Hard Cover. London: Chatto & Windus, 1913. Limited. Near Fine.
Limited edition, one of 500 copies printed on handmade paper. Finely bound by Bumpus of Oxford in full black morocco with five raised bands to spine, three triple-rules in gilt to each board, compartments triple-ruled in gilt, contemporary owner's name in gilt to front board, gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt, black silk marker present. A near fine copy with a split to leather at spine head neatly repaired, light offsetting to endpapers, text block extremely bright and clean, with a gift inscription addressed to Walter Parratt, an English organist and composer, including a hand-drawn excerpt from a piece of oboe music. This work collects into one volume all of Stevenson's poetry published during his lifetime. Although most known for his longer works of prose, which include Treasure Island (1883) and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1886), Stevenson published four collections of poetry in total, which are all included in this book. A native of Scotland, Stevenson wrote some of his poetry in the Scots language, included in the collection Underwoods.