this is such an odd little book. it's bound totally in paper, hand bound with letterpress pages and is really a treat. this copy has seen its better days. it was published in maine by thomas b. mosher in 1904. "virginibus puerisque" means 'for girls and boys' and is only one of a collection of essays included in the volume. these essays were written by robert louis stevenson (best known for treasure island) concerning life's keystones and are pretty much a manifesto of his personal feelings. i consider this book to be one of the gems of my collection!
virginibus puerisque: and other papers by robert louis stevenson
1904, thomas b. mosher, portland