First edition of The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson, published in London in 1889.
Octavo, 332pp. Three-quarter brown morocco. Four raised bands, title in gilt on spine. Matching marbled paper boards and endpapers. All edges gilt. An early issue of the first edition, with the “l” missing from “should” on the footnote of page 41. Includes half-title. Previous ownership bookplate affixed to front free endpaper. Solid text block, faint foxing to fore edge and endpapers, lightly bumped corners. Lacking the publisher’s ads at the rear. A well-presenting example.