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Lot 245: STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS. Treasure Island.

19TH & 20TH CENTURY LITERATURE

by Swann Auction Galleries

10 November 2016

New York, NY, USA

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Description: STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS. Treasure Island. Frontispiece map in four colors; tissue-guard. 8vo, publisher's gilt-lettered green cloth, slight lean, extremities rubbed; light intermittent spotting to contents, discreet bookseller's label to front and rear pastedowns. London: Cassell & Company, 1883

Notes: first edition, mixed (mainly first) issue with 4 pages of advertisements at end, dated "5G-783" which identifies this volume as a first binding of the first edition. With the following first issue points: "dead man's chest" not capitalized on pages 2 or 7; the first letter of "vain" broken in the last line on page 40; the "a" missing in line 6, page 63; the period not present after "opportunity" in line 20, page 178; "worse" for "worst" in line 3, page 197. Mixed issue points include: the "7" overstamped in the pagination on page 127 and the "8" is present in the pagination on page 83. McKay, 240-41; Prideaux 11; Beinecke 240.

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