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Price one shilling--at head of front wrapper; This is a 'copyright edition' of the first five chapters of the novel printed a year before the novel's general release for the purposes of securing copyright; According to Prideaux, only 10 copies of this copyright edition were printed, one of which was destroyed; Includes a typed sheet which presents extracts of letters by Stevenson regarding The Master of Ballantrae; Beinecke