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Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson Norman Price illustrator 1947 Edition HB DJ

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A Great Antique Edition (65 years old) of Robert Louis Stevensons Ever Loved Classic
TREASURE ISLAND~Gloriously illustrated by Norman Price, in color and black and white exclusively for THE ILLUSTRATED JUNIOR LIBRARY~~Mostly Black and White illustrations, however the 8 or 9 color plates are full page and wonderful~~could be removed easily enough for framing for wall art~
Book in VG condition for it's age with slight wear and tear around the edges of cover, and the original DJ is a bit shabby~~the book is intact and very tight~~also included is a vintage card with a note that I found inside~~A handwritten greeting to owner of book is written on cover page and Dated 1949~~Nice collectible edition~~ Would make a lovely gift for someone special~ A Great coffee table book~

Says inside: Designed by Oscar OGG , the special contents of this edition are copyright, 1947, by Grosset & dunlap, Inc. Printed in the United States of America
by Kingsport Press, Inc., Kingsport, Tenn.

Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of "pirates and buried gold". First published as a book on May 23, 1883, it was originally serialized in the children's magazine Young Folks between 1881–82 under the title Treasure Island; or, the mutiny of the Hispaniola with Stevenson adopting the pseudonym Captain George North.

Traditionally considered a coming-of-age story, Treasure Island is an adventure tale known for its atmosphere, characters and action, and also as a wry commentary on the ambiguity of morality — as seen in Long John Silver — unusual for children's literature then and now. It is one of the most frequently dramatized of all novels. The influence of Treasure Island on popular perceptions of pirates is enormous, including treasure maps marked with an "X", schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen carrying parrots on their shoulders.

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer. His best-known books include Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. He has been greatly admired by many authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, Marcel Schwob, Vladimir Nabokov, J. M. Barrie, and G. K. Chesterton, who said of him that he "seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikins."

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson Norman Price illustrator 1947 Edition HB DJ


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