New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1921-1923. Valima Edition. Limited to 1,030 sets in the U.S. of which the present is 694. Finely bound by Stikeman & Son for Charles Scribner's Sons. 3/4 crushed blue morocco over cloth boards. Spines with five raised bands and gilt. Top edges brightly gilt. Marbled endpapers. Approximately six volumes with chipping or snagging to crowns; but overall a handsome set with only the most minor flaws.
Robert Louis Stevenson, a Scottish author, is most widely remembered for his pioneering adventure novels. Treasure Island (1883), one of the great pirate stories, has had profound influence on popular imaginings about piracy and buried treasure. Stevenson also probed deeply into the mysteries of human psychology in Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886). He wrote children's stories and essays as well. Stevenson's extensive travels around the world, particularly in the United States and Pacific islands such as Samoa, offered numerous stories and cultures for this prolific writer to study, interpret, and work into his creative life. This handsomely bound set showcases Stevenson's extensive literary career, from the famous novels to his lesser-known non-fiction essays. Near Fine (Item #3876)