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    Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne. The Ebb-Tide: A Trio and Quartette. London: William Heinemann, 1894. First British edition, primary binding. The American Stone & Kimball edition preceded this UK edition by about two months. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-237 [238-240: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank] + 20 publisher's catalogue dated "August 1894" inserted at rear, original pictorial metallic olive green silk-like smooth cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, publisher's monogram stamped in black on rear panel, all edges untrimmed. Cloth rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, some rubbing along outer joints, spine panel a bit darkened, inner hinges repaired, a very good copy.

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    "Stevenson's last novel, a grim study of shady characters in the South Seas (written with his stepson Lloyd Osbourne), is full of memorable ghastly characters: the horror is so thick in places that as one critic aptly described it, 'one does not so much read the last few chapters as feel them crawling up one's spine.'" - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 403. Beinecke 605.

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