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The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of: DEFOE, Daniel.]

About this Item: London: for W. Taylor, 1719, 1719. 2 volumes, octavo (183 × 115 mm & 193 × 120 mm). Contemporary calf, part 1 in calf, spine gilt in compartments, red morocco twin labels with French volume number, curl marbled endpapers, red edges; part 2 in English panelled calf, pale red morocco label, spine gilt in compartments with central flower design and flower-heads in corners, plain endpapers, red sprinkled edges. Custom red quarter morocco folding case by the Chelsea Bindery. Part 1 with early ownership inscription cut away from head of binder's blank, early female ownership inscription at head of title erased, initials "E.D." in a contemporary hand at foot of B5r; part 2 with armorial Rolle bookplate (John Rolle, baron Rolle of Stevenstone, 1750–1842); small inkstamp and neat inscriptions of the Swedish collector Thore Virgin, Bibliotheca Qvarnforsiana, to endpapers, dated 1951. Part 1 rubbed, neat repairs to headcaps, faint stain affecting first 2 quires in fore margin, last 4 quires toned as always due to inferior paper stock, short closed tears in lower margin to a few leaves (B1, H5, L8, S7), lower outer corner of Y1r faintly printed, a few minor blemishes, still generally fresh and clean; part 2 with skilful restoration to headcap and joints, internally excellent, very fresh and clean; overall, a very good set of a highly desirable book very rarely found in anything like its original published state. Part 1 with engraved frontispiece, 2 leaves publisher's ads at end; part 2 with folding double hemisphere world map. First editions of both parts of the book that is widely accepted as the first novel in English, and which has certainly reached an audience as wide as any book ever written in the language. The first part was published on 25 April 1719 in an edition of 1,000 copies; the sequel, Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, was published in August the same year. The first English novel was modelled along the existing lines of hugely popular travel books and distantly inspired by the true story of Alexander Selkirk, yet Robinson Crusoe was "novel", as Defoe claimed in the preface to the second part, in supplying a "surprising variety of the subject". "The special form of adventure that [Defoe] chose, and even the name of his hero, have been adopted by countless imitators. This influence is not yet dissipated, for much of science fiction is basically Crusoe's island changed to a planet. At least equally relevant to the present purpose is the figure of the lonely human being subduing the pitiless forces of nature; going back to nature, indeed, and portraying the 'noble savage' in a way that made the book required reading for Rousseau's Emile" (PMM). "Defoe's immortality will always rest. especially on Robinson Crusoe, that immensely subtle, complex book with its simple plot and a character of compelling reality who appears in one archetypal incident after another. Embedded in world cultural consciousness, Robinson Crusoe has never been out of print. Most people still encounter Crusoe in childhood and never forget him. Only the Bible has been printed in more languages. From the very beginning Defoe's impact was international, as was the recognition that Robinson Crusoe was a new literary form with revolutionary power to 'instruct and delight'" (ODNB). Hutchins gives the standard account of the printing and publishing of the two parts, including a number of variants within the first editions. These are not issue points, as the variants are found in different combinations. In this copy, the first part has the title-page with "London:", the catchword "always" on A2 recto, and Z4 recto (p. 343) with correct spellings of "Pilot" in line 2 and "Portuguese" in line 21. The second part has verso of A4 blank, "Farther" on B1, and p. 295 correctly numbered. Grolier English 41; Hutchins, pp. 52–71, 97–112, 122–8; Moore 412 & 417; Printing and the Mind of Man 180; Rothschild 775. Seller Inventory # 125715

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All 3 Volumes of The Adventures of: Daniel Defoe

About this Item: W. Taylor at the Ship and Black-Swan in Paternaster Row,, London, 1719. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. John Leech (illustrator). 1st Edition. Set of three Daniel Defoe Editions of Robinson Crusoe:  Exceptionally rare set comprising all three books in the Robinson Crusoe series. A very good set in very good condition. All volumes are rebacked in calf with Vol 1 and 2 having raised bands on the spine. The contents are in very good condition with a scattering of brownings and light markings. Covers are lightly rubbed and corners/edges a little worn. Bindings are tight. All octavo 20cm x 13cm x 3cm. Volume 1, The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York Mariner and Volume 2, The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Being the Second and last part of his life. Together with the rarest of the three - Serious Reflections During the Life and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe with his vision of the Angelick World. Volume 1: The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Second Edition. 1719. Bookplate on front free page. Engraved front piece portrait by Clarke and Pine. Variant in p 343 Line 2 reading "Pilot" and Line 21 "Portugesfe" printed for W. Taylor at the ship in Pater-Nofter-Row. Volume 2: The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe being the second and last part of his life. First edition 1719. Map is missing. Volume 3: Serious Reflections of Robinson Crusoe: First edition. 1720. This volume was not as popular as the first two books so was never reprinted, making this the first and only printing. Few exists outside museums. This volume has excellent provenance as it was owned by Walter Wilson who was an evangelist of Daniel Defoe. Walter Wilson (1781¿1847) was an English biographer of nonconformist clergy and their churches. Wilson was an illegitimate son of the founder the Times newspaper. He became a book seller and set up a shop in Mewsgate, Charing Cross where he collected Daniel Defoe editions. Wilson went onto write a three volume "The Memoirs of the Life and Times of Daniel Defoe" in 1830 which was well received. When his father died, Wilson was left a shareholding in the Times newspaper. Bookplate with Walter Wilson printed on the paste down. Inscription to the front free end paper, dated March 11th 1832, as a gift from Walter Wilson to his friend James Plumptre. Light pencil markings on p112. Frontispiece of the map of the island with some episodes depicted, signed: "Clark & Pine Sc. 1719" is missing. Seller Inventory # 000471

