Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, The: DEFOE, Daniel; MORRELL, binder Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, The: DEFOE, Daniel; MORRELL, binder Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, The: DEFOE, Daniel; MORRELL, binder Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, The: DEFOE, Daniel; MORRELL, binder

Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, The

DEFOE, Daniel; MORRELL, binder

Published by London: Cochrane and Pickersgill, 1831, 1831
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Robinson Crusoe - Finely Bound by MorrellWith a Portrait of Daniel Defoe and Sixteen Engraved PlatesDEFOE, Daniel. The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. With a biographical sketch of De Foe, written expressly for this edition, and illustrations from original designs. In two volumes. London: Cochrane and Pickersgill, 1831. Two small octavo volumes (6 11/16 x 4 3/16 inches; 168 x 105 mm.). [iv], lxiv, 327, [1, blank]; [iv], 324 pp. With an engraved portrait of Defoe and sixteen engraved plates from the original designs.Bound by Morrell ca. 1920 (stamp-signed on verso of front endleaves) in full polished tan calf, covers with double gilt rules, spines with five raised bands, decoratively tooled in compartments, two maroon and dark green morocco gilt lettering labels, gilt board edges and turn-ins, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. A fine set.Daniel Defoe(1660-1731) was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer, and spy, most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is noted for being one of the earliest proponents of the novel, as he helped to popularize the form in Britain with others such as Samuel Richardson, and is among the founders of the English novel. He was a prolific and versatile writer, producing more than five hundred books, pamphlets, and journals on various topics, including politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychology, and the supernatural. He was also a pioneer of economic journalism. The first edition of Robinson Crusoe was published on 25 April 1719. The novel credited the work's protagonist Robinson Crusoe as its author, leading many readers to believe he was a real person and the book a travelogue of true incidents. It was published under the full title The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Of York, Mariner: Who lived Eight and Twenty Years, all alone in an un-inhabited Island on the Coast of America, near the Mouth of the Great River of Oroonoque; Having been cast on Shore by Shipwreck, wherein all the Men perished but himself. With An Account how he was at last as strangely deliver'd by Pyrates. Bookseller Inventory # 03741

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Title: Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, The

Publisher: London: Cochrane and Pickersgill, 1831

Publication Date: 1831

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