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Treasure Island

by Stevenson, Robert Louis

Condition: Fine


London:: Cassell and Co., Ltd., 1883. Early issue with most first state issue points including: "Dead man's chest" not capitalized on pp.2 and 7; "a" lacking in line 6 on p.63; "period dropped from line 20 on p.178: "worse" for "worst" in line 3 on p. 197; and frontispiece map in three colors. Magnificently bound in full crushed, crimson levant gilt, with golden sailing ship on the front cover. Spine with raised bands, gilt rules and lettering. Bookplate on ffep. Custom crimson clolt slipcase. A wonderful copy of Stevenson's eternal classic.. First Edition. Full Crushed Crimson Levant. Fine. Small 8vo..

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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