DR HYDE AND MR STEVENSON: The Life of the Rev. Dr. Charles McEwen Hyde including a discussion of the Open Letter of Robert Louis Stevenson.
Edition: First trade edition.
Rutland, VT: Tuttle Books, 1973. dj. Hardcover first edition - An attempt to look at the overall achievements of the New England-bred missionary to Hawaii, although he is best remembered by his incautious words regarding Father Damien - 'he was a coarse, dirty man, headstrong and bigoted...and the leprosy of which he died should be attributed to his vices and carelessness.' The publication of this letter resulted in Stevenson's 'open letter' in defence of Damien. Illustrated with photographs, includes several appendices, index. 309 pages. ISBN: 0-8058-10621.
Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.