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    Sale 2011

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    12 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 169

    STEVENSON, Robert Louis (1850-1894). Treasure Island. London: Cassell & Company, 1883.

    Price Realised  

    STEVENSON, Robert Louis (1850-1894). Treasure Island. London: Cassell & Company, 1883.

    8o. Half-title; frontispiece map in three colors. Original rust-colored cloth (some very light staining to covers); cloth folding case.

    FIRST EDITION, FIRST BINDING with the following issue points: "dead man's chest" not capitalized on pp. 2 and 7; the "7" is missing from the pagination on p. 127; the period dropped from line 20 of p. 178; "worse" for "worst" in line 3 at p. 197; 4-page publisher's advertisements dated "5G-783," which identifies this volumes as a first binding of the first edition. In this copy the "8" is lacking from the pagination on p. 83. Beinecke 240.


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