STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS.
Lot 2144
STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS.
Sold for US$ 1,080 inc. premium

Fine Books & Manuscripts

15 Dec 2008, 13:00 EST

New York

Lot Details
STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS.
3 items:
1. The Graver and the Pen, or Scenes from Nature with Appropriate Verses. Edinburgh: S.L. Osborne, [1882]. 24 pp. Illustrated with woodcuts by Stevenson. 16mo. Original wrappers, titled on upper cover in red. Custom cloth portfolio.
2. Today is Published by Samuel Osbourne & Co. The Graver and the Pen. [?Edinburgh: c.1882.] Single sheet. 16mo. Custom cloth chemise, morocco-backed slipcase. Inscribed "With the Publisher's Compliments."
3. Notice. Today is Published by S.L. Osbourne & Co. Illustrated Black Canyon. [Davos: 1882.] Single sheet. 12mo. Custom cloth portfolio and full morocco pull-off case by Riviere.

First edition of The Graver and the Pen. The imprint thanks a Mr. Crerar of Kingussie for the loan of his press "when ours" - that of Stevenson and his stepson Samuel Lloyd Osbourne - "was broken." The advertisement also offers for sale the copyright of Black Canyon, and copies of Stevenson and Osbourne's signatures.
Provenance: Chemise of the second with bookplates of E.E. Taylor, W.T.H. Howe, and Edith Barbara Tranter tipped one on top of the other.
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