1864 Rare Book - Beautiful Binding - THE LIFE & ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE.
Author : Defoe, Daniel.
Title : THE LIFE & ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE.
Publisher : London, Routledge, Warne and Routledge, Farringdon Street, 1864.
Language : Text in English.
Size : 9 " X 7 ".
Pages : xx-497-(2) pages.
Binding : Attractive, beautiful and Very good, near fine, publisher's green pictorial cloth with gilt lettering and decoration, sailing ship and two portraits in gilt to both covers, bevelled edges, all edges gilt (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover. Probably bound by Leighton Son and Hodge. See Ruari McLean, Victorian Publisher's Book-Bindings, page 111 for a full page illustration, though our copy is in variant green not blue.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean).
Illustrations : Including a nice portrait frontispiece and 100 illustrations by J(John) D(Dawson) Watson.
Estimate: (USD 500 - USD 700)
The book : Attractive, beautiful and very good, near fine, copy of Robinson Crusoe in a splendid binding!
The author: Daniel Defoe (1660 – 24 April 1731), born Daniel Foe, was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer and spy. He is most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe, which is second only to the Bible in its number of translations. Defoe is noted for being one of the earliest proponents of the novel, as he helped to popularise the form in Britain with others such as Aphra Behn and Samuel Richardson, and is among the founders of the English novel. Defoe wrote many political tracts and often was in trouble with the authorities, including prison time. Intellectuals and political leaders paid attention to his fresh ideas and sometimes consulted with him.
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