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Kidnapped Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751: How he was Kidnapped and Cast away; his Sufferings in a Desert Isle; his Journey in the Wild Highlands; his Acquaintance with Alan Breck Stewart and Other notorious Highland Jacobites; with all that he Suffered at the hands of his Uncle, Ebenezer Balfour of Shaws, falsely so-called: Written by Himself, and now set forth
[London]: Cassell & Company, Limited, 1886. First edition, first issue. Leather bound. Very good. 311pp. Octavo [19 cm] Handsomely bound by Zaehnsdorf in full brown leather with a gilt tooled spine in five compartments, red and black leather spine labels, and double gilt ruled borders on the covers. Gilt rolled edges. New endpapers. Original brown cloth spine mounted to the first rear flyleaf. With the color map at the front, in very good, bright condition, with only a short closed gutter tear and minor foxing. One page of publisher's adverts at the rear. The extremities are lightly rubbed, and the boards are just a little bit warped. The preliminary leaves are discolored along the fore and bottom edges. With "business" on p. 40, line 11, "nine-o'clock" at the beginning of Chapter VIII, and "Long Islands" on p. 101, lines 10/11. Prideaux 18. A first edition, first issue, of one Robert Louis Stevenson's most popular novels, a historical novel set in Scotland shortly after the Jacobite rebellions. With the map present in excellent condition. Kidnapped first appeared in the serial Young Folks in 1886, and was first published in book form the same year, a year which also heralded the publication of Stevenson's hugely successful horror novel, Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde. Not only was Robert Louis Stevenson an incredibly prolific writer, but he was also noted for his ability to write in a number of different genres.
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