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© Tiger Books, Canterbury (GB), 1991 & 2000,
First editions and early limited editions: a guide for the serious collector prepared by Tiger Books, Yew Tree Cottage, Westbere, Canterbury, CT2 0HH, GB.

Additions by Richard Dury marked (RD)

See also: Collected Editions | Ilustrated Editions | Items published in periodicals

Abbreviations:

a.e.g. - all edges gilt
BiogE - The Biographical Edition of the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson
cl- cloth
Contribs - Contributions
E - edition
EdinE - The Edinburgh Edition of the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson (App - Appendix; Biog - Biography; Hist - History ; Misc - Miscellanies; T&E - Travels & Excursions; T&F - Tales and Fantasies)
epp - endpapers
ill. - illustrated, illustrations
Ltrs Booth, B.A. & E. Mehew (eds.) (1994-5). The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson.
PentE - The Pentland Edition of the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson
RD – additional note or entry by Richard Dury
reiss - reissued
sep- separately
t.e.g. - top edge gilt
TB - Tiger Books, Robert Louis Stevenson - an abbreviated bibliographic checklist
(TB)P - Tiger Books, Robert Louis Stevenson… - items published in periodicals
ThistE - The Thistle Edition of the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson

TB

E

Title

Details

ill.

Pub.

Yr

Notes

01

a

The Pentland Rising: A Page of History 1666

1stUK edit *16pp pamphlet *dated Edinburgh 28th Nov 1866 at end *title p serves as front cvr *green wraps

 

Andrew Elliot

1866

i) *100 copies; ii) reiss in EdinE Misc (1896)

01

a

A New Form of Intermittent Light for Lighthouses

in 'Transactions of the Royal Scottish Society of Arts' *vol VIII *no 3 *pp271-275 1870-1871

   

1871

i) read before the Society on 27 March 1871; ii) reiss in EdinE App(1899) & TB 139

02

b

A New Form of Intermittent Light for Lighthouses

1st UK edit *(2 + 1) pp *pamphlet *stitched

 

Neill & Co

1871

 

03

a

Contribs to Edinburgh University Magazine

*4 parts *straw wraps

     

P01 1871

reiss in EdinE Misc (1894, 1896)

04

a

Grand Hotel Godam (Englisch-House) Place du Paradis

1st edit *6-line ad in French+9-line ad in English *ptd one side of a card

   

1873

 

05

a

On the Thermal Influence of Forests

in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh' *vol VIII *pp114-125; 1873

   

1873

i) read before the Society on 19 May 1873; ii) copies in pale blue wraps are T J Wise forgeries; iii) reiss in EdinE App & TB 139

05

b

On the Thermal Influence of Forests

1st UK edit *(2)+3-14+(2)pp *reptd from the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh' *dark blue wraps, unlettered

 

Neill & Co

1873

50 copies

06

a

Contribs to Portfolio

       

P02 1873-8

07

a

Contribs to Macmillan's Magazine

       

P03 1874-5

08

a

Contribs to Fortnightly Review

       

P04 1874, 1851

09

a

Contribs to Cornhill Magazine

       

P05 1874, 1876-82, 1896

10

a

Contribs to Academy

       

P06 1974-8, 1881, 1885-6

11

a

The Charity Bazaar: An Allegorical Dialogue

1st UK edit *4pp *ribbed paper *sgnd or initialed *watermarked '1871'

 

priv ptd

n.d. (c1875)

i) unsgnd copies are 'remaindered'; ii) reiss EdinE App (1898) & in TB 139

12

a

Contribs to Temple Bar

       

P07 1877-8

13

a

Pierre Jean de Beranger

in 'Encyclopaedia Britannica', 9th edn, 3, pp581-582

   

1875

 

14

a

An Appeal to the Clergy of Scotland with a Note for the Laity

1st UK edit *(2)+3-10+(2)pp *February 12, 1875 at ft of p11 *stitched

 

William Blackwood & Sons

1875

reiss in EdinE Misc 4 (1896)

15

 

Contribs to Vanity Fair: A Weekly Show of Political, Social and Literary Wares

       

P08 1875

16

a

An Inland Voyage

1st UK edit *(x)+237+(1)pp +pref

1st issues: *sky-blue fine ribbed cl, pict blocked gold and black, lettered gilt *bevelled bds *ribbed paper *cream epps

Variant issues: *blue-green or emerald green fine ribbed cl *brown epps

§

C Kegan Paul & Co

1878

frontis by Walter Crane; 750 copies printed

16

b

An Inland Voyage

2nd UK edit *'Second Edition' *ii)+238+32pp pub cat at end *ded to Sir Walter Grindlay Simpson, Bart+pref *tan sand grain cl, pict blocked black and maroon *cream epps

 

C Kegan Paul & Co

1881

copies ptd by Chatto & Windus are later issues

16

c

An Inland Voyage

1st US edit *green diagonal fine ribbed cl

 

Roberts Bros

1883

 

16

d

An Inland Voyage

Tauchnitz edit (as 'Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and An Inland Voyage') *(4)+5-287+(1)pp

 

Bernhard Tauchnitz

1886

i) 1st issues: 1 title listed on verso of series half-title; ii) = TB 60c

16

 

e

An Inland Voyage

1st illust UK edit *(xiv)+238pp *ded+pref +title p bordered red *green lea-look cl, dec black and gold with monogram *a.e.g.

§

Chatto & Windus

1902

12 illust by J B Carrington

16

f

An Inland Voyage

1st illust US edit

§

Charles Scribner's Sons

1902

illust by J B Carrington

16

g

An Inland Voyage

Ltd US edit *blue silk, cream calf sp, calf label *t.e.g.

 

Overbrook Press

1938

150 copies

17

 

Contribs to London

       

P09 1877-8

18

 

Contribs to New Quarterly Magazine

       

P10 1878-9

19

a

Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes

in 'Portfolio'

   

1878

P02e

19

b

Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes

1st UK edit *(viii)+39+(1)pp

1st issues: *blue cl, embossed black and gold with 'Edinburgh' lengthways on back cvr+arms of City of Edinburgh on front cvr *a.e.g.

Variant issues: *green, brown, grey or maroon pebble grain cl *cream or yellow epps

§

Seeley, Jackson & Halliday

1879

6 illust by A Brunet-Debaines from drawings by S. Bough RSA and W E Lockhart RSA +12 w'cuts by Hector Chalmers and R Kent Thomas

19

c

Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes

2nd UK edit *'New Edition' *(viii)+180pp *grey cl, persian lea sp, lettered gilt *t.e.g.

§

Seeley & Co

1888

illust with w'cuts only

19

d

Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes

3rd UK edit *182pp *red sand grain cl, lettered gilt *uncut

 

Seeley & Co

1889

 

19

e

Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes

4th UK edit *(viii)+197+(3)pp *ads pp199-200 *green fine ribbed cl, morocco sp, dec blocked gilt with heraldic and thistle designs, lettered gilt *t.e.g.

§

Seeley & Co

1896

illust by T Hamilton Crawford

19

f

Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes

Ltd UK edit *rose cl, paper label *t.e.g.

§

Seeley, Service & Co

1912

i) 350 numbered copies; ii)24 cold illust by James Heron

20

a

Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes

1st UK edit *(xii)+227+(1)pp *ads piv) +ded to Sidney Colvin

1st issues: *green fine ribbed cl, pict blocked gold, lettered gilt *bevelled bds

Variant issues: *blue or brown cl

§

C Kegan Paul & Co

1879

i) insert frontis by Walter Crane; ii) 'A Camp' & 'The Country of the Camisards' repr. in TB 72

20

b

Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes

2nd UK edit *'Second Edition' *(xii)+227+(1)pp *ads piv) + ded to Sidney Colvin *bndgas 20a but pict blocked black

§

C Kegan Paul & Co

1879

i) insert frontis by Walter Crane; ii) copies pub by Chatto & Windus are later issues

20

c

Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes

1st US edit *16pp ads *pub cat dated Spring 1879 *olive green cl, gilt

 

Roberts Bros

1879

 

21

 

Contribs to Monterey Californian

       

P11 1879

22

a

Deacon Brodie or, The Double Life: A Melodrama, founded on Facts. In Four Acts and Ten Tableaux

(with William Ernest Henley)

Ltd UK edit *(2)+3-97+(1)pp *no half-title

1st issues>: *grey wraps *ptd by T & A Constable

Variant issues: *mauve wraps *priv ptd 1880

   

1880

i) pagination on p49 incorrect; ii) 1st produced at Pullan's Theatre of Varieties, Bradford on 28 December 1882; reiss in TB 93, 119b

22

b

Deacon Brodie…

Ltd UK edit *iv)+88pp *no half-title *numbered

1st issues: *cream wraps *uncut *ptd for private distrib by T & A Constable

Variant issues: *yellow wraps

 

Edinburgh U P

1888

 

22

c

Deacon Brodie…

1st UK edit *in 'Three Plays'

   

1892

i) see TB 93; ii) 2nd UK edit *in 'The Plays of W E Henley and R L Stevenson' - TB 119

23

a

The Surprise

1st US edit *vol I *no 3 *Saturday *June *San Francisco, Alameda County *4pp pamphlet ptd double col

 

S L Osbourne & Co

1880

inc< 'The Amateur Emigrant' [?]. reiss TB 152; see TB 111

24

a

A Martial Elegy for Some Lead Soldiers

1st edit *leaflet with 18 lines of verse 1880

   

1880

i) at ft: 'Price 1 penny'; ii)reiss in TB 171

 

25

a

Contribs to Fraser's Magazine

       

P12 1880

26

a

Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers

title story in 'Cornhill Magazine'

   

1876

P05d

26

b

Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers

1st UK edit *(viii) +296+32pp pub cat at end dated 8.80 *ded letter to William Ernest Henley sgnd R.L.S.

1st issues: *orange fine ribbed cl, dec black, lettered gilt *bevelled bds *uncut *greenish-black epps *'C Kegan Paul & Co' at ft of sp

Variant issues: *brown cl, dec black and gilt

 

C Kegan Paul & Co

1881

i) copies with pub cat dated after 8.80 are later issues; ii) items from P05 (c, d, f, g, j, k, l, m, n); iii) item from P03 (a); iv) items form P09 (h, i, j); iv) parts reiss in TB135, 154, 158, 160, 161; (v)'Virginibus Puerisque' reiss sep by H M Caldwell & Co 1900; (vi) copies pub by Chatto & Windus are 'remaindered'; vii) parts reiss in TB 135, 154, 158, 160, 161,

26

c

Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers

Ltd UK edit *green sateen, unlettered *t.e.g

 

C Kegan Paul & Co

1881

50 numbered lge paper copies

26

d

Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers

2nd UK edit *'Second Edition' *(viii)+278+(2)pp *red cl

 

Chatto & Windus

1887

 

26

e

Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers

Ltd UK edit *'Second Edition' *(viii)+278+(2)pp *white cl, lettered gilt *hand-made paper *uncut

 

Chatto & Windus

1887

50 lge paper copies numbered and sgnd

26

f

Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers

Ltd US edit *etched port *blue paper bds, paper label *glacene dw

 

NY

1893

212 copies on Holland paper

26

f2

Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers

*t.e.g. *green cl.*etched port by G. Mercier *cover cameo dec. (woman's head profile)

 

Charles Scribner's Sons

1896

16 cm high, 10 cm wide ("Cameo Ed.") (RD)

26

g

Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers

Illust edit

§

Florence Press

1910

12 cold illust by Norman Wilkinson

27

 

Contribs to Pall Mall Gazette

       

P13 1881, 1893-5

28

a

Young Rob Roy

in the 'Stirling Observer' 21 October 1881

     

P14 1881

29

a

Contribs to Magazine of Art

       

P15 1882-6

30

a

Contribs to Young Folks

       

P16 1881-3, 1886

31

a

Contribs to Athenaeum

       

P17 1882, 1884-5, 1890, 1897

32

a

The Story of a Lie

in 'New Quarterly Magazine'

   

1879

P10b

32

b

The Story of a Lie

1st UK edit *(6)+7-80pp

 

Hayley & Jackson

1882

i) 1st UK edit withdrawn from pub; ii) 80pp copies dated 1892 are T J Wise forgeries; iii) reiss in EdinE T&F 2 (1895)

