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    First Edition of Jekyll and Hyde

    Robert Louis Stevenson. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1886.

    First edition. Octavo. 138 pages, plus 4 pages of publisher's ads.

    Original green cloth. Top edge gilt. Gilt lettering on spine and front board. Minor bumping to extremities. Slightly cocked binding. A bright, clean copy in very good condition.

    This is the true first edition, as it preceded the British edition by four days. Charles Scribner's Sons printed 4200 copies, of which 3000 were initially bound in paper wrappers; the remaining 1200 were bound in boards.


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    October, 2008
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