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Lot 1: [ Books ]
Children's & Illustrated Books, Antique Toys & Games. Comics
June 21, 2012
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom
Description: Ballantyne (R.M.). The Coral Island: A Tale of the Pacific Ocean, 1st ed., 1st issue, 1858, colour frontispiece of ÒTerrible encounter with a sharkÓ, additional colour title, six colour plates, some spotting throughout, early owner inscription to front endpaper of Mary Ann S. Colyer, Hombush Hall, 1861, pale yellow endpapers renewed, original variant blindstamped red cloth gilt with circular illustration in gilt to upper cover, rebacked with orig. spine laid down, rubbed, 8vo. Ballantyne's classic adventure story, which strongly influenced R.L. Stevenson, and which led William Golding to write Lord of the Flies in an attempt to update the original. (1)