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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and MR. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

A Work in Progress.

These are all part of my collection. I am still on the search for one more bootleg edition which has been very difficult to find so far. I'd going to finish this page but it will be incomplete without this book.

This “Authorized” American edition was published on 5 January 1886 —four days before the London edition. Scribner’s issued 3,000 copies in wrappers and 1,250 copies in cloth - There are variations in the cloth color from green to red.
Longmans Wrapper Longmans Wrapper
Scribners
1st edition in Wrappers 1886
Scribners
1st edition Hardcover 1886
The first Longmans Green edition had 3000 copies, which 1250 of them were bound in cloth. While the wrapper edition was supposed to be released in December of 1885, the shops would not stock it until the Christmas rush had died down and The Times had given it a review. Sold in January 1886, the date was now changed by hand, the 5 in 1885 to a 6, on the paper wraps of the first edition.
Longmans Wrapper Longmans Wrapper
Longmans Green
1st edition in Wrappers 1886
Longmans Green
1st edition Hardcover 1886
The two wrappered edtions below came out simultaneously with Scribners release of their edition. It seems that plates or printed pages of the Scribners edition were either stolen or bought before publication by Lovell and Munro so their cheaper editions could hit the market at the same time.
Lovell Munro
Lovells
Bootleg 1st edition in Wrappers 1886
Munros
Bootleg 1st edition Wrappers 1886
The copy below seems to be a first edition but most likely was released later in 1886 or the next year.
Munro Munro
Munros Bootleg
Possible 1st edition in Wrappers
Munros Bootleg
Dated Feb 1 1886
The 3 editions below were all issued 1 to 3 years after the first editions
Arundel
Munro
Munro
Arundel Library 1889 Butler Bros. Electric Series 1888 Lovells Library 1887
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