1906-1907 A Collection of Novels by Robert Louis Stevenson In Four Volumes
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The set consists of: Men and Books, Memories and Portraits, Virginibus Puerisque and Across the Plains. Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 ? 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. His works have been admired by many other writers, including Jorge Luis Borges, Bertolt Brecht, Marcel Proust, Arthur Conan Doyle, Henry James, Cesare Pavese, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, Vladimir Nabokov, J. M. Barrie, and G. K. Chesterton, who said of him that he "seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikins."
Re-bound in half vellum bindings with green cloth covered boards. Externally, smart. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean. There are binder's stamps to the verso of front free end papers in all volumes. There are bookplates to the front pastedowns in all volumes. There is an ink inscription to the recto of front free end papers in Across the Plains.
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