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Treasure Island

by Stevenson, Robert Louis

Condition: Near Fine


New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1981. Reprint of the N. C. Wyeth edition for Scribners. This being the limited edition, containing the previously unpublished first sketch by Wyeth for Treasure Island. No 655 of 750 copies specially bound in black cloth with gilt spine lettering and colour paper image to the front cover and housed in a black cloth slipcase. Near fine copy. . Hardcover. Near Fine. Illus. by N. C. Wyeth.

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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