Catriona. A Sequel to "Kidnapped." Being Memoirs of the Further Adventures of David Balfour at Home and Abroad

STEVENSON, Robert Louis.
London: Cassell, 1893.
First English edition.
Octavo, original navy blue cloth lettered in gilt, patterned endpapers, top edges rough cut. Spine gilt a tad faded, extremely minor foxing to verso of front free endpaper, else fine.

Catriona was first published under the title David Balfour in "Atalanta' [Magazine], December, 1892, to September, 1893. Mrs. Stevenson explains why it was renamed: After the publication of David Balfour, it was found that many English people were confused by the two names, thinking that, as Kidnapped was the story of David Balfour, there must only be one book with a double title. For that reason in England the name of the sequel was changed to Catriona, causing some of my husband's American readers to imagine that one more book has been published here than in America. [Beinecke 588].

Price: $450.00
SKU: 17105
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