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Edinburgh | Thistle | Co-operative Publication Society | Biographical | Household (and other Bigelow/Scott editions) |  Manhattan |  Pentland | Medallion | Swanston |
New Century | (first) Vailima | (second) Vailima | (second) Thistle | Tusitala | Skerryvore | Waverley | South Seas | Lothian | Colinton | Balmoral |
Chatto-Longmans-Heinemann-Cassells volumes | Caledonia | Heron Books | Centenary

* printed here for the first time in book form

** printed here for the first time

1894 [-98] Edinburgh Edition (28 vols.)

London: Charles Baxter & Sidney Colvin on behalf of Robert Louis Stevenson (printed by Constable, distributed by Chatto & Windus). 

I. Miscellanies Vol. I: Picturesque Notes on Edinburgh / Memories and Portraits / 5 ‘additional Memories and Portraits’ from Across the Plains with Other Memories and Essays (Nov 1894)

II. Travels and Excursions, Vol. I: An Inland Voyage / Travels With a Donkey (Dec 1894)

III. Travels and Excursions, Vol. II: The Amateur Emigrant / Across the Plains / The Silverado Squatters / Monterey / San Francisco* (Jan 1895)

IV. Tales and Fantasies Vol. I: New Arabian Nights / Pavilion / Lodging / Malétroit / Providence (Feb 1895)

V. Miscellanies Vol. II: Familiar Studies of Men and Books (Mar 1895)

VI. Romances Vol. I: Treasure Island (Apr 1895)

VII. Tales and Fantasies Vol. II: The Dynamiter / The Story of a Lie (May 1895)

VIII. Tales and Fantasies Vol. III: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / The Merry Men and Other Tales (Jun 1895)

IX. Romances Vol. II: Prince Otto (Jul 1895)

X. Romances Vol. III: The Black Arrow (Aug 1895)

XI. Miscellanies Vol. III: Virginibus Puerisque / Later Essays: Fontainbleau, Realism*, Style*, Morality*, Books which have Influenced Me, Day after Tomorrow*, Letter to a Young Gentleman, Pulvis, Christmas Sermon, Damien (Sep 1895)

XII. Romances Vol. IV: Kidnapped (Oct 1895)

XIII. Romances Vol. V: Catriona (Nov 1895)

XIV. Poetry: A Child’s Garden of Verses / Underwoods / Ballads / Songs of Travel* (Dec 1895)

XV. Romances Vol. VI: The Master of Ballantrae (Jan 1896)

XVI. South Sea Yarns Vol. I: The Wrecker, vol. I (Mar 1896)

XVII. South Sea Yarns Vol. II: The Wrecker, vol. 2 (Mar 1896)

XVIII. Biography: Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin / Records of a Family of Engineers** (Apr 1896)

XIX. South Sea Yarns Vol. III: Island Nights' Entertainments / The Ebb-Tide (May 1896)

XX. Travels and Excursions, Vol. III: In the South Seas* (Jun 1896)

XXI. Miscellanies Vol. IV: Juvenilia and Other Papers –: Pentland** / Satirist** / Nuits** / Wreath** / Nurses** / A Character** / Edinburgh Students* / Modern Student* / Debating Societies* / Umbrellas* / Nomenclature* / Retrospect** / Cockermouth** / Roads* / Young Children* / Unpleasant Places* / Autumn Effect* / Carrick* / Forest Notes* / Mountain Town in France* / Lytton’s Fables* / Salvini’s* / Bagster’s* / Appeal to the Clergy / My First Book / Genesis of Ballantrae** / Rosa quo locorum** / Lay Morals** / Prayers** (Dec 1896)

XXII. Tales and Fantasies Vol IV: The Misadventures of John Nicholson / The Wrong Box / Fables (Feb 1897)

XXIII. Drama: Brodie Austin Guinea / Macaire (Apr 1897)

XXIV. Correspondence: Vailima Letters (Jun 1897)

XXV. History: Footnote to History / Letters to The Times etc.* / Letters to Young People* (Oct 1897)

XXVI. Romances Vol. VII: The Great North Road* / The Young Chevalier** / Heathercat** / Weir of Hermiston (Dec 1897)

XXVII. Romances Vol. VIII: St. Ives (May 1898)

XXVIII. Appendix: The Charity Bazaar / The Light-Keeper** / A New Form of Intermittent Light / On the Thermal Influence of Forests / Reflections and Remarks on Human Life** / The Ideal House** / Preface to The Master of Ballantrae** / Moral Emblems (facsimiles) / Moral Tales (facsimiles). (Jun 1898). This volume was also published separately as a limited edition with the title A Stevenson Medley, London: Chatto & Windus, 1898.

