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TREASURE ISLAND - - First UK Printing, A Signed Presentation Copy with original Drawing

TREASURE ISLAND - - First UK Printing, A Signed Presentation Copy with original Drawing

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TREASURE ISLAND - - First UK Printing, A Signed Presentation Copy with original Drawing

by Stevenson, Robert Louis. Illustrated by Ralph Steadman

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London: Harrap & Co, 1985. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First Printing. A splendid and unique copy of the Ralph Steadman illustrated version of Treasure Island - inscribed by the artist at the front endpapers to fellow artist and writer Posy Simmonds. Inscription reads, "For Posy Simmonds from me, Ralph Steadman". In addition to the huge inscription in gold ink the artist has drawn a skeleton beneath the existing skull illustration. Bumped at the crown and lower corners, otherwise Near Fine. Dustjacket - unclipped, tiny chip to the surface of the rear panel, Near Fine. Provenance: From the library of Posy Simmonds

Synopsis

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. 

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Great book, absolutely loved reading it.
On Sep 13 2014, a reader said:
A wonderful Penguin hard bound edition. Fun to read it again.

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Bookseller
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Bookseller's Inventory #
0501202203
Title
TREASURE ISLAND - - First UK Printing, A Signed Presentation Copy with original Drawing
Author
Stevenson, Robert Louis. Illustrated by Ralph Steadman
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket Condition
Near Fine
Quantity Available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Publisher
Harrap & Co
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1985
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
CHILDREN'S CLASSICS, ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, LONG JOHN SILVER, PIRATES, ORIGINAL ARTWORK, SIGNED PRESENTATION COPIES, GONZO, AUTHOR INSCRIPTIONS, BY ARTIST
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Children's Illustrated Books;

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