• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 269

    STEVENSON, Robert Louis (1850-1894). Treasure Island. London, Paris & New York: Cassell & Company, 1883. 8° (191 x 123mm). Half title, facsimile frontispiece map printed in 3 colours, 4 pages publisher's catalogue bound in at end (stitching in a few gatherings weak, gathering F & H starting to detach, very light marginal browning). Original green cloth (head and tail of spine quite chipped, extremities lightly rubbed). Provenance: "To Clive. With Father's love! Xmas [18]83" (inscription on title) -- E. Clive Street (signature on endpaper and booklabel).

    Price Realised  

    STEVENSON, Robert Louis (1850-1894). Treasure Island. London, Paris & New York: Cassell & Company, 1883. 8° (191 x 123mm). Half title, facsimile frontispiece map printed in 3 colours, 4 pages publisher's catalogue bound in at end (stitching in a few gatherings weak, gathering F & H starting to detach, very light marginal browning). Original green cloth (head and tail of spine quite chipped, extremities lightly rubbed). Provenance: "To Clive. With Father's love! Xmas [18]83" (inscription on title) -- E. Clive Street (signature on endpaper and booklabel).

    FIRST EDITION 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; without the full-stop in line 20 of p.178; "worse" for "worst" in line 3 at p. 197; 4-page publisher's advertisements dated "5G-783". Gumuchian 5443; Osborne II, 1030; Prideaux p.27; Slater p.42.


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