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Treasure Island by  Robert Louis Stevenson - First Edition - 1883 - from Temple Rare Books (SKU: 001363)

Treasure Island

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Treasure Island

by Stevenson, Robert Louis

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  • Hardcover
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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.


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Temple Rare Books GB (GB)
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Treasure Island
Stevenson, Robert Louis
Book condition
Used - Good+
First Edition
Cassell & Company, Limited
Place of Publication
London, Paris & New York
Date published
Noisbn, Treasure Island, Fiction, Stevenson

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About Temple Rare Books

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The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]
raised band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books.  The bands are created...[more]
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]
A term used to denote a condition a slight grade better than Good.
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
text block
Most simply the inside pages of a book.  More precisely, the block of paper formed by the cut and stacked pages of a...[more]
First Edition
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A new book is a book previously not circulated to a buyer. Although a new book is typically free of any faults or defects,...[more]
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
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