Publisher: Contemporary Books , Chicago
Publication Date: 1977
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
Edited by Grace Darling and David Darling. Square 8vo. Brown cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 127pp. Numerous illustrations. Fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear. Tight, attractive first edition of this lightweight anthology of memorable Stevenson quotations, heavily illustrated with photographs. Bears an unusual autograph addition: Tipped to the front flyleaf is a partly-printed Document Signed, 1p, 8" X 7", n.p., n.y. Lower portion (meant to be removed) from an unidentified stock of some sort. Opens with large printed "For Value Received" in a Gothic typeface, followed by boilerplate copy such as "hereby sell, assign and transfer unto," "Shares of the," "Capital Stock of the," etc., interspersed of course with blank lines. Stevenson signs boldly in full at lower rightBlanks not filled in, thus clearly signed in advance. Unusual type of Stevenson financial document. Bookseller Inventory # 35281
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