An Exceptional Copy of Treasure Island, with a Stevenson Check Signed to His Stepson

    Robert Louis Stevenson. Treasure Island. London, Paris & New York: Cassell & Company, 1883. First edition, with the following first issue points: "dead man's chest" not capitalized on pp. 2 and 7; "rain" for "vain" in the last line of p. 40; the "a" is not present in line 6 on p. 63; the "7" is bolder than the other numbers and slightly raised above them in the pagination on p. 127; lacking the period following "opportunity" in line 20 of p. 178; "worse" for "worst" in line 3 on page 197. Octavo. vii, 292, [4, ads dated "5R-1083" and incorrectly listing Treasure Island as having 304 pages] pages. Frontispiece map in four colors. Publisher's full green diagonally-ribbed cloth with gilt spine titles. Housed in a handsome solander box of green leather over marbled boards. Minor edge wear to the book. Hinges repaired. Some foxing to the text. Spine cloth slightly darkened. A very attractive copy. A signed check from Stevenson to S. Lloyd Osbourne is laid into a protective sleeve mounted to the inside front of the box cover. Osbourne was Stevenson's stepson, and the two men co-authored three books together. Mild edge wear to the check.

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