STEVENSON (ROBERT) An Account of the Bell Rock Lighthouse, Including the Details of the Erection and
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STEVENSON (ROBERT) An Account of the Bell Rock Lighthouse, Including the Details of the Erection and Peculiar Structure of that Edifice, FIRST EDITION, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY TO HIS DAUGHTER
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STEVENSON (ROBERT)
An Account of the Bell Rock Lighthouse, Including the Details of the Erection and Peculiar Structure of that Edifice, FIRST EDITION, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY TO HIS DAUGHTER, inscribed "To Miss Stevenson, with her father's most affectionate regard. See page 530", engraved frontispiece after J.M.W. Turner, additional pictorial title on india-paper engraved by Miss Stevenson, 20 engraved plates (most double-page, one loose, some spotting and offsetting), contemporary blue straight-grained morocco, upper cover detached, some loss to spine, 4to, Edinburgh, Archibald Constable, 1824

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  • Robert Stevenson's account of the Bell Rock lighthouse, erected twelve miles off the east coast of Scotland.

    The author's presentation copy to his daughter, who was responsible for the engraved vignette of the lighthouse on the secondary title-page. On page 530 he notes "To Miss Stevenson, also, as an amanuensis, the writer takes this opportunity, with parental affection, of acknowledging his obligation for almost the entire manuscript written to his dictation".
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