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The Silverado Squatters

£50.00

Product description

This is Robert Louis Stevenson's travel memoir of his two-month honeymoon trip with Fanny Vandegrift (and her son Lloyd Osbourne) to Napa Valley, California, in 1880. Soon after his marriage in May 1880, they travelled to Napa Valley, north of San Francisco, and spent the summer at an abandoned mining camp at Mount Saint Helena. His experiences during this time form the basis of this book and provide some interesting views on California during the late 19th century.

This copy is dated 1883, the first year of publication. Because it lacks the pages of publisher's adverts at the back, this would be a later, probably second, standard issue.

A b/w drawing as frontispiece.

The covers have some general wear and faint marks. Some very small areas of wear to the spine. The gilt lettering on the spine is only a little faded. Previous owner's name on a sticker and then handwritten on first two blank pages. The frontispiece is half detached. All contents lightly browned. Outer edges a little grubby. Free of foxing and/or spotting.

Item details

Author(s):
Stevenson, R.L.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
12mo - 7 - 8
Dimensions:
13 x 19 cm.
Edition:
First, probable second impression, 1883
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
254
Publisher:
Chatto & Windus, London
Title:
The Silverado Squatters

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This is Robert Louis Stevenson's travel memoir of his two-month honeymoon trip with Fanny Vandegrift (and her son Lloyd Osbourne) to Napa Valley, California, in 1880. Soon after his marriage in May 1880, they travelled to Napa Valley, north of San Francisco, and spent the summer at an abandoned mining camp at Mount Saint Helena. His experiences during this time form the basis of this book and provide some interesting views on California during the late 19th century.

This copy is dated 1883, the first year of publication. Because it lacks the pages of publisher's adverts at the back, this would be a later, probably second, standard issue.

A b/w drawing as frontispiece.

The covers have some general wear and faint marks. Some very small areas of wear to the spine. The gilt lettering on the spine is only a little faded. Previous owner's name on a sticker and then handwritten on first two blank pages. The frontispiece is half detached. All contents lightly browned. Outer edges a little grubby. Free of foxing and/or spotting.

Author(s):
Stevenson, R.L.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
12mo - 7 - 8
Dimensions:
13 x 19 cm.
Edition:
First, probable second impression, 1883
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
254
Publisher:
Chatto & Windus, London
Title:
The Silverado Squatters

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