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Robinson Crusoe: Defoe, Daniel

Defoe, Daniel

Published by W.Taylor, London (1719)

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About this Item: W.Taylor, London, 1719. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition elegantly bound in early calf (2 Volumes) A wonderful set with the ORIGINAL maps in both Volume 1 and 2. Both books are in great shape. The bindings are tight with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with light rubbing. Overall, a lovely set in collector's condition. We buy Defoe First Editions. Seller Inventory # ABE-16924864817

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La Vie et les Avantures suprenantes de: Defoe, Daniel)

About this Item: Amsterdam, Chez l'Honoré et Chatelain. 1722, 1720, 1721., 1721. 3 volumes. In-12°. 2 f. n.ch, XII, 629 p., 1 f. bl.; 1 f. n.ch., VIII, 588 p., 1 f. bl.; 1 f. n.ch., XXXIV p., 1 f. n.ch. table, 632 p., 1 f. bl. Avec 3 frontispice, 3 vignettes de titre, 3 mappemonde et 18 gravures par Bernard Picard. Reliure demi cuir d'époque lis, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tomaison en maroquin vert. Brunet II, 566. - Cohen 404. - Gumuchian 4793. - Retirage de la première édition de 1720 identique pour le premier volume. Volume 2 et 3 en édition originale. Selon notice de la BNF, imprimé d'après le matériel typographique à Rouen par Jean-Baptiste II Machuel. Le premier volume publié 1720, ici en retirage identique de 1722. Chaque volume avec le "Mappe-Monde ou Carte Générale de la Terre, Sur laquelle est rouve le Voyage de Robinson Crusoe". Les illustrations, dont seul le frontispice du premier volume est signé, sont de Picard. C'est la première édition illustrée du Ronindon. L'édition anglaise de 1719 n'a que le frontispice pour le premier volume et la Carte. Chaque volume avec une préface du traducteur introduisant le lecteur français à la réflexion sur les valeurs du roman, à la philosophie et à la morale de son auteur. - Quelques rousseurs, papier légèrement bruni, dos un peu frotté. Chaque titre avec mention de propirietaire "Schöning. Sprache: französisch. Seller Inventory # 54456AB

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The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of: DEFOE, Daniel.

DEFOE, Daniel.

Published by London John Stockdale (1790)

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About this Item: London John Stockdale, 1790. First Stockdale edition and the first edition to be illustrated by Thomas Stothard, 2 volumes, large 8vo, 389; 456pp., 14 engraved plates after Thomas Stothard by Medland, author portrait prior to the Life of Defoe, contemporary straight-grained crimson morocco, boards with wide border of gilt fillets and roll tools, spine compartments with floral design made up of pointillé tools, green morocco title labels and volume numbers directly lettered, gilt turn-ins and edges, title-page and frontispiece to vol. I with small burn repair to each in outer margin, occasional spotting or light browning, without the list of subscribers, board edges lightly rubbed, a few minor ink spots on covers of vol. I, otherwise a very good set. An attractively bound copy of the 1790 edition illustrated by the fashionable Thomas Stothard. This first Stockdale edition provides the reader with both the first appearance of Stothard's engravings as well as the first appearance in print of George Chalmers's Life of Daniel Defoe. Thomas Stothard, known for the beauty, invention, textual sympathy and spirit of his illustrations, reached a new level with these for Robinson Crusoe. They are considered to be among his most important, so much so that they were re-engraved by C. Heath and published by Cadell thirty years later. ESTC T72291; Hammelmann and Boase 70. Seller Inventory # 93645

