Daniel Defoe. The Life and Strange Surprizing 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 of Oroonoque, having been cast on Shore by Shipwreck, wherein all the Men perished but himself, with an account how he was at last as strangely delivered by Pyrates. [with, in Volume II:] The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe; Being the Second and Last Part of his Life, and of the Strange Surprizing Account of his Travels Round three parts of the Globe. London: John Stockdale, 1790.

    First edition thus. Two octavo volumes. xii, 389; v, 456 pages, plus eight pages of ads. Thirteen plates, plus two frontispieces and two vignettes. Including a biographical essay, "The Life of Daniel de Foe," by George Chalmers, as well as Chalmers' Defoe bibliography.

    Contemporary full calf. Rebacked in modern calf with gilt lettering to title labels. New endpapers. Light foxing. An attractive set in very good condition.

    Important early illustrated edition of Robinson Crusoe with plates engraved by Thomas Medland after designs by Thomas Stothard.

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