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The Silverado Squatters

By Stevenson, Robert Louis




Robert Louis Stevenson wrote The Silverado Squatters as the travel memoir of his honeymoon in California's Napa Valley in 1880. He and his new wife Fanny Vandegrift were unable to pay 10 dollars a week for a local hotel room, so they spent their unconventional honeymoon living in a bunkhouse in an abandoned mining camp named "Silverado". Squatting there for two months of a California summer, they installed makeshift cloth windows and hauled water from a close-by stream. The area they stayed in is now called The Robert Louis Stevenson State Park.


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The Silverado Squatters

STEVENSON, Robert Louis (1850–1894).

London: Chatto & Windus, 1883. 8vo., (7 4/8 x 5 inches). 32-page publisher’s catalogue dated October 1883 at end. Sepia frontispiece. Original sage-green cloth decorated and lettered in sepia and gold; preserved in a green morocco backed slipcase and chemise. Provenance: with the bookplate of James S. Copley on the front paste-down of each volume, his sale, Sotheby’s New York “Magnificent American, Historical Documents”, 10th May 2011, lot 1059. First edition, first issue, with the word “His” omitted on next to last line of page 140. Stevenson rashly emigrated to America to be reunited with his lover Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne in August of 1879. “For the sake of economy and to collect material for a book he sailed from Glasgow to New York by the emigrant ship “Devonia”, describing his experiences in “The Amateur Emigrant”, part 1 (abridged, 1895; unabridged, 1966). He made a nightmare journey by emigrant train across America to San Francisco and then down the coast to Monterey, where Fanny was living with her children; it is described in part 2 (published in “Across the Plains”, 1892)... The hardships of the journey and the poverty that he endured wrecked Stevenson's health, and he was ill for much of the time. He broke down completely in March 1880 and came very near death, having the first of the haemorrhages from the lung that plagued the rest of his life. Fanny, who had obtained a divorce from Osbourne in December, took him into her home and nursed him devotedly... Stevenson and Fanny were married in San Francisco on 19 May 1880. They spent their honeymoon in an abandoned mining camp on the slopes of Mount St Helena, overlooking the Napa valley, experiences later described [as here] in “The Silverado Squatters” (1884)” (Ernest Mehew for DNB). Cowan, p. 615; Howes S980. Catalogued by Kate Hunter.

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The Silverado Squatters.

STEVENSON, Robert Louis (1850-1894).

London: Chatto and Windus, 1883. 8vo., (7 ¾ x 5 ½ inches). Half-title, list of books by the same author. Sepia-toned frontispiece (occasional spotting and browning throughout). Original sage-green cloth decorated and lettered in sepia and gold (extremities bumped, spine lightly faded). Provenance: With the bookplate of Michael Sadleir to the front pastedown. First edition, first issue, with the word "His" omitted on next to last line of page 140, but without the publisher's catalogue. Stevenson rashly immigrated to America to be reunited with his lover Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne in August of 1879. "For the sake of economy and to collect material for a book he sailed from Glasgow to New York by the emigrant ship "Devonia," describing his experiences in "The Amateur Emigrant," part 1 (abridged, 1895; unabridged, 1966). He made a nightmare journey by emigrant train across America to San Francisco and then down the coast to Monterey, where Fanny was living with her children; it is described in part 2 (published in "Across the Plains," 1892). The hardships of the journey and the poverty that he endured wrecked Stevenson's health, and he was ill for much of the time. He broke down completely in March 1880 and came very near death, having the first of the haemorrhages from the lung that plagued the rest of his life. Fanny, who had obtained a divorce from Osbourne in December, took him into her home and nursed him devotedly. Stevenson and Fanny were married in San Francisco on 19 May 1880. They spent their honeymoon in an abandoned mining camp on the slopes of Mount St Helena, overlooking the Napa valley, experiences later described [as here] in "The Silverado Squatters" (1884)" (Ernest Mehew for DNB). Cowan, p. 615; Howes S980..

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Silverado Squatters

Stevenson, Robert Louis

Charles Scribner's and Sons. Hardcover. 1895 1st ed. Maroon boards with Gold design on front book in great shape barely used pointed corners couple small spots on front gold top page edges . Very Good. 1895.

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The Silverado Squatters

Robert Louis Stevenson; Michael Kenna

San Francisco: The Arion Press, 1996. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Cloth with cork covered boards. This is copy 126 of 250 copies. Signed by Michael Kenna.

