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TREASURE ISLAND

by Stevenson Robert Louis

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London: Cassell and Company, 1883. First edition, first issue. In this copy the advertisements are dated "5G-783", the pagination is correctly printed on p.83, and the "7" is missing from the pagination on p.127. Original map as called for opposite the title-page. 8vo, publisher's original bright red cloth with gilt-lettered spine and covers ruled in blind. Housed in a quarter red morocco clamshell case. viii, 292, ads. A handsome and quite pleasing copy, only lightly rubbed with the spine panel somewhat mellowed as usual. A little minor evidence of age, a pleasant and collectible copy. RARE FIRST EDITION IN COLLECTOR’S CONDITION OF ONE OF THE GREAT BOOKS IN THE HISTORY OF WORLD LITERATURE. Very scarce in the red cloth binding. The first chapter contains the original appearance of the classic pirate refrain:
“Fifteen men on the Dead Man’s Chest-
Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!”
Drink and the devil had done for the rest-
Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum!

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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