ACROSS THE PLAINS. Robert Louis Stevenson.


With Other Memories and Essays. London: Chatto & Windus, 1892. Original very dark blue cloth, beveled.

First Edition (English -- published on the same day as the American). This volume consists largely of Stevenson's thoughts as he journeyed by train in 1879 from New York to San Francisco, in pursuit of the American woman he had recently met on the Continent (and who was to become his wife). Also included are his subsequent impressions of the city of Monterey.

This is a near-fine copy (endpapers cracking, but scarcely any other wear); the front paste-down bears the small leather bookplate of Clara & Irwin Strasburger. Beinecke 546; Princeton 48. Item #13770

Price: $225.00

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