Prayers; Written at Vailima. Robert Louis STEVENSON.
Prayers; Written at Vailima

Prayers; Written at Vailima

Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1973. First Edition. Hardcover miniature (6.1 x 4.8cm). pp. (xl), (62), [2, blank] + publisher's note loosely inserted. Headpiece decorations throughout, one wood engraving by Mary Kuper. Quarter grey paper spine with lettering in orange; orange paper covered boards with decoration on the front cover in a contrasting darker shade of orange; red headband silk; grey endpapers. One of 500 copies.

Light foxing on the spine and edges of the text block; an otherwise tidy copy. Item #1351

'Prayers' was Stevenson's last work which he wrote between 1890 and 1894 at his home and final place of residence in Vailima, Samoa. Published together for the first time, this volume includes twenty devotions, an introduction by Stevenson's wife, Frances Matilda Van de Grift Osbourne Stevenson and a note by Ellen Shaffer, curator of the Silverado Museum. Printed and bound by Saul and Lillian Marks at the Plantin Press . Bradbury, 20th Cent. US Miniature Books, No. 2822.

Price: $120.00

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