Hard Cover. London: Cassell & Company, 1886. First Edition. Very Good.
First edition, first issue. Original publisher's red cloth, with the color map bearing a "Sketch of... the probable course of David Balfour's Wanderings" bound into the text in front of the title page, publisher's ads at rear dated "5.G.4.86." A very good copy, with some fading to the spine, extremities a bit rubbed, some soiling and a few small stains to the cloth; internally, some light scattered foxing, rear hinge starting, but a tight and sturdy copy, free of any repairs or restoration. Kidnapped is a historical fiction novel that is presented as the semi-autobiographical adventure tales of David Balfour, whose surname is Stevenson's mother's maiden name. The novel is set in the aftermath of the Scottish Jacobite uprisings and is loosely based around real characters and events. It is considered the sequel to the author's bestseller Treasure Island.