• The William E. Self Library, I auction at Christies

    Sale 2153

    The William E. Self Library, Important English and American Literature

    4 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 184

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

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

    8o. 8-page publisher's advertisement at end. Frontispiece map in three colors. (Some light foxing as usual.) Original olive green cloth, spine gilt-lettered (slight leaning, upper hinge starting, rubbing to spine ends and corners); cloth folding case.

    FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, FIRST BINDING, with the following issue points: "dead man's chest" not capitalized on pp. 2 line 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. Beinecke 240.


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