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    First Edition of the Robert Louis Stevenson Classic

    Robert Louis Stevenson. Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. London. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1886.

    First edition, first issue with date corrected. Octavo in wrappers. 141 pages.

    Publisher's printed wrappers. Spine chipped and flaking with rear cover lacking and front cover with chip out of lower corner. Final leaf detached. Light surface soil with minor toning to pages. A fair copy of this fragile item.

    The classic and still fascinating novella that examines the duality of human nature that exists in us all, set against the strict mores of Victorian society. Though actually published in 1885, Longmans held off the release of Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde until 1886, fearing it would get lost in the Christmas publishing frenzy. First issue books were already printed with "1885" on the front cover and the publisher elected to correct the date by hand on these copies.


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