250
250
(Stevenson, Robert Louis)
Estimate
1,5002,500
LOT SOLD. 4,800 USD
JUMP TO LOT
250
(Stevenson, Robert Louis)
Estimate
1,5002,500
LOT SOLD. 4,800 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Fine Books and Manuscripts Including A Private Collection of Historical Hawaiiana

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(Stevenson, Robert Louis)

Robert Louis Stevenson: Fifteen Photographs Taken in Hawaii and Samoa (title taken from label on portfolio cover).  New York: Kenneth Alexander, [ca. 1926]

15 gelatin silver photographs (sheet size: 12 x 10 in.; 305 x 253 mm; image size varies), unbound as issued, printed captions affixed to versos, printed contents leaf; minimal soiling.  Publisher's half cloth portfolio, printed label; some wear and minor soiling, ribbon ties not present.  Half calf gilt folding case, marbled sides.


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Literature

Beinecke 1391; Princeton 68

Catalogue Note

Number 33 of 50 sets for Great Britain (of a whole edition of 150?).  Scarce.

This collection of beautifully printed photographs includes images of RLS with Queen Liliuokalani and  King Kalakaua in the palace and at a luau.  There are also images of Stevenson with friends in Honolulu, of a portrait bust of him done in Honolulu, and of three important letters.

The contents leaf, signed by Alexander, states that all plates were destroyed.

Fine Books and Manuscripts Including A Private Collection of Historical Hawaiiana

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New York