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AVANTURES SUPRENANTES DE ROBINSON CRUSOE: DEFOE, DANIEL

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About this Item: PICART, BERNARD (illustrator). DEFOE,DANIEL. LA VIE ET LES AVANTURES SUPRENANTES DE ROBINSON CRUSOE contenant entre autres evenemens le sejour qu'il a fait pendant vingt et huit ans dans une isle deserte situee sur la Cote de L'Amerique pres de la grand Riviere Oroonoque, le tout ecrit par lui meme traduit de l'Anglois. Amsterdam: Chez L'Honore & Chatelain 1720. 12mo (3 3/4 x 6"), xii, 629p., full contemporary leather with gilt borders, spine shows some wear otherwise VG+, a clean tight copy. First edition of the first French edition of Robinson Crusoe with no mention of the 2 additional volumes that were published a year later. This includes the incorrect catchword on p.xii reading "les" instead of "la". Illustrated with 6 fine copperplate engravings plus a folding map by Bernard Picart. This edition is also the first to be illustrated with more than a frontis and maps. Quite rare and a nice copy. See Gumuchian 4793, PML 134. Seller Inventory # 36409

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About this Item: 8vo (177 x 96 mm). Mit gest. Frontispiz, 1 doppelblattgrossen Weltkarte und 6 Kupfertafeln. Drucktitel in Rot und Schwarz. [30], 512 S. Pergamentband d. Z. Amsterdam [recte Leipzig, Moritz Georg Weidmann], 1721. Sehr schönes Exemplar der ersten, vom Hamburger Reiseschriftsteller L. F. Vischer (1677-1743) übersetzten deutschen Ausgabe von Defoes 'Serious Reflections During the Life and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe', 1720 als dritter Teil des Klassikers aufgelegt. "Defoes Lieblingsideen von Humanität und Menschenliebe finden hier wie im eigentlichen Robinson Crusoe beredt Ausdruck" (August Kippenberg). In seinem Vorwort deutet Defoe an, dass die Geschichte eine Allegorie auf sein eigenes Leben darstellt. Die äusserst charmanten Kupfer geben exemplarische Szenen des Romans wider und die doppelblattgrosse Tafel zeigt die beiden Erdhalbkugeln. Ullrich, Nr. 69; Kippenberg, Robinson in Deutschland bis zur Insel Felsenburg (1892), p. 32f., no. I/7; Deneke, Robinson Crusoe in Deutschland (1934), p. 34f. Neat copy of the first German edition of Defoe's Serious Reflections of Robinson Crusoe, forming the supplementary third part of The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures. The author - who in his preface indicates that the story is an allegory of his own life - converts Crusoe's island existence into the allegory of the perpetual solitude of man. The protagonist gains access to outer space not by virtue of fabricated wings, and not by riding on the backs of eagles or by sailing in hot air balloons, he achieves space flight solely by the power of imagination. The very charming engravings depict exemplary scenes from the novel, and the double-leaf engraving maps the two hemispheres. Seller Inventory # B345630

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La vie et avantures surprenantes de Robinson: DEFOE, DANIEL). -

DEFOE, DANIEL). - [FIRST FRENCH ROBINSON CRUSOE]

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About this Item: Amsterdam, Honoré et Chatelain, 1721-1720-1721. Bound in three later, uniform blue half morocco bindings with gilt spines. Light brownspotting throughout, but a nice copy, complete with all three frontispieces, three maps and 18 plates. First edition - reissue of the first volume and first issue of volumes two and three - of the first French translation of one of the most important literary works ever written. "Robinson Crusoe" marks the beginning of realistic fiction as a literary genre and is widely recognized as the first English novel. Originally published in English in 1719, the work was seen through no less than four editions before the end of its first year and went on to become one of the most widely published books in history, spawning so many imitations, not only in literature but also in film, television and radio, that its name is used to define an entire genre - the Robinsonade. By the end of the 19th century, no book in the history of Western literature had more editions, spin-offs and translations than "Robinson Crusoe", with more than 700 alternative versions of it, the French translation being among the very first. It's influence in literature is almost unparalleled. Seller Inventory # 55200

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Defoe, Daniel]

Published by Tiskom I nakladom A. Jakica, U Zagrebu [Zagreb] (1864)

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About this Item: Tiskom I nakladom A. Jakica, U Zagrebu [Zagreb], 1864. First Croatian edition. First Croatian edition. In contemporary half cloth. Panels covered with marbled paper. With 55 text illustrations. 244 p. Page 220, 235 and 243 misnumbered. Scarce, first Croatian edition of Defoe's 1719 novel, Robinson Crusoe. Based on the German translation by Otto Leonhard Heubner, published in Leipzig in 1857. Extremely scarce, we could trace only one copy in institutional holding worldwide, in the library of the Museumsgesellschaft Zürich. Cover worn, bumped at corners. First flyleaf not present. With ownership inscriptions by different hands in pencil and ink. Inked out collection number on the front panel and the title page in crayon. A few pages fingermarked. Overall in good condition. In contemporary half cloth. Panels covered with marbled paper. With 55 text illustrations. Seller Inventory # 1472

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The life and strange surprizing adventures of: KAUFFER, E. McKnight.)

KAUFFER, E. McKnight.) DEFOE, Daniel.

