Valima Letters [complete in 2 volumes]; Being correspondence addressed by Robert Louis Stevenson to Sidney Colvin November 1890-October 1894
Chicago: Stone and Kimball, 1895. First American Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Paper-backed boards. Frontispiece portrait. Uncut pages, with several pages unopened. Vol. I: 281 pp. Vol. II: 275 pp.
Top layer of paper cover from both spines is removed (half of vol. I and all of vol. II) and laid in, though binding is quite sound. Bookplate inside front cover of both vols. Tight and clean.
This is a limited edition (No. 54 of 100 copies) large paper first American printing of Stevenson's posthumously published letters. This copy is from the estate of Rex Maughan (1936-2021), major Robert Louis Stevenson collector and archivist who, as Chairman of the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, greatly contributed to the preservation of Stevenson's estate in Valima, Samoa. Very good. Item #3129