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VIRGINIBUS PUERISQUE AND OTHER PAPERS by  Robert Louis Stevenson - Hardcover - 1887 - from William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB (SKU: WRCLIT64220)

VIRGINIBUS PUERISQUE AND OTHER PAPERS

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VIRGINIBUS PUERISQUE AND OTHER PAPERS

by Stevenson, Robert Louis

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London: Chatto & Windus, 1887. Small octavo. Original polished brick-red buckram, t.e.g., others untrimmed. From the collection of Arthur H. Houghton, with his book label on front pastedown. Cloth evidently treated at an early date with some sort of shellac-like fixative, a bit faded and worn, with offsetting to endsheets and short crack at toe of front inner hinge, otherwise a good, sound copy. Second edition, regular English issue. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title: "To my mother Robert Louis Stevenson." According to the Chatto and Windus stock book, 1000 copies of this edition were printed. The first edition appeared in 1881. Margaret Isabella (Balfour) Stevenson (1829-1897), or "Maggie" (as she was known to her family), married Thomas Stevenson in 1848 and gave birth to RLS in 1850. She had a strong and loving relationship with her son. Although quarrels between RLS and his father about religion, his career and his marriage were upsetting to the family, the family remained close. After her husband died in 1887, Maggie went with RLS and Fanny on their travels to America and the South Seas and even settled with them in Vailima. She returned to Edinburgh to live with her sister after RLS died. BEINECKE 74.

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William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
WRCLIT64220
Title
VIRGINIBUS PUERISQUE AND OTHER PAPERS
Author
Stevenson, Robert Louis
Book condition
second hand
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Chatto & Windus
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1887
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About William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

Since 1975, William Reese Company has served a large international clientele of collectors and private and public institutions in the acquisition of rare books and manuscripts and in collection development.

With a catalogued inventory of over thirty thousand items, and a general inventory of over sixty-five thousand items, we are among the leading specialists in the fields of Americana and world travel, and maintain a large and eclectic inventory of literary first editions and antiquarian books of the 18th through 20th centuries.

We issue frequent, and substantial, catalogues in our fields of specialization.

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First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in... [more]
octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing... [more]
buckram
A plain weave fabric normally made from cotton or linen which is stiffened with starch or other chemicals to cover the book... [more]
Cloth
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hinge
The portion of the book closest to the spine that allows the book to be opened and closed.
inscribed
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