London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1889. First edition. First issue with July, 1889 ads. A Near Fine copy of the book, with the spine panel a trifle darkened and slight wear at the spine ends and corners, but well above average. Inner contents in excellent condition, without repair or restoration.
Stevenson’s exciting novel of familial conflict and adventure set amidst and after the Jacobite rebellion of the mid-18th century. The book follows the Durie family who decide, with disastrous consequences, that in order to preserve their familial land and homes that one son will side with the loyalists and the other will join the Jacobite uprising. A world-wide adventure novel follows the fall-out from this decision to split a single family's allegiance. Stevenson wrote the book while travelling extensively in the US and the Pacific, and indeed the conclusion of the book features an exciting and memorable confrontation in the American wilderness. The Master of Ballantrae was adapted into a 1953 film, starring Errol Flynn. Near Fine (Item #1745)