Treasure Island- Windmere Series - Robert Louis Stevenson - 1916 Rand McNally vintage hardback

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Condition: Acceptable: Signs of wear and consistent use.  Covers worn and scuffed which is about what you would expect for a book over 105 years old! Some shelf wear, edgewear, bumping to the board corners. One inch chunk missing from the page before the main title page. Bad tape job to attach a torn piece on page 103? See images for the condition of this book. The multitude of illustrations in this book are gorgeous and worth having for that reason alone. 

Blurb: Beautifully Illustrated by Milo Winter. Part of the "Windermere Series".
"For sheer storytelling delight and pure adventure, Treasure Island has never been surpassed. From the moment young Jim Hawkins first encounters the sinister Blind Pew at the Admiral Benbow Inn until the climactic battle for treasure on a tropic isle, the novel creates scenes and characters that have fired the imaginations of generations of readers. Written by a superb prose stylist, a master of both action and atmosphere, the story centers upon the conflict between good and evil - but in this case a particularly engaging form of evil. It is the villainy of that most ambiguous rogue Long John Silver that sets the tempo of this tale of treachery, greed, and daring. Designed to forever kindle a dream of high romance and distant horizons, Treasure Island is, in the words of G. K. Chesterton, 'the realization of an ideal, that which is promised in its provocative and beckoning map; a vision not only of white skeletons but also green palm trees and sapphire seas.' G. S. Fraser terms it 'an utterly original book' and goes on to write: 'There will always be a place for stories like Treasure Island that can keep boys and old men happy.