32

c

The Story of a Lie

"nd Uk edit in *EdinE T&F v II: 29-74

   

1895

 

33

a

To F J S

1st edit *2pp *poem of 4 stanzas, 4 lines each *sgnd R L S Davos, 3 April 1881

   

1881

poem; reiss as 'In Memoriam F A S' in TB 72

34

a

Familiar Studies of Men and Books

in 'Cornhill Magazine', 'New Quarterly Magazine' and 'Macmillan's Magazine'

   

1874-81

P05, P10, P03

34

b

Familiar Studies of Men and Books

1st UK edit *(xxx)+397+(3)+32pp pub cat dated November 1881 at end *ded to Thomas Stevenson+pref

1st issues: *olive-green cl, pict dec brown and black, lettered gilt

Variant issues: *salmon c

 

Chatto & Windus

1882

ii) 'Walt Whitman' and 'Francois Villon' issued separately as TB 140, 145

34

c

Familiar Studies of Men and Books

2nd UK edit

 

Chatto & Windus

1886

 

34

d

Familiar Studies of Men and Books

1st US edit *blue cl, gilt

 

Dodd, Mead

1887

 

34

e

Familiar Studies of Men and Books

3rd UK edit

 

Chatto & Windus

1888

 

34

f

Familiar Studies of Men and Books

Ltd UK edit *hand- made paper *white cl, lettered gilt

 

Chatto & Windus

1888

100 lge paper copies numbered and sgnd

34

g

Familiar Studies of Men and Books

Florence Press edit *(xxviii)+385pp *title p ptd red and black *hand-made paper *buff bds with reddish-brown cl sp, ptd gilt *t.e.g. others uncut

 

Chatto & Windus

1924

 

35

a

New Arabian Nights

stories in 'London', 'Cornhill Magazine' and 'Temple Bar'

   

1877-80

P05, P07

35

b

New Arabian Nights

1st UK edit *2 vols *vol 1: (xii)+269+(1)pp *ded to Robert Alan Mowbray Stevenson *vol 2: (viii)+234+(2)+32pp pub cat dated May 1882 at end *green cl, dec black and brown, lettered black and gilt

1st issues: *epps: yellow vol 1, grey or white leaf design vol 2 *vol 2: p155 misnumbered 55, p179 'Maletroit' misptd 'Maledroit'

2nd issues: *vol 1, epps: leaf design+final leaf: pub device on recto

 

Chatto & Windus

1882

reiss sep: TB 106, 172, 141, 142

35

c

New Arabian Nights

2nd UK edit *'Second Edition' *2 vols

 

Chatto & Windus

1882

vol 1: sgntr 'a' at ft of p(ix); final leaf: pub device on recto

35

d

New Arabian Nights

3rd UK edit *1 vol

 

Chatto & Windus

1882

 

35

e

New Arabian Nights

1st US edit *1 vol *yellow fine ribbed cl

 

Henry Holt & Co

1882

pub simultaneously by Charles Scribner's Sons

35

f

New Arabian Nights

Ltd UK edit *'New Edition' *(viii)+328pp *ded *no half-title *white cl, lettered gilt *hand-made paper *uncut

 

Chatto & Windus

1889

100 numbered lge paper copies

36

a

Black Canyon, or Wild Adventures in the Far West.A Tale of Instruction and Amusement for the Young

(by Samuel Osbourne)

1st edit of ad by RLS relating to the book

 

priv<. ptd.

1882

 

37

a

Not I, and Other Poems

Ltd edit *8pp *ded to Messrs R & R Clarke by S L Osbourne *dated 1881

 

priv<. ptd.

1882

ft of p8: 'Begun Feb. ended Oct. 1881'

38

a

Moral Emblems.A Collection of Cuts and Verses

1st edit *12pp *verse on recto,*ad on last p

§

S L Osbourne & Co

1882

w'cut on verso of each leaf

38

b

Moral Emblems.A Collection of Cuts and Verses

Ltd edit *'Edition de Luxe' *lge paper

§

 

1882

i) 5 full p illust ; ii) w'cuts also issued separately

39

a

Moral Emblems: Second Collection

1st edit *12pp *verse on recto *ad on last p with 'Moral Emblems' on list

§

S L Osbourne & Co

1882

w'cut on verso of each leaf

39

b

Moral Emblems: Second Collection

Ltd edit *'Edition de Luxe' *lge paper

§

 

1882

 

39

c

Moral Emblems: Second Collection

2nd edit *'Popular Edition' 1882

§

 

1882

 

40

a

To M I Stevenson

1st edit *4pp *w'cut *ptd on pale blue paper 11February 1882

§

 

1882

i) w'cut caption: 'The Marguerite. Lawks! what a beautiful flower!! T.S.';ii) w'cut also issued without caption

41

A

The Graver and the Pen, or Scenes from Nature with Appropriate Verses

1st UK edit *24pp *5 illust *grey-green wraps ptd red *uncut

§

S L Osbourne & Co

1882

i) w'cuts also ptd separately; ii) single leaf ad also issued

42

A

Moral Tales: Robin and Ben, or The Pirate and the Apothecary

1st edit *ii)+20pp

§

 

1882

i) 1882; ii) reiss: EdinE App (1898), TB 139

43

 

Contribs to Longman's Magazine

       

P18 1882-5, 1887-9, 1892, 1895

44

a

'We found him first as in the Dells of May'

Ltd edit *quarto sheet folded

   

1883

2 to Peter Brash

44

b

'We found him first as in the Dells of May'

as 'A Literary Enigma' in 'The Outlook' *anon *witheditorial for soln of authorship 26 February 1898

   

1898

poems

45

a

To the Thompson Class Club (1883)

Ltd UK edit *4pp *sgnd 'R L S for Christmas 1883'

 

priv ptd (Edin: T & A Constable)

1883

1st issues: stanza 10, line 3: 'MacEwen'; see TB 59

46

a

The Silverado Squatters: Sketches from a Californian Mountain

in 'Century Illustrated Magazine'

   

1883

P20a

46

b

 

Ltd UK edit *14pp pamphlet paged 28-38+(1)pp *no half-title*pale-green wraps, The Silverado Squatters: Sketches from a Californian Mountain

title p forms front wrap *10 copies

 

Chatto & Windus

n.d.(1883)

1st installment reptd from 'Century IllustratedMagazine' to secure copyright

46

c

The Silverado Squatters: Sketches from a Californian Mountain

1st UK edit *(viii)+254+(2)+32pp pub cat dated October 1883at end +ded to Virgil Williams and Dora Norton Williams

1st issues: *sage-green cl, dec brown and gold, lettered gilt *dark brown epps *sgntr P not ptd *p140, line 19 'his'missing

Variant issues: *dark blue cl

§

Chatto & Windus

1883

i) port frontis J D Strong; ii) copies with pub cats dated after October 1883 are later issues; iii) reiss sep: 'The Sea Fogs' - TB 157

46

d

The Silverado Squatters: Sketches from a Californian Mountain

2nd UK edit *'New Edition' *(viii)+120+32pp pub cat dated January 1886 at end

1st issues: *olive cl, dec red *no frontis

Variant issues: *illust wraps

 

Chatto & Windus

1886

copies with pub cats dated March 1886 are later issues

46

e

The Silverado Squatters: Sketches from a Californian Mountain

1st US edit *maroon cl

 

Roberts Bros

1894

 

47

 

Contrib to English Illustrated Magazine

       

P19 1883

48

 

Contribs to Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine

       

P20 1883

49

a

Admiral Guinea: A Melodrama in Four Acts

(with William Ernest Henley)

Ltd UK edit *(6)+7-62+(2)pp *ded to Andrew Lang dated 27 September 1884 *no half-title *numbered *cream imitation

crocodile skin wraps *uncut

 

priv ptd (R & R Clark)

1884

1st produced at the Avenue Theatre on 29 November 1897

49

b

Admiral Guinea…

1st UK edit *in 'Three Plays'

   

1892

TB 93

49

c

Admiral Guinea…

2nd UK edit *in 'The Plays of W E Henley and R L Stevenson'

   

1896

TB 119

50

a

Treasure Island

as 'The Sea Cook or Treasure Island'

in 'Young Folks' under the pseudonym of Captain George North

§

 

1881-2

P16a

w'cut illust in 1st instalment only

50

b

Treasure Island

1st UK edit *(viii)+292+4pp pub cat dated 5G-7.83 at end *facs map insert to face title+ded to S L O

1st issues: *blue fine ribbed cl, lettered gilt *2000 copies

Variant issues: *red, sage-green and brown cl

 

Cassell & Co, Ltd

1883

i) 1st issues: pp2 and 7: buccaneer song, 1st line: 'Fifteen men on the dead man's chest-' not 'Fifteen men on the Dead Man's Chest-'; p63, line 6 'a' missing; p83 misnumbered '8'; p127 misnumbered '12'; p197, line 3, 'worst' misptd 'worse'; p178, line 20, period missing

ii) copies with pub cats dated 5R-10.83 or 12.83 are later issues

VG copy £4600 (2000 cat.)

50

c

Treasure Island

2nd UK edit

 

Cassell & Co, Ltd

1884

 

50

d

Treasure Island

1st illust US edit *grey fine ribbed cl

§

Roberts Bros

1884

4 illust by F T Merrill

50

e

Treasure Island

Tauchnitz edit *(4)+5-287+(1)pp

 

Bernhard Tauchnitz

1884

1st issues: no titles listed on verso of series half-title

50

f

Treasure Island

1st illust UK edit *'Illustrated Edition' *(viii)+292+(2)pp+pub cat at end *ads pp293-294+map facing vignette title+ded to S L O *red cl, pict blocked black, lettered gilt

§

Cassell & Co, Ltd

1885

i) ft of p292 imprint+20.8.85; ii) title p. & 22 ill. (fr 1st French ill. ed.,1885), plus 4 ill. (fr 1st US il. ed. 1884)

50

g

Treasure Island

3rd UK edit *(xii)+388pp *frontis+map *dark blue cl, pict blocked and lettered gilt *t.e.g.

§

Cassell & Co, Ltd

1899

'New Edition with Original Illustrations by Wal Paget'. ?Pub. contemporaneacly in NY? (there is a 1914 Scribner's ed.)

50

h

Treasure Island

Ltd UK edit

§

EBenn Ltd

1927

illust and sgnd by Edmund Dulac

50

i

Treasure Island

Ltd UK edit

§

OUP

1929

illust and sgnd by Rowland Hilder

51

a

Beau Austin: A Play in Four Acts

(with William Ernest Henley)

Ltd edit *(4)+46pp *ded to George Meredith dated 'Bournemouth, 1st October, 1884' *no half-title *numbered *cream wraps *t.e.g.

 

priv ptd (R & R Clark)

1884

1st produced at the Haymarket Theatre on 3 November 1890

51

b

Beau Austin…

(with William Ernest Henley)

1st UK edit *in 'Three Plays'

   

1892

TB 93

51

c

Beau Austin…

(with William Ernest Henley)

2nd UK edit *in 'The Plays of W E Henley and R L Stevenson'

   

1896

TB 119

52

a

Prince Otto: A Romance

in 'Longman's Magazine'

   

1885

P18f

52

b

Prince Otto: A Romance

1st UK edit *(viii)+300+32pp pub cat dated January 1885 at end *ded to Nelly Van de Grift

1st issues: *sage-green cl with red-brown floral dec, lettered gilt *pale green leaf design on cream epps

Variant issues: *sea green cl with red-brown floral dec, lettered gilt *leaf design epps

 

Chatto & Windus

1885

i) pp2, 60, 62 and 238 are blank; ii) copies with pub cats dated April 1885 are later issues; iii) reiss sep: 'The Flight of the Princess' TB 167

52

c

Prince Otto: A Romance

2nd UK edit *dark blue cl

 

Chatto & Windus

1885

 

52

d

Prince Otto: A Romance

3rd UK edit *pict bds

 

Chatto & Windus

1886

 

52

e

Prince Otto: A Romance

1st US edit *grey cl

 

Roberts Bros

1886

pub simultaneously by George Munro

53

a

A Child's Garden of Verses

6 items in 'Magazine of Art'

   

1884

P15e, P15h, P15i: 'Foreign Lands', 'The Land of Counterpane', 'The Cow', 'The Wind', 'Good and Bad Children' and 'North-West Passage'

53

b

A Child's Garden of Verses

1st UK edit *(xii)+101+(3)pp *ded to Alison Cunningham*peacock blue cl, dec gold, lettered gilt *bevelled bds *white epps

 

Longmans, Green & Co

1885

i) 1st issues: sp has an apostrophe shaped like a '7'; ii) contains 64 poems; iii) from a trial book ptd in 1883 entitled 'Penny Whistles'

53

c

A Child's Garden of Verses

2nd UK edit *'Second Edition'

 

Longmans, Green & Co

1885

 

53

d

A Child's Garden of Verses

1st US edit *blue bds, blue paper sp *t.e.g.

