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Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson - First Edition - 1927 - from E C Books and

Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Condition: Very Good/No Jacket

London : Ernest Benn Limited, 1927 A very good copy of the first edition of this work illustrated by Edmund Dulac. In the original red cloth binding with decorative black design to front board edges and black titles to spine. With 12 colour plates by Dulac and numerous black and white illustrations, vignettes, head and tail pieces and decorative initial capitals. The cloth binding is in very good condition with some fading to the spine and the front board close to the spine, and pulling to spine ends. There is some wear to corners. Internally there is a small Stevenson copyright stamp to the front pastedown. Contents are in very good clean condition. The free endpapers have some browning and the final page is browned. 1 page is unopened. The very occasional spot to pages.

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

  • Bookseller: E C Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 032732
  • Title: Treasure Island
  • Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Illustrator: Edmund Dulac
  • Format/binding: Decorative Cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Ernest Benn Limited
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1927
  • Keywords: Edmund dulac; pirates; buried treasure; stevenson; colour plate books
  • Bookseller catalogs: LITERATURE; Illustrated; Children's;
  • Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall


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On Sep 13 2014, said:
  "A wonderful Penguin hard bound edition. Fun to read it again."

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