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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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About this Item: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1886. Hardcover. 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). Seller Inventory # ABE-14956307143

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

Stevenson, Robert Louis

Published by Longman, Green, and Co, London (1886)

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About this Item: Longman, Green, and Co, London, 1886. First English edition of Stevenson's classic book. Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom cloth box. A superior example. "If [Bram Stoker's] Dracula leaves one with the sensation of having been struck down by a massive, 400-page wall of horror, then Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is like the sudden, mortal jab of an ice pick" (Stephen King). Leaping to life out of a "fine bogey dream" from which the author's wife abruptly awakened him, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde proved "immediately and lastingly Stevenson's most famous story" (Baugh et al., 1499). "Published as a 'shilling shocker,' a form at that time in fashion, it became instantly popular; was quoted from a thousand pulpits; was translated into German, French and Danish; and the names of its two chief characters have passed into the common stock of proverbial allusion" (DNB). "It is a Faustian moral fable which takes the form of a tale of mystery and horror. [It] is the prototype of all stories of multiple personality, transformation and possession. The psychological power of the writing, including Jekyll's agonies, is patent" (Clute & Nicholls, 1165). "When we thrill to the shock and horror of the story, I think it is because we all, at least to some degree, have been torn by [Jekyll's] internal conflict. When we recoil in terror from the selfish savagery of Mr. Hyde, I think it is because we fear our own secret selves" (Jack Williamson). Seller Inventory # 85754

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STEVENSON, Robert Louis.

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

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About this Item: London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1886., 1886. Hardcover. 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. Seller Inventory # 229372

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STEVENSON, Robert Louis

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About this Item: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1886. Hardcover. 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. Seller Inventory # 308892

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Robert Louis Stevenson

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

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About this Item: London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1886. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Issue, one of the unspecified number of copies which had the date hand-corrected in ink by the publisher from 1885 to 1886. The book was initially scheduled to come out for Christmas of 1885 but there was such a glut of books on the market that it was held over until 1886, hence the inked date correction. This lovely copy (bearing the period signature of Richard Garnett, the noted British librarian, poet and editor) has an early rebinding in full crushed levant morocco with the initial wrappers as the front and rear pastedowns. A beautiful copy of this extremely sought-after literary collectible, a landmark work of creative and intellectual genius. Seller Inventory # ABE-1525586157859

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

Stevenson, Robert Louis

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

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About this Item: Longmans, Green an Co., London, 1886. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. This U.K. edition was slated for release in December of 1885, but was delayed until January 9th, 1886 as the publisher didn't want it to get lost in the Christmas shuffle. The American edition was published four days earlier on January 5th. Original buff wrappers printed in red and blue. Contemporary ownership inscription in upper margin of front wrap, spine chipping and split but holding, a few scattered spots on rear wrapper and general rubbing – withal a nice, honest copy and increasingly rare in untouched condition. Housed in a cloth chemise. Ex-Mary and Donald Hyde, superstar collectors.********For even better pricing, visit our website*****. Seller Inventory # ABE-17913055003

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Stevenson Robert Louis

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

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About this Item: 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. Seller Inventory # 19855

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

Stevenson, Robert Louis

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About this Item: Longmans, Green, and Co, London, 1886. Condition: Very Good. First UK edition. First issue with the date changed by hand to 1886 on the front wrapper, preceding the UK hardbound copy by approximately one week. A Very Good copy with restoration to the spine. Front and rear wrappers with some foxing and soiling, internal contents generally in excellent condition. Housed in an early blue cloth slipcase with chemise.A major work of intellectual and creative genius, standing with Shelley's "Frankenstein" and Wilde's "Dorian Gray" as one of the greatest gothic horror stories ever concocted. A nuanced portrayal of a character able to release his immoral alter-ego by drinking a potion, Stevenson's novel reveals how, in time a dark alter-ego becomes capable of overshadowing the good. An immediate best-seller, it has remained a favorite tale and spawned numerous adaptations, most recently Marvel's Incredible Hulk. Very Good. Seller Inventory # 2266

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STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR.: Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Published by Charles Scribner's Sons (1886)

