’s Life, when it was ready the bookstalls were already full of Christmas numbers, etc., and the trade would not look at it" (Beinecke). Beinecke 349. Prideaux 17. HBS 66095. $6,000. Bookseller Inventory # 66095

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STRANGE CASE OF DOCTOR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE.

STEVENSON, Robert Louis.

Published by London. Longmans, Green, and Co. 1886. (1886)

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Item Description: London. Longmans, Green, and Co. 1886., 1886. [8], [1], 2-141pp. plus I leaf advert to rear. Original printed wrappers with date altered by hand, as issued. Octavo. First edition. Spine expertly repaired; some minor wear to corners; some light creasing; else a very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 9854

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Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS.

Published by NY Charles Scribner's Sons 1886 (1886)

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Item Description: NY Charles Scribner's Sons 1886, 1886. First edition, which preceded the London edition by three days. This classic tale of dual personalities, and the duality of good and evil within each human being, has captured the imagination of readers for generations. The story was made into a play almost immediately after the book's release, and it has been adapted into numerous films beginning in 1908. Actors such as Richard Mansfield, John Barrymore, and Spencer Tracy have taken on the Jekyll/Hyde role, embracing its challenging exploration of the human psyche. In scarce original yellow wrappers; spine and edge of covers have faded to tan, minor chipping at extremities, else a very fine copy of a quite fragile book. Housed in a black cloth chemise and in gold-colored morocco slipcase. An excellent copy of this high-spot in literature, which is rare in this condition. (Barron 1-86; Beinecke 347). Bookseller Inventory # 18609

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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

Published by Longmans, Green and Co, UK (1886)

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Item Description: Longmans, Green and Co, UK, 1886. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. London, Longmans, Green & Co, 1886. First edition and first impression. Wraps. The book is in very good condition, with some wear to the spine and a stain to the front cover. Light crease to the top corner. A nice, tight copy overall. This edition is the first British edition preceded only by a few days be the US edition. The casebound edition was released to the British public a week after this edition. This edition was intended for publication in December 1885 but the publishers chose to delay the publication until the July to avoid the book getting lost amongst the Christmas sales. This issue is identified by having the date hand-corrected to 1886 on the front cover. There's no denying the importance of this book, not only for its position as a classic work of fiction but also in its influence on subsequent artistic endevours; and not only the 100+ film productions of it but also the duality trope it popularised. Interestingly, the title contains no 'The' at the beginning of the sentence, this was added in later editions - nobody's quite sure why it was omitted. This is one of our most important books. Bookseller Inventory # 1860

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

STEVENSON, Robert Louis.

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Item Description: London, Longmans, Green and Co. 1886, 1886. First Edition, First Issue (With hand corrected date on front cover). 8vo. 141pp + 1pp ads.Original publisher's buff paper wraps titled and decorated in blue and red with publisher's ads to the rear wrap. Very light soiling and some expert reapir to the spine panel, otherwise a markedly handsome copy of a legendarily fragile object. One of the nices, freshest examples we've seen. The classic mystery crime novel/ horror story (or 'Crawler' as Stevenson called it), inspired by the case of the Edinburgh body snatchers Burke and Hare, was written in just three days, although it was shelved by the author for three years as he considered it too disturbing for publication. Prideaux; A Bibliography of the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson (1917). [Item 17]. Grolier Club Exhibition Catalogue [75]. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [138]. A Haycfraft-Queen Cornerstone novel. Book Collector; Top 200 Crime Novels (No.272). Listed in The Observer's All-Time 100 Best Novels [2003] also Jones & Newman; 100 Best Horrors. Bookseller Inventory # 39767

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STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE

