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Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr.: Stevenson, Robert Louis

Stevenson, Robert Louis

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

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Item Description: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1886. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Robert Louis Stevenson on a laid in signature. An attractive copy in the publisher's original green cloth. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A sharp copy with an acetate dustjacket SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Stevenson First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-14956307143

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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr: STEVENSON, Robert Louis

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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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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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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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 # 001752

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STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS.

Published by London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1886. First U.K. and first hardcover edition. (1886)

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Item Description: London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1886. First U.K. and first hardcover edition., 1886. First edition. Preceded by the U.S. edition published four days earlier in the same year. A fine, bright, square copy of a book that seldom appears on the market. A classic of English literature and one of the greatest of all masterpieces of psychological and moral horror. The good doctor makes out his mysterious will advising his lawyer that in the event of his death all his possessions should pass into the hands of his "friend and benefactor Edward Hyde." Clute and Nicholls eds., THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCIENCE FICTION, page 1165 say, ". 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." Housed in a green quarter leather and cloth clamshell case with raised bands on the spine and titles stamped in gold gilt. A Haycraft/Queen Cornerstone mystery. An exceptional copy. Bookseller Inventory # 22471

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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr: STEVENSON, Robert Louis

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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Stevenson, Robert Louis

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

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Item Description: Longmans, Green an Co., London, 1886. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Original buff wrappers printed in red and blue. Ownership inscription in upper margin of front wrap, modest spine chipping, but an unsophisticated and very pleasing copy (much cleaner than usually found). Housed in a cloth chemise. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-17913055003

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Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr.: Stevenson, Robert Louis

Stevenson, Robert Louis

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

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Item Description: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1886. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing. A wonderful copy bound in the publisher's ORIGINAL green cloth. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with light wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, an attractive copy of this First Edition in collector's condition. We buy Stevenson First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-14752745564

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STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR: Stevenson (Robert Louis)

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Item Description: London ;- Longmans Green and Co, 1886. First English Edition. First Issue. A NEAR FINE COPY. Small Crown 8vo. Original cream wrappers, printed in blue and scarlet. With ink correction of date at foot of front cover as called for. Plain spine expertly relined. (viii) + 141pps. + (i) blank + (i) Advert for 'Child's Garden of Verses' + (i) blank. Complete with adverts to inner front and rear wrappers. Rare in this attractive state ! Published Jan. 9th, 1886. Some light foxing to Half Title otherwise remarkably clean and fresh ! ( Prideaux 17;- Beinecke 349.). Bookseller Inventory # 3961

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Strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr: STEVENSON, Robert Louis

STEVENSON, Robert Louis

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Item Description: Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1886. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (172 x 115 mm). [8], 141, [1], [2] pp., including half-title and advert leaf. Red morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe (binder's stamp to rear doublures), with gilt tooling to covers showing a gilt portrait of Dr. Jekyll on the front board and Mr. Hyde on the rear board, spine banded in 6 compartments with gilt lettering and tooling, all edges gilt. Custom-made quarter morocco slipcase. Internally near fine, a couple of small ink marks to pp. 56-7, ownership signature dated 1886 to half-title, some very slight rubbing to covers. ---- Prideaux, 17; Beinecke 346; Lilly 21; McKay 348. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. The work is commonly known today as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or simply Jekyll & Hyde. It is about a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll, and the evil Edward Hyde. The work is commonly associated with the rare mental condition often called "split personality", referred to in psychiatry as dissociative identity disorder, where within the same body there exists more than one distinct personality. In this case, there are two personalities within Dr. Jekyll, one apparently good and the other evil. The novella's impact is such that it has become a part of the language, with the very phrase "Jekyll and Hyde" coming to mean a person who is vastly different in moral character from one situation to the next. Stevenson had long been intrigued by the idea of how personalities can affect a human and how to incorporate the interplay of good and evil into a story. While still a teenager, he developed a script for a play about Deacon Brodie, which he later reworked with the help of W. E. Henley and which was produced for the first time in 1882. In early 1884 he wrote the short story Markheim, which he revised in 1884 for publication in a Christmas annual. One night in late September or early October 1885, possibly while he was still revising Markheim, Stevenson had a dream, and upon wakening had the intuition for two or three scenes that would appear in the story. Biographer Graham Balfour quoted Stevenson's wife Fanny Stevenson: "Louis Vivet, a mental patient who was suffering from split-personality disorder, caught Stevenson's inspiration while developing the story. As was customary, Mrs Stevenson would read the draft and offer her criticisms in the margins. Louis was confined to bed at the time from a haemorrhage. Therefore, she left her comments with the manuscript and Louis in the toilet. She said that in effect the story was really an allegory, but Louis was writing it as a story. After a while Louis called her back into the bedroom and pointed to a pile of ashes: he had burnt the manuscript in fear that he would try to salvage it, and in the process forced himself to start again from nothing, writing an allegorical story as she had suggested. Scholars debate whether he really burnt his manuscript; there is no direct factual evidence for the burning, but it remains an integral part of the history of the novella. Stevenson re-wrote the story in three to six days. A number of later biographers have alleged that Stevenson was on drugs during the frantic re-write; for example, William Gray's revisionist history A Literary Life (2004) said he used cocaine, while other biographers said he used ergot. However, the standard history, according to the accounts of his wife and son (and himself), says he was bed-ridden and sick while writing it. According to Osbourne, "The mere physical feat was tremendous and, instead of harming him, it roused and cheered him inexpressibly". He continued to refine the work for four to six weeks after the initial re-write. The novella was written in the southern English sea side town of Bournemouth, where Stevenson had m. Bookseller Inventory # 002376

