[Stevenson's second book] With Etchings by A. Brunet-DeBaines from Drawings by S. Bough, R.S.A., and W.E. Lockhart, R.S.A. And Vignettes by Hector Chalmers and R. Kent Thomas. London: Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday, 1879. Original brown cloth decorated in gilt and black, beveled, all edges gilt.
First Edition of Stevenson's second book, preceded only by AN INLAND VOYAGE. Like his first (and his third) book, this one is of a geographic nature; however, EDINBURGH is a sizeable (10" by 14") folio production, with six full-page engraved plates (as well as numerous vignettes within the text). Stevenson began writing this in Paris during the summer of 1878 (the summer that ended with his "travels with a donkey" through the Cevennes). He completed it that autumn, back in Edinburgh; it was actually published in December 1878.~This copy is in brown cloth; blue, green and grey were also used, without priority. It is a bright, near-fine copy, with minor wear at the corners. We find this book to be quite scarce in original cloth -- perhaps because the six plates are of a size and quality that is suitable for framing. Beinecke 24. Housed in a handsome morocco-backed slipcase with inner chemise. Item #13534