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SILVERADO SQUATTERS

Stevenson, Robert Louis [1850 - 1894]

London: Chatto and Windus, 1883. 1st book edition (Cowan II, p. 615; Prideaux, p. 24; Zamorano 80, #71). Blue cloth binding with gilt stamped title lettering to spine. Bevelled edges. TEG. Spine a bit faded, with light wear at the spine ends. Early pos to ffep. A VG+ copy.. [8], 254, [2] pp. Last page blank. No catalogue at rear. Inserted frontis by Joseph Strong. 8vo. The work Stevenson's travel memoir of his two-month honeymoon in 1880 to Napa Valley CA with Fanny Vandegrift, and her son, Lloyd Osbourne. A fascinating journal, which describes early aspects of valley life, Stevenson also herein documents, to a small degree, the budding California vinticulture business. One of Powell's 'California Classics'.

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The Silverado Squatters

Stevenson, Robert Louis

London: Chatto & Windus, 1883. First state with publisher's catalogue dated October, 1883 and "His" missing from last sentence on page 140. Original green cloth. 254, 32 pages. Frontispiece. Bookplate of Jacobus Bromley. Binding and text block completely separated. Front free endpaper, half-title, and frontispiece loose. Has some wear to binding, mainly to ends of spine and corners of boards. Some wrinkling to front panel. Has a couple of notes in pencil including "1st Edition, Original binding" on front paste-down. Contents solid. . First Edition. Good.

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THE SILVERADO SQUATTERS.

Stevenson, Robert Louis.

London: Chatto and Windus, 1883. First edition, second issue. Hardcover. Near fine. Original dark blue beveled cloth with spine title in gilt, octavo (5.5 x 7.75 inches), 254pp. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Frontispiece. Some occasional spotting, but near fine The charming account of Stevenson's sojourn on the slopes of Mount St. Helena at the head of the Napa Valley, during the summer of 1880. Prideaux notes that "The earliest issues of this book have inserted at the end a catalogue. . . dated October 1883, but some copies have a catalogue dated November 1887, showing that the first edition of the book was still in print so late as that year." This copy with no catalogue. The binding here is not described in Prideaux but is presumed to be a "remainder" binding. Cowan p. 615; Prideaux 9; Zamorano 80 #71.

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Silverado Squatters.

STEVENSON, Robert Louis.

London: Chatto and Windus,, 1883. Crown octavo (187 x 125 mm). Fine binding by Zaehnsdorf dated 1911 in dark green full calf, triple red morocco labels, raised bands, spine elaborately tooled in gilt, raised bands, small red medallion onlay to each compartment, sides with triple fillet border gilt and red morocco medallion with monogram RS enclosed within arabesqued lozenge centrepiece, top edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles, copper effect doublures, green endpapers. Spine evenly faded to tan, front joint a little tender, two small adhesive stains to front board. An excellent copy. First edition, first issue with "his" omitted on the last but one line p. 140. Bound without the publisher's adverts. With the spine and front panel of the original cloth bound in at rear. Slater p. 34.

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The Silverado Squatters

Stevenson, Robert Louis

London: Chatto & Windus, 1883. First edition. 254pp. Octavo [19.5 cm] Original decorative green cloth with gilt stamped titles on the backstrip. Volume has been resewn with new marbled pastedowns and endsheets added. Backstrip shows some sunning. Internally clean. Thirty-two page Chatto and Windus catalog at the rear. Catalog is dated October, 1883. Howes S980. Zamorano 71.

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The Silverado squatters.

STEVENSON, Robert Louis.

London: Chatto and Windus, Picadilly, 1883. 8vo. [8], 256 pp., plus [2], 32 pp. publisher’s catalogue dated October, 1883. Sepia-tinted frontisp., by Joseph D. Strong, Stevenson’s son-in-law, preserving tissue guard. Sage-green pictorial publisher’s cloth, illustrations of forest and mining tools in brown, w/ gilt decoration, brown decorated borders, gilt lettering & brown illust. on spine, dark brown clay-sized endpapers (very minor fraying & wear to head of spine, rubbing to foot of spine, very minor bumping to couple corners, old poster stamp at gutter margin on rear pastedown), still a VG bright unsophisticated copy, w/ former ownership markings on verso of ffep. First edition of this fascinating and harrowing account of Stevenson and his bride Fanny Vandegrift’s honeymoon trip to the derelict Silverado mining camp on the shoulder of Mount St. Helena where they squatted for two months in a California summer. Of special interest are the references and accounts of the nascent Napa Valley wine industry, and even visited the Schramsberg Winery of Jacob Schram who had been experimenting for 18 years. Howes, S980; Zamorano, 71; Prideaux, 9, pp. 22-23.