Other volumes were produced "uniform with the 'Edinburgh Edition'" (dark crimson buckram, top edge gilt, other untrimmed, pasted-on red and black spine label; red and black title page); An Object of Pity (Edinburgh, 1898), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson to his Family and Friends (2 vols, 1899), Balfour's Biography (2 vols, 1901), Prideaux' Bibliography (1903) and Hammerton's Stevensoniana (1910).


1895 [-99] ‘Thistle Edition’ (24 volumes; with additional volumes 25-7 added 1911-12: 27 volumes)

New York: Charles Scribners’ Sons.

The edition in its various versions lacks a general title and is called the ‘Thistle Edition’ only in its prospectuses (a name evoked, however, by thistle decorations on the cover). Each volume has a mid-level title that assigns it to a section of the whole edition: The Novels and Tales of Robert Louis Stevenson, The Travels and Essays of Robert Louis Stevenson etc.).

I. New Arabian Nights (1895)
II. Treasure Island (1895)
III. The Dynamiter / The Story of a Lie (1895)
IV. Prince Otto / Island Nights' Entertainments / Father Damien (1895)
V. Kidnapped (1895)
VI. David Balfour (1895)
VII. The Merry Men / Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1895)
VIII. The Black Arrow / John Nicholson / Body-Snatcher (1895)
IX. The Master of Ballantrae (1896)
X. The Wrecker (1896)
XI. The Wrong Box / The Ebb Tide (1896)
XII. An Inland Voyage / Travels With a Donkey / Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes (1896)
XIII. Virginibus Puerisque / Memories and Portraits (1896)
XIV. Familiar Studies of Men and Books / Miscellaneous Papers: Popular Authors* / Gentlemen* / Gentlemen in Fiction* / Pentland Rising (1896)
XV. The Amateur Emigrant / Across the Plains / The Silverado Squatters (1896)
XVI. A Child’s Garden of Verses / Underwoods / Songs of Travel (incl. ‘Ditty. The cock shall crow’* and ‘The Last Sight: Once more I saw him’*) / Ballads and Other Poems (1895)
XVII. Vailima Letters (1896)
XVIII. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin / Records of a Family of Engineers (1896)
XIX. In the South Seas / A Footnote to History (1896)
XX. Weir of Hermiston / Plays / Plays / Fables (1896)
XXI. St. Ives (1897)
XXII. 'Sketches, Criticisms etc.': Sketches / College Papers / ‘Notes and essays, chiefly of the Road’ (Cockermouth and Keswick, Roads, Autumn Effect, etc.) / Criticisms / An Appeal to the Clergy/ Literary Papers (Technical Elements, Note on Realism, Morality of the Profession, Day after Tomorrow, Books Which Have Influenced Me) / Unfinished stories: The Great North Road / The Young Chevalier / Heathercat / Essays and fragments written at Vailima (Genesis of Ballantrae, Rosa quo Locorum) / letters to newspapers / Letters to Young People / Lay Morals / Prayers / Addenda (Charity Bazaar, Light-Keeper, On a New Form of Intermittent Light for Lighthouses, Thermal Influence of Forests, Reflections and Remarks, Ideal House, Preface to Ballantrae) / Index (1898)
XXIII. Letters I (1899)
XXIV. Letters II (1899)
XXV. Life by Graham Balfour I (1911)
XXVI. Life by Graham Balfour II (1911)

XXVII. New Letters (incl letters* first published here in book form) (1912)

Subscribers also received facsimiles of the first editions of ‘Not I , and other Poems’, ‘Moral Emblems’, ‘Moral Emblems, a Second Collection’, and ‘The Graver and the Pen’.


1904 Unnamed edition (8 vols.)

New York & London: Co-operative Publication Society

I. New Arabian Nights / The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables.

II. The Black Arrow / Prince Otto.

III. The Master Of Ballantrae / Treasure Island.

IV. Edinburgh / Picturesque Notes / The Silverado Squatters / Memories and Portraits.

V. Kidnapped / The Dynamiter.

VI. Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers / Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde / Memoir Of Fleming Jenkin.

VII. An Inland Voyage / Travels With A Donkey In The Cevennes / Underwoods / A Child's Garden of Verses.

VIII. Familiar Studies of Men and Books.


1905 [-1911] The Biographical Edition (25, then 31 vols.); volumes also sold singly

New York: Charles Scribners’ Sons

Includes Fanny Stevenson’s Prefaces (published separately 1905).

