THE MASTER OF BALLANTRAE. A Winter's Tale. by STEVENSON, (Robert…

THE MASTER OF BALLANTRAE. A Winter's Tale.

Edition: First Edition

London: Cassell, 1889. Red pictorial cloth stamped in black, spine gilt lettered, 4 pp ads on text stock, 16 pp July, 1889, catalogue on thinner stock, at rear. The variant with 10 Stevenson titles listed opposited title page (also comes with 12 or 14 titles, no priority established). Very slight sunning, age-darkening to spine; book a little leaned; light foxing to page edges with age-darkening to top page edges; tiny soft bruises to outer corners of front cover; one tiny dark spot to front cover; el se a fine, bright, clean copy. Precedes the US edition by one day. Prideaux 27. Beinecke 487. Though first editions are not uncommon, they are usually worn and soiled. This copy is uncommonly nice, with only the slightest of sunning to the vulnerabl e red spine, and no soiling or rubbing.

Book ID: 5487
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