1901 Rare Book - THE LIFE and ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE Illustrated by J. D. Watson.
Author: Defoe, Daniel.
Title: THE LIFE and ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE. With fifty-two illustrations by J D. Watson.
Publisher: London, George Routledge and Sons, Limited, 1901.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 " X 6 ".
Pages: xxvi-566 pages + publisher's catalog.
Binding: Attractive and very good original publisher's red pictorial full cloth binding with a charming gilt and color decoration on the front cover and spine (hinges fine, minor wear and scuffing - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing - as shown, 1903 school prize bookplate on the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the nice folding map and 52 illustrations by John Dawson Watson (4 in color).
The book: An attractive early edition of THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE - Daniel Defoe's enduring masterpiece of shipwreck and survival. This particular edition is notable for its delightful illustrations by J. D. Watson, which bring Crusoe's adventures to life in a uniquely engaging way.
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: John Dawson Watson RWS (20 May 1832 – 3 January 1892) was a British painter, watercolorist, and illustrator. He was educated King Edward VI Grammar School, Sedbergh School, and Manchester School of Design. His son was the Impressionist painter Dawson Dawson-Watson. His daughter, Francis, married Myles Birkett Foster in 1864.
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