Published by London: Frederick Etchells & Hugh Macdonald, 1929 (1929)

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About this Item: London: Frederick Etchells & Hugh Macdonald, 1929, 1929. Octavo. Original blue quarter morocco, titles to spine silver, blue buckram boards with Kauffer design in silver to front, edges untrimmed. Spine sunned, some light scuffing to ends and corners, sound and fresh within, a very good copy indeed. With 7 hand coloured illustrations by E. McKnight Kauffer, using the pochoir process. First Kauffer edition, signed limited issue, number 30 of 35 copies signed by Kauffer, printed on T. H. Saunders mould-made paper, and bound in quarter morocco, aside from 500 numbered copies unsigned on normal paper and bound in cloth. This deluxe signed issue is rare, with only two copies recorded at auction in the past 70 years. Kauffer was born in the United States but settled in England in 1914. He was a member of both Wyndham Lewis's Group X and the Cumberland Market Group. A good painter, Kauffer's real genius was in advertising art; he produced seminal posters for the London Transport Board and for the Great Western Railway, as well as book jackets and illustrations. "Kauffer's sprightly, jazzy, designs were part of the social fabric of progressive, forward-looking Britain in his time" (ODNB). Seller Inventory # 122649

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Defoe, Daniel

Published by Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, New York (1920)

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About this Item: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, New York, 1920. First Wyeth Edition. Original blue cloth, gilt stamped, with a color pictorial cover label. Illustrated with 12 full-page color plates by Wyeth. This copy owned by Peter Logan Bockius, Jr., the great-grandson of George Bockius, the grandfather of Carolyn Brennerman Bockius Wyeth, the wife of N.C. Wyeth. Carolyn was one of ten children, and Peter's grandfather and namesake, Peter Bockius, was one of seven children. The Bockius' were free-spirited, and the entire extended family, along with N. C. Wyeth, was close-knit. The books are variously inscribed to "Pete" or "Peter L. Bockius, jr" (see individual descriptions below) and either simply signed "N.C. Wyeth" or "from Uncle Convers". Since Peter was not Wyeth's nephew, but rather his wife's second cousin, Wyeth must have felt a particular affection for the boy. Wyeth inscriptions are scarce, and familial presentations are rare. This copy INSCRIBED BY WYETH on the half-title, "A Merry Xmas / to Pete / Uncle Convers / 1922". Spine dulled; frontispiece tissue guard lightly foxed. Covers and contents fine. Seller Inventory # 3401

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DEFOE, DANIEL

Published by John Stockdale, London (1790)

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About this Item: John Stockdale, London, 1790. Leather. Condition: Near Fine. Thomas Stothard (illustrator). 1st Stockdale Edition. Two (2) volumes in full navy blue morocco with 6 gilt edged compartments on spine and gilt designed panels to boards. All gilt edges and dentelles with marbled endpapers and silk ribbon markers. All by BAYNTUN of Bath. 14 full page engravings. Two title page vignettes. Also included is the Life of Defoe by George Chalmers with engraving of Defoe as frontis. Remarkably clean interiors. An extremely attractive "early" edition of Robinson Crusoe. Size: Large 8vo. Seller Inventory # 23554

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DEFOE, Daniel

Published by John Stockdale (1790)

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About this Item: John Stockdale, 1790. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. "The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner." First Stockdale edition. 8vo (6 1/2" x 10 1/8"; large marginal copy). 14 full page plates and two title page vignettes by Thomas Stothard. 3/4 brown morocco, stamped in gilt, spine with five raised bands double ruled in gilt with gilt sailing ship in one compartment, title in gilt over brown marbled boards; brown marbled endpapers (rubbing on spine edges; small chip at head of spine of vol. I), t.e.g., others uncut by Bennett Studio. Very good-fine, no foxing. 2 volumes. No signatures or bookplates. Volume I - 389 pages. Volume II - 456 pages + 12 page publisher's catalog at end. Seller Inventory # 308686

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About this Item: Paris, Francisque Borel et Alexandre Varenne, 1836, 1836. Couverture rigide. Condition: Bon. 1ère édition. 2 vol. in-8 (20,7 x 12,5), demi-veau vert lierre, dos long avec titre et tomaison dorés, chainettes et frises dorées, fleurons à froid (reliure de l'époque sur brochure), faux-titre en anglais, titre, titre gravé, II pp. (préface), frontispice de Devéria, XVI pp. (Vie de Daniel de Foe), 422 pp. et faux-titre en anglais, titre gravé, titre, 474 pp., XXVIII pp. (notice et dissertation). Rare édition originale de la traduction de Petrus Borel, illustrée d'un portrait sur Chine par Devéria et de 250 vignettes et culs-de-lampe gravés sur bois d'après Célestin Nanteuil, Devéria, Boulanger et Napoléon Thomas. « Édition fort rare, considérée comme un des beaux spécimens de la rénovation de la gravure sur bois. » (Carteret). Reliure de l'époque, quelques pâles rousseurs, un double feuillet en partie détaché avec marges lég. effrangées. Réf. bibliographiques : Charles Asselineau, Mélanges tirés d'une petite bibliothèque romantique, p. 30., Carteret, III, 240. Livre d'occasion. Seller Inventory # 4768

