Treasure Island

by Stevenson, Robert Louis

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. 

First Edition Identification

Treasure Island was first published as a book by Cassell and Company of London in 1883. First editions have 1883 as the year of publication on the title page with the copyright page left blank. First editions also contain multiple points of issue, including (but not limited to): "Dead Man’s Chest" is uncapitalized on pages 2 and 7, “rain” instead of “vain” in the last line of pg. 40, the “7” is missing from the pagination on pg. 127, "worse" for "worst" in the third line of pg. 197.

Other Collectible or Notable Editions

Published in 1927, Edmund Dulac illustrated an edition of Treasure Island for Ernest Benn of London. With only 50 numbered copies printed on handmade paper and signed by Dulac, a copy of this edition sells for upwards of $10,000.

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Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Toronto: The Musson Book Company. . In very good condition. . Edition: First Canadian Edition., Binding: contemporary morocco, title in gilt on spine, flat spine with decorative gilt compartments. Author’s initials in gilt lettering on upper board. , Notes: Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of “buccaneers and buried… Read more about this item
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by Robert Louis Stevenson

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1884
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Cassell & Company Limited, London, 1884. Second Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition. Book Frontispiece map plate printed in gray and three other colors (red, brown and blue). Second edition issue points (besides the fact it is stated to be the Second Edition on the title page) include: "dead man's chest" uncapitalized on pages 2… Read more about this item
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by Stevenson, Robert Louis

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1884
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London: Cassell and Company, Limited, 1884. Second Edition. Hardcover. Octavo, viii, 292, [8] pages. In Very Good minus condition. Full binding of red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Minor shelfwear. Chipping and rubbing along spine. Bumping to corners. Age-toning and foxing to text block. Bookplate on front pastedown. Some repair done to front and rear pastedowns. With 8… Read more about this item
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by STEVENSON, Robert Louis

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1883
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first edition 8vo. viii, 292pp., frontispiece map plate printed in grey and three other colours, original rust brown cloth lettered in gilt on spine, small capital 'R' shape (presumably Rutherford's initial - see below) cut out of the blank top margin of the title page, small burn hole in blank upper margin of… Read more about this item
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by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Robert Louis Stevenson TREASURE ISLAND Grosset Dunlap New York 1st Edition Green boards. RARE - Dust Jacket (See Photo) .
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by Stevenson, Robert Louis

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Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1884. First American Edition. First American edition. viii, 292, [4 ads] pp. with frontispiece map. Bound in publisher's yellowish brown cloth with black lettering, floral endpapers. Very Good, well-rubbed along edges, slight lean, binding shaken, rear hinge starting, a few page gatherings proud, former owner's inscription on front free endpaper, a few small stains and corner… Read more about this item
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by Robert Louis Stevenson

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1923
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William Heinemann Ltd, 1923. First thus. Hardback book. Fair/No jacket. Spine faded. Light marks and discolouration to covers. Stain to front cover and page edges. For more information on our condition gradings, see Terms of Sale below.
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by Robert Louis Stevenson

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1884
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Cassell & Company, Limited, 1884. Second edition. Hardcover. Very good/No Dj cover as issued. VGC.Cassell & Company, Limited, London, 1884.Second edition with some of the first issue points. dead man's chest on pages 2 and 7, rain for vain in the last line of page 40, the 8 is present in the pagination on page 83, which is generally missing,… Read more about this item
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by STEVENSON, Robert Louis

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London: Cassell & Company, 1883. First edition, first issue with "dead man's chest" not capitalized on pp. 2 and 7; The first letter for "rain" or "vain" in the last line of p. 40 is broken so we can't tell which state it is; the "a" is not present in line 6 of p. 63; the "8" is not… Read more about this item
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by Robert Louis Stevenson

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by Stevenson, Robert Louis

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1883
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Cassell, 1883. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A very good first printing with all first issue points present. Housed in a custom-made collector's case.
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by Stevenson, Robert Louis

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1883
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London: Cassell & Company, Limited, 1883. First edition, early issue. Very good.. First printing of this beloved tale of pirates and treasure maps, the touchstone for the modern concept of the peg-legged pirate with unexpected depth of character. With numerous film, TV, and theater adaptations that cast everyone from Orson Welles to Tim Curry and the Muppets as… Read more about this item
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TREASURE ISLAND - - First UK Printing, A Signed Presentation Copy with original Drawing
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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… Read more about this item
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Treasure Island

by Stevenson, Robert Louis

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1924
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Philadelphia: John C. Winston. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Boards rubbed, jacket tattered.. 1924. Hardcover. Introduction and notes by Gilbert Sykes Blakely. Four color plates and numerous other illustrations by Frank Godwin. Red cloth binding with color illustration on front boards. xv, 304pp. ; The Children's Bookshelf; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .
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by Robert Louis Stevenson

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No publishing date. The classic tale of pirates and treasure. 177 pages with a colour illustration. Book in good condition with tanning and fading to spine (see photos).
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by Stevenson, Robert Louis

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1883
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Cassell &Co, 1883. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A very good first printing with all first issue points present. Housed in a custom-made fold-out case. Comes with a letter by the bookseller, Francis Edwards from London, to his client, dated December 16th 1924, in which he states that this is a first edition.
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Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson

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1895
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USA: Roberts Brothers, 1895. New Edition . Decorative Cloth. Very Good ++/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. F T Merrit. New Edition Thus 1895. Illustrated with 4 black and white plates by F T Merrit and a map. Early illustrated editions in collectible condition are very uncommon. Book is very good and bright. Spine… Read more about this item
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Treasure Island.

by STEVENSON, Robert Louis.

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1883
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London: Cassell & Company, Limited,, 1883. Immediately hailed by critics as a classic First edition of this classic of children's literature, the greatest of all pirate tales. Treasure Island was inspired by the now-famous treasure map the author had drawn to entertain his young stepson "on a rainy day in the Scottish Highlands" (Grolier). It was first serialized in… Read more about this item
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by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. "The Reader's Library", Lucan Lexow, Editor. Condition: Very Good. J H Sears & Company, Inc., Publishers, New York. Undated but c. 1920. Set up, Printed and Bound by THE KINGSPORT PRESS, Kingsport, Tennessee. Owner's name written inside endpaper; otherwise unmarked. Binding tight with slight tears to back endpaper. 6.5… Read more about this item
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Treasure Island / by Robert Louis Stevenson ; illustrated by A. M. Trotter

Treasure Island / by Robert Louis Stevenson ; illustrated by A. M. Trotter

by Stevenson, Robert Louis (1850-1894)

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London ; New York : T. Nelson. Edition Unstated. Softcover. Previous owners' signatures. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Series: Nelson Classics. Physical description: 281p., [17] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 18cm. Notes: No clear date of publication… Read more about this item
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