The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Written By Himself

The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Written By Himself

£950
Author

Defoe, Daniel

Illustrator

Stothard, Thomas

Publisher

John Stockdale

Reference

132

Two volumes complete - Volume One - viii, 405pp, [1] and Volume Two - v, [1], 456pp. Rebound in modern half morocco and marbled paper over boards, raised bands, spine in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, author label to fourth, volume number in gilt to third, all panels framed with gilt double fillet, all edges marbled.

Externally very good indeed. Internally lightly browned throughout, some light offsetting from engravings with occasional light foxing. Engraved frontispiece and title page to each volume, and thirteen plates called for (plus an extra plate not called for) between the two volumes.

Large paper copy, with a Life of Defoe by Chalmers.

Stothard, Thomas (1755-1834), painter and book illustrator, "many of his illustrations were for reissues, as in his celebrated illustrations for John Stockdale's edition of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe in 1790 (a sketch for Robinson Crusoe Building his Canoe is in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford) and it is clear that Stothard's images were an important factor in their popularity" (ODNB)

Size

4to

Condition

Good+

Binding

Half Morocco and Boards

Publish Place

London

Publish Year

1804

Edition

Reprint

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