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TREASURE ISLAND by Robert Louis Stevenson - First Edition; First Printing - N.D. - from Rare Book Cellar and Biblio.co.uk

TREASURE ISLAND

by Robert Louis Stevenson

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New York: George H. Doran. N.D.. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. With a Very Rare Dust Jacket. Illustrated throughout by Edmund Dulac. Circa 1927 Owner inscription. Multiple short tears to jacket. First American Edition with Dulac plates. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .

Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. The story was originally serialised in the children's magazine Young Folks under the title The Sea Cook over a period of several months from 1881-82. Traditionally considered a coming-of-age story, Treasure Island is the classic pirate tale, known for its superb atmosphere, character and action. It is one of the most frequently dramatised of all novels. The influence of Treasure Island on popular perception of pirates is vast, including treasure maps with an "X", schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen with parrots on their shoulders.  Read more: Identifying first editions of TREASURE ISLAND




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On Sep 13 2014, said:
  "A wonderful Penguin hard bound edition. Fun to read it again."

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