Good. 1974 Hardcover First. 38 p. Originally a chapter in the book ed. of The Silverado squatters, published in 1883. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Faint, small sticker blemish on front endpaper, near fine condition thus. With Notes and Introduction by Brian McGinty. One of 950 copies printed at the Cranium Press. 38 pp.; cloth backed paper covered boards of decoratively patterned vine leaves by Brian Day; frontis portrait illus. of Stevenson. Gabler [I] 38080. The brief memoir comprising Napa Wine was first published in the expanded book edition of The Silverado Squatters printed in London by Chatto & Windus, 1883, having been omitted from the earlier serialization in Century Magazine. Gabler calls it " a significant literary account of the beginning of the Napa Valley Wine industry, " and quotes Stevenson's " the smack of California earth shall linger in the palate of your grandson."
Fine in Near Fine jacket. First edition. Small quarto. 38pp. One of 950 copies. With notes and introduction by Brian McGinty. Includes prospectus. Fine, lacking the plain paper wrapper. Stevenson wrote about Napa wine after having honeymooned in St. Helena, California in 1880.
Fine w owner inscription else unmarked. A chapter from Silverado Squatters separately published as a press art book. with 2-color frontispiece portrait of the author. Illustrated prospectus laid in loose. Small handwritten dedication on ffep reads, "for Betty Christmas 1975 with love Trish and Ken." 5-1/4 x 7-3/4. 38 pp, notes, frontispiece.
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