THE WRECKER

London: Cassell & Company, Limited, 1892. First Edition. Hardcover. A mystery revolving around the abandoned wreck of the Flying Scud at Midway Atoll. Stevenson (1850-94) and his stepson, Lloyd Osbourne (1868-1947), collaborated on the novel, basing many of the characters on individuals they met while sailing for Samoa in 1890. Illustrated by William Hole and W.L. Metcalf. Octavo: 427 p. with 12 p. publisher's ads. Original blue cloth binding, with gilt titles. Period bookseller's label to the front pastedown. Some general dust staining to the top edge, with a bit of mild wear to the corners and tips; otherwise very good. Very good. Item #73689

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