THE SILVERADO SQUATTERS. London: Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1883. Octavo, pp. [1-8]  2-254 [[255: printer's imprint] [256: blank] + 32-page publisher's catalogue dated "October, 1883" inserted at rear, inserted frontispiece with tissue guard, original pictorial gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and brown, publisher's monogram stamped in brown on rear panel, top edge untrimmed, fore-edge rough trimmed, slate endpapers. First edition. "Fourteen delightful essays resulting from the author's dwelling high on the side of Mount St. Helena by the entrance to an abandoned silver mine. It contains one of the author's finest sketches, many times reprinted, "The Sea Fogs." - Leslie E. Bliss, Zamarano Eighty 71. "Stevenson spent a year in California, long enough to win his bride and improve his health, culminating in a short honeymoon on the shoulder of Mount St. Helena. From that year came a book, THE SILVERADO SQUATTERS, his transmutation of their sojourn at the abandoned Silverado mine in Napa County, and essays on Monterey and San Francisco which are some of the best things ever written about those places ... Volumes and libraries have been written about California, and yet none holds more essential truth than Stevenson's few pages. His account of their sojourn in Napa County is the classic account of that place and time." - Powell, California Classics, pp. 163-174. Powell, California Classics no. 14. Howes S980. Prideaux, p. 24. Touch of rubbing to cloth at spine ends, corner tips, and along outer joints, but a fine copy. A beautiful copy and quite uncommon in such superb condition. (#156230).
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