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Treasure Island (with scarce dust jacket) by  Robert Louis Stevenson - Hardcover - Revised Edition. - 1927 - from mclinhavenbooks and Biblio.co.uk

Treasure Island (with scarce dust jacket)

by Stevenson, Robert Louis

Condition: Very Good/Good


New York: George H. Doran Company, 1927. Revised Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Edmund Dulac. 1st Printing Copyright date (circa 1927). With a Very Rare Dust Jacket. Illustrated throughout by Edmund Dulac including frontispiece, text illustrations. Original green cloth with blindstamp design, gilt title and spine, illustrated endpapers, illustrated jacket. With the price still intact on the inside front flap, dust jacket now in a clear cover. First American Edition with Dulac plates. Fair amount of wear and staining to jacket, some small chips and closed tears to edges, larger chips at corners and head of spine, some wear to cloth with rubbing to extremities, abraded areas at head and heel of spine; foxing to frontispiece and initial pages, offestting from plates. Tinted top page edges, for edge pages are not cut. Decorated inside covers front and back. Text and illustrations remain bright and clean, binding is secure, a solid collectible book. Size: 4to - over 9" x 12" Tall

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 (with scarce dust jacket)




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


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blindstamp
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