First edition, first issue of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, published in 1883.
Octavo, viii, 292pp, . Publisher’s blue cloth, title in gilt on spine. Light rubbing to boards, wear at heal of spine, light soiling and sunning. Black endpapers, both hinges starting but stable, solid text block. Frontispiece map printed in three colors. Publisher’s 4-page advertisements at rear, with “5G-783” date code.
Includes the following points: “Dean Man’s Chest” not capitalized on page 2 and 7; “v” in vain is broken on page 40 (last line); the “7” is missing from the pagination on page 127; period dropped from page 178, line 20, following “opportunity;” “worse” for “worst” on page 197 (line 3).
Housed in a custom red chemise, quarter red morocco, decorative raised bands, light wear to boards.
(Beinecke 240-241) (Prideaux 11)