The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Illustrated by W.A. Dwiggins


Published by New York: Random House 1929, 1929
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LIMITED EDITION, Signed by the illustrator. No 1031 of 1200 copies. Octavo, pp.161; [1], limitation page. With full-page woodcut illustrations printed on colour paper plus in-text illustrations bordered in red. Includes a page from the author's manuscript in facsimile. Publisher's black cloth decorated in blind and gilt in original illustrated slip-case. A fine 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 & Hyde" is a chilling masterpiece work; a brilliantly suggestive, resonant study of human duality by a natural storyteller. 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 # 42658

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

Publisher: New York: Random House 1929

Publication Date: 1929

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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