• 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 185

    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. Blue morocco gilt, gilt edges, by Bayntun, original cloth covers and spine bound in at end; slipcase.

    FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE with the following issue points: "dead man's chest" not capitalized on pp. 2 line 7; the "7" is added to the pagination on p. 127; the period dropped from line 20 of p. 178; "worse" for "worst" in line 3 at p. 197; 8-page publisher's advertisements dated "5R-12.83," which identifies this volumes as the third or forth binding of the first edition. Beinecke 240.


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