Title: Treasure Island
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Cover artist: Uncredited
Yours for: $25
- This book is from the very first year of mass-market paperback publishing. You can see the original super-nerdy Kangaroo logo for Pocket Books semi-camouflaged in front of the treasure chest.
- The condition on this book, given its age, is astonishing. The original permagloss is almost completely intact, the spine uncreased and square, the colors bold and vibrant. For a 73-yr-old paperback, it's exquisite.
- I don't think you're supposed to wear puffy pirate pants with trainers.
Best things about this back cover:
- "R.L.S."! I didn't know he was *known* by his initials. I thought that was just a stupid crosswordism. Revelation!
For it was not only a piece of stout, seamanly good feeling; it was good policy besides, and showed our enemies that we despised their cannonade.I'm not sure what one can add to "seamanly good feeling."
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