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

Treasure Island

by Stevenson, Robert Louis

Condition: Fine/Fine


Cassell & Company, London, 1883 First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Robert Louis Stevenson on a laid in signature. This book has ALL this First Issue points including the 4 page publisher's list dated 1883, "Dead Mans Chest" is NOT capitalized on pages 2 & 7, the number 2 on page 2 varies in size, the period is missing after the word "opportunity" on page 178, the word worst is misspelled as worse in the third line of page and the ORIGINAL map is present. A wonderful copy bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's cloth with minor wear to the spine and edges. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A sharp copy SIGNED by the author in collector's condition. Includes a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/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


  • Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: ABE-12288660011
  • Title: Treasure Island
  • Author: Stevenson, Robert Louis
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Jacket condition: Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Cassell & Company, London
  • Date published: 1883


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

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