Almost antique (1924) Robert Louis Stevenson hardcover book entitled St. Ives and The Weir of Hermiston Volumes XV and XVI of the Tusitalia Edition published and printed in England by Heinemann. The book also includes other short stories by Stevenson.
THIS HARDCOVER BOOK IS COMPLETE AT 302 PAGES. No dust jacket.
About the title: St. Ives and The Weir of Hermiston are both unfinished novels completed in 1898 by Arthur Quiller-Couch. Unable to write due to illness, Stevenson dictated thirty chapters of the novels to his stepdaughter, alternating in his dictation between the two titles.
St. Ives concerns the adventures of the dashing Viscomte Anne de Keroual de St. Ives, a Napoleonic soldier enlisted as a private under the name Champdivers, after his capture by the British. The Weir of Hermiston tells the story of Archie Weir, a youth born into an upper-class Edinburgh family who, because of his romantic sensibilities, becomes estranged from his father, who is depicted in the novel as the coarse and cruel man and a judge of the Criminal Courts. By mutual consent, Archie is banished from his family and sent to live as the local laird in the hamlet of Hermiston.
Condition: In VERY GOOD! overall condition, the blood-red boards, with leather corners, have spots of discoloration. Gold-embossed leather spine shows MINIMAL! wear and NO! fraying. Sewn-in bind is in good condition with stress towards the covers and middle. There are NO! pages separated from the bind. Internal pages show very little foxing. Some of the pages are improperly cut and still bound together. Book has NO! dog-eared corners and NO! margin notations. Pages show some creases on the edges. All text is clear and legible. Book contains NO illustrations. There are spots of browning from dampness to a few of the pages.
Approximate measurements: 8" x 5-1/2" | NO dust jacket.
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