This copy of TREASURE ISLAND was my father’s. It is from Collins’ ‘Laurel & Gold’ series, measures 16x11cm so fits easily into a pocket, and is bound in a pale green linen. In 1933 my father was nine. It is inscribed in pencil with his name and the date which makes it a second edition; the first was printed May 1931, the second January 1932. I especially like the poem ‘To the Hesitating Purchaser.’ Perhaps today’s books should feature a similar ode.
‘Treasure Island’ by Robert Louis Stevenson [Alma Classics]
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