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Treasure Island by  Robert Louis Stevenson - 1st Edition - 1883 - from Quintessential Rare Books, LLC and Biblio.co.uk

Treasure Island

by Stevenson, Robert Louis

Condition: Near Fine


Cassell & Company, London, 1883 First Edition, with 4 pages of advertisements at end, dated "5G-783" which identifies this volume as a first binding of the first edition. The following first issue points are also present "dead man's chest" not capitalized on pages 2 or 7; the first letter of "vain" broken in the last line on page 40; the "a" missing in line 6, page 63; the period not present after "opportunity" in line 20, page 178; "worse" for "worst" in line 3, page 197. Mixed issue points include: the "7" overstamped in the pagination on page 127 and the "8" is present in the pagination on page 83. The book is bound in the publisher's ORIGINAL green cloth with light wear to the spine and edges. The pages are clean with minor discoloration. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy in collector's condition.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

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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