 

Charles Scribner's Sons

1885

 

53

e

A Child's Garden of Verses

Musical edit *as 'A Child's Garland of Songs Gathered from 'A Child's Garden of Verses' by Robert Louis Stevenson, set to Music by C Villiers Stanford

 

Longmans, Green & Co

1892

 

53

f

A Child's Garden of Verses

1st illust US edit *(xiv)+137+(7)pp *ded as 53b+ad p141+port frontis *green and red cl, dec gold

§

Charles Scribner's Sons

1895

illust by Charles Robinson

53

g

A Child's Garden of Verses

1st illust UK edit *(xiv)+137+(7)pp *ded as 53b+ad p141 *dark green ribbed silk cl, dec gold

§

John Lane/Bodley Head

1896

illust by Charles Robinson

53

h

A Child's Garden of Verses

Ltd edit *ptd on Jap vel *cl epps

   

1896

i) 250 lge paper copies: 150 for theUK+100 for the US; ii) uniform with EdinE

53

i

A Child's Garden of Verses

5thUK edit *as 'Song Flowers from 'A Child's Garden of Verses' with Music by Katharine M Ramsay *illust

§

 

1897

pp72 and 90 are blank

53

j

A Child's Garden of Verses

Ltd UK edit *as 'Verses' *iv)+11+(1)pp *blue paper wraps ptd black

 

priv ptd (De Vinne Press)

1912

i) inc pieces from 'Penny Whistles' omitted from 'A Child's Garden of Verses'; ii) 100 copies

54

a

More New Arabian Nights: The Dynamiter

(with Fanny Van de Grift Stevenson)

1st UK edit *(viii)+207+(1)pp *ded to Messrs Cole and Cox, Police Officers+note sgnd R L S

1st issues: *light green pict wraps ptd with ads on rear cvr

Variant issues: *red cl, lettered black *brown epps

 

Longmans, Green & Co

1885

 

54

b

More New Arabian Nights: The Dynamiter

(with Fanny Van de Grift Stevenson)

2nd UK edit

 

Longmans, Green & Co

1885

 

54

c

More New Arabian Nights: The Dynamiter

(with Fanny Van de Grift Stevenson)

1st US edit

1st issues: *olive-green wraps

Variant issues: *yellow cl

 

Henry Holt & Co

1885

pub simultaneously by George Munro and John W Lovell

55

 

Contribs to Contemporary Review

       

P21 1885, 1887

56

 

Contribs to Court and Society Review

       

P22 1885-7

57

a

Markheim

in 'The Broken Shaft', 'Unwin's Annual' *(4)+5-108pp *ads p2 *grey-green pict wraps *RLS contrib pp27-40 *pub December 1885

§

T Fisher Unwin

1886

i) illust by Harold Copping ; ii) reiss in TB 70

57

b

Markheim

1st US edit *in 'The Broken Shaft' *223pp *'The New Twenty-five Cent Series' *copyright 1885 *white wraps ptd blue *RLS contrib pp52-80

 

D Appleton & Co

1886

 

58

a

Macaire: A Melodramatic Farce in Three Acts

(with William Ernest Henley)

Ltd UK edit *iv)+40pp *ded to A Egmont Hake from The Adaptors, dated 24th January 1885 *no half-title *cream wraps *numbered *t.e.g

 

priv ptd (R & R Clark)

1885

i) early issues identify W E Henley's address as: 51 Richmond Gardens; ii) reiss in TB 119

58

b

Macaire…

(with William Ernest Henley)

in 'New Review'

   

1895

P23

58

c

Macaire…

(with William Ernest Henley)

in 'Chap Book'

   

1895

P24

58

d

Macaire…

(with William Ernest Henley)

1st UK edit *22pp *no half-title *light grey wraps

 

WilliamHeinemann

1895

 

58

e

Macaire…

(with William Ernest Henley)

1st US edit *iv)+43-81+(1)pp *wraps

 

Stone & Kimball

1895

top of p43: 'Vol III The Chap-Book, No 2. Macaire'

58

f

Macaire…

(with William Ernest Henley)

2nd US edit *(vi)+110pp *pale green buckram, lettered gilt

   

1895

reiss in TB119

59

a

To the Thompson Class Club (1885)

Ltd UK edit *4pp *last p blank

 

priv ptd (Edin: T & A Constable)

1885

i) poem in 'braid Scots'; ii) reiss in TB 72; iii) see TB 45

60

a

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

1st UK edit *(viii)+141+(3)pp *ads p143+ded to Katherine de Mattos

1st issue: *fawn dec wraps ptd red and blue *ads on lower and inside cvrs *dated 1885 and altered to 1886 in pen

Variant issue: *orange-pink cl, lettered black or linen bds

 

Longmans, Green & Co

1886

reiss in TB 118

60

b

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

1st US edit

1st issues: *yellow wraps

Variant issues: *olive-green or maroon cl *t.e.g.

 

Charles Scribner's Sons

1886

pub simultaneously by George Munro and John W Lovell

60

c

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Tauchnitz edit (as 'Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and An Inland Voyage') *(4)+5-287+(1)pp

 

Bernhard Tauchnitz

1886

i) 1st issues: 1 title listed on verso of series half-title: ii) reiss as 'Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' 1916

60

d

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Ltd US edit

§

Scott Thaw Co

1904

i) 150 copies on Jap vel; ii) illust by Charles Raymond Macauley

61

a

To Will H Low

in 'Century Magazine'

   

1886

P25; poem; reiss in TB 77, 136

62

a

Kidnapped: Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751: How he was kidnapped and cast away; His sufferings in a Desert Isle: His Journey in the Wild Highlands; His Acquaintance with Alan Breck Stewart and Other Notorious Highland Jacobites; With All that He suffered at the Hands of His Uncle, Ebenezer Balfour of Shaws, falsely so-called: Written by Himself

in parts in 'Young Folks'

§

 

1886

P16c ; ill. by William Boucher

62

b

Kidnapped…

Ltd UK edit *(2)+3-27+(1)pp *buff or mustard wraps

 

priv ptd (James Henderson, Red Lion House)

1886

1st 10 chaps issued to secure copyright

62

c

Kidnapped…

1st UK edit *(viii)+311+(1)+16pp pub cat dated 5G.4.86 or 5B.4.86 at end *ad p312 for illust 'Treasure Island'+fldg map facing title p+ded to Mr Charles Baxter 1st issues: *bright blue silk grain cl, lettered gilt *greenish-black epps

Variant issues: *scarlet, brown or green cl

 

Cassell & Co, Ltd

1886

i) the 1st pub edn; ii) 1st issues: 2.5.786 after imprint p311; p40, line 11 'pleasure' misptd 'business'; iii) reiss as 'The Adventures of David Balfour. Part One: Kidnapped' with 'The Adventures of David Balfour. Part Two: Catriona' in 2 vols, 1898

62

d

Kidnapped…

1st US edit *16pp ads *red cl

 

Charles Scribner's Sons

1886

pub simultaneously by John W Lovell and M J Ivers

62

e

Kidnapped…

1st illust UK edit *(viii)+311+(1)pp+pub cat at end *ads verso of f.e.p. and pii)+fldg map facing title p *no half-title *cl, dec black, lettered black and gilt

§

Cassell & Co, Ltd

1887

ill. Paul Sandby

62

f

Kidnapped…

Tauchnitz edit *(4)+5-288pp

 

Bernhard Tauchnitz

1888

1st issues: 2 titles listed on verso of series half-title

62

g

Kidnapped… (in The Adventures of David Balfour)

   

Cassell & Co, Ltd

1895

RD: brings in corrections that he sent back from Samoa just before he died, as well as earlier ones (information from Roger Swearingen)

62

h

Kidnapped…

EdinEd

   

1895

RD: brings in corrections that he sent back from Samoa just before he died, as well as earlier ones. Not clear if the EdinE was set from the Cassells ed or vice versa (information from Roger Swearingen)

63

a

Some College Memories

in 'New Amphion' December 1886 *(xvi)+240pp *title p ptd red and black+text ptd in red borders+16 illust *gilt parchment *red edges *RLS contrib pp221-240 *port of Prof Kelland facing p230

 

David Douglas

1886

reiss in TB 71

63

b

Some College Memories

LtdUK edit *(4)+5-18pp *vignette port of Prof Kelland *ptd for Members of the University Union Committee (Edinburgh) *purplish-grey wraps *30 copies

 

priv ptd

1886

a T J Wise forgery

63

c

Some College Memories

Ltd UK edit of 'New Amphion'

§

priv ptd

1886

100 lge paper copies with illust on Jap vel +3 copies on vel

63

d

Some College Memories

Ltd US edit

 

M F Mansfield & A Wessels

1889

1000 copies on Enfield deckle edge +100 on Jap vel

64

a

The Touch of Life and The Arabesque

in< 'Sonnets of this Century', ed and arranged with a critical intro on the sonnet by William Sharp). 1st UK edit *(lxvi)+333+(1)pp *ded to D G R sgnd William Sharp+ads p334 *mustard cl, lettered *uncut *'Canterbury Poets Series' *RLS contrib pp208 and 319

 

Walter Scott

1886

poems

64

b

The Touch of Life and The Arabesque

in< 'Sonnets of this Century'…

Ltd UK edit *lge paper

   

1886

poems

65

 

Contribs to Scribner's Magazine

       

P26 1887-8, 1891, 1893, 1898-9, 1902, 1909, 1911-12, 1914-15

66

a

A Mile and a Bittock

in 'Leisure Hour' *no 421 *p26 June 1887

   

1887

P27a

poem, reiss in TB 72 and in P27b

67

a

Thomas Stevenson, Civil Engineer

in 'Contemporary Review' June 1887

   

1887

P21c; reiss in TB 71

67

b

Thomas Stevenson, Civil Engineer

Ltd UK edit *ii)+3-20pp *light blue wraps *ptd for private distrib

 

priv ptd

1887

a T J Wise forgery

68

a

Ticonderoga

in 'Scribner's Magazine'

   

1887

P26b; poem; reiss in TB 87

68

b

Ticonderoga

Ltd UK edit *(8)+9-27+(1)pp *cream Jap vel paper bds, lettered gilt

 

privptd (R & R Clark)

1887

i) *50 lge paper copies; ii)2 presentation copies were priv ptd and sewn in red silk, no wraps; iii) 3 advance copies ptd on Whatman paper with cert ofissue reading: 'only twenty-five copies of this book have been printed'

69

 

Verses to Master Andrew Lang on His Re-Editing of Cupid and Psyche

Ltd UK edit *in 'The Most Pleasant and Delectable Tale ofthe Marriage of Cupid and Psyche' *trans by William Adlington with notes on the fable by Andrew Lang

*(lxxxviii)+65+(1)pp *hand-made paper *pale grey paper bds, vel sp ptd with title*white epps *RLS contrib pp (iii-iv)

 

D Nutt

1887

i) 60 numbered lge paper copies ; ii) copies without RLS's verses are later issues as the verses were suppressed

iii) reissued in 'Ban and Arriere Ban' 1894

70

a

The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables

title story in 'Cornhill Magazine'

   

1882

P05x

70

b

The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables

1st UK edit *(x)+296+32pp pub cat dated September 1886 at end *ded to Lady Taylor sgnd Robert Louis Stevenson

1st issues: *peacock blue sand grain cl, dec with black floral spray and silver stars+black pub monogram on rear cvr, lettered gilt *pale green or grey patterned epps

Variant issues: *dark green cl

 

Chatto & Windus

1887

i) 'Will o' the Mill' orig pub P05i (Jan 1878); reiss as TB 114; ii) 'Thrawn Janet' orig pub P05u (Oct 1881) , reiss in TB 156; iii) 'Markheim' orig pub in TB 57a, reiss in TB 156;iv) 'Olalla' orig pub in P22a (Dec 1885);iv) 'The Treasure of Franchard' orig pub in P18b (Apr, May 1883)

70

c

The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables

1st US edit *red cl

 

Charles Scribner's Sons

1887

pub simultaneously by George Munro and Harper & Bros

70

d

The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables

Tauchnitz edit *(4)+5-302+(2)pp

 

Bernhard Tauchnitz

1891

1st issues: 5 titles listed on verso of series half-title

71

a

Memories and Portraits

articles in 'Cornhill Magazine', 'Longman's Magazine', 'Scribner's Magazine', 'English Illustrated Magazine', 'Magazine of Art', 'Edinburgh University Magazine' and 'New Amphion'

   

1871-7

(i) P05v w y; ii) P18a d e g; iii) P19a; iv) P5 f; v) P01e; vi) TB 63; vii) 'Talk and Talkers' reiss sep: TB 162

71

b

Memories and Portraits

1st UK edit *(x)+299+(1)pp *ded to 'My Mother' *navy cl, lettered gilt *bevelled bds *cream epps *t.e.g.

