1880 Rare Book - THE LIFE & ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE. Illustrated by Ernest Griset.
Author : Defoe, Daniel. (William Lee, Introduction).
Title : THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE. Now First Correctly Reprinted From the Original Edition of 1719.
Publisher : London, Frederick Warne and Co., no date (circa 1880).
Language : Text in English.
Size : 7.5 X 5 ".
Pages : xvi-517 pages + catalogue.
Binding : Attractive and Very good full decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, spine slightly sunned - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare foxing or staining).
Illustrations : Profusely illustrated with 100 original illustrations by Ernest Griset.
The book : Attractive and very good illustrated edition of Robinson Crusoe.
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.
The illustrator: Ernest Henri Griset (born 24 August 1843 in Boulogne-sur-Mer, died in London on 22 March 1907) was a painter and illustrator noted for the humorous interpretations of his subjects.
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