1911-12 The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson Swanston Edition
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Illustrated, Leather Binding
Published in twenty five volumes, this is an incomplete set comprising of twenty volumes. As stated to edition page the swanston edition was limited to 2060 copies of which 2000 copies are for sale. This set is number 1987 of 2000. Frontispiece to all volumes. Numerous facsimile plates to the rear of Volume XXII. In Hatchards bindings, as indicated from binder's stamp to verso of front endpaper. Volumes present are as follows: Volume II: The Amateur Emigrant Part I and II, The Old and New Pacific Capitals, The Silverado Squatters, Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers. Volume III: Familiar Studies of Men and Books, The Body Snatcher Volume IV: The Arabian Nights, A Lodging for the Night, The Sire de Maletroits Door, Providence and the Guitar. Volume V: More New Arabian Nights, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Volume VII: Prince Otto, Wrong Box Volume VIII: The Black Arrow Volume IX: Memories and Portraits Volume XI: Catriona Volume XII: The Master Of Ballantrae Volume XIV: A Child's Garden of Verses The Child Alone, Garden Days, Envoys, Underwoods, Book II: In Scots, Ballads, Songs of Travel, Additional Poems. Volumes XVI: A Family of Engineers, Lay Morals and Prayers. Volume XVIII: In the South Seas Volume XIX: The Ebb-Tide, Weir of Hermiston Volume XX: St Ives. Volume XXI: The Merry Men Fables. Volume XXII: Juvenilia Essays Volume XXIII: Letters I Volume XXIV: Letters II Volume XXV: Letters III. Robert Louis Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writers. He had many famous works including the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Kidnapped and A Child's Garden of Verses. The volume containing his well known Treasure Island is not present to this set.
Crack to front joint of volume II from head to halfway down. Small cracks to head and tail of rear joint to volume II. Front hinge to volume II is slightly strained but firm. Loss to head and tail of spine to volume V. Small crack to the spine of volume VII. Crack to tail of front joint to volume VII. Crack to rear joint of volume VII. Loss to head and tail of spine to volume VII. Front hinge to volume VIII is slightly strained but firm. Small loss to the head of volume XIV. Loss to head and tail of joints to volume XVI due to rubbing. Crack to spine of volume XVII. Crack to rear joint to volume XX. Loss to head and tail of volume XXV, Prior owner's initials to recto of front endpaper to majority of volumes. L E L and E L. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are bright with the odd spot throughout. Ribbon bookmarks present to all volumes
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