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About this Item: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1886. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First State of the First Edition, First printing One of the very scarce first printing hardback examples issued in green cloth. The US edition preceded the UK edition as the true first printing. An important title in the horror genre. The Scribner edition was published 5 January 1886, four days before the British edition was published by Longmans, Green. 4200 copies were printed of which only 1200 were issued as a hardback in green cloth, and the remaining 3000 were issued in paper wrappers. This is one of the scarce hardback editions issued in green cloth. ¿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.¿ ¿ Clute and Nicholls. ¿A classic in the genre, it has been historically one of the most important stories in late Victorian literature.¿ ¿ Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2094. ¿. one of the supreme works of horror literature, setting the pattern for and influencing as many imitations as DRACULA.¿ ¿ Sullivan (ed) The book is in beautiful condition with slight bumping to the corners. Clean green boards with gilt titles to the front and spine. The book has benefited from rebacking laying the original cloth back down. The book has no edgewear, and the binding is very tight and square. The originally end papers are present with bookplate and scripted owner name and date (1886) All pages are present and are remarkably clean with no stains and no foxing. Please see many detailed images. A very handsome example of this scarce title in very clean collectible condition. Perfect for a horror collector, or a collector of the classic landmark titles. Presents well on the shelf. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for other Horror and SciFi classics. Seller Inventory # 001104

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STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS.

Published by London: Longmans, Green, 1886 (1886)

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About this Item: London: Longmans, Green, 1886, 1886. First English Edition; publisher's salmon color cloth; bookplate; minor cover spotting and wear; an above average copy in a custom red quarter-morocco slipcase (faded) with chemise. The American (Scribners) edition, issued in wrappers and in cloth (of which there were clearly two issues with different heights) preceded the English one by a few days. The English edition was also issued in wrappers. Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. This diminutive novel formed one of the foundations (including, among others, Frankenstein, Dracula, and Poe's stories) for modern horror and psychological fiction. All books described as first editions are first printings unless otherwise noted. Seller Inventory # 35533

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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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About this Item: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1886. Hardcover. 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. Seller Inventory # ABE-14752745564

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STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS

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

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About this Item: Longmans, Green & Co, London, 1886. Soft Cover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 12 Mo. Fawn-coloured paper wrappers, ornamented in blue, and lettered in red and blue. Pp. [vii], 141, [1] - publ. advert. Publisher's adverts in red and blue to inside front and rear covers, and to back cover. The original date of publication was to be December 1885. The bookstalls being full of Christmas numbers, the trade would not look at it, so publication was postponed till January 1886. The date of 1885 on each cover had to be manually altered in ink to 1886 as has been done to this copy. Covers lightly dust soiled, minor repairs to spine, 'v' shaped sympathetic paper repair to rear cover with text loss in the short blurb, otherwise a very good copy in the glassine wrapper with chipping at top and bottom edges. All housed and protected within a blue cloth-covered chemise inserted into a slipcase with gilt-stamped leather back and blue cloth sides. Slipcase shows a bit of damp stain to bottom outer edge, else very good, handsome and sturdy. Prideaux 17. Size: 12 Mo. Seller Inventory # 25755

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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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About this Item: 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. $4,500. Seller Inventory # 66095

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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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About this Item: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1886. Hardcover. 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. Seller Inventory # ABE-14752745632

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

Robert Louis Stevenson

Published by Charles Scribner's Sons (1886)

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About this Item: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1886. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. The American Edition of this classic novel was printed four days before it's UK counterpart, making it the official first printing. Scribner printed 4,000 copies, of which only 1,200 were issued as a hardback in green cloth like mine. A 1st edition of Dr. Jekyll is extremely scarce and valuable, but the green cloth version up above is on an entirely different level. The book is in beautiful condition with slight bumping to the corners. The book has nearly no edgewear, and the binding is very tight and square. The original end papers are present with a penned owner name and date representing the only inscriptions in the novel. All pages are present and remarkably clean without so much as browning or faded dots just a few tiny faded dots. No foxing whatsoever. Seller Inventory # ABE-1502428647658

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STEVENSON, Robert Louis (author).

