London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1886. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Near Fine. Item #10947
Quarto. Wraps bound in fine three quarter morocco with marbled boards, gilt rules and spine titles, marbled end papers and top edge gilt bound by Zaehnsdorf for A. C. McClurg and Co (signed by the binder on the verso of the marbled end paper). 108 pp, ads, plates. Near Fine, light wear to covers, the ads in front are tanned as must always be the case, the leaves and covers are Fine. With the handsome book plate of Indiana author George Barr McCutcheon. The bottom of the wraps states Twentieth Thousand. A beautifully bound and preserved copy of the first appearance of this murder story by Stevenson. Rare to have it so beautifully bound with the front and rear covers and all ads. *** George Barr McCutcheon (1866-1928) was an American popular novelist and playwright. His best known works are novels set in Graustark, a fictional East European country, and the novel Brewster's Millions.***.