 

Chatto & Windus

1887

 

71

c

Memories and Portraits

Ltd UK edit *white cl, lettered gilt *uncut

 

Chatto & Windus

1887

50 numbered sgnd copies on hand-made paper

71

d

Memories and Portraits

1st US edit *red cl

 

Charles Scribner's Sons

1887

 

71

e

Memories and Portraits

2nd UK edit

 

Chatto & Windus

1888

Tus 29

72

a

Underwoods

poems prev pub in 'Travels with a Donkey', 'Magazine of Art', 'Alma Mater's Mirror', 'Century Magazine', 'Cornhill Magazine', 'Atlantic Monthly', 'Scottish Church', 'Fraser'sMagazine' and 'Volountaries for an E. London Hospital'

   

1879-87

TB 20; P15; TB 74; P25; P05; P28; P12; TB 75

72

b

Underwoods

1st UK edit *(xviii)+138+(2)+32pp pub cat dated July 1887 at end *ded sgnd R L S+table of Scottish vowel sounds p76

1st issues: *dark green cl, lettered gilt *brown epps

Variant issues: *dark blue cl

 

Chatto & Windus

1887

reiss sep: 'A Lowden Sabbath Morn' - TB 131

72

c

Underwoods

Ltd UK edit *(xviii)+138+(2)pp *ded as 72b+table of Scottish vowel sounds p76 *white cl, lettered gilt *cream epps

 

Chatto & Windus

1887

50 numbered sgnd copies on hand-madepaper

73

a

Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin

in 'Papers, Literary, Scientific, &c. by the late Fleeming Jenkin FRS LLD' *ed by Sidney Colvin andJ A Ewing with a Memoir by Robert Louis Stevenson *2 vols *vol 1: (clxxiv)+268pp *port+pref note by Sidney Colvin *vol 2: viii) +371 +(1) +24pp pub cat dated July 1887 *red cl, lettered gilt *uncut *RLS contrib vol 1 pp(xi-clxx)

 

Longmans, Green & Co

1887

EdinE Biog (1896)

73

b

Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin

1st US edit *(viii)+302+(8)pp *ads pp303-310+pref dated 'Saranac Oct. 1887'

1st issues: *red cl, lettered gilt

Variant issues: *stiff grey bds

 

Charles Scribner's Sons

1887

 

72

c

Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin

1st UK edit *(viii)+229+(1)pp *port frontis *black cl, lettered gilt *t.e.g.

 

Longmans, Green & Co

1912

 

74

a

The House Beautiful

in 'Speculum Universitatis Alma Mater's Mirror' *ed by Thomas Spencer Baynes and Lewis Campbell *(xii)+252pp *8 illust *vel, gilt *orange edges *ties *slip case *RLS contrib pp3-4

§

T & A Constable, Edinburgh U P

1887

i) poem;reiss in TB 72; ii) 1 full p illust by Mrs Lemon

75

a

Ad Matrem

in 'Voluntaries for an East London Hospital' by The Earl of Lytton, Bishop of Bedford, E M Abdy-Williams, T Ashe, C Cheston, Mrs W K Clifford, Austin Dobson, Arthur Gaye, A Egmont Hake, T Gordon Hake, Mrs Heckford, W E Henley, May Kendall, Andrew Lang, Walter Pollock, F Mabel Robinson, Edward Rose, Clement Stott, R L Stevenson and J Toole *(lii)+203+(1)pp *w'cut frontis+ note sgnd H B Donkin and dated June 1887 *hand-made paper *sea-green cl, lettered gilt *RLS contrib pp199-201

 

DavidStott

1887

poem; reiss in TB 72

76

a

Books which have Influenced Me

in 'British Weekly'

   

1887

P30a

 

b

Books which have Influenced Me

in 'British Weekly' Extras, No I *'Books Which Have Influenced Me' *contrib by Rt Hon W E Gladstone, M P, Robert Louis Stevenson, Walter Besant, W T Stead, John Ruskin LL D, P G Hamerton, H Rider Haggard, Professor John Stuart Blackie LL D, Ven Archdeacon Farrar D D, Rev Walter C Smith D D, Rev Marcus Dods D D andRev Joseph Parker D D *(viii)+123+(1) *RLS contrib pp3-16 *white wraps, front cvr ptd red and black

 

London Office of the 'British Weekly'

1887

reiss in TB 153

77

a

The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses

as 'The Black Arrow: A Tale of Tunstall Forest, by Captain George North' in 'Young Folks'

   

1883

P16b

77

b

The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses

as 'The Outlaws of Tunstall Forest' *pub by various N Am newspapers in theMcClure's syndicate

§

S S McClure

1883

i) omits the first 5 chapters; ii) illust by Will Low

77

c

The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses

1st UK edit *(viii)+324+16pp pub cat at end *pref note sgnd R L S and dated April 8, 1888 *red cl, dec black, lettered gilt *uncut

 

Cassell & Co, Ltd

1888

 

77

d

The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses

1st US edit *(xiv)+322+8pp pub cat at end +copyright 1888+pref note sgnd R L S and dated April 8, 1888 *red cl, lettered gilt

§

Charles Scribner's Sons

1888

frontis by Will Low +11 full p illust by Alfred Brenon

77

e

The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses

Tauchnitz edit *(4)+5-303+(1)pp

 

Bernhard Tauchnitz

1888

1st issues: 3 titles listed on verso of series half-title

77

f

The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses

1st illust UK edit *(viii)+324+20pp pub cat at end *red cl, lettered gilt *uncut

§

Cassell & Co, Ltd

1891

8 full p illust by H M Paget

78

 

Contribs to Scots Observer

       

P31 1888-90

79

a

The Master of Ballantrae. A Winter's Tale

in 'Scribner's Magazine'

§

 

1888-9

P26n; illust by William Hole

79

b

The Master of Ballantrae. A Winter's Tale

Ltd US edit *ii)+164pp *no half-title *buff wraps ptd with ads on back cvr *10 copies

 

priv ptd

1888

1st 5 chaps issued for copyright purposes

79

c

The Master of Ballantrae. A Winter's Tale

1st UK edit *(viii)+332+20pp pub cat at end (4pp on thick+16pp on thin paper) *ded to Sir Percy Florence andLady Shelley sgnd R L S and dated May 17, 1889

1st issues: *red cl, dec black, lettered gilt *mushroom on white floral epps

Variant issues: *blue, green or brown cl

 

Cassell & Co, Ltd

1889

1st pub edn

79

d

The Master of Ballantrae. A Winter's Tale

1st US edit *red cl *grey epps

 

Charles Scribner's Sons

1889

 

79

e

The Master of Ballantrae. A Winter's Tale

Tauchnitz edit *(4)+5-304pp

 

Bernhard Tauchnitz

1889

1st issues: 4 titles listed on verso of series half-title

79

f

The Master of Ballantrae. A Winter's Tale

1st illust UK edit *1-332pp

§

Cassell & Co, Ltd

1891

10 illust by W Hole

80

a

The Misadventures of John Nicholson: A Christmas Story

in 'Yule Tide', 'Cassell's Christmas Annual' *pp3-12

   

1887

reiss in TB 151

80

b

The Misadventures of John Nicholson: A Christmas Story

1st US edit *(4)+5-86+38pp ads at end *ads pp1-2 and p4 *Seaside Library (Pocket Edition) no 1051 *wraps *ads onrear cvr

 

George Munro

1888

i) front cvr dated 'Dec 9, 1887'; ii) pub simultaneously in the 'Seaside Library, 25 cent edition' and by M J Ivers & Co (American Series No 60)

80

c

The Misadventures of John Nicholson: A Christmas Story

1st UK edit *in EdinE T&F IV (1897)

   

1897

 

81

 

Contribs to Nature

Letter

     

P32 1888

82

 

Contribs to The Times

Letters

   

1886-

i) P33 1886-7, 1889, 1891-2, 1894; ii) reiss EdinE Hist (1897)

83

a

On Board the Old 'Equator' or 'I'll Sing You a Tale of a Tropical Sea'

Ltd edit *broadside

   

1889

poem; presented to RLS's guests at the Tivoli Hotel, Apia, Samoa, to celebrate the safe arrival of the schooner 'Equator' December 1889

83

b

On Board the Old 'Equator' or 'I'll Sing You a Tale of a Tropical Sea'

Ltd facs edit *8pp *'In Memoriam H E W'+note sgnd A S W R *unbnd *white silk ties

 

priv ptd (for A S W Rosenbach)

1914

30 copies

84

a

The Wrong Box

(with L Osbourne)

1st UK edit *iv)+283+(1)+12pp pub cat dated January 1889 at end *pref *no half-title

1st issues: *red cl, lettered gilt *uncut

Variant issues: *slate grey or maroon cl

 

Longmans Green & Co

1889

 

84

b

The Wrong Box

(with L Osbourne)

1st US edit *4pp ads *tan cl *wove paper

 

Charles Scribner's Sons

1889

 

84

c

The Wrong Box

(with L Osbourne)

2nd UK edit *'New Edition'

 

Cassell & Co, Ltd

1892

 

85

a

Father Damien: An Open Letter to the Reverend Dr Hyde of Honolulu

in 'Scots Observer'

   

1890

P31e

85

b

Father Damien: An Open Letter to the Reverend Dr Hyde of Honolulu

as< 'In Defence of the Dead: Damien, of Molokai, R L Stevenson to Dr Hyde. A Scathing Criticism in 'Australian Star'

   

1890

P34a

85

c

Father Damien: An Open Letter to the Reverend Dr Hyde of Honolulu

Ltd UK edit *(2)+3-32pp *title p serves as front cvr *wire stitched

 

priv ptd

1890

 

85

d

Father Damien: An Open Letter to the Reverend Dr Hyde of Honolulu

LtdUK edit *'Second Edition' *ii)+30+(4)pp *sgnd Robert Louis Stevenson and dated Sydney, February 25, 1890+insert photogravure port of Father Damien *on Jap vel paper *unsewn *vel bevelled bds, lettered gilt *silk ties

 

priv ptd (T & A Constable)

1890

i) 30 copies; ii) photo should have label pasted to it which reads: 'Presentation portrait not to be bound in'

85

e

Father Damien: An Open Letter to the Reverend Dr Hyde of Honolulu

1st UK edit *(4)+5-30+(2)pp *'Reprinted from the 'Scots Observer' p2 *brown paper wraps

 

Chatto & Windus

1890

letter unsgnd and undated

85

f

Father Damien: An Open Letter to the Reverend Dr Hyde of Honolulu

Ltd US edit *(viii)+3-35+(9)pp *cert of issue p35 *ptd on pure vel *vel, lettered gilt *blue strings

 

Thomas B Mosher

1905

4 copies

85

g

Father Damien: An Open Letter to the Reverend Dr Hyde of Honolulu

in 'Cornhill Booklet' *vol I, no III *foreword sgnd G September 1900

   

1900

 

86

a

In the South Seas

in the New York 'Sun'

   

1891

P35a

86

b

In the South Seas

partially in 'Black and White'

   

