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Treasure Island by  Robert Louis Stevenson - First Edition - 1883 - from Temple Rare Books and

Treasure Island

by Stevenson, Robert Louis

Condition: Good+

London, Paris & New York: Cassell & Company, Limited, 1883. viii, 292pp, [8]p adverts. Original sage green cloth, title, author and publisher in gilt to spine, black endpapers. Very slightly rubbed, minor spine lean, minor marking to upper cover, minor bumping to corners, light foxing to edges of text block. Internally some light foxing to text, but generally fairly bright and clean, small tear to head of second leaf of adverts where opened a little carelessly. Frontispiece map with tissue guard. Now housed in a cloth chemise and quarter bound morocco slipcase with raised bands and gilt title. With the October adverts numbered 5-R 1083. With most of the early issue points, including the uncapitalised 'dead mans chest' on pages 2 and 7; with the 'a' missing on the sixth line of page 63; the '8' is absent from the page number of page 83 but the '7' is present on page 127; the full stop is absent from line 20 on page 178 and with 'worse' instead of 'worst' on the third line of page 197. Prideaux 11. First Edition. Hardback. Good+. 8vo.
  • Bookseller: Temple Rare Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 001363
  • Title: Treasure Island
  • Author: Stevenson, Robert Louis
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Good+
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Cassell & Company, Limited
  • Place: London, Paris & New York
  • Date published: 1883
  • Keywords: Noisbn, Treasure Island, Fiction, Stevenson
  • Size: 8vo


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