Novels and Romances
Treasure Island
Prince Otto
Kidnapped
The Black Arrow
The Master of Ballantrae
The Wrong Box
The Wrecker
David Balfour
The Ebb-Tide
Weir of Hermiston
St. Ives
Shorter Stories
New Arabian Nights
The Dynamiter
The Merry Men / Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Island Nights' Entertainments
Essays, Travels & Sketches
An Inland Voyage
Travels With a Donkey
Virginibus Puerisque
Familiar Studies
The Amateur Emigrant / The Silverado Squatters
Memories and Portraits
In the South Seas
Across the Plains
Essays of Travel and In the Art of Writing
Lay Morals and Other Papers (1911)
Poems
Complete Poems
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The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson vols 1-4 (1907, 1911)
The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson (1-vol. abridgment) (1911)


1906 Household Edition (10 vols.)

New York: The Lamb Publishing Company

This seems to be the first of a series of ‘de luxe’ ‘limited editions’ (1000 copies) by the same editors (Charles Curtis Bigelow & Temple Scott) that differ in their name but not in the number of volumes and probably not in the contents or typography either.

Vol. VIII of the Manhattan Edition contains ‘Stevenson as a Poet’ by Edmund Gosse; Vol IX of the Household and Manhattan Editions contains ‘A Critical Essay on Robert Louis Stevenson’ by Leslie Stephen (probably his 1902 National Review essay); Vol X of the Manhattan edition contains ‘Life of Robert Louis Stevenson’ by Sidney Colvin. Hee's a list of the versions so far reported:

1906 Manhattan Edition (10 vols.)

New York: Bigelow, Smith & Co

I. New Arabian Nights / The Dynamiter

II. Treasure Island / Kidnapped

III. The Black Arrow / Merry Men

IV. Master of Ballantrae / Prince Otto

V. An Inland Voyage / Travels with a Donkey / Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

VI. Memories and Portraits / Virginibus Puerisque

VII. In the South Seas / Letters from Samoa

VIII. Poems / Ballads / Plays

IX. Across the Plains / Essays / Reviews

X. Familiar Studies / Family of Engineers


1906-7 Pentland Edition (20 vols.)

London: Cassells

I. Inland Voyage / Travels with a Donkey / Mountain Town in France / Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes

II. Amateur Emigrant: I From the Clyde to Sandy Hook, II Across the Plains / Old and New Pacific Capitals / Silverado Squatters / Virginibus Puerisque and other papers

III. Familiar Studies of Men and Books / The Body Snatcher

IV. New Arabian Nights / Story fo a Lie

V. Treasure Island / Will o’ the Mill / The Treasure of Franchard

VI. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde / Thrawn Janet / The Merry Men / The Dynamiter

VII. Prince Otto / The Wrong Box

VIII. Black Arrow / Markheim / John Nicholson

IX. Memories and Portraits / Fleeming Jenkin

X. Kidnapped / Catriona (pt 1)

XI. Catriona (pt. 2) / Ballantrae

XII. Wrecker

XIII. Child’s Garden / Underwoods / Ballads / Songs of Travel / Additional Poems (incl. ‘To Virgil and Dora Williams: Here, from the forelands’*, ‘Burlesque Sonnet: Thee, Mackintosh’*)

XIV. Deacon Brodie / Beau Austin / Admiral Guinea / Macaire

XV. Records of a Family of Engineers / Additional memories and portraits / Later essays / Lay Morals / Prayers

XVI. Footnote to History / Island Nights’ Entertainments / Olalla / Heathercat

XVII. In the South Seas / Letters from Samoa

XVIII. Ebb-Tide / Weir /The Great North Road / The Young Chevalier

XIX. St. Ives

XX. Juvenilia and other papers – Fables – The Davos Press: Pentland Rising / Sketches / College papers / ‘Notes and essays, chiefly of the Road’ [early travel writing] / Criticisms (Lord Lytton’s Fables, Salvini’s Macbeth, Bagster’s Pilgrim’s Progress) / An Appeal to the Clergy / The Charity Bazaar / The Lightkeeper / On A New Form of Intermittent Light / On the Thermal Influence of Forests / Reflections and Remarks on Human Life (also printed in vol. XV)/ Essays of Travel (Davos in Winter, Health and Mountains, Alpine Diversions, The Stimulation of the Alps) / Stevenson at Play* / Fables / Moral Emblems (and other ‘Davos Press’ publications)

 

 

1906 Medallion Edition (9 vols.)

New York: New York Current Literature Publishing Co.

An incomplete edition of the most popular works.

Jekyll and Hyde / The Merry Men

The New Arabian Nights

Kidnapped

The Master of Ballantrae

Treasure Island

Travels with a Donkey / Inland Voyage

A Child’s Garden of Verses

Virginibus Puererisque

Familiar Studies of Men and Books


1911-12 Swanston Edition (25 vols.)

