Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
London: Longman, Green, and Co., 1886. 8vo., , 141, [1 blank], [1 ads], [1 blank] pp. Original red and blue printed wrappers with the original date of 1885 altered to 1886 [by the printer]. Ads for Longmans Magazine on inner front wrapper, ads for G.J. Whyte Melvilles works on inner rear wrapper, and ads for The Dynamiter &c. &c. on rear wrapper. Red slipcase. Upper wrapper has completely detached, the wrappers and endpapers on both sides has been stained with red ink and water, edges are blackened, internally bright; good. First English edition. Published on January 9, 1886, four days after the American edition. Longmans had planned to publish earlier but feared it would get lost in the Christmas stalls, this is evident on the original wrapper where the date has been corrected. The first draft of Stevensons classic Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was written after a feverish nightmare. When his wife Fanny wasnt happy with the story, Stevenson cast it into the fire and rewrote it. Beinecke 349.
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