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STEVENSON, Robert Louis.
Treasure Island
London: Cassell and Company, Limited,, 1885. Illustrated Edition. Octavo (187 x 120 mm). Original red cloth, spine and covers lettered and decorated in black and gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed, yellow surface-paper endpapers. Colour map frontispiece with tissue guard, engraved additional title, 25 engraved plates after F. T. Merrill and others. Spine rolled and slightly faded, traces of effaced label at foot, tips bumped, cloth very lightly soiled overall, pale spotting to prelims and terminal advertisement leaves, very occasional pale finger- and other marks to margins. A very good copy. First illustrated UK edition of Stevenson's classic, which was originally serialised in the magazine Young Folks between October 1881 and January 1882, and published in book form the following year. The first US edition, issued by Roberts Bros in 1884, was also illustrated, but contained four plates only. Uncommon.
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