A Little Treasure (Island)

One of the very first “grown-up” books that I read as a child was a fabulous edition of Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel Treasure Island. I can’t be certain, but I believe that it was a well-worn copy with wonderful illustrations by N.C. Wyeth, like the one pictured above. So any stories about the book have a strong nostalgic pull for me.

The Captain’s Map is a micro-miniature book containing a sheet of text from Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island and color map, each 78 x 30 mm, folded to 20 x 16 mm, along with a Bo Press bookmark, slipped in. The portfolio is bound in beige Japanese paper, and lined with paper printed with old map. It contains a tinted copy of the map on the recto. Published by Bo Press, the tiny Treasure Island is the work of miniaturist genius Pat Sweet. You can learn more about the book and see more of her work on her website: https://www.bopressminiaturebooks.com/

 

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