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STEVENSON, Robert Louis.

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

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Item Description: London: Longmans, Green, & Co., 1886., 1886. First Edition This state in wrappers preceded the casebound issue by a week. The first issue is identified by the ink correction of the date on the upper wrapper from 1885 to 1886. A classic of world literature and one of a small elite that defined a subject by its title for common usage. Printed many years before any clinical definition of schizophrenia, Stevenson described that state in a manner that chills the blood to this day. Beinecke 348. Tinker 1997. 8vo, (8), 141, (ads)pp. Original buff wrappers printed in red and blue. Backstrip partially perished, edges lightly worn, wrappers lightly smudged, internally very clean, in a cloth chemise and slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 3034

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Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr.: Stevenson, Robert Louis

Stevenson, Robert Louis

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Item Description: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1886. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Issue published by Scribner's, 1886. A nice copy bound in the publisher's original cloth. The binding is tight with with light wear to the spine and edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy of this First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-14752745632

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STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS

Published by Longmans, Green, London (1886)

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Item Description: Longmans, Green, London, 1886. First edition. Original wrappers bound-in to half-leather binding by Stikeman. Excellent. Bookseller Inventory # 16147

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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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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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Stevenson, Robert Louis

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Item Description: Longmans, Green, And Co., London, 1886. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall. This is the true U.K. first, published in fawn wraps printed in red-and-blue, originally intended for the 1885 Christmas trade and thus dated to the front wrap 1885, that date subsequently corrected to "1886" in ink by hand by the publisher for a January release. Said front wrap, hand-corrected as called for, is bound in, with ad for January number of Longmans' Magazine (in the same colors) to verso. Said bound-in front wrap is soiled. Text complete at 141 pp., with the printer's credit ("Printed by Spottiswoode and Co., New-Street Square, London") repeated at bottom of final page of text, which is numbered 141. Said final page a bit wrinkled and stressed, but still easily read. However, the next page following final page of text is now the blank rear free endpaper -- rear wrap missing and not bound in, and the same is true (obviously) for the publisher's ad to recto of said missing rear wrap. Else good. This paperback original has been bound in green cloth-covered boards with gilt titles to spine, probably in the early 20th century, as said gilt titles are now considerably faded, and both free endpapers moderately foxed. A hard-to-find true first of a desirable book, this copy will close its text block, but has been bound in after-market boards, and is missing original rear wrap; else good. Reduced from $3,500. Bookseller Inventory # 003352

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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: Stevenson, Robert Louis

Stevenson, Robert Louis

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Item Description: Longmans, Green and Co, London, 1886. Softcover. Book Condition: Very Good +. No Jacket. First Edition. 1st edition, 1st issue, 1886, half title (with titles listed to verso), title (with neat previous owner inscription of Ursula Fitzsimon, 2 Dec. 1911 at head), single leaf advert at end, stitches a little weak(one broken but others holding), original wrapper printed in red and blue,lacking most of spine.Internally exceptional, very clean and bright.The Scarce first issue, with the date hand-corrected in ink to the upper wrapper.Originally scheduled to be published in December 1885, the publisher, concerned the book would be overlooked amongst a glut of Christmas offerings, postponed its release to the following January. The wrapper was already printed, and the printed date was changed by hand from 1885 to 1886. Bookseller Inventory # 105438