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Daniel Defoe

Published by T Cadell & W Davis, London (1820)

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About this Item: T Cadell & W Davis, London, 1820. Full Brown Calf. Condition: Very Good. Thomas Stothard (illustrator). Early Reprint. This is the scarce large paper reprint set, with 20 illustrations by Thomas Stothard & engraved by C Heath as called for.These have been very handsomely rebound in full dark brown leather wtith raised bands gilt ruling to the same, red title and vol labels gilt titles and sailing ships in two compartments and Robinson under the shade of a tree with his dog in the other two compartments date at base all in gilt, marbled endpapers new endpapers. A faded contemporary ink signature on the title page & pencilled writing the top of the preface page of vol 1 and again on half title & rear of frontis vol 2, this volume has old water staining from the half title stretching almost halfway across the page becoming less apparrent through to page 97. A list of Defoes works stretching to some ten pages follows the long Preface . Vol 1 429pp. vol 2 415pp. Size: Large 8 Vo. Two Volumes. Seller Inventory # 003940

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LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, Of: Defoe Daniel

Defoe Daniel

Published by London At the Shakespeare Press by W. Nicol for John Major, Fleet Street 1831 (1831)

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About this Item: London At the Shakespeare Press by W. Nicol for John Major, Fleet Street 1831, 1831. 2 volumes. First Edition with the Cruikshank illustrations and a copy with pleasing provenance. With an engraved frontispiece in each volume and 38 vignettes in the text by George Cruikshank. 8vo, bound in full polished mottled calf by Morrell, the spines very elaborately gilt tooled, with green and red lettering labels, the covers with elaborate gilt tooled borders, a.e.g. xv, 434; [iv], 406 pp. A superb set, very handsome and beautifully preserved, an unusually fine copy. A FINE PRINTING, WELL ILLUSTRATED BY ONE OF ENGLAND’S GREATEST ARTISTS. HANDSOMELY BOUND IN FULL POLISHED AND MOTTLED CALF GILT EXTRA. "Defoe.disclosed a genius for devising a tale of adventure.(the influence of), not yet dissipated, for much of science fiction is basically Crusoe’s island changed to a planet. At least equally relevant.is the figure of the lonely human being subduing the pitiless forces of nature; going back to nature, indeed, and portraying the ;noble savage’ in a way that made the book required reading for Rousseau’s Emile. ROBINSON CRUSOE has long since been more widely read.in versions.for young people.(there is) the footprint in the sand, Man Friday, the threatening savages, and the endless ingenuity and contrivance that make the hero’s island life tolerable." PMM "It breathes throughout a spirit of piety and benevolence; it sets in a very striking light the importance of the mechanic arts.it fixes in the mind a lively idea of the horrors of solitude, and, consequently, of the sweets of social life, and of the blessings we derive from conversation and mutual aid; and it shows how by labouring with one’ s own hands, one may secure independence." Beattie The copy comes from the library of John Kauffman, pioneering conservationist, diplomat, author, sportsman and bibliophile. Seller Inventory # 27996

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Defoe, Daniel

Published by Librairie de L'enfance et de la Jeunesse, P.C. Lehuby [1843], Paris (1843)

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About this Item: Librairie de L'enfance et de la Jeunesse, P.C. Lehuby [1843], Paris, 1843. First edition. Superb and fine original publisher's full polychrome binding consisting of brightly gilt block center cover design with green, violet blue, white and red-brown colored cloth, spine and rear cover with similar though less extravagant designs. Original yellow endapers. Exquisite engraved title and 20 full-page engraved plates by Trichon, Bertrand and Poujet after designs by Bouchot. A stunningly fine copy of the binding. Foxing to prelims, else contents fine. This ornate cloth binding type is rarely seen in this near pristine condition. Seller Inventory # 1982

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Defoe, Daniel

Published by John Stockdale, London (1804)

