New York: Scribner's, 1906. First American Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Cloth. Pastedown on spine. Frontispiece and photographic plates. 340 pp.
Minor shelf wear. Bookplate inside front cover. An excellent copy.
This is a first American edition collection of letters written by Robert Louis Stevenson's mother from Samoa between 1891-95. This period covers Robert Louis Stevenson's final years and death, during which Mrs. Stevenson lived on the island with him. 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-28). Very good. Item #3135