As new in original slipcase. Introduction by Frances Wilson. Illustrations by Clare Melinsky. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress or, A History...
Publisher: The Folio Society
Publication Date: 2010
Illustrator: Color Illustrations
Book Condition: As New
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Constable & Company Ltd, London., 1923. Condition: Very Good. First Thus Edition.. One of 775 copies printed from the First Edition. Red cloth with gilt spine decoration and lettering, top edge gilt, rough cut edges, red end-papers; frontis. Reproduction of 'The famous Roxana' opposite reproduction of original title page; 413pp. VERY GOOD condition. Boards are sunned, esp. spine, bumps to extremities but cloth unbroken. Leaves are secure and clean, foxing to edges and (very faint) to first and last few pages; top edge dust-darkened. No inscriptions or annotations. Seller Inventory # 96
Book Description Basil Blackwell/Shakespeare Head Press, Oxford. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Very Good. Very Good 2 VOLUME SET of Hardcovers. No DJ's. No date found. Volumes 1 and 2 of "Defoe's Writings" large paper edition. ".careful reprint of the first edition." Former library copies but still in very good condition. All usual library markings with bookplate on inside front covers and filing # on spines. Pages are clean and unmarked. Covers (tan cloth with leather labels on spine) show minor shelf wear. Bindings tight, hinges strong.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!. Seller Inventory # 51601050025
Book Description J Cooke, 1765. 8vo., two or three leaves nicked at edges, a few with minor marginal loss; eighteenth century full calf, neatly rebacked in calf to style, a very good, crisp, clean copy. First published in 1724, Defoe's final novel was subsequently issued in no fewer than six different versions (1740; 1745; 1750; 1755; 1765; 1775) featuring 'continuations' that carry the narrative beyond the point at which Defoe finished. A number of these splice a new ending onto Defoe’s text, either rewarding the penitent prostitute for her reformation or punishing her marital and maternal transgressions in the original novel. Furbank and Owens demonstrate that the middle four continuations are closely related; the present form being the version of the novel that endured for most of the nineteenth century. In this punitive telling, Roxana’s misdemeanours catch up with her and she dies alone in a debtors’ jail disinherited by her husband. All eighteenth century printings of the novel are scarce. Seller Inventory # 16051