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(New York: Grosset & Dunlap, ND [1948]).

A WONDERFUL ILLUSTRATED EDITION OF STEVENSON'S CLASSIC. This beloved Grosset and Dunlap series of books provided an unbeatable combination of fine colourplate illustration, near-private-press-quality printing and especially bright and appealing decorated cloth at an affordable price.
In this example, one of the all time most popular "boy's books" of all time is enriched with the artwork of one of the periods most successful and recognized wood-engraves and watercolourist. Lynn Ward's books are considered forerunners to the graphic novel. During his career he was awarded the Caldecott Medal, a Rutgers University award for Distinguished Contribution to Children's Literature, and illustrated two Newbery Medal winners and six runners-up. Item #30042

Illustrated Junior Library edition. Handsomely illustrated by Lynn Ward with ten fine colourplates in watercolour style and with numerous woodcut illustrations throughout the text. Tall 8vo, in the publisher's original decorated cloth featuring an all-over full colour illustration by Ward wrapping around both covers and the spine, the spine features a red label simulating morocco, gilt lettered and decorated, in the original clear acetate dustjacket with lettering in white and black. 340, [1] pp. A very fine copy, essentially as pristine. The clear wrapper also in very fine condition with no flaking to the painted lettering.

Price: $145.00