The Coral Island: A Tale of the Pacific Ocean.
BALLANTYNE R.M. (1858)
£2500.00 [First Edition]
Available to view at our Curzon Street shop.
Colour printed frontispiece, pictorial title and six plates after drawings by the author, First edition, 8vo., original blue ripple-grain cloth, covers stamped in blind and front cover and spine pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt, London, T.Nelson and Sons.
The first issue, with the plate 'Terrible Encounter with a Shark' facing page 76, in the first issue binding. Early on in the printing a stone was broken and thereafter most copies are found with only 5 plates. Loosely inserted is the bookplate 'Festival of Britain Exhibition of Books 1951 arranged by the National Book League at the Victoria and Albert Museum. This Book was exhibit no. 68.' Small ink inscription on the front pastedown, recased with repairs to head and tail of spine, hinges strengthened, ink splash to the fore edge.
Stock Code: 126425