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A Footnote To History

By Stevenson, Robert Louis




An affair which might be deemed worthy of a note of a few lines in any general history has been here expanded to the size of a volume or large pamphlet. The smallness of the scale, and the singularity of the manners and events and many of the characters, considered, it is hoped that, in spite of its outlandish subject, the sketch may find readers. It has been a task of difficulty. Speed was essential, or it might come too late to be of any service to a distracted country.


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A Footnote to History.

STEVENSON, Robert Louis

1892. Cassell & Company, Limited. 1892. 8vo. Sometime finely bound by Sickles in in full sage crushed morocco, t.e.g., with gilt-titled spine with dark strapwork around the bands extending onto the covers, the covers with outer corners ornamented with gilt roses and vines the petals onlaid in red and with central gilt monogram, fancy dentelles and green silk endpapers, Original cloth spine and cover bound in rear.; pp. vi + 322 + [2] + [16, ads.], map of Samoa to frontispiece; a handsome copy. First edition. An account of of the troubles in Samoa in the 1880s, a complex conflict of native and foreign interests in which Stevenson, then a resident of Samoa, became so deeply involved that he was threatened with deportation.

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A FOOTNOTE TO HISTORY

Stevenson, Robert Louis

1892. Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa. London, Paris & Melbourne: Cassell & Company, 1892. 16 pp ads dated May 1892. Original dark green cloth. First Edition (English -- published on the same day as the American) of this account of "eight years of trouble" between the natives and the foreigners on the island of Upolu (Samoa), where Stevenson then lived -- due to his worldwide search for air suitable for his lungs. The Tauchnitz edition of this work was destroyed by order of the German government, due to the "unfavorable" descriptions of German activities in the area. This is a fine copy. Beinecke (Yale) 566; Princeton 51.

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A Footnote to History - Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa.

STEVENSON, Robert Louis.

Cassell, London., 1892. First edition. Octavo. pp viii, 322, [16] adverts dated "5.92". Frontispiece map. Original green cloth. Spine a little bruised at tail. Endpapers and edges spotted. Very good indeed.

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A Foot Note to History. Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa.

Stevenson, Robert Louis

1892. First Edition. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1892. 19cm x 12.5cm. viii, (2) 322 (12) pages. Original Hardcover. Gilt lettering on spine (slightly faded) and front board. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Inscription (pencil and ink) on end paper. Minor inscription (pencil) on rear paste down. Includes for Example: The Sorrows of Laupepa (1883-1888)/ The Battle of Matautu (1888)/ Last exploits of Becker/ The Samoan Camps/ Affairs of Laulii and Fangalii/ "Furor Consularis"/ The Hurricane 1889/ Laupepa and Mataafa, 1889-1892.

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A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa

Robert Louis Stevenson

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A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa

Stevenson, Robert Louis

London, Paris & Melbourne: Cassell & Company, Limited, 1892. 322+ pages, 8vo. Bound in original green cloth with gilt lettering along spine. Includes 8 pages of publisher's advertisements at rear of volume. Includes map as frontis. Shelfwear: scuffing along edges and cover boards, spine is cocked to right, heavy foxing, light taning. Tightly bound, no marks. Volume is in Very Good-minus condition.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa

Robert Louis Stevenson

2015-08-11. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Robert Louis Stevenson

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A FOOTNOTE TO HISTORY. Eight years of trouble in Samoa.

Robert Louis Stevenson

London: Cassel, 1892. Un volume (20 cm) di VIII-322-(16) pagine, con una carta geografica in antiporta. In lingua inglese. Firma di possesso alla pagina di occhiello. Tela editoriale con titolo dorato al dorso, qualche fioritura al taglio, ma ottime condizioni. First Edition, Third Thousand (10-9-92). “ A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa is an 1892 historical non-fiction work by Robert Louis Stevenson describing the contemporary Samoan Civil War. Stevenson arrived in Samoa in 1889 and built a house at Vailima. He quickly became passionately interested, and involved, in the attendant political machinations. These involved the three colonial powers battling for control of Samoa – America, Germany and Britain – and the indigenous factions struggling to preserve their ancient political system. The book covers the period from 1882 to 1892” (W).

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A Footnote to History

Robert Louis Stevenson

ReadHowYouWant, 2006-10-01. Paperback. Good.

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Robert Louis Stevenson

2007-11-09. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Robert Louis Stevenson

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A Footnote to History.

STEVENSON, Robert Louis.

London:: Cassell and Company,, 1892.. First edition.. original green cloth.. Bookplate to pastedown; light wear to extremities; but a bright, attractive copy.. 8vo,. Beinecke 566.

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Robert Louis Stevenson

2009-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Robert Louis Stevenson

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Robert Louis Stevenson

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A Footnote to History : Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa

Stevenson, Robert Louis

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1907. Reprint. 8vo. Cloth. 322 p. In the late 1880s Stevenson wandered the Pacific and eventually settled in the Samoan Islands. In 1890 he purchased four hundred acres of land in Upolu. His estate was named Vailima, or Five Rivers. He became involved in local politics, and was convinced the European officials appointed to rule the natives were incompetent -- after much effort to assist the natives, he wrote A Footnote to History, a strongly worded protest that resulted in the recall of two officials. Edgewear and fading to boards, and one small tear to cloth on edge of front board. Internally clean and tight. Very good.. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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A Footnote to History

Stevenson, Robert Louis

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1892. First American Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 8vo; original green gilt stamped cloth; x + 322pp. + ads. Tiny previous owner's book label. A very sharp copy.