Stevenson, Robert Louis

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Item Description: 1886. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1886. One page undated ads. Original salmon cloth. First English Edition, which according to Beinecke was published on 9 January 1886 -- four days after the American one (Longmans had intended to publish it in December 1885, but the bookstalls were already so full of Christmas numbers that the trade "would not look at it"). The story of how RLS came to write this classic tale is by now well known:~He was one night in the middle of a nightmare when Fanny, alarmed by his disturbance, woke him. Louis complained with irritation that she had interrupted a 'fine bogy tale.' Seizing his pen the following day he began to write down the story he had dreamed. Initially it was the Gothic horror of the story that excited him, and he produced a first draft at great speed, reading the story triumphantly to Fanny when he finished. But Fanny wasn't happy with the story. She felt that it could be more than a Poe-like crawler, that it could be more morally pointed than Louis had fashioned it. Certainly in this case it can only be said that her comments did the story and Louis considerable good. Angrily the first draft was cast into the fire and he started again, this time producing the version of DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE that we know. [Calder]~What an imagination! -- hard to believe that this is the same writer who came up with another book published by Longmans Green, just one year earlier: A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES.~This copy is in the original salmon-colored cloth; other copies were issued in wrappers (no priority: the leaves for both were printed at the same time, then copies in each binding were offered simultaneously, at two different prices); we can say that today these cloth-bound copies are much the scarcer of the two. This is an unusually clean, just-about-fine copy. There is a tiny bit of rubbing at the extremities, but there is none of the bubbling nor soil that so often afflicts this cheaply-produced, light-colored book. The original patterned endpapers are fine, and there is no foxing on the leaves within. After 125+ years, this book no longer turns up in much better shape. Beinecke 348; Princeton 30A (copy 1). Bookseller Inventory # 11333

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Stevenson, Robert Louis

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Item Description: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. 1886, 1st "Authorized Edition" True First. () Very good. [viii],138pp. + [4]pp. (publisher's ads). 12 mo (approximately 19 CM tall) in original gilt lettered green cloth. Mild wear to ends and edges of spine, with even less to edges of boards, and slight bumping corners. Slight foxing to a few pages near front (from back of half title to dedication page) and a few small spots on long outer edge of text block and front endpapers- else text block is clean and tight. Top edge guilt. Decorative bookplate from Jerome A. Hart on front attached endpaper. A slip is placed loosely inside denoting that the book is "From James D. Hart's Collection of Books Concerning Richard Henry Dana, Jr.". Also on the front attached endpaper a small plate denoting the past ownership of the famous collector, John Ruyle. A great copy. A great true first edition in very nice condition, this copy made especially desirable by it's past role in the library of John Ruyle. The first "Authorized" US Edition of the novella published 5 Jan. 1886, which is the true first preceded the UK edition by 4 days, and consisted of only 4250 copies (1250 in cloth and 3000 in wrappers). Bookseller Inventory # 134215

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Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Stevenson, Robert Louis

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Item Description: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1886. Wraps. Book Condition: Very Good-. First Edition. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 138 pages; In original title lettered yellow wraps. The 1st edition, predating the British issue by several days. (8), [1]-138, (14, ads) pp. Publisher ads printed to the inside surfaces of both front and rear wraps as well as to the rear cover. The 1st edition in wraps, of which only 3000 are believed to have been printed, is notoriously fragilt. This example is soundly bound and complete. Wraps missing chips at spine ends from the ends to the upper and lower cords respectively. Light soiling to covers with small chips from front cover at corners. The largely complete spine surface of the covers is reader creased with cracks in the paper but with all titled areas present and readily legible. Mild toning to paper stock of pages and a little dust soiling to the first few leaves. Uncommon 1st issue in wraps of this highlight of modern literature which prefigures and influeces great bodies of literary, speculative and science fiction. Nearly VG. Bookseller Inventory # 22265

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THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE

STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS

Published by CHAS. SCRIBNER'S, NYC (1886)

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Item Description: CHAS. SCRIBNER'S, NYC, 1886. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 1st "Authorized Edition". Attractively bound in original printed wraps in Full hunter green leather with gilt spine. None. Bookseller Inventory # 10533

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Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. 1896

STEVENSON, Robert Louis

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Item Description: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1886. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First American edition, 1886. 8vo. Original gilt stamped dark green cloth, t.e.g. (minor wear along top edge and spine ends). Green cloth slipcase. Very good. 138 pages + 4 pages ads. Will H. Lowe's copy with his signature and 26 line inscription mentioning meeting Stevenson, on front free endpaper. Bookplate on front pastedown. Beinecke 346 - 1,200 copies were issued in cloth. Bookseller Inventory # 308229

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STRANGE CASE OF DOCTOR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE.