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The Silverado Squatters

Stevenson, Robert Louis

London: Chatto and Windus, 1883. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good+. 1883, First Edition, early issue, bound without publisher's catalog. Hardcover, blue cloth with beveled edges, gilt title, teg. Tissue-covered frontis. Very Good+. Spine cloth with trivial fading; minor scratching to boards; small rub/stain to bottom corner of front board. Contents fine, with edges still uncut; minor browning to endpapers; old, small catalog entry for this title affixed to fly leaf. A classic view of California from the pen of Stevenson.

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The Silverado Squatters

Stevenson, Robert Louis

London: Chatto and Windus. Hardback. First edition with "his" omitted on the last but one line p. 140 and the 32pp catalogue bound in. Half bound in black leather with raised bands, gilt titles and gilt borders and 1883 in gilt to tail of spine. Grey marl cloth to boards and leather corners, with gilt bordering edges of the cloth. Marbled endpapers. Frontis by Jos Strong. Stevenson's travel memoir of his two-month honeymoon trip with Fanny Vandegrif, and her son Lloyd Osbourne, at an abandoned mining camp on Mount Saint Helena, Napa Valley, California, in 1880. Minor nick to leather surface in top panel of spine but a bright, clean, square, tight copy of this very attractive first edition. Very good copy . Hardback. 1883.

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The Silverado Squatters

Robert Louis Stevenson

2002-08-27. 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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The Silverado Squatters

Stevenson, Robert Louis

London: Chatto & Windus. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Some rubbing to boards. Hinges cracked, binding tight. Previous owner's plate to front pastedown. Some browning within. 1883. First Edition. Olive hardback cloth cover with brown/gilt design. 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). 254pp + 32pp. Adverts dated October 1883. .

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The Silverado Squatters

Robert Louis Stevenson

IndyPublish, 2002-08-27. Paperback. Good.

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The Silverado Squatters: A Sojourn in Napa County, California, in the Summer of 1880 (Tauris Parke Paperbacks)

Robert Louis Stevenson

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The Silverado Squatters

Stevenson, Robert Louis

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1923. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Copy #331 of 380 copies; printed by John Henry Nash. Folio, original decorated cloth and printed paper label. Portrait and decorations by Howard Whitford Willard. Fragile spine chipped at top, with small loss, cracked along spine edge. Internally, a near fine copy in original slipcase worn along edges.

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The Silverado Squatters

Stevenson, Robert Louis

London: Chatto & Windus. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed with abrasion to spine. 1883. Second Edition. Black hardback cloth cover. 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). 254pp. 2nd impression without adverts. .

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The Silverado Squatters

Robert Louis Stevenson

IndyPublish, 2002-08-27. Paperback. Used:Good.

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The Silverado Squatters

Robert Louis Stevenson

2010-09-10. 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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The Silverado Squatters

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Robert Louis Stevenson

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The Silverado Squatters.

Stevenson, Robert Louis.

Folio. New York: Scribner’s, 1923. Folio, xii, 99, (1, colophon) pp. With woodcuts in the text throughout by H.W. Willard. Original decorated cloth and printed paper label in a matching slipcase. Label chipped, slipcase lightly worn else a fine, unopened copy. § Number 372 of 380 copies. Printed by John Henry Nash.

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The Silverado Squatters

Robert Louis Stevenson

2007-07-13. 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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The Silverado Squatters

Robert Louis Stevenson

2009-02-02. 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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The Silverado Squatters

Robert Louis Stevenson

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The Silverado Squatters

Robert Louis Stevenson

2016-06-25. 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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The Silverado Squatters

Robert Louis Stevenson

2008-10-22. 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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The Silverado Squatters: A Sojourn in Napa County, California, in the Summer of 1880 (Tauris Parke Paperbacks)

Robert Louis Stevenson

2010-01-09. 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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THE SILVERADO SQUATTERS

STEVENSON, Robert Louis

San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1952. 181 pages, octavo. Linen-backed blue decorated boards. Paper spine label. Original plain paper dust jacket. Custom jacket spine label. Reprint of 1883 first edition. Limited to 900 copies; the entire edition bought by Joseph A. Sullivan of Biobooks and sold by him. Blind-stamped "Biobooks 31" on last leaf. Zamorano 80, #71. GB 521. A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket.

