1869 Rare Victorian Book - THE LIFE & ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE.
Author : Defoe, Daniel.
Title : THE LIFE & ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE.
Publisher : London, George Routledge and Sons, 1869.
Language : Text in English.
Size : 9 " X 7 ".
Pages : xx-497-(2) pages.
Binding : Attractive and Very good publisher's red pictorial cloth with gilt lettering and decoration, sailing ship and two portraits in gilt to both covers, beveled edges, all edges gilt (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed, head and tail of spine worn - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. 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 red not blue.
Content : Good content (bright and tight, light foxing throughout - as shown).
Illustrations : Including a nice portrait frontispiece and 100 illustrations by J(John) D(Dawson) Watson.
Estimate: (USD 400 - USD 500)
The book : Attractive and overall very good copy of Robinson Crusoe in the rare Leighton Son and Hodge 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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