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Treasure Island by  Robert Louis Stevenson - 1st Edition. 1st Issue - 1883 - from The Scarlet Pimpernel and Biblio.co.uk

Treasure Island

by Stevenson, Robert Louis

Condition: Very Good/No Dj


London: Cassell & Co., 1883. brown buckram, slight rub to head & foot of spine, inscript to ffep. frontis with tissue guard, light foxing to first few pages, 292pp, plus adds, dated july 1883, (5G-783), "Dead Man’s Chest" is not capitalized on p 2 and 7, the font of the number 2 in the pagination varies in size, the 7 in p 127 is larger & bolder, p40 has, rain instead of vain, the period is missing from line 20 of p 178, following the word opportunity, worst is mispelled as worse in the third line of p 197 -----Advertisements---4--pages-dated " 5 G-783 "- This copy bears a dedication " Edward U Wellby--with his Aunt's & Uncle's love-- Clapham Common- Xmas 1883." and also has on the inside of the cover the book plate of Mr.Edward Welby" EW"----Original black coated endpapers-- --paper flaw to the lower blank margin of L3 ( pages 165-1966--- 167-168--- 169-170--- 171-172. . No Foxing in text- very compact.. 1st Edition. 1st Issue. Hard Back. Very Good/No Dj. 30 x 130 x 200 Mm.

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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