An Unfinished Romance. London: Chatto and Windus, 1896. 32 pp ads dated Mar 1896. Original very dark blue cloth, beveled.
First Edition of Stevenson's last fiction, left unfinished at his death. Stevenson began writing this book in 1892 (he called it THE JUSTICE-CLERK), but kept putting it aside to write others -- notably THE EBB-TIDE. "'He wrote [WEIR OF HERMISTON] hard all that morning of the last day,' Lloyd Osbourne wrote of the day Stevenson died, 3 December 1894" [Swearingen]. This is a just-about-fine copy, with scarcely any wear. Beinecke 629; Princeton 62A. Item #13930