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About this Item: John Stockdale, London, 1804. Full Leather. Condition: Very Good. Illustrated (illustrator). Early. 2-volume set, complete. 8vo. Contemporary marbled calf, 6 compartments. Complete with 15 engraved copper plates and a portrait by Sothard in the appended Chalmers' Life of Defoe. pp. vi, 493; iii, 483. Contains the Adventures and the Father Adventures. Notice by publisher: contains full text including beautiful religious and spiritual passages omitted by other publishers. From the DNB: "Defoe's first novel, Robinson Crusoe, published in 1719 when he was about fifty-nine, brings all his interests together. Crusoe is a disobedient son, arguing with his father, representing opinions of a new world—one where life in England is uncertain but global opportunity beckons, and children are increasingly torn between traditional obedience to family and individual self-satisfaction. Drawn to the sea regardless of parental and what appear to be providential warnings of catastrophe, he finds unbounded economic opportunity in Brazil. Defoe's fascination with travel narratives and with Great Britain as an international trading nation shapes the book and especially its sequel. Defoe also writes out of his engagement with religious controversies of the time, especially the Bangorian and Salters' Hall controversies. When Crusoe instructs Friday in the Christian faith, he is demonstrating the adequacy of scripture and revelation alone. Also inscribed are Defoe's theories of government and of colonization. Crusoe sets himself up as monarch, prince, generalissimo, and finally colonial governor, and perhaps ironically his abandonment of his island is emblematic of the neglect of which Great Britain was often guilty with its Caribbean colonies. In fact, this novel can be placed within Defoe's propaganda for the settlement of the New World and especially his writings about the doctrinal controversies splitting and embarrassing dissenters as well as Anglicans. Above all, however, it is the greatest mythic fantasy ever written of the solitary survivor who will never succumb. He will not starve, and he will not give in to his paralysing fear or extended isolation. Physically, mentally, and spiritually he survives and grows stronger. Defoe's work always displayed a keen understanding of the reading public, and Robinson Crusoe is no exception. The best-selling books of this time were sermons and travel literature, and Defoe probably conceived Robinson Crusoe along the lines of travel books. Peace and optimism about open seas inspired new books like Daniel Beeckman's Voyage to and from the Island of Borneo and new editions of a number of earlier works such as Woodes Rogers's Cruising Voyage Round the World (both 1718). Travel books often began with a restless son and gave prominence to religious elements. Defoe's special contributions to travel literature were the power of his protagonist's personality and the previously unmatched evocation of states of mind—the extended presentations of a person reasoning, choosing, struggling for, if not understanding, acceptance of his fate. An initial edition of 1000 was printed near the end of April 1719, followed by a second edition on 9 May, a third about 6 June, and a fourth shortly before the publication of the sequel, Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, in August 1719. By the end of the year, the two parts were published together with a map and six plates." Light wear top and bottom of spine. Very good. Seller Inventory # 011793

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Defoe, Daniel

Published by Harrison & Co No 18 Paternoster Row, GB (1791)

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About this Item: Harrison & Co No 18 Paternoster Row, GB, 1791. Condition: Good. DISBOUND TEXT (No covers). 210 x 130 mm. The seven plates delineated by Stothard are all dated 1781 and are variously sculpted by Heath, Collyer, Walker and Grignion. They are arranged out of order throughout the text. Text commences with a title page and a preface and also has a preface to second volume (but not a second title page). Pagination [1]-151 [2] 155-291. Lost leaf might have been the second title page but no sign of it's removal. The whole printed in two columns. Generally fairly clean tight text but some spotting only occasionally quite heavy. Pages 43-6 trimmed in margins (with no text loss). Repair to margin of plate V. Suitable to rebind. Seller Inventory # L006.009

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Daniel Defoe

Published by L'Honore & Chatalain (1720)

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About this Item: L'Honore & Chatalain, 1720. Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. La Vie et les Avantures Surprenantes de Robinson Crusoe, first edition in French, coming soon after the wildly popular first edition in English published the year before. This is one volume containing parts 3 and 4. Good only condition. Seller Inventory # 0105762

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About this Item: London, Shakespeare Press, by W. Nicol, 1831. Small 8vo. Bound in 2 very fine full calf. Profusely gilt spines, title-and tomelabels with gilt lettering. Covers with triple gilt borders with gilt cornerstamps. Inner gilt dentelles and borders. All edges gilt. Signed by binder "Root and Sons, London". (8),434;84),406 pp. With many large text-illustrations in woodcut designed by Cruikshank. In mint condition. First edition illustrated by Cruikshank. Seller Inventory # 54273

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THE LIFE AND STRANGE SURPRIZING ADVENTURES OF: Defoe, Daniel]

About this Item: John Stockdale, London, 1790. Hardcover. First of this illustrated edition. London: John Stockdale, 1790. Two volumes. 8vo. [Leaves 21.3 cm tall.] xii [i.e. vi], [8], 389 pages and [vi], 456 pages, plus [14]-page publisher's catalog at rear of vol. II. Complete with 17 plates, being fourteen full page plates by Stothard, engraved by Medland, including frontispiece in each volume; an engraved title page, with vignette, in each volume, also engraved by Medland after Stothard; and a frontispiece portrait engraved by Medland for Chalmer's "The Life of Daniel De Foe," which appears in vol. II (pp. [367]-440). The second volume also includes a list of Defoe's works (pp. 441-456). Bound in full calf of the period or perhaps a bit later, with red and green leather spine labels, ornate gilt decorations on the spines, raised bands on the spine, gilt borders and turn-ins on the covers, marbled endpapers, and all edges gilt. Boards skillfully reattached by a professional binder with matching paper to inner hinges and one outer hinge; the other outer hinges being mended with very fine tissue. Both bindings are now sound, show little wear, and are very attractive on the shelf. Internally a good copy, with foxing to the plates and facing pages (including the titles), as is often the case. Some scattered foxing and soiling to other pages, mostly affecting margins and in no place affecting the legibility of text. A tiny bit of worming to gutters only of last several pages of terminal ads. Still a respectable set. FIRST STOCKDALE EDITION AND THE FIRST WITH THESE ILLUSTRATIONS. Thomas Stothard (1755–1834) was one of the most prolific illustrators of his day. "Many of his illustrations were for reissues, as in his celebrated illustrations for John Stockdale's edition of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe in 1790 (a sketch for 'Robinson Crusoe Building his Canoe' is in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford) and it is clear that Stothard's images were an important factor in their popularity." --Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Seller Inventory # 0000476

