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Virginibus Puerisque by Robert Louis Stevenson, 1913, Full Vellum Binding



Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers by Robert Louis Stevenson

Fine Paper Edition, Published by Chatto & Windus, London, 1913

Custom Full Vellum Binding by Bickers & Son

Very Good Condition

Binding Details:  A beautiful full vellum by Bickers & Son with elaborate gilt decorations to the covers and spine with the title and author highlighted in gilt on the spine. The pages are rough cut and feature decorative page ends and endpapers. This is the fine paper edition.

Book Details:  Virginibus Puerisque was Robert Louis Stevenson's earliest volume of collected papers, most having been published originally in British magazines between 1876-79. It contains the following essays: Virginibus Puerisque, Crabbed Age and Youth, An Apology for Idlers, Ordered South, AES Triplex, El Dorado, The English Admirals, Some Portraits by Raeburn, Child's Play, Walking Tours, Pan's Pipes, and A Plea for Gas Lamps. Although mostly known as the creator of Treasure Island and numerous other children’s' adventure stories, these essays - from the heart and soul - concern themselves with Stevenson's philosophical musings on youth, growing, marriage, ageing, friendship and other deeply personal relationships.

Measures 7” x 4.5”, 193 pages.

Condition Report:  The binding is in Very Good condition with some aging to the vellum along the edges and a minor rub to the head of the spine. Internally complete and clean no foxing. The rough cut page ends are age toned. Overall, this is a highly collectible full vellum binding of one of Stevenson’s more important works.

A photograph of the binding appears in the photo section of the listing.