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Treasure Island (Second edition-1884) by Robert Louis Stevenson - Hardcover - Second edition - from Alpha 2 Omega Books and Biblio.co.uk

Treasure Island (Second edition-1884)

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Condition: Very good/No Dj cover as issued


Cassell & Company, Limited. Second edition. Hardcover. Very good/No Dj cover as issued. VGC. Cassell & Company, Limited, London, 1884.Second edition with some of the first issue points. dead man's chest" on pages 2 and 7, "rain" for "vain" in the last line of page 40, the "8" is present in the pagination on page 83, which is generally missing, "worse" for "worst" in line 3 of page 197, "the period" is lacking following "opportunity" in line 20 of page 178, and "Treasure Island" is listed as having 304 pages on page 2 of the publisher's advertisements. Includes 8 pages with advertisements dated "5R-12.83". Frontispiece map of Treasure Island printed in 3 colours. Light green hardback(gilt lettering to the spine,two small marks,ink marks,scratches and nicks on the edges of the spine,small nicks,dents,scratches and small mark on the cover) in VGC, no Dj cover as iisued.Nice and clean pages with small foxing marks and tainted on the outer edges,small foxing marks,nicks and creases on the edges of the pages,previous owner's name and date(1884) written on the edges of the half-title page,some foxing marks inside the first two and last two pages of the book.The book is in VGC for its age with light shelf wear.294pp. A collectable and scarce book.


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 (Second edition-1884)




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


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