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1886 The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1st Edition

Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $2,900.00

First edition of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by R.L. Stevenson. Published by in 1886 by Longmans, Green and Company, London. Original wraps, printed in blue and red, 141 pages. Note: This is the first issue in the salmon wrappers ( faded ) with the covers reattached (very professionally executed). Overall in extremely fine condition, especially for a book of this age issued in wrappers. Perfectly flat, with bright clean covers and interior pages. Original tissue wrappers still present. This is a very attractive and rare first edition of one of literature's most enduring gothic novel classics. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, which tells the story of Dr. Jekyll's well-intentioned experiments on himself that expose the very different aspects of his personality, has become a staple of popular culture. The book is presented in a professionally bound slipcase. Ex-Sr. Webster Collection. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $2,900.00


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