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Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS.
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Book 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
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Book 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.
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Book 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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Book 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.

STEVENSON, Robert Louis.
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Book Description: London, Longmans, Green & Co., 1886, 1886. Octavo. Original buff wrappers printed in red and blue. Housed in a brown cloth drop down box with brown morocco title label to spine gilt. Corners of wrappers very lightly bumped, backstrip renewed to style, a little rubbed and modestly marked. A very good copy. 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. Scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 23827

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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

Stevenson, Robert Louis.
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Book 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
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Book 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
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Book 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 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS.
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Book 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.

STEVENSON, Robert Louis.
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Book Description: London: Longmans, Green, and 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 HYDE

Stevenson, Robert Louis
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Book 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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Book 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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Book 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
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Book 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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Book 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 DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE

Stevenson, Robert Louis
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Book 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 # 10552

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THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE

STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS
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Book 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
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Book 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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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

Stevenson, Robert Louis
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Book 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 # 008952

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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

STEVENSON, Robert Louis
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Book 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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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Stevenson, Robert Louis
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Book Description: Longmans, Green and Co., London, 1886. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. First Printing. Octavo 4.5" x 7.5". [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. Octavo 4.5" x 7.5". Bookseller Inventory # J44869

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Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS.
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Book 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
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Book 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)
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Book 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 DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE

Stevenson, Robert Louis
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Book Description: Stevenson, Robert Louis. STRANGE CASE OF DOCTORJEKYLL AND MR. HYDE. New York: Charles Scribner'sSons, 1886. First edition, preceding the Englishedition. Original yellow printed wrappers, withfourteen pages of ads at rear. Although a firstprinting of the text; a later state of thewrappers (21st thousand). Internally fine andclean, but the rear wrapper and virtually all ofthe spine are perished. Sarah Orne Jewett's copywith her ink signature at head of the frontwrapper: "S. O. Jewett." A remarkable associationcopy, published just two years after Jewett's ownfirst novel. Stevenson's masterpiece, and probablythe greatest psychological novel of westernliterature. A doctor, aware of the mixture of goodand evil in his character, discovers a drug thatallows him to separate his conflicting naturesinto two distinct personalities, with tragicresults. The edition was 1,250 copies in cloth and3,000 in wrappers. The poor survival rate ofwrappered copies has dramatically reversed therelative rarity of cloth and wrappered copiestoday. Beinecke 347. Prideaux 17. Parrish30.4. Bookseller Inventory # 20392

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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

STEVENSON, Robert Louis
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Book Description: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1886. Wrappers. Book Condition: Good. True First Edition. 16mo. Precedes the British edition by days. Issued as the "Authorized Edition". A true classic of crime fiction. { Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone}. Freudian Ego vs. Id. "One of the great patterning works in supernatural fiction, with scores of imitations -- Bleiler, GUIDE TO SUPERNATURAL FICTION, 1532." Top wrapper is backed with paper, rubbed, and with contemporary owner's name above the title and apparently dated "86", lacks spine and rear wrapper, no ads at rear. Bookseller Inventory # 004443

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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Stevenson, Robert Louis
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Book Description: Charles Scribner's Sons, NY, 1886. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good-. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. No marks or writing, clean tight binding; vellum has a crease on front cover and foxing; some corners rubbed; boards warped -normal for vellum; moisture stain on back spine; two sm chip where vellum meets cloth spine; ; 1st Authorized edition stated on the title page precedes the British edition; original red cloth quarter binding stamped in gilt with off white covers w red lettering on front board; first 1200 copies were printed with green cloth spine; this is a variant of the first printing w New York printed in red on title page; All serious buyers are welcomed to make a reasonable BEST OFFER; Member of FL ABA. ; 138 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2705

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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Stevenson, Robert Louis (1850-1894)
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Book Description: Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1886. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. First hardcover edition [1886] of this classic Stevenson tale in a handsome binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Three quarter midnight blue morocco over lighter blue textured cloth, gilt spine lettering with gilt- ruled raised spine bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, [8], 141 pages. Light rubbing to the ends of the joints, good hinges, sound text block, bookseller ticket [James Miles] at lower edge of front pastedown, no other names or markings, light overall soil to half-title, pages otherwise very clean. Bookseller Inventory # 032246

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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Stevenson, Robert Louis
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Book Description: Longmans, Green and Company, London, 1886. Leather Bound. Book Condition: NF. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. ; Tear to half-title expertly repaired. Bound without the final leaf (an advertisement). Striking 3/4 Morocco by Blackwell. Nineteenth century bookplate. Bookseller Inventory # 726

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Stevenson, Robert Louis
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Book Description: Centipede Press, 2011. Barry Moser (illustrator). First edition thus. Narrow quarto [20 cm by 30.5 cm]. Pictorial boards, marbled endsheets, velvet spine, title in gilt to spine. Housed in a green and black cloth slipcase. Introduction by Patrick McGrath. This Centipede Press edition contains the twelve wood engravings by Barry Moser originally done for the Pennyroyal Press edition, as well as three new engravings done specially for this edition. Contains a section at the end detailing movie posters from cinematic versions of the Stevenson tale. Limited to 200 copies signed by Barry Moser, Patrick McGrath, and artist Aeron Alfrey. Fine in like slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 30635

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