By Robert Louis Stevenson
London   Chatto and Windus
7.5" by 5" 278pp
The first collection of Stevenson's essays, in a Gonville and Caius College armorial prize binding.
By Robert Louis Stevenson

1919 Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers

London   Chatto and Windus
7.5" by 5" 278pp
The first collection of Stevenson's essays, in a Gonville and Caius College armorial prize binding.
£59.99
: 0.75kgs / : LTH2-B-5

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Prize Binding, Signed Binding

A New Impression. With a prize presentation label to the front pastedown, given to J. M. Kirkby. With a bookseller's stamp for Bowes and Bowes, Cambridge, to the front free endpaper. Virginibus Puerisque (1881) brought together: Virginibus Puerisque i (1876); Virginibus Puerisque ii (1881); Virginibus Puerisque iii: On Falling in Love (1877); Virginibus Puerisque iv: The Truth of Intercourse (1879); Crabbed Age and Youth (1878); An Apology for Idlers (1877); Ordered South (1874); Aes Triplex (1878); El Dorado (1878); The English Admirals (1878); Some Portraits by Raeburn (previously unpublished); Child’s Play (1878); Walking Tours (1876); Pan’s Pipes (1878); A Plea for Gas Lamps (1878). The essays promote a spirit of playfulness in defiance of both the hardships of human life and the restrictions imposed by bourgeois Philistinism. Despite not selling well the essays had a good critical reception.

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In a half morocco armorial prize binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, very smart with some shelfwear only. Internally, firmly bound. Very clean throughout.

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