THE LONELY ISLAND. Robert. Michael Ballantyne.


Or The Refuge of the Mutineers. With Illustrations. London: James Nisbet & Co., 1880. [2]+16 pp undated ads. Original green cloth decorated in black and gilt, beveled.

First Edition of this boys' adventure tale sited on Pitcairn Island, subsequent to the mutiny of the Bounty. Beginning with the Ballantyne book published just before this one, POST HASTE, Nisbet switched the binding design to what Sadleir called "Nisbet 2" -- "a grievous change for the worse," he said, as the bindings became progressively gaudier. This is a very good-plus copy (endpapers cracked, minor rubbing at the extremities). Quayle 62a; Sadleir 116. Item #9711

Price: $150.00

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