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Father Damien. An Open Letter to the Reverend Doctor Hyde of Honolulu from Robert Louis Stevenson. 1890. One of 30 Copies Printed, Vellum Boards. 1890

Stevenson, Robert Louis

Published by Privately Printed, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 1890
Condition: Very Good
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Original signatures, uncut, laid into vellum casing with gilt printing on cover only. One of only 30 copies printed. This is #29 with the subscriber's name written in ink next to the number. The colophon page states "The following pages were originally given to the public in The Scots Observer of May 3d and May 10th, 1890. On March 27th, being two weeks later than the posting of the 'copy' for the use of the Observer, the first edition, a pamphlet of 32 pages, printed at Sydney, N.S.W., was privately issued by the author in the way of presentation copies to his friends and acquaintances. This, the second edition, is limited to Thirty copies, and is issued only to subscribers. The third edition, which is published simultaneously, is offered to the public. London, June 1890." A handsome "Presentation portrait not to be bound in" is laid in next to the colophon page. The vellum casing shows some rubbing to the covers, and the interior show the removel of a bookplate and label on the front pastedown. The loose signature are laid in, uncut, and in fine condition. An excessively rare Robert Louis Stevenson item. Bookseller Inventory # 002784

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Title: Father Damien. An Open Letter to the ...

Publisher: Privately Printed, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh

Publication Date: 1890

Illustrator: Presentation Portrait

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First Thus

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