Kidnapped & Catriona Robert Louis Stevenson British Linen Bank 1996


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Kidnapped & Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Produced for the British Linen Bank in 1996 to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the founding of the bank. Designed by Tayburn Corporate in the style of the first edition. The British Linen Company was mentioned in each of the original books.

In Kidnapped (1886) Stevenson examined some of the extreme and contrary currents of Scotland’s past, often projecting a dualism of both personality and belief. This dualism is most famous in Kidnapped, whose two central characters are David Balfour, a Lowland Whig, and Alan Breck Stewart, a Highland Jacobite. The novel revolves around their friendship and their differences, suggesting a metaphor for Scotland itself. Stevenson wrote the sequel Catriona with the title David Balfour, but during serialisation in England the public became confused, thinking it might be a reprint of Kidnapped. At publisher Cassell’s request, the title was changed to Catriona, after Balfour’s daughter.


  • Publisher The British Linen Bank Ltd., Edinburgh; 1996
  • Blue Cloth Leather Hardback, 214, 259pp
  • Size 230 x 150mm, 1.3kg

Condition: Near Fine – Very Slight Marks To Covers, No Inscriptions, Superb Copy

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Weight 1.300 kg


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