1893 Island Nights' Entertainments Consisting of: The Beach of Falesa, The Bottle Imp, The Isle of Voices
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Colour Plates, First Edition, Illustrated, Pleasing Copy, Publishers' Original Binding
Robert Louis Stevenson's work containing some of his final complete work before his death in 1894.
The first 1893 edition of this collection of three short stories by the celebrated author. These are titled:
The Beach of Falesá in which the author switches to realism, and narrates the story of John Wiltshire and Uma on the South Sea island of Falesá, realistically portraying the manners of various social classes in the island society;
The Bottle Imp: an imp in a bottle bought by the protagonist grants wishes; the bottle is however cursed, and if the owner dies while in their possession, their soul will be destined to hell.
The Isle of Voices follows a man names Keola and his adventures on the island of Molokai.
Illustrated with various plates by Gordon Browne and W. Hatherell, with a sketch map of the beach and neighbouring country in colour. Collated, complete.
In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally very smart with minor shelf wear only and a slight bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. The cloth tot he spine is minimally rubbed. Internally, firmly bound. The pages are clean with only a hint of age toning, as usual. Illustrated with twenty eight plates by Gordon Browne and W. Hatherell. Collated, complete.
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