A Footnote to History

STEVENSON, Robert Louis. A Footnote to History.

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STEVENSON, Robert Louis. A Footnote to History. Cassell & Company, Limited. 1892.

8vo. Sometime finely bound by Sickles in in full sage crushed morocco, t.e.g., with gilt-titled spine with dark strapwork around the bands extending onto the covers, the covers with outer corners ornamented with gilt roses and vines the petals onlaid in red and with central gilt monogram, fancy dentelles and green silk endpapers, Original cloth spine and cover bound in rear.; pp. vi + 322 + [2] + [16, ads.], map of Samoa to frontispiece; a handsome copy.
First edition. An account of of the troubles in Samoa in the 1880s, a complex conflict of native and foreign interests in which Stevenson, then a resident of Samoa, became so deeply involved that he was threatened with deportation.