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The Silverado Squatters

Robert Louis Stevenson

Wildside Press, 2004-08-01. Hardcover. Good.

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The Silverado Squatters

Stevenson, Robert Louis

Mercury House. PAPERBACK. 1562790978 New Condition. . New.

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The Silverado Squatters

Stevenson, Robert Louis

London: Chatto & Windus, 1901. Hardcover. Very Good. Reprint. Original dark blue buckram. 254 pages. Stevenson's travel memoir about his honeymoon with his American wife Fanny Vandegrift and her son in Napa Valley. Housed in a custom cloth box with RLS bookplate fixed inside. Head of spine frayed; external front hinge weak. Text block exceptionally bright and fresh, and square.

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The Silverado Squatters

Stevenson, Robert Louis

first edition thus. San Francisco, Grabhorn Press, 1952, first edition thus, dust jacket. Hardcover. Reprinted from the first edition of 1883. Some age to plain paper jacket, else fine.

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The Silverado Squatters

Stevenson, Robert Louis, introduction by Oscar Lewis

Ashland: Lewis Osborne. Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. 1972. Hardcover. Edition limited to 500 copies, this being number 412. Designed and printed by Sherwood and Katharine Grover at their Grace Hoper Press at Aptos, California. Line etchings by Kay Atwood from drawings after photographs of local scenes in the 1880s. Binding by Filmer Brothers-Taylor & Taylor. This was the copy of Melvin Calvin, with his signature and a date inside the front cover. Blue paper boards, white cloth spine, lettered in blue, contained within plain white dust wrapper, as issued. ; 7.5 x 10.5"; xiii, 115 pp; Lightly bumped lower right, dust wrapper is lightly soiled, toned and lightly silverfished at spine. .

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The Silverado Squatters - Across the Plains - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories : Vol. 6

Stevenson , Robert Louis

The Collier Press, 1/1/1912. Hardcover. Acceptable. . Ex-Library Rebound Hardcover with usual markings, stamps, stickers, pocket, etc.

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The Silverado Squatters

Robert Louis Stevenson

HardPress Publishing, 2010-01-29. Paperback. Good.

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The Silverado Squatters

Robert Louis Stevenson

Chatto & Windus, 1895. Hardcover. Good. 1895. 254 pages. No dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering. Rough cut page are lightly tanned and thumbed at the edges, with some creased corners and foxing. Binding has remained firm. Boards are mildly rub worn, with some light shelf wear to spine, edges and corners, corners are bumped. Slight crushing to spine ends. Tanning to spine and edges.

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The Silverado Squatters

Robert Louis Stevenson

BiblioLife, 2009-04-10. Hardcover. Good.

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The Silverado Squatters

Robert Louis Stevenson

BiblioLife, 2009-04-10. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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The Silverado Squatters

Robert Louis Stevenson

BiblioLife, 2009-04-10. Hardcover. Good.

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The Silverado Squatters

Robert Louis Stevenson

Chatto & Windus-London. Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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"The Silverado Squatters" (part two of serialization) in Century (December, 1883)

Stevenson, Robert Louis

New York: Century, 1883. Near fine in original wrappers with wear on the bottom of the spine.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

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"The Silverado Squatters" (part one of serialization) in Century (November, 1883)

Stevenson, Robert Louis

New York: Century, 1883. Near fine in original wrappers with wear on the spine extremities.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

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The Silverado Squatters

Robert Louis Stevenson

BiblioLife, 2009-04-10. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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The Silverado Squatters

Stevenson, Robert Louis

Mercury House. PAPERBACK. 1562790978 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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The Silverado Squatters

Robert Louis Stevenson

BiblioLife, 2009-01-28. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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The Silverado Squatters

Robert Louis Stevenson

TREDITION CLASSICS, 2012-12-12. Hardcover. Good.

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The Silverado Squatters

Robert Louis Stevenson

BiblioLife, 2009-01-28. Hardcover. Good.

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The Silverado Squatters

Robert Louis Stevenson

BiblioLife, 2009-04-10. Paperback. Good.

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