1911 1st edition; "Biographical Edition"; Charles Scribner's Sons publishers, New York; smaller leather bound with gilt stamp decor and lettering on cover and spine; has wear to edges and minor fading to spine - see pics; a few words written inside page, otherwise clean unmarked pages; very small cut to upper edge of first few pages; overall good condition with minor issues.
A collection of essays by Robert Louis Stevenson. Contents include: Preface by Mrs Robert Louis Stevenson - Lay morals - Father Damien - The Pentland Rising - The Day After Tomorrow - College Papers - Criticisms - Sketches - The Great North Road - The Young Chevalier - Heathercat.
Preface (by Ms. Stevenson) -
"In our long voyage on the yacht Casco, we visited many islands; I believe on every one we found the scourage of leprosy. In the Marquesas there was a regular leper settlement, though the persons living there seemed free to wander where they wished, fishing on the beach, or visiting friends in the villages..."