London: Chatto & Windus

I. Introduction by Andrew Lang; An Inland Voyage / Travels with a Donkey / A Mountain Town in France / Edinburgh Picturesque Notes

II. The Amateur Emigrant / the Old and New Pacific Capitals / the Silverado Squatters / Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers

III. Familiar Studies of Men and Books / the Body Snatcher

IV. New Arabian Nights

V. Dynamitrer / Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde / Thrawn Janet

VI. Treasure Island / Will o’ the Mill / The Treasure of Franchard

VII. Prince Otto / The Wrong Box

VIII. The Black Arrow / Markheim
IX. Memories and portraits / Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin
X. The Misadventures of John Nicholson / Kidnapped

XI. Catriona

XII. The Master of Ballantrae

XIII. The Wrecker

XIV. Child’s Garden / Underwoods / Ballads / Songs of Travel / Additional Poems

XV. Deacon Brodie / Beau Austin / Admiral Guinea / Macaire

XVI. Records of a Family of Engineers / Additional memories and portraits (Kingdom of Fife, Education of an Engineer, Chapter on Dreams, Beggars, Lantern-Bearers) / Later essays (Fontainebleau, Note on Realism, Style in Literature, Morality of the Profession of Letters, Books which have Influenced Me, Day afyer Tomorrow, Letter to a Young Gentleman, Pulvis et Umbra, Christmas Sermon. Father Damien, My First Book, Genesis of the Master of Ballantrae, Rosa Quo Locorum, Reflections and Remarks on Human Life, Ideal House) / Lay Morals / Prayers

XVII. A Footnote to History / Island Nights’ Entertainments

XVIII. IN the South Seas: I. The Marquesas, II. The Paumotus, III. The Eight Islands*, IV. The Gilberts, V.The Gilberts – Apemama / Letters from Samoa

XIX. The Ebb-tide / Weir of Hermiston

XX. St Ives

XXI. The Story of a Lie / the Merry Men / Olalla / Heathercat / Great North Road / Young Chevalier / Fables

XXII. Pentland Rising / Sketches / College papers / ‘Notes and essays, chiefly of the Road’ /  Criticisms /  An Appeal to the Clergy /  The Charity Bazaar / The Lightkeeper / On New Form of Intermittent Light / On the Thermal Influence of Forests / Essays of Travel / Stevenson at Play

XXIII. Letters Parts I-VI

XXIV. Letters Parts VII-X

XXV. Letters Parts XI-XIV / Account of the Death and Burial of R.L. Stevenson by Lloyd Osbourne / Address of R.L. Stevenson on the opening of the Road of Gratitude


1912 New Century Library Edition (6 vols.)

New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons

An incomplete edition of the most popular works.


1912 [first] Vailima Edition (15 vols.)

I. An Inland Voyage; Travels With a Donkey in the Cevennes

II. Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers; Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

III. Edinburgh Picturesque Notes; The Silverado Squatters

IV. New Arabian Nights

V. New Arabian Nights / The Merry Men

VI. The Master of Ballantrae

VII. Familiar Studies of Men and Books

VIII. Treasure Island

IX. Kidnapped

X. The Black Arrow

XI. Prince Otto

XII.Memories and Portraits

XIII. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin

XIV. The Dynamiter

XV. Poetry


Also issued in 9 vols:
I. Treasure Island, Kidnapped
II. New Arabian Nights, The Dynamiter
III. The Master of Ballantrae, Prince Otto and Other Stories
IV. The Black Arrow, The Body-Snatcher, The Merry Men
V. Memories and Portraits, A Family of Engineers, Poems and Ballads
VI: The Silverado Squatters, Across the Plains, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories
VII: Familiar Studies, Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers
VIII: An Inland Voyage, Travels With A Donkey, Edinburgh
IX. The South Seas, Letters From Samoa, Father Damien and other Papers


1921-3 [second] Vailima Edition (26 vols.)

New York & London: Scribners’ / Heinemann (printed by Doubleday, Page & Co., New York)

I. Introduction by Lloyd Osbourne / An Inland Voyage / Travels With a Donkey / Edinburgh Picturesque Notes

II. Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers / Amateur Emigrant / Old and New pacific capitals / The Silverado Squatters / The Silverado Diary (passages)**

III. New Arabian Nights / Story of a Lie

IV. Familiar Studies of Men and Books / Literary Papers

V. Treasure Island / Prince Otto

VI. Deacon Brodie / Beau Austin / Admiral Guinea / Macaire / The Hanging Judge**

VII. Dynamiter / Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / Body-Snatcher

VIII. Child’s Garden / Underwoods / Songs of Travel / Ballads / New Poems

IX. Kidnapped

X. David Balfour (Catriona in the UK)

XI. The Merry Men And Other Tales / Fleeming Jenkin

XII. Memories and Portraits / Random Memories and other essays / A Family of Engineers

XIII. The Black Arrow / John Nicholson

XIV. The Master Of Ballantrae / The Great North Road

XV. The Wrong Box / Island Nights' Entertainments / Father Damien

XVI. In the South Seas (incl. additional material**) / Footnote to History

XVII. The Wrecker

XVIII. The Ebb Tide / Weir of Hermiston / Young Chevalier / Heathercat

XIX. St. Ives

XX. Letters 1868-1880

XXI. Letters 1880-1887

XXII. Letters 1887-1891

XXIII. Letters 1891-1894

XXIV. Sketches (incl. ‘Wellington’** and ‘’Time’**) / Criticisms (including Pierre Jean de Béranger**) / Lay Morals / Random Memories / Rosa Quo Locorum’ / Choice of a Profession / On Morality** / The Ethics of Crime**