1891

P36a

86

c

In the South Seas

Ltd UK edit *as 'The South Seas: A Record of Three Cruises' *iv)+123+(1)pp *no half-title *22 copies

1st issues: *red cl, lettered gilt

Variant issues: *grey paper wraps dec with a leaf design

 

Cassell &Co, Ltd

1890

i) 1st issues: p93 misnumbered 39; ii) contains the 1st 15 letters only

86

d

In the South Seas

1st US edit *as 'In the South Seas being an Account of Experiences and Observations in the Marquesas, Paumotus and Gilbert Islands in the Course of two Cruises in the Yacht 'Casco' (1888) and the Schooner 'Equator' (1889) *(x)+370pp *copyright 1891 by S S McClure+copyright 1892-1896 by Charles Scribner's Sons+ed note+map of the South Sea Islands

1st issues: *red cl, back lettered gilt

Variant issues: *black cl

 

Charles Scribner's Sons

1896

contains 35 letters

86

e

In the South Seas

1st UK edit *in EdinE T&E III

   

1896

 

86

f

In the South Seas

2nd UK edit *(viii)+343+(1)pp *black cl, lettered gilt *uncut *cream epps

 

Chatto & Windus

1900

1st sep pub

86

g

In the South Seas

Tauchnitz edit *2 vols *vol I: (4)+5-278+(1)pp *vol II: (4)+5-255+(1)pp

 

Bernhard Tauchnitz

1901

1st issues: vol I: 11 titles listed verso of series half-title

87

a

Ballads

1st UK edit *(viii)+137+(3)pp *navy cl, lettered gilt *bevelled bds *uncut *cream epps

 

Chatto & Windus

1890

i) 'Ticonderoga' reptd from P26b;

ii) 'Christmas at Sea' reptd from P31a; reiss sepTB 149

87

b

Ballads

Ltd UK edit *hand-made paper *uncut *white cl, lettered gilt

 

Chatto & Windus

1890

*100 lge paper copies numbered and sgnd

88

a

The Bottle Imp

in 'Black and White'

   

1891

P36b; reiss in TB 104

88

b

The Bottle Imp

in the Samoan missionary magazine, 'O Le Sula Samoa'

   

1891

P37a

88

c

The Bottle Imp

1st US edit *in 'American Notes' *contrib by Rudyard Kipling and Robert Louis Stevenson *160pp *RLS contrib pp117-160

 

M J Ivers & Co

n.d. (1891)

i) 1st issues: title page: '86 Nassau Street'+Colgate ads back cvr; ii) copies with '379 Pearl Street' on title page are 2nd issues

89

a

To Theobald Boehm, Flautist

in 'National Observer'

   

1891

poem; P38a

90

 

Contribs to Black and White

       

P36 1891, 1895

'The Bottle Imp' reiss TB 88c and 104

91

a

Across the Plains: With Other Memories and Essays

title story in 'Longman's Magazine'

   

1883

P18c

91

b

Across the Plains: With Other Memories and Essays

1st UK edit *(x)+317+(1)pp *ded to Paul Bourget sgnd R L S+letter to the author sgnd Sidney Colvin and dated February 1892 *dark blue cl, lettered gilt *bevelled bds *uncut *cream epps

 

Chatto & Windus

1892

i) 'Fontainbleau' reptd fr P15g; ; ii) 'Old Pacific Capital' reptd fr P12b; iii) other chapters fr P26 (c-f, j-m, o); iv) 'A Christmas Sermon' reiss sep as TB 143

91

c

Across the Plains: With Other Memories and Essays

c Ltd UK edit *hand-made paper *uncut *white cl, lettered gilt

 

Chatto & Windus

1892

100 lge paper copies numbered and sgnd R & R Clark

91

d

Across the Plains: With Other Memories and Essays

1st US edit *red cl

 

Charles Scribner's Sons

1892

 

91

e

Across the Plains: With Other Memories and Essays

Tauchnitz edit *(4)+5-286+(1)pp

 

Bernhard Tauchnitz

1892

1st issues: 6 titles listed on verso of series half-title

92

a

The Wrecker

(with L Osbourne)

in parts in 'Scribner's Magazine'

§

 

1891-2

P26q

92

b

The Wrecker

(with L Osbourne)

1st UK edit *(viii)+427+(1)+12pp pub cat at end *blue cl, lettered gilt

§

Cassell & Co, Ltd

1892

12 illust by William Hole and W L Metcalfe

92

c

The Wrecker

(with L Osbourne)

1st US edit *tan cl

 

Charles Scribner's Sons

1892

 

93

a

Three Plays

(with W E Henley

1st UK edit *(xii)+250+(2)pp *green ribbed cl, dated 1892 front cvr

 

D Nutt

1892

i) 1000 copies; ii)inc TB 22, 51 and 49

93

b

Three Plays

(with W E Henley

Ltd UK edit

     

100 lge paper copies+30 copies on Jap vel

94

a

A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa

1st UK edit *(viii)+322+(2)+16pp pub cat at end *map on pii)+pref sgnd R L S

1st issues: *dark green cl, lettered gilt *cream epps

Variant issues: *dark blue cl

 

Cassell & Co, Ltd

1892

 

94

b

A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa

2nd UK edit

 

Cassell & Co, Ltd

1892

 

94

c

A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa

1st US edit *green cl

 

Charles Scribner's Sons

1892

 

94

d

A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa

Tauchnitz edit *(4)+5-254+(2)pp

 

Bernhard Tauchnitz

1892

1st issues: 7 titles listed on verso of series half-title

95

a

The Beach of Falesa

as 'Uma' in 'Illustrated London News' from 2 July to 6 August 1892

   

1892

 

95

b

The Beach of Falesa

Ltd UK edit *ii)+128pp *no half-title *red cl, lettered gilt

 

Cassell & Co, Ltd

1892

i) a few copies issued to secure copyright; ii) p27 misnumbered 7;iii) reissued with 'The Bottle Imp' and in 'Island Nights' Entertainments' - items 96 and 104 respectively

96

a

The Beach of Falesaand The Bottle Imp

title story as 'Uma' in 'Illustrated London News'

   

1892

P40a

96

b

The Beach of Falesaand The Bottle Imp

'The Bottle Imp' in 'Black and White'

   

1891

P36b

96

c

The Beach of Falesaand The Bottle Imp

1st UK edit *as 'The Beach of Falesa, being the Narrative of a South Sea Trader and The Bottle Imp' *(viii)+222pp *ded *no half-title

§

Cassell & Co, Ltd

1892

+w'cut+frontis map+illust

97

a

To My Old Familiars

in 'Antipodean'

§

 

1893

i) P41a; ii) ill. Percy Spence; iii) reiss in TB 122

98

a

An Object of Pity: or, The Man Haggard

(by Many Competent Hands)

Ltd edit *35 copies *parchment wraps,

 

priv ptd (Sydney)

1892

 

98

b

An Object of Pity: or, The Man Haggard

(by Many Competent Hands)

1st edit *(12)+13-75+(1)pp *ded to Lady Ouida dated August 2, 1892 *parchment wraps, lettered gilt *a.e.g.,

 

priv ptd ('Amsterdam')

1892

 

98

c

An Object of Pity: or, The Man Haggard

(by Many Competent Hands)

Ltd UK edit *(24)+25-67+(1)pp *ded to Lady Ouida +title p ptd red and black *dark red cl *t.e.g.

§

priv ptd (R & R Clark)

1898

i) 25 numbered copies; copies 1-6 on Jap paper (dated November 1898):sheets, uncut, unopened and boxed with a label; ii) 3 cold facs sketches by Isobel Strong; iii) uniform with EdinE

98

d

An Object of Pity: or, The Man Haggard

(by Many Competent Hands)

Ltd US edit *(8)+9-68pp *pref sgnd L S L *grey paper bds, ptd label *uncut

 

Dodd, Mead & Co

1900

110 copies

99

 

Contrib to Samoan Times and South Sea Observer

 

§

 

1892

P39

100

 

Contribs to Illustrated London News

 

§

   

P40 1892, 1895-6

i) 'Uma' reiss in TB 104; ii) 'A Winter's Walk' reiss in EdinE Misc IV (1896)

101

 

Contribs to Atalanta

       

P42; 1892-3

'David Balfour' reiss as TB 102

102

a

Catriona.A Sequel to 'Kidnapped' Being Memoirs of the Further Adventures of David Balfour at Home and Abroad […]

as< 'David Balfour. Memoirs of his Adventures at Home and Abroad' in 'Atlanta' from December 1892 to September 1893

   

1892-3

P42a

101

b

Catriona…

1st UK edit *(xii)+371+(1)+34pp pub cat at end *ded to Charles Baxter *navy cl, lettered gilt

 

Cassell & Co, Ltd

1893

 

101

c

Catriona

(as: 'David Balfour: Being Memoirs of His Adventures at Home and Abroad. The Second Part')

1st US edit *brown cl

 

Charles Scribner's Sons

1893

 

101

d

Catriona

Tauchnitz edit *(4)+334+(2)pp

 

Bernhard Tauchnitz

1893

1st issues: 8 titles listed on verso of series half-title

101

e

Catriona

(as: 'The Adventures of David Balfour. Part Two: Catriona')

29th thou UK edit *(viii)+371+(1)pp *pict grey-green cl, lettered gilt

§

Cassell & Co, Ltd

1898

i) pub with 'The Adventures of David Balfour. Part One: Kidnapped' in 2 vols; ii) 16 illust by W B Hole

102

a

The Isle of Voices

in 'National Observer'

   

1893

P38b; reiss in TB 104

103

a

War in Samoa

in 'Pall Mall Gazette'

   

1893

P13f

103

b

War in Samoa

1st UK edit *(4)+5-27+(1)pp *reptd from 'Pall Mall Gazette' for private distrib *red wraps

 

priv ptd

1893

§§

104

a

Island Nights' Entertainments

'The Isle of Voices' in 'National Observer'

   

1893

P38b

104

b

Island Nights' Entertainments

1st UK edit *(xiv)+277+(3)+16pp pub cat dated 7G-3.93 at end *ded to Harry Henderson, Ben Hird and Jack Buckland+map p(xiv)

1st issues: *pale blue cl, pict blocked and lettered gold *mushroom floral epps

Variant issues: *red or green cl

§

Cassell & Co, Ltd

1893

i) 1st issues: 1st price on pii) altered to 6/- by hand; ii) inc TB 88, 95 and 102; iii) illust by Gordon Browne and W Hatherell

104

c

Island Nights' Entertainments

1st US edit *beige cl

Charles Scribner's Sons

1893

 

104

d

Island Nights' Entertainments

Tauchnitz edit *(4)+5-253+(1)pp

 

Bernhard Tauchnitz

1893

1st issues: 7 titles listed on verso of series half-title

105

a

The Ebb Tide: A Trio and a Quartette

(with L Osbourne)

in parts in 'To-day'

§

 

1893

P43a;

105

b

The Ebb Tide: A Trio and a Quartette

(with L Osbourne

in 'McClure's Magazine'

   

1894

P44a

105

c

The Ebb Tide: A Trio and a Quartette

(with L Osbourne)

1st UK edit *(viii)+237+(2)+20pp pub cat dated August 1894 at end

1st issues: *bronze imitation silk, pict blocked and lettered black *cream epps *uncut

Variant issues: *fawn cl dec and lettered black *cream epps *uncut

 

William Heinemann

1894

copies bnd in fawn cl with pub cats dated after August 1894 are later issues

105

d

The Ebb Tide: A Trio and a Quartette

(with L Osbourne

1st US edit *(8)+9-204+(4)pp *copyright dated 1893 *green cl, pict blocked dark green, lettered gilt *uncut *t.e.g.