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Trentsensky, Joseph]. - [Defoe, Daniel].

Published by Wien, Joseph Trentsensky, o. J. (1822). (1822)

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About this Item: Wien, Joseph Trentsensky, o. J. (1822)., 1822. Condition: 0. Erstausgabe. - Über KVK lediglich ein Exemplar (ÖNB, Wien; ebenfalls nur das vorliegende erste Heft) nachweisbar, nach welchem sich auch die Datierung richtet. - Das Heft umfasst die Darstellungen „No. 1. Robinson leidet Schiff‘bruch"; „No. 2. Robinson in seiner neuen Lebensweise"; „No. 3. Robinson findet seinen Freund Freytag"; „No. 4. Robinson‘s u. Freytag‘s 1ter Entkommungs Versuch"; „No. 5. Robinson befreyet Don[n]erstag von den Wilden" u. „No. 6. Robinson‘s Abschied von der Insel". - Umschlag etw. fleckig, am unteren Kapital im Bug etw. wasserrandig u. am Rücken eingerissen. Die erste Tafel m. kl. Tintenfleck im unteren weißen Rand, sonst nur schwach gebräunt bzw. fleckig. Mit unterschiedlichen Knickspuren u. kl. Randläsuren. - Sehr selten. - ge Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 Qu.-Gr.-Fol. (36 x 47 cm). 6 lithogr. Tafeln, lose in bedrucktem OUmschlag. Seller Inventory # 44060

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1784 Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe Voyages Illustrated: DEFOE, Daniel

DEFOE, Daniel

Published by Londres [i.e. Paris] : [Printed by Valade's successors for H.M. Cazin], 1784. (1784)

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About this Item: Londres [i.e. Paris] : [Printed by Valade's successors for H.M. Cazin], 1784., 1784. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 1784 Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe Voyages Illustrated MAP Shipwreck 4v French “It is never too late to be wise.” Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe “One of the most beautiful travel books in figures of the eighteenth century" (Gumuchian) Called the original adventure novel, Robinson Crusoe was originally published in 1719 and depicts the life of a castaway who learns to survive on an island for decades. However, while it saw substantial success with the masses, there were still those that were not impressed. Charles Dickens said, “.Robinson Crusoe should be the only instance of a universally popular book that could make no one laugh and could make no one cry.” This French edition, printed in 1784, features 15 impressive full-page illustrations including a folding map of the world! Item number: #3785 Price: $599 DEFOE, Daniel La vie et les aventures surprenantes de Robinson Crusoe : contenant, entre autres evenemens, le sejour qu'il a fait, pendant vingt-huit ans, dans une le deserte, situee sur la cote de l'Amerique, pres l'embouchure de la grande riviere Oroonoque. . Londres [i.e. Paris] : [Printed by Valade's successors for H.M. Cazin], 1784. Details: • Collation: Complete with all pages; 4 volumes o Vol. 1 – [1 blank], [4], viii, 313, [1] 5 plates o Vol. 2 – [4], 320, [1 blank] 3 plates o Vol. 3 – [4], 298 3 plates o Vol. 4 – [1 blank], [4], 316, [1 blank] 4 plates • References: Lowndes 614; • Language: French • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • Size: ~5in X 3in (13cm x 8cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 3785 Photos available upon request. Seller Inventory # ABE-1531932790819

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The Life and Strange Suprising Adventures Of: Daniel Defoe

Daniel Defoe

Published by London - Constable & Company (1925)

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About this Item: London - Constable & Company, 1925. Hardcover. Condition: FINE. First edition. A limited edition offacsimiles of the original first editions of the Robinson Crusoe, from the Selbourne collection. The first Robinson Crusoe storywas originally published anonymously in 1719as the memoir of its protagonist, leading many to believe that it was a true chronicle. It tells the story of a castaway who spends thirty years on a tropical island, encountering cannibals, mutineers, and other perils. The two subsequent works continue his adventures, and were written following the first work's astonishing success. The Robinson Crusoe stories taken as a whole are one of the most popular fictional works in Western literature. By the end of the nineteenth century no book had more editions, spin-offs, or translations. There are estimated to have been more than 700 alternative verisions, including those for children. This edition was printed verbatim fromcopies of the first editions. The illustrations in the first two volumes (Adventures & Further Adventures)are by Stothard and are taken from the popular edition of 1790, again printed in facsimile. The title page from that edition is included in those two volumes. This edition was limited to 750 copies. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. Collated: completeCondition: In a cloth binding with gilt detailing and lettering to the spines. Externally very smart indeed, with just very light shelf wear and bumping to the extremities. The edges are untrimmed and as a result a little dusty. Otherwise, however, generally clean and bright throughout and firmly bound. Overall: FINE. Seller Inventory # 050058

