Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. First Edition (1886)

Author: R.L. Stevenson

Book ID: 68178

Price: 3,500.00

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1886. First UK Edition (hardback). Pp [8], 141, [3] (1 leaf of publisher’s adverts to rear). Publisher’s orange cloth covers with title and author lettered in black, floral patterned endpapers. Light shelf-wear to head & tail of spine & along edges, contents in nice bright condition.

Along with “Treasure Island,” one of the author’s most enduring works, “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” was an immediate success and helped cement Stevenson’s reputation. It has inspired countless stage productions and more than 100 films.

This hard cover edition was preceded by the first edition in wrappers (soft cover) by one week, and by the American edition published by Scribner’s, by four days.

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