Kidnapped – Robert Louis Stevenson (1913)

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Kidnapped – Robert Louis Stevenson (1913)

S$166.00

Title: Kidnapped: Being memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson, NC Wyeth (illus)
Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1913. First edition thus, though not the first printing.
Condition: Tall hardcover, cloth, with illustration on front board. In good condition, with some fraying and wear. Interior is good. Contains all 14 illustrations and 1 map – complete.

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SKU: kidnapped-stevenson-scribner-wyeth-1913 Categories: , ,

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First edition of the famous NC Wyeth illustrations! Read more about it here.

Kidnapped tells the story of David Balfour, a young orphan who winds up kidnapped, placed on a ship bound for the Americas, shipwrecked on the northwestern coast of Scotland, and suspected of murder. This story, marketed to boys in the 1880s, has a fast pace, an exotic setting, and lots of suspense and danger to go around.

A classic tale of seafaring and adventure!

About the illustrator:

Newell Convers Wyeth (October 22, 1882 – October 19, 1945), known as N. C. Wyeth, was an American artist and illustrator. He was the pupil of artist Howard Pyle and became one of America’s greatest illustrators. During his lifetime, Wyeth created over 3,000 paintings and illustrated 112 books, 25 of them for Scribner’s, the Scribner Classics, which is the work for which he is best known.