Vailima Letters. Being Correspondence Addressed by Robert Louis Stevenson to Sidney Colvin, November 1890-October 1894.

  • Stevenson, Robert Louis
  • London: Methuen and Co. 1895


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8vo, pp. xx, 366, [2], 32 + frontispiece and 2 plates. Original light brown buckram, spine lettered in gilt direct, front board blocked in gilt, top edge gilt. Somewhat faded, a touch rubbed. Ownership inscription of Andrew Colquhoun to flyleaf dated June 10th 1897, folded sheet of handwritten verses loosely inserted.


The first British publication of this collection of letters from Stevenson to his friend and editor Sidney Colvin, the dedicatee of Stevenson's 'Travels with a Donkey in The CĂ©vennes.'
With some 4 stanzas of handwritten poetry ' To R.L.S.' on notepaper loosely inserted. They are signed Charles A. Young and are noted parenthetically as being 'the property of E.M.C.'

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