Item #18666 STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE. Robert Louis Stevenson.

STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1886. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-138 [139-152: ads], original printed yellow wrappers printed in black. First edition. The Scribner edition was published 5 January 1886, four days before the British edition published by Longmans, Green. 4200 copies were printed of which 3000 were issued in paper wrappers and 1200 issued green cloth. "... a Faustian moral fable which takes the form of a tale of mystery and horror. It precedes Oscar Wilde's THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY (1891), which in some respects resembles it, by five years, and is the prototype of all stories of multiple personality, transformation and possession; in some respects it is also a tale of drug dependency." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 1165. "A classic in the genre, it has been historically one of the most important stories in late Victorian literature." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2094. "... one of the supreme works of horror literature, setting the pattern for and influencing as many imitations as DRACULA." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 402-03. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone volume. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-141; (1981) 1-153; (1987) 1-86; (1995) 1-86; and (2004) II-1086. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 167. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-93. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1532. Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror, pp. 310-11. Cawthorn and Moorcock: Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 15. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 725. Jones and Newman (eds), Horror: 100 Best Books 17. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, pp. 1834-39. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2184-89. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-230. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 456. Bleiler (1978), p. 186. Reginald 13663. Beinecke 346. Mild rubbing to edges, small triangular chip to lower right front corner of cover, slight loss to left corner at base of spine panel, a very good or somewhat better copy. An unsophisticated copy of the uncommon wraps edition. Enclosed in a customer cloth tray case. (18666). Item #18666

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