Two Mediaeval Tales, Limited Editions Club (1930) & La Porte De Maletroit, Allen Press (1952), both by Robert Louis Stevenson

In the recent Books and Vines review of Robert Louis Stevenson’s New Arabian Nights, subscriber Don Floyd mentions the fact that two stories contained therein, A Lodging for the Night and The Sire de Malatroit’s Door, were also presented by the Limited Editions Club (LEC) as the sixth book of their first series (1929-1930), published as Two Mediaeval Tales. It so happens that Books and Vines contributor … Continue reading Two Mediaeval Tales, Limited Editions Club (1930) & La Porte De Maletroit, Allen Press (1952), both by Robert Louis Stevenson

New Arabian Nights, by Robert Louis Stevenson, Limited Editions Club, 1976

New Arabian Nights, written in 1882, is a collection of short stories from Robert Louis Stevenson. It contains a number of stories that were published in magazines from 1877-1880, representing Stevenson’s first published fiction (A Lodging for the Night was the first and is included in this collection). Critically, Stevenson’s short stories are often considered amongst his best work, and are significantly influential in the history of English … Continue reading New Arabian Nights, by Robert Louis Stevenson, Limited Editions Club, 1976

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson, Hand & Eye Letterpress

{Ed. Note: 12/21/2011, added some photo’s of the Limited Edition Club editions of Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Scroll to the bottom to see these.} Being a huge fan of Robert Louis Stevenson, I was very excited to run across a charming new limited edition of his Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde published by Hand & Eye Letterpress of London. I say … Continue reading Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson, Hand & Eye Letterpress

A Child’s Garden of Verses, Robert Louis Stevenson, Limited Editions Club

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) is one of history’s greatest writers whose works are amongst the most read in the world today.  While in the intellectual craziness of the twentieth century his literary reputation waned, works such as Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde ensured that sanity would  prevail and Stevenson would again be critically recognized for his immense contribution … Continue reading A Child’s Garden of Verses, Robert Louis Stevenson, Limited Editions Club