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FOOTNOTE TO HISTORY

STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS

1892. STEVENSON, Robert Louis. A FOOTNOTE TO HISTORY. Eight years of trouble in Samoa. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1892. First American edition. 8vo, green cloth; x + 322pp. + ads. Ink signature. Slight skewing, darkening at spine, minor rubbing at boards. This tight copy is about very good.

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A Foot Note to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa

Stevenson, Robert Louis

Charles Scribner's Sons, 1892. (1st) Slightly smaller, heavier book, olive-green cloth with black border and flower designs at front covers, elaborate leafy border around title and author in bright gilt at top front, lettering dulled and rubbed on spine, 322 lightly browned pages and advertisements. Front and back covers very slightly browned, spine slightly browned, very slight surface wear to tips, microtears and micronicks along spine edges. Fair.. First Edition. Cloth. Fair.

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A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa, Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin & The Master of Ballantrae

Stevenson, Robert Louis

Throne Classics. Hardcover. 9353839513 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa, Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin & The Master of Ballantrae

Stevenson, Robert Louis

Prince Classics. Hardcover. 9353856051 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa, Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin & The Master of Ballantrae

Stevenson, Robert Louis

Prince Classics. PAPERBACK. 9353856043 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa, Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin & The Master of Ballantrae

Stevenson, Robert Louis

Throne Classics. PAPERBACK. 9353839505 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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A Foot Note to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

viii+322+[12 ad] pages with map. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5 1/4") bound in original publisher's green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and cover and black vignetted rectangle surrounding lettering to cover. First American edition. Fascinating not only as an account of Colonial skulduggery and duplicity but also as a background to Stevenson's great South Seas tales – "The Beach of Falesa" and The Ebb-Tide – this is possibly his most unjustly neglected book. The book covers the period 1882 to 1892 and even-handedly analyses the "elements of discord", both native and foreign, before pitching in to current events. Stevenson arrived in Samoa in 1889, and his on the spot involvement gives the narrative the immediacy of front-line journalism, which is precisely what it is. The events of more than a century ago come alive again from the very first sentence: "The story I have to tell is still going on as I write […. ] it is a piece of contemporary history in the most exact sense." (RLS website) Condition: Some soiling, corners bumped and rubbed, moderately rubbed spine with gilt dulled else about very good.

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A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa

Robert Louis Stevenson

BiblioLife, 2009-02-11. Hardcover. Good.

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A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa & Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin

Stevenson, Robert Louis

Prince Classics. Hardcover. 9353856515 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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A Footnote to History (Large Print Edition)

Robert Louis Stevenson

BiblioLife, 2008-08-18. Large type edition. Hardcover. Good.

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A Footnote To History - Eight Years Of Trouble In Samoa

Robert Louis Stevenson

Hamlin Press, 2011-06-22. Paperback. Good.

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A Footnote to History

Robert Louis Stevenson

BiblioLife, 2008-08-18. Hardcover. Good.

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A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa & Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin

Stevenson, Robert Louis

Prince Classics. PAPERBACK. 9353856507 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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A Footnote to History

Robert Louis Stevenson

Kessinger Publishing, 2004-06. Paperback. Good.

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A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa

Stevenson, Robert Louis

Throne Classics. Hardcover. 9353832756 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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A Footnote to History

Robert Louis Stevenson

Read How You Want, 2006-10-01. Paperback. Used:Good.

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Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa

Robert Louis Stevenson

University of Hawaii Press, 1996-07-01. Paperback. Used:Good.

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A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa

Stevenson, Robert Louis

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1911. Original maroon gilt cloth with gilt foreedge and ads in back. A superb copy, unmarked and tight.. First American Edition. Hardcover. Fine. 12mo.

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A Footnote to History

Robert Louis Stevenson

ReadHowYouWant, 2006-10-01. Paperback. Good.

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A Footnote to History Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa

Stevenson, Robert Louis

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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A Footnote to History

Stevenson, Robert Louis

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa

Stevenson, Robert Louis

Throne Classics, 2019-08-15. Hardcover. VeryGood. 8.7402 inches 5.7874 inches. Minor wear.

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A Footnote to History

Robert Louis Stevenson

ReadHowYouWant, 2007-11-28. Paperback. Used:Good.

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A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa

Stevenson, Robert Louis

Prince Classics. Hardcover. 9389414768 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa

Stevenson, Robert Louis

Throne Classics. PAPERBACK. 9353832748 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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A Footnote to History

Robert Louis Stevenson

ReadHowYouWant, 2007-11-28. Paperback. Good.

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A Footnote to History

Robert Louis Stevenson

Kessinger Publishing, 2004-06-01. Paperback. Used:Good.

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A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa

Stevenson, Robert Louis

Throne Classics, 2019-08-15. Hardcover. VeryGood. 8.7402 inches 5.7874 inches.

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A Footnote to History

Robert Louis Stevenson

ReadHowYouWant, 2007-12-12. Paperback. Good.

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A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa (Dodo Press)

Robert Louis Stevenson

Dodo Press, 2007-11-09. Paperback. Good.

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A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa

Stevenson, Robert Louis

New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1911. 322 pages, 12mo. No DJ. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering along spine. Shelfwear: light scuffing along edges and covers, previous owner's name and date on front endpaper, light tanning along page edges. Otherwise, volume is tightly bound, no marks. Volume is in Very Good-plus condition.. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa (Dodo Press)

Robert Louis Stevenson

Dodo Press, 2007-11-09. Paperback. Used:Good.

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