Being The Adventures of a French Prisoner in England. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1897. 4 pp undated ads. Original brown cloth decorated in gilt and green.
First Edition, which consisted of 2,675 copies, preceding the 1898 English edition. Stevenson wrote this at intervals between January 1893 and October 1894, laying it aside six weeks before his death to work on WEIR OF HERMISTON. As pointed out in an editorial note, A.T. Quiller-Couch wrote the final six chapters from notes and outlines left by Stevenson. Though the binding design does not bear her initials, it is by Margaret Armstrong. This is a close-to-fine copy (a few trifling marks on the rear cover). Beinecke (Yale) 654; Princeton 68; Gullans & Espey 244. Item #13931