Treasure Island and Kidnapped.London, Cassell and Company, Ltd, 1909 Stock Code: 138093
NotesFirst combined edition (first published thus in August 1907), fifth impression, in an attractive deluxe binding. Treasure Island (1883) and Kidnapped (1886) were the first of Stevenson's novels to be published by Cassell, both first serialized in Young Folks, then afterwards published in book form, and they remained among the best-sellers on Cassell's list for many years.
Octavo. Publisher's deluxe pink-orange limp covers in straight-grain morocco with yapp edges, titles in gilt direct to spine, pictorial design of a tree with foliate and floral motifs in gilt to spine and within gilt rules to front cover, gilt edges, green pictorial silk-grain endpapers with gold dusting effect, white silk page marker.
Title page and editor's note within elaborate borders of English rose, Scottish thistle, and Irish shamrock motifs; a map.
Neat contemporary gift inscription to first blank. Spine a touch sunned, slight splaying to covers, a tiny hole to front joint, edges a trifle rubbed, still a very attractive binding, faint foxing to first and last few leaves, otherwise clean and unmarked.
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