STEVENSON, Robert Louis. The Novels and Tales. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905.
Twenty-six octavo volumes (8 1/8 x 5 1/2 inches; 207 x 140 mm.). Frontispieces with tissue guards.
Contemporary three-quarter green morocco over green cloth boards ruled in gilt. Spines with four raised bands decoratively paneled and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. With the Armorial bookplate of Boston textile magnate and book collector William Whitman (1842-1928) to the front pastedown of each volume. A fine and very attractive set.
This set includes as volumes XXV and XXVl The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson by Graham Balfour.
A twenty-seventh volume, New Letters was published seven years later in 1912.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), Scottish essayist, poet, and author of fiction and travel books, known especially for his novels of adventure. His major works include Treasure Island (1883), A Child's Garden of Verses (1885), Kidnapped (1886), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886), The Black Arrow (1888), and The Master of Ballantrae (1889). "Though his novels are perhaps less successfully accomplished than his briefer tales and stories, his work is marked by his power of invention, his command of horror and the supernatural, and the psychological depth which he was able to bring to romance" (Benét's Reader's Encyclopedia).
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