 

Stone & Kimball

1894

 

106

a

The Suicide Club and the Rajah's Diamond

orig pub as 'New Arabian Nights' vol 1

   

1882

TB 35

106

b

The Suicide Club and the Rajah's Diamond

1st UK edit *'New Edition' *(viii)+277+(3)+32pp pub cat at end *dark blue cl, red border on sides, lettered gilt

§

Chatto & Windus

1894

8 [weak] illust by W J Hennessy(RD)

106

c

The Suicide Club and the Rajah's Diamond

2nd UK edit

 

Chatto & Windus

1897

 

107

a

My First Book

as 'My First Book: Treasure Island, illust by A S Boyd' in 'Idler'

§

 

1894

P45a

107

b

My First Book

in 'McClure's Magazine' September 1894

   

1894

P44b

107

c

My First Book

1st UK edit *in 'The Experiences of Walter Besant,James Payne, W Clark Russell, Grant Allen, Hall Caine, George R Sims, Rudyard Kipling, A Conan Doyle, M E Braddon, F W Robinson, H Rider Haggard, R M Ballantyne, I Zangwill, Morley Roberts, David Christie Murray, Marie Corelli, Jerome K Jerome, John Strange Winter, Bret Harte, 'Q', Robert Buchanan and Robert Louis Stevenson' *(xxiv)+3-309+(3)+32pp pub cat *intro by Jerome K Jerome *blue cl, dec and lettered black, gold and silver *uncut *RLS contrib pp297-309

§

Chatto & Windus

1894

i) 185 illust ; ii) reiss in TB 153

108

a

Prefatory Poem to The Stickit Minister and Some Common Men

(by S R Crockett)

as 'Home Thoughts from Samoa' in 'Pall Mall Gazette'

   

1894

reiss in TB 122

108

b

Prefatory Poem to The Stickit Minister…

1st UK edit *in 'The Stickit Minister' *'Eighth andIllustrated Edition' *(xxvi)+290pp *ded+3 stanzas by RLS in facs and type+letter declaratory to 2nd edn+note by S R C*green cl, lettered gilt *t.e.g.

§

T Fisher Unwin

1894

 

108

c

Prefatory Poem to The Stickit Minister…

Ltd UK edit

   

1894

350 lge paper copies: 250 for the UK

108

d

Prefatory Poem to The Stickit Minister…

Ltd UK edit

   

1894

*7 copies on fine paper

109

a

Prayer RLS

Ltd edit *single leaf *pink paper

 

privptd

1894

 

110

 

Contribs to Pall Mall Budget[.1] 

       

P46 1894-5

111

a

The Amateur Emigrant fron the Clyde to Sandy Hook

in 'Surprrise'

   

1880

TB 23 [?]

111

b

The Amateur Emigrant fron the Clyde to Sandy Hook

1st US edit *(vi)+180+(2)pp *title p ptd red and black+copyright 1895+ded to Robert Alan Mowbray sgnd R L S 1879 *green cl, back lettered gilt *uncut

 

Stone & Kimball

1895

imprint on p181 dated MDCCCXCV

111

c

The Amateur Emigrant fron the Clyde to Sandy Hook

1st UK edit *in EdinE T&F I

   

1895

 

112

a

Vailima Letters: Being Correspondence addressed by Robert Louis Stevenson to Sidney Colvin November 1890-October 1894

1st UK edit *(xx)+366+(2)+32pp pub cat dated September 1895 at end *ed note sgnd S C and dated August 1895+port frontis+title p ptd red and black *peach cl, dec and lettered gilt *cream epps

 

Methuen & Co

1895

issued simultaneously in 'Methuen's Colonial Library' *frontis of RLS on a horse *dark blue cl, dec and lettered red *epps ptd with pub ads *antique paper

112

b

Vailima Letters…

1st US edit *2 vols *vol 1: (26)+27-281+(5)pp *port frontis+copyright 1895+ed note sgnd S C and dated August, 1895 *vol 2: (vi)+7-275+(5)pp *port frontis *green cl, lettered gilt *uncut *t.e.g.

 

Stone& Kimball

1895

 

112

c

Vailima Letters…

Ltd UK edit *red cl, paper label

   

1895

i) 125 copies; ii) uniform with EdinE

112

d

R. L. Stevenson to J. M. Barrie: A Vailima Portrait.

Limited edition of 475 copies.

 

San Francisco:Book Club of California/ Grabhorn Press

1962

Quarter holland & striking patterned boards. Folio, c.pp36. With ms facsimile & 4 drawings [red on blue paper] by Isobel Strong. Very attractive Grabhorn Press book. (entry by RD)

113

 

Posthumous publication in Daily Chronicle

       

P47 1895; letter; reiss in EdinE Hist (1897)

114

a

Will o' the Mill

in 'The Merry Men and Other Tales'

   

1887

TB 70

114

b

Will o' the Mill

1st US edit *(vii)+63+(3)pp *ads pp65-66+copyright dated 1894 *white cl, dec and lettered black and red

 

Joseph Knight Co

1895

 

114

c

Will o' the Mill

pp53+other pages, suede leather cover * frontis

 

East Aurora, NY: The Roycrafter Shop

1901

Copyright (book design?) Elbert Hubbard - RD

115

a

The Body Snatcher

in 'Pall Mall' Christmas Extra *(2)+3-88+(8)pp *ads p2 and pp89-96 *orange wraps *RLS contrib pp3-12

§

 

1884

1 illust by Matt Morgan

115

b

The Body Snatcher

in 'Pall Mall Gazette'

   

1895

P13o

115

c

The Body Snatcher

in 'Pall Mall Budget'

   

1895

P46h

115

d

The Body Snatcher

1st US edit *(6)+7-61+(3)pp *ads pp62-64+frontis+copyright 1895 *no half-title *'Merriam's Violet Series' *violet cl, lettered dark violet

§

The Merriam Co

1895

i) 4 full-page wood-engraved ill. by A.S. Hartrick (incl frontispiece).

ii) reiss ThistE (1895), PentE (1906), and in TB 151; Mehew (Ltrs 5: 41n) has PentE 1907 (RD)

iii) Beinecke 608. Prideaux 43

116

a

Desiderata

in 'Lark' *no 2, June 1895

   

1895

P48a

116

b

Desiderata

Facs edit *(2)+1+(1)pp *ptd by Wm Doxey with the permission of Mr C Baxter

 

priv ptd

1895

 

116

c

Desiderata

Ltd US edit

 

privptd

1914

i) 20 copies; ii)not since pub. exc. in Ltrs v2: 81

117

a

Rowfant Rhymes

(by Frederick Locker)

Ltd UK edit *(20)+21-143+(1)pp *port frontis+copyright 1895+intro by Austin Dobson+ded to Frederick Locker sgnd Robert Louis Stevenson and dated 4 September 1886 *white vel, stamped withFrederick Locker's b'plate, lettered gilt *cased

§

privptd (Cleveland: Rowfant Club)

1895

i) 3 vignettes by E H Garnett; ii) 127 numbered copies ptd on Jap vel dated September, 1895; iii) reiss in TB 136, in 'An Appendix to the Rowfant Library Catalogue' (1900) and in Ltrs 5: 312-3

118

a

Fables

'Fables' in 'Longman's Magazine'

   

1895

P18f

118

b

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde with Other Fables

1st UK edit *(viii)+247+(1)pp *ded to Katherine de Mattos*'Fables' commence p151 with pref note sgnd S[idney] C[olvin]

1st issues: *sky blue cl, lettered gilt

Variant issues: *maroon cl

 

Longmans, Green & Co

1896

Scribner’s Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables. Strange case of etc. 1902 etc. is the a single-volume re-issue from the Thistle Edition vol 7, it not include the ‘Fables’ - RD

118

c

[The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde with Other] Fables

1st US edit as 'Fables' *(viii)+92+(2)pp *intro note sgnd S[idney] C[olvin] *pale green cl, lettered gilt

 

Charles Scribner's Sons

1896

the no. ofpp. and title suggest that this is the first ed. of the Fables by themselves in vol. form (i.e. without Jekyll and Hyde) (RD)

118

d

Fables

2ndUK edit of 'Fables' (but 1st UK ed of Fables alone) *(xii)+99pp *green cl *spine label in red and black *Pref(v-vi) sgnd G K M (bro of the illustrator) * pref note sgnd S[idney] C[olvin]

§

Longmans, Green & Co

1902

(i) 6 illust (etchings) by Ethel King Martyn on Jap paper
(ii) illustr: The Poor Thing; The House of Eld; The Distinguished Stranger; Something in It; Faith, HalfFaith, and No Faith at All; The Song of the Morrow.

(addit info from Greg Carlson)

119

a

The Plays of W E Henley and R L Stevenson

'Macaire' in 'New Review' *vol XII *pp685-706 June

   

1895

P23b

119

b

The Plays of W E Henley and R L Stevenson

LtdUK edit *(xii)+303+(3)pp *photogravure port of RLS+photogravure port of WEH+title p ptd black and green *red cl, white paper label

 

WilliamHeinemann

1896

250numbered copies

119

c

The Plays of W E Henley and R L Stevenson

1stUK edit *4 vols *vol 1: 'Deacon Brodie' *(viii)+182pp *vol 2: 'Beau Austin' *(viii)+95+(1)pp *ded to George Meredith *vol 3: 'Admiral Guinea' *(viii)+104pp *ded to Andrew Lang *vol 4: 'Macaire' *(viii)+87+(1)pp *ads piv)

1st issues: *wraps

Variant issues: *lime green cl, lettered brown *cream epps

 

William Heinemann

1897

inc TB 22, 51, 49 and 58

120

a

Two Poems

in 'New Review'

   

1895

P23a; reiss in TB 122

121

a

Weir of Hermiston: An Unfinished Romance

in parts in 'Cosmopolis'

   

1896

P49a

121

b

Weir of Hermiston…

1st US edit *3 parts *part 1: iv)+5-44pp *copyright 1896+note sgnd Sidney Colvin *part 2: iv)+45-197+(4)pp *part 3: iv)+198-231+(1)pp *pale green wraps, unlettered *parts 1 and 2 are stapled, part 3 is sewn *uncut

 

Stone & Kimball

1896

i) a preparatory issue without a ded was pub in green cl, uncut, t.e.g. (iv) +231 +(1)pp); ii) pub simultaneously by Charles Scribner's Sons

121

c

Weir of Hermiston…

1st UK edit *(viii)+286+(4)+32pp pub cat dated March 1896 at end *title p ptd red and black+ded 'To My Wife'+ed note sgnd S C pp267-286 *navy cl, lettered gilt *t.e.g. *bevelled bds *cream epps

 

Chatto & Windus

1896

 

121

d

Weir of Hermiston…

Tauchnitz edit *(4)+5-278+(2)pp

 

Bernhard Tauchnitz

1896

1st issues: 9 titles listed on verso of series half-title

122

a

Songs of Travel and Other Verses

verses in 'Pall Mall Gazette', 'New Review', 'Scots Observer', 'Court and Society Review', 'Antipodean', 'Longman's Magazine' and 'Scribner's Magazine'

   

1890-95

P13 (g-m); P23a; P31 (c-d); P22c; P41a; P18k; P26p

122

b

Songs of Travel and Other Verses

in EdinE Poetry

   

1895

 

122

c

Songs of Travel and Other Verses

1st UK edit *(x)+85+(3)+32pp pub cat dated March 1896 *title p ptd red and black+ed note sgnd S C *dark blue cl, lettered gilt *t.e.g. *cream epps

 

Chatto & Windus

1896

 

123

a

Familiar Epistle in Verse and Prose

Ltd UK edit *(6)+7-17+(3)pp *frontis facs on Jap vel+facs of RLS's sgntr *cream Jap vel, lettered gilt

 

privptd (Ashley Library Ser.)

