1926 Rare Morocco Binding - TREASURE ISLAND by Stevenson. Illustrated by N. C. Wyeth.
Regular price $350 USD
Title: Treasure Island. Illustrated by N. C. Wyeth.
Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Son, 1926.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 9.5 " X 7.5 ".
Pages: xiii-273 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good, near fine half morocco leather binding with nice pirate onlays in leather on the spine (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Near fine content (bright, tight, and clean - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the Treasure Island map and the nine wonderful color illustrations by N. C. Wyeth.
The book: Attractive Edition of Treasure Island in a beautiful binding and wonderfully illustrated by N. C. Wyeth.
Treasure Island (originally The Sea Cook: A Story for Boys) is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of "buccaneers and buried gold." Its influence is enormous on popular perceptions of pirates, including such elements as treasure maps marked with an "X", schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen bearing parrots on their shoulders.
As one of the most frequently dramatized of all novels, Treasure Island was originally considered a coming-of-age story and is noted for its atmosphere, characters, and action. It was originally serialized in the children's magazine Young Folks from 1881 through 1882 under the title Treasure Island or the mutiny of the Hispaniola, credited to the pseudonym "Captain George North".
The author: Robert Louis Stevenson (born Robert Lewis Balfour Stevenson; 13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer, most noted for writing Treasure Island, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Kidnapped, and A Child's Garden of Verses.
The illustrator: Newell Convers Wyeth (October 22, 1882 – October 19, 1945), known as N. C. Wyeth, was an American painter and illustrator. He was the pupil of Howard Pyle and became one of America's most well-known illustrators. Wyeth created more than 3,000 paintings and illustrated 112 books — 25 of them for Scribner's, the Scribner Classics, which is the body of work for which he is best known. The first of these, Treasure Island, was one of his masterpieces and the proceeds paid for his studio. Wyeth was a realist painter at a time when the camera and photography began to compete with his craft. Sometimes seen as melodramatic, his illustrations were designed to be understood quickly. Wyeth, who was both a painter and an illustrator, understood the difference, and said in 1908, "Painting and illustration cannot be mixed—one cannot merge from one into the other."
He is the father of Andrew Wyeth and the grandfather of Jamie Wyeth, both also well-known American painters.
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