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About this Item: 1886. London; Longmans, Green, and Co. 1886. 8vo. Sometime finely bound in full navy blue morocco, spine with 5 raised bands, panelled and lettered direct in gilt, with gilt beaded bands, single ruled panel in gilt to boards, a decorative gilt roll to board edges, attractive gilt-ruled turn-ins and Cockerell blue marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, by Bayntun-Rivià re; pp. [viii], [1]-141 + [i], advertisement; externally fine and handsome, internally remarkably fresh throughout with one 15mm, and neatly repaired, closed scarf tear to fore-edge margin of one leaf but otherwise crisp and unnmarked; scarce thus. First U.K. edition, published on January 9, 1886, four days after Charles Scribner's Sons' American edition. Longmans had planned to pubish in December '85 but the marketplace was overwhelmed with Christmas books and a decision was taken to postpone release.' The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde' is, along with Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' and Bram Stoker's 'Dracula', one the best known horror stories in the English language. Although it missed the Christmas market, with publication delayed until the January of 1886, it was immediate bestseller, fulfilling Stevenson's intentions of making him a lot of money. It has been in print ever since. It is the retelling of the classic Gothic story of 'the double'; a second personality inhabiting the true self, conveyed with all the oppressive atmosphere of a grimy industrial London, as the author gradually discloses the true identity of the "damned juggernaut" Mr. Hyde who resides behind the door to the home of the respectable Dr. Jekyll. The phrase 'Jekyll and Hyde' has become a metaphor for a split personality just as, in the 1880s, the psychological phenomenon it explored was used to explain a new sort of primaeval savagery seen in the urban murders by Jack the Ripper. Seller Inventory # 2099130

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RARE: Original Plans for an Addition to: Stevenson, Robert Louis;

Stevenson, Robert Louis; Sumner, Heywood

Published by Bournemouth (1900)

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About this Item: Bournemouth, 1900. Framed. Condition: Very Good +. First Edition. PRESENTLY DISCOUNTED. WAS $7,500. RARE: ORIGINAL PLANS FOR AN ADDITION TO SKERRYVORE, Robert Louis Stevenson's home in Bournemouth where he had the famous dream which inspired his great work "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", which tale, among other great works, he wrote at Skerryvore. The Plans were prepared in 1900 for Heywood Sumner, Esq., a successor in ownership, for the addition of a Studio to the house. [Heywood Sumner -- George Heywood Maunoir Sumner -- was the well-known English painter, illustrator and art-craftsman who was closely involved with the Arts and Crafts movement and the late-Victorian London art world. Sumner, who was qualified as a Barrister, also employed much of his time as an amateur archaeologist, geologist, naturalist, and folklorist.] Skerryvore, whose lawns ran down from the house to Alum Chine Road, is where Stevenson lived from 1885 until his departure for Samoa (where he died in 1894). Thus, the Plans were prepared soon after his departure and show the house as it existed when Stevenson owned it, together with the proposed Studio addition. A "wedding present" from Stevenson's father to Stevenson and his wife, Fanny, approximately four years after their marriage -- most likely the father's attempt to keep his peripatetic son near to him in his last years -- Stevenson came to legal ownership of it upon his father's death in 1887. Named after "Skerryvore", the tallest lighthouse in Scotland and one designed by his uncle, Alan Stevenson, who, like Stevenson's father, was a leading lighthouse engineer, the house was destroyed by German bombs on November 16, 1940. There now stands in its place a memorial garden containing a statue of the lighthouse for which the home was named. With some tears and minor loss, these ORIGINAL PLANS are in quite nice condition overall, are unique to the market, and likely comprise the only plans for this important house available, or hereafter likely to be available, for purchase. An important record of Stevenson's house, a LITERARY LANDMARK, and a rare opportunity for the Collector. RARE INDEED [PLEASE NOTE: Buyer's shipping cost for this item will exceed the shipping cost quoted by this site.]. Seller Inventory # 60

