Dead Man's Chest Travels After Robert Louis Stevenson
London, Boston: Faber and Faber, (1987). First Edition. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. 8vo. Pp. xi, , 366. Family tree. Titles for further reading. Index. Bound in full tan cloth with black lettering on spine. Leaves are tanned, a condition of the inferior paper stock. In the color-illustrated dust jacket, price intact on front flap. Very Good+ / Fine. Item #6435 The dust jacket is a colorful collage of ephemera designed by Dan Fern. Dust jacket is now housed in a removable, clear archival sleeve.
First edition of the author's first book. "A keen Stevensonian," (dust jacket copy), Rankin followed Stevenson's wide-flung peregrinations, from Edinburgh to Lower Manhattan to Apia, presenting his current observations on place and culture with excerpts from Stevenson's writing. The result is a lively biography.
The dust jacket is a colorful collage of ephemera designed by Dan Fern. Dust jacket is now housed in a removable, clear archival sleeve..