XXV. Juvenilia (incl. Selections from his Note Book**) / Moral Emblems and other poems / Fables / The Waif Woman / A Ride in the Forest** / The Story of a Recluse / Henry Shovel** / The Owl / Cannonmills** / Tutuila / When the Devil was Well

XXVI. Miscellanea and general index: Diogenes at the Savile Club / Diogenes in London / Mr Baskerville and his Ward** / Pentland Rising / Charity Bazaar / On New Form of Intermittent Light / Appeal to the Clergy / Reflections and remarks on Human Life / Prayers / Sonnets (incl. ‘To My Pipe’**, ‘The roadside lined with ragweed’**, ‘Sir Alan M’Lean’s Efigy’**, ‘The white moon shines’**) and The Light-Keeper / Stevenson’s Companion to the Cook Book** / Memoirs of Himself (part published for the first time) / Stevenson at Play / Stevenson’s Infancy (from the Baby Book) / Notes about RLS from his Mother’s Diary** / letters to newspapers / Letters from the South Seas / Additional Poems (incl. ‘To A Little Girl’*, ‘Student Song’*) / Prayers (incl. **four not previously printed)


1924 [second] Thistle Edition (25 vols.)

New York: Scribners’

Spine title:
ROBERT LOUIS
STEVENSON
VOL. …
[TITLE]

Volumes I-XXIV as for the 1895 edition (above), though the text itself is re-set, plus:

XXV. New letters

1923-4 Tusitala Edition (Heinemann, 35 vols.)

Volume numbers are on the half-title page not on the spine  (probably so single volumes could be marketed).

I. New Arabian Nights

II. Treasure Island

III. The Dynamiter

IV. Prince Otto

V. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde; Fables & other Stories & Fragments

VI. Kidnapped

VII. Catriona

VIII. The Merry Men & Other Tales

IX. The Black Arrow

X The Master of Ballantrae

XI.. The Wrong Box; The Body-Snatcher

XII. The Wrecker

XIII. Island Nights' Entertainments; The Misadventures of John Nicholson

XIV. The Ebb-Tide; The Story of a Lie

XV. St. Ives

XVI. Weir of Hermiston & Some Unfinished Stories

XVII. An Inland Voyage; Travels with a Donkey

XVIII. The Amateur Emigrant; The Old and New Pacific Capitals; The Silverado Squatters; The Silverado Diary (excerpts)

XIX. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin; Records of a Family of Engineers

XX. In the South Seas

XXI. Vailima Papers: Prayers; Father Damien; Tutuila; A Footnote to History; Letters from the South Seas

XXII. Poems Vol. I (A Child’s Garden of Verses, Underwoods, Songs of Travel, Moral Emblems)

XXIII. Poems Vol. II (Ballads, New Poems, Index)

XXIV. Plays

XXV. Virginibus Puerisque & other Essays in Belles Lettres

XXVI. Ethical Studies; Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes

XXVII. Familiar Studies of Men & Books

XXVIII. Essays Literary and Critical

XXIX. Memories and Portraits & Other Fragments

XXX. Further Memories

XXXI. Letters Vol. I (November 1863-July 1875)

XXXII. Letters Vol. II (July 1875 - July 1884)

XXXIII. Letters Vol. Ill (September 1884 - September 1890)

XXXIV. Letters Vol. IV (November 1890 - December 1892)

XXXV. Letters Vol. V (January 1893 - December 1894)



1924: Skerryvore Edition (Heinemann)

I. New Arabian Nights

II. Treasure Island

III. The Dynamiter / When the Devil was Well

IV. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde / Prince Otto

V. Kidnapped

VI. Catriona

VII. The Merry Men and Other Tales / Fables

VIII. The Black Arrow

IX. The Master of Ballantrae

X. The Wrong Box. / The Ebb-Tide

XI. The Wrecker

XII. Islands Nights Entertainments / Tales and fantasies / The Misadventures of John Nicholson / The Body Snatcher / The Story of a Lie

XIII. St. Ives

XIV. Weir of Hermiston / Some Unfinished Stories

XV. An Inland Voyage / Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes

XVI. The Amateur Emigrant, parts I and II / The Old and New Pacific Capitals / the Silverado Squatters / the Silverado Diary.

