London: Methuen, 1903. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Cloth. Pastedown on spine. Frontispiece and photographic plates. 313 pp. plus 40 pp. ads
Minor shelf wear. Light foxing throughout. Bottom corner of p. ix torn. Bookplate inside front cover. An excellent copy.
This is a first edition (later printing, as ads are from 1905) collection of letters between Robert Louis Stevenson's mother and her sister, written during Mrs. Stevenson's South Seas voyages with her son and family. 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. (Prideaux A-25). Very good. Item #3131