Treasure Island

STEVENSON, Robert Louis

STEVENSON, Robert Louis Treasure Island

Cassell, 1883.

First edition, first issue with eight pages of adverts dated 5R-1083, thought to be earliest state. Contains textual points, 'rain' for 'vain' on page 40, 'dead man's chest' not capitalised on page 2 and 'worse' for 'worst' on page 197. The 7 is present in page 127 and the 8 present in page 83. Frontispiece map printed in three colours. A fine copy, with just the slightest trace of wear to the spine ends and a small abrasion to the rear joint. Internally, exceptionally fresh and tight with a neat, superficial repair to the front hinge. A superb copy, about as bright and clean as one could hope to find. Housed in a quarter morocco slipcase and chemise.

Treasure Island established itself as a classic, drawing plaudits from the widest range of literary sensibilities. In 1890 W.B. Yeats wrote to tell [Stevenson] that the book was the only one in which his seafaring grandfather had ever taken any pleasure and that he reread it on his deathbed with infinite satisfaction. Jack London, in so many ways RLS's true spiritual heir, declared: 'His Treasure Island will be a classic to go down with Robinson Crusoe, Through the Looking Glass and The Jungle Books' (Frank McLynn - Robert Louis Stevenson). In more recent times Michael Morpurgo lists this book as the first to impress and influence him.

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