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Defoe, Daniel

Published by John Camden Hotten, GB (1869)

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About this Item: John Camden Hotten, GB, 1869. Hardback. Condition: G++. Dust Jacket Condition: No DW. 1st Edition. Not dated but 24 page "Special List for 1869" at end. Colour frontispiece and 23 additional black and white plates. (There is no list of plates and this item is sold as here described). Generally fairly clean tight text but a few sections pulling and a few marks in text. Some spotting mostly confined to early leaves. Burgundy cloth with vignette at head of spine, title and STANDARD EDITION at base of spine. Circular vignette on front cover. Covers a little worn. Book is in good double plus (or better) condition with noticeable signs of wear and/or age. Photos on request. Seller Inventory # L006.010

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About this Item: Paris : Didier, 1837. First Edition. Finely bound set in contemporary aniline-calf with a leather gilt-blocked label to the spine. Remains preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Physical description; 2 Vols. Notes; 50 plates after the design of M. de Saison. Subjects; Daniel Defoe (1661?-1731). Robinson Cruseo. Fiction. 17th - 18th century fiction. 1 Kg. Seller Inventory # 254343

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Daniel Defoe

Published by Frederick Etchells & Hugh MacDonald, London (1929)

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About this Item: Frederick Etchells & Hugh MacDonald, London, 1929. Cloth. Condition: Very Good. E. McKnight Kauffer (illustrator). 1st Edition. LIMITED EDITION. NUMBER 40 OF 535. Original blue cloth binding with an embossed art nouveau illustration to the front board. A thin line stain running from the top to the bottom of the rear board. Spine is slightly sunned with embossed gilt title. Rough cut page edges. Full page colored frontispiece. There are a number of beautiful full page colored art nouveau illustrations. A beautiful work of art. Size: 8.0" x 10.0" 1st Printing Language: eng. Seller Inventory # 010316

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1789 Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe Voyages Illustrated: Daniel Defoe; Justus

Daniel Defoe; Justus van Effen;

Published by Lyon, A. Le Roy, 1789. (1789)

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About this Item: Lyon, A. Le Roy, 1789., 1789. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 1789 Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe Voyages Illustrated Shipwreck Castaway 2v SET CHARMING ILLUSTRATIONS Throughout / See Photos Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published on 25 April 1719. This first edition credited the work's fictional protagonist Robinson Crusoe as its author, leading many readers to believe he was a real person and the book a travelogue of true incidents. Main author: Daniel Defoe; Justus van Effen; Title: La vie et les aventures surprenantes de Robinson Crusoe, contenant son retour dans son isle, ses autres nouveaux voyages, et ses reflexions traduit de l'anglois. Published: Lyon, A. Le Roy, 1789. Language: French Notes & contents: • 2 volume set, complete • Charming illustrations throughout FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure leather binding Pages: complete with all 347 + 324 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Illustrated: 12 plates Publisher: Lyon, A. Le Roy, 1789. Size: ~6.5in X 4in (16.5cm x 10cm) Photos available upon request. Seller Inventory # ABE-18749924379

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1784 Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe Voyages Illustrated: Daniel Defoe; Amable

Daniel Defoe; Amable Leroy

Published by Lyon : chez Amable le Roy, 1784 (1784)

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About this Item: Lyon : chez Amable le Roy, 1784, 1784. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 1784 Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe Voyages Illustrated Shipwreck Castaway 2v SET Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published on 25 April 1719. This first edition credited the work's fictional protagonist Robinson Crusoe as its author, leading many readers to believe he was a real person and the book a travelogue of true incidents. Main author: Daniel Defoe; Amable Leroy Title: La vie et les aventures surprenantes de Robinson Crusoe, contenant son retour dans son isle, ses autres nouveaux voyages, et ses reflexions Published: Lyon : chez Amable le Roy, 1784. Language: French Notes & contents: • 2 volume set • 11 full-page engravings FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure leather binding Pages: complete with all 347 + 327 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: Lyon : chez Amable le Roy, 1784. Size: ~7in X 4in (17.5cm x 10cm) FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Shipping: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Satisfaction Guarantee: Customer satisfaction is our first priority. Notify us within 7 days of receiving your item and we will offer a full refund guarantee without reservation. $499 Photos available upon request. Seller Inventory # ABE-6057842548573140247

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