Stevenson, Robert Louis.
'VIRGINIBUS PUERISQUE' AND OTHER PAPERS.
H.B. Turner, Boston., 1902
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pp. ix, 256, +Plus frontis portrait and marginal illustrations. 12mo. 200mm. Publisher's maroon cloth binding with cover lettered and decorated with gilt leaf design. Cover designed by Theodore Brown Hapgood with monogram. Spine lettered and decorated similarly. Cover gilt is bright and spine gilt rubbed. Spine faded and rubbed. Corners sharp but frayed lightly. Bookplate on inside pastedown 'The Homestead Elizabeth Caivield Selden. Love Well The Hour And Let It Go.' Hardbound. Very Good+. Virginibus Puerisque (1881) was the first collection of Stevenson's essays. They are personal essays in the tradition of Lamb and Hazlitt, which were previously published in the prestigious Cornhill Magazine. NW59