New Arabian Nights - Robert Louis Stevenson 1976 - The Limited Editions Club, Connecticut A bright, handsome edition of Robert Louis Stevenson’s earliest collection of stories with illustrations by Clark Hutton.

Originally featured in publications such as the
London Magazine during the 1870s, and first published in book form in 1882. The title is an allusion to the collection of tales, One Thousand an One Nights, stories that Stevenson had previously read and liked. Although Stevenson’s stories were set in contemporary Europe, he stylistically drew on the nested structure of the Arabian tales in creating his own collection.
  Stories in this collection include ‘The Suicide Club, ‘The Pavilion on the Links’, and ‘A Lodging for the Night’, among others.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish novelist, essayist and travel writer, best known for
Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and and Mr Hyde.

Born in London, Clarke Hutton was a much admired book illustrator, who began working in stage design before deciding to become an artist. He is best known for his illustrations in the 1956 Puffin edition of the classic children’s book,
The Circus is Coming, and for his delightfully atmospheric lithographs in A Picture History of Great Discoveries, a children’s history of exploration.

References: Menikoff, ‘
New Arabian Nights: Stevenson’s experiment in fiction’ Nineteenth Century Literature 1990. Balfour, The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson 1901. Merivale Editions, web. Eccleshare, ‘Discover the World’ The Guardian 2008.

pp. xv [1] 246 [2].
  Condition: Fine in near fine case with just a little rubbing to its corners.   Ref: 101364   Price: HK$ 1,200