Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Robert Louis Stevenson. Treasure Island. London: Cassell & Company, 1883. First edition. Octavo (191 x 124 mm). viii, 292, [4, ad] pages. Frontispiece map of Treasure Island. Advertisements correctly dated "5R-10.83" for the first printing. Original light yellow-green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Housed in a custom case. Original black coated endpapers with Maggs description tipped in, and remnants of other descriptions no longer attached. Boards and board edges rubbed, ink mark on front board, small stain on rear board, lower corners bumped. Text block a bit shaken, edges lightly toned and faintly foxed, front hinge cracked, rear hinge starting, occasional dust soiling on outer margins of leaves, morocco bookplate of "Josiah Kirby Lilly" (founder of the Lilly Library at Indiana University) adhered to front free endpaper, unrelated contemporary ink ownership signature dated "December 10, 1883" on front free endpaper verso. A very good, bright copy of the most famous pirate story ever written, the adventures of young Jim Hawkins and his race for treasure against pirate Long John Silver.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2017
    8th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 432

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 October 24 Estate of John Steinbeck Manuscripts Grand Format Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    We had a wonderful time in New York during the October 2013 Historical Manuscripts auction that featured my mother’s papers collected during her tenure as Martin Luther King, Jr.’s secretary. In fact, the entire experience from beginning to end has been a pleasure.
    Howard Ballou,
    Brandon, MS
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 June 9 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 June 9 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,097,506