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Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Condition: Collectible; Very Good/Very Good


New York: Oxford University Press, 1929. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Very Good/Very Good. A handsome copy of the 1929 1st thus, AND IN THE UNCOMMON PICTORIAL DUSTJACKET. Tight and VG+ (with gilt-border and lettering along the front panel and spine) in a bright, VG+, Rowland Hilder-dustjacket. Octavo, 260 pgs., top-edge gilt. Other than a tiny amount of chipping at the spine crown, clean as could be and very presentable. And very nicely illustrated thruout by Rowland Hilder.


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


  • Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 5574
  • Title: Treasure Island
  • Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Format/binding: Decorative Cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Collectible; Very Good
  • Jacket condition: Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1929
  • Keywords: Rare Children's books, Rare Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Bookseller catalogs: Childrens;


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


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spine
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Cloth
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1st thus
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tight
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gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
chipping
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