The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner. Who lived eight & twenty years all alone in an uninhabited Island on the Coast of America near the Mouth of the Great River Oroonoque,; Having been cast on the Shore by Shipwereck, wherein all Men perished but himself. With an account of how he was at last as strangely delivered by Pyrates. Written by himself. BOUND WITH: The Life of Daniel Defoe

London: John Stockdale, 1790.

Illustrated frontispiece and engraved title-page in each volume, along with 12 engraved illustrations done by Medland after drawings by Stothard; portrait of Defoe before Chalmer's Biography. 2 volumes. I: frontis, title, xii, 389pp., 7 plates. II: frontispiece, title, iii-vi, 456, [14]pp., 5 plates, 1 portrait. Tall thick 8vos, rebound in full tan straight-grained morocco, gilt double fillet border with corner fleurons & inner dentelles, spines gilt with red and black labels. London: John Stockdale, 1790. Some light foxing throughout and offsetting from plates, still a near fine compete copy of this lovely edition.

Contains Chalmers's "The Life of Daniel Defoe" which appears here for the first time anywhere; also contains "A List of Writings, which are considered as undoubtedly De Foe's." -- ESTC N47632; Lowndes, III, 613.

Illustrator: Stothard, Thomas
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Near Fine
Language: English

Price: $1,750.00

Item #291629

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