London: C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1, Paternoster Square, 1881. First Edition, First Impression, First Issue. Hardcover. Octavo, original orange cloth, lettering and ornaments in black and gold on spine, ornamental borders in black at top and bottom of front panel, double rules in black at top and bottom of rear panel, black endpapers. 296 pp + 32 pp publisher's catalogue at rear, dated 8.80. The first issue, with "C. Kegan Paul & Co." at base of spine and the 32-page catalogue at the rear dated 8.80 (August, 1880). Large, attractive bookplate on inner front cover "Ex Libris Michael Peto of Iford Manor, Wiltshire & Somerset"; with a depiction of a sailing ship, a train on a causeway and Iford Manor in front profile. Hairline crack to inner front hinge, spine panel a bit faded as usual, corners a bit soft; a bright, very good, attractive copy. Beinecke 70. Very Good. Item #311385
¶ The first collection of Stevenson’s essays.