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Robert Louis Stevenson A Memorial - A. H. Japp

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Robert Louis Stevenson, A Record, An Estimate, A Memorial by A.H. Japp 
 



ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, BY A. H. JAPP

PREFACE



A FEW words may here be allowed me to explain one or two points.  
First, about the facsimile of last page of Preface to FAMILIAR 
STUDIES OF MEN AND BOOKS.  Stevenson was in Davos when the greater 
portion of that work went through the press.  He felt so much the 
disadvantage of being there in the circumstances (both himself and 
his wife ill) that he begged me to read the proofs of the Preface 
for him.  This illness has record in the letter from him (pp. 28-
29).  The printers, of course, had directions to send the copy and 
proofs of the Preface to me.  Hence I am able now to give this 
facsimile.

With regard to the letter at p. 19, of which facsimile is also 
given, what Stevenson there meant is not the "three last" of that 
batch, but the three last sent to me before - though that was an 
error on his part - he only then sent two chapters, making the 
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