Lot 423: Robert Louis Stevenson The Body-Snatcher 1st Edition

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2015-06-29 14:08:47

Lot 423: Author: Stevenson, Robert Louis. Title: The Body-Snatcher. Place Published: New York. Publisher: Merriam Company. Date Published: (1895). Description: 61, (3) ad pp. Four full page illustrations. (12mo) 13. 5x9. 5 cm (5 ¼x3¾"), original violet cloth stamped in purple. First Separate Edition. The first edition in book form of Stevenson's grisly tale of an anatomist and his need for cadavers. The short story originally appeared in the 1884 Christmas Extra of the Pall Mall Gazette. The second title in the publishers "Violet Series." Rather scarce. Beinecke 608. Rear cover lightly soiled, light wear; very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 563: Fine Literature with the Wayne Martin Collection of Jack London Thursday, 25th June 2015 Estimate: $1000-1500
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