1896

27 copies on Whatman's hand-made paper

124

a

A Mountain Town in France

in 'Studio' Special Winter No

§

 

1896

P55a; 4 pencil sketches by RLS

124

b

A Mountain Town in France

Ltd UK and US edit *(14)+15-42pp *copyright 1896 *grey wraps

§

John Lane/ Bodley Head

1896

i) 5 illust ptd sep on plate paper; ii) 350 numbered copies

125

 

Posthumous publications in St Nicholas

     

1895-6

P50 ('Letters to Young Friends); reiss in EdinE Hist. (1897)

126

 

Posthumous publications in Cosmopolis

     

1896

P49a (Weir of Hermiston)

127

 

Posthumous publications in McClure's Magazine

 

§

 

1896

P44c; (The Touch Stone)

128

a

A Step of Propriety

in 'Lark' *no 21 January 1897

   

1897

P48b

129

a

St Ives: Being the Adventures of a French Prisoner in England

in 'Pall Mall Magazine'

   

1896-7

(i) P51a; (ii) 1st 30 chaps by RLS; remainder by Arthur Quiller-Couch

129

b

St Ives…

1st US edit *(viii)+438+(2)+4pp ads *copyright 1896 by S S McClure & Co, copyright 1897 by Charles Scribner'sSons+ed note sgnd S C *no half-title *brown cl, dec and lettered gilt

 

Charles Scribner's Sons

1897

 

129

c

St Ives…

1st UK edit *(viii)+312pp *slate cl, lettered gilt *uncut

 

William Heinemann

1898

 

129

d

St Ives…

Tauchnitz edit *2 vols *vol I: (4)+5-278+(2)pp *vol II: (4)+5-277+(2)pp

 

Bernhard Tauchnitz

1898

1st issues: vol I: 10 titles listed on verso of series half-title

130

 

Posthumous publications in Literature

     

1898

P52a (letter)

131

a

A Lowden Sabbath Morn

in 'Scottish Church'

   

1887

P53a

131

b

A Lowden Sabbath Morn

in 'Underwoods'

   

1887

TB 72

131

c

A Lowden Sabbath Morn

1st UK edit *(6)+7-124+(4)pp *ded to the Memory of Robert Louis Stevenson+ads pp127-128 *pict dark blue cl, lettered gilt *t.e.g.

§

Chatto & Windus

1898

illust by A S Boyd

131

d

A Lowden Sabbath Morn

1st US edit *navy cl

 

Charles Scribner's Sons

1898

 

132

a

Three Short Poems

Ltd UK edit *(10)+11-25+(1)pp *text ptd on one side of the paper only *note dated Jan, 1898+facs of 1st lines of MS pp16 and 19 *cream Jap vel, lettered gilt

 

priv ptd

1898

30 numbered copies ptd on Whatman's hand-made paper

132

b

Three Short Poems

Ltd US edit *paper bds

   

1902

150 copies

133

 

Posthumous publications in Outlook

       

P54; 1898

134

 

publications in Atlantic

       

P28; 1880, 1898

135

a

AEs Triplex

in 'Cornhill Magazine'

   

1878

P05k

135

b

AEs Triplex

Ltd US edit *(vi)+28pp *title ptd red+photogravure port*on Jap vel

 

priv ptd (De Vinne Press)

1898

for the American subscribers of ten dollars or more to the Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial Fund

136

a

Letters to His Family and Friends(selected and ed with notes and intros by Sidney Colvin)

1st UK edit *2 vols *vol 1: (xliv)+375+(1)pp *photogravure port by Mr Lloyd Osbourne+intro+errata slip *vol 2: (xiv)+384pp *facs letter to Mr Henry James insert between pp84 and 85 *dark red cl, glazed paper labels *hand-made paper *uncut *RLS monogram epps

 

Methuen & Co

1899

uniform with EdinE

136

b

Letters to His Family and Friends(selected and ed with notes and intros by Sidney Colvin)

4th UK edit *'Fourth and Cheaper Edition' *2 vols *vol 1: (xliv)+375+(1)pp *port *vol 2: (xiv)+389+(1)+48pp pub cat dated November 1900 at end *port+insert facs of letter to Mr Henry James between pp84 and 85 *black cl, lettered gilt *uncut

 

Methuen & Co

1901

incl. addit. ltrs to Austin Dobson, Rudyard Kipling and George Meredith prev. publ. in an 8pp pamphlet entitled 'Additional Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson' forwarded to Subscribers of the 1899 edit

136

c

Letters to His Family and Friends…

5th UK edit *'New Edition' *4 vols *vol 1: (xxxvi)+293+(1)pp *port frontis+pref note+intro sgnd S C *vol 2: (xii)+325+(1)pp *frontis port *vol 3: (x)+334+(2)pp *port frontis *vol 4: (x)+370+(2)pp *frontis *red lea, lettered gilt *uncut *t.e.g.

 

Methuen & Co. Ltd

1911

 

136

d

Letters to His Family and Friends…

1st US edit *in 'BiogE

1st issues: *cl

Variant issues: *lea

 

Charles Scribner's Sons

1911

 

136

e

Letters to His Family and Friends…

2nd US edit *'New Edition' *4 vols *vol 1: (vii-xli)+340pp *vol 2: (v-xii)+382pp *vol 3: (v-ix)+392pp *vol 4: (v-ix)+417pp

 

Charles Scribner's Sons

1911

 

137

a

R L S Teula

Ltd UK edit *(viii)+64pp *copyright 1899 *grey wraps ptd red *uncut

 

priv ptd

1899

'Teula' - Belle Strong

138

a

The Morality of the Profession of Letters

in 'Fortnightly Review' April 1881

   

1881

P04b; reiss in TB 153

138

b

The Morality of the Profession of Letters

Ltd US edit *(vi)+7-47+(3)pp*black cl, lettered gilt *uncut

 

Brothers of the Book

1899

299 copies ptd on hand-made paper for Laurence C Woodworth in May 1899

139

 

A Stevenson Medley

Ltd UK edit *(xii)+51+(1)pp *port+facs of RLS's sgntr+prefnote sgnd S C

1st issues: *navy cl, lettered gilt *t.e.g.

Variant issues: *red cl, paper label

§

Chatto & Windus

1899

i) inc 'The Charity Bazaar' TB 11; ii) uniform with EdinE; iii) inserts after p52 of MS of p1 of 'Robin and Ben' +'Map' +'The Botanist' +'The Smuggler's Cave' +'Lord Nelson and the Tar'; iv) 300 copies: 50 on Jap vel

139

b

A Stevenson Medley

Ltd UK edit *in 'A Medley. Contributed for the Benefit of the Gentlewomen's Association' *iv)+102pp *frontis by Walter Crane+note *half vel, maroon buckram, lettered

§

privptd

1899

 

140

a

Walt Whitman

in 'Familiar Studies of Men and Books'

   

1882

TB 34

140

b

Walt Whitman

Ltd US edit

 

ptd at the Roycroft Shop, East Aurora, NY

1900

 

141

a

A Lodging for the Night

in 'New Arabian Nights'

   

1882

i) TB 35; ii) reiss with TB 142 as TB 193

141

b

A Lodging for the Night

Ltd US edit *iv)+74+(2)pp *grey paper bds, lettered black

 

The Philosopher's Press

1900

i) 600 numbered copies on Dickinson hand-made paper; ii)26 copies on Jap vel with hand-cold initials from designs by William Morris

141

c

A Lodging for the Night

Ltd US edit *(viii)+44+(4)pp *port frontis *hand-made paper *reverse maroon calf lined with pink shot silk, lea label, lettered gilt *uncut *16 October 1902

 

ptd at the Roycroft Shop, East Aurora, NY

1902

Press work finished on October 16, 1902 by Roycrafters.
Softleather bound book - 44 pages.

141

d

A Lodging for the Night

Ltd US edit *68pp *title p ptd black and red+hd and tail pieces

 

T B Mosher

1902

425 copies on Jap vel

142

a

The Sire de Maletroit's Door

in 'New Arabian Nights'

   

1882

i) Tb 35; ii) reiss with TB 141 as TB 193 193

142

b

The Sire de Maletroit's Door

Ltd US edit

 

Thomas B Mosher

1900

 

143

a

A Christmas Sermon

in 'Scribner's Magazine'

   

1888

P26o

143

b

A Christmas Sermon

in 'Across the Plains'

   

1892

TB 91

143

c

A Christmas Sermon

1st US edit *(vi)+23+(3)pp *blue bds, green cl sp, lettered *uncut

 

Charles Scribner's Sons

1900

ptd by D. B. Updike,The Merrymount Press, Boston

143

d

A Christmas Sermon

1st UK edit *(6)+7-32pp *grey bds, lettered

 

Chatto & Windus

1906

 

143

e

A Christmas Sermon

Ltd UK edit

 

privptd (Chiswick press)

n.d.

 

144

a

The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson

(by Graham Balfour)

1stUK edit *2 vols *vol 1: (xii)+216pp *port frontis of RLS aged 26+pref+port of Mrs RLS p176 aged 30 *vol 2: (viii)+239+(1)pp *map p41 *deep red cl *t.e.g.

 

Methuen & Co

1901

uniform with EdinE

144

b

The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson

(by Graham Balfour)

2nd US edit *'Abridged Edition Revised and Illustrated' *364pp

§

Charles Scribner's Sons

1905

 

145

a

Francois Villon, Student, Poet and Housebreaker

in 'Familiar Studies of Men and Books'

   

1882

TB 34

145

b

Francois Villon, Student, Poet and Housebreaker

Ltd US edit

 

Thomas B Mosher

1901

 

146

a

Some Stevenson Letters

1st US edit *(16)+17-44+(2)pp *port frontis+insert facs of letter written at Clermont-Ferrand on July 5, 1883 *bluepaper bds, dec and lettered white, white sp

 

IngallsKimball

1902

 

147

a

Three Letters from Robert Louis Stevenson

Ltd UK edit *(2)+3-7pp *no half-title *ptd at the Essex House Press *green morocco, lettered gilt *uncut

 

priv ptd

1902

i) 60 copies: 55 on paper+5 on vel; ii) letters each contain a poem from 'Three Short Poems' - TB 132

148

a/b

Essays and Criticisms

4 essays on the Alps in 'Pall Mall Gazette'

   

1881

P13 a-d

148

c

Essays and Criticisms

1st US edit *(xii)+267+(1)pp *frontis+copyright 1903+ed note *red cl, lettered gilt *t.e.g.

 

Herbert B Turner & Co

1903

 

149

a

Christmas at Sea

in 'Ballads'

   

1890

TB87

149

b

Christmas at Sea

1st UK edit.

 

Ward & Co

n.d. (1903)

Christmas booklet

150

a

Prayers written at Vailima

(intro by Mrs Stevenson)

1st UK edit *(xiv)+19+(1)pp

1st issues: *grey bds, lettered red

Variant issues: *maroon lea, dec and lettered gilt

 

Chatto & Windus

1905

 

150

b

Prayers written at Vailima

(intro by Mrs Stevenson)

1st US edit *(xiv)+19+(1)pp *ads on verso of f.e.p.+copyright 1904 *grey bds, lettered red

 

Charles Scribner's Sons

1904

 

150

c

Prayers written at Vailima

(intro by Mrs Stevenson)

2nd UK edit

§

Chatto & Windus

1910

illust by Sangorski

150

d

Prayers written at Vailima

Limited Ed. (200); letterpress printed by Bonnie Thompson Norman at the Windowpane Press in Seattle and a Bembo typeface on Hiromi-Sansui paper which has been handbound by Allwyn O’Mara

§

The Melville Press (Pacific Palisades, CA)

1999

RD

A fine printing of the Stevenson prayers, illustrated with original lino cuts by Catherine Kanne; signed on the colophon by the illustrator

151

a

Tales and Fantasies

1st UK edit *(viii)+237+(3)pp *ads pii)+title p ptd red and black *navy cl, lettered gilt *t.e.g. *bevelled bds *cream epps

 

Chatto & Windus

1905

inc 'The Misadventures of John Nicholson', 'The Body Snatcher' and 'The Story of a Lie' - TB 80, 115, 32respectively

151

b

The Story of a Lie and Other Tales

1st US edit *as 'The Story of a Lie and Other Tales' *(xii)+276pp

 

Herbert E Turner & Co

1904

 

151

c

Tales and Fantasies

Tauchnitz edit *(4)+5-272pp

 

Bernhard Tauchnitz

1905

1st issues: 12 titles listed on verso of series half-title

152

a

Essays of Travel

essays in 'Portfolio', 'Illustrated London News', 'Cornhill Magazine', 'Studio' and 'Pall Mall Gazette', 1873-1897

     

P02a, d; P40c; P05b; P13 a-d

152

b

Essays of Travel

1st UK edit *(vi)+247+(1)pp *title p ptd red and black+ded to Robert Alan Mowbray Stevenson *navy cl, lettered gilt *t.e.g. *bevelled bds *cream epps

 

Chatto & Windus

1905

inc TB 111 and 124; 'Cockermouth & keswick' &'Rosa Quo Locorum' (EdinE 21 (1896)), 'The Ideal House' (EdinE 28 (1898))

153

a

Essays in the Art of Writing

essays in 'Contemporary Review', 'Fortnightly Review', 'British Weekly', 'Magazine of Art', 'McClure's Magazine' and 'Idler' from 1881-1894

     

P21a; P04b; P30a; P15d; P44b; P45a; for 'The Morality of the Profession of Letters', 'Books which have influenced Me' and 'My First Book' see also TB 138, 76, 107

153

b

Essays in the Art of Writing

1st UK edit *(viii)+153+(7)+32pp pub cat dated June 1905 at end *navy cl, lettered gilt *t.e.g.

