Robinson Crusoe



[003864] Defoe, Daniel. The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. With a Biographical Sketch of De Foe. ill. Strutt, Jacob George. London: Cochrane and Pickersgill, 1831. First Thus. 12mo. Hardback. Good. Two volumes complete – Volume One – [5], ii-lxiv, [1], 2-327pp, [1] and Volume Two – [5], 2-324pp. Contemporary half morocco, smooth back, with title and running title inside an attractive frame to spine, marbled sides, edges, and marbled endpapers

Rubbed to extremities. Internally an occasional hint of foxing, offsetting from frontispiece on to title, some very light off setting from other illustrations, but generally quite bright and clean. Small bookseller’s label to reverse of marbled front endpaper. Armorial bookplate of Sir William Eden to front pastedowns

With an engraved portrait frontispiece of Defoe engraved by Freeman, and sixteen illustrations by J.G. Strutt, “whose etchings of trees, published as Sylva Britannica and Deliciae Sylvarum, had recently bought him a great reputation” (Sadleir II, page 109).

In the Roscoe’s Novelists Library series, the only one of the series not illustrated by Cruikshank

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