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Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by  Robert Louis STEVENSON - 1st Edition - 1886 - from Houle Rare Books & Autographs (SKU: 229372)

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

by STEVENSON, Robert Louis

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First English edition, first issue. Thin octavo. One page of publisher's advertisements at beginning and 2 pages at end. Front wrapper printed in red and blue (with publication date altered from 1885 to 1886, as issued). Original beige wrappers bound in. 3/4 gilt stamped red morocco over red cloth, spine with raised bands and gilt stamped floral device within a gilt ruled compartment, covers ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. Fine. No signatures or bookplates.


Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson and first published in 1886. It is about a London lawyer who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr Henry Jekyll, and the misanthropic Mr Hyde. The work is known for its vivid portrayal of a split personality, split in the sense that within the same person there is both an apparently good and an evil personality each being quite distinct from the other.


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Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
STEVENSON, Robert Louis
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