1909 Familiar Studies of Men and Books
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Fine Binding, Leather Binding
In a beautiful half crushed morocco fine binding with decorative gilt to the spine.
Stevenson's essays on a selection of literary men and books, containing nine essays in total. Discussing Victor Hugo, Francois Villon, Samuel Pepys, Yoshida-Torajiro, Henry David Thoreau, and more.
Seven essays had been previously published in the 'Cornhill Magazine', with one previously appearing in the 'New Quarterly Magazine'.
The 'familiar' in the title refers to the slightly informal tone Stevenson adopts in these essays.
Written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, known for his popular novels 'Treasure Island', and 'Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde'.
The twentieth edition of this work.
Half-title is present.
Prior owner's pencil inscription to the title page, 'W. A. Craven, 22.6.18 (Birmingham)'.
One page of publisher's adverts to the front.
Rebound in a half crushed morocco binding with cloth to the boards. Externally, with just a touch of running to the joints and extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with some spots to the first and last few pages.
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