XVII. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin / Records of a Family of Engineers

XVIII. In the South Seas

XIX. Vailima Papers

XX. Complete Poetical Works

XXI. Plays

XXII. Virginibus Puerisque / Lay Morals and Other Ethical Papers

XXIII. Familiar Studies of Men and Books

XXIV. Essays literary and critical

XXV. Memories and portraits / other essays and reminiscences

XXVI. Edinburgh: Picturesqu Notes

XXVII. Letters 1

XXVIII. Letters 2.

XXIX. Letters 3

XXX. Letters 4



1924-5 Waverley Edition (26 vols)

London: Waverley Book Company (in assoc. with Chatto & Windus; Cassell, Heinemann, Longmans)

XIII. St Ives

XXIV. Essays Literary and Critical



1925 South Seas Edition (32 vols.)

New York: Charles Scribners’ Sons

I. An Inland Voyage / Travels with a Donkey.

II. Virginibus Puerisque / Ethical Papers / Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes.

III. New Arabian Nights.

IV. The Amateur Emigrant / Silverado Squatters.

V. Familiar Studies of Men and Books / Criticisms.

VI. Treasure Island.

VII. Prince Otto.

VIII. The Dynamiter.

IX. Plays.

X. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / Other Stories / Fables.

XI. Kidnapped.

XII. The Merry Men and Other Tales.

XIII. Memories and Portraits / Random Memories.

XIV. Poems (Volume I—A Child’s Garden of Verses / Underwoods / Songs of Travel / Moral Emblems)

XV. Poems (Volume II—Ballads / New Poems)

XVI. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin / Records of a Family of Engineers.

XVII. The Black Arrow.

XVIII. The Master of Ballantrae.

XIX. The Wrong Box / The Body-Snatcher.

XX. In the South Seas.

XXI. The Wrecker.

XXII. David Balfour.

XXIII. Island Nights’ Entertainment / The Misadventures of John Nicholson.

XXIV. The Ebb-Tide / Some Unfinished Stories.

XXV. St. Ives.

XXVI. Vailima Papers / A Footnote to History.

XXVII. Essays on Literature, on Nature / Juvenilia.

XXVIII. Weir of Hermiston / Some Unfinished Stories.

XXIX. Letters, Vol. I.

XXX. Letters, Vol. II.

XXXI. Letters, Vol. III.

XXXII. Letters, Vol. IV / Index to Volumes.

The Letters volumes are ‘Edited by Sir Sidney Colvin’.



1926-7 Lothian Edition (Everleigh Nash and Grayson, ?21 vols.)

I. Treasure Island

II. Familiar studies of Men and Books

III. Weir of Hermiston / The Body Snatcher

IV. Catriona

V.

VI. The Master of Ballantrae

VII. Virginibus Puerisque …

VIII.

IX. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

X. New Arabian Nights

XI.

XII. The Merry Men

XIII. Inland Voyage

XIV. Travels with a Donkey

XV. Memories and Portraits

XVI.

XVII.

XVIII. The Dynamiter

XIX.

XX. Amateur Emigrant

XXI. Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes / Memoires of Fontainebleau / Random Memories




n.d. (?c. 1925-30) Colinton Edition (Everleigh Nash and Grayson, at least 20 vols.)

blue cloth, 193 mm; reported with 3d RLS copyright stamp, which was a way of collecting royalties that did not last long and may be a clue to dating

II. Treasure Island

VI. Prince Otto

IX. Familiar Studies

XVII. Amateur Emigrant, Old and New Pacific Capitals, Silverado Squatters

XX. Memories and Portraits



1930 Balmoral Edition (10 vols.)

New York: Orsamus Turner Harris (printed by The Standard Book Company)

Embossed circular (RSL) monogram on the green board cover. Copies have been also seen published by Thomas Nelson and Sons with the same monogram, or with '1906 Current Literature Publishing Co.' on the copyright page

Volumes reported:


The Black Arrow

The Dynamiter

The Master of Ballantrae

The Merry Men

New Arabian Nights

Prince Otto

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / Kidnapped

Virginibus Puerisque

Treasure Island

A Child’s Garden of Verses



1930 Balmoral Edition (10 vols.?)

London: Thomas Nelson & Sons

Treasure Island / Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde / Olalla / Thrawn Janet (with a Literary History of Treasure Island and Life of Stevenson by Alexander Harvey)

New Arabian Nights / Other Tales & Fables

Kidnapped / Travels with a Donkey / Will o’ the Mill

The Master of Ballantrae / An Inland Voyage (with Stevenson's Place in Literature by Alexander Harvey)

Familiar Studies / Merry Men / Markheim


 

c. 1892-1925: Coordinated publication by Chatto & Windus, Longmans & Co., Heinemann and Cassell

