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    Robert Louis Stevenson. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. London: 1886. First English edition, first state.
    Robert Louis Stevenson. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1886. First English edition, first state with hand-corrected date on front wrapper. Octavo. [8], 141, [1, blank], [2, ads] pages. Publisher's perfect binding, light brown wrappers printed in red and blue; text block edges trimmed. Rebacked, with new backstrip chipped and cracked; front wrapper detached; both wrappers dulled and foxed with wear and soft creasing around edges; tidemark at head of front wrapper; embossed bookseller's stamp and small pen mark at rear wrapper. Text block softly yellowed; mild foxing and speckle-soiling at edges; light foxing to first and last leaf; occasional soft creasing or spot-soiling scattered throughout. Very good overall, given the nature of the item. Housed in custom green cloth chemise with a snap closure. Originally slated for a Christmas 1885 release, publication of Stevenson's novella was pushed back to January 1886, and the earliest copies were corrected by hand by the publisher. A Haycraft Queen Cornerstone.


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