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, 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
Condition: Near Fine