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Treasure Island (Second Edition) by Robert Louis Stevenson - Hardcover - Second Edition - 1884 - from Quaint Book Shop, IOBA and

Treasure Island (Second Edition)

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Condition: Very Good Condition

Cassell & Company Limited, London, 1884. Second Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition. Book Frontispiece map plate printed in gray and three other colors (red, brown and blue). Second edition issue points (besides the fact it is stated to be the Second Edition on the title page) include: "dead man's chest" uncapitalized on pages 2 and 7, "rain" for "vain" in the last line of page 40, the "a" is missing from the phrase "at a glance" at the break between lines 5/6 on page 63, "worse" for "worst" in line 3 of page 197, the period is missing following "opportunity" in line 20 of page 178, and "Treasure Island" is listed as having 304 pages on page 4 of the publisher's advertisements. Includes 8 pages of advertisements dated with the code "5R-12.83" with the last two leaves (pp. 5/6 & 7/8) still uncut. Additional pictures available upon inquiry Size: 7.5"-8" - Small Octavo (Sm. 8vo). 292 pages. Item Type: Book. The text block is bright and unmarked, except for three small pencil marks at the bottom margin of the last page of the advertisements. The book is bound in the original green silk with the title on the spine in bright gilt in the same format as the First Edition. Very uncommon in the original cloth. The top corners remain sharp with slight wear at the tips. The bottom corners have been bumped (the front more than the rear) and show wear, but are not worn through. There is a slight lean to the book. The front hinge is shaken, mainly because the front paste down has torn revealing the super (or mull) underneath. The rear hinge is strong. The binding is broken (exposing the super, but still holding) at the beginning and end of signature F. The tissue between the frontispiece and title page is intact. There is some small scattered foxing, mainly carrying over into the outside margins from the page edges, but the pages are mainly clean. There is a thumbprint at the top corner of p. 121 and p. 79 is dog-eared. Previous owner's name written with fountain pen at the top edge of the front paste down and verso of the front free end paper. Edges show some foxing, though it is hard to see until the pages are opened. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1 lb 1 oz. Category: Fiction; Britain/UK; 18th century; Main Picture: Stevenson, Treasure Island (Second Edition), 1884 - Front cover and spine. Picture 2: Stevenson, Treasure Island (Second Edition), 1884 - Rear cover and spine. Picture 3: Stevenson, Treasure Island (Second Edition), 1884 - Rear cover and page edges. Picture 4: Stevenson, Treasure Island (Second Edition), 1884 - Front cover and page edges. Picture 5: Stevenson, Treasure Island (Second Edition), 1884 - Map on frontis and Title page. Picture 6: Stevenson, Treasure Island (Second Edition), 1884 - Front paste down and free end paper showing p/o signature and crack in hinge; verso of free end paper showing p/o signature and half title page . Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 1092. .

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)

  • Bookseller: Quaint Book Shop, IOBA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 1092
  • Title: Treasure Island (Second Edition)
  • Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Format/binding: Hardcover (Original Cloth)
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good Condition
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Second Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Cassell & Company Limited
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1884
  • Keywords: BZDB22 NOISBN Fiction; Britain/UK; 18th century; Treasure Island Second Edition Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Bookseller catalogs: Fiction;
  • Subjects: FICTION / General;


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


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