Item #64482 Island Nights' Entertainments. Consisting of The Beach of Falesa, The Bottle Imp, The Isle of Voices. Robert Louis STEVENSON, Balfour.
Island Nights' Entertainments. Consisting of The Beach of Falesa, The Bottle Imp, The Isle of Voices.
Island Nights' Entertainments. Consisting of The Beach of Falesa, The Bottle Imp, The Isle of Voices.
Island Nights' Entertainments. Consisting of The Beach of Falesa, The Bottle Imp, The Isle of Voices.

Island Nights' Entertainments. Consisting of The Beach of Falesa, The Bottle Imp, The Isle of Voices.

London: Cassell & Company, 1893. [South-Sea Novellas] FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with hand-corrected price on page facing half-title. Octavo (21 x 15cm), pp.xii; 277 [19]. Advertisements dated 3.93. With 28 illustrated plates, including a colour map and a frontispiece. Publisher's light blue grained cloth, with gilt titles and decoration to spine and upper. Floral-patterned endpapers; fore and lower edges untrimmed. No inscriptions, contents clean, some spotting to edges, area of sunning to upper cover; generally a very good copy. A rollicking collection of illustrated stories with a tropical island theme, including the classic tale The Bottle Imp. Earliest issue such as this issues feature the hand-corrected price [p.ii]. A source book/inspiration for Ian Fleming when writing his own children's adventure Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1964). Item #64482

Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [1972]. Prideaux; A Bibliography of the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson (1917). [item 38] p.85-86. Grolier Club Exhibition Catalogue [138]. Gilbert, Jon. Ian Fleming: The Bibliography, p.628.

Price: £120.00

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