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Robert Louis Stevenson is most known for authoring “Treasure Island”. His autograph and first edition books are sought out items by literary collectors. These auction pieces below were sold for some impressive prices.

First Edition, First Printing of Robert Louis Stevenson’s ”Treasure Island” in Near Fine Condition — With Check Signed by Stevenson to His Stepson & Co-Author S. Lloyd Osbourne

Robert Louis Stevenson’s first edition, first printing of his classic ”Treasure Island”. London, Paris & New York: Cassel & Co, Ltd., 1883. With all first printing points present: ”dead man’s chest” not capitalized on pp. 2 and 7; ”rain” for ”vain” in the last line of p. 40; the ”a” is not present in line 6 on p. 63; the ”7” is bolder and slightly raised in the pagination on p. 127; lacking the period following ”opportunity” in line 20 of p. 178; ”worse” rather than ”worst” in line 3 on page 197; frontispiece map in four colors. Octavo measures 5.25” x 7.75” with four pages of ads at rear dated ”5R-1083” and incorrectly listing ”Treasure Island” as having 304 pages, as called for in the first printing. In publisher’s full green cloth with gilt spine titles, in near fine condition with only the slightest overall wear, expert repair to hinges and foxing to front free endpaper and half-title page. Housed in a custom one-quarter leather clamshell box over marbled boards. Accompanying the book is a signed check from Stevenson to S. Lloyd Osbourne, Stevenson’s stepson with whom he co-authored three books. Check is dated 8 August 1887 for ”ten pounds sterling”. 8” x 3.25” check is in very good condition with toning and a line drawn through Stevenson’s signature. A lovely first printing of ”Treasure Island” with accompanying signed check. Sold for $8,400.

Robert Louis Stevenson autograph

First Edition, First Printing of Robert Louis Stevenson’s ”Treasure Island”With Check Signed by Stevenson. Click to enlarge.

Eloquent Autograph Letter Signed by Robert Louis Stevenson, Bound Within ”An Inland Voyage” First Edition — ”I should be strangely made if I were indifferent to the praise of my fellow writers”.

Lovely and eloquent autograph letter signed by Robert Louis Stevenson, responding to a fellow writer who complimented Stevenson on ”An Inland Voyage”, a first edition of which is also included. London: C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1878. Additionally a signed check by Stevenson is included, all bound into the novel. Stevenson writes to J. Fitzgerald Molloy, author of several novels at the turn of the century, in part ”Dear Sir, I should be strangely made if I were indifferent to the praise of my fellow writers; and I thank you for your kindness in writing to give it [to] me. It is scarcely vanity to & care to succeed in what we undertake; I could find a better name for the feeling…which I remember with the greatest clearness is the ‘Autumn Holiday’; and if that was yours, I think I am already in your debt. For if I remember clearly, it was the success of the Autumn Holiday, and the pleasure I had in reading it, which encouraged to write and prepare for…my Inland Voyage. If it was not yours, well, we must all be prepared for Sosias: and I am myself haunted by a ‘Mr. Stevenson the author’ or umbra nominis, for me – who comes and goes and sometimes passes for me / Yours truly / Robert Louis Stevenson”. The check that’s also included is addressed to an H.J. Moors, Esq. for nine shillings, dated 28 May 1892 and signed ”R.L. Stevenson”. Two page letter on two sheets measures 4.375” x 7” and check measures 4.75” x 3.25”. Book measures 5.25” x 7.625”. Some shelf wear and sunning to spine of book. Front joint is starting to separate, less so for rear joint. Previous owners’ book plates affixed to front pastedown and front free endpaper. Mounting remnants to verso of letter, and small hole to center of check. Book is housed in a custom third leather slipcase with raised bands and tooling on spine. A beautiful presentation by Stevenson with interesting and eloquent writing by him to a fellow novelist. Sold for $2,856.

Robert Louis Stevenson autograph

Robert Louis Stevenson Autograph Letter, Bound Within ”An Inland Voyage” First Edition — ”I should be strangely made if I were indifferent to the praise of my fellow writers”. Click to enlarge.

Robert Louis Stevenson autograph

Robert Louis Stevenson Autograph Letter, Bound Within ”An Inland Voyage” First Edition — ”I should be strangely made if I were indifferent to the praise of my fellow writers”. Click to enlarge.

Robert Louis Stevenson autograph

Robert Louis Stevenson Autograph Letter, Bound Within ”An Inland Voyage” First Edition — ”I should be strangely made if I were indifferent to the praise of my fellow writers”. Click to enlarge.

First American Edition of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Classic ”Treasure Island” — The Rare First Illustrated Edition

Rare first American edition of Robert Louis Stevenson’s masterpiece ”Treasure Island.” Roberts Brothers: Boston: 1884. This first printing volume bears the telltale point, ”rain” instead of ”vain” erroneously printed on page 40. This volume is rarer than the English first edition and is also the first illustrated. Stevenson’s tale of pirates was his first to attain success enough to launch his career as an author. It had a lasting influence on the portrayals of buccaneering and public perception of the entire genre. Bound in brown cloth boards with black lettering and design. Runs 292pp. and measures 5.5” x 7.5”. Cocked spine, wear to boards and detached frontispiece. Very good condition. Sold for $1,000.

Robert Louis Stevenson autograph

First American Edition of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Classic ”Treasure Island”. Click to enlarge.

Robert Louis Stevenson Signed Check — From 1887, Shortly After He Published “Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde”

Robert Louis Stevenson signed check, dated 25 April 1887. Signed with his full name, “Robert Louis Stevenson”, the author hand writes the check for “the sum of two pounds five shillings sterling”, drawn on a bank in Bournemouth, the seaside town where he wrote “Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde” a few years earlier. Measures 8.25″ x 3.25″. Toning around edge and ink swirl through signature. Overall very good condition. Accompanied by an engraving of Stevenson. Sold for $865.

Robert Louis Stevenson autograph

Robert Louis Stevenson Signed Check. Click to enlarge.

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