 

Chatto & Windus

1905

 

154

a

An Apology for Idlers, and Other Essays

in 'Virginibus Puerisque'

   

1881

TB 26

154

b

An Apology for Idlers, and Other Essays

Ltd US edit

 

Thomas B Mosher

1905

 

155

 

Essays of Robert Louis Stevenson

(sel & ed with intro and notes by William Lyon Phelps)

1st US edit *(xxii)+184pp *contents+intro+biblio pp(v-xxii)

 

CharlesScribner's Sons

1906

 

156

a

Thrawn Janet and Markheim

in 'The Merry Men and Other Tales'

   

1887

TB 70

156

b

Thrawn Janet and Markheim

Ltd US edit

 

Thomas B Mosher

1906

 

157

a

The Sea Fogs

in 'The Silverado Squatters'

   

1883

TB 46

157

b

The Sea Fogs

1st US edit *(4)+(xx)+24+(2)pp *intro by Thomas Rutherford Bacon *dark grey bds, vel paper sp *uncut

§

Paul Elder & Co

1907

photogravure frontis after a painting by Albertine Randall Wheelan

158

a

Crabbed Age and Youth, and Other Essays

in 'Virginibus Puerisque'

   

1881

TB 26

158

b

Crabbed Age and Youth, and Other Essays

Ltd US edit *Jap paper

 

Thomas B Mosher

1907

 

159

a

The Meaning of Friendship

(with intro note by Edwin Osgood Grover)

1st US edit *32pp unnumbered *port frontis ptd separately *tan bds, ptd brown, white sp

 

The Canterbury Co

1909

RD: quotations from Stevenson with each sentiment in a different style of calligraphy by illustrator and book- designer W.A. Dwiggins

160

 

El Dorado

in 'Virginibus Puerisque'

   

1881

TB 26

160

b

El Dorado

Ltd US edit for private distrib

 

Douglas H Cook

1909

150 copies

161

a

Pan's Pipes

in 'Virginibus Puerisque'

   

1881

TB 26

 

b

Pan's Pipes

Ltd US edit *ii)+17+(1)pp *crimson glazed bds, dec with gold medallion, lettered red

§

Houghton Mifflin Co

1910

i) 550 copies; ii) designs by Bruce Rogers

162

a

Talk and Talkers

in 'Memories and Portraits'

   

1887

TB 71

162

b

Talk and Talkers

1st UK edit *(4)+46+(2)pp *ads p47 *red cl, dec black, lettered gilt *cream epps

 

Chatto & Windus

1910

 

163

a

Lay Morals and Other Papers

1st UK edit *(viii)+320pp *title p ptd red and black *navy cl, lettered gilt *t.e.g. *bevelled bds *cream epps

 

Chatto & Windus

1911

 

164

a

To a Little Girl

in 'Craftsman'

   

1911

P56a

165

 

Posthumous publications in Spectator

     

1911

P57

166

a

Records of a Family of Engineers

in EdinE Biog (1896)

   

1896

 

166

b

Records of a Family of Engineers

1st UK edit *(viii)+229+(3)pp *navy cl, lettered gilt *t.e.g. *cream epps

 

Chatto & Windus

1912

 

166

c

The Manuscripts of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Records Of A Family Of Engineers: The Unfinished Chapters.

Ltd ed. of 300 copies. Ed.J. Christian Bay

 

Chicago: Walter M. Hill

1929

92 pp.

(Record by RD)

167

a

The Flight of the Princess and Other Pieces

in 'Longman's Magazine'

   

1885

from 'Prince Otto' TB 52

167

b

The Flight of the Princess and Other Pieces

1st US edit *(xiv)+93+(1)pp *white wraps, lettered red

 

Thomas BMosher

1912

 

168

a

Memoirs of Himself

Ltd US edit *(12)+13-27pp *grey bds, white paper label lettered black *uncut

 

priv ptd

1912

i) 45 copies ptd on Whatman's hand-made paper; ii) one copy illust by David Edward Cronin with 29 pen and ink drawings

iii) reissued in 'Cornhill Booklet' Christmas No December 1914

169

a

Verses by R L S

Ltd edit *blue wraps

 

priv ptd

1912

i) 100 copies; ii) contains the 9 poems incl in 'Penny Whistles' but not in 'A Child's Garden of Verses'

170

 

Posthumous publications in Bookman

       

P58; 1912-3

171

a

Poems and Ballads

1st US edit *(xvi)+368pp

 

Charles Scribner's Sons

1913

'A Child's Garden of Verses', 'Underwoods', 'Ballads' and 'A Martial Elegy for Some Lead Soldiers' -TB 53, 72, 87, 24

172

a

The Pavilion on the Links

in 'Cornhill Magazine'

   

1880

PO5r

172

b

The Pavilion on the Links

1st UK edit *in 'New Arabian Nights' - item 35

   

1882

TB 35

172

c

The Pavilion on the Links

Illust UK edit *(viii)+96pp *cold frontis *grey cl dec and lettered dark blue *pict epps grey on cream

§

Chatto & Windus

1913

23 illust by Gordon Browne+illust title p ptd red and black

173

a

New Writings by Stevenson

in 'Sun'

   

1913

P35b

174

a

The Hanging Judge: A Drama in Three Acts and Six Tableau

(with Fanny van de Grift Stevenson)

Ltd UK edit

 

priv ptd (R & R Clark)

1887

 

174

b

The Hanging Judge…

Ltd UK edit *(8)+9-103+(1)pp *intro by Edmund Gosse *gold bds

 

priv ptd (Thomas J Wise)

1914

30 copies

175

a

Letters to Charles Baxter

Ltd UK edit *ii)+4+(2)pp *facs of one letter *no half-title *crimson wraps, ptd black *silk ties

 

priv ptd (Clement Shorter)

1914

20 copies; with permission from Charles Baxter

176

a

Letters to an Editor

Ltd UK edit *(v)+4+(1)pp *foreword sgnd Clement Shorter and dated November 24th, 1914+facs of one letter *no half-title *wraps, lettered black *ties

 

priv ptd (Clement Shorter)

1914

20 copies

177

a

Poetical Fragments

Ltd UK edit *(4)+5-11+(1)pp *foreword sgnd Clement Shorter *no half-title *wraps, lettered black *silk ties

 

priv ptd (Clement Shorter)

1915

25 copies

178

a

Ode of Horace.Book II.Ode III

(trans by R L S)

Ltd UK edit *(6)+7-15+(1)pp *foreword sgnd Clement Shorter+facs *no half-title *25 copies ptd by Clement Shorter for private distrib *wraps, lettered black *silk ties

 

priv ptd (Clement Shorter)

1916

 

179

a

On the Choice of a Profession

in 'Scribner's Magazine'

   

1915

P26za

179

b

On the Choice of a Profession

1st UK edit *iv)+5-28+(2)pp *title p ptd red and black *grey bds, violet cl sp, lettered violet *t.e.violet

 

Chatto & Windus

1916

 

180

a

The Waif Woman

in 'Scribner's Magazine'

   

1914

P26z

180

b

The Waif Woman

1st UK edit *iv)+5-44+(2)pp *grey bds, violet cl sp, lettered violet *t.e.violet

 

Chatto & Windus

1916

printed by Billing and sons Ltd, Guildford,England. (RD)

181

a

Brave Words about Death

1st UK edit *63pp

 

Chatto & Windus

1916

 

182

a

Poems. Hitherto Unpublished

1st US edit *2 vols

   

1916

 

182

b

Poems. Hitherto Unpublished

Ltd US edit

   

1921

450 copies

183

a

New Poems and Variant Readings

1st UK edit *156pp

 

Chatto & Windus

1918

 

184

a

The History of Moses

Ltd edit *10pp *pref sgnd by A Edward Newton+facs of page of MS

§

priv ptd

1919

1 illust

185

a

The Bandbox.A Facsimile of the Original Manuscript

Ltd UK edit

 

priv ptd, Cambridge

1921

 

186

 

Poems of Robert Louis Stevenson Hitherto Unpublished

(intro and notes by G S Hellman and W P Trent)

Ltd US edit

 

Bibliophile Soc, Boston

1921

 

187

a

When the Devil was Well.Hitherto Unpublished

1st US edit

   

1921

 

188

a

Diogenes at the Savile Club

Ltd edit *pps unnumbered *intro sgnd by Vincent Starrett

 

priv ptd

1921

ptd for private circulation for David G Joyce byEdwin and Robert Grabhorn

189

a

Confessions of a Unionist. An Unpublished 'Talk on Things Current'

1st US edit

1st impression: *ptd on English Kelmscott paper *grey wraps

2nd impression: *112 copies ptd on machine-made paper

 

priv ptd, Cambridge, Mass

1921

 

190

a

Complete Poems of Robert Louis Stevenson

1st US edit *maroon cl

 

Charles Scribner's Sons

1923

 

190b

a

The best thing in Edinburgh; an address by RLS to the Speculative Society, 1873

   

San Francisco: J. Howell

1923

with an intro. by Katharine D.

Entry added by RD

191

a

Monmouth.A Tragedy

(ed Charles Vale)

Ltd US edit

 

priv ptd (Wm Edwin Rudge)

1928

i) 250 copies; ii) typography by Bruce Rogers

192

 

The Castaways of Soledad.A Manuscript Hitherto Unpublished

Ltd US edit

 

priv ptd (Wm Edwin Rudge)

1928

i) 75 copies; ii) ptd for Thomas B Lockwood

193

a

Two Mediaeval Tales

in 'New Arabian Nights'

   

1882

TB 35

193

b

Two Mediaeval Tales

separately as ltd edns

     

TB 141, 142

193

c

Two Mediaeval Tales

Ltd edit

 

Ltd Editions Club

1930

 

194

a

Selected Poems

(ed and intro by G B Stern)

Ltd UK edit *64pp

 

Grey Walls Press

1950

 

195

a

Collected Poems

(ed with intro and notes by Janet Adam Smith)

1st UK edit *blue cl

 

Rupert Hart-Davis

1950

 

196

a

The Poems of Robert Louis Stevenson

(selected by Helen Plotz)

Ltd edit *119pp

§

Crowell

1973

drawings by Charles Attebery

197

a

Complete Poems

Ltd edit *'Edition de Luxe' *242pp

 

Gordon Press

1974

 

198

a

The Touchstone: A Fable

Ltd US edit *47pp

§

Greenwillow Books

n.d.(1976)

pictures by Uri Schulevitz

199

a

The Plague-Cellar

in Gelder, K. (ed.), Stevenson’s Scottish Stories and Essays.

 

Edinburgh U.P.

1989

1st edit. of this juvenile tale (written in 1864) (RD)

200

a

The New Lighhouse on the Dhy Heartach Rock, Argyllshire.

Introduction by Roger Swearingen ("Robert Louis Stevenson andthe Lighthouses")

 

St. Helena, CA: The Silverado Museum

1995

(RD)

© Tiger Books, Canterbury,(GB), 1999

Ilustrated Editions

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Carter, John (1989).Binding Variants with More Binding Variants in Early English Publishing 1820-1900. ***: Oak Knoll Books.

Cutler, B. D. & V. Styles (1930). Modern British Authors: Their First Editions. London: Allen & Unwin.

Ehrsam, T. G. & Deily R. H. (1968).Bibliographies of Twelve Victorian Authors. **


*: Octagon Books.

Gasson, Roy (ed.) (1977). The Illustrated Robert Louis Stevenson. ***: Jupiter.

Prideaux, W. F. (new and rev. ed. 1968).A Bibliography of the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson. ***: Burt Franklin.

Princeton University Library (1971). Robert Louis Stevenson: A Catalogue.

Slater, J. H. (1914). Robert Louis Stevenson: A Bibliography of His Complete Works. ***: G Bell & Sons Ltd.

Swearingen, Roger G (1980).The Prose Writings of Robert Louis Stevenson: A Guide. London: Macmillan.

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