The Island or The Adventures of a Person of Quality
Place Published: New York
Publisher: The Century Co
Date Published: 1899
Edition: First American edition
Book Id: 39404
223pp. Octavo [20 cm] Dark green cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine and front cover, and a gilt stamped sailing vignette on the front cover. Top edge gilt; other edges deckled. Very good. There are several prominent dings in the edges of the covers. The cloth at the head of the spine is a bit frayed, and there is a slight lean to the spine. A contemporary notation on the front free endsheet has been rubbed out, there is a previous owner's name on the top edge of the front free endsheet, and the rear endsheet is cracked along the hinge. The pages are toned. From the collection of Berkeley book collector and letter press printer, John Ruyle, with his bookplate on the front pastedown. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography, 1186.
A novel about a Utopian community on Pitcairn, and first published in London in 1888.