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

STEVENSON, Robert Louis; RIVIÈRE & SON, binders

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

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About this Item: London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1886, 1886. First Edition of Jekyll and Hyde Bound by Rivière & SonSTEVENSON, Robert Louis. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1886. First English edition. Small octavo (7 x 4 5/8 inches; 179 x 117 mm.). [8], 141, [1, blank] pp. Bound ca. 1925 by Rivière & Son (stamp-signed in black on verso of front free-endpaper). Full tan calf, covers decoratively bordered in gilt, spine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments. Olive green morocco spine label lettered in gilt, decorative gilt board-edges and turn-ins, marbled end-papers, top edge gilt. A near fine copy.Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a novella by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) first published in 1886. 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 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."Until 1886 [Stevenson] had never earned much. by his pen. But in that year came two successes which greatly increased his reputation, and with it his power to earn. These were The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Kidnapped. The former, founded partly on a dream, is a striking apologue of the double life of man. Published as a 'shilling shocker,' a form at that time in fashion, it became instantly popular; was quoted from a thousand pulpits; was translated into German, French, and Danish; and the names of its two chief characters have passed into the common stock of proverbial allusion" (DNB). "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde may be read for its style alone. Many critics have objected to its brevity. but Henry James called the book 'a masterpiece of concision'. If Dracula leaves one with the sensation of having been struck down by a massive, 400-page wall of horror, then Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is like the sudden, mortal jab of an ice pick" (Stephen King). Due to the delay in placing the book in bookstores in England, its release was preceded by the first American edition by four days.Beinecke 349. Prideaux 17. Seller Inventory # 04267

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Stevenson, Robert Louis

Published by Longmans, Green & Company (1886)

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About this Item: 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. Seller Inventory # 08805

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STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS.

Published by London: Longmans, Green, 1886 (1886)

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About this Item: London: Longmans, Green, 1886, 1886. First English Edition; publisher's salmon color cloth; very good. The American (Scribners) edition, issued in wrappers and in cloth (of which there were clearly two issues with different heights) preceded the English one by a few days. The English edition was also issued in wrappers. Haycraft-Queen cornerstone; this diminutive novel formed one of the foundations (including, among others, Frankenstein, Dracula, and Poe's stories) for modern horror and psychological fiction. All books described as first editions are first printings unless otherwise noted. Seller Inventory # 36214

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

Stevenson, Robert Louis

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

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About this Item: Longmans, Green, And Co., London, 1886. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 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 -- original 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 own text block, but has been bound in after-market boards, and is missing original rear wrap; else good. Reduced from $3,500. Seller Inventory # 003352

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and: Stevenson, Robert Louis

Stevenson, Robert Louis

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

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About this Item: Longmans, Green and Co, London, 1886. Softcover. 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. Seller Inventory # 105438

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

Stevenson, Robert Louis

Published by Longmans, Green, London (1886)

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About this Item: 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. Seller Inventory # 41828

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and: Stevenson, Robert Louis

Stevenson, Robert Louis

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

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From: Moroccobound Fine Books & Bindery (Lewis Center, OH, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1886. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st Edition. 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. Seller Inventory # Of-2B-N

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STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS.

Published by London: Longmans, Green, 1886 (1886)

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About this Item: 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. All books described as first editions are first printings unless otherwise noted. Seller Inventory # 32857

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Stevenson Robert Louis

Published by Frank F. Lovell & Company, New York (1887)

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About this Item: Frank F. Lovell & Company, New York, 1887. Soft. 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. Seller Inventory # 13432

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STEVENSON ROBERT LOUIS

Published by Longmans, London (1886)

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About this Item: 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. Seller Inventory # 355490715332

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STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS

Published by Longmans, Green, London (1886)

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

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STEVENSON, Robert Louis (1850-1894)

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

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About this Item: London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1886, 1886. FIRST EDITION. Octavo (18 x 12cm), pp.[8]; 141; [1], blank. Bound by W. H. Smith in contemporary orange cloth with gilt titles to the spine, white endpapers. Contents a little toned, a couple of leaves frayed to fore-edge, first and final pages browned, binding with a few marks, Smith's blindstamp to last leaf. A very good copy, housed in an attractive leather-spined clamshell box. 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. Seller Inventory # 50740

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STEVENSON, Robert Louis:

Published by London Longmans Green & Co (1886)

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About this Item: London Longmans Green & Co, 1886. 8vo. pp; viii, 141, ii. Pale green floral endpapers. Previous owner's name (J. Wilson) in pencil to top margin of half-title, internal hinges slightly weakened. Good in salmon boards with black-stamped publisher's device and titles. Light overall discolouration and rubbing to extremities. Light 'bubbling' (possibly from the binding process as this was produced originally as a cheap book) across the central portion of both boards. The clothbound first edition of this classic of the speculative appeared some days after the card wrapped version with the hand-altered '1885' date. Pictures available on request. Seller Inventory # 920

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