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.
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.
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