London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1886. [Classic Strange Tale] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (17 x 11cm), pp.; 141; , blank. In contemporary full limp leather with gilt titles and rules to spine, covers bordered in blind, plain blue endpapers, edges speckled red. Ownership Harry Hargreave Fawcett (two discreet stamps), trivial handling. A fine copy. The classic mystery crime novel/ horror story (or 'Crawler' as Stevenson called it), inspired by the case of the Edinburgh body snatchers Burke and Hare, was written in just three days, although it was shelved by the author for three years as he considered it too disturbing for publication. "Jekyll and Hyde" is a chilling masterpiece work; a brilliantly suggestive, resonant study of human duality by a natural storyteller. Item #51300
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