29 June 2005
STEVENSON, Robert Louis (1850-1894). Treasure Island. London: Cassell & Company, 1883.
8o. Half-title; frontispiece map in three colors (some occasional pale spotting). Original sage green cloth (some light soiling and minor wear at spine ends); quarter morocco folding case.
FIRST EDITION, with early issue points: "dead man's chest" not capitalized on pp. 2 and 7; the "7" 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; 8-page publisher's advertisements dated "5R-1083," which identifies this volumes as a third or fourth binding of the first edition. In this copy the "8" is lacking from the pagination on p. 83. Stevenson's novel is the basis for at least five motion pictures. Beinecke 240.
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