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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, First Printing with the 4 page publisher's list and the ORIGINAL map is present. A wonderful copy bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's cloth with light wear to the boards. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. An attractive copy of this First Edition housed in a custom clamshell slipcase.. 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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