Between the c. 1892 and 1925 four major London publishers agreed to produce Stevenson volumes with a standard format (Chatto has the design for Memories and Portraits in 1888 and Across the Plains in 1892, and Cassell seems to have followed suit in 1893 with their Catriona): hard cover, 8vo, black buckram with gilt boxed title and publisher-name on the spine, all matching in style, size and colour. Title pages, paper and type size vary, however: the unification just applies to the covers. The design seems to have been used for other authors too: Cassells produced a Conan Doyle The Doings of Raffles Haw) in 1892 with blue-ish cloth similar to the 1888 Chatto Memories and Portraits and with boxed gilt titles on the spine.
Perhaps this provided a model for other coordinated publications: both Barrie and Crockett (whose books were spread among many publishers) appeared in coordinated similar-coloured bindings.
After 1924-1925 the publishers were united in producing the Tusitala and Skerryvore Editions and it seems that they then decided not to produce and market these volumes any more. The following volumes have been reported, and probably represent the complete set (43 vols.).

A Child’s Garden of Verses (Longman)

A Footnote to History (Cassell)

Across the Plains with other Memories and Essays (Chatto & Windus; boxed title reported from 1892)

An Inland Voyage (Chatto & Windus)

Ballads (Chatto & Windus);

Catriona (Cassell; boxed title reported from 1893)

Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes (Seeley, but in the coordinated style of the other publishers)

Essays in the Art of Writing (Chatto & Windus)

Essays of Travel (Chatto & Windus)

Familiar Studies of Men and Books (Chatto & Windus)

In the South Seas (Chatto & Windus)

Island Nights' Entertainments (Cassell)

Kidnapped (Cassell)

Lay Morals and Other Papers (Chatto & Windus)

Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin (Longmans)

Memories & Portraits (Chatto & Windus, 1888 in blue-ish buckram)

New Arabian Nights (Chatto & Windus)

New Poems (Chatto & Windus)

Plays (Heinemann, 1907; similar to the first edition published by Nutt, 1892)

Prince Otto (Chatto & Windus)

Records of a Family of Engineers (Chatto & Windus)

Songs of Travel and Other Verses (Chatto & Windus; boxed title reported from 1896)

St Ives (Heinemann; boxed title reported from 1902)

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.(Longman)

Tales & Fantasies: The Misadventures of John Nicholson / The Body-Snatcher / The Story of a Lie. (Chatto & Windus)

The Black Arrow (Cassell)

The Dynamiter (Longmans)

The Ebb-Tide (Heinemann)

The Master of Ballantrae (Cassell)

The Merry Men and other Tales and Fables (Chatto & Windus)

The Silverado Squatters (Chatto & Windus);

The Wrecker (Cassell)

The Wrong Box (Longmans)

Travels with a Donkey (Chatto & Windus)

Treasure Island (Cassell)

Underwoods (Chatto & Windus)

Vailima Letters (Methuen)

Virginibus puerisque and other papers (Chatto & Windus)

Weir of Hermiston (Chatto & Windus; boxed title reported from 1896)

The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson to his Family and Friends, Selected and Edited with Notes and Introductions by Sidney Colvin (2 v.) 'Fourth and Cheaper Edition, Methuen, 1901.

Also:

Recollections of Robert Louis Stevenson in The Pacific by Arthur Johnstone, Chatto & Windus, 1905

Robert Louis Stevenson A Life Study in Criticism by H. Bellyse Baildon, Chatto & Windus, 1901.

Memories of Vailima by Isobel Strong and Lloyd Osbourne, Archibald Constable and Co. Ltd., 1903.

The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson by Graham Balfour 'Third and Cheaper Edition (in 1 v.), Methuen, 1906.

The Life of Mrs. R. L. Stevenson by Nellie Van De Grift Sanchez, Chatto & Windus, 1920.

R.L.S. and his Sine Qua Non : Flashlights from Skerryvore by The Gamekeeper [Adelaide A. Boodle],

In the Track of R. L. Stevenson and Elsewhere in Old France by J. A. Hammerton, J. W. Arrowsmith, 1907, also conforms to the 'Chatto, etc.' style, but is not bound in buckram.

 

n.d. (c. 1925-30) The Caledonia Edition
Glasgow & London: Collins' Clear-Type Press.

This was merely a coordinated series of single 'pocket-size' volumes, mostly undated but probably starting from the end of 'unrestricted copyright' in December 1924. Robert Louis Stevenson signature in gilt on the front cover. This seems to be the first series with non-family introductions, and these introductions by what looks like an exclusively Scottish series of writers and academics together with the series title suggests an attempt to create an all-Scottish 'edition'.
Collins also did a series of ‘Illustrated Pocket Classics’ which may have been identical with these with added plates (the illustrated Ballantrae, 1926, has 313 pp as has the ‘Caledonia Edition’). Their Illustrated School Classics and Library of Classics may well derive from the same series. The list below includes volumes from all Collin Clear-Type pocket-size Stevenson texts from c. 1925-30. The covers seem to have varied (perhaps for different price-ranges: blue, burgundy, red and black cloth; dark red leatherette, dark blue leatherette; soft red leather; dark green flexible cloth with slipcase).
The volumes were proposed in various editions or issues, including what seems to be a late-1940s series by London: British Books Ltd: 15 cm high, flexible leatherette, gilt decorated spines, decorated titlepage and a few sepia plates.

