1891 Rare Victorian Book - THE LIFE & ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE illustrated by Florence Maplestone
Author : Defoe, Daniel & Rae, Julia S.E.
Title : THE LIFE & ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE
Publisher : London, Trischler & Company, 1891. First thus.
Language : Text in English.
Size : 7 " X 9 " . Oblong format
Pages : 67 pages.
Binding : Good and still attractive original cloth covered boards with gold stamped lettering on front cover. Edges are worn and rubbed. Spine tanned (overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Good content (some foxing and marginal light fingermarks - as shown).
Illustrations : Beautifully illustrated by Florence Maplestone with 6 chromo plates plus tinted text illustrations.
The book : Rare and attractive copy of Robinson Crusoe beautifully illustrated by Florence Maplestone.
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.