single page item is a reproduction of the first page of Robert
Louis Stevensons classic story, Kidnapped. It makes
for a terrific piece to frame and decorate a study or bedroom!
page is standard 8.5" x 11" in size and has been
hand antiqued via our own unique paper aging process to achieve
a look you wont find anywhere else.
actual page contains the following text (though please note
that the formatting and font will be different as viewed on
this page see photo for exact formatting and look!):
Robert Louis Stevenson
1 I Set Off Upon My Tourney to the House of Shaws I
will begin the story of my adventures with a certain morning
early in the month of June, the year of grace 1751, when I
took the key for the last time out of the door of my fathers
house. The sun began to shine upon the summit of the hills
as I went down the road; and by the time I had come as far
as the manse, the blackbirds were whistling in the garden
lilacs, and the mist that hung around the valley in the time
of the dawn was beginning to arise and die away.
Campbell, the minister of Essendean, was waiting for me by
the garden gate, good man! He asked me if I had breakfasted;
and hearing that I lacked for nothing, he took my hand in
both of his and clapped it kindly under his arm.
Davie, lad, said he, I will go with you as far
as the ford, to set you on the way. And we began to
walk forward in silence.
ye sorry to leave Essendean? said he, after awhile.
sir, said I, if I knew where I was going, or what
was likely to become of me, I would tell you candidly. Essendean
is a good place indeed, and I have been very happy there;
but then I have never been anywhere else. My father and mother,
since they are both dead, I shall be no nearer to in Essendean
than in the Kingdom of Hungary, and, to
truth, if I thought I had a chance to better myself where
I was going I would go with a
antiqued paper is delicately laced with a subtle hint of gold
in the creases creating an almost magical look. (Although
its difficult to catch with a camera, you can see in
the image below how the shimmering is caught in the light)
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