Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson, N. C. Wyeth (illustrator) 1911 - Cassell & Co., London - First English edition with the N. C. Wyeth illustrations “Fifteen men on the Dead Man’s Chest Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum! Drink and the devil had done for the rest Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!”

A timeless Pirate classic, with colour illustrations by N. C. Wyeth, and a map, of course.

Join young Jim Hawkins as he accompanies the dastardly crew of ‘la Hispaniola’, including Long John Silver and his parrot, in pursuit the lost treasure of the infamous Captain Flint. Filled to the brim with mischief, murder and mayhem, the novel remains one of the most popular stories ever written.
  The concept for Treasure Island ‘grew from a map that Stevenson and his stepson Lloyd Osbourne devised together on holiday in Scotland. The flamboyant one-legged anti-hero Long John Silver was suggested by Stevenson’s friend Henley.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish novelist, essayist and travel writer, best known for his enduring romantic adventure story,
Treasure Island and his alarming psychological allegory, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and and Mr Hyde.

Born in Needham, Massachusetts in 1882, N.C. (Newell Convers) Wyeth was one of the most successful illustrators of his time, and the pre-eminent example of the results of Howard Pyle’s illustrative techniques. During his career, Wyeth painted nearly 4,000 illustrations for books and magazines, many of them embracing the American Western theme, and filled with cowboys, Indians, gun fighters and gold miners. He also illustrated many popular children’s stories, including
Tom Sawyer and Treasure Island, establishing visual images of characters that remained in young readers’ minds for generations. Tragically, Wyeth was killed in a car accident at a railroad crossing in 1945. Significant public collections of his work are on display at the Brandywine River Musem, in Chadds Ford, Delaware, Pennsylvania.

References: Balfour,
The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson 1901. National Museum of American Illustration, web. Canby, Life 1944.

Quarto (24.1 x 18.8 cm). pp. [4] vii-xiv 273 [3]. Front free endpaper removed. In publisher’s green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front panel with onlay of Wythe Illustration incorporating title, top edge tinted green, colour illustrated endpapers.
  Condition: Very good, light rubbing to front pictorial panel, and wear to corners, front half of block a little shaken.   Ref: 108561   Price: HK$ 1,000