STEVENSON, Robert Louis.

Published by London. Longmans, Green, and Co. 1886. (1886)

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Item Description: London. Longmans, Green, and Co. 1886., 1886. [8], [1], 2-141pp. plus I leaf advert to rear. Recently rebound in half black calf, gilt with a red title label to spine; gilt hubs, and blind decoration to the panels; the original printed wrappers, with date altered by hand, as issued, are bound in at the rear. Octavo. First edition. Original wrappers worn and dust-soiled, and with some chipping; short tear in half-title; else a very good, clean copy in an attractive modern binding. Bookseller Inventory # 9855

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STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE

Stevenson, Robert Louis

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Item Description: Longmans, Green & Company, 1886. First Edition. ** 19TH CENTURY HIGHSPOT **STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE, Longmans, Green & Co., 1886, first English edition, light wear to the corner tips, some rubbing to the spine extremities and bubbling to the cloth covers, else a tight, just about vg copy in the publishers original salmon color cloth with unbroken inner hinges. A wonderful book exponentially superior to any film of the same name you may have seen. HAYCRAFT/QUEEN cornerstone. Bookseller Inventory # 08805

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THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE

STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS

Published by CHAS. SCRIBNER'S, NYC (1886)

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Item Description: CHAS. SCRIBNER'S, NYC, 1886. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Owner stamp. Minor edgewear. None. Bookseller Inventory # 10590

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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Authorized Edition. 1st US

STEVENSON, Robert Louis

Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1886, (1886)

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Item Description: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1886, 1886. STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Authorized Edition. New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, 1886. Pp (2,blank),(8),[1]-138,(2,blank),(4,ads),(2,blank). 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to front cover and spine, t.e.g. This is the First American Edition which preceeded the British edition by a few days. Wear to spine ends and corners, some dampfading/spotting to cloth, small brown stain to front cover, minor foxing to front endpapers, else very good. With previous owner's name and date of "Jan'y 9 1886" to front free endpaper (only 4 days after January 5, 1886 date of publication). 2,000.00. Bookseller Inventory # 47533

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

Published by Longmans, UK (1886)

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Item Description: Longmans, UK, 1886. Original Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good ++. No Jacket. First Edition. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. 1st Edition 1886. 1st hardback edition. First London edition, casebound issue which appeared a week after the wrappered state. The American edition was published four days before the London edition on 5 January 1886. Longmans had intended to publish in December 1885, but delayed publication until January, as they feared the book would be overlooked by readers during the Christmas rush. U-common. Book is very good+ and bright. Spine repaired to base spine edge. Spine age toned and adrkened. Boards quite brght with slight soiling. Contents very good with name to titlepage. PLEASE DOUBLE CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE. Digital images available upon request.Ref 3374. Bookseller Inventory # 006830

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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

Stevenson, Robert Louis

Published by Longmans, Green London 1886, London (1886)

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Item Description: Longmans, Green London 1886, London, 1886. 1st Edition. Full gilt panelled period brown morocco, Very Good + condition The First British Edition, beautifully bound. All edges gilt, small dark area to the edges of first 4 pages blanks 1/2 title. Bookseller Inventory # 14008775

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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

STEVENSON, Robert Louis

Published by Longmans, Green, and Co., 1886 (1886)

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Item Description: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1886, 1886. 1st edition. Hardcover. Beautifully bound by Asprey in full black morocco, gilt title lettering on the spine with gilt devices and raised bands, and with gilt rules around the edges of front and back covers. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. The pages are astonishingly clean, entirely free from foxing. One-page publisher's advertisement at the rear, as called for. Very fine, a stunning example of the first English issue of Stevenson's classic, prescient novel of schizophrenia. Bookseller Inventory # PSHB6077

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Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS.

Published by London: Longmans, Green, 1886 (1886)

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Item Description: London: Longmans, Green, 1886, 1886. First English Edition; bound by Bayntun without wrappers or original cloth in full straight-grain morocco; decorated in gilt; all edges gilt; some rubbing; very good. Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. Bookseller Inventory # 32857

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Stevenson, Robert Louis

Published by Longmans, Green and Co., London (1886)

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Item Description: Longmans, Green and Co., London, 1886. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. First Printing. [JRS-H]. The first British hardcover issue, preceded by one in wraps and the American. [viii], [1]-141 + advert leaf. Hardcover, bound in salmon cloth with publisher emblem upper left front panel. The cover is spine darkened, the panels with blemishes, the spine ends and corners frayed; contemporary bookplate and neat owner signature on the half-title; age-toning. Size: Octavo 4.5" x 7.5". Bookseller Inventory # J44869

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Stevenson Robert Louis

Published by Frank F. Lovell & Company, New York (1887)

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Item Description: Frank F. Lovell & Company, New York, 1887. Soft. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. The date Feb 25, '87 at the bottom of the front cover. 1/4" of the bottom below that has been trimmed away some time past. 3/4" chip in front cover at top left near spine. Paper has tanned. Covers and spine are brittle. Intierior is supple. 50% of the paper of the spine has chipped away. Edges are rounded with age. Small name "Hitt" in ink at top of front cover. Flat and well preserved. Very likely never read. No odor. Dated one year after the first edition. Bookseller Inventory # 13432

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Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The

STEVENSON, Robert Louis (1850-1894)

Published by Longmans, Green, London (1886)

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Item Description: Longmans, Green, London, 1886. Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. Small, slim 8vo: [8],141,[1]pp, printed by Spottiswoode and Co, New-Street Square, London. Late nineteen-century maroon cloth, spine lettered and tooled in gilt, brown end papers, all edges marbled, bound without the final advertisement leaf (as often) for the second edition of "A Child's Garden of Verses." Fine, save for light rubbing to joints. First British Edition, published 9 January 1886 (four days after the U.S. edition) in both salmon-colored cloth and beige paper wrappers. Our copy is probably a bind-up, in period cloth, of the paperbound issue. Handsome bookplate of James J. Waring affixed to front paste down (Waring, first full-time professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, donated books from his personal collection that became the basis of the University's Waring History of Medicine Collection). Prideaux 17. Haycraft Queen Cornerstone. Stevenson's novella, the "prototype of all stories of multiple personality, transformation and possession" (Encyclopedia of Science Fiction), deals with Dr. Henry Jekyll's attempts to isolate man’s dual nature. The tale "is not simply a gruesome story of ghastly deeds in the fog-bound streets of Victorian London, but also an unsettling study of the unstable nature of social and psychological identity. . . . In presenting Jekyll and Hyde as two aspects of the same person, as inseparable and mutually dependent personalities within the same mind and body, the transformation represents a potent dramatisation of the masks worn by members of respectable Victorian society to hide the hypocrisy that was always present in their everyday lives. . . . The novel [also taps] into a deeper source of fin de siècle anxiety regarding the fear of racial degeneration, calling into question the very nature of social behaviour by enacting the return of the repressed savage which, it implies, is still present in every one of us. . . . To Victorian readers, such a suggestion carried an especial resonance. Since the late 1850s, Darwin’s formulation of the origin of mankind not by divine providence, but through the more haphazard process of natural selection had posed a serious challenge to the idea of humanity as a race set apart from the brutes, by suggesting that its development was governed by the same laws as that of apparently lesser creatures. . . . The use of a fantastic metamorphosis to dramatise a return of the repressed in order to emphasise the unstable and transient nature of dominant notions of civilized behaviour and conventions is also a fundamental characteristic of the gothic revival in late-Victorian literature—and Stevenson’s novella is regarded as a central text in the study of that movement." (Literary Encyclopedia) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # BB1029

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STRANGE CASE OF DOCTOR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE.

STEVENSON, Robert Louis.

Published by London.Longmans, Green, and Co. 1886. (1886)

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Item Description: London.Longmans, Green, and Co. 1886., 1886. [1], 2-141pp. plus I leaf advert to rear. Contemporary or near contemporary half red morocco gilt, over marbled boards. a.e.red. Octavo. First edition. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Some edge and corner wear, and also to spine heel with loss of small piece from head. Browning to endpapers and lacking half-title; else, a very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 864

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