Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson, Edmund Dulac (Illustrator) 1932 - Garden City Publishing Company, New York “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 Edmund Dulac. 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.

Edmund Dulac [1882-1923] is remembered as an eminent artist of the ‘Golden Age of Illustration’ that occurred during the early twentieth century. Born in France, Dulac studied law at the University of Toulouse, but later dropped his law studies in order to pursue his career as an artist. After briefly studying art in Paris at the Académie Julian, Dulac moved to London in 1904 where he was commissioned by J.M. Dent to illustrate the collected works of the Bronte sisters. Some of Dulac’s most famously illustrated books include The Arabian Nights, The Rubáiyat of Omar Khayámm, Sinbad and the Sailor, The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales from the Old French, The Bells and Other Poems by Edgar Allan Poe, and Stories from Hans Christian Andersen. As Dulac continued illustrating, the influence of Orientalism became more pronounced in his work, infusing his palette with brighter coloration; this style won him praise for its exquisite use of detail and hue. After the first world war Dulac found work as a set designer, as well as designing postage stamps, bookplates, and theatre graphics.

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

Provenance: Betty Stockhouse with fathers gift inscription dated December 25, 1937, and with her later ownership plate as Ms. B. Cline.

Octavo (22.5 x 16.5 cm). pp. xi [3] 17-287 [3]. In publishers green cloth, lettered in yellow to front board and spine, illustration stamped to front board, with illustrated endpapers.
  Condition: Near fine, wear to corners.   Ref: 108687   Price: HK$ 800