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STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS

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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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Stevenson, Robert Louis

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Item Description: Longmans, Green, London, 1886. [8], 141, [3]pp. 175 x 116 mm. 20th century half cloth, cloth boards, hinges cracking; original printed front wrapper bound in. Light toning, wrapper a bit soiled, but very good. First edition, first issue, with the date changed to "1886" on the front wrapper. Stevenson's classic tale of "split" or multiple personality. Prideaux 17. Bookseller Inventory # 41828

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STEVENSON, Robert Louis (1850-1894).

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

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Item Description: London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1886., 1886. FIRST EDITION, octavo, pp.141; [1], blank; [1], advertisement; [1], blank. The first issue with the original wrapper bound in, presented in early twentieth-century half burgundy calf, neatly respined to style with original title labels, marbled sides and endpapers. The first issue wrapper features an inked manuscript correction to the date; these wrappered issues precede the salmon-pink hardback copies by one week. Internally very clean, binding a little rubbed to corners. An attractive copy. 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. Jekyll and Hyde is a chilling masterpiece work; a brilliantly suggestive, resonant study of human duality by a natural storyteller. Bookseller Inventory # 45787

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STEVENSON, Robert Louis (1850-1894).

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

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Item Description: London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1886., 1886. FIRST EDITION, octavo, pp. 141; [1], blank; [1], advertisement; [1], blank. Handsomely bound in recent full black Morocco, gilt titles to spine, marbled endpapers. The first hardbound issue, with the salmon cloth bound in at rear. Internally very clean. An attractive copy. 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. Jekyll and Hyde is a chilling masterpiece work; a brilliantly suggestive, resonant study of human duality by a natural storyteller. Bookseller Inventory # 45958

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Stevenson, Robert Louis

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

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Item Description: Longmans, Green & Company, London, 1886. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. First edition in hard cover, preceded by the first edition in wrappers by one week. [8], 141, [3] pp (1 leaf of publisher's ads to rear) . Publisher's original salmon-coloured cloth with black titles to upper board; floral endpapers. Armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Rubbing to head & tail of spine and corners; minor soiling to boards and spine. Virtually invisible minor paper repair to front inner hinge; foxing to endpapers. A better than average copy of Stevenson's "split personailty" novella. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 3835

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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. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 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: Robert Louis Stevenson

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. 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 Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 006830

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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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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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STEVENSON ROBERT LOUIS

Published by Longmans, London (1886)

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Item Description: Longmans, London, 1886. Hard Cover. First Edition. First UK Edition. All edges marbled, bound without the final advertisement leaf (as often) for the second edition of "A Child's Garden of Verses", a few marks to margins, contemporary or near-contemporary blind-stamped maroon cloth with gilt lettering to the spine. Overall a nice copy of a book that we suspect may have been bound up for a library but which shows no evidence of library usage. Bookseller Inventory # 355490715332

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Stevenson, Robert Louis

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

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Item Description: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1886. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good Minus. First Edition. True First Edition (published as the "Authorized Edition") in good minus condition. Original green cloth with gilt titles on the front and spine. The front board is notabley dented and soiled, with slight dulling to the gilt. The rear board shows lighter soiling. The cloth is starting to fray at the spine ends. The binding is bowed but firm, with strong hinges. The gilt top textblock edge is rubbed. Dampstaining is visible along the bottom edge of the textblock but is quite faint in the interiors. The interiors are heavily age-toned, with occasional spots of foxing in the margins. The interiors are otherwise clean and unmarked. This American edition (which precedes the English edition by 4 days) was issued in 4200 copies, 3000 of which were bound in paper wrappers and 1200 bound in green cloth. There are two states of the clothbound copies: sheets trimmed 18.5 x 12.5 cm and trimmed 17.8 x 11.8 cm, this being one of the latter. Binding priority is not known. 138 pages with 4 pages of advertisements at the end. We ship same or next business day. Great customer service! Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 42523

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