Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson, Edmund Dulac (1927)


Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson, Edmund Dulac (1927)


With 12 tipped-in colour plates by Edmund Dulac, and the artist’s personal favourite.

Title: Treasure Island

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson, Edmund Dulac (illus)

Publisher: George H. Doran, New York. No date, circa 1927.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. In excellent condition. Slight water damage to top edge and slight wear to half-title page. Text clean, binding tight. With 12 tipped-in colour plates as issued. 287pp., app 9.5″x 6.5″. Overseas shipping will cost extra.

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About Treasure Island (from Goodreads):

“For sheer storytelling delight and pure adventure, Treasure Island has never been surpassed. From the moment young Jim Hawkins first encounters the sinister Blind Pew at the Admiral Benbow Inn until the climactic battle for treasure on a tropic isle, the novel creates scenes and characters that have fired the imaginations of generations of readers. Written by a superb prose stylist, a master of both action and atmosphere, the story centers upon the conflict between good and evil – but in this case a particularly engaging form of evil. It is the villainy of that most ambiguous rogue Long John Silver that sets the tempo of this tale of treachery, greed, and daring. Designed to forever kindle a dream of high romance and distant horizons, Treasure Island is, in the words of G. K. Chesterton, ‘the realization of an ideal, that which is promised in its provocative and beckoning map; a vision not only of white skeletons but also green palm trees and sapphire seas.’ G. S. Fraser terms it ‘an utterly original book’ and goes on to write: ‘There will always be a place for stories like Treasure Island that can keep boys and old men happy.’

About Dulac (from Wikipedia):

Edmund Dulac (born Edmond Dulac; October 22, 1882 – May 25, 1953) was a French-born, British naturalised magazine illustrator, book illustrator and stamp designer. Born in Toulouse he studied law but later turned to the study of art the École des Beaux-Arts. He moved to London early in the 20th century and in 1905 received his first commission to illustrate the novels of the Brontë Sisters. During World War I, Dulac produced relief books and when after the war the deluxe children’s book market shrank he turned to magazine illustrations among other ventures. He designed banknotes during World War II and postage stamps, most notably those that heralded the beginning of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign.