STEVENSON Robert Louis (Balfour) St Ives: Being the Adventures of a French Prisoner in England
William Heinemann 1898
original cloth, spine bumped and a trifle chipped, occasional spotting and dust-soiling, good. an essay in picaresque fiction, reciting the adventures of a French prisoner of war in Edinburgh Castle and after his escape; the first thirty chapers of ‘St Ives’ were dictated by RLS to his step-daughter and amanuensis, Isobel Strong, at intervals between January 1893 and October 1894. The book was completed by Arthur Quiller-Couch; first edition; 312 pages;