The Black Arrow (1925, Intro. Rosaline Masson)
Kidnapped (1925, Intro. Rosaline Masson))
Catriona (1925, Intro. George Eyre-Todd)
Treasure Island (n.d. Intro. by Neil Munro)
The Master of Ballantrae (n.d., Intro by Neil Munro)
Prince Otto
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (n.d., Intro by John Kelman)
The Dynamiter (n.d., Intro. by C. M. Martin)
Island Nights’ Entertainments
The Merry Men (n.d., Intro by Douglas Fiddes)
New Arabian Nights (ill. Archibald Webb. Intro George Sampson) (found in the 'British Books Ltd.' issue, but looks like one of the Caledonia Issue set)
Travels with a Donkey (1928, Intro. Patrick Braybrooke)
A Child’s Garden of Verses (1925?, Intro. Laurence Alma Tadema)
Poems (n.d., Intro. by Neil Munro)
Virginibus Puerisque (1928, Intro Frederick Dunbar) Familiar Studies of Men and Books
Memories and Portraits (1930, Intro Frederick Dunbar, Illustr. by 'Nick')

 

1967-8 Heron Books (Edito-Service, Geneva)

Edito-Service / Heron Books were responsible throughout the 1960s, 70s and early 80s for publishing 'Collectors Editions' of famous authors (illustrated, with introductions, decorated leatherette covers, silk bookmark, no date), sold directly through newspaper advertisements. The contents appear to have been repackaged in different volumes (see the Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde volume at the end of this list). The following volumes have been reported (asterisked titles have been reported but without details that confirm a family resemblance). Can anyone add titles or details from volumes in their possession?

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / The Pavilion on the Links and Other Tales (Preface by Rae Jeffs, illustrations by Charles Keeping)

also
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / The Merry Men (The Merry Men, WillO' the Mill, Markheim, Thrawn Janet, Olalla, The Tresure of Franchard) / Heathercat (Introduction by Rae Jeffs, illustrations by Charles Keeping)

Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin / A Family of Engineers (Preface by Rae Jeffs)

New Arabian Nights / The Pavilion on the Links and Other Tales. (Introduction by Rae Jeffs, illustrations by Charles Keeping)

St. Ives. Illustrations by David Knight (Introduction by Rae Jeffs)

The Black Arrow and Other Stories (The French edition by Edito-Services has illustrations by Lisbeth Kneen).

The Ebb-Tide / Island Nights' Entertainments (Introduction by Rae Jeffs, illustrations by C A M Thole)

The Master of Ballantrae / Weir of Hermiston (Illustrations by Robin Jacques)

The Wrong Box / The Misadventures of John Nicholson (Preface by Rae Jeffs, illustrations by Christopher Bradbury)

Virginibus Puerisque / Later Essays

A Footnote to History / Letters from Samoa*

An Inland Voyage / Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes. (Introduction by Rae Jeffs, illustrations by Ede Janina)

Catriona*

Familiar Studies of Men and Books*

In the South Seas*

Kidnapped (Introduction by Rae Jeffs, Illustrations by Michael Heslop)

Memories and Portraits*

More New Arabian Nights / The Story of a Lie*

Picturesque Notes on Edinburgh / The Pentland Rising*

Prince Otto*

The Amateur Emigrant and Other Stories*

 

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / The Beach of Falesà / The Merry Men / Will o’ the Mill / Markheim / Thrawn Janet / Olalla / The Treasure of Franchard / The Body-Snatcher / The Story of a Lie (Introduction by John Kelman, illustrations by Christian Broutin & Charles Keeping, Perhaps a separate volume outside the main series, as the same texts are found in different volumes in the above list.)

 


1995 [-2004] Centenary Edition (5 volumes, not completed)

Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press


Weir of Hermiston, ed. Catherine Kerrigan (1995)

The Ebb-Tide, ed. Peter Hinchcliffe and Catherine Kerrigan (1995)

Treasure Island, ed. Wendy R. Katz (1998)

The Collected Poems of Robert Louis Stevenson, ed. Roger C. Lewis (2003) (in a different format from the others and with a half title mentioning ‘The Collected Works of Robert Louis Stevenson’, but not followed by ‘The Centenary Edition’ as in the other volumes)

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, ed. Richard Dury (2004)