* Rare * Daniel Defoe The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe 1785 2 Vols

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Author : Daniel Defoe  

Title: The Life and Strange Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Of York,Mariner Who Lived Eight and Twenty Years All alone in an Uninhabited Island,on the Coast of America near The Mouth of the Great River Oroonoque And His Strange Surprizing Account of His Travels round three Parts of then Globe ……. (see pictures) 

Publisher: Printed For J Walter Blackfriars,T Hookham New Bond Street and W Richardson Under The Royal Exchange and M Wilson Lombard Street London 1785 Two Volumes 

Condition of Books: Two Volume Set 1785 Graded Near Fine Condition in attractive tan quarter contemporary calf bindings over marbled boards with gilt title lettering on green moroccan labels to the 2nd compartment on spines.Light wear to extremities,corners and spine tips.There is one bookseller’s stamp of RD Steedman to the bottom edge of the front pastedown.Interestingly and written down in pencil on the front pastedown is stated ” From the Duke of Northumberlands Library 2 vols Cat 8 ” The bindings of the books remain firm with no loose pages and the text block remains delightfully clean internally with just a few foxing spots to the rear of volumes and with one crease line to final page of text on Vol 1.There is a light yellow hue to the fore-edge of the volumes one suspects this is what they did at the time they were bound.Both volumes have engraved frontispieces by Brown.This set have NO previous ownership inscriptions or names present.All in all a very decent set.8vo Vol1 Preface + 485pp Vol 2 Preface +  452pp Scarce Early Edition [1785] Two Volumes  


Daniel Defoe/Robinson Crusoe: Robinson Crusoe was a young and impulsive wanderer and adventurer who defied his parents and decided to go to sea. He was involved in a series of violent storms at sea and was warned by the captain that he should not be a seafaring man. Ashamed to go home, Crusoe boarded another ship and returned from a successful trip to Africa. Taking off again, Crusoe met with bad luck and was taken prisoner in Sallee. His captors sent Crusoe out to fish, and he used this to his advantage and escaped, along with a slave.

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