Item #1223 Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Robert Louis Stevenson.
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Early Copy of Jekyll and Hyde in Original Cloth

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde

London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1886. Second edition. Original cloth over boards. Duodecimo[viii], 141 pages [1 ad]. Very Good. Bound in orange cloth over boards with floral-patterned endpapers, upper board titled in black. Some mild stains to cloth, minor extremity bumps. Prior owner name and date on front free endpaper.

Stevenson gained world-wide success with this defining tale of Gothic horror, which explores dual personalities and the problem of evil. Such was the impact of this story that term "Jekyll and Hyde" is cemented in the popular lexicon.

According to his stepson, Stevenson wrote the first draft in three days. The book was published in early January, 1886, and sold some 40,000 copies within the first six months. This is second edition, as stated on the title page.

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